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?
Houzz not only provides awesome eye candy — it’s also interactive!
Check it out: http://www.houzz.com/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!
just yesterday I finally joined the party + responded to this mother’s request:
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.
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My thoughts immediately raced to Restoration Hardware’s website,
which has the most inspirational room galleries, EVER!
IN-cluding these yummy bedrooms for BOYS!
^^Come ON — how awesome is that rolling bed!?!
^^Totally digging the graphic letters + numbers + industrial-style lighting!
^^Those metal beds + the huge insect art — genius!
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 $!
^^I mean, even WE have 2 sets of old, metal lockers
that were purchased for $20-ish each, at the flea market.
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.
Apparently, not everybody was on board.
In fact, one gal was so against my RH suggestion that she disdainfully rejected said-same!
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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.
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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.
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!