August 18, 2017

Friday Finds: Highland Hardware

it's been a hot second since i did a friday finds post and i thought it would be the perfect time to talk about etsy shop highland hardware! they reached out a little while back about working together and no joke i had bought a frame from them just two days before. obviously i was thrilled and got to work.

i've been wanting to give finn's room a mini refresh and make it more into a boy's room and less toddler-y. so i took out the bookcase (he has built in bookshelves already) and added new nightstands that match, lamps, and the last step was adding a piece of artwork above his bed. i knew i wanted a black and white surfer print and i wanted it to be square. i was about to frame it in a regular wood frame but had some last minute inspiration and remembered highland hardware's acrylic frames with brass bolts. it's the perfect option for the look i was trying to create!

the acrylic keeps everything light and bright and since it's bolted to the wall, i'm not worried about anything falling on his head in the middle of the night!!

side profile - it was really straightforward to install and mr. r and i did this in a very civil manner (which is not always the case when hanging things - especially lights 😬).

and side note - you might recognize this bench from my IG stories!! i'm so glad i scooped it up - it's going to be an amazing staging tool!

August 16, 2017

Coffee Table Book Round Up

i want to say thank you again for the love on the blank slate living room project i shared on monday. i really appreciate it! i've been doing a bunch of photo shoots recently and i'm always lugging books around to style my shots. even when i think i have enough, i don't! so here are 20 (!) of my favorites.

top row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
middle row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
bottom row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

top row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
middle row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
bottom row: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

oops plus one more! can't forget mr. berkus. find it here.


August 14, 2017

Client Project: Blank Slate Living Room

reveal day!! i am so happy and proud to show you this project today! i absolutely love the way this space came together and i think it has that wow factor that i was hoping for.

but first! the befores. it was a fort-building, piano-playing, little-bit-of-everything space.

the transformation is pretty awesome. i've shared snaps before on instagram but here are all of her angles. 😉 all photos are my own.

my clients have a lot of molding in their home already so we added some boxes and chair rail to the walls for some interest. we waited over 5 months for this lamp and i have to say, it was worth waiting for!

the blue and white floral drapery is everything! i chose a deep, warm gray (benjamin moore amherst gray) to balance the bold pattern.

i kept the accessories within the same color palette as the rest of the room. the glass coffee table really keeps everything feeling light.

there are built ins between the living room and family room (that room is coming next!) and i did just some simple styling here - simple really is best! we chose to keep the window and door casings white to make them really pop against the gray.

the art tied the whole space together and i'm so happy my clients went for it!

the leather chairs bring some much needed texture and warmth to the room but the casters and sleek frame keep them refined.

one last artsy detail shot looking through the coffee table!

thanks so much for reading through this post and i hope you love it as much as i do!

August 10, 2017

Client Project: Sweet C's Nursery

today i am finally sharing a nursery that i worked on earlier this year but never took pics of before. i'm excited to share the final result (now that the baby is 4 months old - where does time go?)!

we chose melted ice cream by benjamin moore for the paint color and it is such a pretty pink. tip - you want to choose a pink that looks "muddy" when looking for the right shade. pink can go way too sweet very quickly!

the gray crib was a hand-me-down from a big brother but works so well against the pink.

we added floating wood shelves for display to fill an empty wall right when you walk in. i love how they came out.

the dresser was also a hand-me-down but fits in perfectly here!

the glider swivels and is done in indoor/outdoor fabric for those wondering how in the world you keep spit up from staining a white chair!!

the rug tied everything together and what i love most is that it can really grow with this little girl even as she gets to those teen years.

this was such a fun project to work on with a really good friend - great people seriously make all the difference!

August 8, 2017

Fall With Serena & Lily

hi there! i'm super excited for today's post! a few weeks ago serena & lily reached out to ask if i wanted to join their fall campaign. i didn't spend any time at all thinking about my answer. duh! everything that they're releasing for fall is so pretty but i was really drawn to the bedding and pillows.

we don't typically buy bedding that's too nice for our bed since we have a 70 pound four legged child who likes to cuddle in the mornings. ikea has been our go-to for a duvet! but since the pup doesn't get on the boys' beds, i've splurged more on their bedding with serena & lily sheets, quilts, and duvets so i know how soft S&L's bedding is (i know this sounds totally backwards!). i was pretty excited to finally dress up our bed!

i chose the cayman sheets in fog and the boardwalk duvet and shams in fog (both to be released soon!) and they did NOT disappoint.

of course this pillow hoarder couldn't resist the pretty new pillows for fall and this oversized check in wool is perfect for when the cooler temps start. it seriously would work anywhere - on a sofa, chair, bed - i couldn't resist pairing it here with some leather!

i pulled in the bench from the upstairs hall which i actually ended up loving at the foot of our bed.

hopefully this got you excited for the new fall collection but in no way am i trying to wish away summer! i cling to these summer months so hard.

sheets | sheets II | plaid pillow | bench| bed (similar, ours is custom)
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