Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 4b: Feminine Moorish

We’ve already seen the first look (striking stripes and polka dots) in this fourth edition of Making it Yours, and now we’re on to the second. I love that this one is so different, yet we’re still using the same bed, lighting, seating, tables, and even the same sheets.

MiY 4b: Feminine Moorish

The rug has a moorish tile design, yet it’s done in a cheery coral and the bedding picks up on that. The curtains also echo the shape in the rug, but on a smaller scale. Creamy white paint, a white pillow with feminine details, and the photography keep the look light and sweet.

Next time, we’re drawing inspiration from the fresh produce section.

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  • K.
    February 1, 2010 at 10:41 am

    very nice. good work!

  • Tatyana
    February 1, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Love the rug!

  • mrs boo radley
    February 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Yes please to the studio sofa!

  • Averill
    February 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I think this is my favorite iteration yet! I love the coral with the green!

  • Sugar
    February 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I absolutely adore this room inspiration. LOVE IT.

  • Brooke
    February 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I love the color palette! The coral and green mixed with the brown is so playful and cheery.

  • Victoria
    February 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    i´ve been following your blog since 3 weeks ago, and I love it!!! I am from argentina and I am a fashion designer. I can´t wait to see your next post.

  • Sarah S
    February 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    This is so, so lovely. Is it naptime yet?

  • Susan
    February 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love this one!!!

  • beth
    February 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    i love this making it yours series so far.

    i’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and i have to confess: i hate pink. :-) but i love how completely and totally YOU your house is: that’s what a home should be! thanks for the great ideas and inspiration: i always look forward to your posts.

  • Danielle
    February 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love the pop of color with the peachy, pink rug!

  • Bailey@peppermintbliss
    February 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love this series, esp this version BECAUSE of the challenging green couch. It is a great piece and shows how masculine furniture can be more feminine and vice versa, great for couples decorating or ANYONE for that matter!

  • luuve
    February 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    i could totally pull this off in my bed room..thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • Natalie
    February 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    How pretty! That rug is just divine.

    Question: I’d like to hang a panel from our patio door like you did in your stairway. However, I’ve never hung cafe rods before. We rent, so screwing them directly into the door isn’t an option for us.

  • Natalie
    February 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I guess I never got around to the question! haha :)

    The question is, how can I hang up the panel without damaging the door?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      You can hang thin hooks over the door, or maybe use these wire Command hooks, and then use a thin rod to go across. In fact, you may want to pick up a set of café curtain rods to use for parts – they’re only about $5 at the Big-Box stores.

  • Brigite
    February 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I adore this series…I’m jealous I didn’t think of it first! :)

  • Kathy
    February 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I have been eyeing the blue version of that rug, and when I saw it on here today, that sealed the deal! This coupon gave me $50 off too (since I ordered the 8 x 11′): G9KMENT – what a deal! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Redlilocks
    February 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I have never ever liked the colour coral – I think it just seemed too wishy-washy, neither orange nor pink. But I adore it in this combination, it’s gorgeous! Love this one!!! I so wished that bedding shipped to the UK… *sigh*

  • Allison
    February 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve been searching for a rug just like this for a year. Thanks!

  • Tracy Luinge
    February 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I’m really liking the bedspread!

  • Emma
    February 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Oh you are making me so jealous Nicole – because most of that stuff can’t be shipped internationally! LOVE the bedding. Your mood boards have inspired me so much I’ve started doing them for rooms in our little cottage in rural Australia – my latest for our master bedroom I blogged here:

    P.S. Eleanor – too cute and growing too fast!

  • Liz @ It's Great To Be Home
    February 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    You’re right, this one is SO different from the last! I love this bedroom, it’s so beautiful without being too sweet.

  • Lucia M
    February 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love all those colors! Especially, those bed sheets are amazing!

  • jules @the diversion project
    February 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, stunning ideas. The colours are just fabulous. Really loving this one in a BIG way.


  • The Zhush
    February 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    The table and the sconces are amazing! Also, I think I need to learn photo shop, or whatever it is that you use to make these cool posts!

  • colie
    February 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    this is my kind of girlie, not too sweet with strong lines in the bed, not to tough with tons of pink. Great board!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    February 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    This is definitely my favorite! I love it!

  • Jessica at Lavender & Lilies
    February 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Okay I am going to need that rug. Beautiful!

  • Nicolette
    February 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oh, this is so fresh… and lovely! It’s inspiring dreams of springtime!

  • Pathom
    February 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    This is really pretty – and totally do-able. Great job.

  • Cecilia
    February 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I have been checking out your blog, it’s fabulous. Curious if you would be willing to be interviewed regarding your experience. We are hoping to understand influences that drive awareness/selection/purchase requirements for home owner/renter and/or interior decorator.

    We are studying small renovation projects. We appreciate if you take a few minutes to fill out this survey.

  • Emily A. Clark
    February 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love those Ballard Designs panels. I’m trying to find somewhere in my house to use them in the persimmon :)

  • rachel
    February 2, 2010 at 9:50 am

    ooo. I love this one. That duvet cover is beautiful. Gonna go check out Garnett Hill now…

  • Lydia, Clueless Crafter
    February 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I grew up with heavy, rich textiles and have been thinking about how I could incorporate the beauty of them in a more modern way and in my way.

    I don’t want to ditch the pieces, especially since they will be handed down, but I truly see that I can incorporate the rug above or the panels in a way that will still honor the aesthetic.

    A true thank you for this!

  • Sara
    February 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I love, love, love this! I am such a fan of the moorish patterns. It’s great to see them more and more in the stores.

  • Nuit
    February 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    this is definitely my fave! love-love-love the palette!

  • lana @ make a house a home
    February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

    love the rug! you always pick out the best rugs!


  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    February 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    This is beautiful! It’s feminine, but not so much that a man would feel out of place. I never thought I’d like these colors together, but the bedding gives you a point of reference to use them throughout the design. Gorgeous!

  • Joi
    February 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I think I need that duvet. I adore this series!

  • Natalie
    February 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    GREAT idea about the hooks and using the cafe rod! Thanks so much! :)

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  • Cheryl
    February 4, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Love the duvet cover! so much so that I ordered it, after much thought. yum colors and I like the energy in them and yet they are soft enough for a bedroom.

  • In Honor Of Design
    February 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    beautiful hues! Its great to find a fun print in the duvet and go from there!

  • erica
    February 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

    DONT BUY THAT COUCH!! my husband and I did, we were so excited to get it (in the ikat pattern). We assembled it and he sat down and the casters popped right off. the whole construction was poor, so we returned it. it is really cute- I originally saw it in Vogue, but it was a heart break to have it not work out.

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