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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

A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Client Project

A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Client Project

I have been working with my lovely clients for the past several months to furnish and decorate several rooms in their traditional meets modern family home including the open concept dining and living room, rec room and more recently a nursery for their sweet baby girl. Although the bones of the home are traditional in style, their personal style leans a bit more modern, fun and laid-back, much like their personalities. They have a pet dog and a new baby so we focused on comfort and function while maintaining an updated, fresh look. We merged affordable, casual pieces and accessories with a few investment pieces to create a look and feel that is approachable yet refined.

I’ll share more on the rec room and nursery later this week but today is all about the open concept dining and living space.

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A Traditional Meets Modern Family Home: Dining Room

I was thrilled to learn that my client loves earthy tones including green and terra-cotta hues.… 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.

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

A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: Client Project

A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: Client Project

You may have seen on Instagram that I helped my dear photographer friend Rana with Roohi Photography to refresh her master bedroom. She was craving a fresh modern look, with new paint and furniture including an upgrade to a king size bed. She had a few requests at the beginning of the design process: a storage solution for her jewelry, a platform bed, a floor fan, and a place to display family photos, something Rana champions. Check out what we did for her modern master bedroom refresh.

Here is how the room looked before we started.

A Modern Master Bedroom Refresh: The Reveal

First, we updated the wall color with fresh white paint. Immediately the room felt brighter and larger.

We added a black metal platform bed frame and wood nightstands to warm up the space.

The floorplan stayed the same but all the furniture and decor was updated.

A wall-mounted armoire meets Rana’s jewelry storage needs and doubles as a mirror.

I love the brass wall sconces and the nightstands so much!

We added vintage textile pillows and a large woven wall hanging for texture.… Read more

Design Envy: An Eclectic Farmhouse

Design Envy: An Eclectic Farmhouse

I’m kicking off a new series today where I share interior designers or projects that inspire the socks off of me. I thought you guys might like to see where I find inspiration and what has helped me define and pinpoint my style over time. There are a handful of designers and/or specific homes that I consider my all-time favorites and make my heart sing. These features won’t be just projects that I like, but ones that I truly am moved by.

The first blog post in this series is an amazing eclectic farmhouse by Jennifer Bunsa. This home mixes rustic, vintage, modern and global elements flawlessly. The beams, the tile, the textures and the show-stopper surprise moments like that ginormous vintage macrame wall hanging is so well done.

Photography by Matthew Williams.

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Isn’t that one insane eclectic farmhouse?!? There are many more images via the direct link above if you really wanna scour over every detail. This home is one that has so much of what I love and I find myself reverting back to time and time again for inspiration.… 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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Earthy, Natural Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Earthy, Natural Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Hi friends!  I’m excited to be joining the 3rd annual My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree Edition, hosted by my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living! I’m teaming up with a ton of super talented bloggers to share how our Christmas trees reflect our home’s style. If you’re hopping over from Holly at Club Crafted, hi! Thanks for visiting! My home style is all about farmhouse living with a modern twist. This year, I chose to do an earth, natural farmhouse Christmas tree focusing primarily on natural elements and I kept it neutral with just a bit of color.

Let’s take a look!

I purchased a slim tree because it’s a bit unique and I love the way they look. Full disclosure: I’m waiting impatiently for my local tree tents to get their stock so we can purchase a real tree. At that time I may relocate this cute slim tree to another area in the house.

To bring in a bit of something unexpected, I purchased vase filler of assorted balls and pods and made them into ornaments.… Read more

Lakefront Farmhouse Property: Client Project

Lakefront Farmhouse Property: Client Project

Hey guys! You may remember the blue lakefront farmhouse and barn I’ve been working on? You may have seen a sneak peek on Instagram. Well, I finally wrapped up the project and today I’m sharing everything we did.

The lakefront farmhouse property has a main home and detached barn. It sits on several acres on Lake Magdelene, with beautiful water views. The property will serve as a vacation and event rental. They also plan to do a community garden and they even have chickens! The house and barn were built by the original owners 1970. It sat vacant for several years and looked a little run down, but with tons of potential. My client brought me on board to help chose exterior paint colors and to decorate the main indoor and outdoor living spaces. She wanted to stay true to the farmhouse feel but also wanted to have a little fun and incorporate pops of color and some boho elements.

Lakefront Farmhouse: Exterior

We started with painting the exterior of the main lakefront farmhouse and detached barn. After presenting a few color options to them, they decided on this deep blue hue which I think is perfect for the lakefront farmhouse and barn.… Read more

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