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.
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.
Picnics aren’t just for the beach or park anymore, they are also a fun way to create a whole new space for outdoor entertaining in your very own backyard. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Wayfair to bring you this creative summer idea. Whether you have a small yard or a large one, this is a great way to break up conversation areas and add a stylish element to your party. I happen to have a small yard, so this idea of creating a whole other outdoor room for hosting has always intrigued me.
I have been tossing around a new front door color now for a while. I painted it when we first moved in Benjamin Moore, Charlotte Slate and have loved it but it is time for a change. My front porch I keep mostly neutral with pops of color and each year I alter it just a bit but I do tend to go bold with those pops so I am debating on the shade. Living coastally I do gravitate towards blues but just to be sure I found 15 farmhouse front door favorites to inspire this creative process.
Hello! Brooke from Nesting with Grace here. I have a confession, I am slightly obsessed with bookcases. I love to style them, just like Legos are to a little boy. I have had some practice over the years and learned a lot from working in a design store where we were always rearranging and putting out new product to replace sold items. I also used to do the managing of the designers in the showroom and styling a bookcase does not come natural to all designers. You are not alone if it is hard. Here are some examples and tips that I have learned over the years. Applying these tips will make you love your bookcase.
Today is the last day of school for my boys and it feels bittersweet. It has been a great year and although I do know all good things must come to an end, I guess a part of me doesn’t want to fully recognize that they are growing up and getting bigger. It’s all going by too fast. I am trying to hold on so tight to this time together because I want to always remember the pure joy I feel. I have written so often how important it is for me to “be present” because I know from the personal experience of loss that these small moments of time are such a gift.
Hi there & welcome to my easy, breezy modern farmhouse tour! The biggest thank you to Nina Hendricks & Country Living for hosting this incredible round up of summer tours this week. If you are coming from Cami’s blog, I am so happy you stopped by!
I am fascinated by where people live and what they do for fun, especially in the summer. So I thought I would share a little about our summers here on Long Island. If you are not familiar with LI, it is the fish like shape that extends from NYC. The island from beginning to end […]
Family photos can bring life and meaning into a home, they can tell a story & make an ordinary space feel loved and appreciated. A few summers ago I had an amazing photographer friend of mine Michele Kats take photos of my family & I at the beach. It was a place I spent a lot of time as a child, as did my father and then my own when we moved back from Colorado. I felt so blessed leaving the session, before even knowing what they would look like. These memories continue to be a gift for us as we cherish looking at them each and every time. I have printed a few here & there but to be honest I have always wanted to do something bigger with them. I am excited to be partnering with Minwax on this post as a part of their Made With Love campaign. Today I am going to show you how your family photos can become art & a beautiful focal point in any space, along with a really easy way to create a DIY frame. The fun thing about this project, I brought a beautiful memory that spans 3 generations into my home and did it all for under $50.
Today I am finally revealing Shane’s Tween Room! If you remember I shared his mood board a few months ago, so sorry to keep you all in suspense for this long. Shane just turned 11, so I wanted to give him a space that felt comfortable & cool as he heads into his teen years. He really wanted a loft bed, a couch and fun seating options (for when his friends come over) along with some rustic touches. There is still a love for Star Wars and anything sports related so we layered that in as well. I partnered with ATG to turn this once uninspiring boys room into a tween’s dream space and we both couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out!
It’s pretty amazing how one new thing can change the entire feel of a space. My front porch has always been a favorite spot to spend time, especially in the summer and now there is one more reason why no one wants to leave. We actually added something that I have been wanting to do for a while, a hanging chair! I partnered with ATG on this fun little makeover in the corner of my porch and we all couldn’t be happier, it is by far the BEST place to sit in the house.
Hi City Farmhouse friends, Emily here from over at The Wicker House. I made this easy DIY summer sign for our entryway and I thought I’d share all about it with you today. To make this sign, I first started off with this old sign that I had made years ago. I had made it out […]
Welcome to our Outdoor Extravaganza link up! Are you ready to share your projects? Over the last few weeks I have posted projects focused on outdoor living with my friends Shauna, Lucy, Krista, Heather & Christina. Now it’s your turn, we are so excited to see what outdoor projects you have been working on! And next Friday we will all choose our favorites from this link up and feature them on our Instagram accounts.