Archive for June, 2008

Mi Casa, Su Casa

When two of our lovely readers sent us pics of their very own transformations that we inspired by our blog, we couldn’t have been more excited.

So without further ado here’s Erin’s new CB2 pendant hanging proudly above her dining area. She went with the green version of the linen colored light fixture that we hung above our very own dining room table. Perfect, no?

Elvira in DC also sent us a few pictures of her fantastic front door transformation. Here’s her entryway before a little color intervention:

And her punchy new door thanks to a few glossy coats of Fabulous Red- the same Valspar hue that we used to makeover our brick rancher’s front door. What a difference a little paint can make.

Thanks for sharing such swoonworthy (to borrow a term from my wife) photos E & E. Everyone knows we love home makeovers (especially when we don’t even have to lift a finger). We’d like to make reader redesigns a regular occurrence, so everyone feel free to send over your amazing afters.



Colleen’s Design Dilemma

Yep, we’re back with another room redecoration, this time it’s a space that has to perform double duty as both a part-time bedroom and a full-time den. Here’s the gist:

Your blog is such a fun read and I admire all that you’ve done with your house! I need help with a den/part-time bedroom for my fiance’s twelve year old son named Cullen. I’d like to make it a cool media room as well as a bedroom for Cullen when he visits. We have another tv, stereos, speakers, books, and CDs/DVDs to put in here, but it has to mesh with Cullen’s toys (although he’s outgrowing them quickly). I look forward to any advice you have and promise to send you pictures of the updated rooms! – Colleen

Well, we’re definitely fans of a space that can multi-task, and there are plenty of things Colleen can bring into the space that will serve multiple functions around the clock while looking fabulous 24/7. As demonstrated by our mood board below:

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Here’s the mood board breakdown.

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