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Sheet Search (Not Totally Unlike Star Search)

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I rotate two sets of sheets on each bed in my house. Kudos to you if you’re rotating more than that but we’re working with two here and one of them got ripped and I needed a replacement. This time around I want great quality and style and that necessitates a search. A Sheet Search. You can read all sorts of articles and read reviews in which people are embroiled in serious debates about thread count vs. types of cotton. I found this article to be helpful and I read other articles like this one too. The new sheets should include these qualities: Egyptian cotton or Pima/Supima Cotton If “100% cotton” was listed as fabric I’d keep searching 300 thread count or above Simple embroidery preferred Under $200.00 Serena & Lily, Pine Cone Hill, Crate & Barrel, West Elm, and the list goes on…all of these fine sites had great designs but they were all 100% cotton,…

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Laney’s Big Girl Custom Bed

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A twin bed was most certainly the best option for Laney’s little converted attic bedroom. With way too many “shin walls” (that’s an official term now), meaning walls that are only as high as an adult’s shin–we’re pretty short on space in here. Not only did we need a twin bed but we needed a bed with added value…storage. So I looked at all the storage bed options out there like, PBTeen Oxford Captain’s Bed PBKids Belden Bed Avery, Room & Board These beds range from $799 to $1700, the Belden being the cheapest of the three. I just couldn’t swing that so I cruised around on the internet some more in every place I could think of, Overstock, Target, unfinished furniture retailers –you name it. I came up with no real bargain. So then I started looking at DIY plans and I found Ana White’s site that had detailed…

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By Sconce Light

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In my search for a small sconce for a tight space to put over Laney’s bed in her big girl room, I kept seeing these modern sconces sometimes paired with a slightly traditional look in the rest of the room. The introduction of the modern sconce in these rooms is one little piece of the puzzle that makes the room a little more eclectic, it gets at that magical mix that everyone is after…including me. Looks like the same mid-century inspired fixture in these rooms, Here’s what I call the eyeball fixture, The lucite/acrylic bedside cart is a repeat performer as a bedside table. Sara Ruffin Costello I’m pretty sure Amber used this sconce in this little guy’s room that she designed,

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Laney’s Big Girl Room

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“After I get finished with my big girl bed, then I’m gon’ get a boy bed” These are the types of conversations I have with my 2-year old daughter Laney about her future transition to a big girl bed. She thinks it’s fun to kid with me about wanting a “boy bed”. We are preparing to move Laney to a different room in the house but the room needs a little work before we can do that. I’ll be sharing that room tune up after we begin the work but today I wanted to share my inspiration for the room and a rough plan. images via Pinterest And here’s a little design board I worked up for the room, Feist / Dresser / suzani / hooks / sconce / headboard / sheets / quilt / bed / blanket / stool / fabric / rug

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Trends: Guatemalan Fabric

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In the chunk of items that Sarah added to the Teot Etsy Shop, she included this Guatemalan fabric. I’m feeling a little wanty. I get the visual appeal of exotic textiles in all my favorite girlcrush colors, I’ve had my flings with fantasies of gypsy caravanning across the nation in a camper with nothing but a Newfie. I’ve imagined myself important enough to wake up naked on the isle of Ibiza…. but being boho is more than JUST traveling the world in hemp kaftans and Tom’s shoes. It’s also about EXOTIC FABRIC THROW PILLOWS! Mix a bunch of these vintage fabric babies among the throws on your couch. Buy the Guatamalan fabric and sew up your own. It’s easy, it’s just a square!     This is seriously a style that I have to approach a bit more strategically these days (ie within the confines of Pinterest). Heffe no likey hot pink…

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Master Bedroom: Waiting on Cabinetry

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Checking in on our friends with the master bedroom remodel that I previously posted about here. Carpentry, flooring and paint are complete and we’re waiting on all of those glorious built-ins to make the dressing room and the project complete. Last time we checked in we were at this point with temporary mantel brackets and no paint, And all painted, wall color is Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke and the trim is Simply White. The sconces are the Reed Double Sconce from Visual Comfort, ordered here. The lighting that we ordered to light the bookcases was a failure–too big. So we’re back to the drawing board there and we’re considering some different options, you can follow along with the selection process on this pinboard. Custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph Locklear built, And here they are ready for hardware, The walk-in with the old boob light still hanging by a…

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Master Bedroom: Renovation Progress

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I’m helping a friend remodel their master bedroom. The regular crew and I are taking a break from the Grout Cottage and lending a hand to this transformation from ho hum bedroom to master and commander with a dressing room and super organized closet. This is the only true before image that I have. via Flickr Before it was a regular bedroom with a cathedral popcorn ceiling, a walk-in closet that was packed to the gills with not only clothing but also a huge water filter, two unnecessary windows and a boob light. Another tiny early 1900s closet and an adjoining closed in porch that was being used as a small junk room rounded out this space. First order of business was to blow out that old 1900’s tiny closet and the wall separating the bedroom from the small junk room. Here’s a list of how the rest of the…

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Sarah’s Picks for Houzz: Masculine Bedroom

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So it appears that my recent Ideabook for Houzz for a masculine bedroom spot generated more opinion and comments than I would’ve guessed. People are pretty opinionated about some of my picks. Check it out and tell me what you think. Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Bedroom Products on Houzz- For Example: Bedskirts · Duvet Covers · Quilts · Bedroom Benches · Headboards · Makeup Mirrors · Nightstands And Bedside Tables · Sofa Beds ·

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Coming to a Pinboard Near You

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Not so long ago I happened on the Etsy shop belonging to Gypsa. I’m immediately impressed by the look and then equally impressed by the variety and to round out the range of emotions– shocked at the affordable price tag on such lovelies. I’m thinking which quilt would look best on my own bed? Could I pair those shams with the linen duvet I already have. For gypsies and mix masters of style everywhere,

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Assembling a Master Bedroom for Houzz.com

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Check out the latest ideabook over at Houzz.com, where Sarah pulls together a list of must-haves to create a soothing space in your Master Bedroom. Guest Picks: Assembling a Master Bedroom Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Lighting on Houzz- For Example: Ceiling Fans · Chandeliers · Kitchen Lighting And Cabinet Lighting · Light Bulbs · Pendant Lighting · Recessed Lighting · Table Lamps · Track Lighting ·

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Eureka!

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I’m thinking side by side photographs is just the right thing for over my bed. Now I’m a bit embarrassed to show you this because I need a new everything here…but this is the spot. You’re thinking yeah that room needs something and its not just art–that’s what I’d be mumbling to my computer screen right now if I was you. This is what got me on the right track, design by Hillary Thomas & Jeff Lincoln via House of Turquoise I was reminded of the pair over the Ruffalo’s bed in Domino, and then my mind quickly shifted to these prints, Jennifer Squires Productions whphotography

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Attic Win

Attic Win

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I love the idea of a bunk room and if you have browsed the TEOT flickr page at all you’ll find lots of images that make “attic” references. Although my house is of ample size I think I have an unusual amount of attic space in a total of four attic rooms. Two of the attic rooms are entirely empty due in part to the fact that I have a GIANT basement. So I consider these empty attic spaces to be wasted space. My wheels are constantly turning about renovation whether its about my own house, my neighbors house or a friend’s house so its only natural that I would want to turn one of these attic spaces in to an attic bunk room. So my husband and I tip-toed up the stairs at 10:30 and measured the width of one of the spaces and whispered about head room so that…

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Bed Down: further consideration

Bed Down: further consideration

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Last week I wrote a post about new bedding and yes…I’m still considering the choices but you’ll be happy to know that I’ve narrowed the field. Here are some inspiring images I recently found that helped me narrow the choices, TradHome All white, layered, textured and accented just like I like.

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