In my last post I shared the Pinterest mood board for my guest bedroom. Now I’ve started work on the room there are a few key decorating decisions to make. Mainly about fitted furniture, feature walls, and lighting. I’m hoping for some help here – read on and let me know what you think!
Planning a Scheme for the Home Office
Back in May, I showed you the pictures of the room which is intended to become the home office. I then called in electricians to ask about moving the overhead light and adding a few more power sockets.
One thing led to another and here we are, 2 months on and a full house re-wire later! The office got temporarily delayed whilst planning the lights for the entire house in a hurry (see my post on lighting deliberations here and my post on whether to go for a rewire here) and packing up as much as possible to make way for the electricians. The upshot is, I have nice new power points everywhere, but a lot of holes to patch as well.
Hands up: who keeps their old magazines?
In my post How to organize a magazine collection I talked about how I’m considering organizing my rather impressive magazine collection. I also admitted to keeping a lot more magazines than your average normal person (if any normal person would like to prove me wrong on this, please have a go!) Yes, the collection moved with me to The Creative Coastal Home, and I have some really good ideas on how I’m going to store and display them. That’s the subject of a future post! Here I’m taking a trip down memory lane and showing you how your magazine stash can provide plenty of inspiration for your home today, especially if you’re a crafter, diyer, or upcycler. Read on!
How is your home style influenced and inspired?
Recently I posted What’s my home style? Part One to give you some hints about my home style, and what you might expect as I decorate The Creative Coastal Home. But of course although I have my favourite things that I’ve brought with me, my style is evolving. Here’s what influences and inspires me:
Do you know what your Home Style is?
In deciding whether you want to follow The Creative Coastal Home, you’re going to want to know, what’s my home style and do you like it? Is it similar to yours, or will it inspire you and help you decide what yours is? Like many people, my style has evolved, and I’ve collected a whole mixture of possessions over the years. I’m taking the opportunity of a move to inventory my possessions and work out which ones fit into my home style, and which really don’t, now I’m starting to plan rooms around more cohesive schemes.
A lot of us have a faithful Ikea Rast chest of drawers somewhere in their house. I have 3! 2 of them still look pretty much as they did on purchase:
I have big plans for these, and the other unpainted pine furniture I own, when I move next year and can get stuck into some new room schemes. But one of them has been given a makeover, and it looks like this: