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Master Bedroom Reveal

When we bought our home in 2009, we tackled many of the main spaces... the kitchen, powder room etc, but 8 years later and our master bedroom looked the SAME as when we moved in! Even though I painted most of our home by now, the master remained untouched. Life gets busy, you know the drill. So I did my best to tell myself I was fine with the dark chocolate paint from the...
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INSPIRATION | Loft Living

This year we've been doing some renovations on our home and like usual, it has me browsing pinterest for inspiration. Lately I've had an obsession with lofts. I don't know if it's because they feel like a childhood tree fort, or because they are so open and airy... but they are inspiring for sure! I love the idea of an industrial loft with lots of mixed textures and neutral colours. Here's some favourites..  Images...
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DIY | Reclaimed Wood Headboard

A few years ago, we had a surprise out of town guest coming to stay with us. This isn't a big deal if you're all prepared and your guest room is functional, but for us at that point in our lives, our guest room was the kind of room we put things we didn't want to see anymore... (hello Christmas decorations!) Our guest room was painted a deep red/brown colour *shutter* and all we...
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DIY | Boho Woven Rug

{ What You'll Need } A large piece of cardboard  Scissors and a marker Rope, yarn, wool, old t-shirts, fabric (or whatever materials you want to use to make your rug!) { How To- Make Your Loom } Step 1- Cut your cardboard into a circle shape. I used a garbage can lid to make mine into a perfect circle but you can make these as big or as small as you'd like. Step...
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Currently Coveting | Studio Office

We're constantly finding ways we can make "the bijou" just that little bit more functional and cuter of course. Here's a round up of some favourites that are on my list. Hammock Chair // source I'm currently on the hunt for a chair like this. If you've seen one, let me know in the comments below! I think Hurley would love this and can you imagine the Friday afternoon nap in there after shipping goes out?!...
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Inspiration | White Out

There's nothing quite like beautiful white crisp walls, layered neutrals and rich textures. It's a calm, blank space, where anything is possible. With bright natural light and an open space, there is something so simple and tranquil about it. I'm personally obsessed with neutrals and whites in decor and hope these pictures inspire you as much as they did me. We're currently doing a little update at the bijou (our studio) and it's got...
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DIY: Vintage Lace Dreamcatcher

For just about EVER I have been wanting to try my hand at making a dreamcatcher with doilies. These are super easy and what I love about them is the dreamy and vintage feel they add to any space. I found a lot of doilies at Michael’s a few days ago for $1.50 each!! But the best ones are found at antique stores, they are so full of history and character. What you need:...
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DIY: Gratitude Board

A typical day at the KV Bijou studio involves copious amounts of coffee, many laughs and sending off lovely packages of beautiful jewelry around the world.  It's always exciting when we receive a little Thank You note.   (I mean, who doesn't like getting mail?!)  We decided to make this DIY Gratitude Board as a way to display some of the incredible love we've received over the years. We may be a bit biased, but we truly have...
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Jewelry Storage

Being someone with a long term love-affair with jewelry, it's safe to say I have a HEFTY selection. Many of them hold sentimental value, whether it was one of my early childhood designs or something I designed in a season of my life that reminds me of that time. I love the emotional connection with a beloved piece. This was one of the things that drew me to become a jewellery designer. Accessories can...
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DIY: Dreamcatcher

By Franchesca  I am completely honored to be here today!!! Thank you so much Kelsey for the opportunity. My name is Franchesca and I write a little blog over at Small Bird Studios where you can often find me sharing my spin on clean eating/ living, boho fashion and photos of our everyday life in Texas. I am just starting out with creating dreamcatchers, but so far I am smitten - although I still have so...
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