today i’m crushing on the newly renovated studio space that belongs to jeanette lunde of by fryd (la la love that blog). this space was a dilapidated old barn . . . can you believe it? now it is a bright and beautiful space where jeannette can create, dream, design, and blog. i’m dreaming of one day having space like this.
i’m so happy to have kelly, of design crush, share her monday mess. i’ve long been a fan of design crush. when it comes to all things design, kelly knows whats going on. i’m so glad i’ve had a chance to chat with kelly at ALT, in years past,…she is as nice as can be! keep reading…i think you’ll really enjoy her mess . . .
My kitchen table is a catchall for every single thing that comes in the front door, at least that’s how it feels! I try to clean it off at least once a week but it’s like a magnet for things that need mailed, DIY projects, etc. I’m happy to report the box at the top left has been successfully mailed and that the box on the far right is full of successfully written out holiday cards, however the rest needs cleaned off badly.
My two pups, Piper and Bebe, have a serious rawhide and tug of war addiction. Their collection of both (along with a few chew toys thrown in for good measure) sits in the corner of my living room. When I pick everything up at the end of each day the cute canvas basket does its job, but a few hours into the morning it looks like this. Girls will be girls and I’m okay with that.
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i’m smitten that kelly shared her pile of her pups bones and toys! these are the things that make a house a home, yes? do your pets have piles in your home too?
how are you holding up friends? was thanksgiving crazy? restful? busy? thankful? i’m kinda feeling the word to describe my thanksgiving is blurr. i tried to be present but with 15 extra people visiting for the week, i feel like everything was in fast forward. i wish i could have sat down and had individual time with each person.
whilst i was hoping to have cyber monday biz to share with you, i must admit i don’t (so will you share some good deals with me?). i instead have a sick puppy today. and by puppy i mean kid. specifically the one pictured above. so we are cuddled up in bed watching movies and snuggling. and, anyhow, i thought you’d like to see some mess. because, maybe it will make you feel better as you are cleaning up yours today. be back tomorrow with la la loving (+ gift guides later this week).
more mess, including lego carnage, (and what is hidden in the cabinet) after the jump :
p.s. if you want to see my house, clean, check out my home tour on design mom!
hi friends! just stopping in to say happy thanksgiving. i hope you have a great one. a fantastic one, really.
also, i’m over on design mom today being featured in the living with kids column. i absolutely love this column on design mom. i think it is so fun to see how other families live, don’t you? i’ve never really done a whole home tour and shared liked this … so if you’d like to see how we live and bit more about my home pop on over and let me know what you think!
xo . trina
i am all about little corners or happy spots, as i like to call them. and, my happy spot now happens to be in our family room thanks to my custom made day bed by adams and august.
it’s so great, i thought it deserved its own post. i wanted a piece that could be versatile and ultimately cozy. the piece nestled up to the bookshelves instantly turned our corner into a reading nook. but don’t think us to brainy. we also push the piece around (since its on casters) and cozy up on it for movie night. and, since it is actually a day bed it works great for an extra bed when guests are here (like this week)!
while i was busy dreaming up ways to stack and and pile blankets to make the piece soft, squidy and princes and the peay, jason of adams and august was busy working on all of the gorgeous details like the pretty circles on the edge of the piece.
i couldn’t be happier with my daybed. it’s fits our style and life style perfectly.
you can see more of adams & august work here + if anyone is intrested you can purchase the same model here.
tell me, do you have a happy spot in your home? i’d love to hear about it.
p.s. you can see the daybed in action on our video.
all images by white shutter photography
here is a confession… i’ve never cooked a turkey. and, here is another,
you may remember that i recently re-decorated my family room? well, the biggest item i deliberated on was the couch. to ikea or not to ikea? i’m going to be totally honest, (because why wouldn’t i be?) i really didn’t want to get an ikea couch. i had a much grandeur idea. kirsten, kept convincing me otherwise. the truth is ,i wanted a white couch, i wanted a sectional and i didn’t want to stress over a brood of 4 kids living on the piece. so ikea it was. and specifically, the karlstad sofa and chaise.
but, i wasn’t about to settle for the regular block legs. so we jazzed it up a bit by changing out the legs in a very inexpensive way.
here is what you need :
6″ round taper legs and straight top plates (with screws). i ordered mine from hardware world. you could even stain the legs if you prefer dark wood or a richer look. i was going for a natural scandinavian feel so it felt best to leave the legs as is.
what do you think? have you ever updated ikea furniture?
more photos here. and be sure to watch the video too!
image 1 : white shutter photography
how about a giveaway to start off the week? i’ve partnered with imm living for their choo choo chooses holiday edition and picked out a few of my favorite pieces from their collection, which you can see styled in my home above. i wish i could tell you which piece is my favorite, but i love them all.
i’m excited to announce that one winner will recieve the very same beautiful items ( a $246 value).
YOU COULD WIN /
1. meagerie collection plates $59
2. lucky break wishbone wall hook $26
3. rabbit bell jar ring holder $26
4. the socialites porcelien container $76
5. earl the squirrel stacking game $59
TO ENTER /
a Rafflecopter giveaway
congratulations to winner tania weibel!
be sure to follow imm living on facebook for an entry and for updates.
*you can shop these itmes and more at burke decor who is also offering a 15% off discount code: IMMLIVING15
giveaway open to US residents only