Through the iphone

I have been trying to follow my own advice that I gave on Monday and see if I could make what I already own work in this new rental home of ours. I thought I would share a bit of my progress. Things may change here and there, but for now this is what has been done. I tend to like to sit with things a few days before deciding whether I love it or not.

In the living room to the left of the fireplace is this nook. I was thinking I would buy a new console piece for this spot, but I had an extra ikea shelf with nowhere to go so I thought I would try it out. It's the right dimensions and I like that it gives extra storage. The floor is so slopped here that it has rather large books underneath to make it appear even-ish. I added my favorite table runner for added texture and hide the worn top. Not having the shelf fit the whole width of the nook afforded me space to add a toy basket that floats room to room. Although needed it seems to always be in the way. Here it is out of the way. My last thought on the space besides some pretty styling is to add our old gallery wall here. I have enough to fill the whole space I believe. My only other thought is to ditch the lamp and add a wall lamp instead, but then again this one I already own. I have my eye on this one and this one.

Here the front door is to the right and I am standing in the living room. I added my own art and I rather like the way the colors all compliment each other. I also like how the painting brings out the deeper hues in the rug.

After searching high and low for a mini chair for the den I stumbled across this danish modern piece at Home Goods. I instantly fell in love. It's actually comfortable and the open arms keeps the space feeling light and airy in this other wise tiny room. I have also been on the hunt for a piece of art. Not too much has spoken to me at least in a price we can afford. A friend then reminded me that I left some pieces at her home since the beginning of the year. I am pondering placing this piece here. I would frame it out in a thin light wood and maybe add the corbels to each side. Still not 100% so for now it just sits and I stare. What I do like is that it adds color without being overbearing.


One, Two, Three, Four...

I was going through a few of my old inspiration boards and realized it has been quite some time since I have done my four things series. Well it's back! At least for today that is. Oh, and the shelves are meant to go in the kitchen. I am also realizing my definition of "done" must change. Our new home is a rental. One we will be in for quite some time, but it will not be my so called dream house and I will have to just be okay with that.  I know there are a few things that could be changed in this home to make it stunning, but they are not musts and I am coming to terms with the need to make it "good enough" and actually be happy with that. The latter is actually the hardest. This week I am going to try my hardest to use pieces that I brought from our old home and make them work in this home. To stop thinking about the pieces I could purchase and be happy with what we have. Yes, there are some things that are a must, but I need more decor pieces like I need a hole in my head. Now to see if I can really make this work. Of course next week I could be singing a whole new tune, but I sure do hope not. I really do need to walk in this house and feel "done" and the contentment that comes along with that. My old home took 6 years to decorate and I don't have that luxury here.



It's all good

We are back and my plan on blogging while away completely failed. I call that a good thing though. I completely disconnected besides answering a few pressing emails and reconnected with the Mr. My life revolves around the kiddos and I am well aware so it was nice to just stop and recharge. I now feel refreshed and ready to tackle so many projects that have been looming. I will be back next week to share some images and my new found love for Miami.Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



Not too bad of a day when you are asked to be part of POPSUGAR select. I always love making new connections and meeting new people. Plus I'm hoping it keeps me more in the know. Ha. Sometimes I feel like this little ole blog flies blind at times. We are currently headed to Key West! You can always following along on our trip via Instagram and as always I will share more once I'm back and have extra pretty photos to share. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


did you know? 

Did you happen to know that Kelly Wearstler has a jewelry line? How did I miss that I am not sure of. It does prove that I am not a fashion blogger. The designs are stunning though. Here are a few that are now on my wish list!

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