Like the famous Peter Allen song, Everything Old is New Again, things have a way of coming back into style. We see it in fashion and home decor all the time, but it happens in the way we live as well – record players are hip and outdoor movie theaters are the all rage. From drive-ins to backyard viewing, watching movies outdoors is a major summer-time phenomenon.
But if like me you lack a backyard or yard space of any kind, the thought of creating an outdoor movie night might seem unlikely. If you read my post on inner city outdoor entertaining, you know that I’m all about embracing our spaces and making the most of them. With a little creativity and friends who are always willing to play along (#blessed) I created a Moroccan inspired outdoor movie night in the courtyard of a friend’s condo complex.
In keeping with the coastal theme this week (click here if you missed my Nautical Nursery post), I’ve got a house tour that personifies small, but mighty. Despite the meager foot print this weeks Inspired Interiors selection is cozy, curated and gorgeous. Designer Raquel Garcia combines a thoughtful selection of colour and texture with clean shiplap and enviable natural light to create a space that feels much larger than it is. A beautiful mix of modern elements, traditional pieces and luxe finishes creates a home that is beautiful and inviting. Enjoy!
While I’m hesitant to declare any space my favourite to design, there is something particularly special about working on a nursery. Getting to play a small part in preparation for baby – setting the stage, so to speak – is such a joy and a real honour. Nurseries also allow for a little more creativity, which is never a bad thing.
When Jami reached out for help with her second baby’s nursery, she had two wishes: incorporating Joanna Gaines’ shiplap wallpaper and nothing too cutesy – I knew we’d get along smashingly! While it’s easy to get carried away with themes when decorating nurseries and children’s room, creating a space with an understated theme that will grow and transition with the child is my goal. I knew immediately what I wanted to do: a Nautical Nursery.