Blogger House Party {tour time!}

The Blogger House Party was such a fun creative exercise, I hope that all the bloggers involved (and readers peeking in) had a good time with this because I certainly did. When I posted my room first, I was sitting here just pulling together images of things that inspired me at that time and then after showing it here on decor8, I realized that it almost looked like the beginning of a little room. See? Then I noticed that Ez over at the Creature Comforts blog was inspired by my little round up of items so she pulled together a coordinating office space. At that point I thought that it would be fun to see if anyone else wanted to get together to 'furnish' our virtual space so I decided to throw out a challenge to some of my blogger pals to see if they'd like to work on decorating the home together around a virtual client. Bloesem, SFGirlByBay, The Style Files, Making It Lovely, Creature Comforts, The Kitchen Designer, and others quickly accepted and then other bloggers started sending in submissions too. It's been great to watch this evolve! I want to do it again for sure. So here's our virtual client (I made her up) and here are all of the submissions below.

Virtual client profile: young single mom (cookbook author) who lives with her 8-year-old son in a 18th century Georgian townhouse in Savannah, Georgia approx. 2,000 sq ft., 2 floors, 3 bedrooms (one is an office), and a large patio off of the kitchen. She loves to entertain, enjoys pastels and a Swedish modern decor, decorating on somewhat of a budget but she can splurge on one expensive item per room. Loves pattern and feminine touches but can?t deal with too much clutter. All flooring in the house is hardwood and walls are mostly white.

decor8 *new* Living Room (needed more stuff)

Resources: Standing black Giverny mirror, Patrick Townsend white orbit chandelier, Jasper slipcover sofa, Samantha Hahn print (black frame), Dahlias in a Row by Marisa Haedike, STAACH cain collection stool, vintage anglepoise lamp from a flea market in black (or new here), Cosmos canvas storage box for holding magazines, LACK coffee table, fresh flowers from Jayson Home + Garden, sofa pillows available at Lagom Designs, IKEA Stockholm Rand rug.

Since our client has a son, I thought he'd like the animals on the pillows and the fun yellow stool. His mother appreciates having a slipcovered sofa (Paola, thanks!). The rug is inexpensive enough so that a spill won't stress anyone out and is fun for her son to race his cars on since it's a low pile rug. The black was added to the space since our floors are hardwood but Irene decided to paint the boy's bedroom hardwood in black, so I thought another room in the house needed to somehow relate to that space.

image no longer available Resources.
Design For Mankind: Craft Room (shares the same room with the office space, just the opposite side.)
The Style Files Master Bedroom
Perfect Bound Vanity Corner (in master bedroom)
Bloesem: Little Boy's Bedroom
SFGirlByBay Bathroom
AphroChic Breakfast Nook (eat in kitchen area)

Design is Mine Kitchen (accessories, decor only.)


The Kitchen Designer, Susan Serra: Complete Kitchen (such amazingness!)

This complete kitchen design is from Long Island blogger and Interior Designer Susan Serra. Her drawings and extensive materials list is all on her blog, it's AMAZING, a totally complete kitchen design from flooring to counters and cabinetry. She took this project above and beyond what was requested, what a thorough lady she is!
Making It Lovely Patio (off of the kitchen)

Although everyone translated the idea a little differently, I think the overall design is somewhat cohesive and since we're all coming into this with our own aesthetic and background, and lots of us are located all over the place, it is just fun to see how a few design bloggers decorate a space when challenged. It's a great way for all of us to give readers some ideas and to have fun on a collaborative project. I like the idea of bloggers working together. We have to do this on a regular basis I think!

Thank you my dear blog friends for your participation -- it means a lot to me and to all of our readers. Now it's time to crack open the champagne and celebrate - our client is happy and her home looks lovely!

(images from bloggers linked above)