A gentleman's Nursery

I am finally revealing my sons Gentleman's Theme Nursery.  Below is the original 3D design.  He is my third child .I have a five year old son and a 2 (almost 3 ) year old daughter.  For this baby I had a clearer idea of what I would need and not need. I knew that I wanted his room to grow with him. I loved my first sons nursery all in baby blue but he quickly out grew it. I didn't want to make that mistake this time around, and I also wanted to make sure my second son had his own unique nursery. There is something so special about creating and preparing the nursery while you are pregnant and awaiting your child's arrival.  

From experience I also knew that I would not need a glider or a rocker. I purchased a beautiful rocker from Pottery Barn kids for my son and daughter however I never used them. . This gave me the opportunity to purchase a chair that would be unique to a babies room and also have the potential to stay as he transitions to a big boy room. 

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 I used masculine prints (pinstripes, checks,plaids and houndstooth) in different scales all in shades of grey and linen. I have  a few grey elephants scattered around the room. 

My handsome boy at three months! 

I love this sign I found on Etsy. The shop had great customer service and I was so impressed with the finished product. 

His rocking horse is from Restoration Hardware. I was so impressed with the quality. It is very very heavy , solid wood. 

I displayed his hats and ties on this rack also from RH baby and Child. 

Thank you for reading! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend . If you are interested in a 3D online design or have questions feel free to email me at info@peacefulhomedecor.com

- Kelly 

Cutchogue New York Beach House Reveal

A few months ago I was asked to help create an updated look for my clients beach house. We decided to use a coral, light blue and teal  color scheme so she could keep her existing rusty coral dining chairs that would be in the same great-room. I was so excited to receive these pictures of her completed room today. Didn't she do an excellent job putting it all together!  Thank you so much Dorann for sending me the pictures. I hope you are enjoying your new room this summer with your family. 

Here are the before images:

 

Below is the 3D e-design presented. I love the spindle chairs so much that I think having two instead of the sofa was the right decision. How beautiful are they!!!! I wish I had those in my home!  What you can not see in the pictures are her rust and light  wood color dining chairs that will coordinate nicely with her new decor. 

Thank you Dorann for sharing pictures of your beautiful beach home! I hope you and your family are enjoying your new room this summer! 

 

 

 

Option 3: Pale blue, grey and white Master Bedroom and Bath

If you have been following along with my current online interior design project, I am excited to share with you the third and final  option that my client approved.  When working with me as your online interior designer I never mind making a few different options and storyboards until we get it perfect for you.  I actually made 10 designs for my sons nursery until I decided on one. I think I was my own most indecisive client...so I certainly understand the process and how important it is to tweak the design until it feels "just right"!

 The first option (seen here) was a little too traditional for my client. The second design (seen here)  was a little too neutral and she felt the head board was "too fancy". She requested a "pop" of color, a chest for her television, and new lamps.   I listened to her feedback and came up with this third design.  We have also been working on her master bathroom. We decided on touches of blue. I wanted to coordinate her master bedroom with her master bath so the "pop" of color I chose was the same soft and soothing blue. I added the grey paint that has a touch of blue, and art work that has the blue, grey and beige to pull it all together. I love the grey and blue pillow combinations. 

The third design was a success! She loved the design and I am now busy putting together her furniture layout guide and shopping page . I am excited to offer clinets their own private shopping page where they can purchase items right from my website. Its easy, convenient and I will be there to help if an item arrives damaged or needs to be returned for any reason. 

 The greatest aspect of the 3D design is that she can feel confident when purchasing that she will like the end result.  We are also working on her Master Bathroom together. I will be sending her tile samples in the mail to help her with the process. (See bathroom design at the end of this post). 

Beautiful white , silver and pale blue patterned sheets will add more visual interest and help tie the grey, blue and white color scheme together.  *** One tip ....When making a bed with patterned sheets place the flat sheet on the bed upside down, that way when you fold the sheet over the duvet comforter you will be able to see the pattern. 

We will be continuing the pale blue and grey colors into her master bedroom. This is our first draft Master bathroom storyboard. We still have a few adjustments to make. We conitnied the same paint color into the bathroom.  I am suggesting inexpensive faux marble tiles for the bathroom floor and pale blue glass hexagon tiles as accents. 

I am excited for her and can't wait to see the after pictures! If she gives me permission I will certainly share the pictures with you all! 

Hope all the mothers had a wonderful mothers day yesterday! 

xo, 
Kelly

Nursery to Big Girl Room

With mixed emotions we bought our 2 year old daughter a big girl bed. She was ready... her mom was not.  It feels like yesterday we were setting up her nursery and waiting for her arrival.  When designing her nursery I wanted to create a space that would grow with her. All I had to do was buy a headboard and bedding and her room was instantly transformed to her "big girl room".  Not only easy , but it also helped me with the transition. Her room still looked the same and that was comforting to a mom who is not ready to part with a room that has such strong sentimental meaning. 

Before Pictures of her nursery 

After pictuers of her BIG GIRL ROOM! 

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Can you tell she is obsessed with her ballet class! :) 

Below is a shopping list for her big girl room.  The bedding and headboard for her big girl bed are seen below. Some items are alternatives due to the fact that the those items are not longer available since creating her nursery 2 years ago. The Serena and Lily fabric for the bumpers and pillows are no longer available.  My father made the wooden rocking horse, and all of the wooden furniture was found at antique shops and used furniture stores and painted white. 

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Design for Less| Wayfair Wednesday!

I am a day late for my wayfair wednesday.... my little guy has pneumonia so I have been in Mom mode overdrive!   

I wanted to share a few Design for Less looks from Wayfair that I found while working on my latest Online Design .  Part of my job is helping my clients get the designer look they want within their budget. I also am a budget hunter for my own home.  I have never decorated a room in my home for more that $3,000.  I think most of us have a budget . 

Click the picture for shopping links. 

$$ Restoration Hardware                                                                 $Wayfair 

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$$$ Restoration Hardware                                                                                                                         $ Wayfair 

$$$  Pottery Barn                                                                                                                                   $Wayfair 

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$$  Safavieh Side Table                                                                                               $  Alcott Hill Side table

$$ One Kings Lane Rug                                                                                                       $ Wayfair Rug

 

Can you tell the difference? Why pay more?

 

Hope Everyone has a great rest of the work week!  These peonies just arrived for me to photograph my daughters "big girl room" ! Until then they are making my kitchen very pretty! Peonies are our wedding flower so they bring back such wonderful memories and feelings !  Can't wait to show you her new room soon! 

xo, 

Kelly 

 

Hope Everyone has a great rest of the work week!  These peonies just arrived for me to photograph my daughters "big girl room" ! Until then they are making my kitchen very pretty! Peonies are our wedding flower so they bring back such wonderful memories and feelings !  Can't wait to show you her new room soon! 

xo, 

Kelly 

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OPTION 2 - GLAMOROUS AND PEACEFUL NEUTRAL MASTER BEDROOM (3D ONLINE DESIGN)

 HI Everyone! Happy Wednesday! The weekend is not so far away now! 

Yesterday's post I shared Option 1 for my current 3D online design client. Although she stated the room was beautiful it was not for her. So back to the drawing board! When you hire me to do an online interior design I will make sure you are 100% in love with your new space and that it reflects you and your personality. (Other e-designers will only let you choose a few small changes to the design or 1 revision- I will keep working on your room until you are 100% in love with your new space. )

 I studied her inspirational pictures again and noticed 1/2 or more of them were neutral. ( see some of the inspirational pictures she sent me that I used as the new inspiration at the end of the post). In addition, I noticed a repetitive them of "glam" with mirrored side tables and chandeliers.  I found a new directions and off I went.... a new design was available to her in less than 24 hours. Here is option #2. 

I absolutely love neutral bedrooms. Nothing is more peaceful after a long day than a neutral bedroom. They also do not need to be boring. By mixing patterns , fabrics and materials there is still enough visual interest in the room.  This is actually a design that I would probably make for myself. Its always easier to design a room when your client has similar style to yourself. She has great style. she stated she just would like help pulling it all together. 

Headboard option 2- more budget friendly and more neutral. 

Here are a few of the inspirational pictures that she sent me that I used to help design this option for her.

She stated she loved the new design. I am sure we have some tweaking and small changes to make ... I will keep you updated on the progress. 

What design would you decide on? Option 2 or Option 1 shared on the blog yesterday?  Neutral rooms are my favorite... I'm with her and would chose option 2 but my husband said Option 1 so I guess I am glad I am the designer and  not the client in this situation :) . 

Hope everyone has a great end of the work week! 

xo, Kelly 

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Peaceful Pale Blue and Grey Master Bedroom - 3D Online Design

My most recent 3D online design is looking for help designing her Master Bedroom and Bathroom after a flood in her home. She is currently living in a hotel with her family.  I was so happy to help her and hopefully bring a little light at the end of a stressful situation with a beautiful bedroom retreat to go home to! 

Below is the first draft 3D story board that I just completed. The original estimated budget was $5,000. However after speaking to her insurance adjuster the budget changed to $3,000. No big deal... I love to hunt for bargains and "copy cat" items. Below is the $5,000 dollar room. I was surprised to able to find almost identical "copy cat" items . I think the budget friendly room may even look nicer than the original.  (See the new budget friendly room below )! 

Close up of $5,000 dollar room pillows 

Close up of $5,000 room chair , bench and side table 

And here is the look-a-like room for $3,000 ! 

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New budget friendly chair , matching bench and gold side table 

Slightly smaller dresser- excellent price and great reviews. 

When purchasing discount or budget friendly furniture it is essential to read reviews. Many times items are on clearance or sale because they are poorly made, hard to put together or have defects. If the item has good reviews that is a good sign. It is also important to order from a company that has a good return policy and customer service. Therefore if you receive the item and you have issues, you know they will stand by their product. 

New discounted bedding. Beautiful white sheets with pale blue accent. We added two of the pale blue lattice pillows to the bed instead of the expensive custom pillows. 

This discounted linen look headboard with white bedskirt will be used instead of the pricy linen bed shown in the story board. Also had great reviews and you cant beat the price. 

If you have to save money in a bedroom I recommend doing so with the headboard instead of the dressers/ side tables ect. This is because you need the dressers to be functional. You will be using them daily. Some cheaper dresser the drawers will begin to fall apart or the paint will start to chip. The headboard on the other hand is basically for looks only. It will not have the wear and tear that other furniture pieces will have.  They aslo have so many affordable options that look more expensive! 

Here are the items that remained the same in both the higher priced and budget friendly rooms 

She loves marble ... so I know we will incorporate marble into her master bathroom and therefore I added a few touches of Marble and gold to her room . I  personally own those jewelry cases and they are functional and beautiful! 

Same lamps in both storyboards - these were already a great price and so stunning!!! 

Same lamps in both storyboards - these were already a great price and so stunning!!! 

One of my favorite finds of the room. This mirror is surprisingly affordable! Isn't it gorgeous! What a statement it will make!!!! 

Same white bamboo mirror over the bed in both storyboards 

Love these jewelry cases. I actually own them in my own home. They are functional and not just beautiful ! 

I am excited to hear her feedback and see how we can customize this draft to make it perfect for her! What are your thoughts? I will be sure to show the completed online design when we are finished. I think I would love to have this master bedroom. It kinda makes me what to re-design my own! I love to show that you can still have style on a budget! 

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Wayfair Wednesday! My favorite Wingback Chairs

It's Wayfair Wednesday! Wayfair is one of my favorite companies to work with. They have wonderful customer service and great prices.  

Here are a few of my favorite wingback chairs! 

Many are under $350.00!  The lowest is $229.00! Can you tell which one is the splurge? 

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Peaceful Pale Blue and Linen Master Bedroom

When decorating Master Bedrooms I tend to stay on the neutral and soothing side. I like bedrooms to feel peaceful.  They are certainly a help in a good nights sleep!
 

This room was inspired by those beautiful pillows in the center. When designing this space I used linen colors , Whites , creams and soft blues .  A hint of grey can be seen in the chairs and the rug. 

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Sunday Brands I Love | Todays Brand OOMPH

Happy Sunday! We call Sunday " Family Fun Day" at our home! We are spending our day at the lake beach down in our community ! I'm so excited warmer weather is finally here! 

 This Sunday "Brands I love" is a company called OOMPH based out of  Connecticut. They specialize in the most elegant beach furniture and decor and their pieces are beautiful and unique. 

oomph. It's all in the definition — personal charm, magnetism, glamour, punch and vitality. Your favorite people have it ... but what about your home?

Lounging on a beach in the Bahamas, with cocktails in hand, oomph founders Amy Rice, Patty Hopple and Louise Brooks came up with the notion that three simple elements of great design can totally transform any room. In other words, custom-made tables and chairs, unique lighting, and beautiful pillows can add ‘oomph’ to any nest. Entirely made in the U.S.A., oomph brings you a witty collection of home décor including, chic coffee tables, comfy chairs, striking, modern pillows, lighting and much more. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, there is always room for a little oomph! And who doesn't need a little more of that?

I was excited to see that OOMPH Tini tables are now on sale at One Kings Lane

Here are a few of my favorites!  Wouldn't the pale pink one be gorgeous in a little girls room or nursery? 

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Hope everyone has a wonderful SUNDAY !  We had a wonderful family day! 

 

XO,

Kelly 

Sweet little Girls Room | First Draft

I often wait until the end of a project to share it on my blog or my Instagram account. However this project is so special to me that I wanted to share the progress start to finish. My newest In-Person Design client and new dear friend hired me to create a room for her little girl.   Her little girl has cerebral Palsy and they are changing their first floor office into her bedroom. Her current bedroom is on the second floor and she is getting to big to carry up and down the stairs.  In addition, my client and friend is expecting her fourth daughter in July. They will need the extra bedroom upstairs for a new nursery.

One request from the family was to use a daybed instead of a regular bed, with the idea that they will only need to add a guard on one side of the bed with the other two already in place.  

I created a custom daybed design with a headboard in the back. I wanted her to have a special "big girl bed" despite it being a daybed. I love big fabric headboards for little girls rooms. I wanted her to have the same despite it being a daybed. I never saw a design like this before but imagined it and searched for someone that  could make it!  I was so happy to find a company that could! 

Here is the first draft I presented to the family: 

The wingback love seat is a sleeper sofa. So if a parent or care taker need to stay overnight they can sleep comfortably nearby in her room.  

I chose a pink and gold theme to grow with her. I did not want the room to be too "little girl" and they would have to re-do it in a few years. 

I found a wonderful company on Etsy who can create my custom design for the daybed.  The company is called Liven up Design.  You can find them also on Instagram @livenupdesign .  They can also make beautiful custom benches/ottomans as seen in front of the love seat and window below. 

This is only the first draft and some starting ideas.  I am sure we will make some changes and revisions to fit the families needs.  I will continue to update the changes and progress of this project. I am so happy to be a part of it!  

 

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Beach House Online Design

My latest 3D online design that I completed was a beautiful beach house sitting room. My client was looking to update her gorgeous light filled room with a beach theme to highlight her beautiful ocean view. 

The design dilemma ...... how to decorate in blues, aquas and whites while coordinating and not clashing with her existing dining set with rust coral chairs that exists in the same space.  

I sent her three different first draft options. She combined items from all three and came up with a beautiful room. Her choices were great !  The color scheme we used was a pale blue, white , aqua and coral. The coral color tied in to the rust color dining chairs and added a pop of color to the space. 

Here is a before picture of her room.

Two of the rusty coral dining chairs are seen below

 

Here is the Final E-Design| 

The final 3D design in her space |

 

I feel in love with the white and beige spooled wooden side chair! Isnt it simple, yet stunning!  Perfect for a beach room! 

How beautiful is this rounded ottoman with a fun and beautiful Aqua dot fabric. This ottoman comes in many different fabric options. Click on image below to see different colors and patterns. 

 

 

I AM SURE MY CLIENT AND HER FAMILY WILL GET A LOT OF ENJOYMENT OUT OF HER NEW SPACE THIS SUMMER. I can just picture them relaxing and looking out at that gorgeous view!!!!  What a fun project to work on! I am excited to see the end result! 

 

Have a  WonderFUl Week! 

-Kelly 

 

 

 

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"Little Gentleman Nursery"

The most challenging client I have ever worked with is by far myself. Design after design I can not make a decision about my baby boy "to be's" nursery. This is my third baby. My first two I knew instantly how I wanted to decorate their rooms. No second guessing.  You would think my third nursery would be a piece of cake.  I couldnt have been more wrong!

My first baby was also a boy. I decorated his nursery in the traditional and sweet baby blue. It was peaceful and adorable. However, he is now five years old and his room is still baby blue with white furniture. (Next project is a big boy room for him).  I learned from this mistake and decorated my daughters nursery able to grow with her.  We just changed her crib to a big girl bed, and added bedding and she had an instant"big girl room". 

My goal for this baby was the same as my daughters room..... a room that would easily grow with him.  I therefore chose neutral colors, a darker gray furniture( instead of the traditional white for a baby). 

The inspiration for this room was to use all the traditional masculine fabrics such as plaid, pinstripe, herringbone, checks, and houndstooth. I added in some wood accents to balance out the room such as the wood and metal "school chair", wood and metal side table and wooden rocking horse. 

The crib I found was RH baby and Child inspired but without the heavy price tag. It also turns into a full size bed. The only thing we will need to purchase is bedding when he is bigger for his "big boy room".

I decided against a rocker or a glider. I hardly used the rocking chair in either of my babies nurseries.  I nursed my babies in my bed and co-slept. Co-Sleeping was one of those things that I swore I would never do "pre-motherhood". Its amazing how natural instant, extreme exhaustion, and the extreme bond you instantly feel make your parenting decisions and everything you thought you would do pre-pregnancy goes out the window! 

I found a great deal with this black and white houndstooth chair on clearance in the outlet section of Home Decorators. My hope is that it will last much longer in his room than a rocker or glider. It will also work for reading stories during his toddler years. 

I was designing this room on a budget and did not want to either spend a huge portion of the budget on a glider that he would only use briefly , nor did I want to  buy a budget friendly microfiber glider that would fall apart and not look so nice in his room.  

If you are going to invest in a glider or rocker a great alternative is buying a rocking chair that converts to a regular chair when you are done. I bought a beautiful white Pottery Barn converting rocking chair with replacement legs. It transforms into a beautiful white chair that I can use in her room, or elsewhere in my home when we no longer need the rockers. It made spending the money more logical since you will most likely only use the rocker for the first year or so. Pottery Barn has many more converting rockers now in many styles then they did five years ago when I purchased.  When you are done rocking your newborn you will have a beautiful chair that will then be worth the money that you will spend. 

I can't wait to show you the grand reveal when its completed!

Crib|  Dresser|  Rug | Side Table |Lets Cuddle Pillow|  

- Rocking Horse,, School Chair, Storage bench, Shelf w/hooks, Name lettters,diaper basket,  and Hamper | RH Baby and Child

Light and Bright Country Living Room 3D E-design

My newest 3D E-design client asked me to help her update her country living room. Her current room (that they have had for years) was deep burgundy and beige/greens. She wanted to update the space and make it more light and bright. Here is a before picture of her space. 

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And THE AFTER. . . . . . 

She previously picked out some artwork for the space. I used the artwork to help guide me in a color scheme for the room.  The artwork she selected had tones beige blue and yellow green.

 The geometric pillow has tiny yellow/green dots in the fabric that coordinate well with the pops of yellow/green in the art. Just a little of that color can go a long way. (See close up of fabrics below). 

This was actually the second storyboard I presented to my client. The first had a white sectional, floral traditional rug and a slightly different color scheme. My client provided feedback that she wasn't sure about a sectional and was worried about a white sofa in her main family room. In addition the first storyboard was slightly over budget. We decided to try a sofa and loveseat and saved money on a different style rug (grey border rug above) and more budget friendly curtains , and coffee table. (The white curtains in above storyboard are from Ikea)!  

Here is a look at the first storyboard that was presented to my client. Sometimes it takes a few adjustments to get it just right. 

The best part about a 3D- Edesign is that you can see how your new furniture will look in your own home!  You can buy your furniture with confidence that you will like how it all looks togehter. I think the end result will be stunning! I can't wait to see how it all comes together! For more information about 3D e-designs please contact Kelly at info@peacefulhomedecor and read more Here .  

2015 Fall Home Tours

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the 2015 Fall home tours hosted by the lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.  My home will be featured Monday September 7th along with Marty's home and 4 others.  Then follow along for the rest of the week to see 6 home tours a day. See below for all the talented bloggers participating this year! Im sad to say good bye to summer but I am so excited to see all the beautiful homes decorated for fall.  There is something so cozy and comforting about fall decor! I can't wait! 

Sitting Room E-Design

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! We have been so busy! Can you believe its almost August? Its definetly flying by way too quickly!  I wanted to share my current e-design project. I just emailed a few different storyboard options to my client. This is a formal sitting room, the very first room that visitors see when they enter the house.  I can't wait to here her feedback.  I am always happy to keep creating storyboards until my client is 100 percent happy with their room.  This is a budget friendly room as well.. I made sure to find each piece at the lowest possible price without neglecting style. Which option would you choose?

If you are interested in me helping you decorate a space, feel free to email me at info@peacefulhomedecor.com or purchase here. I would love to help!  

Kelly 

Summer Sale!

Hello to all my new visitors!  Would you like help designing a space? Would you like to see it put together in your home in 3D before you make your purchases? I can help! Use code "Summer50" to receive $50 off for a limited time on a 3D E-design.  And be sure to check out my summer home tour in previous post! Happy "Almost" Summer! Read more Here  - Kelly 

Summer Home Tour 2015

I am so  excited to be a part of this years Summer Home tours 2015 along with 29 other talented women. Thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting this year and inviting me! It truly is an honor!  If you are a new visitor stopping by from Designing on the side or any of the other home tours......... welcome! I am so happy to share my home with you today!  For those who are new visitors you can learn more about me here. 

In October my husband was offered a job out of state and my family moved only two weeks later! Needless to say This year has been a whirlwind filled with so many emotions. We  miss our friends and family back home terribly but we are so thankful to have moved to a family friendly lake community. 

 We still have a lot of decorating to do. there are so many rooms that we haven't touched yet and our "to-do" list is long.

However, we are happy and fortunate that our new house started to feel like "home" so quickly.  

 Welcome and I am so excited to share with you some of the finished or "almost finished" spaces". 

As you enter the foyer there is a formal living room to your left and a dining room to your right.  The front Stairs meet with a second staircase beginning in the kitchen. 

I added a touch of coral/pale pink, ivory and "beachy" beige"  to the living room this summer. Along with some drift wood accents. 

Dining rooms have a tendency to feel crowded. Especially during a holiday or a large dinner party. We decided to keep this room simple and airy with only adding one single black hutch to display our china and glassware. We will be installing curtains soon. 

Walking through the dining room (or past the living room)takes you to our family room/great room. When designing this room I was determined to have a kid-friendly room that was still light, and bright as well as be affordable. At first it felt like all those concepts were contradicting but I think I pulled it off. The sofa and white club chairs are Inexpensive Ikea furniture. I changed the legs on the ikea sofa to help coordinate with the other wood tones and make the sofa look more expensive. All the Ikea pieces are slipcovered with the white chair  replacement slipcover only costing $29.00 . They are a worry free white! In addition the rug and middle pillow on the sofa are indoor/outdoor scrubbily and bleachable fabric by Dash and Albert! Perfect for a family with young children.  My splurge items were the Serena and Lily ottoman and pillows.  Hopefully the end result is a comfy room without being frumpy, and an elegant room without being stuffy all while being kid-friendly and affordable!. 

My summer mantle is simple. I added  a drift wood bowl , a white orchid and silver accents. In addition there is a framed picture of our favorite beach hotel. (The National in Block Island, RI)

My philosophy is (no matter what season)........ less is more! When you have young children clutter happens naturally,, you don't want your decor to add to the clutter. 

The french door in the picture below leads to my children's play room, which is currently on our " next to design" list. It's in desperate need of some organizational furniture.  The Door leads to a half bath and adjacent to the bath is the stairs to our  basement. The basement is finished however We have not started decorating it . The basement will probably be one of the last spaces on our "to do list".  

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I fell in love with the layout of this home, not just because it lets in so much natural light but because the layout is so family friendly. My four year old son can go to his room to play and I can easily watch him, hear him and talk to him from the downstairs. I always know what he is up to... even if  I'm in the kitchen! 

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The kitchen leads to our deck. I used a similar Dash and Albert rug on our deck as our family room along with a white table that mirrors our kitchen table to help both spaces blend easily together. I used a calming blue because it reminded me of the lake we live near. 

When I purchased these chaise Lounge Chairs I envisioned my husband and I relaxing together side by side.... well that fantasy was over quickly! My kids have taken over them! But I wouldn't have it any other way! 

The furniture can be easily re-arranged when we have a dinner party. I quickly move the love seat, chairs and rocking chair to the table to seat up to 9 guests. I move the chaise lounge's over to the other side of the deck... and the deck quickly transforms to a functional and beautiful dinner party set up! 

When walking up the stairs my daughters room is on the left. 

Many of the furniture pieces in this room were found at yard sales, and antique shops.  My father helped me refinish and paint them all white.  

The bedding, pillows and cushions were custom mad using Serena and Lily fabric.  

The chalkboard was bought at an antique shop and my sister and I created the "Grace" Definition using a projector and chalk paint. 

My father made this rocking chair for my daughter and it will hopefully be passed down generations. 

Next to my Daughters room is a 1/2 bath followed by our guest bedroom. I had the beautiful middle Caitlin Wilson Pillow and wasn't sure where to put it in my home., until I found the back euro shams on sale at Target! I knew they would go perfectly together in the guest bedroom. We are not finished decorating this room, but it is coming together little by little. 

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Down the hall is my son's bedroom with an attached bath. He was so excited when we moved to have his own bathroom. However, do you know what it is like to clean a 4 year old boys bathroom! Icky is all i can say! But boys will be boys I guess!  it makes him feel like a big kid so it makes the extra cleaning worth it. His room is under transition to a big boy room, so I can not share it today... but stay tuned for a reveal soon! 

Finally, our master bedroom is the last room down the hall. It is also on our "to-be-finsihed list". 

 The room is spacious and has a large sitting area that we are still brainstorming about what would make that space the most functional. Do you have any ideas? I would love to hear! 

We miss family and friends however we feel so fortunate to have moved to a family friendly neighborhood. The kids love the lake beach, the pool, splash pad and playgrounds. We even bought our first family boat ( a second hand rusty canoe off of crags list)! The weather has been great already and we are excited for summer! We have a lot of visitors planned and we can't wait! 

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Thank you so much for taking my home tour today! It was such an honor to be a part of this amazingly talented group. I would love to be friends on Instagram  (@peacefulhomedecor)! Please come by and say hello! Also as a special gift for taking the tour use code     "Summer50" to receive $50 off your next e-design. Find out more here

 If you haven't seen the past tours you can see them below. You won't be disappointed! They are amazing! 

Monday - June 8th

A Stroll Thru Life

Life On Virginia Street

Snazzy Little Things

21 Rosemary Lane

Thrifty and Chic

Claire Brody Designs


Tuesday - June 9th
Thrifty Decor Chick
Our Southern Home
Making Home Base
Hymns & Verses
Bliss @ Home
DIY Showoff


Wednesday - June 10th
City Farmhouse
Driven By Decor

No Minimalist Here
SG Style
Decor To Adore
Desire Empire

 

Thursday - June 11th
A Thoughtful Place
Monica Wants It 
Rain On A Tin Roof
Charming In Charlotte
Remodelando la Casa
Dimples & Tangles

 

Friday - June 12th
Simple Details
Tidbits & Twine
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Peaceful Home Decor 
Talk Of The House