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Favorites from IKEA’s Summer Collection

Favorites from IKEA’s Summer Collection

I’ll admit, I have a love-hate relationship with IKEA. One one hand, IKEA is a great source for affordable accessories and great rug and pillow options, but anyone that’s assembled some IKEA furniture knows that it’s not always worth the inexpensive price tag. I have been pretty impressed with IKEA lately though. Last year’s boho line, the currently trending STOCKHOLM chair, and now IKEA’s summer collection, inspired by entertaining and relaxing at home, is on point.

IKEA’s Summer Collection Faves

IKEA summer collection

This award-winning outdoor sofa has me VERY excited! I love its lines and minimalistic metal frame. I’m really considering waiting for IKEA’s summer launch to finish my back patio so that I can have this sofa.

Emphasizing backyard lounging, neighborhood cookouts and warm summer nights under the stars, IKEA’s summer line is all about casual and effortless entertaining at home. The line includes solar-powered lighting options, outdoor pendants, pillow covers in vibrant summer hues, minimal stoneware dishes, several new planter models and of course, some show-stopping outdoor furniture.

Despite my feelings about IKEA, it’s summer catalog is chock full of inspiration and some innovative pieces.… Read more

Mastering the Guest Welcome Tray

Mastering the Guest Welcome Tray

I love the idea of putting together a guest welcome tray in the guest bedroom. Why not bring a little hotel hospitality into the home? It’s a great way to greet your guests with a warm welcome and you can even personalize it for an extra special touch. I styled a guest welcome tray for my guest bedroom reveal, and I’d love to revisit that and share some ideas for what to include on a welcome tray.

guest welcome tray

Guest Welcome Tray Ideas

I definitely think there are some things that should always be included on a guest welcome tray. Flowers and a water carafe for sure. From there you can add items such as spa slippers, extra toothbrushes (bonus points if they’re cute like these bamboo ones), hand lotion, a bar of soap, shampoo & conditioner, a candle, a match striker, a folded robe, a sweet treat of some kind or even a bottle of wine and wine glasses.



You can also add a little welcome note or tag, similar to the examples above. If you opt for a note or tag, including the wifi password is a good idea.… Read more

Lulu and Georgia Rug Sale

Lulu and Georgia Rug Sale

One of my fave online shops, Lulu and Georgia is having a big rug sale and every single rug is 20% off with no exclusions! Not a bad deal! The sale starts today and runs through 1/29. Use the code YESPLEASE.

Here are some of my faves:

 Justina Blakeney Folklore rug / Mina rug Halette rug / Rosabel rug / Anjali rug / Portia rugSwiss dot rug / Mowra rug

lulu and georgia rug sale

Head over to Lulu and Georgia and peruse their wide selection of rugs while they’re on sale! They also have great furniture, pillows, art and lighting. If you plan to shop around, sign up for their mailing list for 10% off your first order.


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Cardboard Furniture?

Cardboard Furniture?

Yup. You read that right. Cardboard furniture. KARTON is thinking outside the box and created a 100% recyclable product that fits easily into the urban lifestyle and complements it: affordable yet stylish, low maintenance but entirely functional. Beds, dressers, tables, they have it all. Get this – it can be assembled in minutes without tools. The company claims its high-grade corrugated paperboard means its products are super strong. You can even paint it.

Who would have thought?

cardboard furniture by KARTON

cardboard furniture

cardboard furnitureYou can get a bed for $199. A nightstand for $59.

KARTON cardboard furniture


All of KARTON’s products are made in Berlin from 100-percent-recyclable cardboard and can last for 10 years or more the company claims, and everything can be disassembled and rebuilt easily.




Move over IKEA, there’s a new affordable, easy-to-assemble furniture maker in town.… Read more

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

Did you guys hear about the new Pantone color of the year for 2018? Ultra violet it is!

color of the year

There is a whole backstory on Pantone’s selection their yearly color. And lots of people have thoughts on what it means – like this interesting, albeit slightly political take from Refinery 29. Ingenuity, unity, feminism – whether or not you are into the analysis of the color “ultra violet” and it’s meaning, one thing is for sure, we’ll be seeing a lot more of this color. Pantone’s color of the year typically manifests in fashion, decor and wedding trends.

I’ll be honest, I’m not too sure about this year’s Pantone color of the year. I’m not really a purple person but I am intrigued to see how people are going to use it. I think subtle accents is the best way to use this vibrant shade. I’ve rounded up a few ways I’ve seen purple used in home decor that I think work and a few home decor accents that feature the 2018 Pantone color of the year.

This slab is super unique and has subtle shades of purple in the veining.… Read more

Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal!

Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal!

OK, guys, it’s here! It’s time for our master bedroom refresh REVEAL!!

But first, a recap. Check out this post where I explained why I wanted to update the room despite just “finishing” it last year, shortly after we moved in. Basically, the room didn’t feel new because, despite being a new house and a new room, most of the furniture and even the paint color was all the same as our previous master bedroom. Since we have a laundry list of projects to do in the house, I wouldn’t be able to invest a ton of money into our master bedroom refresh so I’d have to get creative. I repurposed a lot of what we had, painted, changed the layout, mixed in a few new pieces and accessories and the end result is a completely different look and feel in the room! Here’s the mood board I was working with:

master bedroom refresh

Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal

And for funsies, here’s a little master bedroom refresh reveal before and after.

Master Bedroom Refresh: What We Did

Here are the details on what we did in this master bedroom refresh reveal, and some great ways for you to freshen up a room without breaking the bank.… Read more

2018 Project List

2018 Project List

A new year, a new list of projects for the Daly Digs! While this list may prove to be a little optimistic a girl can dream, right? I wanted to share our 2018 project list to give you insight into what you can expect to see on the blog and what we’re looking forward to doing around the house.

But first, here’s a quick recap of the major projects we completed in 2017.

2017 Projects

-Last year we made a lot of progress on the exterior of the house.  We painted the outside of the house (ourselves!) and got a shiny new metal roof, which was a giant leap forward in the home reno direction.

white farmhouse

-We completed the dining room.

global eclectic dining room with large windows

-We finished our modern boho guest bedroom as part of the One Room Challenge. I had a little fun with this project and did the whole room in a cactus print wallpaper. I was thrilled to have the project featured on Design Sponge. 🙂

-TV Built-in project. The built-ins were a project I’d prefer not to reminisce about but they’re done and it’s all in the past now.… Read more

Modern Farmhouse Holiday Porch Decor

Modern Farmhouse Holiday Porch Decor

Can you believe Christmas is almost here!?! These last few months have really flown by. I was very reluctant to throw out my pumpkins and put away the fall decor (I waited until December 1st) but I finally decked the halls a little bit around here and put out some holiday porch decor. We’re traveling over the holidays this year so we did not buy a big tree or decorate inside, but I do like to keep our porch current with seasonal decor, especially since we’ve done so much to improve the look of the exterior of the house. So, here’s how we decorated our modern farmhouse exterior with some holiday porch decor 🙂

Holiday Porch Decor

I kept it very simple. I picked up a couple of real wreaths from the Christmas tree tent for our main entry and tied bows using black and white plaid ribbon. I also grabbed a couple poinsettias – I’m not typically a poinsettia fan but since our rug has some red and maroon tones I thought it would work. I think it’s imperative that you take the poinsettias out of the cheesy plastic wrap they come in and put them in a different container.… Read more

Semihandmade Launches New Line of Custom Cabinet Doors

Semihandmade Launches New Line of Custom Cabinet Doors

Everyone has heard of IKEA, but have you heard of Semihandmade? Semihandmade is a company that makes custom cabinet doors to fit IKEA cabinets allowing you to have the look of a custom kitchen at a lower price point. Semihandmade’s newest line of custom cabinet doors was designed by blogger, designer and product creator extraordinaire, Sarah Sherman Samuel. She’s also the designer behind some pretty awesome wallpapers!

Inspired by classic beadboard because of its versatility, Sarah created a modern beadboard look. I love the detail the clean lines give the cabinets, while still looking fresh and sleek.

They come in 8 colors! 

And if the new custom cabinet doors were not enough, Sarah designed a line of brushed brass drawer and door pulls to go along with it!

Pretty awesome, huh?

I can. not. wait. to design my new kitchen!! If you or someone you know is about to tackle a kitchen reno, IKEA cabinets with semihandmade door fronts are an option to consider!… Read more

Black Friday + Cyber Week Sales

Black Friday + Cyber Week Sales

Tis’ the season of turkey, pumpkin pie and shopping! Here are some deets on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales going down.

Lulu and Georgia is having a great sale for Black Friday and Cyber Week.

11/23-11/27 get 25% off everything with code GOGOGO.

11/27-12/3 get 20% off everything for Cyber Week with code CYBER.

11-24-11/28 Black Friday sale:

15% off of orders $250 and higher with code BLACKFRIYAY15. 20% off orders $500 and higher with code BLACKFRIYAY20. 25% off orders $1000 and higher with code BLACKFRIYAY25.


World Market is doing site-wide 25% off sale 11/21-11/22 using code HOLIDAY25

Cyber Monday (11/27) Up to 40% off + Free Shipping on $50+. Use code CYBERSALE

Free Shipping on $100+ (11/23-12/24) with code SHIPJOY


Le Creuset has a few different deals going on including free shipping on everything this season.

The Mine

20% off orders over $199 for cyber week using code CYBER20 + free shipping and free returns.


Wayfair has lots of sales going on and One Kings Lane is offering 20% off site-wide.

Sur la Table is offering $50 off all full-size Vitamix blenders until 1/7!… Read more