The Fat Hydrangea

Sara Michelle - Columbus, Ohio

TFH Designs

Color Scheme in a Small Space

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Piggybacking off of yesterday's post, I am also dreaming of how I'd decorate a loft apartment (of course!). In such a small space, consistency in the color scheme throughout the space is key. Having too much going on would make it feel busy and choppy. I have a million different directions I could see myself going in if we were ever in this situation, but here is my color scheme inspiration based on blue, gray, white, and tan.

First, here is my mood board for the living and dining areas. It is preppy, meets modern, meets bright white:

It ties in perfectly to what we already have for the boy's room (my favorite room in our house!): 

And for the master bedroom:

I envision painting the walls the same color as the boy's room. Repetition also helps in tying an area together.

As for the backdrop? I envision a bright white loft space, like this one I found on Pinterest:

Fun to dream, isn't it?

All products are from Restoration Hardware!

Putting the Dream on the Shelf....

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So, in early 2015 I decided that I wanted to turn my passion for decor into an interior decorating business. I started working on my business plan, my vision, and my goals for this little side business and had made it pretty far down the road into turning it into a reality. I was SUPER excited about this prospect and the potential it had to help me help others turn their houses into the best homes they could be. In our little neck of the woods, a lot of the houses were built in the early 1900s and are pretty dated. My vision was to help people update, modernize, and style their homes in a way to bring out the beauty and the value. (My creative passion in life, without a doubt!)

HOWEVER, some more important things in life have taken priority. First of all, as many of you may know I became pregnant with baby #2! Most of the time I have been able to work on my business plan and on interior decorating projects has been during nap time and at night time after Miles has gone to bed. Well, with this pregnancy I've been so exhausted that I pretty much have been sleeping the same hours as Miles, so these fringe hours have gone out the window - pretty much halting my plan in its tracks. I also know finding this time once the new baby arrives will be even harder, as these two little boys will demand my full attention and I will happily give it to them! On top of that, I just started a new day job that will require 125% of my focus as well as I get to know the ropes.  Just not the best timing to be adding this side project to the mix!

As much as I love the idea of the "Fat Hydrangea Design Co." it is going to have to go on the shelf FOR NOW. There are different seasons of life for us to focus on different things, and right now this season is definitely for my young, growing family.

Until the season to launch the business does come around, I'll still continue to share my design inspirations and the stories and pictures of our own home projects via the blog. (You just won't get to see the 10-pages I have been working on behind the scenes - bummer!)  Also, no doubt I'll be scheming and dreaming in the back of my mind for ways to execute this dream in the future :)

Overall, I just felt like I had to share what I've been weighing and working on behind the scenes for so much of this year. Thanks in advance for your ongoing encouragement, support, and understanding!

TFH Designs: Brass & Striped Dining Room

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Unfortunately one of my pregnancy symptoms is that I have massive insomnia! No matter how tired I am, I wake up at 1:30 in the morning and am WIDE AWAKE for at least a couple of hours.  Since I'm one of those people who always tries to see the silver lining, I guess one of the benefits is that it has given me time to shop the latest home decor and furnishings available on the market right now and make some beautiful design boards! That part has actually been very fun, since I rarely have time in my normal daily schedule to fit in this type of activity. Here is my first board, a dining room:

The items can be found here:

Wingback Chair
Dining Room Table
Shelf
Rug
Pendant Light Fixtures
Bar Set

Stay tuned! There is plenty more where this came from :)