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Friday
Apr172015

an amazing before + after for the kiddos

While scouring Pinterest the other day for some creative and inspiring use of space for our plan to turn our room over the garage into another bedroom, full bath and walk-in closet, I about died when I saw this cramped attic-turned-chic kids room by Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of LA-based design firm LIFE.STYLE.  Not only did they nail every single detail, from the Osborne and Little Coronata Star wallpaper, satin brass hardware and neutral color palette, but they made brilliant use of every single inch of space (the bookshelves on either side of the windows adds surface space and the trundel beds are great for hosting lots of friends for sleepovers!) Attics are tricky in the first place, thanks to usually low, sloped ceilings, but this room feels open and airy.  I love the simple white and gold color palette with subtle, patterned pillows and coordinating Roman shade and a beautiful herringbone jute rug for a little texture, leaving the pops of color to come from the books and toys on the shelves.  This is about as perfect as a kids space gets!  This layout could work for an adult space, too, or needed extra space to house guests!  To read more about this before and after, and to see where to purchase a lot of the items used, check out the article here.

Thursday
Feb122015

attic inspiration: tamara kaye honey

We've been dragging our heels about finishing our upstairs bonus room for a while now, but after seeing LA-based interior designer Tamara Kaye Honey's STUNNING attic-turned-master bath remodel in the latest issue of Lonny, I've got stars in my eyes and major motivation to get my butt in gear!

Beautiful brass accents and warm wood pieces look absolutely amazing against crisp white floors and paneled walls, and the oversize Sputnik-style chandelier and campaign-style vanity are sheer perfection.  I love how most of the space is dedicated to the bath, rather than the bedroom itself, and, with all that natural light and cleverly planned use of all the nooks and dormers, there is a major cozy factor here that usually is hard to come by with a bathroom of this size. 

How AMAZING are those brass fixtures??

Placing the shower in the dormer is such a dramatic touch, not to mention a great use of the space.  And those unlacquered brass fixtures are simply divine.  I would NEVER EVER come out of this room, if this were mine:

Here are my picks for getting a similar look:

A fabulous, oversize Sputnik-style chandelier (this one is super affordable!):

A wood and rope chair like this one would add a ton of texture and warmth to an all-white space:

Bamboo pulls in brass, of course:

A big, fluffy sheepskin rug is a must:

A campaign-style dresser like this one would certainly fit in a space this big and be perfect for storing fluffy towels and displaying perfume and jewelry:

And speaking of fluffly white towels, this set from Target is chic, affordable and the texture adds so much interest:

Happy Thursday!