Canyon Crest: Boy's Bedrooms

More little boy's rooms today!  We all know how I feel about using 'themes' in kids rooms 
(well, any room for that matter) and in the 
we incorporated elements of sports in one and transportation in the other. 
We did this all through small accessories which can be easily be replaced with little to no cost.  
Remember to keep the basic elements classic and bring in character through accessories. 
You will get a whole heck of a lot more mileage out of your room!

Serena & Lily Green Paint Navy Stripe Bedding Youth Bedroom Idea

The hooks are from Anthropologie and we sprayed them in navy.  
Don't forget what a little spray paint can do to customize your pieces!

Brooke Jones Designs Youth Bedroom Boys

Serena & Lily monogram Pillow Sock Monkey Knit Stuffed Animal

Can I tell you how much I adore knit stuffed animals? So vintage-y chic, I could die!

Chic Modern Sports Themed Boys Bedroom

Transporation Themed Boys Bedroom Grey White West Elm Stripe Bedding

Brooke Jones Designs Grey Transporation Boys Bedroom

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones Designs, Photography by Jylare Smith}

Quick Inspiration

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3 Wallpaper Remnant Projects

Let's face it, wallpaper is expensive.  I'll be the first to admit it.  Initially wallpaper doesn't seem quite so spendy as most papers are priced in a single roll.  Most vendors make you buy double rolls, though, even if you just need one.  In my experience, this leads to a LOT of leftover wallpaper, up to a full roll, that can cost $30-100+ in waste.  The Ms. Frugal in me just can't handle that kind of loss, especially when the paper is so beautiful! 

Here are 

3 Wallpaper Remnant Projects DIY Brooke Jones Designs


Thibaut Anna French Wallpaper Interior Closet Design Ideas

I especially love this idea for kid's closets, as their clothes are so small, you'd actually be able to see and enjoy the interior of the closet.  Unless you know how to install wallpaper yourself, this project may be best left to the professionals (which we did). If you want to try your hand at wallpapering, though, the closet may be a good place to start, because you can easily hide your mistakes!


This project is my personal favorite, maybe because I did this one all by myself.  If I can accomplish a successful DIY, ANYONE can!  I purchased four large square Ribba frames from Ikea, for $20 a piece. When I got them home, I popped out the ready made mat and sprayed the front of the mat with 3M SUPER 77.  I can not stress how important getting the right brand of spray adhesive is.  I spent years upon years trying to find an adhesive just as good as Super 77 but not so pricey.  It doesn't exist. Trust me. I can't tell you how many of my projects would literally fall apart as I was turning them in... so frustrating. Many tears were shed.  Just buy the Super 77.  

DIY How to Cover Mat in Left Over Wallpaper Ikea Ribba Frame 3M Super 77 Xacto Knife

Once the mats were sprayed, I laid them glue-side-down on the wallpaper remnant's backside.  I waited a few minutes for the glue to dry, then I used an Xacto knife to cut out the wallpaper from the mat's opening.
I popped the covered mat back into the frame and wallah!  Customized matting.


Cover Lamp Shade in Leftover Wallpaper DIY Home Goods Lamp Brooke Jones Interior

These lamps were purchased by my client at our local Home Goods, one of my favorite sources for affordable lamps.  I adore the lattice-like ceramic base for a girl's room but paired with a cream colored shade, the lamps were... a little boring.  Using a method similar to covering the mats, we turned the ho-hum shades into stunners!  I'll admit, I didn't tackle this project myself, but when researching if this was possible, I came across this useful video:
(Sorry it plays automatically. Annoying.)

Again, I HIGHLY recommend Super 77 spray adhesive. It will save SO many tears.

I'd love to hear your ideas!!

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones Designs, Photography by Jylare Smith, Video via eHow}

Canyon Crest: Nursery Suite

Hello Loverlies! I'm hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! I'll be posting pics of my explorations of Downtown Columbus I took over the weekend, but first, 
we need to get through a few more reveals.  Today's reveal is on the 

Brooke Jones Designs Pink Purple Nursery Thibaut Wallpaper

This precious baby was my client's first girl so the client had two request:
These colors can be tricky to work with, as they can get too 'little girl' real fast. 
There is definitely a fine line between chic and saccharine. 

Our first jumping off point was the amazing Anna French wallpaper from Thibaut.  
The pretty calla lily print on a light purple irridescent background is jaw dropping in person.  
I paired this paper with Benjamin Moore's Pink Cloud paint and we had
the perfect background for this little princess's room.

Anna French Wallpaper Duralee Lattice Fabric Relaxed Roman Shade Flokati Rug

A fluffy flokati rug and relaxed roman shades in a contemporary fabric help 
keep this room youthful but not too childish. 

Ikea Ribba Square Frames Pink Rocking Chair Wallpaper Lamp Shade

Wallpaper Inside of Closet Relaxed Roman Shade London Shade

We had a limited budget in the en suite bathroom so we used some budget-friendly tricks. 
We swapped out the Tuscan rustic mirror for a chunky white framed mirror from TJ Maxx and 
splurged on pink rose knobs from Anthropologie.

Rustic Girl Bathroom Anthropologie Rose Knobs TJ Maxx Mirror

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones Designs, Photography by Jylare Smith}

Canyon Crest: Living Room + Half Bath

For the 
we had the task of using furniture pieces from my client's previous home.
This can be a challenge for many people.  Lucky for us, the living room was 
pretty neutral to begin with, so it was a matter of rethinking the floor plan
 and adding in pillows and accessories.

Rustic Vintage Living Room Brooke Jones Designs

The entryway into the living room had a long bare beam across the top. It was odd. Very odd.  Every time I would visit the home, I would scratch my head and think "why in the world is that beam there?" 
My solution? BARN DOORS! 
Oh how I love barn door hardware and I was excited to incorporate the look in this space.

Rustic Barn Doors Gallery Wall Canyon Crest Living Room

Yellow Blue Rustic Color Scheme Brooke Jones Designs

The half bath on the main level was SCAAARRRYYYYY when we started.  It's a small space with no windows and a high wood paneled ceiling... and it was blood bath red.  I'm not kidding.  It looks liked someone was massacred in the half bath. Instead of spending hours upon hours trying to prime and paint over the dark dark red, we decided to cover it in a light grasscloth wallpaper. This ain't your momma's grasscloth either.  It has a slight metallic sheen to it which reflects light and makes this little room shine!  Add in a little quatrefoil mirror (from this post), some rustic sconces, geometric rug and art and this blood bath of a bathroom is transformed into a jewel box!

Updated Rustic Half Bath Pottery Barn Sconce Quatrefoil Mirror Metallic Sheen Grasscloth Wallpaper

Metallic Cream Grasscloth Pottery Barn Rustic Sconce Ikea Frames

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones, Photography by Jylare Smith}

Canyon Crest: Family Room + Dining Room

I'm excited to introduce you to the CANYON CREST home!
Brooke Jones Designs Canyon Crest Family Room Custom Ottoman Celerie Kemble Fabric

This home was purchased by my client a little more than a year ago and though it wasn't a total gut job, it was pretty darn close.  The first time I stepped into the family room I thought to myself  "this is where taxidermy goes to die."  Almost every member of the deer family was represented on the walls: elk, buffalo, antelope... all staring at you from two stories up. CRREEEEEPPPPYYYYY... 
(to see before shots of this space as well the custom furniture process, click here).

Vintage Rustic Family Room Built-in Toy Box Bench

 Needless to say, this home was a little more rustic than my client's personal taste. First thing we did was rip out worn shaggy carpet (can we PLEASE get over that trend?) and replaced it with a loop pile broadloom that resembled sisal (MUCH more tailored and timeless).  We repainted the faux-plastered walls in Kwal's Old Washer and restained a lot of the stain grade baseboards.  This proved to be the perfect facelift!! It did wonders. Once we had the base of the room squared away, it was just a matter of layering in a fun elements, like a rug from Anthropologie, a huge custom ottoman in a Celerie Kemble fabric, and lattice wingback chairs from Bassett Furniture.

Vintage Rustic Thomas Paul Lattice Fabric

For the kitchen and dining space, there were two existing stains: a honey tone on the knotty alder and a dark java.  Since we wanted to add as much light into this space as possible, we painted out all the dark java elements, namely, the oven range area, island, and built-in china hutch.  We replaced the dated Tuscan lighting fixtures with more contemporary glass pendants adding even more brightness to the space.

Rustic Kitchen Design Milkglass Vase Collection

Add in custom designed wingback dining chairs, farmhouse table and bright rugs and accessories, 
and you have yourself a fresh vintage rustic space!

Brooke Jones Custom Designed Wingback Dining Chair Thomas Paul

To jazz up the built-in china hutch, we also wallpapered the back of the cabinet in a pretty blue geometric print.  Having the colored background really makes the accessories pop!

Wallpapered China Cabinet

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones Designs, Photography by Jylare Smith}

Berkshire Estate: Basement Family Room + Kitchen

Today we're wrapping up the BERKSHIRE ESTATE with the

Brooke Jones Designs Basement Kitchen White Cabinets Floating Shelves

This area is right off the pool and hot tub and we new little wet feet would be trampling in and out to grab drinks and snack.  To prevent the flooring from getting wrecked with water damage, we used stained concrete for the floor for the kitchen/pool table area. 

How to Accessorize Floating Shelves in Kitchen

We repeated similar materials to the main kitchen, as well: 
Concrete counter tops, subway tile, industrial nickle pulls, etc.

Leather Sectional Modern Basement Family Room Design

Modern Basement Family Room Personalized Monogram Tray

Modern Pool Table Industrial Light Pendant Colored Barstools

So what do you think? Is the BERKSHIRE ESTATE a place you could call home?

{Interior Design by Brooke Jones Designs, Photography by Jylare Smith}