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
Pretty + St. Patrick’s Day? YES, FOLKS! St. Patrick’s Day entertaining doesn’t have to be filled with cheesy decorations, it can be pretty too! Even to those who don’t like shamrock green. You be the judge. Check out this pretty St. Patrick’s Day inspiration I whipped up.
Pretty St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration
Can we talk about this watercolor shamrock stationery? So soft and pretty and it set the perfect tone for our concept! I love the idea of incorporating stationery for any gathering you are hosting. It makes the event feel more special and if you everyone loves receiving something in the mail. When ordering stationery, think beyond the invitation and integrate it into the evening as well. We knew we would have an Irish whiskey bar, so our genius stationery designer designed a custom card for the bar. If you have a variety of drinks or desserts, labeling them with custom cards that coordinate with the invitations is a great way to make the event cohesive. For the tablescape I started with a soft linen runner along the center of the table.… Read more
Built-In Entertainment Center
So check it! The next project in the #dalydigs is a custom built-in entertainment center in the living room. The living room is in the center of the house and has a huge wall that’s seriously begging for a built-in unit. It already has a nook and at almost 14′ across, it’s large enough to accommodate a good sized built-in.
Here is a handy depiction of the wall.
As you can see, one section of the wall is deeper than the other so the woodworkers will frame it out so the back is flush. We’ll be losing a little bit of space but we want the TV centered on the entire wall so that’s what we have to do. Once it’s done no one will know the back wall wasn’t flush. Well, except for you guys. 😉 The wall is almost 14′ across and 9′ tall. #motd (man of the digs, aka hubby) wants an 85″ TV so we’ll pre-measure to accommodate it and add some shelving on either side and cabinets on the bottom. By the way, do you guys know how big an 85″ TV is?… Read more
Last month I attended a styling workshop hosted styling and blogging pros Annette Joseph and Anne Sage. You can read my recap of the workshop here. Annette is an expert in not only all things styling but is a culinary genius as well, so it was only appropriate that we spent the second day of the workshop cooking (well, mostly watching Annette cook), styling the dishes and then, of course, eating! For lunch, Annette whipped up a batch of quick and easy tomato soup so I’m sharing the recipe today! This dish is super yummy and is perfect alongside a grilled cheese. Wait until you hear how Annette prepared our grilled cheese sandwiches!
Quick and Easy Tomato Soup Recipe
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Dash salt
- 3-28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
- 1 qt (32oz) Vegetable broth
- 1/4 heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup loosely sliced basil, extra for garnish
Saute sliced onion in pot with olive oil, butter and salt. Add crushed tomato and vegetable broth. Let cook, do not boil. … Read more