A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

*FewKindWords* Personalized Prints Giveaway!

A Few Kind Words Giveaway

I have another fun giveaway this morning! FewKindWords is a mother-daughter team that creates framed monogram quote prints for the home or to use as creative and unique gifts.

How beautiful to work into a wall collage for the office, nursery or bedroom (like this blogger)? Today they are offering two personalized prints (i neither 5×7 or 8×10 sizes) to a lucky reader.

A Few Kind Words Giveaway

FewKindWords prints on high-quality card stock and frames in a white driftwood with antique white mats. They offer a variety of quotes and themes on their etsy site – find something that speaks to you or personalize a custom order.

FewKindWords is extending a discount to all readers next Monday when the winner is announced as well!

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Giveaway: Two prints (your choice of either 5×7 or 8×10 prints) valued at up to $70.

To Enter: Since this etsy shop is all about sharing kind words, feel free to share a favorite saying, quote, line from a song or favorite book that you especially love.

For Additional Entries: Become a fan of PDB on Facebook and be sure to leave a separate comment to share that you currently are or just added Pepper Design Blog!

Giveaway ends Friday, January 28 at midnight PST, winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following Monday. Good luck!

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Project Nursery: Prints, Patterns & More Fabric Fun

Since Liv is finally here and we now know that the little baby in the belly is a girl, it’s time to get back to the nursery to add the finishing feminine touches.

The room is pretty gender neutral, perhaps even erring on the side of more boy-ish with its rust red accents, dark wood furniture and animal wall art (painted by Kevin’s incredibly talented mom and aunt). I purposefully left several of the fabric additions – such as curtains, slip covers, bedding, pillows – until after Baby S was born so that we could use these details to help complete a little boys or little girls room.

Here’s the fabric inspiration board I’ve been mulling over since early December:

Thibaut Nursery Fabric

You can see that there are two distinct palettes I was leaning towards – turquoise with tan/brown/yellow/green accents if babe was a boy and coral with similar color accents if he/she was a girl.

All of these fabrics are from Thibaut, a fabric and wallpaper store I originally fell in love with after discovering their huge and beautiful selection of wallpaper (which I showcased a while back as part of the Favorite Fabric series). After perusing their website a bit, I fell for several of their prints in fabric form and I decided they were perfect for the nursery.

Now’s the hard part, which fabric to use where? Which final color palette to build off of? Which patterns compliment each other without being too distracting? (I love, love mixing prints – but it’s a thin line!) Can’t wait to check out the samples.

If you’re catching up on Project Nursery, here’s a link to the vintage wall art addition, changing table makeover, nursery wall striping tutorial, painted animal project, the initial inspiration board and the before picture posts.

Office Makeover: Inspirational Rooms

Progress on the new home office/guestroom has stalled a bit with all of the excitement over here. In fact, now that Olivia has arrived I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll find the time to finish up this new space that we conveniently opened up just three weeks before her arrival.

Until then, I’m having plenty of fun dreaming up the design of the future multi-functional room.

Home Office Inspiration

The above room from BHG’s January issue fits in some of my favorite organizational ideas and I love how the wood and various metals work together. The below DecorPad rooms show off clean, well-designed office spaces that balance style and functionality.

Home Office Inspiration, Makeover, Guestroom, Bedroom, DIY

I’d love to find a white desk similar to this version shown on the front page of the January issue of BHG, and how great are those beautiful linen, rattan and leather organizing binders and boxes?

More great examples of that perfect style-meets-function from Houzz and Ish & Chi.

Home Office Inspiration

And a few more from DecorPad.

Home Office Inspiration

I love the look of floor to ceiling bookcases as in the first room below – painting or wallpapering the back of them to mix it up would be a fun idea too. These examples of beautiful diy spaces are from Centsational Girl, Turquoise Design and House Beautiful.

Home Office Inspiration

Finally, I’ve been putting some thought into the bedroom end of the room as well. These examples of rooms in soft greys and blues would be soothing for the guestroom and complimentary to the adjoining office, which might use the same tones but in more saturated varieties and with more patterns. Rooms from Rue Magazine and BHG.

Home Office Inspiration

Hopefully we’ll get back to the building, plastering and hammering soon, but in the mean time I’ve begun the hunt for the perfect desk, bookshelves, bed… *sigh* and so on, and tracking down, salvaging or refurbishing each of these pieces on a serious budget will leave me plenty to do in the mean time.

Back to Craigslist I go! (what else is there to do at 2, 4 & 6am, anyhow?) :)

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