One Room Challenge | Week 4

Apr 28, 2016

Here we go week 4!! The time is seriously flying by. This weekend will definitely be crunch time for me. I've finalized most of the big decision making, so now it's time to bring everything together and tie in all of the loose ends. I'm so excited! The sunroom makeover has been a long awaited project for me and it's going to be just lovely to have this space complete.
We rolled on the final coat of paint last night so now the decorating can start. I've decided on fabric for both the chair cushions and accent curtains (see samples in the last photo!) and have also sourced a "new to me" sofa which I'll be picking up this weekend.
Here's a list of the what's left to do before the big reveal:
  1. Install curtain rods
  2. Sew & hang curtains
  3. Recover chair cushions
  4. Add oil coating to wicker set
  5. Pick up sofa
  6. Install new light fixture
  7. Add decor pieces including rug, artwork, toss cushions & plants. 
It's really such a relief and a welcome sight to see everything starting to really come together. There are so many great participants in this challenge so be sure to click on over to Calling It Home and have a look at the incredible progress that's happening.

One Room Challenge | Week 3

Apr 24, 2016

As promised, here is my better-late-than-never Week 3 update for the One Room Challenge. I missed week 2 while relaxing at the beach for a week in the sunny south, and then, missed week 3 because of flight delays and layovers on the way back! As a Newfoundlander, I'm totally used to these hiccups when traveling so luckily I had some helpers lined up to start the painting for me while I was away. Despite the delays, I'm not too far behind with my progress on the room.

I shared the sunroom before pictures plus my inspiration for the space during Week 1. At that time I was planning to have a dark greyish/green accent wall, however, since we've primed the space I've been reconsidering!!  I even have the dark color paint picked up. Truthfully, I really love how bright and spacious the room currently feels. I think the dark color is going to have the opposite effect that I want for the sunroom and make it feel small and dark. So it looks like I'm going with my favorite paint color once again. Check out some of my previous room reveals for proof...white prevails!

To infuse color, vibrancy and a splash of fun, I'm going to incorporate some lively patterns and artwork. I'm planning to recover the cushions of the wicker table set, maybe in something similar to this. I like the striped look and the blue.
And for a real statement, I'm going to add large draping curtains over two of the tall windows. Again, trying to be brave in colors and patterns since I'm going with white walls - and this palm pattern immediately caught my eye.
When it's paired with the wicker furniture and tons of plants plus some brass or gold accents, I think this fabric will look extremely boho which is definitely still in line with the relaxed, laid back feel I was going for.

Be sure to check out all of the other participants and follow along on their progress. This week in prep for Week 4's post I'm going to source the fabric for the chairs and curtains and start pulling together accessories.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Snowstorms in April

Apr 22, 2016

Snowstorms in April in Newfoundland means cancelled then delayed flights. I finally made
 it home at 7:00pm last night (originally supposed to arrive Tuesday night!) so unfortunately
 no One Room Challenge update just yet. 
However....I am going to post one Sunday night so please check back then!

A little getaway....

Apr 19, 2016

I've been on a little getaway this past week...
 After a cold and dark winter it was time for some much needed sand, sun and relaxation.
 But don't worry, I'll be back on Thursday with an update on the sunroom's progress for Week 3 of the One Room Challenge.
In the meantime, follow my travel adventures on Instagram @thesimplyinspiredblog 
and SnapChat @natasha.britnee.

One Room Challenge | Week 1

Apr 7, 2016

I'm extremely ecstatic to be participating in yet another One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home! I can't believe it's been a year since I completed my last One Room Challenge makeover of our spare bedroom - how time flies!

Although undoubtedly intimidating and somewhat stressful, I absolutely love this challenge! It keeps me committed to finishing my project on time and I really enjoy going through this challenge with other bloggers and designers. Getting to see so many extremely talented people complete their decorating projects is so exciting and inspiring.

For this challenge I've decided to tackle our sunroom. It is the last remaining component to finish as part of our master bedroom area and it's such a beautiful space that I really want to complete the transformation so that it is upgraded to match the rest of our decor and ready for us to enjoy.

For those of you new to the Simply Inspired Blog - thanks so much for stopping by! My boyfriend and I recently renovated two rooms in our 1950's home to create a master-bath ensuite and master bedroom. The sunroom is located directly off of the bedroom and ensuite, so having this space completed will really add the final touches to this part of our home.
There's so much potential here, I can't wait to get started. I really want to to create a calming and relaxing space where we can read, have weekend brunch or just sit back and unwind. Below are a few photos that capture some elements of the look and feel that I'm hoping to achieve.
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These photos exude such a cozy and carefree feel. I also love all of the layers and textures created with an abundance of rugs, pillows, blankets, and more. I definitely want the space to include a sofa plus table and chairs, lots of plants and pretty lighting.

This week I'll be rolling on the first coat of paint. So be sure to check back next Thursday for Week 2 updates and head on over to Calling it Home to check out all of the other amazing One Room Challenge participants.

Shop the Look | Scandi-Inspired Master Bath

Apr 5, 2016

In one of my previous posts just a few weeks ago, I shared our master bath reveal. Although it was a while ago I wanted to officially say thanks so much for all of your great feedback on that post! The positive feedback and comments are so much appreciated! We are still immensely enjoying this space; I indulge in bubble baths and getting ready every morning feels like I'm doing so at a spa (...well almost!).
If you are also interested in recreating the look and feel of our master bath then you're in luck. Today I'm sharing options, either identical or similar, to the items we used in our master bath reno.

With this list you'll be on your way to a spa like sanctuary in no time. And believe me, you don't need to reno your space to create a new look or feel that you love. Check out the list below then keep reading for some simple tips to revamp your bathroom without the complete gut job!

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As promised, here is a short simple list of changes you can make in a weekend to help transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis.

Revamp Your Bath!


I can't say it enough, the cheapest and easiest way to add major impact with minimal effort is a fresh coat of paint. For extra pizzaz try an accent wall, a painted ceiling or painted trim.


Bright lights in the bathroom are definitely not conducive to a relaxing spa-like feel, switch out existing lighting for something a little glam or maybe more rustic. Whatever your preferences are, there's no need to settle for the standard builder grade lighting. Box stores have tons of great options or check out Etsy for some unique handmade or vintage options. 


Add some wow factor to your bathroom using accessories. I personally love having plants in the bathroom - set them on a shelf or hang them from a hook in the ceiling. Other options include artwork, candles, an interesting hook (like the one above), a patterned shower curtain or rug. 

And there you have it, a shopping guide and some tips to achieving a spa-like master-bath. Good luck with your bathroom transformations!