Lately I have kind of been on self/husband- imposed design restrictions (due to the rather large purchase (for us) of the dining room chairs! :) ) Thus the lack of design posts, it has been best for me to abstain from planning and dreaming for our apartment. Also, I have been arguing with myself over "real" furniture, particularly for our porch. This apartment will only be our home until November of 2011 so I cannot justify buying anything to fit this space...ahh, that and budget. SO. Until the day we buy a house we will continue to do small, fun projects with what we already have or is very inexpensive. So now that we are back on budget Nate is dying to get something done for our bedroom. I like to take things one at a time, if I have the luxury with a space, so that I can be sure I LOVE something and am not picking it because it works. So here is what we have picked thus far.
I will be ordering 6 yards of this baby from Premier Prints to sew a box-pleated bedskirt. And then upholstering headboard a using this template from Grace at Design*Sponge.
In a masculine dark linen
I would love to attempt to do a nailhead border about 3 inches in, but, with my affinity to draw something out, we will just make the headboard then decide whether or not to do nailheads.
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."