Thursday, March 5, 2015

White and Bright: Spring is in the Air.

This approximately 584 square feet apartment is drenched in natural light, bathed in white but the mix of textures, accessories, and plants throughout make it far from boring.

I have that same orange pot; love it!

Yesterday, we got up to a high of 81. Unbelievable. Though we are back to cold temps today, I woke up to the birds chirping and can't help but feel optimistic about the approach of Spring. Have a lovely day everyone. xx

Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting a Better Sleep with Peacock Alley and a Luxury Bedding Giveaway.

peacock alley coral sheets

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely people at Peacock Alley who worked with me to choose the perfect bedding to enhance my sleep. I was sent different samples to choose from.

Peacock alley coral sheets

Peacock alley coral sheets
I ended up choosing their sateen Emma Collection in Coral. I fell in love with the color(of course) and the modern geometric diamond pattern that almost looks like polka dots. Also, I have allergies and I am very particular with the type of fabrics I come in contact with.  Sateen sheets are a great choice for people with allergies as they are 100 percent cotton with a high thread count and a lustrous sheen. They are woven from combed, carded, or long-fiber cotton threads that are then mercerized, meaning they're soaked in lye and then in acid. This process not only strengthens the cotton fibers and makes them more durable, but also gives sateen sheets their signature sheen and helps them accept dye evenly.

Since then, I've been enjoying the sheets so much that I don't even want to get out of bed to have breakfast. Breakfast tastes better in bed on these sateen sheets; just don't spill anything on them!

patterns in the bedroom

Isn't that exciting? Value is almost $500 for this luxurious bedding. Directions for entering giveaway are below:

Choose your desired color and size of the Emma Collection .

Mandatory: Must be a follower of Design Addict Mom. Like Peacock Alley Page on facebook.

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Giveaway  opened to US and Canadian residents only AND ends Monday March 09, 2015. Good luck everyone! XX

P.S. I was furnished the bedding to review but all opinions expressed of said review are my own. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Room of the Day.

living room with parquet floors
Parquet floors, a warm fire, pretty art, and comfortable chairs make this my room of the day. In fact, I could curl up in this space all day with a book. Oh and of course, I love that chandelier! What do you love about this room? Happy Wednesday everyone. xx

Friday, February 20, 2015

Organization with Drawer Labels.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
About a month or so ago, i decided to add labels to Zion's dressers so he could put away his clothes appropriately. Folding and sorting laundry are my least favorite things to do and it seems as if I do them all. the. time. I had to come up with a way to lessen the chore and help Zion stay organized in his room.  Zion thrives on structure,  so the labels were a great idea! and he actually enjoys helping his Mama(most of the time).

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

I printed the labels which you can download for free here. We then cut them out and attached to each drawer. I printed them on shipping labels that have the adhesive backing so it was just a matter of peeling and sticking them on; very easy.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
a close up and less bright pic so you can see the labels better

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
Since we've placed them on,  there have been less incidences of clothes on the floor etc. Zion knows exactly where the different clothing items go and almost always places them there. It's also great to know where everything is when getting him ready for school in the mornings.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

Most of all he learns how to be independent. Have a great weekend everyone! xx

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Industrial in New York.

colorful living room
Colorful touches, beautiful furniture, drool worthy accessories, and an industrial aesthetic make this New York apartment very easy on the eyes. 

open floor plan

dining room

painted cupboards in the kitchen

light filled living room

painted cupboards in the kitchen

beautiful tile in the bathroom

beautiful tile in the bathroom
loving the tile work in the bathrooms! Happy Wednesday everyone! xx

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Painted Pocket Door: Before and After

painted pocket door

Hi everyone! We are covered under ice, schools are out, so how do I cope, I paint of course! Ideally, I would prefer to be working on the patio style challenge, but since that can't happen, I set my sights on the pocket door in the kitchen. We have a couple of them in our home and I always fancied the look of a painted pocket door. It's a lovely element of surprise because it's so unexpected. 

painted pocket door

There is the before. Nothing wrong with it at all, but you know me...

painted pocket door

I chose Behr Ultra(which is their paint and primer in one). The color is Coy Pink and goes beautifully with the walnut cupboards and the BM Wedgewood Grey color on the wall. Better pics and more kitchen talk coming soon...

ice storm
I risked falling to snap this pic so you could see the trees covered in ice. Stay warm everyone! xx