The Friday Five: White Night Stands

Friday, July 31, 2015

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 I have had the fun opportunity to work on a few master bedrooms lately.  In all of these my clients have asked to brighten up their spaces.  One way to do so was replacing their dark, larger scale night stands with smaller scale, lighter and airier white ones.  I love the company Inspire Q... they have some fabulous options, and I was pleased to find out they were solid wood and had tongue and groove drawers.  Better yet... they are usually under $200! 
One fun way to change up a white night stand is just swapping out the hardware that comes with it.  Take the below photo.  I swapped out the satin nickle one for these oval hammered brass ones that I picked up for $2.50 each from Hobby Lobby.  It changed the overall look of the nightstand and make them appear a lot higher end, but cost only 5 bucks.  Love it!
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Here are a few of my FAVES for under $200!!!  Happy Shopping friends!





Follow Friday: Meet The Ninow's

Friday, July 24, 2015

I had to give a little shout out and a BIG thank you to this adorable and sweet couple, Ryan and Aubree Ninow.

I met this darling couple over a year ago through my Brother and Sister in law.  They were in their wedding party and it was such a good time getting to know Aubree.  She is such a fantastic hostess and party planner, the shower she threw was perfection at its best.  I totally appreciated every tiny detail, and I loved seeing what a genuine person and friend she has been to my Sister in Law!

They recently started a blog and Youtube channel and I couldn't help but subscribe! They are sharing everything from their travels from 24 countries around the world and Healthy food recipes that are easy to make. Aubree shares her tips and tricks on beauty and weekly videos about their lives. Ryan loves to capture special moments through a lens, and loves to edit and put together videos for people to enjoy! They are one of the cutest couples I've met and I love how they display their love and friendship so naturally on the camera.  The best part is knowing that this is them, they are real... totally authentic. They are seriously one to follow!

I recently had their help on a project in the works and Ryan did some videography work for me.  They were a BLAST to work with and made my camera-shy self feel so comfortable and at ease.  He did a fabulous job on the project, I'm excited to share it with you all soon!


If you are interested if having them be your videographer, contact them at: ninowblog@gmail.com 

Follow their daily tidbits on Instagram: @TheNinows  

Be sure to subscribe to their Youtube channel: TheNinows
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And check out their Blog: www.theninows.com 
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 PS... they recently built this beautiful home and I just had to share a little bit with you!  They've got some great taste, and how perfect is this gallery wall!?
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The Friday Five: Curtain Panels

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Today's Friday Five is all about curtains!  I posted this top left picture of the teal curtains on Instagram and I have had so many comment's asking where to find them.  So, of course I had to create a post of my tried and true all time favorite curtain panels.  Instead of  creating the normal collage image I usually do for these posts, I decided to post 5 of my favorite curtain designs for you to see them in actual spaces.  I hope you enjoy them!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and they will all be linked for you!

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 I love using curtains for many reasons.  The obvious is for privacy.  However, my favorite reason for incorporating them in almost every one of my designs is I love the eye candy it creates, but more importantly, when hung properly they can make the room feel larger, and the ceilings appear taller!
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Take my son's nursery... It's only an 8 foot ceiling height, but ever since I hung these so close to the ceiling, and a lot wider than the actual window it creates the illusion the window is larger and ad's a nice spacious feeling to the room.
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Here are 5 of my FAVE'S I've used in my own designs.  These are great quality, double lined black out curtains... Hope you love them as much as my clients and I have! 






 I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!  And to all of my Utah readers, Happy Pioneer Day!!!

Instagram 10k Giveaway: The Lighting Design Company Chandelier!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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 It has been such a fantastic month hosting some amazing giveaways!  Today's giveaway I am THRILLED about.  One lucky person will win this beautiful Lighting Design Company chandelier!  This is over a $300 value!  I spent a lot of time picking out, in my opinion, the perfect chandelier... it really can fit any persons design style and is a great scale.  It'd look perfect in a bedroom, living room or kitchen.  I hope whoever wins it loves it as much as I love mine.
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You notice the crystal???  Well, it's actually a magnet!  Lighting Design Company sell these in a lot of different sizes and shapes.  Adding this little detail just made the chandelier, and it is now perfect.  This will be included with the prize!

Here's how to enter:

To Enter:
1- Follow @studio7interiors and @lighting.design.company on instagram.
2- Tag 3 or more friends on the giveaway post.
3- For 5 extra entries pop back on over to this blog post and leave a comment with your instagram user name.
4- For an extra 10 entries post to instagram a picture of the light fixture you are hoping to replace with this chandelier!  Tag both of our accounts, and use the hashtag #lightingdesigngiveaway

The winner will be announced Tuesday evening by 8pm MST.

Good luck!

*To enter this giveaway you must LIKE and follow both IG accounts and be over the age of 18. Continental US only.  This is in no way sponsored, administrated or endorsed by Instagram.  Good LUCK!!!

Pillow Giveaway Winner!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Congrats to @allisonkayeinteriors You are our Winner!!!
Please email thebluebirdshop.etsy@gmail.com  to claim your prize!

Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for our last giveaway this month!!!  It's gonna be a good one!!!

The Friday Five: Storage Benches

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Storage benches are such a fun and functional addition to any room.  Whether you place them in a bedroom for extra seating, a children's space for toys or use one as an ottoman in front of a sofa, they really are such great pieces!  
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 The bench in the above picture inspired me to write this post today...  This wall called for a bench and I was SO pleased to see it in person.  Not only does it fit the space perfectly, but the fabric, shape and pattern may have my client and myself smitten.  An after thought in the design is now our favorite part.  I've linked it below for you!
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Here are some of my faves!  Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!





How To Remove Water Stains from Wood!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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I am SO EXCITED to be sharing this post today!!!

Recently my Dad called be asking which of my kids were in their formal living room the other day?  I could tell by the distress in his voice that one of them did something not so great.  He then preceded to tell me that their antique table, the one that was carried across the plains, had a puddle of water on it for who knows how long.  It was ruined. 
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You can imagine how terrible I felt!  My 3 year old was looking for candy in the candy jar and must have spilled her cup of water and not told me to clean it up.  Here is what it looked like... White and Gray stains that seemed impossible to remove!
I hopped on google (man's best friend) and I saw from Today's Homeowner to try using an IRON and thick TOWEL to remove the stains!?!
It sounded crazy enough to try!
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 With that I headed over to my parent's to give it a try, thinking it was pretty much hopeless.  I got the iron, turned OFF the steam setting, put it on medium heat and an old hand towel and I went to work!  I worked on the small table for about 45 minutes, but when I was done the marks looked almost gone!  The trick was to slightly rub the iron back and forth until it felt tacky... this meant the water was being absorbed by the towel and I lifted the iron and got a dry part of the towel and repeated... press... rub... press... rub...  My arm was tired after, but it was well worth it!  
I saved the antique table!
 I then grabbed my mom's Old English scratch remover and lemon oil and rubbed a soft towel on the tables surface for about 5 minutes, first the scratch remover then the lemon oil.  Not only did the stains come out, but after using the Old English it looked BETTER than it did before the damage.  Pretty awesome product, if I don't say so myself!
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We all were more than THRILLED with the results!  Days later it still looks good as new.  It took a little time and elbow grease, but well worth it to save such an heirloom!

Here are the links to the products used:



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Instagram 10k Giveaway: The Bluebird Shop Pillow Cover

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


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It's been such a great few weeks hosting some fun giveaways!  I'm excited about today's giveaway, as many of you know... I am a little pillow obsessed.  In my mind, one can never have too many throw pillows.  The bluebird shop has been one of my favorite go-to shops for pillow covers for the longest time.  They have such a great selection, be sure to check them out!
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Enter to win a pillow cover of your choice!

To Enter:
1- Follow @studio7interiors and @thebluebird_shop on instagram.
2- Tag 3 or more friends on the giveaway post.
3- For 5 extra entries pop back on over to this blog post and leave a comment with your instagram user name.

The winner will be announced Tuesday evening by 8pm MST.

Good luck!

*this giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with instagram.

Aluminyze Giveaway Winner!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thank you to all who participated in the Aluminyze Giveaway!  
We picked a winner using random.org
@tashthomasxoxo
You are our winner!

Please contact Shani at shanip@aluminyze.com to claim your free sign!
Also, Don't forget that Aluminyze is offering 35% off any purchase until August 31st with the code 'STUDIO7' 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for our next giveaway!

Room Reveal: Master Bedroom

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I am so thrilled to be revealing my recently designed master bedroom!  This room has been a long time coming, and it is so very nice to finally have the sanctuary I've dreamed about for so long.  I don't know what it is about a master bedroom always being put on the back burner...?  Most of my clients do the same, they just let their master be their 'catch-all' and just shut the door and not worry about it... out of sight out of mind.  That's what I always did.  But, for the last few weeks with my room fully designed, I not only go to be and wake up happy, but it just for whatever reason makes my day smoother, makes my life a little more organized... and flat out just makes me happy and content.
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 I have always swooned over the restoration hardware 11-drawer tall dressers... but they are more than this entire room combined, so I had the idea to put two malm ikea dressers side by side to create the scale of the RH ones more a much better price... and I mean MUCH better.  I'm still looking for the perfect hardware, but all in all I love the look it creates!  Having that much storage for my husband I isn't too shabby either.
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 This roll top desk was my Grandmother's and I converted it into my vanity.  It's so nice having a place to sit every morning to put on my makeup and be able to hide all of my mess.  
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 I'm not a fan of bedding sets.  It was a good time piecing together this look from my favorite discounted shops.  This is my go to set up with staging beds.  I love a symmetrical pillow look, easy on the eye and easy to make.  Best of both worlds. 
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I don't love a ton of clutter on a night stand, a lamp and a picture frame are enough for me, but I love hanging something on the wall behind a night stand, a canvas like this, picture frame or even a mirror, I love adding that little depth and it creates a nice subtle pop in the room.
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 Curtains are a must in every room I design.  You can see in this picture that it just makes the space.  Add's the right amount of softness and depth... and let's be honest... is a little bit of eye candy!
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 Oh, how I am such a fan of a pretty chandelier in a master.  It add's the perfect amount of romance and whimsy... and it's always a good idea to have crystal's involved.
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I've adored making room for a sitting chair in my room, also.  It's the perfect spot to relax and enjoy this haven.  My Grandma told me this week that as a young busy mother with a business to run as well it's so important to give yourself an 'oasis' to retreat to each day... even if just only for ten minutes a day.  I love the idea that this room will be my own oasis, to relax and reflect in.

Here are a list of some of the room sources.  Happy Shopping, friends!  Please leave a comment and let me know if you loved this room as much as I do!

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The Friday Five: Oil Rubbed Bronze Chandeliers

Friday, July 10, 2015


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 I have had chandelier's on the brain the last several weeks, and while browsing I have realized I  seem to be so drawn to dark oil rubbed bronze transitional ones.  There is just something about the contrast of black in a design that I love.  Seeing them hung create such a dramatic statement I can't get enough of!
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  Chandelier's are the icing on the cake in design.  You could get away with not having a decorative one put in, but when you take that extra time and money... it seems to be a subtle addition that adds such a statement.  Take these chandelier's in the above picture... They were under $100 each and create such a wow-factor in the room.  Proof that budget friendly decorating is possible.  For info on this room see previous post here.
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Here are my favorite picks of the week!






Have a great weekend!


Instagram 10k Giveaway: Aluminyze 11x17 Print!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

 I was so excited to have found this amazing new way of printing and displaying your favorite photos!  Aluminum Imagery Printing???  What a unique concept!

I couldn't wait to see this product in person.  Of course I printed my favorite picture of my beautiful children, and am I glad I chose particular one to print.  The image is SO crisp!  The coloring is beautiful.  And the product is so sturdy.  It'd be pretty tough to dent or bend, and I loved how it came with its own way to stand up.  I'll be loving this for years to come.
 You can see here how thin this backing is.  I love how it displays so beautifully while putting off a clean and modern vibe.  If you are looking for a unique way to display or hang your favorite photo's be sure to check out Aluminyze.com.  The sizes are limitless and there are even a few different options for backing.  I am so happy with this product and will be recommending them to all of my photo loving friends.
And it's your lucky day!  Alumiyze has agreed to give away one 11x17 print to one of my readers!  Also they are giving 35% off of any item with the code 'studio7'... 
To Enter:
1- Follow @studio7interiors and @aluminyze on instagram.
2- Tag 3 or more friends on the giveaway post.
3- For 5 extra entries pop back on over to this blog post and leave a comment with your intagram user name.

The winner will be announced Tuesday evening by 8pm MST.

Good luck!

*this giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with instagram.

TheUrbanPost Giveaway Winner!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Thank you to all who participated in the TheUrbanPost Giveaway!  
We picked a winner using random.org
@mbbphotography
You are our winner!

Please contact Lynn at urbanpostdesign@gmail.com to claim your free sign!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for our next giveaway!

Client Reveal: Front Porch Makeover

Monday, July 06, 2015

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Here is a quick project I did recently.
My client asked if I could do an e-design for her so she could spruce up her front porch.  I whipped this up for her and we love how the space turned out.
She loves how she finally has that first impressions she was after!

Here is the before pic with the e-design...
Didn't take much time or money so give this porch a facelift!
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I do e-design proposals for people near and far.  
See services for pricing.

Door Color: Anzac by Kwal Paint
Adirondack Chair: Similar
Chair Paint Color: Seattle by Kwal Paint
* Accessories found at local Target, Homegoods and TJmaxx

The Friday Five: Cabinets

Friday, July 03, 2015


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 Happy Friday, friends!  And a Happy 4th of July weekend to all.  Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

Today I'm talking about side cabinets. Decorative storage is something that is a must in design, in my opinion. Smaller and a little more functional than a console table, these can be perfect in a small entry, a side table or night stand.  They can be such a great statement and the perfect first impression in a room.  Style with a lamp, picture frame and a vase with flowers and, voila, the perfect vignette! 


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Here are a few favorites under $350!
Happy Shopping, friends.






*The cabinet pictured was purchased at my local Tuesday Morning.  Check store for details.

Instagram 10K Giveaway: TheUrbanPost Wooden Sign!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015


This week's giveaway is one I'm so excited about!

I have recently had the fun opportunity to meet Lynn Muir, the owner and talent behind TheUrbanPost she is the crafter of these amazing wooden signs... and much more!  She's a doer and a crafting machine!  Not to mention of of the most down to earth, genuine gals around.  Oh, and she has great tastes in names.  We both have little girls named Charly/ie.  Too much fun!
Be sure to check out her etsy shop and her blog: A Pocket Full of Paint.  I'm not kidding when I say this woman  has talent!



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Okay, back to the giveaway... one lucky reader will be able to pick out one of her darling 14x14 hand crafter signs.  Thanks to Lynn for being a part of the giveaway month!
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To Enter:
1- Follow @studio7interiors and @theurbanpost on instagram.
2- Tag 3 or more friends on the giveaway post.
3_- For 5 extra entries pop back on over to this blog post and leave a comment with your intagram user name.

The winner will be announced Tuesday evening by 8pm MST.

Good luck!

*this giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with instagram.
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