In this week's blog post I share heaps of ideas for how to plan and design the perfect family home and give you heaps of practical tips to think about as you plan for your needs now as well as for your future needs as your family grows and changes.
This is one of the most comprehensive posts I've written about family friendly design - make sure you check it out by going to the link in my profile @thelittledesigncorner and then clicking on this image. :) I'm sure you will find it really helpful!
1 141 hour ago
Stressed? Clear the calendar for quiet time. It does the heart and mind so much good. 💙
1 21 hour ago
This backyard for @kismet_house showcases so much of what we love moditerranean style.
Coined by the woman who perfected the style, @joannagaines, moditerranean yards feature clean lines, neutral colors, and cool-toned plants, like olive trees, rosemary, and agave (a Mediterranean plant!). The modernness of Moditerranean strips down a more traditional Mediterranean look and feel to its most simple and beautiful elements. We love using greige hardscaping in Moditerranean yards—pea gravel, cement, and bluestone—and styling the space with a mix of old and new decor in woods, stone (like this incredible fireplace!) and metals.
Part way through a holiday weekend that feels very different from what it normally feels like and tomorrow it’s supposed to storm all day. But if lockdown taught us anything it should be that we can take time to find ways be grateful for what we have.
1 201 hour ago
Love this amazing organic looking appetizer tray! So pretty with different cheeses, olives, crackers, and fruit. $62.37 by Enrico. Link in bio!
I’m sure many of you are travels bugs like we are and itching to start planning when it is safe to do so (Whenever that may be). Where is the first place you’re going to travel to when this is all over?? 🤔✈️🌴
once worthless and covered in weeds ➡️ another area to drink! frickin’ heaved flagstone and rock all weekend to make this happen, but yo’ girl is feeling real good and maybe a little buzzed about it. 😏
36 1212 hours ago
Just listed ✨ Pristine Leimert Park triplex is one dramatic owner/user opportunity! Live in one and collect rent on two! .
ADDRESS: 4241 2ND AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CA 90008
SQ FT: 3,238
LOT SIZE: 6500
LISTED BY: COURTNEY POULOS @courtneyinlala .
Featuring an oversized 3/1 renovated with design love, fresh + bright. Sunlight pours in every window, palm trees + blue sky views! .
Character built-ins adorn decorative fireplace in the large living room, opening to full-size dining area! Quartz counters, open shelving, leather pulls add delight to newly remodeled kitchen, w/tons of storage. .
Off kitchen, charming built-in opens to a large 3rd BR w/rooftop chill spot. 2 large BRs and modern hall bath make this MOVE IN READY. 2 renovated 2BR/1BA lower units boast character arched details, new/refinished flooring, gleaming kitchens w/open shelving + sparkling bathrooms–perfect rentals or STR! .
Oversized garage can be ADU/2 ADUs for more cash flow. Charming street, easy east/west access, amazing historic Leimert Park location! Unrepped buyers reach out directly! Property to be delivered vacant.
I CANNOT WAIT to get the new gallery wall up in here! I took the shelf down, cleared everything off, and I’m ready for a fresh view. ✨ in the meantime, here’s one last look at how it was! We’re currently in line at In-n-out singing along to Al Jarreau so all is well. 😂🙌🏼
Just listed ✨ Enjoy the sweetest escape in this soothing architectural dwelling in Mid-City Heights by Wylie Alice Design. Find your peace on a quiet street w/ towering palm trees + sycamores. .
ADDRESS: 2115 + 2117 SOUTH COCHRAN AVENUE
SQ FT: 2,373
LOT SIZE: 5,964
LISTED BY: DOMINIQUE MADDEN & COURTNEY POULOS @theethicalagent@courtneyinlala .
Olive trees in front contrast smooth white stucco + new pavers. Enter into 10’ ceilings, wide oak floors + open living complimented by designer lighting and finish. .
Custom white oak cabinetry and sophisticated caesarstone counters in the chef’s kitchen. Imagine mornings with your laptop open, sitting at the oversized breakfast bar, inhaling energizing scents of citrus notes from the mature orange tree in the sprawling yard. .
Spacious master offers marble shower, separate soaking tub, dual vanity + enormous walk-in. Two lrg guest bedrooms share a full bath; powder w/ elegant marble vanity for guests. .
Permitted ADU offers an income opp w/ polished concrete floors, custom kitchenette, and bright, open living. All new systems, prewired, reinforced foundation + central location adj to Culver City + E/W access.
maybe it’s just me, but our bedroom has to be spotless for me to get a good nights sleep.
ive been trying to be much more intentional with purchases for ourselves and our home.
really aiming to spend money locally, and if not that, more small sustainable shops.
that being said, ive been enjoying my @vellabox monthly candle subscriptions filled with clean burning candles, made from natural ingredients.
being home for so long, it’s funny the little things as simple as lighting a candle that will bring you joy.
this weekend max and i reused our empty jars from last months subscription to plant some herbs, and he loved every minute of it! #reusevellabox
Chills. Still. Any place. Every time. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 We are OPEN Memorial Day and beyond grateful for the sacrifices made so that we can enjoy the freedoms of this beautiful country! ❤️🤍💙 #allgavesomesomegaveall
Tonight’s theater 🍿patiently waiting for @insecurehbo ⏰who do you emphasize with more #Molly or #Issa I’m tryna see something ☕️🐸
28 2883 hours ago
Welcome to my little slice of heaven! This account will be used to document our everyday life, home projects, decor, and basically all the random things I get into!
Here’s a little bit about me...My name is Beka and I love Jesus, my husband, and my three amazing kiddos. I am an enneagram 5 and a photographer by trade. I love Michigan, music, house plants, bird watching, coffee, alone time, and chickens. Like I said...random stuff! 😂 •
We’re “semi-rural homesteaders” on our 2 acre land and currently have 7 chicken babes that we are slightly obsessed with. 🐥😍 I’m excited to share my journey with you and hope that you will, at the very least, find it entertaining. 😂
These empty nesters were looking to update their kitchen with better flow and current finishes. Their current kitchen was dated, a large island impeded traffic flow and was cut off from the great room. 📐We straighten an angled wall, added two islands, one for baking and entertaining the second as the primary cooking 👩🏻🍳and cleaning space, and opened the space up to the attached family room. Both islands offer plenty of seating for their expanding family.
Another great collaboration with @plain and posh
📷 @picture perfect house
Featured on @homebunch
I love when the weather is nice enough to open this wall of windows in our dining room (formerly a living room, slide to see real estate photo) which overlooks our backyard. We DIYed the table top under the windows to better take advantage of the view and to add more seating (ya know, for all those people we don’t have over. Unfortunately, this was the case prior to corona. I had planned to be better about entertaining in 2020 but u know how that went 😢). All it takes is a couple of boards and some brackets 🔨
1 134 hours ago
Full of airy light, this bedroom from @c.b._designs is what dreams are made of. 🤩 We love how she brought outdoor pillows inside for the perfect pop of color!
AD: What do you do when you don’t have work to do?? Apparently I do more work 😂😂 I didn’t have work today so I pulled out my Cricut for fun! But it is @officialcricut ‘s fault because, while they didn’t ask us to create anything, they did ask me to share five reasons I love my Cricut, and it got me in the mood to start using it! Here’s some of my favourite reasons:
1. The Knife Blade!!! This is my absolute favourite thing about the Maker because it’s the reason I can cut wood and leather easily!
2. The Rotary blade!!! The Maker has a rotary blade you can switch in that makes cutting 100s of fabrics suuuuper easy.
3. The design software! There are 1000s of amazing designs already ready to go, but if you want to make your own designs, it’s super easy too!
4. It’s user friendly!!! The app and the software are both simple to learn... if my mother-in-law can do it, anyone can! 😂
5. Endless creativity!! When I want to get creative, it’s my go-to machine! It makes my stencils, cuts out my decor designs, etc.
In short, I love it. Any DIY tools you can’t live without?! #cricutcreated#cricutmaker#lovecreatecelebrate#modernoffice
I hear by swear that I will never ever go back to standard bath mats. Vintage rugs are not only incredibly durable but elevate the look of your bathroom instantly.
#51stReno // #LWSimplyBeautifulLiving // Photography by @johncwoodcock
Why is hanging things on the wall so scary for me? Well, because I have serious wall decor commitment issues! I have had this beautiful mirror for months & I finally hung it up in our kitchen today, needless to say, I’m obsessed & I regret not hanging it sooner!✖️Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this pic via screenshot http://liketk.it/2PwVB @firstname.lastname@example.org
26 1,1264 hours ago
Week 3 of the one room challenge & I’m so sad to say that this is all I have to show for my @oneroomchallenge with @betterhomeandgardens .
I’ve been so busy and haven’t done much besides demo the previous feature wall
Real progress coming soon!! @bhgorc .
✨Hey ya little firecracker!✨
This was one of the nicknames my dad had for me when I was little, and I now use it for my own girls! I think it’s very fitting 😂
These are DIY bubble wands inspired by @a_magicalmess ✨
The how-to is on my Pre-K highlight!
🇺🇸Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Happy Monday! We hope you have a great start into the new week! We'd like to thank Emma @squiggly_monkeys today for her lovely review of our little sprays 🥰⠀
👉🏻 "After spending the last week in isolation with 3 small boys, 1 husband and a dog, my care package of air fresheners from @mask_co could not of come soon enough! 😂 I have to say they all smell so gorgeous and are made from Australian essential and fragrance oils, made right in Oz in Byron Bay!" #ilovemaskco
6 614 hours ago
✧ Project dressing table decor ✧
Exciting times! I purchased these little trinket treasures last week along with the faux posies and vase. I love how the vase complements my YSL mon Paris fragrance. That was a coincidence of course ;-)
Vase > @kmartaus $5.50
Faux posies x 3 > @kmartaus $5 each
(I removed the green leaves as it didn't suit my aesthetic)
Glass trinket jars > @catch_au $40 (Purchased in a set of 5 mixed styles and sizes. Swipe to see the full set)
2 94 hours ago
A sunny corner of a bigger piece on canvas. Who doesn’t love a sunny, colourful, flower filled spot to get lost in? You can see the full painting of A Springlike Spectacle by following the link in my bio. I hope you find a sweet sunny spot this week x
4 304 hours ago
I could drop a cute “summer is coming and all the vibes and popsicles” perfect Instagram quote here but...that wouldn’t be reality.
Reality is that the past few days have been trying and hard, just NORMAL life-forming moments. There’s been yelling, (::gasp the horror:: I don’t think perfect insta-moms are supposed to yell 😱) disciplining, crying, whining, and so many other hair-pulling moments. BUT in an effort to share hope and not a super-depressing post, I will say we’ve had (some forced) heart-to-hearts, some laughs, many an exasperated sigh and just some good old-fashion learning moments. Real life is messy. But it’s REAL. It’s not picture-perfect or rehearsed or glamorous but it is meaningful and life-forming. These little ones are mine and Sean’s to raise up and train up. And we will not take that lightly. ❤️ #raisingboys#boymom#momofboys#motherofboys#momlife#kidlife#letthembelittle#holdthemoments#richardsontx#brothers#howwelive#howwedwell#backyard#summervibes
0 154 hours ago
Monk & Nun is going to the beach... and also to your bathroom. 🤔
Our Turkish towels look amazing at home and on the go.
Lualoha Turkish towels are designed in our home city of Montreal and made in partnership with Turkish weavers. We love what this company stands for and are so proud to be carrying their both their hand and full sized towels.
As a small boutique, we only carry a few of everything so if you see something you like, snag it while it’s here 😘
PROGRESS REVEAL✨ This project didn’t go smoothly, but it turned out perfect! That’s DIY for you folks. Adding vertical tongue and groove to this small bathroom made all the difference. It also helps when your design plan is validated by the one and only @chrislovesjulia What a week y’all! Head to the blog to see more pictures and read all the details on this project // blushingbungalow.com or link in bio //
71 4886 hours ago
Out for a little Sunday adventure with my Mom today ✨ What a brilliant day! I’ve been on a major “tourist in my own town” kick since spring arrived and all this time out in nature has got me feeling so, so grateful for my extended stay in Muskoka 🌲
With most shops still closed, weekend entertainment options are limited so we decided to get out and just go out for a drive this afternoon. At the very end of the trip we opted to take the “scenic route” back into town and ended up stumbling on High Falls. Neither of us had been back to the falls since high school (I won’t age myself by telling you how long ago that was lol 🤦🏻♀️) so we parked and got out to have a little look around.
The intention was to stop quickly to take a picture, but we ended up spending almost an hour there climbing waterfalls and tromping around the forest. It was definitely one of those “it’s good to be alive” kinda days 💕
6 497 hours ago
One of my dearest friends owns the most darling toy shop in all the land and she just send over a code for you all in celebration of the holiday weekend! 🥳 •
Every single toy on this shelf can be found over at @lindenbee and it’s our go-to for the most special of gifts. Her four precious kiddos help her choose every single item in the shop and I’m telling you, these babes have got great taste. 👌🏼 •
You can use “SALTWATER20” for 20% off today and tomorrow! 💛 •
Thanks so much, Lindsey! Love you so much, sister!😘 •
Our team freestyled this look for an in store photoshoot yesterday and I think they knocked it out of the park?? 😍 Everything is available on @ldshoppe and oh, btw, we haven’t forgotten our American friends! We’re launching another long weekend sale this weekend. Use code MEMORIALDAYSALE for 15% off sitewide! 🙌🏻
Part mid-century, part modern for this elevated powder bath! I love the grey approach we took here with everything and the little detail of the marble triangle mosaic backsplash. The more simple approach let the light fixtures and wood vanity have their moment, while still bringing a luxurious subtlety to the space. #LindyeGallowayStudio#LindyeGallowayShop
Sundays are for sleeping in, snuggles, & documentaries in bed
however someone forgot to tell my psycho puppy. Cheers to realizing how much you can take a simple ritual for granted. One day we’ll meet again Sunday bed, when Kylo’s old & lazy. Until then, game on crazy 🙌🏼
Print: paddle out by @sambatothesea
Accent pillow: @target