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I’m a single guy in the market for new bedding. And let me tell you, it is not easy to find a masculine look with some semblance of color. I don’t want all this black, brown and navy blue that I seem to find everywhere — come on, not all dudes are afraid of a brighter hue here and there.

It appears that Bed Bath + Beyond has come through for me, though. I’m sold on their Willamsport Plaid collection.

Plaid Bedding

 Am I the only person who struggles to find non boring, non floral bedding?

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Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention — and when you’re the mother of four kids and a top mommy blogger, designing kids’ rooms that are both fun and functional is a necessity. Enter Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child; she’s taking us on a video and photo tour of nurseries and kids’ rooms that offer big design ideas for your little one.

Start by peeking inside the whimsical world of Rebecca’s 10-month-old twin daughters, Reverie and Boheme, to get a taste of her eclectic style:

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I’m always on the lookout for new designers to admire and I think I’ve found one in Amie Corley. This eclectic kid’s room she designed is a looker! It’s fun and playful without coming across as too childish, which can be a difficult balance to achieve.

amie corley room

The color and pattern mixing is masterful, plus I love all the whimsical touches like the butterfly art — guess that’s a theme for me? — and lotus lamp. And don’t even get me started on the zebra rocking horse! (Although, I think this Vespa “rocking horse” I found would fit right in here, too.) This is one kid’s room that is definitely cool enough to transition well through their teen years.

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Do you ever get the feeling that things would be so much easier if you just had a totally-not-evil twin? If I did, I would dispatch said stylish twin to do half the home projects I had planned, leaving me to actually accomplish the other half. You see, we’ve been enjoying spring at our new house, as well as planting, raking and building flower beds (more on that later!). All this has left our bedroom project languishing a little.

But aside from amassing inspiration and used furniture, we did make one big update: After months of sleeping on the floor, we finally have a new vantage point, in the form of this Danish modern-style bed:

Modern Bedroom in Progress

Miles enjoys his new view.

Actually having a centerpiece for the room has motivated me to finish the makeover. This weekend, we’ll be painting the walls a warm gray shade, and adding accents in green, turquoise and yellow. (Sorry, tangerine fans, the brighter palette won out.)

Bedroom Color Palette Reveal

I’ll keep you posted on the progress! To see more about my inspiration for this room, follow my bedroom design board on Pinterest.

Bedroom Pinterest Board

My bedroom inspiration board on Pinterest

Read Liz’s previous House Diaries posts here and follow her home inspiration board on Pinterest.

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Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier that this week is drawing to an end. Before we all take off for the weekend, I have some end-of-the-week cuteness to share.

When Cara, a fellow HGTV.com co-worker and working mom, shared with me this adorable wish-list that her 10-year-old daughter wrote for her, I knew I had to share it with all of you.

You see, Emmaline is starting middle school in the fall and Cara told her that they needed to spruce up her bedroom a bit — she’s getting older and her room needs to reflect that. Mom was thinking a new comforter and perhaps organizing Emmaline’s bookshelves. But as you can tell, Emmaline has other ideas.

All of us in the office are backing Emmaline 100%. Her requests seem very reasonable to this design-oriented crew. Cara, this is what you get for taking your work home!

Kids have great style, too (especially the kids of HGTV.com employees).

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What do you get when you mix Q*bert with a real-life bedroom? Something like this multilevel pyramid, complete with pillows and a built-in bed.

The beauty of this setup is that each new platform surface can be something different: a nightstand, a decorative shelf, or seating. And I’m assuming there’s storage inside the blocks, which is a clever use of vertical space as well. I am slightly concerned about the toddler in this shot, though. As one of the commenters on Desire to Inspire‘s post joked: “The room [...] would ensure only the survival of the fittest! Most kids would be eight feet up the minute your back was turned!” So perhaps this kind of room is best left to those without a stealthy little Danger Baby at home.

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Going to Ikea when you live in the city and don’t own a car can sometimes be harrowing. But, despite any challenges, we all press on because a) Swedish meatballs and lingonberries mmmmm, and b) they have truly great, affordable designs. I’m excited because I saw a little preview of upcoming spring products via Jan of Poppytalk on Babble, and this creative Duken bed was included. The Duken actually comes with padded textile covers for the headboard that you can swap out at will. Ikea, you’ve done it again!

ikea bed headboard

You could change the headboard whenever you get bored, or seasonally, or if it’s the guest bed and you want to impress company. It also greatly expands your bedding options, because you can justify buying more sheets to match or complement the different covers. (Or at least I could. I’ll take any excuse!) The Duken doesn’t come out until April, so in the meantime, I’ll just be sitting here trying to mathematically calculate how many different, awesome bed looks I could make by swapping everything out repeatedly.

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Oh my stars! Is this curtain precious, or what? The Twinkle Curtain by GRAstudio is designed to create a peaceful environment for your baby or toddler’s nap time, thanks to its linen-colored blackout fabric that keeps things cool and dim.

twinkle curtain

I’m not a parent yet, but that dancing light streaming through the die-cut celestial cluster is heavenly. I’ll think I’ll buy a few curtains now, you know, for a future nursery. And uhh, I shouldn’t let them go to waste, so in the meantime, maybe I’ll just hang them on my windows. (Hey, can you blame me?)

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Finding a pattern that you adore can be a blessing and a curse. Of course you’re thrilled that you’ve got a gem on your hands, but the life-cycle in the interiors market is nearly the same as in the fashion world: one season. After that, you’re out of luck.

dwell studios trellis bedding

Dwell Studios has listened to their customers who’ve pleaded to have retired patterns back again, and responded with three favorites from their archives. The Trellis pattern above is one of those three that’s on the shelves again with a few tweaks. I quite like the muted color and am gaga over the accent pillow.

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Furniture maker Courtney Skott’s digitized thumbprints on her wood designs underline her goal of creating, “multi-layered, conceptual work” born from a myriad of influences.

courtney skott cloud bed

Layered plywood is cut away to reveal an impressionistic cloud pattern – hence the name Cloud Bed – and forms a canopy over the movable piece. Skott was inspired by Chinese Ming dynasty alcove beds to create this “room within a room.” This is the first canopy bed I’ve wanted since I was about 10 years old. So dreamy.

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Are you ready for some basketball? Starting today, you can get your fill of college hoops on TV, but how about adding some basketball spirit into your decor in honor of March Madness?

Young fans are sure to swoon over this awesome kid’s bedroom dedicated to sports. With its own mini basketball court, punching bag and climbing wall it is sure to thrill little athletes.

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The Carlyle New York, one of Manhattan’s most celebrated hotels, has enjoyed an eight year relationship with the award-winning design firm Champalimaud. Over the years, the firm has completed renovations of a handful of suites. Champalimaud’s goal has been to satisfy the high expectations of visiting celebrities and dignitaries who often take up the suites as long-term residences. (In the past, rumored guests have included Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Jack Nicholson, maybe Mick Jagger, but we won’t confirm.)

The Carlyle Central Park

When designing the suites featured in this month’s tour, Champalimaud ensured that comfort and usability were brought to the forefront of the designs, so these rooms would feel like a home away from home, rather than impersonal hotel rooms. (A quarter of the hotel’s 239 rooms and suites are occupied by long-term renters or co-op owners.) Senior Designer Craig Mitchell, who leads the firm’s ongoing design work for the Carlyle, and President and Principal Designer Alexandra Chamalimaud explain how they were able to keep history and classicisim alive in this Manhattan landmark located on Madison Avenue, while also moving the design into the 21st century.

The Carlyle Bedroom

SUITE: 3001 • Says Craig, “Each suite at the Carlyle is unique in its design. When we were asked to renovate Suite 3001, it was decided the vision for this suite would be to exemplify contemporary classicism. We had 10 weeks to complete it. We searched many antique stores and showrooms. We mixed contemporary art with vintage lacquered furniture in beige and soft grays, with accents of orange. I will never forget frantically installing the finishing touches mere minutes before the guests checked in.

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This aquamarine bedroom in a villa off the Amalfi coast of Italy is so extreme, so over-the-top, so wrong…it’s right.

amalfi coast villa blue mosaic bedroom

It’s hard to imagine so many mosaic patterns – the ceiling, the walls and the floor all with their own, distinct designs – working so well together. But with the colors all in the blue family, white or gold (with just a dash of red), the blend is sublime. And if you’re in the market, this villa and the island it occupies is for sale.

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I’ve come to the conclusion that absolutely no bedroom is complete without a headboard. It’s true! Imagine your dream bedroom. I’m certain a gorgeous headboard makes a bold and eye-catching appearance in it. With Valentine’s Day a mere three days away, I’ve been doing some heavy daydreaming about my perfect headboard and bedroom. Tufted? Velvet (oh la la)? Sweet rustic shutters like the one from my DIY headboards post? The possibilities are endless. Here are my top six (yes, six – I couldn’t just stop at five) contenders from HGTV.com’s new guide to all things headboards. What’s your favorite?

DIY Headboard Ideas Sarah Richardson

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With a little under a week to go before Valentine’s Day, I thought you might like to see something a bit less red roses and a little more home design for the big day of love.

love bed headboard

This yellow, gray and white bed achieves sweetness without being saccharine. The headboard is made of reclaimed wood and painted with the word, “love.” Dana at House*Tweaking shows you how to make this bed topper for yourself.

If you’re looking for more ideas to rejuvenate your bedroom, check out these headboard looks and DIY projects on HGTV.com.

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It’s two days into February, and I’m already craving spring flowers, springtime decor and tons of sunshine. Fortunately, the weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and his Southern comrade General Beau Lee, with the help of their fickle shadows, have declared we’ll be enjoying an early spring!

Groundhog Winter Spring

Thank goodness! Especially for those in the path of this colossal storm. So, get your spring fever on with five of my favorite spring blooms and colorful rooms.

Spring Tulips Orange Kitchen Celia Berliner

Nothing says “Hello spring!” quite like a vibrant shade of orange, especially in the kitchen. I would love to sit back and enjoy those mimosas while gazing upon a vase filled with these variegated tulips. Design by Celia Berliner

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