With the help of Gary, my washi tape dispenser, I finally started working on transforming the Girl Nest into the Juniper Disco Lounge. I’ve wanted a space that is comfortable and cozy, but with that little bit of extra magic to inspire me to create super cool things.
Over the summer, I collected prints and photographs, most found on etsy for no more than $25. (I created a Pinterest board where you can click right through to the specific items I bought.)
Instead of framing them and creating a formal gallery wall, I used some fun striped washi tape to put them up.
This is my favorite print, Slow Breathing by Samantha French. I can feel myself floating around in the pool when I look at it.
Many of the other prints and photographs are of a similar theme — anything that either evoked a sense of relaxation in me, a connection to summer, or just that feeling of freedom.
I love the suggestion of the vintage diving belle diving into the water photograph.
This is a watercolor of a beach in Negril, Jamaica that we have started to visit every year. It’s my Happy Place.
Do I need to comment on this one?
My main calendar for 2012 is Matt Adrian’s Mincing Mockingbird. I love his off-center depictions of birds and added one to my wall.
Zorro, the Gay Blade, holds a place of honor in my collection. Of course.
This one brings back mid-Atlantic boardwalk memories from my childhood.
I’ve had this Sarah Lugg print forever. I especially love the green sea glass.
I still have a number of things to hang! But this is a work in progress.
I also just got my new desk and have been busy decorating it as well. Paper glasses and sparkly disco balls!
I had these coasters custom made on etsy, too.
This may look familiar to you. It’s my niece’s birthday cupcake fringe topper.
I’m also a hoarder of unusual paper products for the office. Some of them you can see here.
One of my favorite bloggers, Elise Blaha Cripe, opened a stamp shop recently. I absolutely love this one!
I also love these recycled and colorful pencils!
These are some of my prized rock finds with really unusual shapes and holes. And my glass bottle of sand from the Bahamas — the sand is actually made of oolites. (A little something I learned in my college geology class back in the day.)
And here is a sense of what it looks like all together.
I have grand plans for the rest of the room and just ordered an awesome pale blue leather desk chair. I’m also on the hunt for the perfect disco ball system to install!