How I found my Niche and where I go for Inspiration online
Today, I share with you my top 10 favorite design bloggers! Enjoy responsibly:) Best with scissors, paper, and glue. All of these fantastic writers explore Art, Design, DIY, and lifestyle topics. While some of these writers you may already follow, I hope you will discover someone new. Also, if you also have a site, I invite you to share your link with us at the bottom of this post.
With the 1-year anniversary of my blog rapidly approaching, I have been truly reflecting on all that I set out to accomplish within the first year of this new blog. As you may remember from my welcome post, I wrote another personal blog as a hobby for years and I wanted to create something new.
I started with 2-3 goals in mind.
Let me also say there are many talents in the craft, design and DIY genres. Today, I would like to share with you 10 of my favorites.
These are the blogs that I enjoy weekly and look to for insight about approaching the big picture in this relatively new field.
Here are some of my most popular articles that I have written within the past year. Do you have a second to spare? I have a few quick questions for you! I'd love to hear more about what you are looking for. Do you enjoy reading articles within a certain niche or genre? Are you also a blogger, and if so, how long hav you been writing? Please feel free to share your site link in the comments.
I would love to check out your work! Hope you enjoy the links:)
Boys Nature Bedroom Products and Design Boards
Ok, so it's better late than never right?! Are you ready to see the product boards for my son's nature-inspired bedroom? I really need your help making a decision about the bed, especially if you have a strong opinion about one option or the other.
You might remember the Boys Bedroom Inspiration boards that I revealed on at the beginning of the week. I loved all of the rooms that I showed there from the vintage inspiration to the bohemian textiles, and playful flourishes in the design.
For our son's room, I am building the space around the bed and the artwork. The bed will be a twin bed and it needs to have a trundle below to accommodate overnight guests. So that is an absolute requirement. The bed design will serve as an anchor, as the largest piece of furniture in the room. Since my son loves spending time outdoors and in nature, I wanted to use large scale photography would be an awesome way to bring the outdoors into the room. I have a gorgeous piece of photography to share with you of Icelandic horses that I had printed using Photowall, a company that specializes in digital prints on canvas. I can't wait for you to see how that piece turned out, once I get it all stretched onto the frame! He loved ponies as a toddler and still does.
So without further ado, here is Option A:
Neel's Mid-century Modern Nature Retreat
I definitely want to put a photo of him in the room too~ this one is from last year and he loves looking back at younger versions of himself. This option feels more grown up and sophisticated to me. I am also a big fan of mixing walnut and gray. His current dresser is white and in a separate area of the room (and bolted to the wall;) so it will have to stay for now.
Resources for Option A:
There is also Option B:
Neel's Scandinavian Rainbow Room
One thing to know, is that he currently loves rainbows. This board is even more playful and speaks to his current love of color and rainbows, which according to him, are for boys;) This design revolves around light natural wood tones and white shelving. Also he loves the color wheel artwork designed by me for Minted.com Ironically, he can be one of my biggest fans but also my biggest critic;) Which room design do you like best?
Resources for Option B: Photography:
I hope that you will follow along with me there! I would love, in some way, to combine the 2 rooms. What are your thoughts about that? Do you have a product board that you prefer over the other? I'd love to hear from you, in the comments.
Modern, Bohemian and Creative boys Bedroom Style
I would love to get your opinion on a new project that I am working on! We are finally getting around to styling my son's bedroom after years of dreaming about the design. Which kid's room style speaks to you and why?
Although, I feel these rooms are mostly gender neutral, I am designing a room for a very special little boy, my 3 yr old son;)) I have been looking forward to this and collecting inspiration with my Children's Spaces Board, since even before he was born. Feel free to follow along on Pinterest! For children's rooms, I am inspired by minimal furnishings, neutrals, patterns, and often a playful touch. Lately, I have been drawn to photography as a medium and hope to use photos in his room redo in a big way.
I like the vintage modern room below for it's simple sophistication. The bohemian room for it's neutral tones, patterns and textural furnishings. In the playful-creative room, I love the shades green and the cactus wallpaper speaks to me with our family's love for visiting the Mojave desert.
Until now, designing his room is something that I always planned to do. I played around with creating a small nursery space, when he was little. It was impermanent, as we had not defined our extra bedroom, which has doubled as my husband's office and a guest bedroom too!
Now that my son is older, it feels appropriate that he has defined bedroom and space for all his belongings. Lucky for us, he is now willing to sleep in his own bed again and the shift towards his own room is welcomed by all. We are going to be choosing a twin bed with a sturdy trundle, so that we can still accommodate family and guests that stay over night. We will be making a decision about that piece of bedroom furniture later this week I will be checking in on Wednesday with 2 product boards with sources and I would like you to vote for the one that you like the best.
Mostly, I'd love to hear from you! How have you created or personalized space for your children? Do you feel that kids need their own rooms to be happy and secure, if so, at what age?
HI, I'M HILARY.
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