Category: home_decorating

Our Study Redesign Before With Photos

study redesign

Our study redesign is finally finished!  But before I show you the new study, I wanted to give you a peek at the before photos of the old study before I do a reveal of the after photos. Our study was perfectly lovely before the current redesign, but awfully brown, on brown, on brown, on BROWN and I was ready for some light. We put the study together on a major budget, as we did most of the house, when…
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How We Decorated Our Study In Mid-Century Modern

study re-decorate

Mid-century modern is my new favorite everything.  Period.  I had no idea I had such a thing for 1950’s and 1960’s style until we started renovating my house one room at a time, and over and over again mid-century modern pieces kept popping up on my inspiration boards.  Our family room remodel ended up having bits and pieces of mid-century modern throughout, and as we’ve decorated the rest of the house it has become obvious I have a major thing…
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My Favorite Trick For Hanging Pictures On Your Walls

favorite trick for hanging pictures

Hanging pictures can be so intimidating, especially when you’re staring at a fresh new wall and don’t know where to start.  Or, when you’re like me and have too many pictures and artwork and you want to hang them all.  So, where does one start when a room is ready to hang pictures? Let me share my favorite trick for hanging a lot of pictures at the same time, so they all have a cohesive feel to really pull the…
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How to Lay Out A Room Design On Paper

rearranged furniture

We’re doing a completely new room design right now in our home study, and I’m having so much fun, I have to share.  You can follow the behind-the-scenes here on Petit Elefant’s Instagram, but here’s the real skivvy on the new design. The study is the first room you see when you come in our front door, and so far it’s been a bit of a hodgepodge of furniture and random design.  You know how that happens sometimes?  A room…
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Mid-Century Modern Family Room House Tour

house tour

My family room is on tour today, just for you.  It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a room tour, any home decor, really, so I thought I’d show you a peek into my house.  It has a little mid-century modern flair, using inexpensive furniture and decor, and it’s one of my favorite rooms in my house – a little slice of heaven. Our house is an early 1990’s builders kit that the previous owners built from scratch.  There…
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My Master Bedroom Redecorating Ideas

my master bedroom decorating ideas

// This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of YLighting, YLiving, YBath.  All opinions, naturally, are my own. // We’ve been busy behind the scenes at Casa Czarnecki over the last couple of years, redecorating and remodeling, sledgehammering walls and ripping out old flooring, and finally, FINALLY after our epic Master Bathroom Remodel, we’re moving onto the attached Master Bedroom. I couldn’t be more excited. Our master bedroom has been woefully outdated, with dirty textured ceilings, weird…
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Laundry Room Make-Over Photos After

bathroom makeover

The laundry room project we’ve been working on for the last month is finished, and it actually turned out really well, with not too many materials.  I’m really pleased with how it all looks now that it’s put back together. We’re still working on the tile in the next room as we’re trying to figure out what to do with the pseudo bathroom + toilet.  Should it stay or should it go? The actual laundry room part is gorgeous though. …
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I really want a personalized bed with photos

A bed used to be a place for sleeping.  A boring white + blue striped mattress, covered with a sheet and maybe a nice down comforter (if you were lucky).  I never take a good bed for granted but my kids don’t know the difference.  I’ve spoiled them by not making them sleep on fold-up camping cots or 3 to a bed, stitch, like I did from time to time growing up in a family with 8 kids.  So imagine…
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Winner! Pick Your Plum Giveaway

***UPDATE: Our winner is #27 Steph! Send us an email ASAP so your prize can get sent off to you!  Thanks everyone who entered!   Mmmm. It’s nice and crisp outside, a teensy bit of chill to the air, coziness now mandatory. And with all that coziness I’m rather jonesing for some craftiness. I’d love a suprpise bundle of inspiration from Pick Your Plum to get me started. A mystery package of supplies and doo-dads for some swanky projects sent right to…
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