A few weeks ago, my sister and I headed over to Target to do some browsing (also known as: credit card damage). I hadn’t been to a Target in almost a year, which just seems absurd to me. After having gone, I realized why it took me a year, simply based on the fact that I can never walk out without spending at least 100 dollars. But, I digress. While meandering the isles, I decided that it was time to get a new shower curtain and rod in order to spruce up the bathroom some. We found a curtain rod, but alas, no shower curtain. Don’t worry though, the spruce is still happening sans Target’s collection of shower curtains. While roaming the aisles, Heather noticed a green lattice work shower curtain that caught her eye. She and her boyfriend have been living together for quite some time, and she is looking to make the second bedroom of their apartment a haven for him since he’ll be going back to school soon. Seeing as how green is his favorite color, she bookmarked the design in the back of her mind for the room overhaul.
With that little bit of inspiration, Heather started browsing online for similar patterns that would suit what she’s looking for. But you know how tedious that can be, especially when there are so many places to look and just as many things to take into account. That’s where I come in! Voila! With a few clicks of the mouse, we’ve got a room that would fit his taste of green, but also fit in with Heather’s other decor.
Like mentioned before, the green lattice pattern was the jumping off point. Since Heather and Thomas had purchased a really gorgeous dresser from an antique shop that had a floral scroll design, that needed to be taken to be addressed. Thinking about the dresser and green lattice work, you can only imagine how excited I was when I came across a blue and green lattice/floral rug from RugsUSA.com. Total score! Once I found that, the curtains fell into my lap via Target.com. The stripes will totally man-up the floral of the rug, which is an awesome combination. Because the dresser has a dark wood top, the desk from Ikea will match perfectly. Wondering why there is a desk and a dresser in the same room? Can’t go wrong with storage, right? Right!
The rug, curtains, and dresser are the biggest pieces in the room that would have been the hardest to coordinate. Having those planned out, it made finding artwork all the easier. Since the room will be used primarily for study, there is nothing better than a little motivational art work. Thanks to Etsy and all of the wonderful artists, it certainly wasn’t hard to find something that was both inspiration and matched!
I’m happy to say that Heather was thrilled with the design, and we have a room fit for a Pipe! A Pipe? Obviously a nickname, and seemed to fit so well when I started penning this post.
Assuming Heather will let me, I’ll make sure to cover the transformation especially since it will be my first design idea that isn’t found in my own home.
- Rugs USA Hacienda Farida Outdoor Lime Rug
- Room Essentials® Chesapeake Zigzag Window Panel Pair
- HEMNES Desk, black-brown
- Typographic print, inspirational, Believe You Can 8 x 10 print, blue
- Shabby Quote print, People do crazy things when they’re in love print
What do you think of the design? Have you found anything recently while roaming that completely inspired a new design in your home?