Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC

 

Entries in decorating (120)

Tuesday
Oct222013

Mini Bedroom Makeover

So we're still not going dark with the walls yet, but I have had the chance to update our bedroom from when we first moved in. We finally put in real curtain rods, picked up a new comforter, and put down this rug that I originally bought for my showroom.

Slowly but surely...

Monday
Aug262013

Dark Bedroom Walls

My house is white, from top to bottom. When we moved in, we were in such a transition that I didn't care much for decorating at the time. I mean, when you go from Brooklyn to anywhere, you have to quadrupable furtniture ..so the wall color was the last thing I was thinking about. But now that we've been here for nearly two years I've got the decorating itch. More specificially, adding a little something to the walls -- and thinking that that something should be dark paint (!). 

After the trusted guidance from these two design blogger extrodinares, it doesn't feel so scary and actually looks pretty awesome..

Nicole of Making it Lovely -- goregous charcoal with pops of pink..wowza. 

Victoria of SFGIRLBYBAY -- just one wall could be the way to go!

We're actually hoping to buy a house eventually, so painting now isn't really the most pracitcal idea --  so I'll just pin these images away for when the time comes..

Tuesday
Apr162013

Our Dining Room

Thanks so much to Cyd for featuring our dining room on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion! It is definitely one of my favorite places in our house...so head on over to see more. 

Monday
Mar112013

Replacement

We've begun the task of baby-proofing. Glory isn't quite crawling but we decided to be proactive and fix a few hazaardous areas. One of which was the wire-rack shelving unit that held our china. Sad face. Lets take a moment to remember this lovely piece in our dining room

We've replaced it with Dustin's great grandmother's dresser that we repainted. I wish I had taken a before photo, this piece has had many coats of paint and decorative treatments, not all good. But we're fairly happy with how it turned out..now it's on to all those exposed outlets..

Wednesday
Oct242012

Fall Table

My mom recently received a shipment of toweling fabric into your fabric shop and I picked up several yards to turn into a fall tablerunner. I love this stuff -- just a simple hem on the ends, and you're good to go. I also picked up these tree branch candle holders from Worley's Lighting, a Charlotte based etsy shop.

Thursday
Sep202012

DIY Bulletin Board

And along with the headboard, we also put together a bulletin board for the office side of the spare bedroom from a scrap piece of fabric we had bought at the second-hand store. Again, loosely following this tutorial, it was an easy-peasy project.

Tuesday
Sep182012

A Simple Headboard

In an effort to spruce up our spare bedroom/office (while we were on a home upholstering kick) the hub put together this headboard for the bed. We loosely followed Grace's headboard tutorial and opted for a short square shape. We're making things cozy one step at a time...one day I'll be able to show you our fully decorated abode.

Wednesday
Aug222012

Tablerunner

We have this big white dining room table that I love -- an ikea purchase that I'm actually still excited about. And I'm always eyeing new fabrics that my Mom gets in her fabric shop, so when this black & white number came in, I knew I needed to make something out of it. One of her beginning sewing classes is to make a simple tablerunner and I thought that it would be perfect to spruce up my table.