Happy New Year Everyone!! Now that we are almost one week into 2012 have you started to think about what you want to accomplish with your home decor this year?
Well, I definitely have! Besides finishing up a some client projects and continuing to write my What’s Trending column for Dabble Magazine, I have a few personal home decor projects that I have been putting off because 2011 was a busy year for me.
The 6 projects I want to start or complete are:
– Converting my master bedroom retreat into a ‘glam cave’
– Purchasing a few furniture/accessories for the master bedroom to finish off the room
– Revamping my home office a bit
– Finish decorating my 2 daughters’ bedrooms
– Converting my daughters’ playroom into a homework room
So here’s a sneak peak into some of the rooms and how they look right now:
This is my retreat that is right off of my master bedroom and it is boring with a capital B!!
Right now we only use it for watching TV some nights when the girls are in bed. The only things that are staying is my leopard print chaise because it is oh so glam! And my capize shell chandelier because it is stunning. My husband doesn’t know it yet but his god-awful recliner is so outta there!!
The TV and the stand will stay of course – but those speakers and clutter on the floor are gone!!
When I’m done it will be a purple passion glam cave with a stunning desk and chair, lighting and dramatic wallpaper!!
Next room to revamp is the kids playroom on the second floor. When we bought/built this home it had a nook on the second floor called the ‘homework room.’ But we made it into a small playroom for the girls to play in.
When I’m done with this room room it will have 2 side by side desks, an art wall one one side and a chalkboard wall on the other side with lots of shelves and storage. I also found the cutest wallpaper for the main feature wall. It’s going to look fabulous!
My oldest daughter’s room is another room that needs to be updated. Her current colour scheme is black/white & pink which will stay the same. When she’s a bit older I will paint out the pink walls.
Mackenzie is going to get a new double bed with a headboard that I am designing for her. And of course, new bedding.
This little table & chairs is going to the basement but the shelf will stay
That bare pink wall will be full of pictures – probably a gallery wall of her competing at horse shows since she is a budding equestrian. Also her dresser will move to this wall and she will need a funky mirror on the wall.
Her black velvet chandelier is definitely staying. When I purchased this glamorous piece it was because it was a piece that would grow with her – it’s not juvenile at all.
The Candice Olsen wallpaper called “Daisy” on the feature wall will remain. I love this wallpaper so much, and again it is something that can grow with her into her teen years. Her funky Homesense lamps will also stay!
The bookshelf will stay but I want to style the shelves and get rid of most of those stuffies. I’m also planning on doing a DIY project above the shelf to hang all the ribbons she has won so far participating in the horse shows. And of course her window seat will remain.
The last project I will highlight today is the bedroom of my youngest daughter Mya.
Over 2 years ago the crib above converted into the daybed below. But now she to big for it and needs her own twin bed. Which she will get when her sister gets a new double bed. Now that’s what I call recycling!
Mya’s room decor is light pink with chocolate accents – which will stay the same except I’m going to add some orange accents through wallpaper and some accessories. Also her beautiful rose chandelier will remain….that piece will grow with her.
Because a twin bed will be coming into this room the layout will change. That rocker will also be heading to the basement to donate. (I have lots of fond (and not so fond) memories of nursing both babies in that rocker).
I’m going to keep this adorable bookshelf just change its location. The shelf will also remain.
Her change table which became a dresser in the short-term will be donated and she will get a big girl’s dresser. The armoire will go to the basement but I will keep it. It’s a beautiful piece that I will eventually paint out and keep for one of the girls or use in our future cottage.
Mya’s room has a cathedral ceiling so she has great natural light coming from her 3 large windows – although with this dark picture you wouldn’t think so!! I’m going to add some architectural detail to the other walls by adding paneled moulding and wallpapering inside the panels. It should look amazing when its done..
Okay, that’s it for now. I’m exhausted just looking at what I need to accomplish in the new few months. My office will have to wait for another post.
So tell me, what decorating projects will you be working on in 2012?
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