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Room Translation: Beachy Living Room

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Room Translation, so I thought that it might be a fun change of pace for today.  I love beachy spaces.  I especially love them when the designer leaves the kitsch out of the decorating and simply adorns the room with natural elements, cozy (slip-covered!) furniture, and a few water references throughout.  Nope, no anchors or sails for me — I want subtle suggestions of the beach and the occasional shell or two.  That, to me, is what dreamy beachy spaces are made of.

Room Translation: Beachy Living Room  {Inspiration Affirmation}
{Source Unknown} – if you do know, please respond in the comments

I love this interior.  The chaise lounge is begging to be sat in, don’t you think?  I love the warmth from the brick fireplace that is paired beautifully with that rustic taupe console table.  Casual water colors are dropped in here and there in the perfect way that makes this space say, “I am a house made for days by the water and nights by the fire.”  I also love the beadboard accent wall, which adds a bit more texture to the space.  However, this room is surely not lacking in the texture department.  Look around and notice all of the elements of this room that you can feel without even having to touch them!  Anyway, here’s my translation:

Beachy Living Room

Chaise  —  Console Table  —  Lamp  —  Mirror  —  Pillow  —  Vase  —  Artwork

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Friday Room Translation!

Hey there, friends.  :-)

It’s time for another rendition of my Friday Room Translation series.  This week, I fell in love with a really beautiful living room  that I found on Emily A. Clark’s blog.  I’m not sure of the original source since there is no link to it on her blog, so if any of you know of it, please share it with me!

Friday Room Translation  {Inspiration Affirmation}
I love how the designer of this interior used both contemporary and classical furniture — see that gorgeous Louis 16th side chair off to the right of the photograph?  The Moroccan pouf and trellis rug make me oh-so-happy, as does the glitzy sunburst convex mirror.  I die.  Here’s my translation:

Living Room

Table Lamp  –  Sofa  –  Blue & White Pillow  –  Coffee Table  –  Mirror  –  Area Rug  –  Blue Pillow

I think my favorite pieces of the decor from the translation have to be those pillows — don’t those look positively lush?!

What’s your favorite part of the room or the Room Translation?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Moms’ Christmas Home Tour: Room Translation

Happy Friday, friends!  I’m glad we made it.  ;-)  If you’ve been around Inspiration Affirmation at all this week, you know that we’re right in the midst of a two-week long series called Moms’ Christmas Home Tours.  This week has been dedicated to my mother-in-law and her gorgeous Christmas decor, and next week, it’s my momma’s turn to take the stage!

Moms' Christmas Home Tours {Inspiration Affirmation} Here’s what this week’s schedule has looked like, and I will be posting the links to prior days at the near-end of this post in case you missed any!

Moms' Christmas Home Tours Week One {Inspiration Affirmation} So, here we are.  It’s Friday, and that always means it’s time for a Room Translation.  But, I thought I would mix it up a little bit and do a variation of my traditional Room Translation post.  I’m sure you remember the Brick Room from Day One of this series.  If not, here’s a little refresher.

Room Translation {Inspiration Affirmation}

Room Translation {Inspiration Affirmation}
I thought for this week’s translation post, I would break down this room for ya!  Fun, right?  (You better believe I’ll be doing this next week for my mom’s decor, too!)

Christmas In the Brick Room

Parisian Love Seat  {Frankie}
Electric Fireplace  {Lamps Plus}
Antique Persian Rug  {Landry & Arcari}
Small Velvet Chairs  {Oliver Bonas}
Feather Wreath  {Pier 1}  – But could easily be DIY!
Fun Christmas Stocking  {Frontgate} – Out of Stock, but similar at Pier 1!
Red Beaded Ornaments {Trendy Tree} – Top Right
Pre-Lit Garland  {Christmas Lights Etc.}
Red Taper Candles  {Pier 1}
Red + Gold Swirly Ornament  {Pier 1}
Red + Gold Lattice Ornament  {Sears}
Gold Beaded Pillows  {Pier 1}

Along with this week’s recap, I also have a round-up of decorating accessories that are much like the ones my mother-in-law used around her home.  :-)  But first, let’s talk about what we did this week!

On Monday, I showed you how my mother-in-law decorates for Christmas in the Brick Room — red tree, feathers, and all!
Christmas In the Brick Room {Inspiration Affirmation}
On Tuesday, we peeked into her kitchen to see what goes on in there this time of year in terms of decor.  There is a kitchen tree (of course), lots of greenery, and some ribbon for good measure.
A Festive Christmas Kitchen {Inspiration Affirmation}
On Wednesday, we hung around the entryway, which is decked out with flocked trees and adorable little furry owls.
A Christmasy Entry {Inspiration Affirmation}
And finally, on Thursday, we ogled over the Crystal Tree in the living room!  This is my favorite tree, and I was so excited to share it with you!
The Crystal Tree {Inspiration Affirmation}

I’ve thrown together some “decorating essentials” for you to get the look that my mother-in-law has goin’ in her house!


Crystal Ornament  {Waterford}  – For your crystal tree
Pre-Lit Wreath  {Home Depot}  – For your range hood
Christmas Angel Tree Topper  {Kirklands}  – For your entry
Red Ornaments  {Crate and Barrel}  – For your apothecary jar
Feather Owl Ornaments  {Pier 1}  – For your flocked trees
Santa Statue  {Bed Bath and Beyond}  – For your entry
Cupcake Ornament  {Bronner’s}  – For your kitchen tree
Apothecary Jar  {Pier 1}  – For your kitchen island

I hope you enjoyed Week One of my Moms’ Christmas Home Tours Series.  I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store for you next week!  :-)

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Room Translation: Coral-Inspired Bedroom

Hey there, friends!  Well, we made it to Friday!  I had so much fun with you all this week sharing my projects and decorating ideas.  I hope you are liking this new blog as much as I love writing it!  I have already met so many wonderful people in this awesome world of blogging, and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to feel so surrounded by my peeps — you; the crafter; the DIY-hungry; the one with spray paint in your hair and hot glue on your fingers; the expert; the novice; the Pinterest-obsessed; the chef…I write for all of you, and you inspire me each and every day!

Since today’s Friday, it’s Room Translation time!  The inspired interior…

{This is the only source I could find.  If you know the true source, let me know!}

This bedroom appealed to me for many reasons.  The coral color, for one.  I mean…  To me, there’s nothing brighter or fancier or more fun than coral.  I love the delicate gold clock on the bedside table, and those pulls on the table?  HELLO!  Gorge.  Here is my translation…


Dwell Studio Headboard – {Zinc Door}
Crystal Cube Lamp – {Lamps Plus}
Seiko Clock – {Ebay}
Suzani Bolsters – {Furbish}
End Table – {Becker Furniture World}

What’s your favorite part of this room?

And now, just a quick round-up of what we’ve been up to this week at Inspiration Affirmation…

On Monday, I showed you my pretty, vintage Waterford crystal bowl that I filled with cinnamon-scented pinecones.

coffee table and sofa
On Tuesday, I featured an easy craft using Rub ‘n Buff as the main ingredient!
vase side
On Wednesday, I tried my hand at wrapping some presents in a cute way — a sorta-kinda big deal for this gift-bag-loving-girl.  ;-)
wrapping both
And on Thursday, I fixed a 130 year old porcelain elephant who was missing a back leg!  He’s walking much better these days.  ;-)
elephant tall

Which brings us to Friday, my friends.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to seeing you back here Monday morning for some crazy fun!  I’m kicking off a two-week series, and I hope you will join me!  Here is a sneak peak…

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