22 January 2010

It's all in the details, design room part 3!

So here are some of the more fine details of the room, in addition to what I've already shown you (the ribbon stands/jar, wall words and sewing table).

The rug
This is where I usually start when accessorizing a room. SO much easier to take colors from a rug you love than to try and find the perfect rug after the fact. Been there, done that! This rug is actually 2 5x7 area rugs next to one another.  I couldn't find a large rug that I loved.  And these were half off at Hobby Lobby.  I was going to try and sew them together down the middle, but they are heavy jute and I didn't want to make my fingers bleed.  I'm such a wimp. ;)  There is only so much I am willing to sacrifice in the name of design... So instead I am looking for those sticky tabs you can buy to keep rugs from sliding.  I bought some a while ago from Tuesday morning but I am sure other places sell it too.

The chairs
I am so in love with these chairs from Pier 1 Imports.  They are so provincial aren't they?  And the darling seat cushions, again from hobby lobby at 50% off.  I ask you, when are they not having a fabulous sale at Hobby Lobby?  I can guarantee there is some sort of sale going on somewhere in the store whenever I go in there.  And their regular prices aren't so bad.  Love that!

The centerpiece
These jars on my table hold twine, jute and old printing stamps my mother collected for years.  Speaking of table, I forgot to include a picture of it.  But the tablecloth isn't hemmed yet so I'll maybe show that later.  It is a beautiful antique table, been in my family for years.  It's got these fabulous claw feet which I adore.

The inspiration
My homemade file folders (which are just manila folders covered with scrapbook paper) and this bulletin board are great places to display and organize the pages I routinely rip out of catalogues and magazines.  When I see something I can make myself, out it comes!  The vinyl saying on the wall above the bulletin board was given to me by Mindy.  If you need vinyl, she's your gal!

The lamp
Another Hobby Lobby find.  Love their lamp aisle.  Gorgeous and unique.  I got this idea to use a stack of books as a sort of side table years and years ago.  Can't even remember where.  But when we were poor it was the perfect solution to a homeless lamp.  Now I can just use the idea because it is fun!

The mag rack
Pottery Barn circa 1997.  $10 at some warehouse sale in SLC.  Score!  And a great place for my favoritest decor magazines.

The wrapping paper
I love wrapping paper, ribbon, homemade gift tags... But storing it all has a been a challenge.  This is one way to stash your rolls of wrapping paper.  That's a trash can!

The fabric
Such a tempting display, dontcha think?  I'm not much of a seamstress but I love fabric.  I make lots of covered wipey cases and flower corsages and hair clips with it.

So there it is, the design room from wall to wall.  Thanks for letting me share, hopefully there are some good ideas here for you guys to try!


One Fish said...

Fun room! Someday when we finish our basement I want an art studio.

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I adore that PB magazine rack and kick myself regularly for not getting one then.

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

And for some reason I think I remember there being a carpet tape that you can use to keep rugs together (or seam actual carpet, but where's the creativity in that?)....

Swimmingmom said...

Love the rug and the whole room! How cool that you made your own file folders! I love fabric- I dream in fabric sometimes!

Lara said...

Love the rug. You are just so smart for putting two together.

You are a GENIUS about wrapping paper. I am going out to buy a garbage can tomorrow!

And, finally my favorite thing in that room is the bulletin board with the fancy frame. Love.

Anne said...

love it all...thanks for taking the time to share it with us!

Joyeful said...

This room is just gorgeous!! I love every little detail!

Carrie said...

Ooh, I love the rug! Okay, I love everything! It looks so pretty I would hate to mess it up by doing crafts in there!

Erin said...

so pretty, so amazing!

Sherri said...

Love the pictures of your design room (found out about in in Quilter's Home while looking up all of the other featured blogs)...what a great room to design in!