Coastal Bedroom With a Farmhouse Twist+ 2 Different Designs!

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So today I’m so excited to share two mood boards with you that I designed for my coworker, Sam!! Sam is wanting to spruce up her master bedroom and asked me if I wanted to make her a mood board for some inspiration. And… of course I did!

The first thing I did was have her answer some questions for me about her general decorating style and what she was envisioning for her space. She loves coastal style and wanted a laid back, beachy feel for her bedroom. And, she loves farmhouse. This was so much fun for me to mix these two styles and create a custom coastal farmhouse master bedroom mood board for her!

One of the questions she answered for me before we got started was the price range of what she wanted to spend on this project. I needed to have a ballpark figure before I started searching for things to fill her room. I love the added challenge of finding things that not only creates the look she wants but also finding things that fit in a certain price range.

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Accent Tile For Shower: 3 Options that Work Well With Subway Tiles

*Yawn*

Time to get back at it. The Mondays after a Sunday are always the hardest! Haha, just kidding. But for real, Mondays after a holiday weekend are hard. So to pep myself up I’m gonna share with you my inspiration/ mood board for my future small master bathroom renovation in keeping with “Moody Mondays”.

And please bear with me and give me a little grace. I use the word “future” loosely. We may be really with it and get it done in the next month. Or maybe in the next year. More than likely the next decade. But, it is on the list and I want to share my plans with you. And although I’ve had these plans for almost 2 years, there’s something about putting it out there that will hopefully hold me accountable and make it happen sooner!

I can’t be the only one who makes all these plans while I’m at work only to come home and think, “What was I thinking? I’m gonna tile a bathroom tonight?? Yeah, right. It’s all I can do to make sure the kids survive and get fed and bathed and stuff.”

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Living Room Nook Decorating Ideas: 2 Different Mood Boards

Living Room Nook

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Moody Monday

So, it’s Monday…. I’ll spare you all the thoughts I have on that. Instead, just to pay a little homage to the start of the week, I’m gonna switch things up and have a little fun. I’m trying out something different today that I hope you all enjoy. Let’s call it… Moody Mondays.

Every Monday, I’ll feature a different mood board, either for my home or maybe even someone else’s, with a list of the items that I’ve found and a breakdown of what that mood board would cost if you were to go out and purchase it yourself. This week, I’m talking about the upstairs living room nook. I’ve got big plans for this area!

This week’s feature: Our living room nook

The previous owners’ of our home had knocked down a wall between what used to be the living room and dining room to open it all up and make one larger living space. While I love the character and openness this created, it leaves a bit of an awkward layout that I’ve been struggling to design/decorate around.

At one point, when my kids were still in the baby stage, we just solely used this area for function. We threw a little gate over there and made it a playroom of sorts. Design/ beauty/ aesthetics were not a priority at the time. Surviving was.

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How To Transform An Ugly Outdated Seventies Bathroom- Part 1

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Okay, I want a show of hands. Whose favorite color is mauve? No one? Like, why was it ever even a thing to put mauve anywhere, let alone in a bathroom??? We literally have not even touched our hall bathroom in the whole time we’ve lived in our house other than to hang a shower curtain. Literally, I’m not lying. And I’ll show you a pic in a minute if you promise not to laugh. No, really, it’s that bad.

And for that matter, I don’t believe any of the previous owners had ever touched that bathroom since the house was built in 1979. I’m sure it probably has something to do with how overwhelming and expensive a complete gut job on a bathroom can be. It takes a lot of time, a little bit of skill, and a lot more money.

Not to mention the logistics. For example, our hall bath is the only bathroom in the house with a tub. While we do have a shower in our master bedroom, even though it’s not working at the moment *ugh*, I can only imaging trying to give our 1 year old and 4 year old a shower. I’m picturing the prom scene from “Carrie” in my mind where the blood gets dumped over her head. Haha, yeah nope, thanks. I’ll pass on that. And we’re also trying to wait until the kids are a bit older and can handle a shower better while a major renovation on their bathroom is going on. Hopefully something like that will take place in a few years.

And while we haven’t quite saved up enough for a full-on, take a sledge hammer to the walls type renovation, we’ve definitely got some ideas in mind to make this space more appealing in the meantime.

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