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Get Organized - Closet Organization January 27 2015, 0 Comments

Closet Organization Another place many people use as a catch all area; the closet. A closet never seems to be big enough for all the stuff needing storage, however, with a little time and effort, you can make your closet work for you. Here are some great ideas to get you started. As with the other rooms, take everything out, go through each item and take an inventory. In your closet, the golden rule is, if you didn't wear it in the last year, toss it or re-purpose it. We highly recommend Threads to help you through this process. If you can afford it, many closets could use great built-ins. Some drawers and shelves can make all the difference. Closet Organization But when your budget's tight, or you just need some new ideas, here are a few. [caption id="attachment_897" align="alignnone" width="600"]Invest in some good hangers. Hangers of all the same size and shape will not only save you space, but they will keep your clothes looking great for longer as well. Invest in some good hangers. Hangers of all the same size and shape will not only save you space, but they will keep your clothes looking great for longer as well.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_898" align="alignnone" width="600"]If you are short on space, make use of your door. An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to keep your shoes out of a pile on your floor. If you are short on space, make use of your door. An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to keep your shoes out of a pile on your floor.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_899" align="alignnone" width="600"]A hanging organizer can be used in many ways. Anything that can be folded can be stacked neatly in the organizer. I've even seen purses and shoes organized in the hanging organizers. The options are endless. A hanging organizer can be used in many ways. Anything that can be folded can be stacked neatly in the organizer. I've even seen purses and shoes organized in the hanging organizers. The options are endless.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_901" align="alignnone" width="600"]Sometimes all you need are some good-old-fashioned hooks. Hooks can be great for many items, scarves, ties, belts, jewelry, etc.. Sometimes all you need are some good-old-fashioned hooks. Hooks can be great for many items, scarves, ties, belts, jewelry, etc..[/caption] [caption id="attachment_900" align="alignnone" width="600"]If you have floor areas or shelving, boxes can be a great way to contain your items and keep them organized. If you have floor areas or shelving, boxes can be a great way to contain your items and keep them organized.[/caption] Whatever size closet you have, you can make it work for your needs. Take your time and you will be loving your closet again in no time! For more ideas and organization tips be sure to check out our Pinterest page.

Be Our Guest - Guest Bedroom Inspiration October 29 2014, 0 Comments

Guest Bedroom If you're lucky enough to have an extra bedroom, make it a perfect place for your guests. Your guests will love having a beautiful place to stay when they do spend a night (or more) with you. The guest bedroom is a perfect place to show off your design skills. The great news is you don't have to spend a lot to do it. Sometimes, just a little extra special touch is all the room needs to make your guests feel comfortable. Here is some inspiration and some things to keep in mind when you are planning your guest bedroom.  
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Neutral, white and gray design with a touch of calming blue and green. This room is serene and inviting with all the extras to make your guests feel right at home.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Bright, fun and happy. This room gives the feel of a modern hotel with all the comforts of home.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Bright accent wall and twin beds. This room is young and fun while giving extra space for multiple guests.[/caption]
 
 And some extra things to remember to include:

Fresh Linens

Make sure your bed is freshly made, looks inviting and has an extra blanket, just in case.

Towels

Make sure there are extra towels and washcloths for your guests to use. Set them on the dresser, the bed or in the bathroom. Just have them available and ready to be used. towels in vintage suitcase

Clock

Make sure there is a clock in the room as well and if it's charging dock that's even better!

Table Lamp

Make it easy for them to see without having to turn on the main light. Taratoare Table Lamp - Pezzo Bello Interiors

Magazines or Books

Just a simple touch that will make them feel at home. Something to peruse while they are in the room.
  Lucky for you our store has some great products to help transform your guest bedroom. Here are a few of our favorites!
Guest Bedroom Accessories
 
  The guest bedroom is all about the small touches that make your guests feel welcome. Make sure your room is inviting and comfortable for your guests and everything else will fall into place.

Eyes Shut - Master Bedroom Design Inspiration October 16 2014, 0 Comments

CalmingMasterBedroom The master bedroom should be a calming beautiful place to end your days. The master bedroom is the last room the you see at the end of a day and the first room in the morning. A calming retreat for relaxing and falling asleep but a place that will make you smile and get ready to face the day. Have fun exploring these beautiful ideas for designing your master bedroom.

Contemporary Color Pop

When color is your thing, make sure your colors are rich and inviting. Color can make or break a room. In the master bedroom, choose colors that speak to you, but still allow you to feel rested and not too wired (save those for other areas of the house). That's not to say you cannot go bold, some bold colors work very well in the master bedroom, teal or purple for instance, are great in the bedroom, however a bright lime green may not work as well. [caption id="attachment_737" align="alignnone" width="642"]ContemporaryMasterBedroom This room's beautiful rich color gives a pop while still offering a very relaxing atmosphere.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] A bold wall color (in this case a charcoal gray) can make the room rich and inviting. The addition of a bright, bold color completes the room.[/caption]

Room with a View

If your room has a beautiful view, use it for your design inspiration. Make sure your decor and colors do not take away from the view, but instead, enhance it.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] To compliment the view and stone fireplace, the furnishings and decor are minimal with a rustic charm.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Pushing the furniture against one wall makes the view the highlight of the room. The minimal decor is inviting and compliments the view without becoming a distraction.[/caption]

Minimal Beauty

A simplistic design in the master bedroom creates a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Perfect after a long day. [caption id="attachment_738" align="alignnone" width="642"]CalmingMasterBedroom The browns and creams make a great calming escape from the day.[/caption]  
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Dark wood combined with brown gold and cream decor and simple sitting area make this a wonderful, contemporary, bedroom escape.[/caption]
 

Romantic

If you want a romantic feel in your bedroom, add some lush fabrics and beautiful curves.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] The fabrics, curves and color makes this room a romantic oasis. The high ceiling and block wall are great contrast to the curved bed and pillows. The rich gold colors and deep brown furniture compliment each other well, thereby creating a great romantic escape.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] The curtains, fabric headboard, texture and color choices make this lush bedroom look finished and inviting.[/caption]
 Whatever route you choose, make sure it is a place you don't mind spending 8-10+ hours a day in, even if most of those are with your eyes closed.
For more master bedroom design inspiration check out our Pinterest page - Master Bedrooms

Edgy, Sweet, Custom - Teen Bedroom Design Inspiration October 14 2014, 0 Comments

The beauty and detriment of being a teen is finding yourself. It's a rough path with many ups and downs, but we make it through, and are, hopefully, stronger and more confident in the end. A teen bedroom should show off the developing personality of the young adult. Let their interests spark a creative vibe and go with it. The beauty of a teen bedroom is that it can be very edgy and fun or sweet and calming. And this choice is completely different for each teen. Teens definitely need a space of their own, one that they can go to when they need some time to think, work, or unwind. Make sure their space has space to relax while still showcasing their unique personality. They are becoming adults quickly, this is a great area to let them make the choices, and start to feel comfortable in their own skin. Here are some great teen bedrooms that may help you get started on the bedroom of their dreams.

Fashion and Beauty

Teen girls are either completely into fashion or could care less. If your teen is a fashionista let her fashion sense take over the room.
 

Bright and Inviting

A pop of color on the wall is a great way to make a statement in the room. The teal, green, black and white accents make a great bold color scheme. Fun, playful and inviting, this room is a perfect place for a teenage girl to unwind.
 

Edgy Chill

This black walled room is brightened up with lime green, black and white. The hard edge is perfect for a teenage boy and the simplistic nature of the room makes it relaxing and inviting. Because the room is not overcrowded, there is plenty of room to spread out and unwind, something all teenagers need.
 

Sporty Edge

 There is something about an industrial feel and sports that work so well together. Just enough edge to make the room fitting for a teenage boy.
 
Whatever route you choose, every teen needs a space to call their own. Let their vision pave the way.
For more teen bedroom inspiration - Pinterest - Teen Bedroom

Heart of Kansas City - Tween Bedroom Design October 08 2014, 0 Comments

Kansas City Theme Bedroom When a tween tells you he wants a Kansas City based bedroom complete with Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, city buildings and skyline, you take his dream and make it a reality. That's exactly what we were called to do in our latest design and installation. We started with a simple bedroom and bathroom, that needed a unique transformation. Bedroom Before Bedroom Before Bathroom Before Bathroom Before After a meeting with our newest client and his parents, we had some great inspiration to get the ball rolling. With Kansas City as the inspiration, local sports, buildings and some very bright color choices, we took off with the design. Color Inspiration - Sour Patch Kids Wrapper Our brainstorming led us to the highlight of the room, the map wall. What started as just a map became a piece of art. The custom decal and photo placements are the eye-catcher. Custom Map Wall Decal Custom Map Wall Decal The KC Royals, roller shade was the perfect addition to the windows, especially since they arrived ready to install the week of the first Royals playoff series in 29 years. KC Royals Roller Shade The drafting table desk and baseball chair were a fun addition that will easily adapt as he gets older. Drafting Table Desk and Baseball Chair Bins for toys, laundry and other mess makers, are a great way to organize and can adapt with his need for extra storage options. Storage bins - Sports Room With fun additions of the sports team memorabilia and a custom name wall; Dominic's Locker Room was complete. Dominics Locker Room Locker Bedroom Design The bathroom was plain and simple, but we added a few fun touches to bring the rooms together. Sports Bathroom sports bathroom The license plates and metal letter D were a fun wall decoration and the custom painted, skyline, shower curtain was a great extra touch. license plate wall custom painted shower curtain Overall, the design was implemented perfectly and our client was quite happy. satisfied client In fact his dad says he won't leave the room....ooops!

In BeTWEEN Bedroom Design Inspiration October 02 2014, 0 Comments

Moving past the kid stage but not a teenager quite yet. That in between stage, commonly referred to as tween, can be an awkward but exciting time in a kid's life. Many times this is the stage in life when your child is starting to show a genuine interest in certain activities. The tween bedroom can be more sophisticated than their previous rooms, giving them a feeling of being grownup instead of still a child. Having a place they can go to unwind that fits them is a much needed place in this stage in their life. Let your tween be the lead for the direction of the room design. Here are some fun rooms for your (and your tween's) inspiration!

 

BOYS ROOMS

Riding the Waves

Sometimes a bright pop and some decor will take you to your escape.
 

Take me Out to the Ballgame

Sports are a great option for a tween bedroom. Base it off the sports they play or their favorite team and your on your way.
 

Grow With Me

A room that will easily transition into the coming teen years, is always a great idea. Bold patterns and colors make the room sophisticated, while the tye-dye  curtain adds a bit of fun.

GIRLS ROOMS

Life's a Beach

You may recall the room design we did last year. Taking her love of dolphins and the beach we created an escape.
 

Sophisticated Color and Pattern

Sometimes color and pattern can make the room perfect. Pick a color scheme and make the room work with a mix of patterns and textures!
 

Lose Yourself in the Music

Sometimes, music is the heart and soul of a tween. They find a connection or can lose themselves in music to escape the awkward transition they are working through at the time. Music can be a great theme for a tween room that will easily transition to their teen years.
 
Whatever you design route your choose, try let your tween have a part in the design process. After all it should be their area to unwind and escape the day to day.
For more bedroom inspiration check out our Pinterest board - Kids Rooms
 
BONUS - We are installing a tween bedroom tomorrow and will be showcasing it next week! Stay Tuned! - UPDATE - You can view the post here!

5 Storage Solutions for Your Child's Bedroom September 25 2014, 0 Comments

Every kid's room deserves at least a few toys included. The question becomes, how do you make that storage look nice, while still making it easy to access for your child? Here are a few tips for using storage that works with your room design.

1. Toy Box

Toy boxes are great, fun additions to the room. They can be stand alone or built ins. The nice thing about toy boxes is they come in many shapes and sizes and can work well in any room. Add a decal or paint and you can make your own unique addition to the room. One issue with a toy box is that they beg the child to just toss in everything at once, leaving no organization, more broken toys and possibly more tantrums when they cannot find that one toy they are searching for. If organization and ease are not something on the top of your list. If you just want all the toys out of site and in a confined area, then a toy box is a great option for your child's room.Custom Hand Painted Toy Box

2. Shelves

Shelves are great for the larger toys in your child's collection, but can look messy when used for smaller toys. Using shelves alone may not work, but in combination with the others below can be a great option.

3. Drawers

Drawers are great for storage of smaller items. Once they are in they can be closed for a clean look. However, if they are not organized well, they can become as much of a mess as the shelves and toy box, just hidden.

4. Bins/Buckets

Bins and buckets are great for organizing toys into similar items. Dinosaurs in one, cars in another. You get the picture. They also hide the clutter and are found in many colors and sizes which make them a simple addition to the design you choose. You can use them in addition to shelving or a toy box for larger items and your storage is complete!

5. Closet Storage

Turn your closet into a toy storage area. Using built-ins, shelves and bins can organize the items while closing the doors will put them all out of site.
Wherever you store them, toys will be a necessity and a curse. Make sure your little one can easily clean up his own messes and keep the messes to a minimum when possible. Any storage is better than no storage! If you are looking for more storage and organization ideas for your kids rooms check out our Pinterest Board - Kids Rooms.

Bunk Mates - Bunk Bed Inspiration September 23 2014, 0 Comments

Do you have two or more kids sharing a room? Looking for something a bit more fun than twin beds scattered around? Make the most of your space and consider the new bunk bed trends. No longer metal and boring junk furniture, bunk beds are taking on many contemporary and modern styles. From Do-It-Yourself, custom built or stocked items,  you are bound to find one that will work in your room. Not only will it save space it will also add a great dynamic to the bedroom. As a bonus, what kid doesn't like climbing a ladder and feeling like they are on top of the world?  

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice - Girls Bedroom Inspiration September 18 2014, 0 Comments

From pink and purple, princess and ballet, girls rooms are a fun splash of pizazz. Your girls personality will determine your route in a toddler girls bedroom design. While you are searching for that spark, take a look at some girl bedroom inspiration.

Outdoor Tea Party

Sometimes a little tea makes the day seem sweeter. Make your girls bedroom into a garden tea party oasis. The tea party set and table should be the center of attention and then decorate with beautiful flowers and butterflies. The great thing about this theme is it can be very colorful and bright or more subtle. A garden is a great place to get inspiration.

Fit for a Princess

If your girl is a princess in training than take the leap and create a room perfect for a little princess. From fancy dresses to castles, princess rooms can take on many different routes. Ruffles, satin, crowns and jewels can all make their appearance. This theme can be taken over the top or be simple and elegant.

Sassy and Chic

Does your girl have that adorable little attitude to go along with her beauty. Why not show off that sass in a room that accentuates her personality.
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Subtle Simple Elegance

Calming, neutral colors with traditional decor. Beauty in the simplicity.
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Dance Dance Dance

Ballet shoes, tutu, ruffles and light pink and your room is getting into the dance realm. Let your ballerina take center stage by framing some photos of her dancing. She will love looking at herself and it will personalize her room.
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Bright and Playful

The bright colors and fun wall make this room a treat for your eyes. Have fun with your color scheme and mix it up a bit for a whimsical bright room.
Bright Playful Bedroom
Girls bring out the sass and beauty in our lives, design their room to fit your little girl. It's her escape, build on her personality.
Check out more ideas for your little girl’s room on our Pinterest Page – Kids Rooms. Looking for boy room inspiration? Have a look at our boy bedroom blog post.

Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - Boy Bedroom Inspiration September 16 2014, 0 Comments

From sports to dinosaurs and everywhere in between, toddler boy bedrooms can go in a multitude of directions. Their interests can spark some of the best ideas and many times their toys can become their decor as well. You can go bold and over the top, or simple (i.e. easy to change when that phase runs out). Either way, boy bedrooms can be a lot of fun. Here is some inspiration for your boy's bedroom design.

Sports Galore:

Focus on one team or a certain sport. You can go as detailed or as simple as you prefer. Either way will make a statement. Lockers, team decor, sports balls and memorabilia can add a lot to the design but can also overpower, so be cautious.

Take me to Space:

What kid doesn't love space? The planets, stars and asteroids are very enticing to a young boy. Bright colors, fun and engaging; a space bedroom is perfect for that boy who wants to blast off.

On the Road:

From firetrucks to monster trucks, boys love things that travel. Stick to one type of car, truck or plane. Or mix them and have a room full of transportation.
Transportation Boy Bedroom

Lego Action:

Something about building with Legos, sets a boy free. If your boy is into Legos, why not take it to the next level with a Lego room. Bright colors and a fun atmosphere will inspire your little one. Be sure to have an area for building with the blocks as well to complete the room.

Dinosaurs:

The roaring. The growling. The claws. Dinosaurs bring out the boy in all of us. The beauty of dinosaurs is you can design it in a more muted tone or create a bright, playful room. Dinosaur rooms are a great example of using their toys for the decor on tables and shelves. Just make sure they still have a place to organize the others or it will look too crowded and messy.
Pottery Barn Dinosaur Bedroom
Dinosaur Bedroom
There are many other options for your boys room. Use your imagination and follow their interests and you will create a great room that's playful and fun while functional.
Check out more ideas for your little boy's room on our Pinterest Page - Kids Rooms.