Rustic + Modern Dining Room e-design

Happy Friday y’all! This post is a little late and it’s going to be short, but I had to share this recent e-design I sent to a client! She & her husband are recent 1st time home owners (yay!) and they moved in with nothing more than a dining room table.

Because the dining are is open to the den, she wanted to keep things minimal & light. The home has a rustic feel but she wanted to incorporate a few modern pieces to keep it from looking too rustic (I agreed with her- mixing styles is always a good idea!). You’ll see the table below is pretty versatile. I threw in some upholstered chairs (ends will have arm chair versions of these), a modern (STUNNING) piece of art via Minted that I’m obsessed with, a more modern chandelier and some classics, such as the jute rug & boxwood topiary. The whole space has a light & airy vibe and is very welcoming to host her first dinner party.

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 {dining tablerug | chandelier | art | topiary | chair}

Do you like it?!

What are your thoughts on mixing & matching design styles?!

Home “Cloffice” E-Design

Ahh, the home “cl-office”…I know y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s the room that so many use as their closet + office. If you live in an older home (like me!) or don’t have enough extra bedrooms (me again!), then you likely have a cloffice. The key is to gather versatile pieces that can be used in multiple ways. For example: a modern, neutral bookcase can be used to store books & magazines, or to display shoes & purses. Woven baskets can be used to store blueprints or scarves. You get this idea…

Let’s take a look at what I’ve put together:

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{Rug // Art // Desk // Basket // Bookshelves // Chair // Paint}

Do you have a “cloffice”?

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.

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016

Believe it or now, Thanksgiving is only 17 days away! If you haven’t started thinking about your plans, now is the time. And if you’re hosting, now is also the time to have your tablescape in mind. I like to have an idea of the color scheme, style & feel that I want so that I can scoop up pieces whenever when I’m shopping around. While I’m not hosting a huge gathering, my parents are coming up the weekend prior so we will be celebrating the 4 of us! Hey, any excuse to host #amiright?!

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As usual, I’m sticking with a mainly neutral color scheme- mainly ivory, gold, green and hints of purple. I’ll have a variety of textures and materials, using ceramic white, clear glass & wood. Here’s a vision board I’ve put together of a classic & easy tablescape. I’ll likely do something very similar:

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{charger // dough bowl or box <– found mine at HomeGoods for $30! //  flatware // table runner // scalloped bowl <– I just picked one up last week & I’m obsessed! // monogrammed napkin // wine glasses // floral arrangement}

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 }

Painted Staircases

Happy Monday y’all! Well, it would be way happier if our Bulldogs won against Tennessee this past weekend (insert heartbreak emoji)…ugh, the worst.

In better news, today is my mama’s birthday. How fabulous is she?!

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We were actually discussing a home project this weekend and turns out, we’re stumped! I’d love some feedback and input from y’all…so my parents house has hardwoods throughout, including the main staircase. As part of the renovation/updates, they’re painting the front risers of the stairs & the spindles on the staircase white. However; we’re leaving the railing itself wood (to provide contrast and some aesthetic appeal).

The million dollar question is…do we leave the banisters wood, or paint them white?

Below are a few inspiration photos of each:

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So, feedback PLEASE: do we leave the banisters wood, or paint them white?

{Dark: 1/2/3 … White: 1/2/3}

Designer Living Room for Less

Happy Monday y’all! How was everyone’s weekend? We took the pup for a (tiring) 7 mile hike/trail run on Saturday up in the White Mountains. It was 75 and sunny, which made for perfect hiking weather! After watching both my Dawgs (Go UGA!) and the Patriots win, I made the season’s first batch of chili and a yummy paleo apple crisp which made for a delicious Sunday dinner. All in all, a slow but fun weekend!

Let’s get this week going! I came across this stunning home, designed by the talented Kate Marker, I knew I had to share. Rather than doing my traditional home tour, I thought it would be fun to show you how you can get this room in your own home! The living room is gorgeous & versatile for any style home – it’s monochromatic, it’s classic & it is a solid base for any home. I often get asked, “where do I start?” This is where! Let me help you…

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Considering this space homes an antique Oushak rug, Chairs by Verellen, and an Aerin Lauder lamp, it’s fair to say it costs a pretty penny. So I’ve put together some items that will allow you to have a similar space for less:

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What do you think?! Which piece is your favorite?!

{chairs // rug // fig tree vase // coffee table // side table // bench // white lamp // art}