Sunday, February 6, 2011

Post Partum Nesting

It's well post partum really- about 5 months to be exact, but the nesting has continued. Back in July we had our house repainted and re-carpeted and in January we finally started putting some of our pictures up in our family room/front room/TV room. (Every room in our house is multipurpose, there is not an inch of wasted space.)

I have never been good at interior decorating. I would leaf through an IKEA catalogue and wish I could chuck out everything we owned and start again. And of course, that's never an option in my mind. Blog land has really helped me figure out what I like and how to put things together in a way that all of us enjoy. Also the resounding theme in the blogs I like is to be creative with what you have, or what you can find that would otherwise be discarded, or what you can make, rather than obsessing over new and better things (although this is a huge temptation for me in blog land as well- there is always something adorable to buy at every clickety click... and let's not talk about our last trip to IKEA.)

This room wouldn't be magazine worthy or anything, but it is our stuff and I like how it looks.

We still have a few things to hang on the wall where I have taped up some of my sister's photos, but it is nearly there. Most of the photos on our wall were taken by my sister actually.

Looking at this pic I spy a few crafty things that I haven't blogged yet. This week perhaps.


Ann said...

Looks awesome Bek. Well done!

Ann said...

Looks awesome Bek. Well done!

Jennie said...

I'm so impressed with our interior design that I'm going to save the photo for reference! We're going to buy a house later this year (fingers crossed) so I'm always collecting ideas for how to display stuff. Good job!

Jennie said...

P.S. When I zoom right in I can see you have Frankie's Spaces book. Any good?

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

What a lovely room Bek! You've done a great job with it.

Sally said...

It is absolutely magazine worthy. Love your space. Love all your pictures on the wall. So lovely.