H O U Z Z

Here’s hoping that you know about HOUZZ

+ go there often to be inspired, as do I.

There are bazillions of photos on just about any topic.

How do you think I found my inspirations

for the exterior of our Dutch colonial?

Search for 'Dutch colonials' on Houzz + voila!

Search for ‘Dutch colonials’ on Houzz + voila!

Houzz not only provides awesome eye candy — it’s also interactive!

Check it out: http://www.houzz.com/discussions

DISCUSSIONS!

People write in with their house-related dilemas,

+ we can respond with suggestions + photo ops!

I KNOW!!??  It’s like our dreams came true!

SO

just yesterday I finally joined the party + responded to this mother’s request:

boy room on houzz

My son’s room

I want to decorate my son’s room.

He is 12 years old and wants to decorate to urban/city style.

Please help me.

* * * * * *

PEOPLE.

My thoughts immediately raced to Restoration Hardware’s website,

which has the most inspirational room galleries, EVER!

IN-cluding these yummy bedrooms for BOYS!

RH boy room with rollnig bed

^^Come ON — how awesome is that rolling bed!?!

RH boy room with RACERH boy room with pipe shelves

^^Totally digging the graphic letters + numbers + industrial-style lighting!

RH boy room with insect artRH boy room with huge M

^^Those metal beds + the huge insect art  — genius!

RH boy room with huge A

I was SO excited to participate + share my love of the Restoration Hardware “with the class”!

I did add a disclaimer that their merch is way too expensive,

but that it’s an excellent inspiration to take to the flea market,

where one can find “the real stuff”  for less $!

rh boy room with AZ

^^I mean, even WE have 2 sets of old, metal lockers

that were purchased for $20-ish each, at the flea market.

* * * * *
But I digress.

Don’t you agree that RH’s cool industrial furniture, lighting + accesories

would be a great fit in an urban/city-inspired boys’ bedroom?

Without having to be 100% literal or — God forbid — a THEME.

RH boy room with Kay lamps

WELL.

Apparently, not everybody was on board.

In fact, one gal was so against my RH suggestion that she disdainfully rejected said-same!

* * * * * * *

Wow, really folks?

Urban/city style is not a wall mural of a city (not to say they aren’t super cool!),

nor is it restoration hardware or old signs.

* * * * * * *

HA!  What!?!

ME-OW!

Gosh, I kind of dislike it when people are snarky + rude + dismissive

+  kill my fun, little online buzz.

 I’ll admit, I was a little tempted to reply in my best 8th grade girl fashion

+ call her a name.

Oh, SNAP!

Thankfully, saner heads prevailed, + I opted to act like a grown up

by making fun of her on my blog!  😉

Have a swell rest of the day, + see you on HOUZZ!

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3 responses to “H O U Z Z

  • Anita

    Love it, Kay! I don’t understand why some people feel their “opinions” or ideas are so much better than everyone else. I love your idea…your style…your fun attitude. Continue being you. We all appreciate you!

    • cardinalkay64

      Hey, Gal Pal
      Thanks a bazillion for typing this! All day long, I’ve been shaming myself, because I “KNOW” that the bloggers I respect would NEVER post something like this! I guess I justs wanted to have a little fun with it. I can’t see why anyone would refute the suggestion that RH stuff would look great in an urban/city design kids’ room!
      Sincerely,
      K A Y

  • Cheryl in Wisconsin

    Hopefully I can make this comment make sense.

    To me the Restoration Hardware style is my ‘soul style’. But shopping from the catalog is out of my ‘soul budget’, at least for now. Did you notice a couple of weeks ago on the Hooked on Houses blog when she featured a home staged with RH stuff how impolite the comments were? What is it with that style that riles people up? It’s hard for me to hear cuz that’s how I decorate my house… but it’s also motivating, since it’s NOT the style of people rude enough to respond like that…

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