Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A nod to nautical...

Lately, all of my favorite home decor stops have been leaning more and more towards the nautical theme. My cousin's cousin (you read that right) is redoing her kids playroom (a loft space upstairs) and gave me carte blanche to do as I please. With our new home being in a "resort style" and somewhat tropically/nautical themed neighborhood and only a few miles from the marina, I've definitely been dying to add some of this style to a room. 
Here's what we came up with: 
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Cotton duvet

New york wall art

Leather ottoman
$235 - superette.co.nz

Her only request was that this space be a room her 3 kiddos could grow with. 
They had the gray sofa (one very similar to this one from Ikea) and gold lights already.
We wanted to create a little reading area in a small nook in the space, inspired by this idea:
The baskets will lend itself as easy/soft toy storage. The table and chairs (from Restoration Hardware) will be a great art center/game area, and the silver kitchen cart from Ikea, will be great arts and crafts storage space. The media unit is well over the original budget for a piece of furniture for this space, but not only will it grow with the kids, but with the family as well. They were so in love with it, it may eventually find itself in their family room, where the investment is much more worth it. The pouf and pillows will be thrown in the reading nook (where the art and lights will hang). 
This is where we are now. 
Most of the pieces are bought and now we are searching for kid friendly accessories, such as these:

And there you have it, a playroom for any of you sea dwellers.

Peace, friends.

Just a feeling...

Friday we leave for Dallas to spend a day picking out every last detail in our new home. AKA...the second best day of Ashli's life. Usually, you do this over several visits to the builder's showroom, but since there are 500 miles between us and the showroom itself, we are hoping to get everything knocked out in one day. We've been preparing over the past couple weeks. We even spent an evening walking around Home Depot and a tile store, discussing what we liked and didn't like, basically finding out if we were on the same page....
Spoiler alert: we actually were. 

New House Mood Board

Shaw 3/8 in. x 5 in. Hand Scraped Maple Edge Ash Engineered Hardwood...

I quickly came up with this mood board. Basically, just an idea of the feel I wanted. Classic lines and details; such as white molding, a chunky white mantel, and banisters. Light walls, dark cabinets and floors, and a lighter granite and back splash. We're thinking open shelving or a chalkboard wall in the butler's pantry (something we will probably do on our own later). The outside of the house will be brick and stone, and for the balcony, I'm thinking white (although the hubby likes natural wood). The houses in the neighborhood are all a cape cod style, so I want our home to reflect that on the interior. 
Light and airy, much like our current home.
This is where we are now, which could change within a few hours, honestly. 
I will be back next week, with all of our choices, and probably hundreds of bad Iphone pictures for your viewing pleasure. See ya then ;)

For more sneak peeks of what I'm dreaming about in our new home, follow my board on Pinterest!