Etsy Stuff: Bow Wow Beds

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Another thing I’ve always wanted to share with family, friends and blog readers – my favorite Etsy shops. Here we go – Bow Wow Beds!

With the addition of Suge (the boston terrier) to the family, I needed a bigger doggie bed. Selfishly, I was hoping the two dogs would lounge all cute-like with each other (which has proved to be more of a dream than reality). And because there are no design-friendly beds available at the usual suspects (Petsmart, Target) I knew I could rely on Etsy.

Bow Wow Beds is unique in that they make their beds out of duck canvas, which means they are almost indestructible to our gnaw-happy little friends. And how cute is the stenciling? It satisfies my recent craving for monogramming.

I also just learned that Amberlii and her Bow Wow Beds will be featured on Nate Berkus’ show which is in ADDITION to being featured on Martha Stewart and HGTV. So awesome.

Here are Suge and Biggie enjoying their bed (separately of course):

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– emily

$100 Gray Yellow Bathroom

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Hiya! Thanks so much for the great feedback and nice notes on my little rookie blog here. Before I leave for a night out with Aaron’s family, I wanted to post something I worked on last night.

A good friend of mine, Lyndsey, needed some ideas for a quick bathroom update. And like anyone who wants a quick improvement, she didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Here is an idea, all for under $100.

Some things I considered:

The walls – Lyndsey’s landlord does not let her paint (which is like denying me air and water)

The pieces themselves – when you’re working with a budget, it’s still important to invest in design. Purchase quality over quantity.

Here’s my idea:

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Because she can’t paint the walls (Restoration Hardware’s paint line in Pumice would look amazing) I love the idea of doing a variety of large/small white picture frames. Choosing a mix of vintage and new also helps with appeal and texture. And because I can’t help but throw in something a little silly/whimsical, I threw in Urban Outfitter’s Grassy Green toothbrush holder.

We’ll see what she says. And maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll get an “after” pic!

– emily

 

Darby’s Entry Way Before & After

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Darby is a friend of mine and was dealing with a good problem to have: lots of great stuff and not-so-great ways to display it.

Here is where he started with his entry way:

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So I poorly drew him a re-do, with some collaboration with Miss Lyndsey, using items already in the photo (because who wants to go out and buy MORE stuff). Here’s my sketch:

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And… ta-da! I love it! (Sorry for the blurry cell phone pic)

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It’s amazing what a little horizontal shelving will do to simplify a space. I think that’s why credenzas are so popular these days. Low furniture instantly provides a classic touch.

– emily