Dominate the Dorm Room

It’s that time of year again when you or your children fly the coop. The high school graduates gleefully pack-up all their belongings and head off to post-secondary education. Upon arrival, you can tell that the rooms give off a very dull and cold design. Not to worry! This year, take that blank canvas and transform it into a truly unique custom design. Utilize these 10 DIY projects and make that tiny space feel more like home.
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Scraping The Summer Away…

Cottage Painting

I have spent the last week of my summer scraping and painting the outside of my cottage to the point that all I am able to see is Benjamin Moore Tudor Brown with sandstone accents. I will admit, it is better than the 1957 pale pink with white accents and the 1972 Tudor Brown and tangerine orange accents!

Out With The New, In With The Old.

Vintage can be defined as nothing more than to insinuate an identifiable period of time. Whatever you can do to invoke your chosen time period is basically fair game. It is a formed impression, but not one particular piece of the puzzle. This basically defines my life. From a young age, I have always seemed to be growing up in the wrong time period. Maybe I can connect it back to the past years of Sunday morning oldies at the cottage, the many hours and days of my time spent in antique markets, or even the way my parents surrounded us with unique and old school games and décor style. I can honestly say, the Beach Boys were my Backstreet Boys, my playhouse was my television and my weekend fun was Antique Markets. For me, vintage tells a story. It creates character and allows for a conversation piece. Vintage gives you these details in a space that paint cannot always give you. A perfect delivery of my reasoning can be found in the picture below.

1940’s Love

The 1940’s was a very influential decade.Times were hard as these years were met by WWII, but it also caused a strong impact on the way design was looked upon. Many soldiers were coming home causing their families to turn back to a time before the war. Traditional decor styles began to resurface, with new modern style twists added. The baby boom arose causing an increase in the need for homes. Simple homes were created and Cape Cod style was deemed a necessity, as homes were on the small scale. Interiors were simple and uncluttered to allow for larger feeling in the space.…

Well Hello There.

Name: Melissa Margaret
Age: 22
Occupation: Designer + Blogger + Idealist
Why: I often get asked what inspires my designs. Each time I am asked this, I tend to come up with a completely different answer. I attribute this to the straight fact that I can never truly pinpoint exactly what inspires me and that every small or large element of life has some sort of inspiration combined into it. I think it is truly a unique and custom design if you can grasp the atmosphere in a space from something as little as a glass figurine. If you can design and create a space from something like that and wow your clients, then at that point, I believe that is where your inspiration should emerge from. Taking what your client already has and making it that much more personal and important, is something I strive to accomplish.