Prairie Days Design

loving your home one prairie day at a time.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

my style...

This is truly my style. I love designing eclectic rooms. My future home will have all white walls.. maybe a few black ones thrown in... and a great mixture of furniture. Kind of sounds like a college apartment doesn't it?! I swear it'll be more stylish than that ;)

sofa.throw.rug.pillow.pillow.shelf.chair & ottoman.pillow.lamp.table.LOVE
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Monday, 28 April 2014

a little look alike...

This simple, clean dining room… it makes me want summer so very badly! With this spring full of snow, and summer still a ways over the horizon, it's nice to dream and picture myself with an iced tea and a good book sitting at this table. I found this gem on Apartment Therapy. Apparently it's in a beach house on South Padre Island. You should definitely check out the rest of the house… it's very cute and a little dreamy. That sun shining through!? So fabulous!

So here is my version. Not nearly as fabulous, but it will do!

chair.table.pendant.planters.Breathe.Be Awesome.Arrows.&
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

registry...what's not to love?!

Alright... I know it's been a little quiet on the home front here this week, but damn... I have had zero time to sit down and write! I miss it!

Lately I cannot get my wedding out of my head. That's normal right? Recently Steve and I registered. Do you know how fun it is to shop with the knowledge that you might get some of the things you really want and not even have to pay for them? Its the BEST kind of window shopping! Anywho, I thought for today's what's not to love, I would give everyone a taste/hint of my very favorite items on my registry. This is why people get married right?! JUST KIDDING!

Now let me give you a little insight into how this shopping trip went... registering with Steve was a riot! The things that he picked... the spaghetti measurer. We HAD to put this on our list... as he has NO idea how to cook and needs a measurement for everything. Now don't get me wrong... just because he has to measure everything, doesn't mean he can't cook! He makes the best french toast I have ever had! Next.. the food processor. I was trying to explain to Steve what a food processor is good for... and during, he says to me.. "i'd love an automatic cheese grater"... well BINGO! STEVE GUESS WHAT!! A food processor does that! SOLD! WOO! Less on the funny side... we have been (and by we, I mean I) looking for a long time for the perfect bathroom accessories. I have found them at Urban Barn. I love the Authentic Soap Pump. It is absolutely perfect. It's a little rustic and a little modern all wrapped up in one parcel.. kind of describes my style to a T. Anyone out there that's actually listening? I thank you in advance for any shower/wedding gifts. I am not as selfish as this post may sound, more excited than anything! And Steve, well he only really wants an automatic salt and pepper shaker.... he's easy to please ;)
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Thursday, 17 April 2014


Well, good morning! Wouldn't you love to wake up and stumble into this fresh bathroom? I decided that since it's so dull and cold around here, I would design a space that looks like what I wish it felt like outside! I love the combination of the citron bath towel and the turquoise shower curtain. A bright, clean, fresh space. Ah if only the outdoors were the same!

vanity.shower curtain.wallpaper.bath mat.tub.ladder.sink faucet.tub faucet.towel.accessories
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

one piece two looks...

It's been awhile since I have done a "one piece two looks" post! This time around, I found this gorgeous sofa, and at first I thought it was a little masculine, with it's contemporary lines. When I started looking at it a little bit more, I thought why not challenge myself and make it work for a girlier room? So here it is... man vs. woman... interior decor version! Enjoy! table.pillow.side console.globe table.sofa
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Friday, 11 April 2014

what's not to love?!

I'm trying a little bit different layout today for what's not to love?! Frankly the previous posts were a little...well... ugly? boring? I think this black might be a little too much but I wanted to try something different.. thoughts? Oh...'s Friday!!! TGIF truly!!
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

longing for...

As with every other person in Manitoba, I have been longing for warmer weather, dreaming of the beach, wishing for a sunny day at the lake. It's still a ways around the corner, but in the mean time, I thought that I do some wishing of another sort. This……

is what I would LOVE My patio to look like this summer. Ok, lets get real for a second… I wish that I had a huge patio and a back yard this summer. Someday I will have a real house…and a yard… and a garage… I guess I am dreaming about more than just the weather! cart.hammock
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

a little look-a-like...

Cruising through the My Paradissi blog, I came across this amazing little tiny apartment. It's the cutest ever.. see?!


It made me want to try my hand at designing a similar room! Here's what I came up with…

What do you think? I'd move in! I think I always say that though!

bedding.pillow.table.pillow.wallpaper.light.chair.bed frame.LOVE
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

my inspiration...

Ok, here it is... more beautiful inspiration for the mind, heart, and soul! Everyone needs a good dose right? Today it's bedrooms. I think I can honestly say that the bedroom is my favorite room in the home... because I can sleep there. I admit... I am a sleep-a-holic. No I do not have kids yet, and yes my friends do call me a "grandma".. but that's a-ok with me! I love going to bed early and I love getting up late! I love laying in bed reading, eating, (much to Steve's dislike), and well...blogging! Anyway, back on track...I have picked out my three favorite rooms right now that I have been seeing on Pinterest. These rooms all clearly have a common theme. I'm so drawn to natural decor right now...clean, simple, earthy tones and textures. See for yourself!

This wood and...slate? chevron wall is AH-MAZE-ING! I love it.. and would love to duplicate it. And the fact that it is on what looks to me like a concrete wall...the room of my dreams? Quite possibly!

Now this room...something about simple wood floors with a fun accent gets me every time! It's a simple statement and then bringing in the pops of color in the bedding.. perfect! Oh and have I mentioned the lack of clutter! That's my very very favorite!

Last but not least.. brick..always a favorite. White painted brick?! Even better. I think even painted white that brick gives off such a feeling of warmth and comfort. I may be the only one that feels that way...and I don't care! And can I just point out the floors in this room? They look about 100 years old and they are GORGEOUS! Oh and the headboard! Let's not forget this gorgeous headboard that takes this room from rustic to glamorous in .02 seconds! Sarah M Dorsey has a tutorial on her blog that I have wanted to try for a long time now! Maybe I can convince Steve to help me give it a go!

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

what's not to love?!

Let's call this the "accessories" version of what's not to love! And may I point out that the iphone case is my wedding color scheme?! I knew I loved that combo!!
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