March 15, 2021

Vintage Floral Big Girl Room

vintage floral big girl room

I'm so excited to FINALLY reveal Hannah's big girl room! I shared a little sneak peek last month and have finally managed to pull it all together. 

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Hannah's room all started with this rug, which was in her nursery. I loved the soft tones and the subtle pop of green, which I wouldn't normally opt-for, but it works really well with all the muted tones and keeps it from looking too babyish. The rug's color palette is what ultimately inspired the floral wallpaper; the colors are bold, but they play off the colors in the rug beautifully. Other than the crib, the gold bookcase was pretty much the only other item I had for her nursery. I then added the wood beaded chandelier when we moved into this house and that's how her room stayed for a while.

When I started to look at "big girl beds," I fell in love with this dusty blush bed. Like I mentioned in my last post, I had debated between a "safer" choice with a white bed, but I'm so happy I ultimately went with this one. It's a mature shade of pink that can carry her well into her teenage years.

After I decided on the bed, I came across this gorgeous canopy  in champagne and knew I wanted it for her corner to create a dreamy reading nook. Spinkie was kind enough to gift me with one of their dreamy canopies and pom garland and I couldn't be happier with the quality. The tulle is thick and high quality, and Hannah's mouth dropped when she saw it go up; definitely a little girl's dream.

I then purchased this simple white nightstand and swapped out the knobs with a set from Hobby Lobby (similar here) and the room was complete. I'm so happy with how this labor of love turned out, and seeing her reaction to it all was truly priceless.

























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February 9, 2021

Neutral and Cozy Master Bedroom

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grey master bedroom

While we've been in our current home for a little over two years now, I still have a long list of projects I want to finish. Most of the rooms are about 90% complete, but there are details that I'd really like to focus on, like trimwork for most of my walls. But as it goes with homeownership, the projects don't ever end so I wanted to at least document how far I've come in each room, which leads me to today's post... our master bedroom refresh! And let me tell you, this room has come a long way.

Here's what the room looked like before. I had my dark nightstands, some roman shades and nothing on the walls. It was boring and didn't reflect my style.

masterbedroombefore

Then it finally got some TLC with the addition of a bright rug, a stunning 7-foot gold floor mirror, new nightstands and dresser and we swapped the roman shades for curtains. Talk about a difference, amiright?!

lightandairymasterbedroom

I absolutely love light and airy neutrals. And while there was absolutely nothing wrong with this rug, as we headed into Winter I found myself wanting to warm the space up a bit with some grey tones. So I found this beautiful gray area rug on Joss & Main and knew it would be the perfect neutral to add the coziness I was going for. I then swapped out the bench for one that's more open, added art above our bed and switched-up the bedding. Just those simple changes have truly cozied-up the room and it's a space I love to be in. I've talked about how your bedroom should be your sanctuary and this space is where I can unwind after a long day and feel at peace.

grey and neutral bedding

grey and neutral bedding

neutral nightstand styling

grey and neutral bedroom

neutral nightstand styling

anthropologie gleaming primrose 7 foot mirror

grey and neutral bedroom

loloi Skye printed rug

neutral dresser styling

neutral bedroom decor

neutral dresser

master bedroom refresh


Bedroom Resources


Bench was a Homegoods find, similar one here


Similar Euro Shams





Art from Collection Prints and framed with Frame It Easy


Nightstands and Dresser are the St. James collection from Restoration Hardware



Beaded Chandelier  (no longer available, similar one here)




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February 3, 2021

Vintage Blush Big Girl Room

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blush and gold big girl room

A while back I shared my plans for my daughter's big girl room over on my Instagram. The bed finally came in and I absolutely love it! I debated over whether I wanted to get her a white bed or go with something pink and girly. I ultimately decided to have a little fun and went with this dusty blush bed. I also considered this bed in pale blush and ordered swatches for both to see the difference. The pale blush is definitely more "babyish", while the dusty blush is a more mature blush that she can grow into, so that's the one I went with. 

While the room is not quite done yet, I couldn't resist sharing the bed because it's just so beautiful. I've also included my design board so you can see where I'm going with this. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

blush and gold big girl room design

Bedroom Resources

Dusty Blush Upholstered Bed

Ballerina Sheet Set

White Ruffle Duvet

Blush Quilt

Ballerina Doll

Floral Wallpaper

Velvet Blackout Curtains (also here)

Rug in Gardenia

Wood Beaded Chandelier

Dresser

Nightstands

Canopy in Champagne

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January 25, 2021

Shelf Styling Tips

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shelf styling tips

Hi friends! Today I wanted to talk about how to achieve that perfect #shelfie. I know that shelf styling can be intimidating for a lot of people. To be honest, it isn't my favorite thing to style either, especially because my OCD can kick into overdrive while I'm doing it. But it's not all that hard once you stop overthinking it. So here are some of my quick tips:

Personally, I think less is more when it comes to styling your shelves. You want to give the objects some breathing room and not cram a bunch of items onto the shelf. So just keep that in mind as you go about your styling.

Okay, so first you should pick a color scheme. For mine, I chose some neutral shades with black as my accent color. I then made sure to incorporate that accent color on each main shelf in a zig-zag pattern.

Next, be sure to use varying heights and sizes to add visual interest; taller objects to draw the eyes up, and smaller ones to draw them back down. Books are a great way to add height to smaller objects. On a similar note, I like to zig-zag my tall objects on each shelf as well. Try to avoid having all the tall objects lined up on top of each other.

I also like to use different types of textures. Here, I've incorporated wood, concrete, earthenware and metal.

Next, layer in artwork to add depth. I like to print and frame affordable art from Etsy. That way, it's super easy to change out the artwork to reflect the seasons.

I then like to add in some greenery and call it done. But there's actually one more step: edit, edit, edit. Don't worry about getting it right the first time. I constantly have to step back and assess how I like the look. In fact, even after I thought I was done and snapped these photos, I went back and edited my base shelf because I thought it looked too busy. So just play around with it until it's to your liking.

That's it! I hope this helps and takes out some of the stress of shelf styling. I've also included some of my favorite shelf-styling decor at the end of this post. Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you use any of these tips for your shelfie. You can also check out my reels there to see these shelves being styled in action.

shelf styling tips

shelf styling tips

shelf styling tips

shelf styling tips


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November 30, 2020

Kids Advent Calendar

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Last year, I was inspired by this advent calendar idea and wanted to do something similar with my kids, but I ended up feeling pretty sick during the holiday season since I was pregnant. So this year I want to give it a go because I really want my kids to understand the true meaning behind Christmas. I searched Pinterest for some ideas and came across this blog post and loved how she incorporated bible verses for each day. So I basically decided to combine the two ideas for this year's advent calendar. I used Katie Lamb's Photoshop Template to create our daily acts of kindness and have included them here if you'd like to use them yourselves. Be sure to tag me on Instagram so we can do it together!







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