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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!!!

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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

How to Master the Kitchen Counter Oil Tray

How to Master the Kitchen Counter Oil Tray

There is one thing every kitchen needs and that is a kitchen counter oil tray to corral cooking oil, utensils, butter and other frequently used items for easy access. Organizing all of these items on a tray contains the clutter and establishes order. My butter bell and kitchen counter oil tray have generated a lot of interest so I am sharing tips for mastering your own tray.

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how to master the kitchen oil tray

My kitchen counter oil tray includes a utensil crock with utensils, a pepper grinder, a butter bell, a small marble bowl for salt and an oil dispenser we brought home from a glass-blowing village in France, all of which are kept on a cake stand that serves as a catchall tray. Other things you may want to add include a mortar, an herb plant, garlic, vinegar, tasting spoons, flowers or anything that you use often while cooking.

Shop butter bells:

For more on butter bells, check out this post!… Read more

Roundup: Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

Roundup: Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

When it comes to bathroom accessories, the wastebasket may be the least exciting. It’s a necessary evil though. I’m a fan of lidded bathroom wastebaskets, especially in a guest or powder bath. It keeps things looking tidy and clean. The idea of hiding trash under a lid is much more appealing than seeing the trash and the plastic bag liner in an open wastebasket.

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bathroom wastebaskets with lids

In our recent powder room remodel I used a chrome lidded bathroom wastebasket to tie in with the other chrome bathroom accessories, #2 below. I thought I’d round up some other lidded bathroom wastebaskets and encourage you to get a cute lidded wastebasket if you don’t already have one.

Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

  1. Retro White Metal Trash Can / 2. SAVERN Trash Can / 3. BINO Mini Trash Can (also available in marble) / 4. Bronze Trash Can / 5. Mercer Lidded Trash Can / 6. Simplehuman trash can white / 7.
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My Favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale

My Favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale

Guys, stop what you’re doing right now and check out World Market’s furniture sale! They’re having a HUGE sale right now with 40% (!!!!) off all furniture using code FURNDEAL. I suggest you head over and take a peek, because, what a deal! The sale ends November 25th, but I bet some pieces will sell out so don’t wait until the last minute.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale, including one piece that I’m going to order.

World Market furniture sale
1. Console Table / 2. Live Edge Coffee Table / 3. Cognac Leather Accent Chair / 4. Denim Chesterfield Sofa / 5. Slipper Chair / 6. Accent Table / 7. Wood Ladder / 8. Shag Ottoman / 9. Fur Chair / 10. Wood Accent Table / 11. Rustic Chair / 12. Thai Drum Table / 13. Charpoy Bench / 14. Carved Side Table  *This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. 

I love World Market for it’s eclectic and affordable furnishings, particularly their artisan pieces.… Read more

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year…I Die!!

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year…I Die!!

Sherwin Williams announced it’s 2019 Color of the Year and I’m in love with it! It’s called Cavern Clay and it’s a saturated, earthy terracotta tone and is one of my favorites!

“Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined.”

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I love what Sarah over at Room For Tuesday did here. She painted an accent wall in her office and placed a styled console table against it. I love the way the greenery looks against the Cavern Clay wall. The otherwise neutral decor helps balance the complexity of the accent wall and it just works.

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If this color scares you a bit, think about incorporating it as an accent color. I love the idea of painting the back of built-in shelves, the wall above a wainscoting detail, the ceiling of a bedroom or office or a front door or french door.
Painting the back of a kitchen island is another great way to incorporate a bold color such as Cavern Clay.

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Roundup: Brass Cup Pulls For the Kitchen

Roundup: Brass Cup Pulls For the Kitchen

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Kitchen Reno Details: Brass Cup Pulls

Despite being deep in the messy stage of the kitchen reno, I’ve been thinking a lot about cabinet hardware and mulling over about 8 samples. Hardware is literally the last thing that gets installed but a girl can still dream, am I right?! Our farmhouse kitchen will have shaker style cabinets and one thing I know for sure is that I plan to use is brass cup pulls, aka bin pulls. I think cup pulls will add a vintage, old-world feel to our kitchen and the brass will really pop off of our off-white and “clay” colored cabinetry.

Check out these beautiful kitchens that showcase brass cup pulls:

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Hardware is tricky and really something you should see in person and against your cabinets before pulling the trigger. There are so many finish options that often are not represented accurately with an online photo. Feeling the weight and texture of the hardware can help make a decision too.… Read more

The Easy Way to Paint French Doors you Need to Know About

The Easy Way to Paint French Doors you Need to Know About

If you’ve been following along with our patio makeover for the One Room Challenge, then you know that I painted the two sets of french doors and the single side door going that goes out to our patio. All of those doors are gridded doors with 15 glass panels, you know the ones. I was dreading painting the doors…that is, until I discovered an easy way to paint french doors!

I speak from experience when I say that painting french doors is a pain in the butt. You have to either tape off the glass on each window grid, which is super annoying, time-consuming and doesn’t always prevent the paint from bleeding onto the glass, or you just paint the grids getting as little as possible on the glass and scraping it off with a razor blade after it dries. Having painted the interior of all of those french doors, I know that either way is not fun. This time around, I did a little research and discovered a pretty cool product that offers an easy way to paint french doors.… Read more