Giving our Master a Facelift
Hiya, friends! So, listen. I’ve dropped a couple of hints about it and now it’s time to unveil the plan for my master bedroom refresh!! If you’ve been following along on the blog for a while then you know we blogged the reveal earlier this year and you may think it’s a little soon to be changing things up but let me explain because there are a few reasons why. First, to put it simply, I’m over it. Even though I shared the reveal with you all in January, the bedroom doesn’t look all that different from the master in our old home. Most of the furniture is the same and heck, we even painted the walls a similar color as our old master. Second, as other rooms here in the Daly Digs begin to take shape and the overall style and decor identity for the Daly Digs comes to fruition, I’m not sure our existing master bedroom fits in. I tend to love and have a lot of art and accents in warm earthy tones and I am just not feeling the bright, cool tones in the master any longer.… Read more
Our Visit to Bryce and Zion National Parks
I’ve had the desert on my mind folks! Hubby and I recently returned from a trip out west to visit Bryce and Zion National Parks (and Vegas, of course). (Did you see my mood board blog post? Check it out to see how my Utah trip inspired me in terms of home decor!) It was my first time visiting Utah and I am so glad we finally did it. I had been craving a hiking adventure and we needed an excuse to break in our hiking shoes for our upcoming trip to Peru! Bryce and Zion’s canyons are amazing, vast and rich in color. You have to experience it on your own if you ever get the opportunity. Today I’m sharing my Bryce and Zion trip report. We did the 2 parks in 4 days and it took a little planning to fit in everything I wanted to see and the hikes I wanted to do, so I figured I’d share how we did it and some tips I learned from experience.… Read more
Inspired by Utah’s Desert Mountain Vibes
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m in Utah right now. Hubby had to take a short trip to Salt Lake City so naturally, I insisted I join him and we make a trip out of it. We met up in Vegas and hit the road to Utah to explore Bryce and Zion National Parks and we will end with a couple of days in Sin City. I had never been to Utah and after spending a lot of time planning our trip, I am so so excited about it. You just don’t see anything close to desert mountain landscape in the sunshine state. The scenery and terrain are enough to make my terracotta-loving heart beat a little faster. I’m feeling so inspired by Utah, I decided to put together a desert mountain mood board that reflects my current state of mind. My personal design style favors earthy tones and boho elements so I feel right at home amongst this desert mountain oasis.
It’s going to be tough not to buy all the terracotta pendant lights when I get home!… Read more
The Aperol Spritz
You guys, I have the best summer cocktail recipe for you. I first learned about the Aperol Spritz earlier this year from Annette Joseph when she served them at the welcome party for the LA styling workshop I attended. I can’t believe I did not know of this drink sooner! This Italian cocktail is crisp, refreshing and anything with boozy bubbles is a win in my book. Summer is here! Forget the froze, the Aperol Spritz is the summer cocktail recipe you need!
The Best Summer Cocktail Recipe
Aperol Spritz Recipe
- Club Soda
- Orange Garnish
Just remember 3-2-1. 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part club soda over ice. Garnish with an orange slice. Drink and repeat. 😉
Happy Summer! Cin cin!
Martha’s Vineyard Trip Report
While in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for a family wedding last week, hubby and I took a little side trip and spent 24 hours in Martha’s Vineyard. It was a short trip but we managed to do a lot!
24 Hours in Martha’s Vineyard
We left for Martha’s Vineyard on a Sunday morning. You have to take a ferry to get to the island – or you can fly but I didn’t explore that option. There are ferries from Massacussets and RI. We were already in RI so I opted for the ferry out of Quonset Point, RI. This ferry is pedestrian only. You have to take a different ferry out of Woods Hole if you plan to take your car. You can rent a car pretty easily on Martha’s Vineyard so unless you’re staying for an extended time, I don’t see any reason you should take your car. I will say that the ferry from RI to Martha’s Vineyard on the way back was very rough and myself and a handful of others were sea sick.… Read more
Vintage All-American 4th of July Party
Summer is here and it’s almost the 4th of July! Are you planning a 4th of July party? Today I’m sharing inspiration for a vintage all-American 4th of July party featuring a killer burger bar and tablescape with traditional Americana elements like vintage soda bottles, Cracker Jacks and motorcycle vibes.
Check out this awesome 4th of July stationery! You should know by know that I’m a big fan of sending coordinating invites when hosting a party.
What better way to celebrate 4th of July than a burger bar? To style our vintage all-American burger bar I used vintage soda crates, an American flag backdrop and vintage accessories. Burger labels coordinate with the invitations. Look at those cute motorcycle cut outs! I love the idea of displaying French fries in these friers! You could even place one at each place setting for your guests. Indigo textiles, wood tones and vintage books round out the display. Vintage-inspired condiment containers are a must! Home Depot has some, they’re awesome!
4th of July party decorating can be pretty!… Read more
Happy Friday, friends! I’m currently in New England for a wedding in RI and a getaway to Martha’s Vineyard. I’m so excited to explore the quaint island and visit its lighthouses, cute shops and restaurants, and of course, the gingerbread cottages.
Here a few tidbits I’d like to share with you for this weeks edition of Friday Finds. Enjoy!
I discovered Cathy Terepocki Ceramics and I am so happy I did! She makes kitchenware, vases and other unusual pieces like this beaded air plant hanger!
As most of you know, I love me a good tablescape. It’s something that has stuck with me from my days of styling weddings and events. I still peruse wedding blogs to keep up with what’s trending and draw inspiration for my own entertaining editorials. This boho bridal shower featured on my favorite wedding blog Green Wedding Shoes is worth checking out! I love the use of textures and florals and the decadence of the food. The styling is on point and this one has me swooning.… Read more
For the Love of Copper!
Have you guys spotted all the copper home decor gracing the aisles of your fave stores lately? I see copper everywhere and I while I’m not going gaga for copper, there are a few pieces I could totally see working into my home. According to Domain, copper would be out in 2017 but House Beautiful said that according to 2016 Pinterest analysis, copper would stick around a little while longer. I don’t think we should concern ourselves too much with what’s trending and instead decorate with what we love. If you happen to love copper, go for it!
Now excuse me while I dream about displaying some pretty shiny copper cookware on the open shelving in my new kitchen…except I don’t have open shelving…nor a new kitchen. Someday, folks. Someday.
My Faves in Copper Home Decor
Custom Frames Online
I recently purchased my first custom frame online from Frames By Mail. I did this mostly out of convenience since I was running low on time for my One Room Challenge guest bedroom reveal, for which I purchased this awesome buffalo print. I needed a frame for that guy and decided to buy one online rather than have it custom framed, especially since I didn’t want or need an elaborate decorative frame. I stumbled upon Frames by Mail and I found it to be such an easy and enjoyable experience I wanted to tell you guys about it.
The interface is super user-friendly. You start by choosing your frame from a wide variety of options. They have everything from simple wood frames to elaborate ornate frames. Once you select your frame, it takes you to a new webpage where you can view your frame. The image of your frame changes to reflect your selections and features such as your art size and your matting size and colors. You can also choose from a few different backing and plexiglass options including non-glare plexi, an option I took advantage of since my art would be opposite a window in my guest room. … Read more
15 Black Outdoor Farmhouse Lights
Ever since we finished the guest room, we’ve been focusing most of our attention on the exterior of the Daly Digs. You guys may have seen on my InstaStory that we painted the exterior of our house (ourselves!), had a new roof installed (it’s finally done!) and purchased a few new accents for the porch. We still have to finish painting the bottom of the house including the front door, but we’re moving along and I’ve been on the hunt for some black outdoor farmhouse lights to replace the miserably sad ones we removed. I thought I’d round up some of my favorite black outdoor farmhouse lights I stumbled upon during my search. I’m pretty sure we’ve decided on which ones we’re going with, but as always I plan to make you wait until the exterior reveal. 🙂
1. Vintage Barn Sconce / 2. Vintage French Farmhouse Sconce / 3. Warehouse Shade / 4.Wall Sconce with Barn Style Shade / 5. Carson Shepherd’s Hook Wall Sconce / 6. Carson Straight Arm / 7. Urban Bronze Indoor/Outdoor Light / 8.… Read more
Heya, friends! I’m starting something new this week. A casual Friday post where I share fun/inspiring/interesting things I stumbled upon during the week or recently, and I’m calling it Friday Finds. Here goes!
First, I cannot get over this eclectic farmhouse tour featured on Coco Kelley. The house is stunning and is the perfect marriage of rustic, modern and boho elements. I love this home tour so much because it emulates what I’m trying to accomplish in the Daly Digs, staying true to the farmhouse style but combining rustic with modern and boho vibes. It’s tough you guys!
I want all of these chairs in the wicker chair roundup Design Sponge did this week! I am a sucker for woven chairs, I love the texture they add to a space. I have two of these Malawi chairs and of course the vintage peacock chair from our guest room. 🙂 P.S. If you guys didn’t see the guest room reveal, check it out here. I’m still so smitten with it.
Shiplap Built-In Progress
It’s been a hot minute since I gave an update on our shiplap built-in entertainment center project and that’s mostly because our contractors are taking foooreeevvveerrrr. We hired them for the project five months ago and progress has been super duper slow. But rather than complain about the woodworkers that we’ll never hire again, let’s talk about the positives!
Here’s the first post about the shiplap built-in if you’d like to refresh your memory and see our inspiration for the project. We decided to use this awesome shiplap built-in by Studio McGee as inspiration for our build. I love the shiplap, the floating cabinet and the rustic shelving against the white.
The first step was for the woodworkers to frame out the built-in. Part of our wall was deeper than the other side so we had to frame it out so that the back wall would be flush. Then we had to have an electrician come out and move the electrical outlets out. We also had the electrician pre-wire for a mounted TV by adding HDMI cables and an outlet directly in the center of the built-in so we could conceal all of the wires.… Read more
Guest Room Reveal!
You guys, I’m so flippin’ excited to share the BIG REVEAL of our modern boho guest bedroom that we’ve been working on over the last several weeks as part of the One Room Challenge. We had some stagnant weeks in the middle due to some other projects that required our attention (and there may have been a weekend away by the pool that didn’t help). I was not quite sure we’d make it but that’s all history now because WE DID IT! It wasn’t without blood, sweat and tears but we. did. it.
Let’s jump in, shall we? But first, in case you’re just joining us and haven’t been following along with our makeover, here’s a flashback of what the room looked like before. And here it is now!!
Overall, I wanted the room to feel peaceful and relaxing yet, I wanted to make a bold statement without going too over the top, and the wallpaper is perfect for what I was going for. I kept the baseline color palette neutral and added pops of color in the accessories, like the throw blanket, the rug and the pillows. … Read more
One Week Until the REVEAL!
I can’t believe it’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge! If you remember from last week’s post, the wallpaper is up, but we still had plenty to do, most of which I’m happy to say we accomplished! WHEW! We installed the baseboards, caulked and painted the baseboards, finished painting the walls that are not getting wallpapered, changed out the electrical receptacles and installed new door hardware. Here’s a shot of the mess, I mean the room, mid-baseboard install. And after with the new outlets, which have USB ports which I think is a great feature! And finally, the baseboard work was complete and it was time to start cleaning the floors and start the FUN STUFF! Like installing lighting! Originally I planned to go with modern fixtures in brass but I decided since we were doing black door hardware (keeping consistent with the rest of the house) that I would stick to a simpler palette in here since we all know the wallpaper is stealing the show. I don’t want it to feel too overwhelming and busy with many different finishes, especially since some of my accessories are colorful.… Read more
Week 4 One Room Challenge Update!
I can’t believe it’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge! Time is flying and we have just one more update before the reveal in 2 WEEKS! This week, it’s all about the cactus wallpaper!
Our ORC progress report grade for this week is a C-. Our minor stall in progress from last week continued into this week since we were distracted with painting the 2nd story exterior of our house! Oye vey. That project was a bit more time consuming and labor intensive than we anticipated so our to-do list for the guest bedroom did not get done (more on the exterior later). The plan was to have the baseboards and painting done and all the electrical receptacles replaced, to make way for the wallpaper installation. We did not get the baseboards in yet but we opted to go ahead and have our cactus wallpaper installed, so the WALLPAPER IS UP folks! Normally you would install baseboards and any trim before wallpaper so that the wallpaper hanger can cut directly along the top edge of the baseboard.… Read more
One Room Challenge: Modern Boho Guest Bedroom
It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t believe it! We’re in the middle of our modern boho guest bedroom makeover but let me start by saying we did not get all of the to-do list done since our last update. Wah wah. We had to push the wallpaper install a week because we didn’t install the baseboards yet. Sometimes life just happens, #amiright?
Painting is almost Done!
We’re pretty much done with all of the trim and door painting so here’s a few updated progress pics.
This is the small hallway coming into the room, the bathroom is on the left and the walk-in closet is on the right. So much better, right? Above you can see the progress on the window trim and that door is to another small closet in the room. Ahhhhh brightness!
Here is the huge wall of windows with all of the trim painted. We’re using Sherwin Williams Alabaster, which is the shade of white we’re carrying throughout the rest of the house. If you remember from my last post, we’re not wallpapering this wall of windows because of how many more rolls we’d need, and the amount that would be wasted after cutting it for the windows. … Read more
One Room Challenge: Modern Boho Bedroom
Last week I shared my plans to participate in the One Room Challenge, a biannual event hosted by Calling it Home in which a bunch of designers and bloggers redo one room in six weeks, blogging updates about it weekly. I decided to participate because I thought a deadline would force me to finish the upstairs guest room…we’ll see how that goes. Check out last week’s post to see the all before pics of the room and the plan to make this room into a modern boho bedroom oasis.
As of last week I couldn’t decide which color of the Aimee Wilder cactus wallpaper to use. We’re going with “desert” color in the middle, which is white and a tannish hue they call oatmeal. While I love this wallpaper in the green and pink, I decided to go more neutral since it’s such a busy print and we are doing all of the walls. Well, most of the walls. We’re not doing the hallway or the wall with all of the windows because I would have needed an additional 3 rolls just for the window wall and so much of the paper would have been left unused.… Read more
I have wallpaper on my mind folks! As you may know, we’re in the middle of our guest room makeover for the One Room Challenge, and I’m so excited to finally introduce wallpaper into the #dalydigs! I love wallpaper so I thought I’d put together a wallpaper roundup of some of my favorite wallpaper prints and sources for you!
I love Aimee Wilder wallpaper! We are using the cactus spirit print in our guest room and I can’t wait to see it up! I also really, really love the pineapple print for a pantry. There are a ton more color options for these prints on her website, check them out.
Amber is a designer out in LA doing fantastic, inspiring things with her clean Cali boho style. I love everything she does, including this fantastic wallpaper she designed, inspired by global textiles. Mudcloth wallpaper!?! Shut up. I am so in love with Mali print I am convinced I’ll use it when we redo our powder room.… Read more
One Room Challenge: Week 1 (The Before)
Heya friends! I’m so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge, an event hosted by Linda over at Calling it Home twice a year in spring and fall in which 20 design bloggers redo a room and blog about the process weekly for six weeks, revealing the finished product in the final week. Anyone with a blog can be a guest participant and redo a room while blogging weekly updates, so that’s what I’ll be doing. 🙂
For my One Room Challenge, I’ll be redoing the…..drummroll please….guest bedroom! It’s been a couple months since our dining room reveal so I’m pumped to get the ball rolling on the guest room! Alright, let’s show ya the room.
Guest Room: Way Before
This is what the room looked like when we closed on the house. You may remember from my intro post about the #dalydigs that we spent closing day ripping out all the nasty carpet. Yup, that’s what happens when you buy a fixer upper…rather than celebrating with champagne the day we finally closed, we were knee deep in disgusting carpet.… Read more
Heya folks! I’m back today with another edition of Things I’m Diggin’! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these and I’ve been seeing some pretty great stuff lately – especially as I think about styling out our built-ins (which are still in progress…don’t ask). Also, we’re officially kicking off our guest room makeover next week so stay tuned, it’s gonna be awesome!
- You guys, I am alllll about some Kantha lately. Kantha is a type of South Asian embroidery made from stitched together saris and miscellaneous pieces of cloth to make a large piece. Each side is different too, so you really get some bang for your buck with these. The one pictured above from Etsy, but even Amazon has some listed. Kantha pillows are often seen too. I’m thinking of incorporating some of this fun, bright textile into my guest room. 🙂
- Am I the only one that has a love affair with Target? I am all heart eyes over their recent global collections. If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I already have one of those orange earthenware wood base planters.
Citrus-Inspired Spring Brunch Entertaining
Happy Spring you guys! Today I’m sharing a citrus-inspired spring gathering with you. Nothing says spring better than vibrant hues of orange, yellow and pink coupled with citrus!For our springtime tablescape we used sliced and whole citrus (oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit) paired with stunning spring blooms in vintage milk glass with an airy runner. Isn’t that pink peony a STUNNER!?! If you’re taking your gathering outdoors, don’t be afraid to bring some furniture outside. For our citrus-inspired spring brunch, we used a vintage yellow hutch to house drinks and a long console table for the brunch buffet with coffee, pastries and mini doughnuts.
We hung the adorbs mini doughnuts off of a vintage bottle drying rack and used tangerines as place card holders by tapping a toothpick to the place card and sticking it gently in the fruit. Need an idea for favors or a hostess gift for your spring-themed affair? How about mini marmalade and biscuits? (Complete DIY instructions and recipes coming ‘atcha soon!)Vintage coffee sacks coordinated with the coffee and pastry bar perfectly and crates of oranges completed the look. … Read more
Holy crap you guys! IKEA has a new, limited edition line of some awesomesauce boho shiznit! You may know this already since I’m a little late to the party reporting this very important news, but I wanted to see for myself first. And I’m telling you, it’s sooo good!
IKEA’s Boho JASSA LineWould you look at that rattan loveseat! And the prints! They’re wild, colorful and awesome.
I love the rattan pieces so much am seriously considering them for my patio, which isn’t even on next on the list of rooms to tackle in the #dalydigs…ooopsie. But seriously, this lounge stopped me in my tracks and I am all heart eyes about it.
I love the entire line, but I narrowed it down to my faves, and here they are. Well done, IKEA. Way to step out of your streamline scandi design ways. Guys, go now and check out the rest of IKEA’s boho line! It’s genius and fantastic.… Read more
Pretty + St. Patrick’s Day? YES, FOLKS! St. Patrick’s Day entertaining doesn’t have to be filled with cheesy decorations, it can be pretty too! Even to those who don’t like shamrock green. You be the judge. Check out this pretty St. Patrick’s Day inspiration I whipped up.
Pretty St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration
Can we talk about this watercolor shamrock stationery? So soft and pretty and it set the perfect tone for our concept! I love the idea of incorporating stationery for any gathering you are hosting. It makes the event feel more special and if you everyone loves receiving something in the mail. When ordering stationery, think beyond the invitation and integrate it into the evening as well. We knew we would have an Irish whiskey bar, so our genius stationery designer designed a custom card for the bar. If you have a variety of drinks or desserts, labeling them with custom cards that coordinate with the invitations is a great way to make the event cohesive. For the tablescape I started with a soft linen runner along the center of the table.… Read more
Built-In Entertainment Center
So check it! The next project in the #dalydigs is a custom built-in entertainment center in the living room. The living room is in the center of the house and has a huge wall that’s seriously begging for a built-in unit. It already has a nook and at almost 14′ across, it’s large enough to accommodate a good sized built-in.
Here is a handy depiction of the wall.
As you can see, one section of the wall is deeper than the other so the woodworkers will frame it out so the back is flush. We’ll be losing a little bit of space but we want the TV centered on the entire wall so that’s what we have to do. Once it’s done no one will know the back wall wasn’t flush. Well, except for you guys. 😉 The wall is almost 14′ across and 9′ tall. #motd (man of the digs, aka hubby) wants an 85″ TV so we’ll pre-measure to accommodate it and add some shelving on either side and cabinets on the bottom. By the way, do you guys know how big an 85″ TV is?… Read more
Last month hubby and I visited LA for a few days. It was my first time experiencing the city so I thought I’d share my LA trip report with ya! We were in town because #motd (hubby aka man of the digs, that’s what we call him around here) had business in Palm Springs so I accompanied him out to Cali a few days early so we could have a little vacay together. The original plan was to go straight to Palm Springs, but when I learned about a styling workshop hosted by my prop stylist idol in LA the same week, I booked myself a spot and we decided to stay in LA and he could head to Palm Springs when my workshop kicked off. Either way was fine for us since we had never been to LA or Palm Springs, but I definitely want to visit Palm Springs some day!
We arrived early morning on a weekday and headed straight to Venice beach after picking up our rental car. It’s so close to the airport and since we were staying in Atwater Village 23 miles away (which feels like 58379 miles in LA), I wanted to knock out Venice while we were nearby.… Read more
Last month I attended a styling workshop hosted styling and blogging pros Annette Joseph and Anne Sage. You can read my recap of the workshop here. Annette is an expert in not only all things styling but is a culinary genius as well, so it was only appropriate that we spent the second day of the workshop cooking (well, mostly watching Annette cook), styling the dishes and then, of course, eating! For lunch, Annette whipped up a batch of quick and easy tomato soup so I’m sharing the recipe today! This dish is super yummy and is perfect alongside a grilled cheese. Wait until you hear how Annette prepared our grilled cheese sandwiches!
Quick and Easy Tomato Soup Recipe
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Dash salt
- 3-28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
- 1 qt (32oz) Vegetable broth
- 1/4 heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup loosely sliced basil, extra for garnish
Saute sliced onion in pot with olive oil, butter and salt. Add crushed tomato and vegetable broth. Let cook, do not boil. … Read more
Styling Workshop Recap
Last month I attended a styling workshop hosted by one of my prop stylist idols Annette Joseph alongside Anne Sage, another stylist and blogger that I love. I was already scheduled to be in LA when I caught wind that Annette was hosting a workshop there the same week, so I took the universes hint and booked myself a spot. Annette is the queen of styling and has been in the business for over 20 years, before people knew what a photo stylist was. I’m a big fan of Annette and I own her book, Picture Perfect Parties, the bible for entertaining. Annette hosts workshops all around the globe, including summer workshops at her Italy home, which is definitely on my bucket list!
Styling Workshop Day 1
The workshop was held at Light Lab, an awesome studio and venue that Anne runs, which was designed by another blogger and designer that I follow, Sarah Sherman Samuel. So, it’s safe to say that this was a pretty darn good weekend for me! Day one began with a light breakfast while we all got to know one another and our objectives for attending the workshop.… Read more
Daly Digs Dining Room REVEAL
Hi, guys! It’s time, it’s time! I’m so excited to share the reveal of our revamped global eclectic dining room! I am SO in love with this room! Let’s get into it!
But first, a quick recap. In case you missed it, check out the post with the before images and the detailed plan for the room. I also wrote a post about my dining room chair saga.
Here’s the before to jog your memory.
And now, here is our finished global eclectic dining room! Drumroll, please……
Our Global Eclectic Dining Room!
Here’s the lowdown on what we did. We started by caulking and painting the trim on all those windows. It was a tedious process and required 3 coats plus a 4th round of touch ups. When trying to choose the right white paint you would have thought I was choosing my wedding dress.… Read more
Heya folks! I’m Becky and I have a Target addiction. It’s a real thing. #motd told me I need adult supervision to go Target. (Insert monkey covering his eyes emoji).
Target is one of those places I can go for a couple things and come out with 560. Anyone else experience this? With talented product designers like Nate Berkus, Oh Joy! and brand ambassador Emily Henderson (one of my design idols), it’s no wonder we are all going gaga for Targé.
I went to Target the other day to source some accents for a fun project I have coming up, and I was so giddy with excitement to see all of the new Spring stuff out (which also means Winter stuff on sale so it’s a win-win).
Here are a few of my favorite things from Targets Spring 2017 line. And you guys, they are soooo good! This year global accents are trending and I am alllllll about it! The #dalydigs is filled with global accents, whether it be art from places we’ve traveled, Hmong textiles, or Moroccan blankets (remember my master bedroom reveal?) It’s safe to say I am a sucker for global-inspired decor and Target nailed it with its Spring 2017 collection.… Read more
MASTER BEDROOM REVEAL!!
Alright, everybody! It’s reveal time! I’m so pumped! It feels like forever since we photographed the room and it’s my FIRST REVEAL on the blog soooo YAY! Huge thank you to Kera Photography for coming over to the Digs to capture the space! Welcome to our modern boho master bedroom!
Let’s jump in!! In case you need a recap, check out the first post about the room where I showed the before and discuss our goals and plan for the room, along with inspiration images with the vibe I was going for. To refresh your memory, here’s a peek of the room after we removed the nasty carpet and had the new wood floors installed. Yes, we did the floors before we painted. :/ Things were crazy and we were juggling projects in the house, couldn’t decide on a paint color, and that’s just how it worked out. Besides, that’s what drop cloth is for.Allllll right, here’s the after of the room from that perspective! So, as you can see, we painted the walls and the window trim, installed new baseboards, put in new white roman shades and a new white modern fan.… Read more
You guys, I have a love affair with my bar cart. If you have been following along, you may have picked up on that since I use it in just about every project. I can’t help myself, it’s so versatile and so pretty! Mine is vintage Hollywood Regency, but there are awesome new, reproduction bar carts out there. Since I think everyone should have a bar cart, I thought I’d do a bar cart roundup complete with bar cart styling inspiration! Because I’m partial to brass bar carts, my suggestions include strictly gold bar carts, all less than 300 buckaroos!
11 Gold Bar Carts Under $300!
1. Metal Bar Cart / 2. Velma Mirrored Cart / 3. Silverwood Sinclair Cart / 4. Abbyson Hamilton Kitchen Cart / 5. Lakelyn Serving Cart 6. Gold Mirror Felicity Bar Cart / 7. Round Gold Metal Cart / 8. Argentia Bar Cart / 9. Sauder International Cart / 10. Mirrored Cart / 11. Carrie Bar Cart
A quick historical note about bar carts. They are so popular these days (rightfully so) but the modern day bar cart is actually a reinvented Victorian age tea cart!… Read more
Hi, friends! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! We’re back this week with a blackberry sage bubbly cocktail idea just in time for New Year’s Eve!
I recently experimented with making homemade simple syrup in different flavors using spices and fruits. The blackberry sage combo was so delish I thought I’d share it with you guys. Add a splash to your New Year’s Eve bubbly to give it some extra pizazz or use it as a mixer in a spirit based cocktail. Either way, it’s a delish addition to your New Year’s imbibing.
Blackberry Sage Bubbly Cocktail
Recipe: Blackberry Sage Simple Syrup
1 cup honey (if you’re not into honey, sugar will work just as well)
1 cup water
1 6oz package fresh blackberries
3-4 sprigs of fresh sage
Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil.
Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Berries should start to release. I mashed mine up a little with a wood spoon.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Steep for at least 30 minutes. 1-2 hours is better.
Pour through a fine mesh sieve into small jars.… Read more
I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner! I’m not ready to give up Christmas music, apple cider and holiday decor just yet…and I’m certainly not ready to stop trying to inspire you guys for your holiday entertaining either! Today I’m sharing a cute al fresco concept for a holiday party, girls winter gathering or even a New Years party. How about a pink wonderland tablescape with a low boho table, poufs and pillows, sequins and pink hot cocoa??? If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the sneak peaks of today’s project on my story a few weeks back. I was inspired by a beautiful image from an Anthropologie catalog earlier this year featuring a low boho table under an oak tree with moss and lanterns hanging from it. I have the perfect oak tree so I decided to use that setting as inspiration for an al fresco, PINK boho Christmas tablescape and of course a bar cart! Huge thanks to Emily Katharine Photography for capturing the day perfectly, per usu.
A Pink Boho Christmas Occasion
OK you guys! Get ready for some glam holiday party inspiration!
Remember how I told you guys I used to own a vintage rental and styling company? Well, before closing the doors to my business, I did one last wedding styled shoot hoorah with my dear friend Emily. You guys know Emily, she snapped the pics in my post about how to host an easy Fall brunch. A “styled shoot” in the wedding industry is when a lot of wedding vendors come together and basically put on a fake wedding. Each vendor typically donates their time and services in order to network, exercise some creative freedom, push boundaries and/or experiment with new techniques, and everyone involved gets the images to use for marketing. We enlist everything you would need for a wedding, down to the “bride” and “groom.” I conceptualized and styled the shoot, and I couldn’t have asked for a better team for my last wedding shoot with my industry friends! Annnndddd I’m so happy that my favorite wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes, featured our work!
Glam Holiday Party Inspiration
Now, on to the shoot.… Read more
Happy December y’all! I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! Today I’m sharing my cute little boho Christmas tree that I’m pretty in love with. If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have seen a little sneak peak on my story last week. This year, we got the largest Christmas tree I’ve ever had and I’m so excited about it! The #dalydigs has some high ceilings so I wanted to take advantage. Our tree is about 13 feet. Ok, I know it’s not huge, but it’s the tallest one they had and he’s full and fluffy. We had one hell of a time getting him inside, and then we had to cut him down a bit for him to fit in the largest tree holder we could find. It was fun :/ I decided to take my tree down a boho path this year. I love the bohemian style which, if you’ve been reading along, you already know that. I found some pretty great ornaments for our boho Christmas tree so I thought I’d share my sources and inspire you to go boho!… Read more
Pie and Beer…goes together like peanut butter and jelly!
Thanksgiving may be behind us, but the season for entertaining is in full swing. Today I’m sharing a casual party idea and it involves pie and beer! What more do you need? This unique party idea is the perfect solution if you have boatloads of leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas pie, or if you just want to have a laid-back, fun evening with friends.
I recently teamed up with my friend Michelle of Sweets Illustrated who whipped up some of the cutest and most delicious pies. Sweets Illustrated is based here in Tampa and offers local delivery on all products. If you’re not in Tampa, don’t fret! Michelle offers shipping to U.S. customers on her made-from-scratch French macarons and custom cookies. Michelle is known for creating edible art, illustrating her sweets and customizing them in any way you can dream up. Her work is amazing and has the most impeccable attention to detail. Go check her out now!
In order to showcase the pies in a fun and unique setting, I dreamt up the unique idea of pairing the pies with beer.… Read more
Am I the only one who didn’t know what a Tatin is? Well, I do now, and you’re about to as well. It’s one of the most simple and most yummy thing you’ll ever make. And this is coming from a gal who doesn’t really cook. I attempt to, I just don’t really know what I’m doing. Anyway, my bestie is French and on my last visit with her we made this super easy apple Tatin. Well, she made it and I snapped pics and taste tested while sipping wine.
A Tatin is an upside-down pastry in which the fruit, typically apples, are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. According to Wikipedia, (because it’s always accurate #amiright) the tarte Tatin was created accidentally at the Hotel Tatin in a French town south of Paris in the 1880s.
Easy Apple Tatin
- 4 yellow/golden apples, peeled, sliced in half and cored.
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 lemon
- 1 vanilla bean
- Pie crust
Preheat oven to 375. In a pan mix butter, sugar and the juice from half of a lemon over medium heat.… Read more
Organic, Boho Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
Today is the last day of my three part tablescape inspiration series (sniffle sniffle). To recap, part one was a soft pastel pink and gold tablescape, part two was an elegant tablescape with black and deep red. It was such a fun project and I’m so psyched that our tables and my tips for entertaining this Thanksgiving were featured on Style Me Pretty Living as well as a second feature for the cocktails! I’m also so honored to have worked with Le Creuset who provided some of their amazing enameled cookware for the project! I hope I inspired you guys to do something a little different this year! The last and final tablescape I’m sharing is an organic, boho Thanksgiving tablescape and I think this one is my favorite. I mean, I love them all, but this one has some super cute touches. Here goes!
That’s the #dalydigs yard, by the way 😉
For this table, I used a macramé table runner – the one from my giveaway, remember? The color scheme focused on neutral colors like ivory and gray with green, pops of purple and silver accents.… Read more
Moody, Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
Hey there, folks! Happy week before Thanksgiving! We’re back today with part 2 of our “one table, three ways” tablescape project and today we are sharing all the details for a deep red and moody, elegant Thanksgiving tablescape! If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, head over and check that out, because not only is it all about making your Thanksgiving table pastel and gold, I shared the whole backstory on the project. And in case you didn’t know, Style Me Pretty Living, featured our project yesterday, which makes me super, duper excited!
OK, ready for table number two?? It’s a lot more dramatic than yesterday’s table! Here goes…
Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
For this elegant Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to show an eclectic seating option featuring a sofa on one side. Isn’t that vintage tufted sofa amazing!? We used black chairs on the other side. If you want to change up your seating options for Thanksgiving entertaining, reach out to local rental companies. Chair rental fees range from $7.00-$15.00 and some will allow you pickup to save on the delivery fee. … Read more
Soft, Pastel Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
You guys! This is a huge week for Daly Digs! I have been super busy behind the scenes creating some great content for you guys and today I can finally share one of my latest projects, three completely different Thanksgiving tablescape ideas just in time for Thanksgiving next week.
I am so thrilled that Le Creuset came along for the ride and that Style Me Pretty Living, one of my favorite lifestyle blogs evaaaa, featured our project today! Ahhh someone pinch me! You can see Style Me Pretty Living’s full feature here!
I will post each Thanksgiving tablescape idea in detail here on Daly Digs over the next three days so get ready for some pretty! But before we jump in, I wanted to take the time to tell the story of how all this happened because so much went into it and I have so many people to thank – which seems appropriate since this is all about Thanksgiving! I may ramble a bit here, so forgive me. If you’d like to jump straight to the images of the first table I’m sharing, just scroll on down and I promise I won’t be mad 😉
The Backstory.… Read more
Master Bedroom: Before
Heya, folks! I’m here today with the before pics of the master in the #dalydigs and the grand plan to make the room into a natural, bohemian master bedroom. Lets jump right in.
Sorrryyy about the blurriness in the photo above. I didn’t exactly know I was going to start a blog and share these images publicly, otherwise I would have been better about those iPhone snaps haha.
Alrighty, so this is the master in the #dalydigs. A good size room with ample light and pretty bay windows…and ugly trim and nasty carpet. #storyofmylife
The best thing about the master bedroom are the closets! That’s right, his and her closets people. And ya know what? My closet is the size of a small bedroom! I really should measure it for you guys, but it’s seriously huge. #motd has his own little closet too, and it’s about a quarter of the size of mine. Tooooo badddddd, honey!
Alright, so thankfully this room didn’t need too much work. Well, I say that…yet after living here for nearly five months it’s still not done!… Read more
Who loves brunch? Errreeeeyyybody loves brunch. At least they should. It’s an excuse to sleep in and have cocktails with your late breakfast. If you’re not brunching regularly you have got to get with the program, folks! Recently I styled an easy fall brunch and I’m excited to share it with you today!
I love brunch. I love entertaining. However, I’m not the best in the kitchen so I typically try to prepare dishes that are easy, that I can prep the day or night before so I can spend more time focusing on the things that I enjoy more (like place settings haha). This also helps free me up to mingle with the guests when they arrive and not be chained to the kitchen stove.
Easy Fall Brunch Inspiration
We recently hosted some friends over for brunch. It was right after the official day of fall so of course, I would go all out with the traditional fall theme. Even though here in Florida early fall means nothing to the weather man. Despite the hot, muggy weather, I was determined to create a cozy, fall brunch, dammit.… Read more
Halloween is creeping up on us! If you’re entertaining this Halloween, or just want to get festive in celebration of one of the coolest holidays ever, consider mixing up one of these Halloween cocktails.
Foggy French (ish) Martini
For this cocktail, I used the traditional French martini recipe but added a fall twist by replacing the pineapple juice with pomegranate juice.
Foggy French (ish) Martini Recipe:
- 2 oz vodka
- 1.5 oz pomegranate juice
- .5 oz pomegrante juice
- Handful of ice
- Dry ice* (optional)
Pour the Chambord, vodka and pomegranate juice in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with raspberries, blackberries or an almost dead rose. Add dry ice if you choose and aatch the magic happen.
Black Bat Martini
Have you guys heard of activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is known for health benefits and helping rid your body of toxins. Activated charcoal can be added to cocktails and is perfect if you’re looking to create a jet black Halloween cocktail. It can be found at most health food stores. For drink mixing, look for it in powder form. … Read more
Hi, friends! It’s the week before Halloween! I love Halloween and typically like to decorate a lot for this holiday, but this year I’m not on the ball because I’ve been a busy little bee creating some great Thanksgiving and Holiday content for you guys! However, I did get festive with our mantel, the only place in the house I decorated for Halloween this year. Next year will be better, I promise.
You guys know the dollar aisle at Target? You know what I’m talking about. I always get in trouble there. A few weeks ago amongst the Halloween decor, I saw a small wood sign with a raven, on a newspaper-like background. I thought it would be a great compliment to the mantel, but it was way too small so I decided to DIY a larger one.
HALLOWEEN RAVEN DIY
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Picture Frame
- Black felt
- Craft paper (I used newspaper-looking craft paper from Michaels)
- Glue/Glue stick
Start with gluing your newspaper craft paper to the cardboard, cut to fit inside the picture frame.… Read more
I’m GIVING away this macramé runner for FREE!!
Hey, friends! As you may know, before we launched our blog we gave away a couple awesome home decor accents including this awesome pink fringe pillow and a leather Moroccan pouf! Swoooonnn! Welp, the party isn’t over yet. We just posted our next giveaway and it’s this awesome 6′ macramé runner from the Etsy shop Fiber and Threads. I love Elizabeths’ work and I already have one of these runners. I love it so much I thought it would be the perfect giveaway for you guys so I got one just for you! Macrame is so hot right now and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon. I’ve seen the one Anthropologie macrame runner everywhere, and now you can have one! This runner is the perfect accent for your home, even for those that do not fully embrace the boho style, this runner will add just the right amount of boho softness to your dining or coffee table, credenza, or bar cart (like I recently did in our fall brunch coming atcha’ soon) or you can even hang it on the wall for a textured piece of art!!!!… Read more
EEeeeeee! It’s finally here! I’m so excited to unveil the blog!!! Feel free to browse around! It will make the most sense if you start with the tags above and then begin reading the posts from the bottom first and work your way up. 🙂
I’m so excited to share my little space in the blogosphere, the house and all the projects we’re working on, as well as some of my styling work. I am so thankful for each of you reading right now and I appreciate the support. I’d love feedback on the site and the posts so feel free to comment and share if you like what you see! YAY!… Read more
As we inch toward finishing not one, but TWO rooms in our house, I’m on the hunt for unique home decor and accessories to style out the rooms. I have been scouring the internet, catalogs and storefronts like a mad woman! Well, let’s face it, I am always on the hunt, but its waaaay more fun when you can actually justify your purchases.
Unique Home Decor Accents
Anyway, I decided to start a little series of unique home decor accents I’ve stumbled upon that have caught my eye. Naturally, I decided to call the series “Things I’m Diggin’!” So without further adieu, check out these awesome, unique accessories and get them for your own digs!!
- This Milk Bottle Match Striker is everything! I love it and I want like 5 of them. If you’re like us and have candles all over your house, you need this. It is super convenient and adorable. Forget hunting for a lighter every time you want to light a candle. Instead, keep one of these babies right near your candles. Adorbs and effective. #winning
- Isn’t this braided pillow AH-mazing??
Oh my gosh you guys. The dining room is keeping me awake at night. In my last post about the dining room I revealed before images and the plan for the space. We’re in the middle of the project now. We’ve sealed the windows, painted about 10 miles of wood trim, painted the walls, installed a “new” light fixture and it’s just about time to furnish and style!! YAY! I’m determined to mix old and new in the room, and I think I’m seeing black, modern dining room chairs on the horizon!
Normally I have a pretty clear vision for what I want a room to look like. You know how sometimes you stumble upon furniture and accents that you just know are perfect for your space? Well, the decor Gods are not speaking to me when it comes to the dining room. I’ve been pinning like a crazy person and I’m still torn on a couple details, in particular, dining chairs are annoying the hell out of me. This poor room is having an identity crisis. I’ve “decided” on about 20 different chairs and changed my mind every time. … Read more
I have always wanted a formal dining room, an eclectic dining room that could feature our art, where I could merge the old with the new. Our last house was an open concept with the dining room open to the living. While I think the dining room got more use because of that, it was not large enough to accommodate a lot of guests…at least not without adding an additional table and spilling into the living room – which we did, many times. When searching for the new home, I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated formal dining room, large enough to house a huge table and fit the whole family around. Especially for the holidays when I really kick up the styling and entertaining and attempt to cook a meal.
So, you can imagine my giddiness when the #dalydigs had just this kind of dining room.
This is the before of the dining room. The two photos on the right are when we first saw it prior to some improvements the bank made. Interesting huh? It had some issues – namely a friggin plywood window.… Read more
Here she is y’all! The #dalydigs. We have a lot to do, but trust me when I say she didn’t always look this good. Keep reading.
But first, the backstory.
The path to the forever house was not an easy one. We had been living in a typical stucco home that we built in an HOA for several years. Florida is plagued with stucco homes that all look the same, built in an HOA community about 2” apart. We could high-five our neighbors through the kitchen window and our yard was the size of a postage stamp. It was a nice home, but we knew we didn’t want to be there forever. The #motd (man of the digs aka hubby) wanted a home with some land, more privacy, and space for the doggies. I was hoping for a home with unique architecture not too far in the country. We put our HOA house up for sale, and probably had 100 showings over the course of a year. We took it off the market for a couple months just to take a break and we hired a new realtor.… Read more
We are obsessive dog parents. Since our fur babies will undoubtedly make an appearance on the blog from time to time, I thought they should introduce themselves. Here are the Daly Doggies!!
Hi guys, I’m Twix and I’m a sheltie. Don’t I look dapper in that pic? I was in mommy and daddy’s wedding and I took my role very serious. Mommy tells our friends that she picked me from the litter because I was the quiet, chill puppy in the back of the cage, and when my brothers and sisters were all in her face, she decided on me. I’m 7 years old and recently the vet said I needed a “senior panel” since I’m getting older. This made mommy and daddy sad since they don’t like to admit I’m a senior now. I don’t feel middle-aged though and I still run around chasing things like I did when I was a pup. I do not like loud things like thunder and fireworks. I get super nervous, I shake and I jump up on mom or dad’s lap. I’m a little shy but I do make friends easy and usually greet newcomers with a smile and a butt wiggle.… Read more