A Little Spring Cleaning

So we are finally over our jet lag and getting down to business of spring cleaning at our house.

My 17 1/2 year old daughter decided to do a huge purge and clean-out of her space. She leaves for university in the fall and with another week of spring break left it made for a great opportunity to sort and purge.

She is getting tired of her room, so we got rid of the lanterns and gallery wall.

Hasta la vista baby..

Funny thing how things work around here, before I even get a chance to finish, I go off in another direction. I have only shown half the space photographed, and sad photographs they were {it was before I knew how to actually use our SLR} and now we are heading in another direction. Since she is off to school this fall we will do a minimal tweaking. Tidy up and change things with a bit of fabric and new art.

Recently I ordered these prints from Elani Sofroniou to add a bit of sophisticated flair to her space.

And we are hoping to zush it up with some fabric, maybe try some florals to take the edge off that black and white!

On another note, I am sad to find out the the Hemnes bookcase WON'T fit my other daughter's snake tank that I wrote about that here.

Dang it....

It isn't deep enough.

Back to square one.

XO Barbara


  1. Still love her striped wall! Those prints are awesome.. definitely checking them out for the bedroom I'm working on.

  2. We are with ya...spring break in a couple weeks and we too will most likely be going through our daughter's room. Simplifying prior to her going off to school in the fall as well.

  3. It's so beautiful here I *should* start too. I'm procrastinating, kind of like on purpose :) I love the prints, they are darling with that fabric!

  4. Well, I guess that wasn't meant to be. But guess what? The snake's home will be better than you ever imagined, whatever that may be. You've got me thinking again ..... will let you know if I think of anything. I'm still eyeing that little peony picture you painted. LOVE the Vogue print!!!!!!

  5. Oh my gosh, you sound like me. I don't think I ever really finish a room before I want to do something different. But I do like your ideas.

  6. I love that you are embracing some changes and tweaks, in spite of your daughter departing in the Fall. That's such a great perspective - embrace the present rather than look to the Fall... that cabinet is going to turn up yet. Who knows where, but I have a feeling it's going to be just around the corner :-)

  7. Changing it? How long has it been? It seems only like yesterday. I better get cracking on all three of the girls rooms. It takes me forever.

  8. That's the problem with being so immersed in design, and why no space in my place is ever truly finished!! All great rooms evolve, rather than being static, right? hmm, I smell a post brewing :)


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