Not So Peppy Monday
If I had my way, I'd spend today in bed. All day. Preferably in a room with dark, soothing walls like this one. Unfortunately, that's not an option. Bottoms up, coffee cup.
Family Home: NYC Apartment
I love this home tour that I spotted here. Those bookshelves, the wallpaper, the "climbing wall." Full on swoon.
I'm obsessed with cute reading corners like this one:
I adore this sweet, sophisticated bedroom. Wallpaper source here.
Today I'm searching Pinterest, Houzz, and catalogs for playroom ideas, but I'm not finding much inspiration. This has definitely been the toughest room for me to design. My biggest hang up is storage. We stick to a minimalist philosophy when it comes to toys, but we still need to store and display what we have. I want a combination of closed and open storage. I want something that makes it easy for a little person to find a toy and then put it away when done. I want it to look nice. Nothing that I can find is exactly right. If I had to pick my favorite playroom out of all the images floating around out there, it would be this one. It's still not quite what I want, though. I'll update you if I have a breakthrough.
Family Home: Venice Beach
Some days I dream about this kind of family home: steps from the beach, year-round outdoor living, a hippy kind of vibe. It sounds so good. Originally in Kinfolk.
Shop Baby: Seed Furniture
I love the Jigsaw line from Seed Furniture. How cute would these be in the right space? All of Seed Furniture's kid line can be fully customized, reconfigured, and repurposed to your specifications.
Happy St Patrick's Day
Sorry for the disappearing act last week. Life got hectic, so I took a break from blogging. Hope you had a great weekend.
Interview with Emily Henderson
Congrats to Emily Henderson on winning The Homies for Best Home Design and Inspiration Blog. She got my vote. Design Mom recently interviewed her, and she gave some great advice for first-time moms. The part on helping your man be the best dad he can be is brilliant: "Try everything you can to empower your partner as a father, to make him feel like he is good at it as you are, as often as possible... Even if you think you know, try to learn it again with him so he doesn’t feel stupid and scared and then you are annoyed and feel like you can’t leave the house or he isn’t going to be able to feed or bathe your baby. It’s a cyclical process: Brian is a good dad because he feels like he’s a good dad. He feels confident and that he knows what he’s doing and therefore wants to do it even more. Most people don’t like to do what they aren’t good at, so help him be good at being a dad without making him feel stupid and he will want to do it more." So true.
We had gorgeous 70 degree weather yesterday. Snow is in the forecast later this week. These temperature swings are typical of March weather around here. Fortunately, the cold doesn't last long and it's usually sunny. This room reminds me of Spring. I love the cloud pillow.