Barn Wood Headboard

I am always looking for creative approaches to the home and furniture. This can allow you to save money and also have fun and create a style that is uniquely yours. One of the most expensive things in your bedroom can easily be your bed. I love seeing the new trend where people are creating their own headboards. Headboards can be pricey ranging from $800 to upwards of multiple thousands of dollars. If you are looking to create a rustic feel in your bedroom consider using barn wood as a headboard. 

Want to personalize it even more (and add a pop of color) write a fun saying on it.

In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Plaid in the home

It is definitely starting to become fall in Denver. The air is a bit more crisp, it gets darker earlier and I have a strong desire to wear a sweater (even though it can still be close to 90). The biggest indicator that fall is coming? My inbox is full of stores showcasing there flannel shirts. I finally broke down and bought my first flannel of all time. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE plaid but seem to be a bit slow to the flannel trend. Then I was checking out Zara home and stumbled upon plaid in the home. 
Plaid isn’t a new concept in the home. Years ago plaid wallpaper was the trend (which makes me shutter just thinking about). The trick with plaid (or really any pattern) is moderation.

 Of course who could do plaid any better than Burberry. This blanket would work in any room of the home.
  In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Benjamin Moore Dragon Breath

This color is a complete contrast from last week. Benjamin Moore Dragon Breath is a dark grey with brown undertones.

This color couples well with gold, teal and blues. 

 In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Nice Legs

I am currently coveting the Hamilton Leather Couch at West Elm. Slim, sleek legs paired with a light brown leather. The perfect combination of feminine and masculine.

Because, lets be honest, who doesn’t love a great pair of legs?!
 In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Silence

I have been up since 5 AM and I went to bed at midnight. For anyone who knows me- that is FAR too late to go to sleep and too early to be up. I am a nine hour shut eye type of gal. For close to 45 minutes I lay in bed thinking about what I COULD do- I certainly have enough work to keep me busy, start texting all my East Coast friends because they are walking into work as we speak, I could check the yoga schedule, bundle up and go for a run because I might as well take advantage of these extra few hours I have, right? I finally just dragged myself out of bed and and turned on my music and just sat in the quiet. Truth be told- I would probably turn on the news but the two television remotes have me confused. It would just be more chatter though and there is something to rejuvenating about being up before the rest of the city.

My door is open to Colfax and the street is never this quiet. Cars slowly pass and it is too cold for people to be on the street yet. It is quiet. Denver certainly isn’t on the the nosiest cities but it is a a city nonetheless. When I first moved here the city noise was almost unbearable. Anything would wake me up- a garbage truck, people walking behind my building, a car horn- now I sleep through it and it is the quiet that almost hurts my ears. My mind has followed suit with the city noise. It is constant lately but lucky for me it is more creative energy and excitement rather than anxiety but it is still noise.

I am the type of person that gets so jazzed up if I meet an interesting new person or concept. I will sit up at night thinking about the conversation with enthusiasm. I will scheme and plan until late into the night then wake up and start all over again. I can lose days reorganizing my home or decorating space. Just last week my roommate came into the living room to me staring into space, it wasn’t until she asked me what I was doing that I realized I was designing my dream house. Leopard print runner on the stairs, emerald green entry way, gallery wall, huge windows that let in a lot of natural light, white walls!! When she walked in I was stuck on what type of wood floors I would want- I have an argument for both a light wood and dark wood.

As of late I have had a strong desire to be in NYC. Hands down my favorite city in the U.S. 9/11 always makes me nostalgic for the city that never sleeps. The city that is the ultimate juxtaposition- tough as nails with the softest heart around. I have wanted to just pick myself up and plop myself in NYC. The smells, the people the outrageous fashion sense, the colors, the constant stream of noise. The whole city can put my creativity in overdrive (talk about not sleeping….).

My friend recently posted on Facebook that when she is most creative she is listening to classical music. I thought…. WHAT??! My creativity works off of dub step, or, as an example, I am listening to Drake as I write this. Although I am a firm believer that the approach to creativity is completely personal, maybe slowing myself down would do myself good. I always love to create the (almost manic) energy of creativity but it can often be overwhelming. Often I find I have no where to put it and can tire myself out quickly. I do not have an issue producing creativity but actually forming something with it. Perhaps the silence is what helps sift through the creativity energy and actually produce something of benefit with it? I have always been a strong believer in the capability of silence in other aspects of my life. You can speak volumes without uttering a single word. Imagine if silence could have that profound effect on other aspects of your life?

 In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Emerald Green

There is a cold front in Denver recently, currently it is a brisk 36 degrees. This weather makes me want to curl up and hibernate which may make for a long winter as its only September. Instead of preparing for an endless winter, I have been browsing pictures of emerald green. A rich color that bestows elegance, wealth and harmony. All of which I would like to have as the season changes to winter. Pantones color of the year in 2013, emerald green has been seen quite often in interiors and around the home.

When making mention of emerald green, the best use of it goes to Cameron Diaz kitchen designed by Kelly Wearstler.

How do you feel about emerald green? Do your color choices change as the seasons change?
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s clients range from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to short sales, to seasoned investors. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.