Bohemian Girls Bedroom

Hi There!

We have been super busy over the past few weeks! We celebrated our son’s 4th birthday a few weeks ago and it was a blast! Now it feels like things are slowing down a bit, but I really can’t believe the beginning of May is around the corner!

I’m stopping by to show you a new project I’m working on. A client of ours has asked for a “Bohemian Moroccan” feel in their oldest daughter’s room. She has just been accepted to a prestigious art based high school and embracing her artistic and individual style. Along with an eclectic feel, the space also needs to be functional. We need to accommodate a bed, sitting/reading area, as well as ample storage for art supplies and creating masterpieces. Overall, I want the space to have well-traveled vibe, but to still embody the bright tones and whimsy of the teenage years.




Tamarin Quilt Set, Chindi Triangles Pillow, Ashti Pom Pom Pillow, Hand Loom Facet Pillow, Tassled Jacare Pillow, Bubble Knit Pillow, Coral Bamboo Curtains, Aurora String Lights, Scholar Desk Chair, Lacquer Storage Desk, Reina Chair, Moroccan Wedding Pouf, Gypsy Stripe Woven Rug, Bohemian Wool Woven Rug, Gypsy Rose Cotton Hooked Rug, & Rhapsody Wool Woven Rug

The bedding is from the Mudhut line at Target. I love the vibrance in this line mixed with a global style so this quilt was a natural choice. We will mix in pillows with various colors and textures for a “collected” look. The curtains bring in a hint of an Asian vibe and string lights will accent the panels for soft mood lighting, per the young client’s request. 😉 A large corner desk accompanied by a vintage style desk chair will provide plenty of storage and a great space for both academics and artwork. A few Dash and Albert rugs layered around the room will bring home the bohemian atmosphere while a funky peacock chair and Moroccan Pouf create a reading/sitting area.

In fact, I think this could work in a playroom, office or living space with a few tweaks and I adore the incorporation of both color and culture.

What do you think of it? Do you enjoy an eclectic space?


Mid-Week Makeover

For the first Mid-Week Makeover I will be featuring items from my own home. Some of you may know that Geoff, our son Christopher and myself live in a small townhome in Houston. When I say small… I mean small. 645 square feet, to be exact.

We rented this place when we got married and have decided to stay here for two years because, let’s face it, its inexpensive. Our place has a nice sized living area with a surprisingly well-designed kitchen and a master with a delightfully large closet. Kudos to the architect and builder for making it a useful space, but no matter how you cut 645 sq ft, it is small!

Don’t get me wrong; I love our little place.  It’s the place we first came home to as a married couple…

and it’s the place we brought our little man home to after his birth. Just look at that Sweetness!

We have managed to live in two small rooms for what has been two very eventful years, but its time to find something bigger.

We have been in the process of looking for a bigger townhome for a few weeks now. We want to stay in the same area, but places here rent out in mere hours. We have seen three possible places so far: one great, one bad and one mediocre.  All of which have been off of the rental market within 1-3 days of their being posted.

Our search will probably go on for another month or so, but that has not stopped my designing mind from dreaming planning.

So without further adieu, here is what I would like to do in my future, larger living room:

Can you tell I like cool tones?

Some of the items pictured are things that we currently own. The rest are things that I will be emulating in future projects.

Blue Velvet Sofa – Bought second hand when we got married
La-Z-Boy Recliner – Bought before Christopher was born. (Not the most aesthetically pleasing, but helped with 2am feedings)
Side Chair – Found on a trash pile during my college days.
Nesting Tables – Purchased at a neighborhood garage sale and repainted (Tutorial Coming Soon)
Table Lamps – I have similar lamps that were given to me by my favorite design prof in college. I bought the black drum shades.
Worlds Away Olivia Side Table in Limed Oak – I will be doing my version of this piece soon
Worlds Away Ricardo Coffee Table in Limed Oak – My version also coming soon
Dash & Albert Diamond Light Blue/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug – I am not set in stone on this rug yet. I will be painting a rug myself soon.
Floor Pillows in Thomas Paul’s Dahlia Color: Slate – I made these a few years ago with a few yards of fabric and an euro down insert
Lumbar Pillows in Claridge Mambo Jacquard Color: Moon Power – On the to do list
JCPenney Linden Street Back-Tab Twill Drapery Panels with Duralee 1″ Border Tape Color: Slate on the Leading Edge

As you can see from my comments above, a lot of these things are yet to be done. I will be tackling them as projects over the next several months. Also, it should be noted that sometimes, as many designers do, I may change my mind on a few of the details. The final product may not be exactly like the photo above.

I hope that you like the look so far!

I will not always be doing my Mid-Week Makeovers on an actual room, but if any of you would like to send me photos and details on a room that you need help with, feel free to send me an email. I may feature it in a Mid-Week Makeover in the future!

Tell me what you think!