Sunday, September 25, 2016

My Daughter's Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Today I'm excited to share the bedroom makeover I gave my oldest daughter's bedroom. Her room before, had a soft color palette and was very representative of her at 8 years old. Almost 5 years later, she was ready to update her room to make it a space that is reflective of her, now, as she enters her teenage years. We talked about how she envisioned her new room looking and she told me her only requests were more color and elephants. Apparently, she is obsessed with elephants right now! I was not sure how I would incorporate elephants into her space, but I promised her I would try. I decided I wanted to wallpaper the interior of the trimmed out box, behind her bed. She loved that idea and we began searching for the perfect pattern. When we stumbled upon this floral beauty, we knew it was the right choice. I used it as the jumping off point for the rest of the design. Take a look at how the space came together. 

A larger dresser with more storage space was a must for my little fashionista!

Elephant accessories make my girl happy. 

I picked this fun yellow and white fabric for the custom made bed skirt.

Custom blue and white drapery, helps finish off the space.

I added pin board with a cool, retro vibe for her to hang pictures and notes on.

The Indigo Kantha quilt gives the space a little hint of bohemian flare. 

The new brass swing arm sconces provide the perfect lighting for by bookworm's nightly reading.

Elephant bookends that are cute and chic!

My daughter's newly transformed space truly reflects her personality. As she is maturing, she is coming out of her shell and I am seeing this fun, silly, outgoing and vibrant personality starting to emerge. I loved my daughter's old room, but what I love about the changes we made is that she feels at home in her new room. Nothing make me happier than knowing she and I created a space, together, and that she loves every inch of it. :)

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Brass Wall Sconces Under $150

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a great week! My kids are back in school and I am finally finding some time to get back to blogging. :)

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I have a deep and abiding love for brass and gold. Especially when it comes to lighting, and even more so when we are talking about sconces. I love using them in my projects, but I know that they can be spendy. While I truly believe good lighting is worth the investment, I also realize many people don't have the budget for those gorgeous, shiny designer brass fixtures. The good news is, that as brass and gold lighting continues to increase in popularity, manufacturers are making them more available to the masses and at lower price points. Today, I've rounded up some of favorite brass wall sconces for you, all less than $150.00 each. Many in my round up are less than $75.00! Amazing, right?!?! Check them out...

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Also, be sure to check out my round ups for affordable rugs and oversized art.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Client Project Reveal: Harvey Project Shared Girls' Bedroom

I'm so happy to be sharing this sweet Girls' Shared Room from the Harvey Project. I have had the opportunity to work with these clients over the last 3 1/2 years, transforming different rooms in their home. You can see the Family Room, Master Bedroom and Nursery reveals in past posts on the blog. 

Since Mom, Dad and Baby Sister's rooms were already done, it was time for the 2 older sisters, ages 4 and 6 to have their shared bedroom transformed into a fun, functional space that will be age appropriate for years to come. Since my client's are little girls, you can bet that pink and purple was on the wish list for their new room. Their Mom and I worked together to make sure their new room felt youthful, but not overtly childish. I used art, textiles and furniture that incorporated the pink and purple color scheme in an updated and more mature way. The result is a pretty shared room that is perfect for these two sweet sisters, now, and for years to come. Take a look.

I wish you could have seen the reaction the girls had to their new room! They love it and that is what makes me the most happy!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Friday Click List

Hello, Friends! I'm back with another Friday Click List. This weeks click list is filled with some super pretty and super affordable finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or #NSale, which is still going strong. Check out my picks from fashion, home decor and more.
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1. This set of 5 beach inspired prints is perfect for creating an instant gallery wall. 
2. I'm somewhat of a pillow hoarder, and this navy, mint and white one might have to make it into my collection.
3. This cross body bag is the perfect size. It comes in 3 colors and is a super inexpensive way to update your look for the fall.
4. Vintage inspired rugs are all the rage right now. I can think of a thousand places where this beauty would be perfect. Better yet, it's very well priced.
5. This blouse is so versatile. It can easily be dressed up or down and taken from day to night. It comes in 5 different colors.
6. I am obsessed with wood and marble cutting boards lately. I use them to accessorize kitchens all the time. Pretty and functional!
7. I love booties for fall! I love the buckle detail on this one.
8. I use bed blankets to style beds all the time. This one has a great wide stripe and a herringbone pattern. The gray color would be perfect in almost any bedroom! 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - What I Bought

Hello, Friends! Last week I posted some of my favorite finds from the annual Nordstrom Anniversary  Sale. As I mentioned in that post, this is my favorite and most anticipated sale of the year. I literally save up my pennies, so I can splurge during this sale. The fact that I have an early August Birthday, also helps me get my hands on the items on my Anniversary Sale wish list. I was fortunate enough to be able to shop the #Nsale during the Early Access period. Today, the sale opens up to the general public, so now EVERYONE can start shopping to their hearts' content. If you are worried that the sale is already "picked over" and items are out of stock, don't be! Nordstrom does it right and reserves stock of all the items in the sale and only releases them during the period of time the sale is open to the general public. That means everyone has the opportunity to get in on the deals! Yay!

I thought it would be fun to show you the items I picked up for myself during the sale. Take a look!

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You can see more of my Fashion and Home Decor picks from the Nordstrom Sale, here.
Also, be sure to check out my favorite finds under $50, here. :)

Happy Shopping!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fox Trotter 2 Project - Kitchen and Living Room

I am so happy to be sharing the kitchen and living room from the Foxtrotter 2 Project. I had the opportunity to work on this new construction project, which was built by Havenhill Homes, and completed earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to have the homeowners contact me before construction started, which allowed me to assist them with every part of the construction process. Together we met with the builder, subcontractors and material vendors, and work with them to bring to life the vision my clients and I had for their home. 

The home has a timeless and classic feel, yet has some very unique features that keep it from being anything but boring. From the curved fireplace wall and kitchen island, to the circular ceiling in the living room and the barrel ceiling in the entry, the curve motif runs throughout the home. Architecturally the house stands alone, so we chose to keep the furnishings classic and minimal, as not to detour from it. We incorporated some new pieces with some my clients already owned. 

The homeowner's absolutely love their new home, and I absolutely loved working with them. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks Under $50

Hello! I hope you are all having a great weekend! As I mentioned in my previous post, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is, by far, my favorite Sale of the year! The sale has started for those with Early Access. It will be open to the general public on July 21st, but if you don't have Early Access and want it, it's simple to get. Just go here for all the details. :)

I love this sale for so many reasons. Not only can I score some amazing items for myself, but I also can get a jumpstart on my Christmas Shopping for the year. To get you started, I've curated some of my top picks from Women's Fashion, Accessories and Home Decor under $50!
I'll be creating some gift guides for Kids and Men too. For now check out the fabulous and budget friendly finds.