Welcome to my rustic modern fall dining room tour & tablescape! The biggest thank you to my friend Kristen for putting this Farmhouse Holiday Series together! During the holiday season we will be opening up our homes & hearts to you in the hopes of making this festive time full of creativity & inspiration. I am thrilled to be partnering with ALL Modern on this space, to bring you an urban twist on farmhouse décor. You all know I like to mix and match and never really stay within the confines of one style. I brought in metals, warm wood tones, stone, natural elements and lots of texture to create a space that was warm & inviting but also stylish. For the color palette I … [Read More...]
Thank you so much for the warm responses to my Fall Family Room Tour, I really appreciate all of your kind words! Fall has always been my favorite season for the sheer fact that it's a slower pace & a great time for reflection. After the business of summer it's nice to get to know myself again, if that makes any sense. There are so many incredible things about autumn that awaken my senses, it is hard not to be inspired. One idea that has inspired me lately is textile art or macramé. I am a texture nut and nothing says fall like an abundance of cozy textures. I decided to try it and I am so glad I did because not only is it fun but it's easy. This tutorial is very basic, you can find … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! This is a post you don't want to miss because today I am part of a Fall Printable Hop hosted by Ella Claire that includes 35 incredible prints for FREE!! These ladies are the best of the best when it comes to creating beautiful prints and graphics, so good that I actually doubt if I should participate. But...I realize we all have different things we bring to the table and that is why this is so wonderful. I am into very simple graphics lately so I thought I would share an urban print with an important message. Many years ago I did Gratitude Changes Everything but thought so does kindness, especially this time of year as we head into the holiday season. And it really can … [Read More...]
Welcome to my modern farmhouse fall family room and second week of the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by my friend Kristen at Ella Claire. I am honored to be a part of this talented group of farmhouse bloggers as we head into the festive season ahead. Last week these ladies shared their kitchens and I was blown away. So....if last week is any indication of what this week will bring, grab your cup of coffee and get comfy. If you follow my blog then you know I like to change things up. I keep all my larger items pretty neutral so I can play and have fun with each season. If you visit last year's fall tour then you know what I am talking about, my home feels completely different this … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! It has been a week of change as my boys headed back to school. Even though I have been through this before, it is still tough for me. If I could have another 60+ days of them being home with me, I would. I just feel like time is going by so fast lately, do you feel it too? I think we are all so busy, moving from one thing to the next so quickly between family, work, sports, activities, commitments that the days go by fast. That is why I love fall, even though we are still busy, it is a slower pace. And not to mention all the delights of the season like cozy sweaters, wool hats, cute boots, hot drinks, pumpkin picking, apple picking, hay rides, cooking & baking our … [Read More...]
There are so many things to love about fall, afternoons spent outdoors in the cool, crisp air, cozy sweaters, big warm blankets, picnics, pumpkin everything and of course coffee. Tis the season to drink up and enjoy the flavors of fall. I am delighted to be partnering with Starbucks® to bring you my Fall Capsule-all my favorite home décor essentials found at Target. I geared my must-have list around easy entertaining, cozy styling ideas and that hot drink we all love this time of year, coffee. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15 Fall brings out the adventurous nature in me, especially when it comes to my coffee habits. There are just so many good choices out there this time … [Read More...]
Hi friends! It is hard to believe summer vacation is coming to a close. My boys head back next week, so I am trying to enjoy every bit of time we have left. It is bittersweet as I look forward to fall and having a schedule & routine but honestly love having them home with me. It's been a great summer & if you have been following me on Instagram then you have caught a glimpse of how amazing Long Island is. We have the Hamptons, North Fork, Fire Island, Shelter Island and the proximity to NYC makes this area a hot spot this time of year. I have to admit though, as happening as this place is I do love when it quiets down and the summer people leave. Some fun news, did you happen to … [Read More...]
I went into the summer with all these plans to build & DIY around the house. These weren't big things but none the less things that needed to be done right. I am handy but when it comes to finding studs and actually building sturdy things I question myself. Truth be told I am WAY more handy than John, he does not have that gene, not even a sprinkle of it. We joke that he is my assistant when we tackle a project, haha. I came back from Haven a few weeks ago with this "I can" attitude and decided I am going to DIY the floating bench under my stairs that I have been wanting to do for a long while but was scared. And I am so glad I did!!! I am not sure what I was scared of but I do … [Read More...]
Happy Friday friends! Lets talk modern farmhouse dining tables. I have bounced around getting a new table since we moved into our house 6 years ago. Back then everyone seemed to have these beautiful rustic farmhouse tables & I was pretty smitten. Then I realized I actually liked my cream table, plus everything I looked at seemed to not be long enough, the right color I was looking for or style. Honestly I think it was my subconscious and my gut saying to be grateful for what you have. I also think I get connected to things and for a person that had a lot of hand me downs growing up, there is a part of me that feels guilty letting something perfectly fine go. Needless to say, it’s time. Here are the top 10 farmhouse table contenders that made the list.
Today is the day, I am finally revealing my front door color. People often say (including me) that it is just paint but it is still a commitment, so when it comes to selecting the right color it is always best to do a little homework, I call it color research. As you know I was torn between 4 tones, which were all a variation of my favorite hue, navy. Drum roll please…I ended up choosing Sherwin-Williams Anchors Aweigh. I have to say this was a tough choice, Sherwin-Williams has some incredible navys, but at the end of the day I wanted a rich, dark blue that could work all year round with the changing faces of my front porch.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago I have decided to re-paint my front door, yay! I have wanted to tackle this project for a while, so I teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to find the perfect product and color.
I am off to Haven tomorrow so I thought I would pop in before I left. This is my 2nd year going and I am super excited. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this blogging conference, its focus is DIY and decorating & let me just say this is such an amazing experience if you are a blogger whose focus is that. The nice thing is everyone is in the same genre, so there is so much to talk about, blog goals, techniques, SEO, decorating, DIY but for me the best part are those little conversations I get to have with friends old and new that make me feel connected and a part of something much bigger.