"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

What I'm Wearing

Casual Friday

Shirt from Aritzia, pants from Zara, sneakers from Converse, sunnies from H&M

A chambray shirt is a staple in my wardrobe because you can mix it with pretty much everything.  Dress it up, dress it down, the possibilities are endless.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pinterest inspiration

I came across this image on Pinterest and fell in love with this tile floor.  Yes, I said TILE!  It's a tile that looks like wood.  It comes in beautiful shades of either grey, brown or a white washed look.  I have added it to my short list as an option for my ensuite bath.  It will cost less in labour to install than stone and also be extremely durable and very low maintenance.  I also love that I could lay it in a herringbone pattern as it comes in either a 6x36 or 9x36 tile.  Everyone needs a little herringbone in their life, don't you think??

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time to make some changes

I'm saying goodbye to From My Living Room and I am in the process of moving my blog over to my website at Andrea Johnson Design.  I have met so many people through this little blog that I started in 2010 and I hope that will continue.  It just makes sense to have both my website and my blog all in the same place.  In the process I will be losing Google Friend Connect and all you wonderful followers that have supported me from the beginning.  To make this transition a little easier I have already added a new bloglovin' button to my current blog and you can continue to follow me once I move over to Andrea Johnson Design.  So if you love me then show me some bloglovin'!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The build up and anticipation is killing me!

I picked up Domino mag today, can't wait to flip through every page and read every word!  Hope you are enjoying your day:)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Master bath inspiration

As you know our bathroom will be under going some much needed updating and I've been busy putting together some ideas of how I want it to look and feel.  I'm thinking white and classic with a hint of colour only through accents.  

 image from House Beautiful

Some options I'm thinking about:

Shower walls


Shower floor

Accent band on shower wall

Hardware option for vanity

Two mirrors for above vanity

Friday, April 13, 2012

What I'm Wearing


Mint green and floral pants

Shirt from Aritzia, pants from H&M, shoes from H&M, sunnies from H&M, bracelets from BFrend and H&M

I wanted to try out two of the big trends this season and these pants just make me happy!  Have a good weekend!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Time for a bathroom reno!

I am up to my eye balls in bathroom renovations right now so I might as well add my own bathroom to the craziness.  I have an ensuite bathroom from hell and it's something that needs to be done whether this is our forever house or not.  Drywall is starting to crumble off the ceiling in the shower and both sinks are starting to crack etc....  Let's just say that there is nothing appealing about this bathroom and I have lived with it for six years, six looooong years!  I am going to do my best to keep the cost down as I am on a huge budget for this project. I need to be creative with where to spend and where to save and how to get the biggest bang for my buck!  Oh and did I mention that it's a lovely Pepto Bismol pink?  Yes, the walls, counter, trim and floor all in wonderful shades of pink.  Back in the 80's it was the popular pinky beige.  Kinda like the popular updated much nicer version we call greige so I guess that makes this colour peige??

One of the things I'd like to change if possible is the angled vanity.  This is creating all sorts of problems for me.  It will mean removing a closet in the kids bath but in the end it will be well worth it.

I have to live with the tub but I will break up the expanse of tile by adding some wood panelling to the apron and along the wall where the tile meets the windows.  I am also adding some shelves on the wall to the right of the tub for towels etc...

 The shower is a disaster!  I am removing the wall where the towel rack sits and adding glass so it's open to the tub. In order to do this I have to move the shower head and add a rain shower head from the ceiling.

My doggie won't miss a photo opportunity!

I haven't decided on any of the finishes yet.  But the overall colour palette will be white and grey with some much needed sparkle.  I can't wait to get started!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

My kids worked hard on these pretty eggs today and I wanted to share them with you.  Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!