Posts Tagged ‘mood board’

Face the Wall-Gallery Wall

Last you’ve heard, we’ve made some progress in L’s room. With some of the more dire projects around the house out of the way (more on those later), I am finally ready to add some fun and color to that big empty wall above her dresser.

The plan is to add a mirror and fill the rest of the wall space with lots of bright art work that are inspired by L. I’ve started a collection of DIY pieces like this and this (more on those later), but I needed more. So I’ve been scavenging the Internet for unique and affordable prints to add to my collection. Then, I came across http://www.minted.com/art, a site that houses hundreds of art work from independent artists around the world. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’m sharing a mood board of a few things in my shopping cart to give you a little preview of L’s gallery wall.

Gallery Wall Ideas

  1. This mirror is a front runner for the gallery wall. It’s the right size and and I love the shape. (PB Kids)
  2. This little sign is just the right amount of adorable and chic. And it can be personalized with L’s name. (Minted)
  3. L LOVES animals. I bet this will be her favorite thing on the wall. (Minted)
  4. L is quite the little gardener. Watering plants is one of her favorite activities. I like to think a bouquet in a watering can is kind of a classic art print. I like the cheery blossoms and personalized detail. (Minted)
  5. How cool is this map?! Talk about functional art! It makes a great gift too. (Minted)
  6. Simple yet pretty. Since the ikkat/boho/arrow trend is still going strong, I’m hopping on that bandwagon. (Minted)
  7. The curtains in my room growing up were of a very similar popsicle pattern. Nostalgia! (Minted)
  8.  This gorgeous gold foil map is of Washington DC. A city we frequent often with L. Plus it’s always fun to add a little bling. (Minted)

I plan to keep all the frames in similar hues to give the gallery wall a more uniformed feel. I’m thinking either distressed/white washed oak or gold tones. Can’t wait to show you the finished product. Stay tuned! 

Have you visited Minted.com? I seriously spent hours browsing.So many pretty things! Are you obsessed with gallery walls as much as I am? I’ve pinning gallery wall inspirations every waking minute.

Big Plans for My Big Girl

After three years of house hunting, we have finally found our forever home! We purchased a foreclosure via online auction (more on that later). We are excited/ready to fix things up and decorate. There are lots of things on our to-do list, but the number one item is to get L’s room ready to make the transition easier for her.

The new room is much larger than L’s nursery with a large bay window and ample closet space.

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For L’s big girl room, I want to keep the paint color (1) neutral so the room can grow with her. I love the warm pink undertone of the taupe color. And how sweet is the name “heavenly”?! To make her big girl room fun, I want to add an some interest on the wall. Maybe subtle gradient pink stripes (2) on one wall. You know I love an accent wall (and stripes). Or maybe some adhesive vinyl gold polka dots (3) on the ceiling. The room will need a graphic wool rug (4) to cozy up the floor and anchor the furniture. The bay window will be dressed up with fun and cheery blackout curtains (5). I also want to add a few cute and quirky accessories to finish off the room (6, 7, 8).

big girl room

1. Valspar,  2. via The 36th Avenue, 3. via House of Smith Design House, 4. Ikea, 5. via Craptastic 6. Artful Home 7. Land of Nod 8. via Etsy

Stay tuned to see how L’s big girl room turns out! Let me know if you like this look. Have you made any big plans for a room in your home lately?