It is amazing to see what is possible with a very small budget and lots of creativity. Within the 8 weeks of the One Room Challenge, the Pretty Little Details studio was transformed into a tranquil, feminine retreat. While the changes to the space were small, the entire vibe of the room has changed. The addition of a twin bed gives us the flexibility to use this space as more than just an office. My daughter loves playing on the bed while I work away on my laptop at the nearby desk.
I love wearing pastel colours and with summer upon us, there is no better time to incorporate pretty pastels into your wardrobe. From robin’s egg blue to bright yellow there is something so cheerful about pastel hues. I photographed these images in Central Havana, an area known for its bright candy coloured buildings (see my 48 hour Havana, Cuba guide here!). I love how the dress I’m wearing perfectly mirrors the hues of the local architecture.
So far this week, we have made quite a bit of progress on our office/guest room refresh! The gallery wall for over top of the desks is almost complete and our new bed has arrived and is installed in place! Since the space used to be used only as my Pretty Little Details studio I had my logo displayed on the wall for years. This past week, I finally said goodbye to the logo on the wall to make way for the space becoming more of a multi-use room. Without the logo, the brick wall feels fresh and clean but also kind of bare. I haven’t quite decided yet if I will add artwork or something over top of the corner where the be is yet or leave it bright and open.
Nothing feels more carefree than a simple linen dress. Linen is a summer classic that is beautiful and timeless. What makes linen so special? Not only is it breathable and quick to dry but it is also an ethical choice. The raw textile is made from flax which uses less water to grow and emits less carbon during processing. For these reasons, I firmly believe every woman needs a few linen pieces in her summer wardrobe.