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New Dining Room Art and the Runners Up

New Dining Room Art and the Runners Up

I recently shared our plans to refresh the dining room and I’m happy to report things are happening. I received a few key elements of the new design including the rug, chairs and the new dining room art. I worked with Great Big Canvas for the art and it’s stunning! It’s a contemporary impressionist painting of a countryside scene with trees and a river by Tim O’Toole.

Great Big Canvas offers thousands of great works of art in several mediums, sizes and framing options. It was a challenge to choose one piece because I had so many favorites. Here are some of my other favorites:1. Still Life w/Milk Jug & Fruit / 2. Sienna / 3. October Farm II / 4. Riverbank / 5. Wine Country View / 6. The Card Players / 7. The Railway Cutting / 8. The Promise 4 / 9. Veteran in a Field

The color palette of the dining room rug helped drive the selection of the art. I love the muted earthy tones in the rug and I think the new dining room art piece compliments it perfectly.… Read more

Fall Home Decor and How I Decorated Our House

Fall Home Decor and How I Decorated Our House

Fall is my favorite! The crisp weather, terra-cotta and earthy hues, pumpkin everything, I live for it. I thrive in fall and our home accepts fall decor so well because it’s basically my decor palate year-round. I didn’t get too wild with fall home decor this year, but I did add a few touches around the house and I thought I’d share.

Fall Home Decor

I always start with seasonal decor on the porch. Our home has a lovely wrap-around porch and I love to spruce it up and decorate the entry stoops. For our main entry, I used corn husks attached to the posts framing our front door and added a few mums, pumpkins and fall wreaths from Target a few years ago. In October I put the skeletons out and simply remove them after Halloween.

For our side door, I layered the cutest “hope you brought wine” doormat over a  buffalo check indoor/outdoor rug. I love to decorate for fall with heirloom pumpkins. Little did I know my chickens would enjoy them for a snack!… Read more

My Favorites from Serena & Lily Family & Friends Sale

My Favorites from Serena & Lily Family & Friends Sale

Serena & Lily is hosting their friends and family sale now through October 14th and nearly everything is 20% off!

Serena & Lily is known for their fresh approach to casual living and coastal style. The friends and family sale is a great opportunity to cozy up your home just in time for the holiday season.

I love Serena & Lily for bedding, home accents like throw pillows and blankets, unique lighting and timeless, long-lasting investment furniture pieces.  Here are some of my favorites:

Go now, friends. Use code BEOURGUEST for 20% off. Sale ends October 14th.… Read more

What I Pinned Lately

What I Pinned Lately

Per usual, I’ve been busy on Pinterest pinning away. I am constantly on the hunt for inspiration, whether it be for our home or client projects. I fantasize and plan renovations in my head for parts of our home we are not even close to tackling! I can’t help myself. 😉 Here’s a little snippet of some of my fave pins lately and what I’m thinking about each one.

What I Pinned Lately

Via

This collected living room has everything I dream about. High ceilings, a comfy sofa, vintage furniture and decor in an earthy palette. I love that cabinet, the styling and the wall sconces flanking it. So gorgeous.

Via

I love the bold, green walls in this living space but the vintage rug and those gorgeous upholstered chairs are making a good argument too. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of matching chairs for our living room and this style is a contender.

Via

I have been researching wood ceilings for an idea I have for our house (more on that later) but this reclaimed wood ceiling is giving me all the feels!… Read more

Dining Room Refresh Coming Soon!

Dining Room Refresh Coming Soon!

Last year, I mentioned plans to give our dining room a refresh. We’ve made a couple of changes since then including new floors as part of our kitchen reno and a show-stopper brass dome light fixture but then the dining room refresh stalled. Sometimes design takes time and it’s usually better in the end because of it.

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Dining Room Refresh

A while back, I purchased this rug for the room but sent it back with intentions of going up a size. Then I hesitated because I started to see the rug in other designs and I even used it in my clients living room. Here is a little glimpse of it in my space.

I love it, but I decided to hold out for something different that made my heart sing. And then, my favorite rug company Loloi announced a collaboration with Joanna Gaines and I fell head over heels for this rug from the collection.… Read more

A Neutral Safari Nursery: Client Project

A Neutral Safari Nursery: Client Project

It’s the third and final reveal of my traditional meets modern client project. Earlier this week I shared the dining and living rooms, the moody game room and today is all about the neutral safari nursery for their sweet babe.

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A Neutral Safari Nursery: Client Project

My clients waited until birth to find out what they were having. So when it came to designing the nursery, we kept it neutral. My client loved the idea of a safari theme, so we did that in a soft, muted palette. After my clients had their baby girl, we added a few elements to make the nursery feel more feminine, most notably the carved wood ceiling crib crown and drapery canopy.

I wanted to find a unique crib for my clients and something a bit out of the norm. The whitewashed house crib from Restoration Hardware was perfect. The carved wood crib crown and drapery elevates and softens the look of the crib.… Read more

A Moody Game Room Refresh: Client Project

A Moody Game Room Refresh: Client Project

Yesterday I shared the dining and living room of my traditional meets modern client project and today is all about their moody game room.

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A Moody Game Room Refresh: Client Project

This room sits right off the front entry of my clients home so they wanted it to feel uncluttered and put-together. The wall color was preexisting, a dark blue, that my clients wanted to keep. We also kept their shuffleboard table and industrial bar cart.

We replaced the old pool table light fixture with a gorgeous nickel pendant light over the round wood dining table that serves as a game table.

Warm tones and textures in the cowhide rug and leather chairs complement the moody, masculine feel of the space.

We added a reclaimed wood shelf and stools to create a bar and extra seating in the room convenient for entertaining.

We stocked the bar and accessorized the room with greenery, a marble chessboard, and art my clients sourced from local markets.… Read more

A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Client Project

A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Client Project

I have been working with my lovely clients for the past several months to furnish and decorate several rooms in their traditional meets modern family home including the open concept dining and living room, rec room and more recently a nursery for their sweet baby girl. Although the bones of the home are traditional in style, their personal style leans a bit more modern, fun and laid-back, much like their personalities. They have a pet dog and a new baby so we focused on comfort and function while maintaining an updated, fresh look. We merged affordable, casual pieces and accessories with a few investment pieces to create a look and feel that is approachable yet refined.

I’ll share more on the rec room and nursery later this week but today is all about the open concept dining and living space.

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A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Dining Room

I was thrilled to learn that my client loves earthy tones including green and terra-cotta hues.… Read more

How to Master the Kitchen Counter Oil Tray

How to Master the Kitchen Counter Oil Tray

There is one thing every kitchen needs and that is a kitchen counter oil tray to corral cooking oil, utensils, butter and other frequently used items for easy access. Organizing all of these items on a tray contains the clutter and establishes order. My butter bell and kitchen counter oil tray have generated a lot of interest so I am sharing tips for mastering your own tray.

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how to master the kitchen oil tray

My kitchen counter oil tray includes a utensil crock with utensils, a pepper grinder, a butter bell, a small marble bowl for salt and an oil dispenser we brought home from a glass-blowing village in France, all of which are kept on a cake stand that serves as a catchall tray. Other things you may want to add include a mortar, an herb plant, garlic, vinegar, tasting spoons, flowers or anything that you use often while cooking.

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For more on butter bells, check out this post!… Read more

Summer Travel: A Peek Inside my Suitcase

Summer Travel: A Peek Inside my Suitcase

I am so excited to be heading down to the Florida Keys for a week-long vacation with family and friends. We rented a house on the water and the ocean is calling my name! I thought it would be fun to share a peek inside my suitcase and some of the things I packed for summer vacay!

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Summer Travel: A Peek Inside My Suitcase

It’s going to be super hot so we’ll be spending a lot of time in the water and on the boat. The Keys are notorious for having a laid-back vibe so I packed casual pieces in addition to a few bathing suits and some other fun, summer accessories. Are y’all a fan of Amazon Fashion? I actually scored quite a few pieces from Amazon, including a few bathing suits and was actually impressed!

1. Albion Bathing Suit / 2. Away Luggage / 3. Flip Flops / 4.… Read more