SHOP THE LOOK : PATTERN BEDDING

This mix-match of pattern bedding is a fresh alternative to traditional
coordinating bedding sets. I’ve gathered items below that will
help you to achieve this relaxed and inviting look!

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Before & After : Tennessee Townhome

I had such a fun time working on this young families new home! They
wanted a home that felt light and airy with a lot of WHITE! At the
same time they wanted to make sure it was comfortable and could
cater to their everyday lifestyle with a toddler. (Don’t worry the white
sofa  & arm chair are both slip covers and totally machine washable!!)
Keeping very few existing pieces from their previous home we had a
lot to buy. To make sure we stayed within the budget but still had a full
home at the end I made sure to hunt down the best deals. The main
sources I used for this project were: World Market, Target, Home
Depot, West Elm, TJ Maxx and plenty of Thrift stores & Estate sales!

If you have a (individual room or a full home) project coming up you
would like help with feel free to shoot me an email at
amanda@amandatotorodesign.com!

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A note from these sweet clients…

“We are so happy with our new home Amanda! I see new details every
day and we are
so satisfied. You did such an awesome job in
understanding my style even when I wasn’t sure what I really wanted.
You were so fun to work with and totally on top of budget &
communication & any changes we were hoping for.”


Inspiring studios

Bash Please, Design Love Fest & Rifle Paper are a few of my
inspirations for design and living an all around creative lifestyle.
As an Interior designer I 
believe spaces tell so much about their
inhabiters and their story. I love 
seeing the studios where creative
minds work and are inspired.

Below are photos of Bash Please’s old studio. I love their selective use
of color and plant life scattered about the office. Bash Please is a
creative event styling 
and production team in LA. They are incredibly
talented and I’m obsessed 
with everything they touch.

Bash Please Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Bash Please Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Bash Please Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Bash Please Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Here are photos of Design Love Fest’s new studio. DLF is a lifestyle/
design blog that is based in LA. Their use of bright color and playful
whimsy is
too good and has inspired me to step out of my all white box
every now and then.

Design Love Fest Studio I Amanda Totoro Design
Design Love Fest Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Design Love Fest Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Design Love Fest Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

 

 Rifle Paper Co. is a stationary and gift brand that is based in Winter
Park, Fl. Their hand painted prints are all beautiful and all frame worthy.
Their studio 
does such a great job of reflecting their company and brand
with their retro 
inspired furniture and color choices.

Rifle Paper Co. Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Rifle Paper Co. Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Rifle Paper Co. Studio I Amanda Totoro Design

Rifle Paper Co. Studio I Amanda Totoro Design


CRAIGSLIST REFRESH : END TABLE

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

I have been wanting a campaign style piece of furniture for a few years
and finally found a very reasonably priced end table on craigslist for
$25!! The hardware was looking a little rough and the paint was
chipping, but after some TLC it looks as good as new!

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

1. Took off the pulls and sanded the whole piece getting it prepped to paint.

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

2. Used Brasso and a rag to clean all the hardware. It worked miracles!

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

3. Taped off the brass corners after cleaning with Brasso.

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

4.  Brian gave it all a fresh coat of white paint… and voilá!

Craigslist Find Refresh : Campaign Style End Table I Amanda Totoro Design

 

 


Etsy Loves

Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

These are some of my favorite items on etsy right now!
You can visit their stores by following the links below!

Mid-century Modern, Brass, Globe Wall Sconce I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

How could you not love this glass globe/ exposed bulb/ brash finish pendant?
With that combination of features there’s no way you could go wrong!

via 

Zebrawood sunglasses & Blush leather clutch I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

I love these pieces individually, but together they are perfection!
I just recently found these two stores and they have a lot great
items that are worth checking out!

via WOOED
and GiftShopBrooklyn

Vintage Tripod Plant Stand I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

I really want to have a house full of plants, but it’s quit the
investment when you kill them as often as I do. This
vintage tripod plant stand is so good though and

an extra motivator to find my green thumb!

via DaveysVintage

Seafoam Bakers Twine I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

bakers twine + seafoam = another great combination

via OliveManna

1950's Vintage Workout Bike I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

I love the idea of having a workout bike at home, but HATE
the idea of having to look at one all the time. This vintage
1950’s workout bike is a great solution!

via stonesoupologyTropical Palm Leaves Pillow I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

This design is similar to the iconic beverly hills palm print that I will
always love. Whitlock and Co is a great resource for throw pillows.
They offer a nice selection of fabrics and accept custom orders.

via WhitlockandCo

Colorful Giclee Print I Etsy Items I Love I Amanda Totoro Design

This print is in honor of my current color obsession!
You can see more of her pieces by following the link below.

via MichelleArmas

 

 

 


UPDATE : WITH COLOR

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

If you were to look inside my home and closet you could see my true
love for a good neutral pallet. Every so often I get the urge to add some
color to my life! Here are creative and inexpensive ways to add color
accents to 
home items you most likely already own!

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

Last June, for our wedding, I dip-dyed all the runners for our reception
tables. It was extremely easy and looked great! I will share photos of
our wedding and 
reception decor soon!

via goldmine

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

Yet another great use for Washi Tape!

via refinery29

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

Such a simple way to give a face lift to your glass vases. I love the
multiple shades of blue they used in this grouping.

via livethemma

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

I don’t know that I would use painted cutting boards to cook with,
but these would work well as kitchen decor.

via remodelista

Update Household Items with Colorful Accents I Amanda Totoro Design #DIY #Simple #HomeDecor

This color combination is perfection!

via a cozy kitchen

 

 


A HOME FOR YOUR SUCCULENTS

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

 

Warm weather is starting to show itself once again in Nashville and I could not be happier!! I really do love Winter, but I am a Summer girl through and through. A great way to bring your home to life again after a long Winter is to fill it with plants… ALL the plants you can find!

Here is a collection of some of my favorite succulent containers. Follow the shop links below to see more!

1. HRUSKAA // 2. LIGHT + LADDER // 3. MOSS TWIG // 4. ROUGHFUSION // 5. HRUSKAA
6. LIGHT + LADDER // 7. HRUSKAA // 8. SEAANDASTERS // 9. HRUSKAA

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design

Succulent Containers I Amanda Totoro Design