Prairie Days Design

loving your home one prairie day at a time.

Monday, 31 March 2014

reminiscing...

For some strange reason, lately I have been reminiscing about my previous living arrangements. Could it be all the house talk around here lately? Maybe. I have moved 4 times since I was 18... I have had great roommates and created lots of great memories. One thing that I often think about? The decor. I am always thinking about decor. I had very little furniture in my first place. Very slowly I started to acquire pieces, whether old or new, I always tried to make them my own. For the most part though? Each place was very ... shall we say, student eclectic? If only we had an ikea in Winnipeg back then. I thought, for fun, I would design my idea of a student space. Bright, colorful, fun.... oh how jealous my friends would have been!!

cabinet.print.lamp.sofa.print.rug.coffee table.chair.pillow.pillow.side table
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Friday, 28 March 2014

bright future....

Here's my dose of sunshine for the week! I mean really, we need a LOT of sunshine in our lives right now because this country is still covered in FEET of snow, and although the sun may be shining, it's still frigid out there! ENOUGH! I am done, I want to wear sandals and not have to wear a jacket! Ok, rant over, I swear! Now, back to inside voice and happy thoughts! I guess I was just in the mood to do a fun... BRIGHT room again. Neons are still in right now and frankly, I love it! Reminds me of tie dye and chip and pepper neon shirts growing up... oh the 80's! Slowly coming back! Am I the only one that wants to seriously run out and buy a pair of overalls!? Anyway, please enjoy this bright rendition of... a teen girl's room perhaps?

book shelf.bedding.pendant.pillow.bla print.pillow.nightstand.Reina chair.bed frame
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

more... and less...

I don't want to tell a lie. Things have been crazy hectic around here lately and my head is just not in design mode right now. Frankly it's all in wedding mode! I already need a break!! Not that I don't love all this planning but I swear it's all that is running through my head lately! Remembering dates, booking this, booking that, deciding on this... it's really leaving no room in my brain for design! I guess this is me apologizing for not being around much lately. I hope to soon get back to regularly scheduled programming. For now?! You are going to have to bare with me while I show you more of the pillows I have been pining after lately! Enjoy!

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

fun and funky flower girl….

With wedding planning in full swing, I have many ideas and even more thoughts. About the only thing I know for sure so far is where we are having it, when, and what I am wearing. YES! I already have my wedding dress! It was so hard to leave it in the store! I think you know it's the right one when you NEVER want to take it off right?! Anywho, I believe I also know what my little flower girl will be wearing…it's something along these lines…

Our wedding is going to be fun and casual, except my dress of course! Our little flower girl will be super hip in her Converse sneakers, and then of course she needs the very girly tutu. I'm still not sure on the tights, but this is the general direction I am going… what do you think? Why aren't bridesmaids dresses ever this fun?!

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

my inspiration...

What was life like before Pinterest... is it sad that I cannot remember where my inspiration for things came from?! I guess it was from the pile of magazines that I have next to my desk? Yes I still hold onto them... Yes all of those pictures are likely on Pinterest now, but I just can't seem to let them go. Where am I going with this you may ask? Well now that Pinterest has come along... I have some 1,703 pins on my "inspiration" board. I rarely take a look back at what I have pinned unless I am really stuck for inspiration. There are always those few pictures that really stand out for me though, and they seem to linger in the back of my mind. I'd like to start sharing a few of my favorites with you here. Let's start with the bathrooms, shall we?

This concrete bath is my ideal space. Simple, clean...oh SO clean... and clutter free. If concrete weren't so damn cold in this country in the winter, I can guarantee my future bathroom would look like this!

This bathroom says country charm chic to me... is there such a thing? I love, LOVE the plank wall. Steve may have a lot of work cut out for him in our future home putting up plank walls everywhere!

Last but not least, every girl has a little bit of glamor in them, right? This one speaks to my sit back, relax, feel like a woman side. Chandelier?! Check! Soaker, claw foot tub?! Check! Feel like a queen?! Check!

Maybe someday I can combine a little bit of each bathroom into one...it's possible right?!

concrete bath. country chic bath. glamorous bath.
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Monday, 17 March 2014

can you picture it?

I picture this kitchen with white walls, open, white upper cabinets and a beautiful bay window over the sink. Can you picture it too?

bowl.sink.drawer pulls.rug.dinnerware.wall sconce.faucet.cabinets.countertop
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Thursday, 13 March 2014

it's coming…fast...

October 4th, that's the official date. We have almost everything decided on, from venue to caterer to decor etc. Now is the fun part, bringing it all together. The day is fast approaching and I have been pinning like a mad woman! How did a girl ever plan a wedding before Pinterest?! I even have Steve Pinning... please don't tell him that I told you that! Besides Pinterest, Etsy is the next best place for ideas... obviously. Below are just a few of the "wedding" things I would love to order and or DIY and include in our big day!

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Monday, 10 March 2014

perfectly pastel...

Can I start by saying how fabulous this couch is?! Now, with that out of the way lets state some more obvious. Yes I have a slight addiction to purple, pink, and mint green right now. Yes pastels are old news. BUT! I don't care and this room is still fantastic!! Need I say more?
sofa.chair.lamp.rug.coffee table.bookshelf.media console.pouf.side table
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Thursday, 6 March 2014

gilt.com

I have recently discovered Gilt.com... I know that I am probably way behind in the times, but bare with me! This site is great... you can find all kinds of unique items in one place. I thought I would try my hand at designing a room using larger pieces from Gilt. It worked out fabulously as you can see! I'm freakin in love with these chairs! So gorgeous.
chandelier.table.chairs.rug.cutlery.artwork#1.artwork#2
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Sunday, 2 March 2014

what's not to love?!

It's Monday… and I would rather be shopping than working. That's a fair statement, no? Wouldn't every girl?

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pop of green...

Sometimes a title and photo just speak for themselves. I had this design basically finished and was just looking for a side chair to finish it off. When I found this green tufted chair, it just popped and I thought… why the hell not? It's random, but I love it. Sometimes the most random thing can be the most beautiful thing… don't you agree?!

sofa.rug.table.print#1.pink pillow.gold pillow.chair.print#2.console.lighting
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