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Results found for "Emmy"

  • Colorful and fresh gender-neutral nursery, We are expecting our first baby in June, and we don't know the gender.  We wanted to create a fun, colorful (yet modern) space that both us and the baby could enjoy.

I'm very happy with the result!  It's about 90% complete.. still a few small touches to add.  , Nurseries Design

    Colorful and fresh gen...

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  • Emerson's Playroom, Here is a playroom we created for our 2 year old daughter in a small extra bedroom in our house., Other Spaces Design

    Emerson's Playroom

    6 photos, 644 Views, Flag

  • Emmy's Parisian Chic Nursery, When my husband and I found out we were having a little girl, my wheels immediately started spinning and construction began!  I have always loved wainscot, so that was the first DIY project my husband tackled. I maximized space by setting the armoire caddy-corner with a changing station to the left and the crib directly on the opposing wall.  The glider and ottoman is also caddy corner next to the changing station. I found an antique mahogany two-tier table with scallop edging from Craigslist -$50- and my mom refinished it in a black pearl stain with gold etching and tulip flowers with the letter M for Baby Morgan. The picture-in-picture was a design inspiration that my mom found in an interior decor magazine. We replicated the idea, wallpapering each of the inside panels bordered with molding, and placed vintage pictures that have been with my family for several years. On the 'changing station' wall, the other two picture-in-pictures have wired vintage figures of a manikin silhouette and Eiffel tower for that Parisian flare. My mother-in-law made all the bedding, drapery, and diaper hanging sack from fabric we picked out a local fabric warehouse in Buena Park, CA.  The crib cornice and curtain tie backs were a great find at the Princess Canopy Shop on Etsy. They are stained in black pearl with brass/gold etching.  We purchased the 'M' wall monogram from CraftCarve on Etsy (the lowest price and high quality finish.) I bought the hanging chandelier on closeout with black shades and matching pink bows were tied using the leftover pink satin bedding fabric. The furniture was purchased locally and the lamp was purchased on clearance at Tuesday Morning -$50-. I shopped around for the rug and bought it for 50% less than retail from after they price matched another competitors price. The crib mobile was purchased on, Nurseries Design

    Emmy's Parisian Chic...

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  • Big girl room for Emmy Grace - Pottery Barn on a budget, My daughter will be 2 next month and this is her "big girl room."  Everything was done on a budget.  The furniture is from Craigslist (we painted the iron bed ourselves).  The chandelier is from an antique store for $15 and I painted it and made new lampshades.  I did all the artwork and framed art myself.  , Girls' Rooms Design

    Big girl room for Em...

    5 photos, 4,552 Views, Flag

  • Emmy's Ohh La La Room, I tried to do a french inspired bedroom for my daughter and stepdaughter. I still need to tweek it a little bit. I have to finish the one balloon curtain and put some more things on the walls.maybe some more pillows. Please let me know what you thinkbut don't be too hard on me!!, Girls' Rooms Design

    Emmy's Ohh La La Roo...

    5 photos, 7,134 Views, Flag

  • Emmy Rose's Nursery, My mom helpped me paint the room and my husband made the wardrobe the dresser was my husbands mothers when she was a child (we freshly painted it) and the crib and change table were hand me downs the lamp I made along with all the art work hung on the walls.  Let me know what you think! Oh and the belly cast is from when I was 36 weeks preg and my husband made it and I decorated it.  It's dressed like a ballerina to match the painting and it's also wearing a necklace with a ballerina charm., Nurseries Design

    Emmy Rose's Nursery

    14 photos, 3,011 Views, Flag

  • Emmy's Room, i wanted to create a space that my little girl would love being in. i found a crib bumper from pottery barn that i liked and based the color scheme around that. then i decided to tie in a little bit of a birdie theme as well...and this is what we ended up with!, Nurseries Design

    Emmy's Room

    6 photos, 17,921 Views, Flag

  • Emmy's Room, Fit for a princess., Girls' Rooms Design

    Emmy's Room

    4 photos, 2,067 Views, Flag

  • Monkeyin' Around in Delaney's Room, Before I even found out that I was going to have a little girl, I fell in love with the Emmy pattern from Pottery Barn Kids.  I loved the theme and how it could grow with our daughter throughout her toddler years.  With the help from my husband and our parents we were able to incorporate all my ideas.  It did take some negotiating, however, my vision is finally completed.  Now I can't wait for my Delaney to arrive (any day now!).  Enjoy!, Nurseries Design

    Monkeyin' Around in D...

    5 photos, 595 Views, Flag

  • Emmy's Space, 10 yr old girls room/green and turquoise/with wall graphic and dots, Girls' Rooms Design

    Emmy's Space

    5 photos, 748 Views, Flag

  • emmy's pooh room, winnie the pooh theme for little girl, they had three beautiful colors picked out already and i had to figure out how to combine them, also they had the border, which i normally don't like but it all came together pretty good. Don't have pics of the whole thing yet with the dresser and stuff but here are some, Girls' Rooms Design

    emmy's pooh room

    7 photos, 387 Views, Flag

  • full on Barbie, Barbie room for my three year old, with hand-painted mural, Girls' Rooms Design

    full on Barbie

    10 photos, 1,585 Views, Flag

  • DIY Glam Farmhouse Kitchen on a Budget, We remodeled our outdated 60's kitchen with a marble tile backsplash, cherry countertops and new shaker cabinet doors. My dad's hobby is woodworking, so he built new cabinet doors and dovetail drawers (from 3 states away!). My husband is also very handy, so the three of us tackled this entire project ourselves. (We hired out the electric.) What do you think? :), Kitchens Design

    DIY Glam Farmhouse ...

    3 photos, 1,481 Views, Flag

  • Emma's Garden Room, Our first baby deserves an extra special room. The space is so small but we wanted to fill it with love and girlie things.  Butteflies dragonflies bumble bees fairies a rocking dragon...i would spend time in there if I could and Emmy just loves looking at the lady bugs., Nurseries Design

    Emma's Garden Room

    1 photo, 1,226 Views, Flag

  • recycled amish kitchen, Ultimate recycle!  19th century barnwood handcrafted by Amish carpenters using mostly handtools.  No electricity on their farms!  I stained and painted all the cabinets myself and my husband and I managed to install them ourselves.  We added a copper farm sink, glass backsplash in shades of copper and granite countertops.  But we have yet to pick out a wall color and a few finishing touches. A new refrigerator in black will be added when the budget allows.   We have a hunting lodge style home...complete with deer hanging on the walls.  We need to add some design elements and color in the  family room that is connected to the kitchen. I think my husband fears that if we finish I will start a new project!, Kitchens Design

    recycled amish kitchen

    6 photos, 399 Views, Flag

  • Guest Room, New Photos just added. 

This is a Candice Olson inspired room for less than $1,000. In fact, my entire house is Candice Olson inspired! This small guest bedroom is only 10' x 11'.  I have just finished decorating this space in my small California home.  I have been decorating one room at a time. 

I am a single, full-time dad to the most amazing and smartest preschooler ever who is my biggest joy and inspiration. By day, I am a full-time college professor, but my passion has become interior design.  Sadly, this passion is limited by being on a teacher's budget!!!  I must admit that I do find that scrimping and saving, and doing impossible things for little to no money is actually very satisfying.  I save throughout the year, and as I have summers off, I spend summers working on the house. I am not a handyman by any stretch of the imagination. But, I am determined! 

Since my daughter was born four years ago, I have worked hard to create a beautiful, happy space for her to grow up in. Before becoming addicted to Divine Design, I knew nothing about decorating or interior design. And, sadly, my house reflected that lack of design knowledge!  On Divine Design, I saw beautiful spaces that I connected with like nothing I had ever seen before. I knew I wanted to be able to do that, too. 

To that end, I have taken to seriously studying Divine Design, almost every night. I DVR all episodes, and watch them over and over and over and over. My quiet "me" time, after my daughter goes to bed, is spent watching Divine Design. It’s that time when the house is quiet, my little angel is sleeping, and I can relax, watching something that brings me a lot of joy. These are cozy times! 

Candice has inspired my love of bling, including:  glass, mirror, reflections, lighting and shimmery fabrics. She has inspired my appreciation for rich and varying textures, beautiful blues, and soothing color palettes as well as my passion for chandeliers.  Watching Divine Design has helped me to create a special home for my daughter. Being able to do that means so much to me! 

Even though I have a career and love what I do, I want to be just like Candice Olson when I grow up or when I retire from teaching and research-- whichever comes first!!!!
, Bedrooms Design

    Guest Room

    16 photos, 16,129 Views, Flag

  • Emmerson's Petite, Vintage & Blue Nursery, I had the honor of designing my first granddaughter's nursery.  With a little  inspiration from Jones Design Company blog and input from the new parents-to-be, we came up with a calm, serene, vintage blue nursery for Emmerson Faye!, Nurseries Design

    Emmerson's Petite, V...

    13 photos, 17,517 Views, Flag