December 18, 2014

Outdoorsy Camp Themed Playroom

Decorating kid's rooms is so much fun! I seriously have been dreaming of playrooms way before I even created a miniature human. The new house has a room where I  have the opportunity to create a fun and playful space for Little B. If you follow me on Instagram not only are you cool but you may have heard me mention a time or two that I had decided on an outdoorsy camping theme; which has now evolved into an outdoorsy-camping-woodland-adventurous-explorer-too-many-adjectives-to-describe theme. Which is rather odd considering you may never catch me camping....I have this irrational fear of opossums. Perfectly normal, right? Any ways, I've been pinning ideas like a mad woman (you can check out my full playroom inspiration board here) and slowly picking up items here and there that I see fit for the room. Tonight I thought I share a small collection of all the ideas that have been brewing around in my head.

Outdoorsy Camp Room Ideas for Kids Playroom

  Forest Green Pillow: Fine Little Day | Ford Baslam Pillow: Izola | Forest Friends Art: Minted  
 Threshold Industrial Plug-In Light: Target |  Red Lantern: Mustard Yellow Vintage | Tree Toy: Armadillo Dreams | Vintage Boy Scout First Aid Kit Tin: Love and Arrow
Adventure Wool Pennant Flag: Strawberry Moth | Snotrageous: Modern Moose | Lattice Floor Bin: Land of Nod | Stockholm Rug: Ikea | Child's Toadstool Stool Cushion: Handmade and Sew On

The center picture  is what totally kicked my inspiration into full gear! I mean holy torpedo is that not a cheerful room? It's a space from the Bright Bazaar Blog . The colors and slight take on a woodland theme was exactly what I was looking for; modern, playful, and fun.

One of our main goals for the playroom is to create lots of storage space because let's face it kid's toys multiply like bunnies. The room was originally intended to be an office so there is no closet space. So we have to get creative. We've been sketching and playing around with some ideas of attempting to create the look of some custom built-ins with cabinets to hide away all that junk, I mean fun stuff.

As with most of my rooms, wall art tends to be my starting point when I'm putting together a space so that's what I've been focusing on for the past few months. I thought the black and white art print from Minted was perfect because it helps tie together the striped rug and pendant light. Plus, they're site has so many frame options to choose from. I love that I can go rustic, white, or modern black.

Here are a few more art pieces from Minted that caught my eye.

I'm a huge fan of this pattern and it would be the perfect pop of yellow.

I kid you not I have a major crush on dapper animals. Slap a bow tie on any animal and I'll buy it, just maybe not a opossum because not even a bow tie can make those things cute!

What's a woodland themed room with out an owl or two, right?

You can check out Minted's full art line here.  There's a great selection to choose from and I have always been a fan of the fact that they support independent artists!

So what do you think of the plans? I can't wait to get started on this room! I'm deeming 2015 the year of the playroom! 
So......I can expect you in January, right? To help painting and stuff. 
You didn't possibly think I was going at it alone did you?

December 16, 2014

Our Christmas Entryway: Holiday Vignette

Happy Tuesday every one! Have you also been drooling over all of the holiday home tours going on right now in blogland? Seriously, some of them are worthy of magazine covers! Well, today I'm inviting you in to tour our holiday home, all ten square feet of it. See! I'm such a gracious host, no need to exert any energy. All you have to do is step into our foyer, look straight, and TADA, Christmas tours done!

Christmas Entryway Decor

As most of you know, we moved back at the end of July. I  We have A LOT of ideas on how to make this house our home but as you can imagine working full time and chasing after a  toddler has left us with very little time to plan, paint, hang this, hang that, and so on. 
That's EXACTLY why this tour stops right at our front door! A lot of our rooms right now are just simply walls with furniture thrown into them. I'm hoping after the new year when things slow down (insert sarcasm) we can dive into some house projects and start decorating!

Christmas Entryway Decor

Similar to our Halloween decor this year, I kept the holiday decorating quarantined to just our foyer. Well, and of course, we have our tree up and our stair banister decked out with garland and wreaths too. 
I hate the idea of spending a lot of money on new Christmas decor when I don't know what the future of each room and space will look like. I'm a matchy-match girl from time to time, and I prefer to incorporate my holiday colors into my regular, day-to-day decor. Hence why I kept it minimal and stuck to shopping our home and a places like T.J. Maxx. That's where I found my lovely buck head candle holder and cake stand. I mixed them with a few old Dollar Store ornaments to make for a festive display.

Christmas Entryway Table Decor

The large mercury lantern was a housewarming gift from some friends of ours. It's actually a patio lantern that has a battery operated light inside but I thought it would be perfect for my Christmas vignette. I dressed it up with a holiday sprig from Michaels.I'm on a major rustic kick lately, but don't think that means you'll see me camping any time soon! 

Christmas Mercury Glass Lantern

The red crate was a new find scored at Ross. I tossed in Little B's faux sheepskin rug and a few Holiday themed throw pillows. The framed 25 is actually from a vintage calendar. I purchased it from a vendor at one of our local holiday markets.  
I love the contrast of the black and kraft brown against the holiday reds. 

Holiday Decor: Rustic Crate Dressed Up with Santa Pillow and Faux Sheepskin Rug

Holiday Decor: Rustic Crate Dressed Up with Santa Pillow and Faux Sheepskin Rug

The rest of the space gets into the spirit with some more holiday greenery and ceramic decor.

 Christmas Vignette

The wall art is a really inexpensive download from the Caravan Shoppe.
I then had it printed through Walgreens during one of their 50% off sales.
I'm head over heels in love with the idea of incorporating chalkboards into holiday decor but I can't STAND the feel of chalk so this print was a total win in my book!

Christmas Chalkboard Wall Art

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Chalkboard Wall Art Printable

Have I mentioned that I love having a foyer for the first time in my life? At our hold house you pretty much stepped straight into our great room (as my hubby likes to refer to it, mind you this is the man who believes you still take your shoe to the cobbler to get fixed).

Well folks, this brings us to the end of the tour. I sure hope you didn't wear out your walking shoes! 
You even still have time to get back to your shopping.
Thanks for coming along and Happy Holidays!

How is everyone else's decorating coming along? Finished, still working on it, haven't started? 
Forgot it was December?

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