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{work in progress} the baby's room... 14 Jun 2011

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Now that we know we're having a girl, it's fun to be able to really start planning the major things we need to buy for her. The first fun part...the baby's room! Despite my girlie demeanor, I actually am not a very pink and purple kind of girl and instead, love the idea of keeping the room neutral with bright pops of color and of course, a little bit of metallic... — Joy

{vintage clock from ClockWork UniverseOh Joy for Hygge & West wallpaper, floral light by David Tribridge, DwellStudio furniture {glider, century crib and dresser, and rug}, Trumpette baby mocs, Jonathan Adler accessories {lamp, apple pillow, giraffe pillow}, mix and match Auggie crib linens and blankets, coat hooks from A+R, gold moroccan pouf, and Kristina Klarin necklace for color inspiration!}

{work in progress} my studio... 5 Apr 2011

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By now, you may have gotten a peek inside our home and seen our living room & dining room. You'll get to see a little bit more of our house with photos of the bedroom in next month's issue of Anthology Magazine. So in the meantime, I thought I'd share with you some peeks into my studio which has been a work-in-progress for the past couple months. I still have some things to hang and organize, but I'm pretty happy with how it's looking so far!

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My inspiration for the giant polka dotted wall came from a DIY project in the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. An idea they suggested for the day of, I thought would be perfect year-round in my work space.

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Simply use a large circle cutter and metallic contact paper, and place the dots however you like! I chose to fill the whole wall of one side of my studio and the outside of the door.

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Finally, I hung bunch of prints on the wall above my desk using vintage pant hangers and topped it off with a Confetti System garland for constant ever-changing inspiration! — Joy

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{work in progress} our bedroom update... 25 Jan 2011

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Since I finally conceptualized my bedroom sketch last week, we've been making some progress! So I thought it would be fun to share a little update with you guys! Even though I'm a designer, I'm hardly a DIY-er, and prefer to leave certain things to an expert if it's something I don't know how to do really well myself. So, yesterday, the wallpaper lady I hired came to install my wallpaper and did her thing. She was awesome and in and out in just a few hours. I think it looks amazing and cannot wait to finish up the rest! Here's a little peek for you. Stay tuned for the full room soon which will be shot for the 3rd issue of Anthology Magazine coming out in April or May! — Joy

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{work in progress} our bedroom... 21 Jan 2011

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Now that our living and dining rooms are decorated {thanks to a certain Secret Stylist}, I'm onto the bedroom next...and must get it together quick for an upcoming photoshoot! The sketch I created of my dining room really helped me to visualize what I wanted the room to look like, so I thought I'd put together one of my bedroom plans as well... — Joy

{Oh Joy for Hygge & West wallpaper, ConfettiSystem garland, DIY chevron curtains, Oeuf butterflies, Future Map, mid-century modern dresser like this from Danish Modern, vintage gold lamps like this from Pieces, Wary Meyers pillow, and DwellStudio sheets.}

{work in progress} our dining room... 30 Aug 2010

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Since we're in the process of decorating our new place over the next few months, I thought it would be fun to share my plans for each room as we progress. Here's a sketch and inspiration of the first room I'm working on...the dining room!

main pieces above: Oh Joy for Hygge & West petal pusher wallpaper in gold (using a temporary application for our rental), Ikea pendant that the former tenant left, CB2 darjeeling dining table, Eames dowel leg chairs, and Woolly pockets (affixed to a frame for a rental).

optional accessories: Ute placemats, Anthropologie silverware, Jonathan Adler whale pitcher, Seletti milk jug, Le Creuset braiser, and Stray Dog floor lamp.

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