A modern living space

I really like the house we bought in Dallas. It’s spacious, has three bedrooms, and plenty of storage. I did, however, think we were going to end up with a mid-century modern charmer. There are so many of them in Dallas. In fact, Scott and I both fell in love with this house when we went to see it.

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Building a color scheme for a room

First, I would like to remind you all that today is the last day to enter the e-design giveaway so get those entries in!

Now, it’s time to start getting inspired for a room refresh. Where does the inspiration for a room come from? Sometimes it’s a photo in a magazine, something you saw on Pinterest, or a piece of art, rug, or duvet cover that you fell in love with that creates the foundation of a room. Then you use that piece to build a color scheme. I used a piece of art I found at a consignment shop to serve as the inspiration for our nursery, which is in the works!

Starting with art, a rug, a duvet cover, fabric, or pillow can be tough. But Sherwin-Williams has a handy online tool that I’m mildly obsessed with to help you build a room around anything. It’s called Chip It! Just upload a photo of your item, and the tool spits out the Sherwin-Williams colors in the piece so you can decide your wall and accent colors.

Here’s the artwork I bought for our nursery.

South American art

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Go bold with wallpaper

I love what wallpaper does for a space. Adding texture, warmth, or a bold focal point. I blanketed my own living and dining rooms in a textured grasscloth and gave our tiny hallway a funky monkey motif.

And I’ve used graphic wallpapers in several projects.

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A healthy obsession with Southwestern decor

Maybe it’s because I’m starting to feel a little homesick. Maybe it’s because I am nostalgic for my childhood. Maybe it’s just because I am in total nesting mode right now, but I find myself gravitating towards anything with a Southwestern décor feel.

Southwest modernI LOVE this modern Southwestern vignette via Shakadoo

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Best sleeper sofas

As I mentioned in my nursery design post, Scott and I are looking for a sleeper sofa for the guest room/nursery we’ll be creating upon our return from Switzerland (in 19 days!).

I am looking for a model with a comfy sofa and an even more comfortable pull-out bed. Do they exist?

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