Wednesday, October 27, 2021

At Home with Nugget

A Fun and Colorful Kid's Room - designaddictmom

 Hi everyone- As a long time fan of  the Nugget brand, it was so lovely to have them in our home for a photoshoot a couple weeks ago. Cheyenne is pictured on their latest Nugget release, aptly called Lolly! Such a delicious pink! Today, we're being featured over on the Nugget blog today and you can read it HERE.


photography: Kate Rangel

Monday, October 25, 2021

Let The Light In

Serene and light filled bedroom. Designed by Simon Design-designaddictmom
I recently spotted this bedroom that is designed by Simo Design and immediately fell in love. As a light chaser, I was drawn immediately to the joyous light streaming in from those big windows.  I love that the view of the outside makes it feel as if nature is almost at your fingertips. And of course love the organic nature of the textiles and furnishings. It's such a serene space and would make me want to linger.


Serene and light filled bedroom. Designed by Simon Design-designaddictmom

 Happy Monday! xx

Friday, October 15, 2021

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint

 The post is sponsored by HGTV Home® by Sherwin Williams but all opinions are my own

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-designaddictmom



Our screened in porch got little use this Summer and that is a rarity! We were traveling for a bit  and when we weren't traveling, you could find me puttering in my outdoor garden. The screened in porch had become more of a walk through and was quite a dismal sight.

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-before pic-designaddictmom

 Since the porch wasn’t in use, it had become neglected and it showed. It was screaming for a refresh and some tlc. I thought well now that it’s Fall, maybe it’s time to show the screened in porch some tlc with a quick refresh! And what better way to do that than with paint! You know how much I embrace the power of paint and the main feature of this transformation is all about the Power Of Paint

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-paint choices from HGTV Home by SW

Naturally the color scheme was going to be bold and to narrow down my choices I set out to Lowes to peruse the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Collections that are available exclusively at Lowes. After looking at the color cards for the different collections, I settled on the Softer Side Collection for my main color choices.


Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-mood board-designaddictmom


Above is a mood board of sorts with all the HGTV Home® by Sherwin Williams colors I chose for the project and pictured is one of my inspo pics. In addition to painting, I also planned on doing something fun with the floors using this stencil in the large 12 x 12 size also pictured on the mood board. This was going to be A LOT of painting and maybe not such a quick refresh after all!

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-before pic

This is a before pic of the porch after almost everything was cleared out. After removing everything, it was time to prep the space for painting. The porch was swept and cleaned before painting. 

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-wall color choice-designaddictmom

For the walls as mentioned above, I opted for the Memorable Rose (HGSW 2045). However, unlike before, I decided to bathe not only the ceiling and the walls, but also the trim in the same color. Here is a look at the process:


Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-painting process-designaddictmom

The walls were lightly sanded prior to painting and some areas needed some putty applied to even and smooth out the surfaces, then more sanding before painting. 

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-painting process-designaddictmom

Since the porch was painted a saturated purple, and not a neutral color,  it took two coats of paint to cover it.  As usual, be sure to allow the paint to dry between coats.



AFTER PAINTING



Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-after painting-designaddictmom

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-after painting-designaddictmom



Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-beforeandafter-designaddictmom

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-painted door-designaddictmom

I also added a pop of zest to the space with the color Frolic (HGSW 1235) from the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Vintage Finds Collection. In addition, the floors were prepped and base porch paint applied before starting the stenciling process using the color Black Magic (HGSW 6991) from the HGTV Home® by Sherwin Williams Soft Side Collection.

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-floor stenciling in progress-designaddictmom

Thank goodness the hubby was around for this project as he tackled the stencil application on the floor. It took him about half a day to complete the stenciling. Below is a peek at how it all came together.

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-porch after-#porch #color-designaddictmom

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-porch after-#porch #color #stenciledfloor-designaddictmom

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-#plants #porch-designaddictmom

This planterific corner that I carved out on the porch is so welcoming and we love spending time out here! It’s hard to believe this was the same space.


Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint- #fall #candles #porch-designaddictmom

Our Porch Refresh: The Power Of Paint-designaddictmom

We waited for  two days for the floor to fully cure before placing any furniture on it. And now the porch is back in business and is getting lots of use. I love these pretty colors together which are available in the HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams collection that is found exclusively at Lowes. xx















Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Our Halloween Monster Door-2021 Edition


Halloween Front Porch Inspiration: Our 2021 Monster Door Edition-designaddictmom
If you're a longtime reader, you know I've been doing a Monster door for Halloween for years now. As usual, we had to include our painted pumpkins and even added a few Squid Game inspired ones. Below are the items I use to create the Monster door and I've also linked on my Amazon store.

Create Your Own Monster Door



How To Create Your Own Monster Door-design addictmom




Halloween Front Porch Inspiration: Our 2021 Monster Door Edition-designaddictmom

Halloween Front Porch Inspiration: Our 2021 Monster Door Edition-designaddictmom

I seal all my pumpkins(even the unpainted ones) as it helps prevent disintegration and protect them from the elements.  My pumpkins are usually still in tact even in December! This Mod Podge sealant is great!


Halloween Front Porch Inspiration: Our 2021 Monster Door Edition-designaddictmom


Halloween Inspiration: Our 2021 Monster Door Edition-designaddictmom

 And that cute lil butterfly addition this year  is undoubtedly stealing the show:-). I've linked to most of the products used on my Amazon store including Cheyenne's cute butterfly costume.(affiliate link)

Our Halloween Monster Door -2021 Edition- designaddictmom

xx
 

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Fall Porch Inspiration

Fall Porch Inspiration
I just bought some pumpkins because it feels like Fall is finally making its way to this neck of the woods in North Carolina. I showed a glimpse here. This weekend, I hope to put up some Halloween decorations. This big guy went up yesterday and is already catching the eyes of eager children in the neighborhood. 


Fall Porch Inspiration

Fall Porch Inspiration

Do you decorate for the seasons? xx


images- 1, others via tumblr

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

I remember back in my early days of blogging when I would obsess over all things architecture. In fact, architecture might've been my first love. My tumblr is a testament to that. October 4th was World Architecture Day and though belated, we're still going to acknowledge it with this beauty called the Stepping Park House by VTN Architects that I spotted on Archdaily. As an avid nature and plant lover, I love how the architects seamlessly integrated the outdoors. I am drooling over all the plants inside! 

Stepping Park House
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
GFA: 475m2
Photography: Hiroyuki Oki

 

According to the architects- STEPPING PARK HOUSE was designed for a typical Vietnamese family with three generations. Each private function is packed into a concrete box that is seemingly stacked randomly. The horizontal concrete slabs, between boxes, are the terraces where trees grow. These semi-outdoor spaces serve as living and dining rooms where people gather.

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The architects also said;  The void that is opened diagonally upwards brings natural ventilation through the house, as a result of the chimney effect. In that way the use of air conditioners is minimized. Walking through the space, one will feel the wind moving from the living room to the top floor of the house. Green façade eases the intense sunshine of the tropical climate. The model becomes a precedent for housing in tropical climates.

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

The Stepping Park House by VTN Architects

 Photography: Hiroyuki Oki