Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back To School

Design By Allie Phillips Olioboard
It's that time of the year again.Fall is upon us and the kids are back in school.It's back to regular bed times,homework, making lunches and shopping for the class list of crazy things they will need .I don't remember my school list involving hand sanitizer and quart size baggies but then It's been a while sense first grade. If your like me you have college age kids that are in their first year and some that have been doing it awhile.Today was the OlioHop Dorm Decor and I was inspired by all the wonderful designs by our talented community members.I'm sharing some of their blog links and mood boards.Here are a few links I found that might help in your search of Dorm Decor. http://video.foxnews.com/v/1792021193001/head-back-to-school-in-style/?playlist_id=163197,  http://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/dorm-room-decorating-must-know-tips-from-college-students/index.html?soc=share

Selma Hammer Designs Via  http://www.selmahammer.com/blog/

Friday, August 24, 2012

Small Spaces

There are ways to make a small space pop and yet still feel warm and cozy.
Via Design Seeds


Keep color schemes simple --- light and bright, or high contrasts are the main rules of thumb. Black and white or white and any other bold color work well. Keep the majority light-colored with hints of whatever bold hue you choose, be it black, navy, burgundy,turquoise etc..White walls and furniture with black and white patterned accessories such as throw pillows and lamp shades are great examples of this.
The light and bright idea is similar, keeping the main color light, such as a pure white, with bright colors all around or neutrals for a crisp fresh feel.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What I have Learned so far........

                                     Function, Mood and Harmony!!

Develop a floor plan

A floor plan is your roadmap to success. Don’t be scared and think architects-only. You can do this. A floor plan is simply a measured drawing of the space in 1/4 scale that allows you to play with furniture size and placement. It is so worth spending some time with a measuring tape and graph paper before investing in furniture.Photo Via Sheffield.edu