Archive for June, 2012

June 7th, 2012

Asparagus Green Decor

Green Wallpapered Room

Photo via Michael Graydon

Well, given that it is June, my favourite month and this blog’s namesake, I thought it was time to share a bit about June. For those of you that haven’t read the intro, June was my grandmother, my dad’s mom, she lived in Ontario her whole life. Let us celebrate this little story with some asparagus green decor? After all Dreaming of June is a decor blog. Why asparagus you say? Read on, dear friends!

Lime Ceiling

Photo via The Sugar Monster

June was mother to six boys, yes, you read that right, six boys! On my most chaotic days with my two boys I can’t imagine what parenting six boys in the 1950’s and 1960’s would have been like. Yikes! The laundry situation alone would have done me in, nevermind the cooking and general house-wrecking associated with rambunctious boy play!! Then again, the world was a different place and judging from the stories my dad tells, much of the mischief making was sent outdoors. I guess so!

Green Living Room

Photo via The Sugar Monster

My favourite story about June is a love story. Actually, its how June met her second husband, Ken. June worked hard between husbands and took a variety of jobs to pay the bills. Fatefully, she replied to an ad posted in a grocery store. The ad called for pickers to harvest asparagus.

Green Bathroom

Photo via The Sugar Monster

On what I can only imagine to be a bright sunny morning, June was with at least two of her boys in an asparagus field, picking away, when my uncle wandered off and either in a befriending or pestering way (who really knows which) approached a fellow asparagus picker, Ken. My dad was the baby at that point (a year and a half old) and must have been close by, but my uncle, running back and forth between Ken and June, made a friend of Ken. June and Ken met, and the two fell in love. Love in an asparagus field.

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June 4th, 2012

Wallpapered Desk Area

Wallpapered Room Elle Decor

Every detail in this photo from Elle Decor is pristine. Graphic wallpaper used in small doses is exciting, it adds a fresh perspective and brings life to an area that may have been overlooked without it. A wallpapered desk area is ideal, in that it provides a pretty backdrop for whatever type of creative endaevor you wish to attempt while at your desk. Be it letter writing, reading, writing your next hot novel, or whatever else.


For this wallpaper, I like the ornate quality of the white accents found in the mirror, the lamp shade and the vases. However, those empty shelves would not last long in my house and would be cluttered right up with knick knacks, books and stacks upon stacks of magazines!


To create your own wallpapered desk area, choose a bright, bold, graphic wallpaper that grips you in one way or another. Apply the wallpaper behind the wall your desk will rest against. Layer furniture, accessories and pretty objects in mini vignettes to create a serene modern workspace you will long to escape to.


A wallpapered desk area can be create in any nook or cranny currently not getting the attention it deserves in your home! Ideas for such spaces include under-used closets (just remove the door), armoires (awesome because you can close it up when not in use) and spaces created between oversized pieces of furniture (two bookshelves for instance).



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