Guest bedroom: idea board

There's a reason why I haven't shared any other parts of our finished basement (other than the guest bathroom & my office nook)--none of them are decorated yet & are looking quite sad. 

There's only one solution: get decoratin'.  Decorating lets the sad out.

During one of Quinn's naps (in her own crib, thank goodness, though she only power naps for 30 min each time), I threw together an idea board for the guest bedroom. Why?  Because it helps me to corral my ideas & see how they work collectively.  I had told Mr. FC that all along I was envisioning a "Ralph Lauren aesthetic" (the Parisian flagship store is my favorite) for the guest bedroom.  I don't know if I accomplished that but I managed to cobble a mix of styles & metals together: nautical/vintage/Colorado-ness & silver/pewter/aged brass. 

It looks like a hot mess. 
Mr. Lauren, if you're reading this (which I'm sure you are): Ralphie, forgive me. 

1 & 1/2 & 2/3/4/5/6/7
(All basement walls were painted in Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, which I'm too lazy to change right now.)


****************** In other news ***********************
 A few weeks ago Mr. FC noted that our child resembles a Monchhichi.  
Does that make us bad parents? If you're an '80s baby like myself, you know what I'm sayin':



I think the resemblance is uncanny/adorable/awesome.

Most productive day ever, seriously.

{ Will be back next week soon with a few home décor updates. }



35 comments:

  1. Oh my, I think the bedroom is headed in a fabulous direction, FC. My fav part is that throw and the lamps!

    And, I was reading this while my student teacher was teaching and I was laughing out loud at the Quinn look-a-like...if that's not the cutest thing ever then I don't know what is. : )

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  2. You are just too much! Quinny is so cute and that is the best comparison ever!

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  3. @ Joi & Lynett: HA!! Thx ladies! Glad I could provide some comic relief on this Thursday a.m. =] Love u!

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  4. love the guest room idea. i actually want my master bedroom to look similar to that. i really need to get on the ball with making my headboard!

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  5. one of the funniest decor blogs EVA! lol thanks for the laughs on this rainy windy TX day!

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  6. She's the cutest, and hey, now you know what to dress her for Halloween.

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  7. Yes, great Halloween idea! ha

    I love your design for the room. I am having a hard time getting that productive with the baby's room. UGH

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  8. Quinn is going to love that comparison when she gets older. Hilarious.

    The room is going to be fabulous. Of course. I really like the end table. Can't wait to see it come together.

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  9. What program do you use to put your idea boards together? I love them!!

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  10. Isn't it funny how sitting around a nursing a baby can make you want to decorate? It is going to be great! PS - my oldest was the queen of 30 minute naps!! hang in there!

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  11. FC-

    Quinn is so flippin' adorable!!!
    Last Christmas, my daughter got a Monchichi. It brings back great memories for me.

    I hope you're enjoying this precious time with your baby girl!

    Molly

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  12. @ anhesty: Ooh, can't wait to see pics of your MBR!

    @ Lauren C: You're welcome, my pleasure, haha!

    @ bevy: TOTALLY. Halloween here we come!

    @ Kim: I'm totally going to bust this post out when she goes to prom. =]

    @ Becca: Thx so much! I just use PowerPoint (available w/ most MicroSoft Office packages I think?). It has a "remove background" feature I just discovered so all you see is the item you want to use. So easy.

    @ Laurel: You said it, sister. My decorating urges have come back in a mad way. I blame all those hours on Pinterest whilst nursing, totally! Also, very comforting to hear about your 30 min. napper--she turned out just beautifully so there's hope for Quinn yet. =]

    @ Molly: That's adorable! I have this urge to buy one off Amazon or ebay, ha! And yes, I'm soaking in these precious moments w/ my girl b/c they truly fly by!

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  13. Whoa! I actually recognized that little money, but I didn't know what it was called...probably because by the time one was handed down to me, it didn't have a name.

    Quinn is way cuter than that thing...though the hair is almost the same color!

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  14. Wow, you're funny today! I am cracking up not only at the comparison but the tag line:
    "I labeled them so you wouldn't get confused"
    Love the elements of the room you've chosen, swoonage!

    xoxo
    Kate

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  15. I too thank you for the labels. Haha, omg, what if you had colored in her nose black to further illustrate the point. And wow, that critter's theme song is going to be stuck in my head all day. Monchhichi, Monchhichi, Monchhichi! Funny.

    She's super cute. And I like the room you came up with. It's not a "hot mess" at all! RL will be...honored. :)

    jbhat

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  16. I'll send Ralphie over once he's done with my wardrobe. You know, I can't be seen around the stables in last year's riding boots and funny hats.

    Monchichi's were totally my fave. And I'm pretty jealous that you have a real live one. The only thing that Gabe resembles is a tiny me. And that just doesn't bring the laughs.

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  17. I am in love with the bedding, great choice!!! I always forget about overstock.com, note to self to check them out more!!!

    I was a child of the 80's and think that comparison is adorable!!!! She is so cute!!!

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  18. Love your ideas for the guest room. With such a nice room and cute Quinn to play with, your guests will never want to leave your house!

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  19. Monchichi monchichi, oh so soft and cuddly! Now those words are stuck in my head. Quinn is pretty soft and cuddly :)

    My daughter looks like Dora. Guess we're both set for Halloween costumes ;)

    I'm sure Mr. Lauren would approve of your mood board. I like it!

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  20. Ohhh Monchichi's I remember those!! Your daughter is adorable! and I love the guest room idea board...can't wait to see it!

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  21. Monchichi, Monchichi, oh so soft and cuddly!

    I was obsessed with monchichis when I was a kid and Quinn is absolutely beautiful. LOL! :) You guys are hilarious.

    Oooh La La! Love the bedroom mock-up. Just the perfect balance of feminine and masculine.

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  22. Love your blog, never commented before, Quinn is adorable. And I also called my son "Monchichi" for the longest time when he was a newborn. No one knew what the heck I was talking about, but he seriously looked like one! This post made me smile :)

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  23. Oh, those EYES! Your little Monchichi (on the left, just in case anyone was confused) is absolutely adorable!!

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  24. I love your room board...I need to figure out how to do those. Would probably save me a lot of time and mind changing in the process of room makeovers!

    And baby quinn is a sweet monchichi -- and that's for getting the jingle stuck in my head all day. mean it.

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  25. hehe Quinn is so cute! glad to see that you labeled them cuz i so would get confused. kidding!

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  31. love your blog! thanks for your sweet comment. your little girl is so beautiful. so glad you're able to relate to all my crazy newborn parenting posts- i def spent a lot of time reading mommy blogs in the beginning during sisi's marathon nursing sessions. it gets so much easier, and the power napping is just a phase! really, it is! *not saying it's a short phase though.

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