So. Tell me something. Tell me you have heard of the famous O'verlays. If you have not, they are the genius fretwork pieces that are made to accompany your Ikea pieces. Hello Ikea hack. They are beyond brilliant. My girl Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things just so happens to be the owner of this amazingly creative product. Let me just tell you, Danika is probably one of the most clever and original designers I have ever seen. Go figure. It is honestly not fair! She is an incredible artist and decorator. Just you wait and see. I am so glad I have gotten the chance to know her over the blogosphere. Truly inspirational. Danika, (no not Danika Patrick), you are up!
Hello there S&S readers! I am Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things and I am so excited to be invited to participate in this series and share one of my favorite rooms with you. Truth be told, these ladies were the motivating factor to get me to tie up some loose ends in my family room. I had been procrastinating making slipcovers and finishing some projects, but there is nothing like a promised deadline to get me moving. It was also a lot of fun having a perfectly clean room for a few hours. It will never look this good again.
We have been in this house for almost three years now, and those of you that read my blog know this room/entryway have been about 6 different ways from Sunday in that time. I love to paint stuff, my entry in particular because its only a 10 foot wall, so the current chevron stripes have been holding strong and I kind of did my decorating around them...
This room isn't for the faint of heart with color, so I apologize to all the neutral folks in advanced. Please put on some sunglasses because its gonna be bright (and crazy).
I like my lily gilded I suppose, and I also have no fear of color and pattern which explains the zig zags paired with my gold pen squiggle walls. Its a high energy room used by 2 little boys, my husband and myself. I dosed the hell out of the place with pink because I am surrounded by testosterone 24/7 and needed to keep my girly side.
I just finished my new white slipcovers in time for summer. I love this time of year and I tend to really amp up the bold and bright. I love a space that is fun and relaxed.
I made a super sized painting that hangs over the TV.
This room gets used tons thanks to the boob tube on its big vintage alter/ credenza.
I also just recently painted a wall "Old Navy" by Ben Moore (best navy blue EVER!) and I added 3 big IKEA mirrors over in the dining area to brighten it up a bit. I added some O'verlays since it is my biz and I have to test these things- right?
I am also a lighting whore, and find myself picking up stray, discarded chandeliers and lamps from the trash and thrift stores. I particularly love this lucite number I found at a year ago. She is a keeper...
My dining table is very special to me because it was made by my father.
Our house is 1960's ranch, so what it lacks in crown moldings
it makes up for in funk (or so I have convinced myself): like its retro
peek-a-boo entry shelves...
Finger paint and glitter kids art, doesn't get much better...
and thats all folks! Oh, and please note the messed up pillows. A 4 year old just couch jumped minutes before the shot.
Thank you ladies for having me over, you are awesome!
I hope you all enjoyed the tour!