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Holiday Gift Ideas & What’s on My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas & What’s on My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season! I wasn’t sure about doing gift guides this year but after conducting an Instagram poll, it seems you guys find them useful so here ya go! I did one gift guide of products I really like (I have some of them) and I’m also sharing my Christmas wish list below. I hope you find some great gift ideas!

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1. Pajamas – These lightweight linen PJs are so cute and cozy. They come in a variety of colors and prints like this striped version.

2. Butter Bell – You guys went crazy over my butter bell! I did a whole post on it with lots of butter bell options. A butter bell is a great unique gift for anyone. Here are some other options:

3. Weekender Tote – I have an Away luggage suitcase and would love to add this weekender to my luggage collection.… Read more

Black Friday Deals & Steals!

Black Friday Deals & Steals!

Black Friday is here, friends! What are you shopping for?!? I’ve rounded up sales from some of my favorite places to shop. Check it out and happy hunting!

Black Friday Sales from my Favorite Retailers

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using my link, I may receive a commission for the referral at no additional cost to you. This post is in partnership with Serena & Lily to promote their Thank You Event, during which almost everything is 25% off!

Serena & Lily:

Serena & Lily is hosting their Thank You Event where everything is 25% off until 21/3 using code THANKFUL. I have this gorgeous floor lamp on the way and have been eyeing this throw. They also have great gift items like slippers, pajamas and these candles that come ready to gift in an illustrated box. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some gift items or if you’ve had a piece on your wish list, now is the time to pull the trigger.

My Serena & Lily favorites:

Pottery Barn:

Pottery Barn is offering 25% off for Black Friday using code BLACKFRIDAY.… Read more

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

It’s that time of year! Serena & Lily is hosting their Thank You Event starting today through 12/3. During the Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off!!!

This post is in partnership with Serena & Lily, a brand I know and love. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using my link, I may receive a small commission for the referral at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

Serena & Lily is known for its fresh approach to casual living and coastal style. Serena & Lily is a great source for quality pillows and throws, unique lighting, wallpaper, and long-lasting investment furniture pieces.

I love Serena & Lily’s selection of home accents like throw pillows and blankets. These linen pillows are casual yet refined and so soft. They have some gorgeous throw blankets in the best fabric like linen, cotton, wool, and alpaca. This woven cotton throw in natural is on my wish list.

Serena & Lily also has great options for nursery and kids’ rooms.… Read more

Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

I’m excited to be participating in the My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition hosted by my friend Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. I’m teaming up with a group of talented bloggers to share our Christmas trees, and how they represent our personal home style. If you’re hopping over from Kelly’s blog, hi! Thanks for visiting! I hope you like our mixed metal farmhouse Christmas tree!

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Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

My home style is all about farmhouse living with a modern twist. Our home is decorated in warm, earthy tones. I wanted the tree to fit in and feel right at home in our living room so I incorporated gold, white and green ornaments and mixed silver, gold and brown metals. 

This year we upgraded to a 12′ tree. I purchased and started to decorate a 9′ tree but when my hubby returned home from a trip, he vetoed my 9′ tree and we un-decorated it and exchanged it for a 12′!… Read more

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