My favorite show from 20 years ago finally is back on the air! Trading Spaces! I remember running home from school because the episode was on at 3pm and I had a date with my mom to watch it. Climbing into her big water, I would lay next to my mom and we would comment about the crazy decor Hildi was putting in or the amazing ideas Genevieve comes up with. Even at 8 years old I was motivated to decorate. From copying an exact IKEA showroom for my childhood bedroom to redesigning the bathroom on my Spring Break, I have always been practicing for my forever home.
After we bought our house in Phoenix we told ourselves to take it slow and only make purchase on things we need! So needless to say it took 15 days before an IKEA trip was needed. Over this past weekend we wanted to tackle 2 rooms and with all the materials in our hands all we needed was the motivation. That is what we have each other for!
We stuck together from the first coat of paint to the last throw pillow in place. No arguing, no half ass work, no unexpected purchases. Thankful for an Ace Hardware .5 miles down the road we got to work on our sanctuary room and the podcast studio!
I came across an amazing article that the small world of Phoenix revealed to me was photographed here locally. The Mind Body Green Article you can read here focuses on the interior design of creating a peaceful space and that exactly what I wanted our den to feel. Grounding, gratitude, energy, motivation and joy are the 5 areas of focus.
From our rainbowed bookshelves to our record player there is a wealth of knowledge to motivate and inspire. The yoga mats and floor pillow suggest connecting with yourself and the earth. We also call this space the cartography room and you can feel the joy that surround the travel memories.
After the Saturday project we decided to double down and work on the Podcast Studio. This was a priority because after a guest and a few intros we needed more soundproofing and aesthetics for photos. We found a gallon of paint called "Silvery Moon" and took a dare. Ask me it looks blue ask Joe it looks grey, but either way its gorgeous. After loading in art piece by art piece for the gram all our local artist's work we were ready to shut the light off on this project too!
Now, its time to catch up on another episode of the All New Trading Spaces and envision the next room!