A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report


So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we've been for almost the last Read more

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece


Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration


Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at Read more

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room


Hello, Kah here! It's been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This Read more

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Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Living Room Inspiration, Our Apartment | 5 Comments

Hello, Kah here! It’s been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This is my first post for 2014. I refused to blog until Milla made several posts, since she was so far behind me in blog post count lol.

Those of you that have been following the blog lately, know that we have a new home. Correction again, Milla and her fiance have a new home. Breeze and I just live with them or maybe I just live with them and Breeze, I’m not sure if he has permanent residency lol. As of now Breeze is happy in his own bedroom, full of clutter. Yes, our cat has his own room…let’s move things along, shall we?

In our new home we have a family room and a smaller living room, that we will use as a sitting room/foyer. The family room is large in size 26×14, which means we have a lot of space to cover. A lot more than our last living room. For our new visitors, our previous living room at our apartment used to look like this:

Living Room Living Room
Living Room Re-do Living Room Re-do with Gallery Wall

I found some extra pictures on the camera that I forgot to edit and include in the living room reveal. So here they are. Note: Images will pin in original (larger) size.

turquoise yellow white and gray living room + thomas paul floral chair + gray & white chevron rug + yellow chevron pillow turquoise yellow white and gray living room + thomas paul floral chair + gray & white chevron rug + yellow chevron pillow Read more

Double Take: Revamped Cobalt Blue Nightstand

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, Decor Inspiration, Furniture, Our Apartment, Painting Projects | 27 Comments

It’s been a long long time since you guys have seen me around these parts and an even longer time since my sister Milla has visited! But here I am to do what I do best, which is write posts about items in Milla’s room haha. At least the current post I’m writing is connected to her in someway. You see this nightstand used to be in my room.

But as you know my room has changed quite a bit since last year and my nightstands now live in Milla’s bedroom and with a new look!

The color is a custom color matched from a fabric swatch and it’s beautiful. The two of us hand painted the pair of nightstands a few weeks ago after days of debating on cobalt blue or turquoise.  Blue won out.  I love it in the new bold color over the subtle gray!

Milla is also the new owner of my teal lamps, which used to live in the hallway for a while. She really hit the jackpot on my compulsive buying and painting projects.  The nightstands were painted to match the cobalt blue desk vanity also in her room.

We moved the turquoise cane armchair next to the desk for a colorful vignette and Breeze vastly approved of the new look besides he will follow a chair to any corner. Read more

Eye Candy: Boho Chic Bedrooms

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Bedroom Inspiration, Our Apartment | 6 Comments

Hello all! I introduce you to the second post in one week! I’m getting better, right? Sooner or later I’ll be back to at least 4 posts a week (I hope). Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite bohemian style bedrooms.  While I was searching for inspiration to finish up my bedroom, I kept leaning toward the boho chic variety. And I’m now convinced that is the style I prefer, at least in my bedroom. Boho bedrooms are typically very carefree and eclectic and that describes me perfectly.

First up, is this bedroom by Naomi Stein from Design Manifest. If you haven’t seen this bedroom before you have been living under a rock for some time now. In fact, Naomi’s entire home is AMAZING, every room could fit into the theme of this post. She does a great job of mixing modern with vintage and making it bohemian glam. If I can get my paws on a batik dyed bedspread like this I would be ecstatic. And that Marilyn Monroe print is divine. You can purchase it here . I think I may consider buying it. I’ve always wanted a Ms. Monroe print in my home.

This bedroom was designed by Sara Berrenson from All the Pretties. This bedroom is about the same size as mine and I love everything about it especially that headboard and quilt at the foot of bed! I found the bedroom on Pinterest and it lead me to her house tour. Be sure to check it out and the rest of the blog, she has some great stuff on there. She even has a great fabric line on Spoonflower.

vintage boho chic bedroom

Via All the Pretties

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Sneak Peek: My Bedroom

Posted on by Kahli Posted in DIY, Our Apartment, Upholstery Projects | 6 Comments

Hello! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July last week. We didn’t do anything special for the holiday, but I do have something special to share with you today. We have been working on our upholstered beds for a few weeks, completing a little at a time. I still have a few things left to do with the bed, but most of the headboard is done. Here’s a quick peek.

gray and teal bedroom, teal desk, gray nailhead headboard, brass lamp

I rushed over to the Goodwill this morning to buy a stack of books and teacups to decorate the desk. I actually wanted ceramic bowls instead of teacups, but I couldn’t find any. Hopefully, on my way home I can find some at another location. I may need to replace them anyway, if Breeze is a bad boy while we are away and knocks them over.

The gray headboard is upholstered in white twill tape and nickel upholstery nailheads. Putting the nailheads on took longer than I expected! It took us most of Saturday to finish up the entire headboard! I’m happy to say that I still have my fingers, although the headboard did get dropped on my ankle, but the swelling has now subsided! I’ve always been very prone to accidents. Read more

Our Impulsive Living Room Re-do

Posted on by Milla Posted in Before & After Projects, Our Apartment | 22 Comments

Hi Lovelies! Happy Friday the 13th!

Sooooo is it bad luck to do a post today? I hope not because I want to  tell you about our overnight living room re-do. I say overnight because while I was sleeping the other night, Kah decided to rearrange the living room. We discussed what our plans were before I went to bed and I thought we would do the change after we returned from work the next day. Stupid me. I should’ve known that Kah wouldn’t have been able to sleep that night unless she started on the re-do right away, which is what she did.

The seating arrangement was moved to the other side of the room. The desk  and the TV stand switched places. And we created an additional seating nook in another corner. These were not small furniture pieces that Kah moved so I’m assuming she is feeling stronger since we attended the gym one day this week. At least that is what she told the grocery store attendant when she declined help with taking bags to the car.

So here are a few shots of our previous living space…

turquoise white gray yellow living room

teal yellow and gray living room

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Wall of Gold: Gallery Wall Progress

Posted on by Milla Posted in DIY, Our Apartment | 5 Comments

Hi lovelies! How’s everyone’s week so far? Mine? Well, I’ve been sick…again. Just hacking away all of my design inspiration. So it’s been bad a week for me. But at least one twin has been productive. Kah is making wonderful progress on her bedroom. And she finished hanging the frames for the gallery wall. See a few sneaks below:

 

Gallery Wall with Gold Frames

You can see some of the hallway here. I’m sure you all notice that hideously standard ceiling mount light. We can’t stand it. Must find an alternative soon.

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Sisterly Love: From Milla to Me, Merry Christmas!

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Our Apartment | 14 Comments

With Christmas just around the corner, it is not surprising that I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet. I didn’t expect the month of December to fly by so quickly :(. I have a few people on my list. Breeze is most likely expecting a can of tuna. I’m not sure what I want to get Milla though. I’ll probably allow her to pick something out and I’ll pay for it…like she did for me!

If you remember my moodboard from last Friday, I was on the search for some teal pillows after not being able to find fuchsia pillows.  Here’s what my bed looked like without the teal pillows.

And here’s what it looks like now with the purchase of teal pillows. Thanks Milla! She’s a great gal. I (Milla) purchased the velvet pillows from Pier 1 on sale. Their pillows are currently 20% off, so instead of paying $29.99, she paid about $24 for each and it comes with a down feather insert. Read more