Monday
Oct132014

Too pretty...

The last thing I need are more candlesticks, well that's until I saw these. Are they not every so pretty. I adore the candles too. I think they could add warmth to any space.

Thursday
Oct092014

Neutral Love...

It's no secret that I love neutrals. They can feel quite cozy to me when loaded with a lot of texture or an unexpected twist. Not sure if its the fall weather that has me yearning to curl up or me just trying to avoid another house project. Ha. These are a few things that I fell head over heels for while procrastinating on the latter.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Ellie's Room

When Ellie was decorating her room the only thing she had to keep was her current duvet from the old house. It was a bit of splurge for me, but it was too pretty for her not to have. Thankfully she said she would never want to change that anyway. Her bed and side table are from her old room too and were mine when I was little. The kubu chair and pouf used to be in our old living room and she was thrilled when I said they could move into her room. She is getting older and she wanted her room to reflect that. She wanted it to have pink and be a little funky, but still pretty. I think she did a good job at that. In the end I did help with a few pieces to pull it all together in order to make her vision to come to life.

sources:

duvet cover {seems to not have this colorway anymore, but it does have this one!} | blue pillows on bed | bamboo shades Home Depot | side table {no longer available, but these work too!} | kubu chair {from World Market a few years ago, similar} | multi colored pillow | cactus art in ikea frame | pouf {had mine forever now, but these seem great!} | rug | lighted sign found at Home Goods {this one is similiar, but not in price} | mint shelf ikea | elephant chain | hanging planter {not available online, but maybe in store? These may be even more beautiful!} | brass horse head hook | bunny lamp {found at a local antique store, but this one is sweet too} | white shelf baskets | tall multi colored basket from Home Goods, but this one is similar | gold door hanging made by me

Tuesday
Oct072014

a basket

I have been eying these baskets for some time now. I finally bit the bullet when Serena & Lily offered up a 20% discount code {through today}. They will sit upon my washer and dryer which also happen to be in my kitchen. No, not in a closet in the kitchen, but between the refrigerator and sink. So as you see I NEED pretty baskets to hide random laundry, detergent, hangers and such.I think these will be perfect!

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Monday
Oct062014

Cafe Curtains

Last week I posted a pic on Instagram requesting help/opinions on cafe curtains in our den. This is a back room that has a view of our patio area, car parking, and an alley. What I love is being able to see the ancient trees and the green that accompanies it. The alley itself lends our backdoor to acting more as a front door for neighborhood visitors. The main reason I NEEDED something on the back windows is the one too many times a visitor has come to the backdoor and I'm still in my pj's. I have to hit the deck and crawl out the room to change before getting the door or holler for the kids to get it while still laying on the floor. It's not becoming for anyone and something had to be done. I adore a good cafe curtain in a kitchen or a bath, but honestly haven't seen it done much in other parts of the house. I needed to keep my solution rather cheap with this being a rental and all. I had in my stash 15 yards of white gauzy linen from an old project that never happened. I thought I would give it a go and I am so pleased I did! A few people recommend hanging them from the top mullion, but it obscured my view of the trees too much and that is one of my favorite things about this house. Not 100% sure I made the right call, but I like the soft filtered light and just enough privacy that I can now run out of the room instead of crawl. It even became a no-sew project. One layer of the linen was still a little too sheer so I simply folded them across the top and sort of let them hang over the simple rod. I love a simple and somewhat free project coming to fruition.

room sources: linen for cafe curtains in white | cafe rod in bronze | sofa in charcoal | black bucket chair | gray ikat pillow Lacefield {this is more budget friendly though!} | cross pillow bought locally | marble top table is an antique | metal kids chairs | bookshelves from ikea {used to be in our old office} | baskets | roses from the Mr | lamp was a Home Goods find {similar to this, just not at that price and mine may not be quite as fabulous}