Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shabby Chic Bedroom Set

Changing the look of a room can be a big commitment. In a search for a new duvet set for my bedroom, I came across this adorable shabby chic look and I knew it had to be mine.
Luella Duvet Cover- Bed Bath & Beyond
I absolutely love how this room is decorated and I'm going to do my best to mimic it. I just wish all the decorative pieces of this room came with the set! What can I say, I'm a sucker for great interiors.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shower me with Doilies

It's been quite hectic lately with a lot of life changes happening from moving to a new place to expecting our first baby this December. I'm so very excited to start this new chapter in our lives. With a baby on the way, my nesting instinct has been bumped up to full throttle. It hasn't been easy moving to a new home a few months before baby Zouki arrives, but to say the least it's been so fun to start fresh and decorate.

A month ago, my sister-in-laws threw me a beautiful baby shower which I couldn't help but be involved in planning. I knew I didn't want a traditional themed shower with teddy bears or butterflies, so I started to surf the web for some inspiration to achieve a modern twist on a traditional baby shower. For a long time now I've been in love with doilies. They look so delicate and dainty that I wanted to incorporate them into the theme. Here is what I found.
 *photo source- 1, 2, 3, 4
I fell in love with the doily banners and went on a rampage to find them in pink, yellow and orange. I was lucky enough to find them in pink and yellow. I also loved the fun look of paper pom poms hanging from a line. I quickly realized that this is the type of look I wanted, especially when I found out how easy they were to make. Here is the tutorial I used to make the pom poms- for those of you who want to try this look for a special occasion. With a lot of help from my good friend Sara, who also designed a ladybug alphabet poster for the nursery, I was able to achieve this look for my special day.
I'm planning on re-using the pom poms for decor in the nursery as well, but that's a whole other blog entry.


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