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Happy Saturday! We are quickly gearing up for the first day of school around here, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite links with you for your weekend reading.
I am LOVING this before and after post from Amber Interiors. Here’s my favorite room in the house. I love the white walls and bold rug. That antique kilim is so cool and unique, but wouldn’t have been big enough for the space by itself. The best solution is to layer it over a larger natural fiber rug. I just love that look and really this whole house is so right up my alley!
Here’s another fun and colorful house for you. My friend and I were recently comparing Pinterest boards- hers is FULL of color, and mine is quite neutral (surprise, surprise, ha!). She described her style as boho-farmhouse and I just LOVE that description. I started doing a little searching and found this gem. Click here to see the full tour.
Now, have I ever told you about my love for Lauren Liess? She’s one of my favorite designers and her style is so unique and I feel like I can pick it out anywhere. She and her husband are currently looking for a new home to move to and rennovate with their four children and they came across this amazing old fixer upper. It ultimately is not going to work out for what they need but the way she describes it and the vision she has for it in this post is just inspiring! You can see what this home was meant to be through her eyes. I don’t think I would have the guts to take on a project like that, but there is something wonderful about bringing back to life something that was once thriving. And how about that kids’ play castle with the working drawbridge?? My jaw dropped when I saw it.
Next on the list- I’ve got a gallery wall tutorial video in the works for my subscribers and I can’t wait to share it with you! In the meantime though, I am planning and hanging my stairway gallery wall (see before pictures here) and looking for beautiful and meaningful art to use. Have you see the Naptime Diaries shop? Every print and canvas is just stunning. I think this one is my favorite.
Do you read The Nesting Place? She’s one of my favorite bloggers and recently moved into an old fixer upper out in the country. Here’s a look at her boys’ bathroom before & in progress and I am just loving how it is coming along. That mirror, the sconces, the planked ceiling! So great.
Lastly, do you listen to podcasts? I recently discovered Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour podcast and it is so much fun! Each week she interviews different women- her friends, authors, bloggers, small business owners- and they talk about everything. It ranges from deep things like spiritual things, motherhood, being a wife, a believer, etc to what they’re currently reading, watching on TV, favorite brand of lip gloss, pair of shoes, everything! Its like a fun conversation with your closest girlfriends and I end up inspired and encouraged every time. I listen to it while I’m driving, folding laundry, whatever. Actually the other day while my littlest was napping, I cleaned out my entire closet while listening to her most recent episode, ha! You’ve really got to check it out. My favorite episodes so far are the ones with Emily Lex from Jones Design Company, Jen Hatmaker, and Susie Davis.
That’s it for now. Hope you have a great weekend! Its going to be a bit of an emotional one for us- our daughter is starting Kindergarten on Monday! Our oldest is in second grade so it feels a little bit easier this second time around, but I think I’m still in a bit of denial and its not going to hit me until Monday morning!! Anyone else know what I mean??? Say a prayer for me if you think about it. 😉
Thanks for reading, Happy Saturday.
Earlier this week I shared with you the before pictures of this master bedroom (if you want, you can see those here). We were going for a serene and relaxing spa inspired feeling. I am loving how it all turned out! They already had a beautiful headboard, beautiful wood floors- a lovely blank canvas from which to begin. We kept the existing duvet and added new pillows and a few new accessories and pieces of furniture. I don’t like to be matchy-matchy and an easy way to avoid that is to add in lots of texture and neutrals. The pillows in the back are Euro shams so they stand up taller, giving a fuller appearance.
Its always nice to have a drop spot for those spaces that can become so easily cluttered. A little bowl and a pretty box on a bedside table are perfect for holding jewelry and hiding the not so pretty bedtime necessities- chapstick, lotion, ponytail holders, etc.
Above the bed, I used two of my favorite prints from Lindsey Letters– I recommend her prints and canvasses all the time! Beautiful words for marriage and for life, don’t you think?
The rug brings in a little more color and pattern without competing too much with the duvet. I love how subtle it is here. Even if you don’t have wood floors, you can lay a rug right over your wall to wall carpeting! They make special rug pads just for that.
The white curtains (my favorite Ikea Ritvas!) frame out that tricky window seat nicely making it feel like one large window.
This was a fun project and I’m so happy with how it turned out! Looking forward to sharing more with you. I’m working on a few kids’ rooms right now and also finishing up The Spring Valley House. More to come! Thank you so much for reading!
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Okay, with all that housekeeping stuff out of the way, onto some fun updates around the house!
Our kids were with their grandparents for the weekend, so we thought it would be fun to have a few surprises for them when they came back. Our oldest has been needing a desk for a while now (you can see my post about his room here) and we found this great one at Ikea.
Another kids’ space that got a facelift was our playroom. I shared this room on Instagram a week or so ago. I’m always looking for creative ways to display our kids’ artwork and I just decided to start taping it up on the wall in here, almost like wallpaper. We can just add to it now over time! I used this room for one year as a homeschool room but now it houses all of our toys, some books and art supplies, and we can use it as a guest room as well. See a before picture of it in this post.
Another great Ikea find over the weekend was this huge planter and split leaf Philodendron. I hear this things are pretty hard to kill… hopefully that’s true! I love the life and texture it brings to this spot!
I’ve never shared our master bedroom with you guys here before and one day I’ll do an entire post about this room with more pictures, but I did want to share a few iPhone shots I recently took. We finally hung pictures above our bed- it used to be two large pictures of our oldest two children. We do have a third… he’ll be two next month. Yeah, the master bedroom has kind of taken a backseat, unfortunately!
Not to overdramatize, but it has been almost life changing to have this gallery wall in here now. Its like a whole new room. And it feels special and I keep it cleaner and more like the haven it should be. I will do a whole new post dedicated to this room and I want to share with you how I planned out and hung these pictures as well. But really, I thought I needed all new bedroom furniture. And all new bedding. Nope- turns out I just needed to shop my house and use what I have in a more creative way. Life changing, I’m telling you!
Lastly, remember this post about my stair wall and the art nook that used to be there? I finally have a plan and some frames ready to be hung! That will be my next project- I’ll keep you updated!
Thanks so much for reading and like I said, I’d love feedback from my subscribers out there (or even if you’re not a subscriber!)! This blogging stuff is hard y’all! Big shout out to Jones Design Company and their Blog Class for helping me get this far. I’ve learned a ton and felt in over my head about a million times, but I’ve come a long way. Here’s to lots more decorating, blogging, and looking for the purpose in it all. <3