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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

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.

eclectic farmhouse living room

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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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