I have been back and forth on something & thought I would share with you my dilemma in the hopes it brings clarity. There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not to switch up my dining room for a den/study area. I really do LOVE my dining room but it is rarely used. Most of our dinners are spent at our kitchen bar and if we have small gatherings it is spent in the kitchen huddled around the bar. On birthdays and holidays, when we host we do use it but I know I can create other seating areas to compensate.
A few weeks ago I shared my Fall Dining Room, which was by far one of the most fun seasonal rooms I have decorated. I had many favorites which made the space feel cozy & layered, perfect for fall. I created a macramé wall hanging, an original watercolor print with vibrant fall hues and made a unique table runner from West Elm carpet square samples I bought for just a few dollars each.
I have been blogging for about 5 years now and I still want to pinch myself each and every time I get an opportunity to be a part of something that I could have only imagined in my wildest dreams. To say I am grateful is an understatement. Who would have thought when I began this crazy journey, which I had NO clue what I was doing, that I would one day be writing this article about the Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker event I attended.
Happy Friday friends! Ahh…how I love this day! Last month I shared my nook makeover along with my floating bench. I had so many questions about how I made the abstract art that hung above the bench that I thought it was about time I shared the details.
Oh my gosh, it has been a busy week! I shared my fall porch, went into NYC for the BHG Stylemaker Event and …..we got a new puppy!!! I haven’t mentioned this on the blog because it was such a HUGE decision that I honestly didn’t even think would ever come to be. We are slowing getting adjusted to life with him and so far so good, he is a sweetheart!
Hi friends! Today is the day we all get to share our Fall Front Porches, yay! If you have been following the Farmhouse Holiday Series then you know how incredible these ladies are in this group. Kristen has put the entire series together so seamlessly and I am beyond grateful to be included amongst such talent and heart.
Hi City Farmhouse friends, it’s Emily from The Wicker House. I took a little break from blogging during the Summer, but now that my boys are back in school again I have a bit more time to work on new projects around our home, like this one that I am really excited to share with you today. I have used fabric to create a stylish look to an otherwise boring picture frame that sits on my picture ledges, it is an easy gallery wall update that is very affordable.
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 […]
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.
Hi there friends! This is a post you don’t want to miss because today I am part of a Fall Printable Hop 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 it is so wonderful.
Welcome to my modern farmhouse fall family room & 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.
This was an incredible week in blogland & have recently found some fabulous shops on Etsy that are fall inspired in one way or another, so I thought I would share my absolute favorites as we head towards this whimsical season.
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.
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.
Speaking of fall, I am currently obsessed with kilim pillows. The thing I like about this trend is that there is a low commitment, by simply adding a few accessories you can get the look for fall.
I came back from Haven a few weeks ago with this “I can” attitude and decided I am finally 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 realize the best way to tackle fear is by just going for it, with a detailed plan of course!
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.