We are huge fans of the home furniture store, Room and Board. In fact, we recently replaced the light in our kitchen area with a Nelson Bubble Lamp from Room and Board. Last week I found out that they’re hosting a Pinterest room design competition. To enter, you pin a photo of an area in your home that you’d like to update with Room and Board home accessories and then pin items from their collection that you would select to design your new space. The winners receive $1000 gift certificates. Here’s the board I started this week. Wish me luck!
Home project #1 was pretty much abandoned when we decided to place a large chalkboard table in our living room instead of a nice seating area, so we’ve opted to move on to Home Project #2: decorating our bedroom. We’re wasting no time on this one – it’s best to start painting the walls before we lose our courage.
Luckily, we’re starting with furniture that we really like, so our plan involves removing the carpet, painting and adding some accessories.
Here are a few things that will be staying in our room:
I’ve started collecting ideas for the new pieces we’ll need, and we’ve already chosen a paint color: Martha Stewart Cement Gray. I know, GRAY, we’re really going out on a limb! Here are a few other items of inspiration for the final decor:
Every year when we take down the Christmas tree, I’m left with the above view of our living room: an empty wall of windows. The space eventually becomes a play space for the kids, housing either a treehouse fort, a play kitchen or a small table and chair set overflowing with Legos. I’ve convinced myself that this is a great way to share the living room with the kids, but, in reality, we just don’t really have anything better to put there … and the kids have an entire playroom overlooking this room. Do we really need two playrooms?
Maybe not right away, but sometime this year I plan to tackle this space. I’ll consider it a New Year’s Resolution of sorts. One I’m (somewhat) confident I can accomplish.
I’m thinking this space needs a chair/table set, maybe something along these lines:
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