Category Archives: Interior design ideas

Retro graphic wallpaper and murals …

TUESDAY: HOME DECOR

My parents often say that I was born in the wrong era. I agree – I’m a 60’s/70’s hippie girl all the way. I love the bold, fun colors and the sense of freedom that those decades (and these walls) personify. My ultimate style is a combo of the mid-century modern vibe with a touch of 60’s and 70’s retro boldness.

How would you describe your design style?

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The white room …

TUESDAY: INTERIOR DECOR

As I have posted before – I love white rooms (with a splash of color). I love how clean they feel. And when you have an active four-year-old boy anything that gives an impression of clean is welcome feeling.

I finally have my office/den/kid tv room all white. My dining room is almost there (I’m still on the hunt for a white dining table).

Here are some photos of white rooms that inspire me. What is your design style? What kinds of rooms inspire you?

Bath time … my favorite time of the day …

TUESDAY: INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS

If there is one thing I love that recharges me most – it’s my bathtub. Ever since I could remember, I’d take a bath almost nightly, soak in the water and regroup. In high school, I often did my home work, such as studying my vocab words, in the bathtub. Today, I often read, write in my journal and meditate. It’s where I can get away from the world for a little while and just breathe.

When I have a real tough day at work, I go straight to the bath and rejuvenate myself before I do anything – make dinner, do chores, whatever. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes. There is something about sitting in water that releases all of the negativity that I was carrying with me.

I love my bathtub. It was the selling point of my house. I mean, when I walked into the house for the first time, I loved it. But when I walked into the master bathroom, I knew that it was going to be mine. There is a separate shower and spa-like tub (although there are no jets, but that’s okay) and a large window next to the tub. It’s my heaven.

Where do you go to retreat?

Fabulous wall decals …

TUESDAY: INTERIOR DESIGNS

Bloom- 10 graphics

I love touches of whimsy when it comes to my home and these decals are examples of some of my favorite things. Enjoy!

Robot Vinyl Wall Decal

Owl on Branch

Tree with Monkeys

Contemporary Cherry Blossom

Birch Forest Decals

Bicycle Wall Decal Sticker

New Sprout Trees

Dino Land

Animal Friends in Woodland

Fun and creative ways to display art and photos …

TUESDAY: ART

I’m always looking for new ways to display my family’s art and photographs. We normally just stick Kai’s masterpieces on the refrigerator, but that’s so clique. I’m looking for some fun ways to brighten our house and showcase our work and our photos. Here are some ideas that I have found.

I do have two art pieces in my house that show off my family’s photos, I think beautifully and monochromatically, click here to check it out. I think you’ll love it to. It’s edgy and different.

I love this one!

Fun, modern and unique headboards …

TUESDAY: HOME DESIGN

Click here to see my current bedroom.

Alex and I just bought a new king 60% organic mattress. It should be arriving within the next few weeks. We sold our older queen bed frame to a friend and now I’m thinking, “What new thing can I do with the space?” I was thinking to get a simple platform bed from Ikea and then create a funky headboard. I’m thinking I want something bright and fun or maybe something old and rustic. Here are some ideas, but I’m still looking for more.

Have you seen any that you really like? If so, share with the rest of us.

Want to see more interior design ideas?

Check out kid room ideas

Dream outdoor rooms

Feng Shui mirror placements

Fun, creative and modern kid bedrooms …

TUESDAY: HOME DESIGN/INSPIRATION

This weekend, we went Ikea looking for a kid’s art table for Kai. Instead of buying one for $49.99, we decided to buy a white Lack coffee table for $20 and install it without the bottom layer. We then bought him two little white stools each for $7.99. They work perfectly together and Kai is stoked!

While there, I walked around the kid’s section gathering inspiration from all of the fun colors, designs and products. If I had the opportunity and the money, I’d decorate Kai’s room like one of these. I love the clean modern lines and the bright fun colors. If Kai had the opportunity, he’d paint his whole room orange. One of these days, I need to post pictures of his current room, which I love. Maybe next Tuesday – stay tuned!

Click here to see fun kid bedding and here for funky murals for kid bedrooms.

Funky modern chairs that wow …

TUESDAY: HOME DESIGN/INSPIRATION

I’m all about the funk, and I love unique designs that add a splash of fun. Sure, I don’t want my house overloaded with items like these (well, then again, maybe I do). They are a great way to add a personal flair. Check out these chairs – some of which are modern, some are made out of recycled material and some are just plain groovy. Which is your fave?

My dream outdoor rooms …

TUESDAY: HOME DESIGN INSPIRATION

It’s officially summer and it’s hot as blazes. It’s so hot and humid in Florida that at times you don’t even want to step outside, which is unfortunate because I love to be outside. When the temperature does finally cool off in the evening then the mosquitoes come out. I just have to wait a few more months to fully enjoy my garden and backyard again.

In the meantime, I collected a few pics of some outdoor rooms that I’d love to lounge in. Check them out. The photos remind me of the days when I was an editor with Garden Design magazine. Which one is your fave?

Check out some more of my inspiration rooms and decor:
Funky kid room murals
Funky nature-inspired home decor
White rooms with a splash of color

5 Feng Shui mirror placement tips …

TUESDAY: INTERIOR DESIGN/INSPIRATIONS/DIY

According to Feng Shui, mirrors help us be aware of our thoughts and actions because they are reflected back to us.

Mirrors should be:
1. Placed at eye level.
2. Hung behind kitchen stove to magnify wealth.
3. Not be in your bedroom.
4. Not be hung directly across from each other.
5. Most effective when placed in a position to capture the reflection of a beautiful scene or object.

Click here for 10 tips to Feng Shui your bedroom …