Friday, February 24, 2017

~my favorite gallery wall art~

Neutrals // Black & White



Aren't they great? 
Makes me want to create another gallery wall!
Don't forget, you can get personal art styling through Minted right here.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

~nursery decor~{& gear}

Nope, I am not shopping for nursery decor myself.  Don't be jumping to any conclusions!
I have one starting college in the fall and one starting high school.
It is hardly the time for a baby.
BUT, some of you are in that stage in your life! Those were some of the best years of mine.
I remember decorating their nurseries and buying them cute little outfits.
Taking way to many pictures of them, and spoiling them rotten.

Baby gear and decor has come along way since my kids were little.
I was just introduced to Baby Cubby a shop that has drive up ordering like Starbucks, has price matching {even to Amazon!
and free massages with purchases! 
Where was this place 18 years ago!
They carry the softest blanket that I own too, the Saranoni.
Seriously you guys, I am not even kidding when I say this blanket is the best most coziest thing in the world! They come in sizes for us moms too.

Here is some other fun items for the nursery for a girl:

For a boy:

And how about for the essentials?

So many cute things!
Anyone out there in need of fun baby stuff?
Enjoy 15% off from the 24-26th with coupon code:


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

~new drapes in Savannahs room~

Remember how I recently talked about my love of linen?
Well I have finally updated the drapes in Savannah's room
{just in time for her to go off to college, ugh}
She also had Ikea cotton drapes, like we did, and I wanted something a little more luxurious.
Oh my, they are fabulous!
Honestly her room has so many pieces from Soft Surroundings, they all pair so well.
{full source list at the end of this post}

I added a set to her French doors, and a set to the windows behind her bed for privacy.

I love how they puddle on the ground.

Look at all the detail in the top too. The ruffles, the ties, the pleats, oh my. 

I think they make the space!
Additional sources below:

Dresser {similar} 
Lamps {similar}
Chandelier {similar}


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

~the evolution of our master bedroom~

Around the year 2000, we added onto our bedroom, adding a walk in closet and a few feet into the backyard. 
This room used to be covered in cedar, walls, ceiling, you name it. It also had sliding doors that went out onto a deck, now Savannah's room.

After the remodel this is what the room looked like.
I thought it would be fun to show you the different looks over the years and include some links to products I've used.

The frames above the bed are Ikea Ribba frames which I still use today.
The bed was a new purchase and came with a matching console table which we still use today, similar here and  here.
I made the sign above the bed which reads, "happily ever after"
The night tables, candle sconces, chair, lamps, and chandelier, were all thrift shop or garage sale purchases. 
The bolster was Pottery Barn.
Please keep in mind this was 17 years ago! 

Then I decided it was time for an update a couple years later.
I painted the top half of the wall with Benjamin Moore "graphite" 
{pic not true to color} and the bottom half a off white.
I used our same bed but painted it.
I hung cheap bamboo blinds {non functioning} and Ikea Aina white curtains.
I did get a new chandelier from Restoration Hardware at the outlet when we still had one.
You can find a similar one here.
The bench at the foot of the bed was a nice addition.
I found it at a flea market but you can find a similar one here.
I happen to find two matching chests of drawers at Goodwill and painted those to match the headboard. Later on I added marble to the tops.
I swapped out the pictures above the bed for this sign and added a little ottoman. 
I got some weathered shabby wood lamps {similar} and hung vintage botanicals.
This is also the time we added sliding barn doors on our closet and bathroom.
I had the ruffled monogrammed euro shams made by Sew A Fine Seam.
I also threw on some cream velvet lumbar pillows from Pottery Barn which I still have.
The rug was moved from our dining room in here, to try and hide that ugly brown carpet.
{what were we thinking?}
I also think this is the time I started to fall in love with linen bedding, and added a linen duvet cover.

Moving on.
Would you like to see it decorated for Christmas?
This picture shows the true color.
For the holidays I swapped out the sign above the bed for a great piece by my friend 
Rhonda Addison.
The tree is from Balsam Hill and I added silver and gold ornaments and burlap ribbon.
I added some cheetah pillows to the all white bedding and a white poinsettia on the night stand.

Then my style changed a little and I decided to give our bedroom another little makeover.
I was wanting to mix in a little modern with the vintage.
So I got this fabulous brass chandelier from Lucent Light Shop and I love it!
As I mentioned above, I really started loving linen, so I swapped out my cotton drapes for white linen ones from Barn and Willow.
Then I added the juju hat.
I should mention that before the juju hat, I had this sign hanging, which I also love.
I also got rid of the non functional cheap blinds and got these that actually work, ha, who would've thought!
I got a new bed, super inexpensive from non other than Ross Dress For Less!
The burlap pillows are old from Restoration Hardware.
The pink pillow can be found here.
I also dressed up the lower portion of the walls with box trim.

 I got a more neutral bench and a great rug with a graphic punch from here.
Also, somewhere in this process we got rid of the brown shag carpet and got a grey carpet which is still comfy underfoot, but way less dated.

And then I learned of a thing called "cordless lamps" and my mind was blown.
No more cords? Sign me up.
I got these beauties, which added to the more modern look.
I kept one of the Restoration Hardware pillows on the bed for texture, but added these Euro shams for color.

So what do you think?
Do you have a favorite look?
Please don't say it's the one from 2000, ha ha.
Of course I will keep tweaking, but that's the fun of it right?
I think between our newly renovated master bath and this room, they are my favorites.
Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me!


Monday, February 20, 2017

~weekend reading links~

I love to spend lazy weekends pursuing other blogs and Pinterest and such.
Here are some things that stopped me dead in my tracks, and I hope you will find inspiration in them too!

This home tour has me wanting a French Farmhouse.
I am really wanting a pair of these on our pantry.
I am loving this ceiling light, and it's price.
I don't usually post about clothes here, but this is too cute!
I think this is stunning.
This blogger inspires me.

I hope you have a fabulous Monday! 
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