Guest Room Reveal!
You guys, I’m so flippin’ excited to share the BIG REVEAL of our modern boho guest bedroom that we’ve been working on over the last several weeks as part of the One Room Challenge. We had some stagnant weeks in the middle due to some other projects that required our attention (and there may have been a weekend away by the pool that didn’t help). I was not quite sure we’d make it but that’s all history now because WE DID IT! It wasn’t without blood, sweat and tears but we. did. it.
Let’s jump in, shall we? But first, in case you’re just joining us and haven’t been following along with our makeover, here’s a flashback of what the room looked like before. And here it is now!!
Overall, I wanted the room to feel peaceful and relaxing yet, I wanted to make a bold statement without going too over the top, and the wallpaper is perfect for what I was going for. I kept the baseline color palette neutral and added pops of color in the accessories, like the throw blanket, the rug and the pillows. … Read more
One Week Until the REVEAL!
I can’t believe it’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge! If you remember from last week’s post, the wallpaper is up, but we still had plenty to do, most of which I’m happy to say we accomplished! WHEW! We installed the baseboards, caulked and painted the baseboards, finished painting the walls that are not getting wallpapered, changed out the electrical receptacles and installed new door hardware. Here’s a shot of the mess, I mean the room, mid-baseboard install. And after with the new outlets, which have USB ports which I think is a great feature! And finally, the baseboard work was complete and it was time to start cleaning the floors and start the FUN STUFF! Like installing lighting! Originally I planned to go with modern fixtures in brass but I decided since we were doing black door hardware (keeping consistent with the rest of the house) that I would stick to a simpler palette in here since we all know the wallpaper is stealing the show. I don’t want it to feel too overwhelming and busy with many different finishes, especially since some of my accessories are colorful.… Read more
Week 4 One Room Challenge Update!
I can’t believe it’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge! Time is flying and we have just one more update before the reveal in 2 WEEKS! This week, it’s all about the cactus wallpaper!
Our ORC progress report grade for this week is a C-. Our minor stall in progress from last week continued into this week since we were distracted with painting the 2nd story exterior of our house! Oye vey. That project was a bit more time consuming and labor intensive than we anticipated so our to-do list for the guest bedroom did not get done (more on the exterior later). The plan was to have the baseboards and painting done and all the electrical receptacles replaced, to make way for the wallpaper installation. We did not get the baseboards in yet but we opted to go ahead and have our cactus wallpaper installed, so the WALLPAPER IS UP folks! Normally you would install baseboards and any trim before wallpaper so that the wallpaper hanger can cut directly along the top edge of the baseboard.… Read more
One Room Challenge: Modern Boho Guest Bedroom
It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t believe it! We’re in the middle of our modern boho guest bedroom makeover but let me start by saying we did not get all of the to-do list done since our last update. Wah wah. We had to push the wallpaper install a week because we didn’t install the baseboards yet. Sometimes life just happens, #amiright?
Painting is almost Done!
We’re pretty much done with all of the trim and door painting so here’s a few updated progress pics.
This is the small hallway coming into the room, the bathroom is on the left and the walk-in closet is on the right. So much better, right? Above you can see the progress on the window trim and that door is to another small closet in the room. Ahhhhh brightness!
Here is the huge wall of windows with all of the trim painted. We’re using Sherwin Williams Alabaster, which is the shade of white we’re carrying throughout the rest of the house. If you remember from my last post, we’re not wallpapering this wall of windows because of how many more rolls we’d need, and the amount that would be wasted after cutting it for the windows. … Read more
One Room Challenge: Modern Boho Bedroom
Last week I shared my plans to participate in the One Room Challenge, a biannual event hosted by Calling it Home in which a bunch of designers and bloggers redo one room in six weeks, blogging updates about it weekly. I decided to participate because I thought a deadline would force me to finish the upstairs guest room…we’ll see how that goes. Check out last week’s post to see the all before pics of the room and the plan to make this room into a modern boho bedroom oasis.
As of last week I couldn’t decide which color of the Aimee Wilder cactus wallpaper to use. We’re going with “desert” color in the middle, which is white and a tannish hue they call oatmeal. While I love this wallpaper in the green and pink, I decided to go more neutral since it’s such a busy print and we are doing all of the walls. Well, most of the walls. We’re not doing the hallway or the wall with all of the windows because I would have needed an additional 3 rolls just for the window wall and so much of the paper would have been left unused.… Read more
I have wallpaper on my mind folks! As you may know, we’re in the middle of our guest room makeover for the One Room Challenge, and I’m so excited to finally introduce wallpaper into the #dalydigs! I love wallpaper so I thought I’d put together a wallpaper roundup of some of my favorite wallpaper prints and sources for you!
I love Aimee Wilder wallpaper! We are using the cactus spirit print in our guest room and I can’t wait to see it up! I also really, really love the pineapple print for a pantry. There are a ton more color options for these prints on her website, check them out.
Amber is a designer out in LA doing fantastic, inspiring things with her clean Cali boho style. I love everything she does, including this fantastic wallpaper she designed, inspired by global textiles. Mudcloth wallpaper!?! Shut up. I am so in love with Mali print I am convinced I’ll use it when we redo our powder room.… Read more
One Room Challenge: Week 1 (The Before)
Heya friends! I’m so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge, an event hosted by Linda over at Calling it Home twice a year in spring and fall in which 20 design bloggers redo a room and blog about the process weekly for six weeks, revealing the finished product in the final week. Anyone with a blog can be a guest participant and redo a room while blogging weekly updates, so that’s what I’ll be doing. 🙂
For my One Room Challenge, I’ll be redoing the…..drummroll please….guest bedroom! It’s been a couple months since our dining room reveal so I’m pumped to get the ball rolling on the guest room! Alright, let’s show ya the room.
Guest Room: Way Before
This is what the room looked like when we closed on the house. You may remember from my intro post about the #dalydigs that we spent closing day ripping out all the nasty carpet. Yup, that’s what happens when you buy a fixer upper…rather than celebrating with champagne the day we finally closed, we were knee deep in disgusting carpet.… Read more
Heya folks! I’m back today with another edition of Things I’m Diggin’! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these and I’ve been seeing some pretty great stuff lately – especially as I think about styling out our built-ins (which are still in progress…don’t ask). Also, we’re officially kicking off our guest room makeover next week so stay tuned, it’s gonna be awesome!
- You guys, I am alllll about some Kantha lately. Kantha is a type of South Asian embroidery made from stitched together saris and miscellaneous pieces of cloth to make a large piece. Each side is different too, so you really get some bang for your buck with these. The one pictured above from Etsy, but even Amazon has some listed. Kantha pillows are often seen too. I’m thinking of incorporating some of this fun, bright textile into my guest room. 🙂
- Am I the only one that has a love affair with Target? I am all heart eyes over their recent global collections. If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I already have one of those orange earthenware wood base planters.
Citrus-Inspired Spring Brunch Entertaining
Happy Spring you guys! Today I’m sharing a citrus-inspired spring gathering with you. Nothing says spring better than vibrant hues of orange, yellow and pink coupled with citrus!For our springtime tablescape we used sliced and whole citrus (oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit) paired with stunning spring blooms in vintage milk glass with an airy runner. Isn’t that pink peony a STUNNER!?! If you’re taking your gathering outdoors, don’t be afraid to bring some furniture outside. For our citrus-inspired spring brunch, we used a vintage yellow hutch to house drinks and a long console table for the brunch buffet with coffee, pastries and mini doughnuts.
We hung the adorbs mini doughnuts off of a vintage bottle drying rack and used tangerines as place card holders by tapping a toothpick to the place card and sticking it gently in the fruit. Need an idea for favors or a hostess gift for your spring-themed affair? How about mini marmalade and biscuits? (Complete DIY instructions and recipes coming ‘atcha soon!)Vintage coffee sacks coordinated with the coffee and pastry bar perfectly and crates of oranges completed the look. … Read more
Holy crap you guys! IKEA has a new, limited edition line of some awesomesauce boho shiznit! You may know this already since I’m a little late to the party reporting this very important news, but I wanted to see for myself first. And I’m telling you, it’s sooo good!
IKEA’s Boho JASSA LineWould you look at that rattan loveseat! And the prints! They’re wild, colorful and awesome.
I love the rattan pieces so much am seriously considering them for my patio, which isn’t even on next on the list of rooms to tackle in the #dalydigs…ooopsie. But seriously, this lounge stopped me in my tracks and I am all heart eyes about it.
I love the entire line, but I narrowed it down to my faves, and here they are. Well done, IKEA. Way to step out of your streamline scandi design ways. Guys, go now and check out the rest of IKEA’s boho line! It’s genius and fantastic.… Read more