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Well…some of you may have missed the announcement on Facebook, we found out last week we are expecting our 3rd BOY into our family!!  We were kinda pulling for a girl, but…we are thrilled to expand our little boys club at the Propes home.  So, with this also comes some design projects and rearranging to take place.  We live in a 4 bedroom home with the 4th bedroom being utilized as our playroom which means that two of  the kiddos will have to bunk up.  The obvious choice was to pair up the two older lil’ dudes and give the baby his own space…and so the transformation begins.  

My designs always start with some sort of inspiration, in this case I was drawn to some adorable Ralph Lauren polka dot sheets at Homegoods.  They are white with a blueberry colored dot, that I paired with some granny smith apple green pillow shams.

The sheets are queen sized and are too big for a twin bed, so I will take on a little DIY project, cut them down and transform them into duvet covers.  Ok, so now I have the colors, now what????  Well I stumbled across an adorable art print from Pottery Barn Kids that had a vintage surf feel.

Seeing that we just returned from the beach, it seemed quite appropriate.  Brandt, our 3 year old, LOVED the beach and seeing surf boards…so that is where the theme started to evolve.  I also thought this would be a great theme to grow with them for quite some time.  Well…here it is…the beginning process of design.  We’ll see where it goes from here??  

1. Custom wall paint detail 2. Surf Wall Art – Pottery Barn Kids 3. Oilo Pendant Light – Layla Grace 4. California Wall Plaque – Pottery Barn Teen 5. Leaf Bed Canopy – Ikea 6. Wall Letters – Etsy 7. Malm Bed – Ikea 8. Striped Rugby Rug – Pottery Barn Kids 9. Bedding – Homegoods 10. Play table & stool – Ikea

More “NEW” beginnings coming SOON!!  We have been working hard on our **NEW** blog design for a while now and we are so excited to share it with you!!  Stay tuned…we should be rolling it out within the week if all goes as planned (; 


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I get design questions from time to time…and I though it would be fun to start sharing those q & a’s with all of you!!  I was recently asked about coffee table options.  Here is my solution…the ottoman!  This little nifty piece of furniture is super functional…here is why substituting an ottoman for a coffee table is awesome!!

1. No sharp corners – a great way to add a kid-friendly piece of furniture to your living space

2. Need extra storage – opting for a storage ottoman gives you extra storage to stash extra blankets, toys, magazines, etc…

3. Break it up – try using 4 cube ottomans to create one, this gives you various options…a foot rest for many guests, extra seating if needed?

4. Dress it up – slipcovers are a great way to either protect your upholstered ottoman or change the look entirely.  Plus, most slipcovers are washable!!

5.  Paint optional – living in an apartment or rental?  Having an upholstered ottoman is another way to bring color, pattern, or texture into your living space.

Pictured below are a few ottomans is various styles and price points…skirted, footed, casters, storage, etc…I love any furniture piece that can serve more than one purpose.  An ottoman offers that solution, not only is it multifunctional…it’s stylish!

Top clockwise: West Elm – Essex Upholstered Ottoman, Pottery Barn – Lewis Cube,

Ballard Designs – Castered Ottoman, Target – Waldemere Storage Bench

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