Thank you all for your amazing insight about my den walls and paint colors. Once I finish the art for the room I think the choice will be more clear. I will definitely keep you posted. Today I wanted talk about my built-ins, they are also getting a little makeover!
The holiday break went by way too fast, didn’t it?! There was so much build up & prepping and then poof, it was over. With the work load of the blog, projects, house tours and activities for the boys before hand, I was REALLY READY for some down time. I was in super speedy mode for weeks before hand, I am sure you were as well. Phew, I panic just thinking about all of it. Being away I realized some things….
Christmas is almost here, yikes! Are you ready? I am getting there, slowly. We are hosting Christmas Eve & there is still so much to do. I have to say though, I am always happy when it is my turn. I just love having my family celebrate in our home! This is the one holiday we celebrate with my side of the family, my dad is 81 this year and I treasure every moment & holiday I get to spend with him.
Hi there friends! I have some random but fun things to share with you today. If you love a good decorating/DIY book, farmhouse style, pretty wreaths and/or saving on art that is on trend then you will love this post. And if you are still looking for some unique holiday gift ideas then definitely read on:).
We all will be entertaining at some point over this holiday season so I thought it was be fun to share some tablescape ideas to inspire your next feast. We all love the farmhouse feel so I have broken it down into 8 tips for creating a swoon worthy, rustic holiday table that will have your guests singing your praise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.