Tuesday, August 2, 2011

From Patterned to Plain

Thank you for all the sweet comments about the nursery I revealed yesterday! 


Do you ever look at a room and just think something is a little off?  Like, if only ______, then I would love the space.  Well, I've been feeling that way about my bedroom lately. I have had my bedspread for a few years now and I just felt like there was too much pattern.  In this case, the pattern was what was making the room feel very little girl.  Don't get me wrong, I love pattern, but I think it made my bedroom feel too busy. 
Do you agree?


Patterned:


I picked up these off-white linen curtains for a whopping $14.99 at Target! I'm kind of loving them (: They let lots of light in and still frame the window nicely. 


Plain:




I think they really brighten up the space and break up the pattern. I'm also totally into everything white and flowy right now, so it was just what the space needed (: It's relaxing and soothing, at least in my opinion. 


Also- my mom hasn't noticed them yet and it's been 2 days. I think it's kind of funny (: We'll see how long it takes her. If she says anything about it today, we'll know she read this post!


Look what is front and center in my magazine/book basket?!




My new favorite book, Decorate {by the fab Decor8's Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick} Love it, love it, love it and totally recommend it! Thanks to Anna from In Honor of Design for the sweet giveaway (:


So that's my little teeny tiny room update. What do you think? 
Have you done any small updates lately??


Happy Tuesday!
Love,
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PS. Drumroll, please!


The Ten June e-design winner is #61 Meghan.
Hooray!! Email me and I will put you in touch with Michelle (:


PS. Again!! The winner of Alisha's photography giveaway is # 27 Kathleen!
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22 comments:

  1. i love those curtains. they really do make a huge difference in a subtle way (oxymoron, maybe?).

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  2. FUNNY that your mom hasnt noticed yet!!!
    and cool curtains :)

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  4. Dear Michaela,

    I think the blog design winner is
    Meghan who follows Shasta Anne.

    Best,

    CBO

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  5. I love it! Isn't it amazing how a little change can make such a big difference? I'm all for flowy white- linens, drapery, etc. So pretty! And grown up : )

    Congrats to Meghan! Can't wait to get started on her design!

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  6. Love the new curtains! They are like a breath of fresh air. :)

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  7. We have those same curtains in our bedroom! I love Target's curtain selection.

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  8. Looooove the white flowy curtains!!! It looks wonderful!!! White always makes things look so crisp and clean!!! (And with 2 babies over here, I could use a little more CRISP and CLEAN!!) Haha!! Have a great Tuesday! :)

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  9. I think the white curtains look great. I'm thinking about changing my bedspread to a plain white soon. I think it will be an easier way to mix up the room feel (with pillows) and skip the busy pattern.

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  10. Love the new curtains!! Flowy sheers that pool on the floor are a weakness of mine haha

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  11. You are completely right, that totally changed the feel of the room! I think I need to get my little self to Tar-jay! hehehe, I love that mom hasn't noticed yet (c:

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  12. Love the bright white and linen looking curtains! Definitely brightens up the room! Gorgeous!

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  13. I love it! Isn't it fun how something so small makes such a huge difference! I haven't made any changes lately but I'm planning on changing the pillows on my couch and I know that it is going to make a huge difference!

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  14. i love this! so true that small things really make a difference! my boyfriend and I just switched around our bedroom in our apartment and its just so GOOD feeling! (even though we didnt really re-decorate anything haha but i know what you mean!)

    xoxo

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  15. I love the new curtains. You are right it gives the room a different feel. I can't wait to get started on my house when i get back home in a month.

    By the way Target and Home Good are two on my favorite stores to get things for the house.

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  16. those curtains are lovely! i think they make a huge difference for sure! <3

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  17. It's so funny how such a simple change can make such a big difference. I think they look great in your room!

    Check out my giveaway: http://virginia-belle.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-time-for-giveaway.html

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  18. It's so funny how such a simple change can make such a big difference. I think they look great in your room!

    Check out my giveaway: http://virginia-belle.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-time-for-giveaway.html

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  19. I love how little things make a difference. You don't have to pay a ton for your room to look different!

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  20. Ummm, why haven't I won yet?? What happened to that money I paid you to win?

    Kidding. Love the white curtains!

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  21. Love it! Makes it look bright and airy! :)

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