By Katja Kromann

August round-up and new word for September

August round-up and new word for September
August was awesome. First of all, I finished my two month procrastination on my pillow sewing projects. Big pat on my back for that. Let's see what else I accomplished. Here are my favorite posts from August.

August round up

Make a chunky bracelet with beads and chains.
A kitchen with a view - we have a hedge!
How to: sew a half-round seat cushion cover - for my outdoor wicker chairs
Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot - vini, vidi, vici
Outdoor lounge area and patio reveal
Fresh herb lentil quinoa balls in tomato sauce, potato torte and asparagus side - gluten and dairy free
hallway reveal - after the new walls were up, floors in and everything decorated!
IKEA dream home + Blogger style (the unofficial edition)
Underwater camera fun - last day of summer - only $16

I still have not said "Better Homes and Gardens" enough times to rival any Bravo drinking game, so here I go for the last time until the issue hits the stands at which time I will be right back here, talking about it some more :) Unless of course there are any developments in the meantime, in which case I will not hesitate to bring it up as well...

Better homes and gardens feature
It was an absolute joy to have  Better Homes and Gardens come shoot the heck out of my little powder room in August. I also posted about the lunch I served on my patio. Tomorrow I will post about the dessert, I served. I goes with the new word of the month for September :)

Speaking of the word of the month. The word for August was "Inspire". I made a couple of mood boards with this great bunch.
Aug word of the month inspire
I had so much fun working on this collaboration with some of my favorite fellow bloggers Amber, from Wills Casa, Anu from Nalle's House, Ainhoa from A little bite of Everything, Kim from Newly Woodwards and Gretchen from Boxy Colonial.

6 bloggers building an IKEA dream home

Inspired by the new IKEA catalog that just came to our mailboxes, we each dreamed up a room in a virtual IKEA home.
The next day I came back with a different take on my master bedroom mood board. Because I just don't know when to stop can't get enough.

After we all posted our mood boards we found out that IKEA has pinned all of us to their IKEA in the media board on Pinterest. We are the "media". Giggle.

I am of course doing these monthly challenges with Amber at Wills Casa.

Guess what? Speaking of the word of the month "Inspire", I also received an email from Yvonne at Sunny Side Up-stairs about one of her newest projects - a new dining room table. Yvonne is always busy building furniture and she really blew me away with the intricate design of her latest project. Check it out here:

Sunny side up stairs table inspire

Isn't it amazing? She also made chairs with the same design on the back.

Her tutorial that goes with this table is nothing short of terrific as well. Very detailed and thorough. Read all about it here:
Dining table by Sunny Side Up-stairs.

Besides the fabulous shout out from IKEA on Pinterest, I also had my second feature with Apartment Therapy. They featured my outdoor patio reveal. The first one was the fur recovered Emmabo chair I made for B's room.

apartment therapy feature

Here is the word for September: "soft"
Sep word of the month soft
Want to get featured in next month's round-up? Let me know about your project in a comment or by contacting me. It can be anything related to "soft".

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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist, a remodeller and home maker by day. My Portfolio
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