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A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: Client Project

A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: Client Project

You may have seen on Instagram that I helped my dear photographer friend Rana with Roohi Photography to refresh her master bedroom. She was craving a fresh modern look, with new paint and furniture including an upgrade to a king size bed. She had a few requests at the beginning of the design process: a storage solution for her jewelry, a platform bed, a floor fan, and a place to display family photos, something Rana champions. Check out what we did for her modern master bedroom refresh.

Here is how the room looked before we started.

A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: The Reveal

First, we updated the wall color with fresh white paint. Immediately the room felt brighter and larger.

We added a black metal platform bed frame and wood nightstands to warm up the space.

The floorplan stayed the same but all the furniture and decor was updated.

A wall-mounted armoire meets Rana’s jewelry storage needs and doubles as a mirror.

I love the brass wall sconces and the nightstands so much!

We added vintage textile pillows and a large woven wall hanging for texture.… Read more

What I Pinned This Week

What I Pinned This Week

I’m back with another edition of “What I Pinned This Week.”

A couple of kitchens, a stunning black range moment and a gorgeous bathroom that mixes modern and vintage touches, here are a few of my favorite pins in the last week or so.

What I Pinned This Week

Via Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors can do no wrong in my book. I love the way she marries modern and vintage elements to create cozy, unique spaces. This bathroom is no exception I love the modern hexagon white tile with the vintage rug layered over it. The crisp white walls with a vintage bench sitting under the window. The modern clean-lined wood vanity with white countertops, edgy black touches and vintage art make this bathroom one of my favorite pins. It’s all is so good!

Via Emily Henderson

I’ve been following along with Em Henderson’s mountain house renovation and she finally debuted the completed kitchen. It’s warm, cozy, modern and cabin-ish all at the same time. The stained black island is my favorite moment in the space but all of the finishes on point.… Read more

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

Easter is right around the corner! If you need an idea for a simple Easter table check out this one I put together. The weather has been so nice so consider taking your Easter gathering outside and set up on the patio or another outdoor area in your home.

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

I used the outdoor dining table on our patio. To elevate the look of the dining table, I covered it with layered tablecloths. I used a light weave nude cloth over a white tablecloth. I happened to have two vintage folding garden chairs that fit into the color scheme so I used them in place of two of the stools. Use what you have, friends!

You don’t need much to make a beautiful tablescape. In my simple Easter table, I used a gorgeous floral arrangement as my show-stopper moment (thank you Florist Fire) and used what I have to create the rest of the table decor.

If you’re hosting an Easter brunch, consider mini smoothies for everyone. Not only are they cute but smoothies are delish and perfect for a spring gathering.… Read more

Beginner Tips to Reduce Household Waste

Beginner Tips to Reduce Household Waste

We’ve been composting as part of our efforts to get our garden up and running and it has got me thinking about other ways to reduce waste. While I feel like a zero-waste lifestyle is quite a commitment, today I’m sharing a few beginner tips to reduce household waste. I’ve always been an avid recycler, so I’m excited to see if I can implement some of these habits in our household to do my small part to make an impact on waste.

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Beginner Tips to Reduce Household Waste

Recycle – Seems like an easy one but it’s important to make sure you’re recycling properly. In my area, recycling has to be clean and loose in the bin (not bagged) with boxes flattened. Plastic grocery store bags and wet paper are not allowed. Plastic bags, cords and other tanglers shut down our recycling equipment every day, reducing the amount of recycling that can be processed.… Read more

How to Use a Butter Bell and a Roundup of My Faves

How to Use a Butter Bell and a Roundup of My Faves

My butter bell Instagram post last week generated a lot of interest! Many of you had never heard of it or were using it incorrectly so I thought I’d share a little about how to use a butter bell and a roundup of my faves.

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A butter bell, also known as a butter crock, butter server or butter keeper, is a French butter dish used to maintain the freshness and spreadable consistency of butter without refrigeration. This late 19th-century French-designed pottery crock has two parts: a base that holds water, and a cup to hold the packed butter which also serves as a lid. The cup containing butter is placed into the base, where water creates an airtight seal that keeps the air (and thus oxygen) away from the butter so that refrigeration is not needed, and the butter can be used in its soft form. This method will keep butter for around a month provided it is kept at temperatures below 80 °F (27 °C) and the water is changed regularly.… Read more

Design Envy: An Eclectic Farmhouse

Design Envy: An Eclectic Farmhouse

I’m kicking off a new series today where I share interior designers or projects that inspire the socks off of me. I thought you guys might like to see where I find inspiration and what has helped me define and pinpoint my style over time. There are a handful of designers and/or specific homes that I consider my all-time favorites and make my heart sing. These features won’t be just projects that I like, but ones that I truly am moved by.

The first blog post in this series is an amazing eclectic farmhouse by Jennifer Bunsa. This home mixes rustic, vintage, modern and global elements flawlessly. The beams, the tile, the textures and the show-stopper surprise moments like that ginormous vintage macrame wall hanging is so well done.

Photography by Matthew Williams.

eclectic farmhouse living room

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Isn’t that one insane eclectic farmhouse?!? There are many more images via the direct link above if you really wanna scour over every detail. This home is one that has so much of what I love and I find myself reverting back to time and time again for inspiration.… Read more

What Our Kitchen Renovation Cost

What Our Kitchen Renovation Cost

I have been meaning to share what our kitchen renovation cost since we finished a few months ago. Although the post is titled “kitchen renovation cost” it includes the kitchen as well as the areas adjacent to the kitchen that we renovated simultaneously (the powder room, mudroom, and wet bar we added). Some of the renovation expenses were not limited to just the kitchen (drywall and flooring for example). I separate expenses by room where possible, but keep in mind we were renovating several “rooms” with many expenses spanning across more than one.

farmhouse kitchen with black range and shaker cabinets

What Our Kitchen Renovation Cost

Construction Costs:

  • Equipment Rentals (dumpsters, scissor lift) $1700
  • Floor Removal $2400
  • AC Ductwork Modifications $2400
  • Engineer $400
  • Plumbing $3500
  • Propane Tank Install & Fill $3600
  • Drywall $6200
  • Msc Building Supplies & Materials  $5000

Total = $25,200

The construction phase of our project was long and very involved, hence higher costs in this area. Remember, we re-routed plumbing in our foundation, removed old flooringmoved walls, re-ran a significant amount of electrical, etc. We did a ton of labor ourselves saving us thousands.… Read more

Stylish Cleaning Tools for Spring Cleaning

Stylish Cleaning Tools for Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and with Spring comes Spring cleaning. If we’re going to have to clean, we may as well use cute stuff to do it! Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite stylish cleaning tools for your Spring cleaning. I personally have many items on the list and want the rest of them!

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Stylish Cleaning Tools for Spring Cleaning

 

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What I Pinned This Week

What I Pinned This Week

I don’t know if it’s because we’re on the brink of Spring or because I attended a bloggers conference last month but I’ve found myself super inspired lately. We talked about Pinterest a little bit at the conference and as a result, I dusted off my Pinterest profile, gave my boards some love and have been pinning, pinning, pinning! I thought it might be fun to kick off a new blog series where I round up some of my favorite Pinterest pins. I’m calling it “what I pinned this week.”

What I Pinned This Week

Design: Julia Miller

This dining and floor moment is killing me…in the best way obvi. The tile is STUNNING and that vintage rug layered over it is even better. Then she went and had shiplap walls, awesome lighting and a cool ass fireplace and I was really done.

Via Style Me Pretty Living / Design by Country Collective 

This little outdoor moment is simple, refined and perfect. I love the warm wood tones in the outdoor furniture, the black farmhouse sconce and that cactus!

Via Delicious Table

All the prep we’ve been doing for our garden has me thinking about ways to preserve what we don’t eat.… Read more

A Look Inside our IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

A Look Inside our IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

We finished our kitchen remodel a few months ago and one of the questions I was asked was how we organized our kitchen cabinets. So today I’m sharing a look inside our IKEA kitchen cabinets!

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We used IKEA’s SEKTION line with Semihandmade doors. I opted for mostly drawer storage with very few traditional cabinets with shelves. We have no upper cabinets in our main galley kitchen area and opted instead for two open shelves on either side of the range. I did add two upper cabinets in the wet bar for stemware storage. The IKEA cabinets have proven to be great! For anyone that is skeptical, I highly recommend them. My favorite feature of the IKEA cabinets is the drawer within the top drawer. You’ll see what I mean. Another great feature is the soft close, which is pretty standard now but after living in our outdated kitchen for two years it was a noticeable and welcome improvement.… Read more