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Now this is a pretty office! Ez was out there reading decor8 yesterday and after seeing my yellow living room/reading nook, she decided to create an office in our virtual house. Any other bloggers want to get involved and create a kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, guest bedroom, or an entryway off of the same theme – yellow and pretty pastels? Here’s the house we’re building so far. :)

Office by Ez of Creature Comforts.

Pretty little living room by me. :)

Anyone want to try a room? Maybe we can pull together an entire house like this, one blogger at a time. I’ve been looking for some creative online exercises to do lately with my fellow bloggers and this would be a fun project to collaborate on. Perhaps I should just nominate others or else some may feel to shy to get involved? Okay then, I challenge Joy to pull together the bedroom, Irene — a kid’s room, Susan — the kitchen, and Victoria to design a bathroom complete with a vintage clawfoot tub. Can Danielle pull together a guest bedroom? And I’d like to see Nicole put together a fancy patio space. Wouldn’t this be a fun project to do once a month in blogland? Hmmm….

[update: I just emailed my blogger friends so let’s see if they have the time to do this. For fun, I sent them a little bio about our virtual client. Home owner: Young single mother (cookbook author) with a son living in a 18th century Georgian townhouse in Savannah Georgia approx. 2000 sq ft., 2 floors, 3 bedrooms (one is an office), and a large patio off of the kitchen. She loves to entertain, enjoys pastels and Swedish decor, decorating on somewhat of a budget but she can splurge on one expensive item per room. Loves pattern and feminine touches but can’t deal with too much clutter.]

(images from ez and holly)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration, small business on January 31, 2008

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  1. Making it Lovely commented
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:08pm

    Eeee! Too fun! Of course I’m in. :)

  2. annechovie commented
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:22pm

    Oh, I love your virtual living room, Holly! So fresh and cheery – perfect!

  3. Molly commented
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:37pm

    oooh, I want to move in already!

  4. mcaplan commented
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:55pm

    you crack me up! Cant wait to see what all of you amazing designers come up with!!

  5. design for mankind. commented
    January 31st, 2008 at 10:13pm

    OMG OMG OMG I want to play! I want to play! Can I design a craft room? The garage? The doghouse?

    ANYTHING! :)

  6. AphroChic commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 12:26am

    Ohhh! This sounds so fun! I’m not one of the shy bloggers out there. Could I create a room for the breakfast nook? I know it wasn’t included, but a house that big has to have a breakfeast nook.

  7. Summer commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 12:26am

    So I decided to go ahead and contribute to this since it seemed so fun! Yellow and white is one of my favorite color combinations.

    a pretty little kitchen

    And the post:
    pretty pastels

    Thanks for doing this Holly!

  8. decor8 commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 2:12am

    design for mankind – alright, you do a craft room. :)

    aphrochic – you get your breakfast nook, go for it. :)

    summer – o.m.g. great stuff. So the house will have two different kitchens, yours and Susan Serra’s kitchen. I’ll post the complete house when we’re done.

    Making it Lovely – Can’t wait to see your patio, you real life one in Chicago is super pretty so I figured you’d be the girl for the job.

    If anyone else wants to join in, please do – I don’t want to exclude anyone!


  9. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 3:26am

    How fun!
    I just want to move in when it is all done, can’t it be in New Jersey? :)

  10. Rob @ I Love Substance commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 4:42am

    Count me in.

  11. paola commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 7:33am

    The ‘client’s’ son better be super grown up if you’re giving them a white sofa without washable covers… ;)

    (Just putting my ‘mother of a three year hat on here…)

  12. moline commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 11:08am

    that is a wonderful idea! Can’t wait! Need some yellow inspiration for a dark hallway space here in rainy Lueneburg. Saw the Martha-Stewart-cover and decided to give my kitchen a new colour via acessories every month. (Won’t buy a new kitchen aid though, happy to have the cream one ;) )
    Now off to mama Rosa for lunch with Moritz. Maybe I take the new girl, too.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  13. decor8 commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 2:19pm

    He’s 9 — he’s a good boy. :)


  14. Debbie Miller commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 2:40pm

    holly, i love this. how do you make the inspiration boards. i want to make on for my own home ideas. thanks

  15. haile commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 4:00pm

    I want to play! Here’s my dining room:

  16. pecanpie commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 4:02pm

    I want to play!
    Here’s her dining room:

  17. susan commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 6:05pm

    Hey, the opportunity to work for a virtual client? Hmmmm…that means virtual money from the virtual client too, I suppose. ;) Nonetheless, I’m playing!

  18. liquid paper commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 6:51pm

    ack! i love this idea holly. i see a flicker group in the future? ha, it’s probably already created, isn’t it? ;)

  19. Anonymous commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 7:24pm

    Where is the rug from, please?

    Thank you.

  20. decor8 commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 7:38pm

    liquid paper — I’m happy you like it. It’s fun to play sometimes. :)

    anon — it’s the coqo floral rug from in yellow.

  21. AphroChic commented
    February 1st, 2008 at 8:21pm

    The breakfast nook is done. You can view it here:

    Thank you Holly! This was so much fun!

  22. design for mankind. commented
    February 2nd, 2008 at 1:43am

    WOO HOOOOOO— I’m SO on it. :)

  23. Jennifer at Design Hole commented
    February 2nd, 2008 at 4:57pm

    This is indeed a fun idea. Can I contribute to next month’s house? How about a beach house? Give a room, any room!

  24. Anonymous commented
    February 3rd, 2008 at 12:30am

    Hi! I love this blog. I work as a professional interior designer (corporate and commercial) and I log on here every once in a while for creative inspiration…I know its just for fun but I have to say – this client is a bit unrealistic. I am a single mother and…sigh…I would never be able to afford a Georgian townhome…and guess how many “expensive” items I can afford to splurge on per room? None!

  25. decor8 commented
    February 3rd, 2008 at 4:15am

    Hi Anon! Thank you for saying hello. Oh this is just a fun little virtual client, nothing real life. Although I do know some single moms who raise their children quite well on their own and have beautiful homes so I think it CAN happen but I know what you mean, it’s not common. This is just meant for fun — trust me — don’t take it too seriously. :)

  26. SimplyGrove commented
    February 3rd, 2008 at 8:00pm

    Such a great idea!!!! I want to do a virtual room the next time around!!

  27. reclaimingmisshavisham commented
    February 4th, 2008 at 11:44pm

    I’m a new kid in town but I did a dining room just for fun (not to disrespect the fabulous room by haile)

  28. JLC Studio commented
    February 5th, 2008 at 12:36am

    This is soo cute! It’s making me wish for spring!! Next time I want in :).

  29. Sam commented
    February 5th, 2008 at 9:43pm

    Hello – this is a adorable and such a great idea! I love the (chinese?) paper lanterns – could you tell me where they’re from? Thanks!

  30. JLC Studio commented
    February 6th, 2008 at 8:47pm

    Okay, I couldn’t resist! I tried my hand at a Master Bedroom (not to step on anyone’s toes)…hope you like it!! I had so much fun with this, thanks Holly!

  31. Anonymous commented
    February 6th, 2008 at 11:40pm

    Can you tell us how you all make the inspiration boards?

  32. Jennifer in ATL commented
    February 7th, 2008 at 5:30pm

    Where is the yellow/white fabric from?

  33. perfect bound commented
    February 8th, 2008 at 8:46pm

    I couldn’t resist either. I think this busy mom needs a pretty vanity tucked inside her bedroom. My one splurge was an Opal lamp from Jayson Home & Garden. Check it out here:

  34. WakeUp~Reese~ commented
    February 11th, 2008 at 5:37pm

    This is such a fun idea. I am going to adapt this to use in my interior design class. Could you give me some suggestions as to where to go for pictures? Thanks. Reese

  35. Anonymous commented
    February 13th, 2008 at 8:34am

    Oh, please, please! Where are the paper lanterns from??

    (on my knees)

  36. decor8 commented
    February 13th, 2008 at 4:47pm

    Hi Anon! They are from

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