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Normal Room

The other day I spent a bit of time perusing the site Normal Room looking for photos for a post. It's a great site for ideas on how to decorate "normal" spaces on "normal" budgets. After some time digging around (why so many photos with Christmas trees???), I found a selection of photos that I think are far from normal (my favourites are above).


Creating something new

Stephanie emailed us. "I moved into a new house about a year ago and found your blog. I Love, Love, Love referencing it for inspirational pictures and ideas!!

Now I have a new project that I would love your help with.
I just recently found out I am pregnant with my first baby and Im already thinking about decorating the nursery of course!

However, I don't want to do typical pink or blue. And I don't want the nursery to look too babyish.
I know that sounds crazy - but the rest of my house is stylish and I don't want one room to ruin the look! Selfish I know!"

Not at all Stephanie. Here are a few ideas. There are even more on the Flickr group Modern Baby Nursery Designs and of course the fabulous AT:Nursery is a must visit. Don't forget to click on the label children's rooms below to go to other kid's rooms we have featured. Good luck with the new baby and the new room!

Bill KingstonGreg Natale
It's what I do...Megan Morton
Aqua Vitaere:place
house n babyDesign Conquer
New York Interior DesignModern Nursery

Update. I forgot to mention the fabulous Nesting blog courtesy of Cookie magazine.


Black mirrored wall

ABCD emailed us after having seen Jo's black post from earlier today, and sent us some photos of a wall in her New York City loft. She and her husband painted the wall black and hung 48 rectangular 16.5" x 12.25" mirrors on it in a grid. FABULOUS!!! Be sure to check out her blog ABCD Design, because she will be posting a photo tour of their newly finished apartment. There are some photos of her loft already on her blog and WOW!!!


le souk

Danielle de Lange, a fellow blogger of the fabulous the style files, recently opened an online store called le souk, filled with incredible, drool-worthy items. Not only is her store fab, but she is donating 5% of the profits to Women for Women, an organisation that helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by providing them with job skills training, rights education, access to capital, assistance in small business development and financial and emotional support. So go on over and check it out. Here's a sneak peak of some of my favourites.


Great Etsy finds

Gosia of blue bell bazaar has some great new finds in her shop. I LOVE the porcelain head, which sadly is on hold for someone (a lucky girl). Go check it out, it's really worth a look.