Thursday, July 31, 2014

Entry Reveal

The wait is over .. I'm finally revealing our entry makeover!! My hope was to finish much much earlier - things definitely took longer than expected, BUT it was worth it because I'm in love with how it turned out!

Today I'm sharing a few photos and sources, I'll be back next week with a few tutorials and more specifics.

First, here's a few before and afters.

What a difference, right?? 

Our first major decision was to paint the wood. I struggled with it for a few months, but ultimately decided that I didn't want to leave the wall beams wood and since the wall beams intersect with the ceiling beams, the ceiling should be painted as well.. I know that everyone won't agree, but in the end, we have to do what makes us smile :)  

Our next decision was to tear up the tile and lay new tile. I'm obsessed with the herringbone tile!!

Here's a mini tour .. 

The gallery wall was made up of DIY art and Pottery Barn's metal letters

I love the depth and size of the metal letters, the wooden ampersand was made from leftover driftwood

Custom built-ins are on the back wall. 

Hardware is from DLawless here and here , cubby baskets are from Pottery Barn, bench cushion made from Neo Toile, coral from Tonic Living, woven baskets are from Home Goods.

The accent wall was a stencil that we created based on Katie Ridder wallpaper. 

DIY Serena and Lily inspired mirror, here

Wood shelf made from the same wood as our MCM dresser legs, Maryland state keychain from the Duo Studio, Monogram keychain from here.

Eleana Recycled bud vases from Pottery Barn, love the subtle green color! Flowers found at Wegmans, I can't remember the name, but love them! 

The collapsible baskets are Pottery Barn (right is fully opened, and left is half way open). Aren't they neat? Love them!! Chevron Brass Duck coat rack was a DIY project. 

Capri pendant from Kenroy Home. Love that it's simple, but still makes a statement. 

One last before:

and after. 

After planning and working on the space for several months, it's amazing seeing it come together! I LOVE how it turned out!!

Come back next week for a few more specifics on how we put this space together! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tassel Banner for the Office

Last week, I made this simple tassel banner for my office. Tassel banners are typically for parties .. but it's also a perfect, damage free way to add personalty to a rental!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Home Decor Nordstrom Anniversary Sale +

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing a little more about back to school sweepstakes at Seasonal sales are the perfect time to take advantage of great deals!

I love finding new resources for affordable home decor - sometimes all a room needs is a new duvet, set of pillows or some art to give it new life! Purchasing at the end of a season or during seasonal sales is the perfect way to get a new look for less. includes links for existing sales and coupon codes - here are a few of my favorites from the home section of Nordstrom Anniversary sale! 
ikat coverlet // copper candle // wood round mirror // white and gray euro sham // coral leopard pillow // white + navy sawtooth throw

I've never looked at Nordstrom for home decor before, but they have a great selection and it's reasonably priced!!

Don't forget to check out when shopping online, you never know what deals might pop up!

Thanks so much for for sponsoring this post. As always, I only share things that I love and use on a regular basis.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Five

World Market has an amazing selection of unique affordably priced home decor items .. they also stock everyday items such as unique food and kitchen stuff too!

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