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Guest Bedroom Makeover Introduction and My Design Process

Guest Bedroom Makeover Introduction and My Design Process

I shared on Instagram my plans for a makeover of our guest bedroom. We decorated and furnished the room as part of the One Room Challenge back in 2017. Since then, my style has evolved. At the time I was having a boho moment and we piecemealed what we had to furnish the room. Now it’s time for a little refresh! I want the room to feel less playful and more grown-up. I’m going for a collected farmhouse vibe with some drama in the paint. I’m considering a dark or bold color.  A guest room is a great space to have some fun in. I am also considering a simple wall treatment, perhaps a chair or picture rail and/or crown molding.

My Design Process

It’s very early in the design process and I have only nailed down a couple of pieces for the room so I’m going to talk a little about my design process. This is the gist of how I approach designing a new space for myself or for a client.

Step 1: Ask yourself how you want the space to feel.

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Kitchen Remodel with Green Semihandmade Cabinets: Client Project

Kitchen Remodel with Green Semihandmade Cabinets: Client Project

I’m excited to finally share this project! I started working with my lovely client almost exactly one year after photographing her finished kitchen. She and her hubby purchased a very eclectic sprawling home in downtown St. Pete. They started renovating right away and the kitchen was at the top of their list.  The previous kitchen felt small for the size of the home. Walls were removed to open it up and windows were relocated to allow for additional wall cabinetry. My client mentioned early on that she wanted to go with IKEA cabinets and Semihandamde fronts (same thing we did in our kitchen) and that she was considering green for the cabinetry. A kitchen with custom green Semihandmade cabinets?!? I was all in from the get-go!

For more behind-the-scenes on this project, check out my “client work” highlight folder on Instagram.

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The Before:

The home had very eclectic previous owners. The kitchen was small and boxy and did no justice for the home.… Read more

How to Reglaze A Bathtub and Tile Surround

How to Reglaze A Bathtub and Tile Surround

When we kicked off the nursery bathroom makeover, I mentioned we chose to reglaze the bathtub and tile surround to save time and money, especially since it was all in good shape, just ugly. The tile was discolored due to water stains and the tub was a dark biscuit color. Bleh. You guys were so interested in this project so I’m going to share what I can. We outsourced the work and we were not involved in every step, so keep that in mind. I don’t have any pictures of the application process, unfortunately.

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How to Reglaze a Bathtub and Tile Surround

Check out our tub and tile before and after the reglazing application:

As you can see that there are a few spots in the grout that are not perfect. However, what a huge difference.

How to Reglaze a Bathtub & Tile: The Product

To reglaze the tub and tile, our handyman used this spray-on epoxy kit for the tile and this brush-on epoxy kit for the tub.… Read more

Cute Kids Bath Mats Round-up

Cute Kids Bath Mats Round-up

We’ve made a lot of progress in our budget-friendly nursery bathroom makeover and I’ve been fine-tuning the decor and shopping for accessories. Since we’re reglazing the tub and tile white, I want to bring in some color with the bath mat and shower curtain. I’ve been looking at so many kids bath mats, I decided to round up my favorites.

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A Round-up of 16 Cute Kids Bath Mats

1. Splish Splash / 2. Rise & Shine / 3. Tufted Rug / 4. Peachy Clean / 5. Crocheted Sun Mat / 6. Sunshine / 7. Polka Dot / 8. Multi-Striped / 9. Healdsburg Rug / 10. Rainbow Fringe / 11. Just Peachy / 12. Rainbow Tassel / 13. Squeeze the Day / 14. Peachy Clean / 15. Rainbow / 16. Fringe

When designing kids bathrooms, I think its a good idea to keep the tile, fixtures and vanity classic, and incorporate fun moments and color with the accessories.… 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

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

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