• mi casa es su casa.

    09.26.2007 / Miscellaneous

    I’ve been debating forever on whether or not I should post pics of my own house. I’m sure you understand my dilemma: what if it’s not good enough, fun enough, fabulous enough? But you know, I love real houses the most. The kind that aren’t styled, aren’t professionally photographed, but are just real. And cute. And fabulous in that raw sort of way.

    So here goes. My bedroom:

    • Anonymous

      I just love the pics of your bedroom. Good ideas for tall walls! The black and white works so well. And I think that your puppy is adorable!

    • Anonymous

      The design is fantastic… But how much did it cost for all the matching black and white pieces? I would love to have that room, but I don’t think I have the extra money to buy (for example) all black and white covered books. But with that said, still LOVE IT!

    • design for mankind.

      THANKS to both of you!

      The room was relatively inexpensive to create, as I used a bit of creativity and a lot of wrapping paper!

      All of my books are covered with black/white wrapping paper [from Pop Ink] and much of the figurines were found at thrift shops around the town.

      The plates were collected over time from designers such as Rosanna, Thomas Paul and Barbara Barry.

      Other than that, the decals are Blik Graphics and the textiles are Urban Outfitters [so cheap!]. The chair was a thrift find re-upholstered.

      Hope this helps!

    • Love it, and mostly love all the little tips you just gave in the comments section! I don’t know, EB, I think you might have a knack for this design-on-a-dime thing. Very cool! Have you considered taking the blog in the direction of cheap DIY creativity? Not that there’s anything wrong with the direction it’s going now, because it’s fabulous!

      What I really got on here to comment, though, was how cute my little Bernie is. He’s the perfect accessory to any bedroom!

    • design for mankind.

      SB: THANK YOU! You’re my penguin. And I have thought about doing a design-on-a-dime blog, but I love the expensive, pretty stuff just too much. So I’ll stick with a few DOAD features and go with that.

      Bernie says thanks for the hot comment. He’s Flash’s biggest fan.

    • Anonymous

      EB…my significant other and I have stayed at many hotels/motels through the years. Anything from cockroach infested daybeds to 4 star luxury suites have been our home away from home on our travels. However, we must admit,
      that the pictures you have shown depict your own unique sense of style. Now the world can enjoy your tasteful, but homey, style of decorating on a budget.
      Do you plan to share pictures of the rest of your home? LL

    • design for mankind.

      LL: Thank you for the LOVELY comment! I do plan to showcase the rest of our home… in time.

      Check back, and thanks for visiting!

    • Barb McMahon


      Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

      Oh, and please make sure that adoraable doggy is in every shot!

    • design for mankind.

      Barb: You are too sweet. And Bernard is simply BLUSHING.

    • Abbey

      Your bedroom is SO SO SO lovely! Love your style. The silhouette plates are so cool! I hope you’ll post the plate collection to the Displaying Collections Flikr group

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