Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Far From Boring White Bungalow in France

Bright and open living room-design addict mom
Located just outside of Biarritz, France, this bungalow proves white can be fun too. The white walls and floors make the perfect backdrop to show off the home owner's colorful accessories, textural natural pieces, plants, and beautiful furniture. All these elements combined provide a visually pleasing and delightful experience.

Love the personality in this cozy kitchen-design addict mom

Love the personality in this cozy kitchen - design addict mom

A Far From Boring White Bungalow in France-design addict mom

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Bright hallway with succulents and kid's accessories -design addict mom

A fun kid's space with lots of natural light- design addict mom

Playroom

What a beautiful kid's space! - design addict mom

Simple and modern kid's room-design addict mom

A Far From Boring White Bungalow in France-design addict mom

Beautiful natural materials add an organic feel to this bathroom -design addict mom

Love the design of that headboard-so beautiful! - design addict mom
I am smitten and the kids' spaces are just so fab! xx 

photography: Julien Fernandex via vtwonen


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Add Color to Your Side Table for Spring With Painted Pampas Grass

Pampas grass in bedroom-designaddictmom
I have big shrubs of pampas grass with white plumes in the front of our yard and those things grow out of control! We have to prune them to control their growth and I sometimes cut them and place in vases. They make such stately and elegant centerpieces.

Spray painted pampas grass placed in this lovely vase add beautiful color to this side table-perfect for spring: designaddictmom
Recently, I had the idea while sprucing up the guest room to cut some of our pampas grass, spray paint them, and place them on the side table in a vase. 

Add Color to Your Side Table for Spring With Painted Pampas Grass-designaddictmom
Recently, I had the idea while sprucing up the guest room to cut some of our pampas grass, spray paint them, and place them on the side table in a vase. 

Add Color to Your Side Table for Spring With Painted Pampas Grass-designaddictmom
I always have spray paint on hand for an impromptu project...

Spray painted pampas grass placed in this lovely vase add beautiful color to this side table-perfect for spring: designaddictmom
I let the pampas grass completely dry and air out for at least a day before placing it on the side table.

Such a fun and easy way to add color to a room! xx

Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome Spring

Bougainvillea provides shade in this beautiful outdoor area
Happy first day of Spring! xx

image: pinterest

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party


Balloons under table in foyer add festive flair for a birthday party. Use glue dots to keep balloons on the table in place- designaddictmom
Zion turned 8 years old on Saturday-can you believe it? It feels like we just celebrated his 5th birthday! Anyway, he wanted a Roblox birthday party and I panicked briefly because I am not well versed in Roblox and I could hardly find anything Roblox related to buy for the party.  I spent days researching and talking to the boys to learn more about Roblox...

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom

Upon researching, I learned about how the Roblox characters changed their skin color and like the image shows above, the different colors are represented in a grid and then I got the idea to replicate it as a backdrop for Zion's birthday party.  I love getting creative with backdrops and this Minecraft one I did for Zion last year is a fave!

Over 500 multicolored post its were used to create this Roblox skin color changing inspired grid backdrop-designaddictmom
And over 500 post its later, we have a Roblox backdrop, our own skin color changing grid. I have to be honest though,  it took a looong time and I kept asking myself why I didn't choose something less time consuming.

Over 500 multicolored post its were used to create this Roblox skin color changing inspired grid backdrop- designaddictmom
But it was totally worth it! Zion loved it!

Roblox Invitation -design addict mom
Thank goodness for Etsy! I was able to customize this invitation bought here and Z was excited to give them to his friends!

Mantel decorated for Roblox birthday party-design addict mom
The hubs drew a Roblox character on this mini chalkaboard and I made a garland from foam, added some mini Roblox peeps and decorative honeycomb Lanterns and the mantel was ready for the party!

Bottles of Water wrapped in Roblox graphics for Roblox birthday party-design addict mom

Juices wrapped in Roblox graphics for Roblox birthday party-design addict mom
Etsy was a life saver in helping me to incorporate Roblox graphics. I bought these graphics from this etsy store as a pdf file, then printed them at home on adhesive paper. 

Decorate with Balloons for birthday party-design addict mom
The balloons were a hit! I bought packages of balloons from the Dollar Store and each came with different shaped and sized balloons. 

Face painter at Birthday party-design addict mom
Ian getting his face painted

A local face painter-she did such a fantastic job. If you're local, I highly recommend her. Check her out at Carnival Ink.

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom-design addict mom

Colorful birthday cake-design addict mom

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom
the birthday boy, our Prince attempting to cut his cake:-)

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom
Dada and son

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom
The bounce house was a hit!

Highlights From Zion's Roblox Birthday Party-design addict mom
Ian looking so adorable as a lion

Party Favors for Roblox birthday party-design addict mom
I printed these Roblox graphics (bought from Etsy store mentioned above) on cardstock paper, punched a hole in each, then tied each to a favor bag and voila! xx

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pink and Blue Reign in The Beautiful Home of Amelia Widell

Beautiful and colorful living room- looove that pink sofa! -designaddictmom
I spotted this space on Pinterest and was drooling so much that I followed the link which led me to the home tour on Gravity Home. I just had to share a peek here too. Amelia's home is featured in the current issue of Elle Decoration (Sweden). Amelia, a blogger, an interior designer, and owner of the store Melimeli seems to really love the colors, pink and blue. They are showcased throughout her beautiful home and is very evident with that pink sofa in the living room(which is also one of her designs). I am loving all the plants too-in fact, I love everything!!

Layered and cozy living room-designaddictmom


Love this shot showcasing the transition of room colors-designaddictmom
i love this shot with the transition of room colors

Pink and Blue Reign in The Beautiful Home of Amelia Widell-designaddictmom

Monochrome in the bedroom. That blue tufted headboard is delicious!- designaddictmom

the white pops in this blue bedroom-so lovely- designaddictmom

light filled kitchen-designaddictmom
What a home, right!? xx

photography: Andrea Papini/styling: Saša Antic  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Random Moments at Our Home

Dark and moody bedroom with rich layers-designaddictmom
 This week is going to be a very busy one as I am finalizing the planning of Zion's birthday party this Saturday.  I didn't have a post scheduled for today, so instead here's a highlight of some random moments at our house...

Map Mural in boy's bedroom-designaddictmom

Greenery and plate collection in kitchen-designaddictmom

Fiddle Leaf fig photobombs-designaddictmom
Happy new week to you all! xx

images : Lea Hartman

Friday, March 10, 2017

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

It's no secret that I am a color lover and that my bedroom is quite the opposite of these Scandinavian bedrooms that I am about to feature. However, while Scandinavian designs tend not to incorporate much color, they are big on layering, and adding textures with their accessories. Now those similarities are also present in my own bedroom and other designs and they are the reason I find Scandinavian design so appealing. Though neutral, the design is not cold. (image via vtwonen /photographer Tjitske van Leeuwen | Styling Marianne Luning)

These bedrooms embody cozy and one would find it extremely hard to get out of bed...


11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom
via pinterest

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom
via the stylephiles

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom
via limia

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom


11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom
via pinterest

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

11 Cozy Scandinavian Bedrooms that Make You Want to Stay in Bed-designaddictmom

With some of us engulfed in snow and some of us experiencing unusually cold temperatures, staying in bed a little longer this weekend is a great idea! The weather can't seem to make up its mind- one day it's nice and warm and the next it's snowing or very cold...
Have a great weekend everyone and stay warm! xx