Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Embrace your space series intro

Embrace your space, a journey to a happy home.

Your home is a reflection of who you are.  It is a reflection of where you are right now, it tells the story of your life.  As you look around...is it a story that you like?  What does you home say about you?  How does your home make you feel?

When I had my first child, my home told the story of who I was at that moment.  Sleep deprived, unmotivated, diaper buyer and bottle washer.  Not to mention the fact that an infant was in the house and I had a swing, baby seat, infant car seat, cradle and goodness knows what else laying around our small townhouse.  My house told my story very clearly.  As our family grew and the kids were young, our house told of games we played, what the boys favorite toys were and how creative Jacob was as an artist. (on and off the walls)

Now my house reflects more of me but still tells the story of the lives we are living.  Two teenage boys that play sports, an 8 year old daughter that loves barbies and changing clothes but most of that is now contained to their rooms.  My house reflects my family's personality too.  Nothing formal, comfortable and casual with plenty of room to relax. 

Can your house affect your mood?  Absolutely.  So embrace your space and create a home that tells a story you enjoy.  Join me for my Embrace your Space series, room by room ideas and philosophies that will help make your home the sanctuary it should be.

A good home must be made not bought.
                                                  ~Joyce Maynard

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

teenager's room part 1

I have two teenage boys that share a room.  We have enough bedrooms that they could each have their own room but I want them to be together.  I like that they have to work things out and don't have the option of going into their room and slamming the door on each other. 

We had to get new beds...my 15 year old is 6'3" and growing so the twin beds with a head and foot board weren't working anymore.  I looked everywhere for what I wanted.  So after 2 months of shopping I decided to just make the beds myself.  I wanted the room be their hang out so storage under the beds allowed us to get rid of other furniture.

This is a process so I will keep you updated as we go.  I found bedding and painted the room first.  Next I layed out the bed measurements and the drawers.  Here are the beds.

Teenagers need an entertainment center

Sheving under the window is for trophys and pictures with
storage underneath.

Stay tuned for part 2!
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