Our New Master Bedroom

If you’ve been reading along, you know that we are moving in a few short weeks. I revealed details of our new living room in last Monday’s post and while we’re keeping a few main pieces, I’m adding some new pillows, art and decor pieces. One of the best parts about moving is that you get to totally refresh your space! Our master bedroom  has needed a makeover for a long time but I was waiting to move because we are upgrading to a king bed (finally!). I’m still on the search for a new mattress but have been narrowing down the rest. In fact, I’m torn between two design options so I would love your input!

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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As you can see there area  few similar pieces but a lot that is different. We have set of grey campaign nightstands that I want to keep – they’re simple, versatile and functional. I also want to use this round mirror that we have – it’s heavy & really pretty in person.

For the bed, I’m debating between a classic upholstered cream bed and this wood upholstered beauty. Either way I will stick with all white bedding but add some color in with the pillows.  I’ll likely do some gray, white and blush.

One main piece that we definitely need is  a new dresser. We’ll have one long, big wall across from our bed that will hold this piece – one large enough to fit two sets of clothes (lucky for us we have a huge walk in closet as well). I’ll either go classic white – with a muted gold hardware – or a light grayish-brown RH lookalike.

The room has a lot on natural light from two large bow windows and an overhead lights, so I’ll stick with two simple lamps – either mercury glass ones that I have or a ceramic white. Not going crazy on lighting here, if you can’t tell.

Whichever design I choose will dictate my rug choice as well, but I’ll keep it relatively neutral either way. I am leaning towards this silver faded fringe, this gray & white Moroccan trellis and this jute braided rug.

Okay, so now that you’ve seen my options…what’s your vote: 1 or 2?!

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Sister Bedrooms – Ages 3 & 5

We’re in full demo mode down in Atlanta at #proejctwatershineway. The homeowners move in about mid-September and in the mean time we are replacing flooring, adding a mudroom, renovating the master bath, painting the entire interior/exterior and getting the nursery ready for child #3, due a mere 6 weeks post-move in. Are we crazy yet?! HA!

This lovely family has two beautiful girls, ages 3 & 5. As most sisters that age are, they are the best of friends and want to do everything together. They are also in the stage of “I want what she’s having” so when one says she wants pink walls, the other wants more pink walls…you get what I’m saying. So in order to keep the rooms “separate yet equal”, we’ve decided to not have any overlapping colors. This way there is no room for comparison and they can each have a darling space, individual to them.

Additionally, the parents wanted a space that the girls could grow into a little bit. You’ll notice that neither is overly-girly or overly-baby. They’ve got some key pieces that can be mixed & matched in between the two rooms, as well as bedding & art that can be updated as the girls grow. All in all, I’m really pleased with how these design plans turned out and I can’t wait until 6 short weeks from now when it’s all installed!

Sloan, Age 5

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We decided on a gray/white/purple theme here in the 5 year old’s room. She’s getting a “big girl bed” so this adorable gray wooden full bed from PB Kids did the trick (comes in 4 colors!). Her walls will be a light purple with a deep purple accent wall where the bed is. She’s got fun, ruffled purple & silver bedding and a giant polka dotted bean bag to round out the space.

{ bed | paint + accent paintart | rug | bean bag }

Brooklyn, Age 3

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The 3 year old’s room is a little more playful & girly. We’re opting for a very, very light blue on the walls (almost a faint robin’s egg blue) with an accent wall of fun gold polka dots. Her ivory bed will be covered with a pinch pleat blush comforter and some cute elephant print accent pillows in blue & pink (mama is an Alabama fan, after all!). She’ll have some cute canvas bins for her toys and some cute, personalized art on the wall.

{ paint | bedding | pillow | gold dots | mirror | art }

Since the two share a Jack & Jill style bathroom in between their bedrooms, we’ll be sure to incorporate pink and purple into it so that it really feels like a mix of the two.

What do you think?!

Spring Pillow Roundup

Earlier today I was removing all of our pillow covers to throw in the wash (a must do, when you have a black shedding puppy & white pillows!) and I got an itch to grab some new ones. I have about 10 different pillows that I rotate throughout the house (master, guest bedroom, living room, etc). but haven’t purchased new ones in so long!

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{gray pillow / patterned via HG}

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{green pillow sold out, similar}

As I got to shopping around, I thought I would share some of my findings with y’all. After all, pillow covers are an easy & effective way to switch things up, especially if you keep a similar color pallet throughout your home, making each cover even more versatile. I prefer a thicker, better quality fabric on most pillows; however, if you have children or pets & want to remain a bit more budget friendly, I’ve included a variety of price points.

Tip: Be sure to have your inserts larger than the covers, to keep ’em looking real full! i.e. if you have a 20×20 pillow cover, get a 22×22 insert!

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{X pillow | white tassel | pink diamond | blue floral | light blue |nautical stripe | gray floral | playful flowers}

Neutral + Glam Guest Bedroom

If you read Mondays post, you saw the sunroom design plan for my newlywed clients. Their home is a large ranch with an open floorplan, wide planked hardwood, endless natural lighting, and the perfect flow for entertaining. We’ve got sconces & furniture being installed this week and one of the first rooms on the agenda is the guest bedroom. She had a gray upholstered headboard that she wanted to use in the room, so we based the space around it. This is their main guest bedroom, so they wanted a serene, calm room that was gender neutral with a hint of glam.

Check out what I put together:

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{Headboard // Bedding // Throw Pillows// Nightstand // Lamps // Vases // Mirror}

Can you picture it?

The walls are a light gray, the hardwoods a warm medium brown and the room has two big windows. Also, there’s a super fun chandelier hanging, so I think their guests will feel special & spoiled!

I’ll be sure to share pictures once everything is installed.

 

 

 

 

Little Girls Room

Any mamas to little girls in the house? I’ve got quite a few good friends who have little ones that are entering that kindergarten stage where they’re wanting to update from the toddler to “little girl” bedroom. I’ve been helping a few with redecorating, so I figured I’d share on here as well!

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My biggest tip to these friends is to find furniture that can be re-purposed in another room or at another time. Just because we’re decorating a girls room doesn’t mean we need to have it throwing up pink. Am I right?!

I love the neutral, soft, feminine color pallet in this bedroom…

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This bright, whimsical wallpaper provides such a fun vibe to this room…

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Again, the fun wallpaper! Also really like this idea of a nook for some pre-bedtime reading…

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This bedroom has to be the most chic fabulous little girls room I’ve seen. Well done, Randi!…

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The goal of this bedroom is to create a neutral, calming bedroom with some pops of fun! I envision this being a room that she can grow into, throughout her elementary school years. Keep in mind that pillows, rugs & lamps can always be upgraded a few years down the road when a change is needed. Note: For this room, I’m recommending the grasscloth wallpaper on the top 1/2 of the room, as there’s molding on the bottom 1/2…

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Who else is adoring this e-design?!

{diamond, polka dot & pink pillow // bed // dresser // mirror // chandelier // patterned & sheepskin rug // wallpaper }

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday y’all! I’ve been stuck in a work conference the past three days for about 10+ hours each day, but luckily we’ve had some down time so I’ve been on Pinterest a LOT! (Follow me @southendstyle) . The below pictures are especially fabulous, if I do say so myself! Enjoy friends…

White tile walls + black tile floors + touches of wood = my dream bathroom! So timeless…

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While I definitely love round mirrors & this white console, these wood panels are what stole the show- how fabulous are these?! A nice alternative to the ever popular white shiplap…

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This bathroom is so bold, what a risk that paid off! I’m loving the cobalt vanity and the roman shades with matching lining (roman shades are always a win in bathrooms!)…

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A bright, white boho chic bedroom by the talented Amber…

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This is the kind of cozy, chic, stylish nook I could spend hours in…

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Have a great weekend 🙂

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What to splurge on while renting

Having been in 4 rentals (in 2 states!) the past 5 years, I totally get that it’s not always worth splurging on home items. With moving comes scratches, stains, broken pieces, etc. With renting comes small spaces, odd shaped rooms, and the need for specific pieces to make the room “work”. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending an entire paycheck on a sofa that doesn’t even fit in your living room 5 months from now when you move. Ugh, renting woes. However; it’s equally no fun to feel like you’re living out of an IKEA catalog. Let’s find the happy medium…
Candles & Soaps
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Ahh, the smells. I have this Anthropologie candle burning year round. And I can confidently say that our apt always smells good. Also, it’s time to ditch the $2 plastic target hand soap and spend a few more dollars on a nicer one. Ex: (hint: often times you can find this style at HG!)
 Start Collecting Art
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The past two years I’ve collected two awesome art pieces – this one via OKL and another through a lucky Craigslist score! (similar to this). Also, I’m including good quality mirrors in this “art” category, as they’re so versatile. (Ex: I used this one in an entry way and in a bathroom design).  I’ve found that these professionally framed pieces really help transform my space from “rental” to home. These pieces are going to grow with you in any space and you’ll be glad you bought them.
 Purchase Higher End Textiles
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Blankets, towels & pillows are the key to making your home feel luxe for less! These are transferable between any space. I’ve said this before but swap these items out seasonally & update when you can. (Hint: H&M home has cute, inexpensive pillow covers for under $20 if you want to swap often but not spend a fortune!) Think luxurious spa/hotel feel!
Invest in your Bed
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I’m talking both the mattress and the bedding. There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Nothing. And considering we spend over 30% of our life in bed, I’d say it’s worth the splurge. You can often find higher end sheets on sale at HG. For those living in a high rise or tight space, give Casper a try.

If you’re ready to make your rental feel a bit more luxurious, some shopping sources Id recommend are West Elm, One Kings Lane, Wisteria, Anthropologie, and of course HomeGoods!

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