Baby O’s Room: A Guest Post on Jt & the Sea

Head on over to Jt & the Sea to see the details and budget tips on this nursery!

It was designed with little guy in mind. Too sweet.

Hope you had a great weekend!

xoxo Kelsey

Coastal Living Room Storyboard

Here is a living room I designed for my sister-in-law. She loves the vintage, linen, breezy, coastal look (minus all the anchors!).

I can’t give away all the sources on this one since it’s for a client, but email me if you’re interested in a certain piece! Check out my design services here. Having a well-designed space that is exactly your style, is easier and more affordable than you think!

xoxo Kelsey

Kate Spade Inspired Living Room Storyboard

Remember this picture from my Kate Spade outing?

I took my cues from the mix of patterns, pink & orange palette, sputnik lighting, eclectic art collection, and white tulip table- so, here is a Kate Spade inspired living room! Lots of pattern and pink, but the neutral sofa grounds the space giving your eye a place to rest.

rugpink pillowblack pattern pillowpalm pillowsofatablesfloral pillowteal pillowchairdot printpink printje-taime printmap of paris

Here is a great DIY for a sputnik chandelier using this Ikea light. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, here is a DIY  for metallic gold striped wallpaper. For $20, it might be worth it!

Check out the art prints, sofa, and tables- they are steals…



Dining Room Storyboard

I love the calm in this space- the green foliage pattern on the curtains and the natural wood dining set. But, to give it that “twist,” the bright artwork, brass chandelier, and teal chairs bring in the modern and fun. 

This design is very versatile. You could easily swap out the wood table for a white table and a wood buffet. If you’re not into teal, then go for red or pink! The options are endless. 

What would you swap out?


Source List:
curtains (I would have these made somewhere else to save some $!)
table (only $300!)
buffet (I love this collection!)

Office Storyboard

Sometimes, you have to go all out. I did just that with this office storyboard- it is girly, frilly, sparkly, shiny, and totally uncharacteristic of me. But it felt good. And now, I’ve convinced myself we need to move just so I can have an this office.

But for now, I might just splurge on this garland!

What about you?


Nursery Storyboard

In lieu of all the babies this year, I have had nurseries on the brain. Naturally, I hear a friend is expecting and immediately start debating in my mind if I’d go with a birch or white crib, modern or frills. It was time to put one of these designs down on paper. Nursery design should flow with the rest of the house, just more kid friendly and fun. 

Here you go:

The basic pieces are versatile and gender neutral (a big plus so you only have to swap out accessories for your next munchkin!). I’m in love with Ikea’s new dotted bedding collection. It’s modern and fun without being in your face BABY. Plus, it’ll grow with them. 

One of my favorite staples in a nursery is a traditional rug. It grounds the space, blends the old with the new, and adds a bit of the “real world.” The faded teal color picks up the dots in the bedding and the gray in the glider. This design is intended for a girl, hence the multi-pink pom-pom mobile, but it could easily be switched out for a more “manly” option. 

Crib (only $70!)
Bedding: an easy DIY to turn into baby size
Rug: also scour Ebay
Lamp: this would also be a good DIY project
Zebra Print: also scour Etsy

What do you think? 
And, here’s to all the babies this year!


Color Crush & Storyboard Design

 I have had a color crush on blue velvet for quite some time. I really love how cozy and inviting it looks and what a statement it makes. 

Here’s some of my “crushes”:
Bold is beautiful, but can be a bit tricky to incorporate. Here is my storyboard design for a blue velvet living room:

The sofa was the inspiration piece for this space. I went with a modern, slightly feminine look to lighten it up- the key here is balance. The lines on the rug help ground the space and the lucite coffee table lets the sofa take the stage. The leather slipper chair and cheetah pillows balance out the pops of pink. The modern abstract art follows the modern lines of the sofa, yet creates an inviting atmosphere with it’s soft lines and strokes. 
Sofa- Jonathan Adler
Art- Cocoa & Hearts
Rug- West Elm
Lucite Coffee Table- Ebay
Chair- Zinc Door
Pink Pillows- Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Cheetah Pillows- Arianna Belle 
Lamp- Lamps Plus
Brass Bowls- Dwell Studio
Bookends- Design Darling
What do you think? Are you bold enough to go with a blue velvet sofa? I’m very tempted myself.

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