May 14, 2012

Previous Inspiration {Boards}

Many of the rooms in our previous home had been recently decorated before we moved. As a result, several spaces in our new home will be decorated in a similar style, if not exact style, as previously. So, to refresh all of our memories, here are the previous Inspiration Boards that are still relevant, however some may be slightly modified.

Master Bedroom
What will stay the same: the purple and grey; the white bedding.

What will change: we are losing the yellow as I am already tired of it; I am incorporating a teal that I fell in love with at my in-laws' house, along with variations of both the purple and the blue. The new palette will look something like this:

My husband revealed to me a few months ago that he had never really liked my stenciled wall {how crushed I was...}. Remember this?

I still love it, but I guess I am not doing that again. I do really like these ideas I found on Pinterest:

Basement Family Room

What will stay the same:  everything.

What will change: probably more beige and white as it could end up being a dark space otherwise.

Since we are not touching the basement now {aka, we are not renovating it, but merely throwing down there any leftover furniture} this palette will remain my inspiration. Too bad the current red carpet is in rough shape, it would have worked really well!

What is also pretty sweet about this palette? We purchased a new washer and dryer pair in lipstick red! And it was actually not done on purpose! Hello Gorgeous-es!

Basement Washroom BECOMES Main Washroom

What will stay the same: everything! I LOVED this inspiration board and had not gotten around to realizing it.  I already have the soap pump and drinking glass from that collection, and I absolutely love this combination of colors!

What will change: as it will no longer be FREEZING in our washroom, we will not have a need for the lovely little fireplace {thank goodness, mind you it is adorable still!}.

Nico's Room

What will stay the same: the color scheme, the bedding, the few accessories he already had.

What will change: the amount of each color in the palette.

Although I liked Nico's room {which we finished a few weeks before we decided to move}, I was a little disappointed with the darkness of the walls and felt it looked a little dull. I think it was mostly due to his room being so large with so little furnishings. This time around, I opted to paint all of the walls in a light grey blue {which Nico thought was actually white when he first saw it} in order for his accessories to stand out. Here's a reminder of his previous room:

The curtain fabric is staying but will be modified as his new window is larger than the previous. My mother also made his quilt using this same color scheme and it is gorgeous! It will be the piece that will bring the entire room together.

So, his main wall color is a light grey blue, similar to this:

I would like to do a color-blocking in a darker bright blue behind his bed, for which I found the inspiration on Sico Paints' website, and which, coincidentally enough, just happened to use his existing bedding set:

Another idea I love for his bedroom, and which I also found on Pinterest, is for a magnetic chalk board on an entire wall of his room. Not only could he draw and play, but it could display any crafts and projects he makes or relevant pictures {like his soccer team photo!}.
Source {FIY - this link has 36 AWESOME ideas for decorating your bare walls}.

Obviously I have other rooms now for which I had never gotten around to creating inspiration boards. Like the kitchen, which I shared recently:
Others include Luca's room, powder room, dining room, living room, front entrance, mudroom, and possibly the front exterior of the house. Those may follow soon, if ever I have spare time on my hands.

When we move in, our focus will be on settling in, organizing and sorting through the stuff we already own. The entire main floor will be painted so at least that part of the decorating process will be complete. Further sourcing and accessorizing will come in time.

Over the next few days, I will be providing updated progress pictures and where we are at after our first month with our new home...


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