This lady gives you a “before and after” of her entire home. I just love “before and after” pictures… Check it out!
Drums (I LOVE this idea!)
Old Metal Trashcan (There is one of these in my parents garage… Jackpot!)
Antique Metal Ballot Box
Ladder (I personally love this idea, but I do think this particular design could be executed a bit better…)
Anyone know what this was originally used for?
Antique Ironing Board (My sister-in-law and I found one of these for $12 at a Flea Market in Pickens, SC.)
One of the best tips I can give you all is to continue to cultivate your creativity and stay up-to-date on what the field of interior design has to offer. Start noticing details of rooms and houses that you visit. I would also recommend you sign-up for a couple magazine subscriptions on interior design; House Beautiful, Country Living, Flea Market Style, Elle Décor, Dwell, and House & Home are all great magazines to look through on a regular basis to gain tips and more information about design. From these magazines I would recommend starting a filing system of rooms and houses you really like or “believe to be beautiful.” Here is a link to some adorable filing tabs and below are some categories to help get you started:
House style (exteriors)
Paint (colors, techniques)
Accessories (artwork, pillows, books, etc.)
Amazing how much bigger the after picture looks!
Cute idea to hang a ladder as a drying rack. (Drying your clothes is really hard on them!)
Awesome accent color. Be careful about putting a desk in the middle of the room like this unless you have floor outlets!
Bright and crisp office space
Mounted clipboards t display ideas/current work. I also love that mini filing cabinet…
Tiled flooring isn’t usual for an office, but it works in this corner space of an office.
Antique desk with two different legs. Love the splash of blue of that lamp!
Would love this work space! Great, solid desk with some really fun over-sized wall pieces. The idea board would get a lot of use- the key to idea boards is making sure you update it every few months to keep it from getting cluttered.
Make your own desk with two bookcases!
Floating shelves create visual mass without the weight of a desk hutch.
Designer’s dream office…. It just needs an antique gumball machine in the corner…
Unique nursery theme.
Sophisticated sweet. I bet that lamp casts an awesome glow at night.
Just love everything about this room for a little boy.
Classy nursery with a wooden rocking chair. Could very easily switch accessories out for pink.
Very manly for a little guy.
Cute idea for measuring your child over the years and you can take it with you if you ever move!
Clean and chic nursery.
Every foyer should have three things:
1) A source of light
2) A mirror
3) A flat surface
The perfect fit for a narrow hallway
I love the groupings here.
Slightly girly, but I do like the idea of having furniture in the foyer if the area can handle it.
Using painted wood to create the illusion of a piece of furniture.
Cute idea for a back door entry!