The One Room Challenge has started, and while I’m not participating this round, I wanted to share with you my reasons you should hire an interior designer. Working with Hayden of Markley Design during the last one room challenge was the best decision I could have made, and now I’m hooked! Below are my list of 10 reasons I think interior designers are the bees knees, and if you’re decorating a space, you need to hire one ASAP.
Small paintings are the perfect accessory to add a pop of color to a room. I love that they are small and make a statement, without being overwhelming. These cute little paintings by Julie Marriott are currently residing in my living room, but I wanted to share with you a few other ways to style them!
1 | Use them to accessorize a credenza – For my prints I went with a blue and pink color scheme, to match the rest of our living room. I love that Julie can customize them to bring the colors in a room together. It was the perfect little missing piece to our credenza.
2 | Style honeycomb shelves – I think honeycomb shelves are such a cute addition to any room. I have loved them in Piper’s nursery and switch out how I style them every once in a while. Small square paintings fit perfectly on them and add a fun pop of color!
3 | On a bookshelf – Pattern mixing at it’s finest. Mix it up by adding a print to a bookshelf.
4 | Over a crib – I have them styled here with a set of three, but they would look just as adorable in a set of four or five. Instead of one big print over a crib, opt for multiple small ones.
5 | As part of a gallery wall – Add some dimension to a gallery wall by incorporating multiple small pieces of art amidst larger paintings and frames.
photo courtesy of julie marriott
Some other ways to style small prints include on a mantle, over a reading nook. The possibilities are endless! It’s also an affordable way to feature original artwork in your home.
See more of Julie’s work, and snag your own paintings, here.
There is no question that I love white. White furniture, white tops, and especially white walls. When we moved into our house half of it was covered in wallpaper and the other half was a beige off-white color. The first thing we did take down all the wallpaper and give the whole house a fresh coat of white paint. It made a world of difference. But as we moved in and began decorating, I noticed that some of the rooms felt too cold. White walls provide a blank canvas and a clean feeling, but sometimes it can feel too clean. Below are some tips for warming up a space and making your white room cozy as ever!
You guys, it’s here! One Room Challenge reveal day!! I am so excited to share with you the space I curated with Markley Design. Hayden was exactly what I needed to get my butt into gear, and make this room happen. We’ve been living in a half finished room (more like 1/4 finished) for three years now, and it feels amazing to finally have it completed!!! I honestly feel like this room is an extension of me, and it makes me so happy to come home to it. My goals for this room were to create a space that was inviting and cozy, while also being bright and full of color, which I definitely feel like we were able to achieve!
Did I go overload with posting pictures? Maybe. Am I sorry? Not at all. Click ‘continue reading’ to see the full reveal, as well as all the products linked at the end!