Monday, August 10, 2009

Daniela’s Room Re-do Clue #1

Hello All,

Hope you had a great relaxing weekend! I got lots accomplished during mine, but it wasn’t very relaxing. As you know my sweet Mom decided it would be fun to re-do my sisters room.


She is the baby of the family and the last one still living at home. I’m assuming that part of this room re-do is my parents attempt to keep her in the nest a little bit longer.


We had a very small budget ($500) and even less time. She comes home on Wednesday morning! So, this weekend was spent taking the room apart and trying to put it back together.


The whole inspiration for the room came from something that I found in Daniela’s room that she loves and reminds her of her year abroad.


I’m sure you now want to know where she was abroad. Well for that I’m leaving you some pics of our trip to visit her and take a guess and try and figure out where we were!


Picture 1: The week we decided to go visit her college roomies also came so below is a group shot of them. Danay’s in the middle with that orange top!


Picture 2: This was the view from Danay’s apt:



Picture 3: This was a tourist hot spot. Apparently if you roll a coin down his snout you are destined to have good luck and a return visit to this beautiful city!



Picture 4: Here is a picture of me and Daniela at one her favorite spots.


Picture 5:  Here is a shot from the same day and you get a glimpse of the country side.



*Author’s note: I call Daniela by her nick-name Danay. Not sure where it came from, but one day I just started calling her that and it stuck.


**Author’s note times 2: Total sidenote, but I’ve always wanted a nick-name and have never gotten one. Totally sad.


Anyway have fun guessing!


I can’t wait to show you all how the room evolved. Stay tuned tomorrow for before pics of the room. It was pretty bad…




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Blogger carlee said...

I'm sure everyone has already guessed it...but definitely Florence! Was there last summer...wish I was there now! Excited to see how her room turns out!

August 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

Um< I would die to be able to see the Duomo every morning! lucky duck!

August 10, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Yay! I love before and afters! Can't wait to see the room!

August 10, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I love Florence, it was one of my favorite cities I visited when I was abroad in Madrid.

August 10, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Pretty sure that's the Duomo in Florence. :) i love italy. sigh.

August 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Alicia B. Designs said...

OMG she was in Firenze!!! I stayed in NEARLY the exact same place when I was there for a semester! I had the best time of my life (besides now) there. Truly amazing, you're sister is molto lucky!

August 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Firenze is so beautiful! It's shoe shopping mecca! Am looking forward to seing what you guys came up with!

August 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Gayla said...

I've always wanted a nickname, too, but it's never worked out! The best I've been able to do is I have a few friends who sometimes call me "G," but I don't think that's the same. =(

August 10, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I want to go abroad for a year! man :( sad! I think that is so nice of your parents to redo her room. We all moved back in & they want us out, haha, so nice of them to want her to stay there! :)

August 10, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Camilla said...

I can't wait to see the progress on her room! About the nickname thing (since our names are oh-so-similar!) no one really ever gave me a nickname either, except for my parents, who call me "Milla". :)

August 10, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Ahhh! I obviously love this post for 1 MILLION REASONS. 1. Daniela is one of my best friends 2. Florence is one of my favorite cities 3. I make a cameo in one of the pictures. 4. I love yours and Esperanza's taste so I can't wait to see how it turns out! Camila - this is SUCH a good idea, have fun I can't wait to see how it all turns out, she's gonna be so excited

August 10, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Florence is one of my favorite places ever - so jealous she was able to live and study there!!! Such a great experience. :)

Can't wait to see how the room turned out!

August 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Exciting, can't wait to see the finished product. I know where that is!

PS- I always wanted a nickname too, not including the terrible ones I my family came up with, but I never had one. In college I came up with all my friends nicknames!

August 10, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

It's Florence? I love Florence but it's been so long since I've been there I didn't even recognize it. time for another trip!! Can't wait to see the room.

August 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I love Florence and I'm dying to go back. Perhaps, next summer might be the perfect time. I can't wait to see the finish room.

August 10, 2009 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

hahah i always wanted a nickname too & never got one!! lucky girl!!!! can't wait to see the redo!!!

August 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

LOVE Florence. Spent 2 weeks there a few years back it was amazing. Cannot wait to see the finished project!

August 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

I love Florence. It is one of my favorite cities in the world.

August 10, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Nicknames are totally overrated, trust me!

How cute that you and your mom are working together to surprise her. I am sure that it will be amazing, everything done with love is:)

August 10, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

so jealous of your trip to italy! safe travels!

August 10, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh you guys are so good. Florence is correct. I tried to pick kinda vague pictures, but you got it right away!

I'll be posting before pictures of the room tomorrow!

August 10, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Totally Florence, no question from pic #1! You should have made it harder my dear! And you do so have a nick name, it's Cam!!! . . .I on the other hand have never had a nick name :(

August 10, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Alluring Interiors said...

Can't wait to see the transformation!

August 11, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ha Brooke you are right. You do call me Cam, but it's only YOU!

It hasn't stuck.

Ok next time I'll make the pictures harder.

A lot of them included me eating gelato, which I thought would be a total give-away. :)

August 11, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

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