Twin bed guest room.

For those of you who missed this post, I’m helping a family in Newport furnish & decorate their new home. They’ve got a guest bedroom with two twin beds that is currently empty. They’ve already picked out two white bed frames so I won’t have total creative freedom (cue the tears); however, I’ve been pulling a lot of fantastic rooms for inspiration! Long gone are the days of twin bedrooms being childlike. These guest rooms are modern, stylish & sophisticated:

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{this one above is similar to the room I’m doing}

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 …and drum roll, please. The mac daddy of all twin bedrooms…

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I mean…this room is too fabulous. Matching Hermes blankets in the guest room? Yes, please.

Which one is your favorite?!

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Etsy Shop: Color WaterColor

Back in late July, I was searching for some artwork for my home (remember this post!?) Well, after much consideration (price / size / style)… I found this fabulous Etsy shop & fell in love with these two prints:

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 These are hand painted water colors and they are stunning in person. Joanna’s shop is located in Poland, but the paintings came quicker than I expected & packaged safely! She was a delight to work with and I highly recommend her shop if you’re in the market for some new artwork.

I mounted & framed them using this gold frame and wah-la! Beautiful artwork for above the nightstands:

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Aren’t they just perfect?! I love the sophistication + the femininity + the softness + the pop of color!

Do you love them as much as I do?!

You can find Joanna’s website here.

Maturing your home

One issue I find when decorating your home in your late 20s/early 30s is that you’re ready for your home to feel more mature. Gone are (hopefully!) the day of futons, folding tables & wall posters. Even if you’re on a strict budget, or working with a lot of hand me down furniture, there are a few key ways to “mature” your home to make it feel more like an adult home vs. a post-college home. First, let’s view this “before & after” home tour, then I’ll highlight some key themes I found.

Bedroom: Before & After:

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1.Invest in a proper headboard. You’re an adult now & it’s time to have a proper bed, bedding, etc. If you can splurge, this is one of my all-time favorite beds! If you want to save, try this upholstered beauty or this steal (<– under $100!)

Living Space: Before & After:

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2. Define your style. Unless you’ve got a killer eye for an eclectic style, it’s important to have some sort of a plan. Want neutrals? Enjoy an all-white pallet? Want a rustic feel? Maybe bright colors are your thing. Whatever it is, start to define your style. This couple’s mix of neutrals with navy keeps the place classic, while masculine.

Dining Room: Before & After:

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3. Have a proper dining space. Even if you don’t have a true dining room (like me!), we can work to find a true dining space, equipped with seating, an eating surface & some sort of a bar area. Check out my picks for best bar stools here and this key to designing small dining spaces.

Overall, the main takeaway is to have a plan, put in some effort & invest where you see fit! After all, we spend a vast majority of time in our home…it’s a place we want to be proud of, right?!

Need help getting started? Check out these tips for small spaces, or just Email me! I’m always happy to help 🙂

Friday’s Five

Five inspiring pictures to spark some creativity into you!

The most relaxing & calming bedroom…

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Need inspiration for a teenagers room? Look no further…

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Proof that a tiny pantry can be oh-so-fabulous (and organized!)…

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My love for navy sofas spills over into teal…

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Modern glam meets rustic chic in this amazing bathroom…

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Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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Navy & White Done Right.

Oh this bedroom makes me happy. It is the perfect fall combo…navy & white..clean & crisp…clean & cozy.

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If you want to start transitioning your mostly-white space (like me!) into more fall colors, while keeping the space neutral, try navy! White, gray and navy is one of my favorite combos (hint: my new sofa pillows reflect this color scheme). You can easily add a pop of color to this neutral pallet- hot pink, mustard yellow, burnt orange, emerald…the options are endless!

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Are you as inspired as I am? See some current picks below so you can refresh your space using navy & white:

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{ ikat pillow // throw // daybed // tie dye pillow // rug // wall art }

Bedside Tables.

Well, after 6 different cities and 13 consecutive days of travel, it’s nice to say I am [almost] finally home! One quick train ride and I will finally be back in my own home, with my own shower and my own bed. Never have I ever been happier! I feel like my place has been in transition for some time and I’m ready to get things organized:

-I’ve got a HUGE (and veryyyy exciting!) new piece of art going above the sofa (pics to come!)

-I’ve got a new nook in my living room with an upholstered chair & side table (pics to come!)

-I’ve got some new hand painted art from ETSY that needs to be hung in my bedroom (pics to come!)

-I’ve got 2 bedside tables that need to be picked out & ordered asap because I donated my old ones so I’m currently table-less! And let me tell you, it’s a pain in the a$$!

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I can’t decide which bedside table style to go with. What’s your pick?!

Tassel Trim

Like most trends in design, tassels began in other avenues of artistic expression:

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{ tassel necklace | tassel handbag | tassel earrings | tassel sandals }

While I don’t love this trend overdone, I do like it in small doses! Here are some pictures that I’ve pulled inspiration from (I threw in some pom pom trim for good measure!). Whether it’s curtains, pillows or blankets, tassel trim adds a fun, trendy element to any room!

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What are your thoughts on tassel trim in the home?!