They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and if that is the case then, my friends, we here at EHD are VERY flattered. Over the years we have attempted, failed, and succeeded at a countless number of projects. We take risks, try to be original, informational and inspirational and then put it out on the blog for you every day in hopes that what we put out there for you will somehow inspire or help you in your own lives. So when there is a project that hits and people are inspired by it enough to recreate it in their own space it’s like having our design cake, and eating it too. We thought it might be fun to start showcasing some of the EHD-inspired interiors over here on the blog every so often for a handful of reasons. 1) You guys are seriously talented and need to be recognized, 2) Hopefully seeing these readers versions might inspire you to recreate a project for your own space and 3) It makes us happy to see your spaces and what you do to them. Let’s get into it.
You might remember this ‘Spanish Kitchen‘ Makeover that we did a few years back, well Shelley Tumlin took it and recreated it in her vintage camper and we are obsessed. Those blue cabinets, that peel and stick tile and even the faded oil paintings are a dead match. She actually rents out the camper in Florida and we are very tempted to make a reservation in the very near future, so we can cook ourselves a tiny little meal in that tiny little kitchen on the beach.
I am sure you all remember Brady’s ‘DIY Channel Tufted Headboard‘. He turned an awkward bedroom size into a focal point by creating a wall to wall channel tufted headboard in green velvet none the less. He created a step by step tutorial over on the blog and it spawned some pretty amazing versions that were inspired by the original.
French For Pineapple took the concept and went very moody (and busty with it) by using this graphic black and white marble print in her bedroom. Talk about a statement wall. We love it.
Bright Green Door took things to another level with this beautiful version in faux leather that is flanked by two storage units providing a cozy little bedding nook to doze off in every night. We love the dark cabinets paired with the warmer tone of the leather and that quilt gives the room so much personality.
Mandi Johnson For A Beautiful Mess decided to take the project into the dining room and her results are pretty amazing. Not only did she take it all the way from floor to ceiling but also added in a storage bench. Pretty genius and that space looks so inviting.
Amelia Hannah who also hails from Utah (like Brady) created her own version in her bedroom in the same fabric as ours and we love it. Those hanging lights are such a good solution as well to help free up nightstand space and highlight the art she has leaning on the ledge of the headboard.
In addition to some of the DIY projects that we have showcased, we have also got some submissions from the budget room design boards that we have pulled together. The ‘Modern Traditional Bedroom‘ a few years back was recreated by Sarah Aguilar with a few slight adjustments and we love seeing her own take on it.
Our ‘DIY Pillow & Leather Strap Headboard‘ which we created for the Dorm Room shoot also got some love by a reader who created their own version.
This much more refined and paired down version which was submitted by Brynn Harlock is pretty impressive. This room is so happy and inviting and we love seeing her version of the DIY on the wall.
But Brynn didn’t just stop with that one gorgeous room. She used Birdie’s nursery turned guest room for our ‘Styling To Sell‘ series as inspiration for her own guest room.
We had to do a double take with this one, as we have an almost identical shot and the rooms look so similar. We love seeing her take on it, and that focal wall with the tree mural wallpaper gives the room so much character without having to add a lot of other elements in.
And last but not least Brynn also submitted her version of this little reading nook from our California Spanish project.
She made it personal with her own collection of art and we love that she added that brass light in, to contrast against the blue wall. Well done Brynn, can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
After we published our ‘How To Add Character To Basic Architecture – Wood Paneling‘ we got this submission from Leah McClellan, who used the inspiration and roundup of DIY’s to create her own focal wall.
She added an accent wall of horizontal wood paneling in this nursery and the results are pretty inspiring. What kid wouldn’t want to call that their room?
And our last submission’s for this EHD Inspired roundup came from Brady’s ‘Peel & Stick Floor Tile DIY‘. If you remember the original post, he redid his kitchen floors for just $50 with some vinyl peel and stick tiles, which inspired a few readers to attempt it in their homes.
Jordan Rudd gave her old linoleum floors a brand new look in her kitchen, and we have to say her little Frenchie looks so happy sitting on those new floors.
And Natalie Duncombe submitted her kitchen where she used the same DIY and we love how bright and graphic the new floors look.
It’s a pretty impressive roundup and we love seeing how you guys transform your spaces. If you have tried any of our projects or have created a room, vignette, or space inspired by anything you have seen here on the blog we would love to see it and include in our next “EHD-Inspired” post. Email your photos to: [email protected] and you just might see it up here on the blog.