Design Inspiration for a Shared Girls Beach Bedroom

I'm working on a room for two girls to share at a beach house so I put together this mood board for my client to get a sense of what direction we are going in. I want the room to have a coastal vibe without beating you over the head with beach, you know? I also want the space to feel feminine without being too girly. My favorite way to do that is to add light blue. I just love light blue for girls. And lastly, I want the room to be one that can grow with them. They're in elementary school now but as we all know, time flies!! Because the room is small, I've decided to go with a small dresser between the beds that they will share. We ended up purchasing this dresser from Overstock. Sinc

Hygge for the Home

I like to think that I am relatively up on the latest design trends and lingo as much time as I spend reading/watching/thinking about interior design. That said, I've been on a major hiatus the past few years since having kids so I'm cutting myself a little slack! Anyway, about a month or two ago, I found an Instagram account that I was really enjoying - Hygge_for_Home. There was just something about the super homey vibe and the coolly edited photos that I was really digging. I did read that the account I followed was located in Cardiff, Wales so I just assumed "hygge" was their street or neighborhood or some Welsh word I wasn't savvy enough to know. I didn't think too much about it oth

Wrangling Your Rugs

Last week I posted about a new (old) rug that I put in our kitchen. I was super excited with the small (and free!) improvement the rug made to our space. But then reality set in when the kids ran through the kitchen... Anyone else feel my pain? We have beautiful original hardwood floors throughout our house. They are so pretty to look at but when we first moved in, we had to spend a lot of money on rugs to ensure the house felt cozy and warm. Luckily I had a bunch of my grandmother's vintage rugs that we were able to use in the hallways and the one pictured that we put in our kitchen. The problem is getting the smaller rugs to stay put. Initially I bought those thin mesh pads that you ca

The magical beauty of Carley Summers design and styling

To me, Carley Page Summers is an interior styling magician. She has this way of transforming a white box into this incredible space layered with texture, warmth, color that feels totally authentic and original. The textiles alone in her spaces are to die for. Throw in some truly unique furniture and accessories and voila! If this isn't eye candy for your Monday, I don't know what is! Every time I look at one of these photos again, something different catches my eye. Initially I am drawn to the rugs and bedding or upholstery which offer such great texture, pattern and color. But then when you step back and pay attention to the furniture, some of the pieces are like works of art. Just p

Vintage Rugs in the Kitchen and one in ours!

It's all the rage now to have a vintage rug in the kitchen and I have to say I am totally on board with it. The rugs bring such warmth, color, and softness to an otherwise utilitarian space. Just look at a few examples of how these rugs really make these kitchens: {via the kitchn} {via Carley Summers} {via Domino} {via golden girl crush} We have beautiful original hardwood floors in our kitchen and I have felt like a vintage rug would look GREAT in there! My husband is not interested in me spending money on a new rug for the kitchen and in fairness, there are so many other projects that we need to get done, it isn't where I'd like to spend money either. Since we've lived in this house, I'

Mixing Pillows and my Favorites from Collectiv Co

I'm a big advocate of mixing pillows for a collected look. I think it adds such visual interest to a space and prevents spaces from feeling over-decorated. To get the gist of what I'm talking about, here are a few images that inspire me: {Studio McGee} {Furbish Studio} {via Nesting with Grace} (Mark D. Sikes} Achieving the right mix is easier said than done and is something that I have been working on for a while in our own home. I have a couple of theories about why it isn't the easiest thing to do. Reason 1: In most cases to curate these pillows correctly, it isn't like you can just go to one store and come home with everything you need. Reason 2: I don't know if you have experienced s

Adorable, Affordable and Candy-free Gifts to Fill Easter Baskets

It's hard to believe that we are finally nearing the end of winter and that Easter will be here in just a couple of weeks! If you're like me, you'd like to avoid filling your kid's Easter baskets with a bunch of sugar. Goodness knows they will get enough of it at the 35 egg hunts that you will inevitably attend in the next few weeks. In honor of the upcoming holiday, I've pulled together some cute, budget-friendly and candy-free ideas for you to stuff your little one's baskets. 1. Personalized bunny stationery. 2. Spring popsicle soap. 3. Bunny coin purse. 4. Bunny jump rope. 5. Animal bubbles. 6. Bunny surprises with little toys inside. 7. Bunny crayons. 8. Personalized bunny plate. Si

Crate and Barrel Does Kids

You may have heard that Land of Nod is now Crate and Barrel Kids. It makes me a little sad that another independent business bit the dust. But actually this has been coming for a while...Land of Nod started in 1996 but was bought by Crate and Barrel back in 2001. So I guess it was only a matter of time. The upside is that starting in April, they are going to be rolling out their collection into 40 Crate and Barrel stores across the country so now shopping in person got a little easier since previous there were only a handful of Land of Nod stores in the country. They've also recently teamed up with Genevieve Gorder who has some great pieces in their collection. (BTW - is anyone else as

Indian Butter Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

My husband started a diet about two weeks ago called the Keto Diet. I won't get into all of the super scientific reasons behind it like he likes to bore - I mean tell - me about but you can read that for yourself here, if you're interested. The bottom-line is it requires that he is basically carb-free. I've been proud of him because he's stuck to it so far but I would definitely say he's been hangry A LOT. Until this dish! He made a butter chicken dish inspired by the uber-talented Cheryl at 40 Aprons. My husband has made several of her recipes and anytime he uses one of her recipes, the food is ah-mazing! But the secret to keeping this dish carb free and keto-friendly wasn't in the but

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