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New Home: Den/Playroom Plan

11/13/2012

Den/Playroom Room plan from myMCMlife.com

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Greek Villa

2. Exposed concrete block wall

3. IKEA TROMSO day bed and pull out trundle $80 each (This is a big fat maybe. I was hoping our vintage gold pull out sofa would fit in here but it’s too big. We need some comfy seating that would ideally work also as a guest bed or maybe even a bed for a future child. No futons.)

4. Basketball hoop. $33 on Amazon. The top priority of this room is fun.

5. Natural hickory wood floors, like the rest of the house

6. Black chalkboard wall

7. Jason’s first guitar, which is now wall art. Second priority of this space is creativity and musical instruments will definitely be part of that.

8. Urban Outfitters zig zag rug, 5×7, in gray. Another big maybe but it’s my current top choice.

9. Pop & Lolli Build-a-Bot decal set. I won these on Design Mom’s blog and I’m pretty stoked to play with them… I mean, let some kids play with them.

10. Some kind of bookshelf to store toys, books, instruments. Vintage and metal painted a bright color would be nice. (This one is from UO.)

11. My old Apple iBook from 2002, which is still kicking, sort of, and hopefully has enough juice left to play some kid’s DVDs. Eventually we might add a small LED TV into this room.

12. Vintage footstool

13. Metal storage cart (painted a funky color) for toys and things

14. Child-size seating, like this metal folding chair, and maybe eventually a child-size table.

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New Home: Master Bathroom Plan

10/29/2012

Master Bathroom Inspiration Board and Design Plan from myMCMlife.com

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Window Pane – (I lovelovelove this color)

2. IKEA MINUT pendant 13″ globe light $40

3. Kendal Lighting VF3400-1L-SN Satin Nickel 1 Light White Shade Madison Bathroom Vanity Light (Item #: 411819 |  Model #: VF3400-1L-SN) from Lowes – 2 of these on either side of mirror

4. IKEA LILLAGEN mirror medicine cabinet $70

5. Delta Vero single-hole, high arch faucet

6. IKEA GODMORGON/ODENSVIK bathroom vanity, white stained oak $489

7. Daltile 1×1 mosaic in “marble” tile for the shower surround and the floor

8. KOHLER toilet with soft-close lid

9. IKEA RAMSKÄR bath mat $17

10. IKEA AFJARDEN bath sheets $15 each

11. IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet paper holder $6, hand towel bar $10 and bath towel rack $15

12. Custom carved wood “Relax” sign from William Dohman

13. Eat More Fiber poster designed by me (this may or may not make it back into the master bathroom!)

14. Delta Vero T14243 rain shower head and diverter – 2 of these for our big shower

Those without prices are items that our contractor already has or will purchase and he can get better than retail prices.


New Home: Guest Bathroom Plan

10/23/2012

I worked on this inspiration board guest bathroom (AKA hall bathroom, kids bathroom, etc.) and I’m glad I did because I kept remembering more details to add to the plan. Beyond the already decided upon tile, vanity, mirror, lighting and paint color, I realized I also need to plan rugs, towels, shower curtain, towel and toilet paper hanging hardware. I didn’t even get to the point of art or sink top accessories. Here’s what I have come up with so far:

Guest Bathroom Inspiration Board and Design Plan from myMCMlife.com

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Window Pane – (I lovelovelove this color)

2. IKEA MINUT pendant 13″ globe light $40

3. Kendal Lighting VF3400-1L-SN Satin Nickel 1 Light White Shade Madison Bathroom Vanity Light (Item #: 411819 |  Model #: VF3400-1L-SN) from Lowes – 2 of these on either side of mirror

4. IKEA LILLAGEN mirror medicine cabinet $70

5. Delta Vero single-hole, high arch faucet

6. IKEA GODMORGON/ODENSVIK bathroom vanity $489

7. Light gray slate-like 12×24 tile

8. KOHLER toilet with soft-close lid

9. IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet paper holder $6, hand towel bar $10 and bath towel rack $15

10. IKEA FRÄJEN bath sheets $10 each

11. Curved Shower Curtain Rod (maybe this one, pictured, for $40)

12. Daltile 1×1 matte “aegean” porcelain tiles for tub surround

13. IKEA TALLHOLM shower curtain $15

14. White bathtub (it’s already installed and honestly, I don’t remember which one it is)

15. IKEA TOFTBO bath mat in turquoise $13

16. Delta Vero 14453 shower head, diverter and tub faucet

Those without prices are items that our contractor already has or will purchase and he can get better than retail prices.


New Home: Kitchen Plan

09/12/2012

I sketched out the plan for our new kitchen in my moleskine journal:

Make sense?

Basically, I want walnut-stained wood cabinet doors on the base cabinets and white wall cabinets. Somewhere on the same wall as the refrigerator, I want a small open shelf for our everyday dishes and glasses. Plus, a whole lot of specifics that won’t matter to anyone but us.

These are my inspiration kitchens:

Source: Uploaded by user via Martina on Pinterest

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Source: designsponge.com via Martina on Pinterest

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Source: designsponge.com via Martina on Pinterest.

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The good thing about our house taking so long is that we have time to change our minds about things as many times as we want. For example, at first we thought we wanted all white cabinets. Now we want half white, half walnut. We thought about doing soapstone countertops or concrete countertops…now we’re set on kashmire granite.

Here’s my inspiration board, our plan for the kitchen (not that we can’t still change our minds!):

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Greek Villa – (main color throughout the house)

2. IKEA MINUT pendant 10″ globe lights $30 each

3. White upper wall cabinets

4. 3×6 glass subway tiles for backsplash

5. Delta 9159-DST Trinsic with pull down single handle

6. Double under mount sink (50/50) with lower center wall

7. Kashmire (Cashmere) Granite countertops

8. Woodland Garden 2×3 from Urban Outfitters $18

9. Walnut-stained (probably cherry wood) base cabinets

10. Hickory wood floors

11. Tabouret counter-height metal stools $40 each

12. Whirlpool White Ice appliances

13. Whirlpool 30″ stainless range hood


New Home: Kids Room Plan

05/23/2012

At our last house, I designed a combined nursery and kids room as we were becoming foster parents. It had to be suited for 1 or 2 kids, either gender, newborn up to age 5…all within a 10×11 bedroom. In our new house, we’ll have a nursery for Precious and another bedroom that’s set up for our future foster kids. I’m not really sure what parameters we’ll set next time around so I’m planning this room for 1 or 2 kids, boys or girls, ages 2-12. The room is approximately 10×12. We already own the bed, dresser, curtain, book ledges, owl, sheets and chair. The rest would be new purchases.

Sources

1. Sherwin WIlliams Mélange Green – accent wall color

2. Sherwin Williams Greek Villa – other three walls

3. IKEA VANDRING RÄV duvet cover and pillow case $20

4. Woodland shower curtain from Target Home (as window curtain) – no longer available

5. Owl wall art – vintage

6. Dresser – vintage

7. IKEA VANDRING RÄV Soft toy, set of 2 $8

8. Jimco orange lamp with drum shade from Lowes $40

9. IKEA KURA reversible loft bed $199

10. IKEA RIBBA picture ledges (to use as book ledges), x2, $10 each

11. Target Home 325 Thread Count Wrinkle Free Sheet Set – Blue Diamond $28

12. Chair – vintage

13. IKEA RINGUM 2′ round rug in green, x3, $10

Floor Plan (to scale)


New Home: Nursery Plan

05/16/2012

At our last house, I designed a combined nursery and kids room as we were becoming foster parents. It had to be suited for 1 or 2 kids, either gender, newborn up to age 5…all within a 10×11 bedroom. In our new house, we’ll have TWO bedrooms for set up for kids. Hooray! (And another bedroom that we’ll set up as a den/playroom for now.) Here’s my plan for the nursery, which will be for our daughter. She will be about 1.5 when we move in. The room is approximately 10×11 (not including the doorway). The only new purchase for us in this room will be the curtains.

Sources

1. Sherwin WIlliams Rosebay – accent wall color

2. Sherwin Williams Greek Villa – other three walls

3. Petit Collage Animal ABC – Basic $40

4. IKEA BARBRO curtains $15

5. Lamp – vintage, thrifted

6. Dresser – vintage (changing table height)

7. Mr. French Poster Pop-Tone Monkey $30

8. Mobile – handmade by me

9. IKEA SOMNAT crib – no longer available

10. IKEA RIBBA picture ledges (to use as book ledges), x2, $10 each

11. IKEA GOSSIG SPANIEL – no longer available

12. Braxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Chair $80-120

13. IKEA TOFTBO bathmat (x4, taped together, MACHINE WASHABLE!) – no longer available in this color $13

14. Nightstand – vintage, refinished by me

Floor Plan (to scale)