Thoughts on home….

My apologies for not posting much about my house revamp. I sort of needed a financial and mental break from it all this summer. I have however been dreaming up a ton of ideas and have a “to do” check list a mile long. I would love to finish out one space and have decided to finish off my children’s bedrooms. My son’s room is almost complete but I have an empty wall and he has a ton of books! He has always loved to learn and have books read to him. I’ve been keeping my eye out for some kind of shelving system to both organize and display his rotating and growing book collection. (his current obsession is Sharks) These shelving units become a beautiful art wall in a sense.

I’ve included the resources below for two different options. I’m going with the “card display” shelves, the price can’t be beat. The more expensive version appears a bit more substantial.

Second source

For The Kiddies – Wall of Books

I love the idea of creating a wall of books for children! Here are some perfect examples of what I’m talking about.  The shelves don’t look difficult to make at all.  I read to my children all the time. The comfy nook pictured above would be ideal, it’s located in a second floor hallway. 

Images: House Beautiful, Pinterest – my account, Pinterest, KWID,  Lonny

color me pretty

I spent forty five minutes on Saturday choosing frames for an array of photos and artwork for a client! I love planning my client’s designs down to the last detail! Mixing mat colors is a fun way to enliven an art wall. It works well with vintage and children’s art because the end result is light-hearted!!
Another option is to keep the mat color consistent but mix the frame choices and colors!
1. Andy and Kate Spade, via Effortless Style blog, Martha Stewart, House Beautiful

Think Vertically

My life has been a whirlwind this month..for reasons I can’t even begin to get into I may be moving within the next year. I actually want to move in next year, to a smaller, cozier home. I will need to refine my belongings, {my kids toys}, and get creative with storage. Thinking vertically is key to using space efficiently. I love how tall bookshelves can house most of your books, magazines, beautiful art and objects. I prefer to mix all of these. Built in books shelves are even better then free standing shelves but if you’re living in a temporary space or renting you can still mount free standing tall bookshelves to the wall for the same effect/storage.

Images: I Suwanee, ?, ?, Elle Decor, I Suwanee, Domino,