Mastering the Mudroom

If you were to ask us, the Mudroom is the best thing to happen since sliced bread. An organized place to put all the items you hate seeing scattered around your home? Umm, yes please! With a new school year approaching, a Mudroom could be just what you need to keep your life in order (along with all your family’s junk, school supplies, shoes & sports stuff).  fjdkjfd Here are some mudrooms we think are awesome and why! sdkjjfka The Combined Mudroom/ Laundry Room: via Home Bunch If space allows it, having a combined mudroom/ laundry room is super beneficial. Coming in after football practice or even just a muddy day would be no big deal if your mudroom and laundry room were in the same spot. The mess is condensed to one area and so is your clean-up! dkfjsk The Locker Room Look: via Brit+Co Storage is, without a doubt, one of the most important parts of any mudroom. You could create a place for anything and everything; shoes, backpacks, instruments, folders, sporting equipment, cleaning supplies, pet products, etc. With a mudroom like this, everything you want to be tucked away can be easily and the things you want to be displayed can be beautifully. jhkjhjh Cubbies with Bins: via Decor Pad When it comes to storing shoes, cubbies with bins are a really cute idea. As you can see, the design of this mudroom is extremely functional and still really cohesive. Not to mention cheaper without full cabinets and drawers… kjhiuhguo A Bench with Purpose: via Home Bunch If you’re wanting a bench in your mudroom, kill two birds with one stone...

The 5 Steps of Dorm Design

“Being an incoming freshman was one of the most exciting times of my life. Mostly because I finally got to design my dorm room with my roommate, Kailey. Planning every last detail down to the gallery wall (the one that we never finished) made us feel good about move in day. When everything was in its place and it was time for bed that first night, it hit me; This is my new home.” -Carli, Design Assisstant kjdflksj HAPPY THURSDAY! This week we are covering dorm room design! That time of year is approaching and it can all be very overwhelming. To help, here are 5 steps to designing your dorm room: fdjkfjsl Step 1: Assess the Situation and Space Plan via Gurl Dorms are notorious for being terribly small which makes space planning even more necessary. See if you can find out the dimensions of the space as well as what already comes in the dorm (bed, dresser, desk, etc.) and go from there. Find a layout that will land you with the most space and functionality. In a bunk bed situation, you might want to try something different and more aesthetically pleasing. If you’re totally against the bunked idea and don’t have much space try elevating one bed with risers and slide the foot of the other bed under, kind of like the photo above. This saves a bunch of room and adds a quirky aspect to the space! kdjflas Step 2: Roommate Communication via Homedass If you and your roommate are planning on coordinating stylistic aspects of your dorm (which is highly recommended) there are a few things to remember. Keep both you...

The Do’s & Don’ts of Window Treatments

This week, we come head to head with one of humanity’s most treacherous tasks; planning window treatments. As overwhelming as it may seem, I think we can all agree that the stunning end-product is worth it. To ensure that your treatments turn out to be everything you hoped for, follow our do’s and don’ts when it comes to all things window treatments… djkfjdk THE DO’S 1) Do pick the type of treatment based on the window: via Design*Sponge Obviously you wouldn’t put a roman shade over a giant sliding glass door or draperies over your kitchen window…but you knew that. 😉  When dealing with larger windows, drapes look phenomenal and can really make the space. Smaller windows call for treatments that are less dramatic like a roman shade. kdjf 2) Do use proper measuring techniques: via Country Door This cheat sheet’s guidelines are great when measuring for your treatments. kdjfkdj 3) Do pick your fabric accordingly: via Apartment Therapy Like fabric selection for anything, you must keep color, pattern, and material in mind. The aesthetics of the room will be made or broke by the look of the treatment (no pressure). Always keep the color scheme of the space in mind as well as the style. These treatments are great in the space because they fit perfectly into the design while adding a pop of quirkiness. Also consider material…. choose fabric according to how much light you want to let into the space. Lining your treatments is a good idea if you are worried about too much light shining through or the fading of your nearby furniture and/or art. dkfjdk THE DON’TS fdjkfk 1) Don’t hang...

Accent Walls and Other Good Stuff

In recent years, the accent wall has become ever so popular. Originally being a single wall painted a different color than the rest, the possibilities of the accent wall have grown to become quite expansive, veering away from just paint… Here are some of our favorite accent wall designs that are way out of the ordinary. g Wood Wall via Andrea-Noel Designs So we’ve used Stikwood on a few of our projects now and have absolutely loved the results. Wood really does make such a statement as an accent wall. dk Faux Finished Wall via Decoist How awesome is this faux finish? Modeled after decorative tiles, this painted accent wall steals the show. g Cork Wall via Interior Designer 55 A cork accent wall is perfect for an office space. Often times, we wish we had something like this in the office to pin up inspo pics. Plus, it just looks really really cool. f Wallpaper Wall via Refinery 29 We are big wallpaper people here at Andrea-Noel Designs. There is really nothing like a wallpaper that jumps off the wall and into the space, making it the perfect choice for an accent wall covering. jskdfj Bookshelf Wall via Ikea Probably the 3rd time we’ve mentioned bookshelves on our blogs but can you blame us? Look how bold this accent wall looks. And as always, if you need help with your bookshelf decor, click here! dkfj Wood Trim Wall via Andrea-Noel Designs If you’re not into all the drama of an accent wall, a simple wood trim might be something that’ll work for you. It is far more subtle but still just as...