Tuesday, April 21, 2009

... and another one!

Here's another gorgeous one from Design*Sponge Sneak Peak into designer Barbara Rourke's home. I'm green with envy!

Starting small

I've been trying to figure out a way to start arranging a picture wall in our TV/family room but can't seem to decide on even the overall effect I want from it. But I did manage this little one above the changing table. In the white frame we put a card we got at the hospital with our son's footprint, the date and time of his birth, his weight and length and our names and the name of the midwife who delivered him. I found the 'S' block at a local charity shop (S is his initial) and the painting (by an artist called Hildur) was a present I got about 12 years ago from my dad's family when I graduated from architecture school. All are fixed with blue tac, which I hope will be strong enough when baby 'S' starts grabbing everything within reach! I'm going to add a Lack shelf for wipes, toys and perhaps a mobile above the pictures.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Surfin' on a Sunday

I wish I could knit
I've recently discovered cafe fashionista - a fun fashion blog.
If you haven't seen this yet, watch it now!
An inspirational photostream on flickr, all photos are taken on a normal point and shoot digital camera!
Image found in flickr group Secret life of toys.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Have babies, will flush!

Our older son was a really light sleeper and we got so desperate to get him to sleep well that we were sneaking around our own house, whispering to each other so that we wouldn't wake him up. It got so bad that sometimes if my husband had to leave the house in the evening, he would jump out the living room window (fortunately we lived on the ground floor), he frequently slept on the sofa in the living room and we were terrified of even flushing the toilet! After I put our younger son to bed yesterday I had to go to the bathroom, and as I reached to flush I had this huge flashback to those times and thought to myself... No way! I'm going to flush! And it made me feel like I was living on the edge, taking chances, rebel style. Oh the joys of parenthood!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Picture Wall

I'm still undecided on the look of our gallery wall. I know (I think) it's going to be a "family wall", with pictures of and by family and friends. I've been gathering some inspiration here and there:

Random display from Apartment Therapy. Good for frames of different shapes and sizes. Some discipline needed in placing the pictures so it looks as cool as this.

Straight up and across from Desire to Inspire. Will only work if all your frames are the same size. But the pictures could all be different shapes and sizes in one type of frames. Notice the wall light.

On shelves from moline. Good for also displaying little items with the pictures, and also good if you want to keep changing the display.

I could also just hang pictures, no frames no nothing? There could be a million stories there. From Desire to Inspire.

This one is brilliant. I didn't even notice the tv until I started looking at the pictures more closely. Also from Desire to Inspire, but found on Apartment Therapy Housetours.

This could be fun; get a big frame and put a few different pictures in it, maybe do a collage. From enourmous champion sneak peak at design*sponge.

The wall won't be complete just yet, we're planning to take the boys to a photographer in a couple of months time, until then, I'll have plenty of time to look for inspiration. Do tell if you know of any great examples.