the loft

for those of you that are new here, welcome to the loft!
we had a detached one car garage in our back yard that my parents demolished 
and built a 2 car garage with a small loft above.  
you can see the progress here, here and here.  
my parents stay here 1 week a month and then we use it as a guest house the rest of the time.  
lucky us!

and now they are nearly done! 
they’ve been working on the fireplace mantle and the kitchen area,
so i’ll show you pics of that area when they’re done.
when you first walk in you see the couch and the bedroom behind it. 
they built the divider wall with windows they rescued from being tossed after a remodel.

the couch and ottoman are from ikea and my mom made all the pillows 
(the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree).

most of the fabrics are from moda’s arcadia line, which is nearly impossible to find anymore. 
i am planning on using that line in my master bedroom
which apparently will never get done, but i am struggling finding more fabric! 
my mom made the pillow above from a $1 grass cloth mat!

the back wall of the bedroom they added mirror that they got from restore. 
it was from large closet doors that they took to a glass cutter and they sized them to the wall.
my mom made all of her bedding and also the bedside lamps – i’ll give details on that later!

the chandelier was an extra one i had tucked under the house, and sprayed white. 
all the sparkly crystals make me happy!

and my mom is an avid thrift store shopper.  
she scores amazing deals and great finds – i’ll definitely give you a more detailed tour
when they are finished with construction!
ps – i’ll announce the shey b giveaway winner tomorrow!


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    twolittletots says:

    really pretty. i love all of the color and the clean white sofa…and anything ikea these days i {heart}

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    Claire Kiefer says:

    All the colors here are so beautiful!

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    Emily@remodelingthislife says:

    Gorgeous!! How fun (and lucky) for you! It's really pretty and I can't wait to see more and get more details.

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    MeganAnne says:

    You could try Hart's Fabric in Santa Cruz for the Moda fabric. I'm not finding it on their website, but I feel like I've seen it in their store recently. All the ladies there are super helpful.

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    beachy keen girl says:

    so clean and gorgeous! great job.

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    The Starr Family says:

    Oooh and Aaah! Big time, underline, boldface! What a fantastic space!

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    Elisabeth says:

    I was wondering if you could share the paint color you used in the loft and also the blue green your beadboard is painted in the bathroom (at least I think that's the room where you take pictures of all of your outfits!). I especially love that one, it's hard to find the perfect shade of bluey green.
    I'm a little obsessed with paint colors right now since I have to choose paint for a whole house in the next couple of weeks. Fun, but a little stressful too!


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    Ruth H. says:

    Fab.u.lous. What a fun space! It looks like a very relaxing place to stay.

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    bullie_mama says:

    OMG TOO cute!

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    Heather says:

    Really great that your parents have a place where they can come stay and visit. It looks lovely!

    My parents live with us in a downstairs apartment, which can get interesting, but since retiring they often hit the road. It is so nice for my children to be able to spend time with them.

    Do they watch the kids when they are in town?? That is an added bonus!

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    So cute! Your right the apple doesn't fall far from the tree you. She's an awesome crafty lady too!

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    hayamack says:

    oh my goodness, it is gorgeous, can I come be a guest ;)

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    Cristin says:

    Love the $1 grass mat pillow! Cute blog too.


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    what a fabulous space you created!!
    darnola…i hate that i missed the giveaway
    i'll head on over anyway becuase she must be insanely too cute to whip up a camera strap such as that one…totaly cute!

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    Love it…So refreshing and cozy and inviting. When does the Pleated Poppy Bed and Breakfast open for business? :)

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    Seizing My Day says:

    I love those bowls? pots? =) gorgeous! You are lucky to have a thrifty mom with a great eye for style!! =) so you kind of sort of run a b&b?? =) fun!!

    I dream of having a b&b style guest house ~ with a wee sitting room for coffee, books and games ~ with a view of course! =) it would be in my house that is on a wee farm near the beach!! ha ha! A girl can dream right!

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    justtherightangle says:

    This is so beautiful! I'm currently working on redoing our living room which has a very similar color scheme. Thanks so much for such wonderful inspiration!

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    Kimm at Reinvented says:

    Wow, it's gorgeous! I love the colors and fabrics. :)

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    I think I want to stay in that loft when I visit you! :) It is gorgeous and I now want you and your mom to come decorate my house!!!!!!!!


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    this is absolutely lovely! relaxing and calming.
    i think i will drag my husband and 2 small children to live in your backyard.

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    Just LOVE those pillows! And, I left you an award on my blog!

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    I absolutely love your blog, and especially your handiwork! You are so talented. I'm buying myself something cute from your shop when I get paid this week! Yahhoo!

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    I love this! It's such a beautiful space. You are so lucky to have this.

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    the tiny twig says:

    this is my dream in life!

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    Pink and Polka Dot says:

    maybe when i visit my inlaws, i can come crash with yall at the loft? it looks so relaxing and cozy!

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    Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Just love it! Beautiful! Jackie

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    Sugar and Spice Mommy says:

    this is beautiful!:)

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    MegJill says:

    Can't wait to see more. That place is ADORABLE!!!!

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    Stacy@{share and remember} says:

    That is entirely awesome!

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    Heather says:

    I love the lamps! Did your mom make those using a lamp base?

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    the pleated poppy says:

    heather – my mom did make those lamps, but with a vase and a light kit. i think a tutorial may be coming sometime for those…

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