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The Mudroom Wallpaper Contenders

The Mudroom Wallpaper Contenders

If you are following me on Instagram, then you know that we are approaching the finish line progress in the mudroom! The cabinetry and Millwork has been installed and the room has been painted. We ended up staining the tonge-and-groove ceiling and painting the rest. Now that it is painted and the ceiling is stained, I definitely think the drywall above the shiplap needs some wallpaper. So I’ve been mulling over many, many samples.


I think some pattern will be great to break up the dark paint and the ceiling stain. I want a wallpaper that ties in the green but complements the brick and ceiling, too. I am loving organic, nature-inspired patterns for this space. Something with fruit or a floral is speaking to me. I have sampled so many good ones! Here are some of the top mudroom wallpaper contenders!

wallpaper roundup

  1. Jasper Indian Flower Brown
  2. Sandberg Maskrosen Spring Green
  3. Pomona Green/Orange
  4. Morris & Co Fruit Beige/Gold/Coral
  5. Pirum Pear Wallpaper Yellow
  6. Afton Block Print Mauve
  7. Scalamandre Ginkgo Green
  8. Scalamandre Raphael Green
  9. Pine Green
  10. Sigfrid Classic Blue
  11. Vinnie Sage Green
  12. Kersti Spring Green
  13. Aya Floral Green 
  14. Schumacher Saranda Flower 
  15. Cole & Son Orange Blossom Burnt Orange/Mint
  16. Ginseng Henny 


Do you have a favorite?… Read more

A Roundup of 12″ Brass Cabinet Pulls

A Roundup of 12″ Brass Cabinet Pulls

It’s time for the finishing touches in the mudroom, including cabinet hardware. I like to think of hardware as the jewelry of the room. It’s the finishing touch that adds that extra special touch. There are few rules when it comes to hardware and mixing of styles and finishes typically achieves the best look. Because I’m leaning into some British design vibes in the mudroom, I knew early on that I wanted to incorporate wood knobs, but that I wanted to mix them with some 12″ brass cabinet pulls. We have some small drawers under the cubbies that were perfect for the knobs but the cubby doors and the armoire doors and drawers are quite large and perfect for a long pull. After sampling an 8″ and a 12″, the 12″ was definitely more appropriate. I scoured the internet for my favorite 12″ brass pulls and narrowed it down to these two:

I like them both but preferred the one on the left. I felt that the polished brass looked better against the dark green cabinetry and the streamlined style and backplate juxtaposed the chunky millwork and trim in the space.… Read more

Cute Ceiling Fans

Cute Ceiling Fans

I pulled some ceiling fan options for a project I’m working on and when I shared a few on Instagram the response was overwhelming.  I had no idea you guys would be so interested in ceiling fans! I decided to make a permanent blog post dedicated to some cute ceiling fans that won’t compromise style.

Cute Ceiling Fans

cute ceiling fans

  1. 52″ Pull-Chain Brass Ceiling Fan
  2. Allison 52″ Fan with Light
  3. 54″ Brass and White Orb Light Fan
  4. Industrial LED Ceiling Fan
  5. 44″ Ceiling Fan with Light
  6. Craftmade 52″ Fan with Light
  7. Silver 52″ Ceiling Fan
  8. Industrial LED Ceiling Fan
  9. Sculptaire 52″ Fan with Light
  10. Industrial LED Ceiling Fan
  11. White and Brass Ceiling Fan
  12. Industrial LED Ceiling Fan

While I prefer to add character and set the tone for a space with a light fixture, I do appreciate the need for a ceiling fan in some cases. Here is proof that cute ceiling fans exist and can keep a space stylish. I love some of the brass and clear or white blade fan options for a kids space or bedroom. The extra detail on #8, #11 and #12 can definitely make a statement in a room.… Read more

Fall 2022 Favorites

Fall 2022 Favorites

Summer is coming to an end and all the new fall home decor collections are dropping. From Target to Crate and Barrel, I’m sharing some of my favorites. Fall is my favorite, my home is decorated for fall all year-round because I gravitate toward warm earthy tones so it’s easy to incorporate a few things and make it feel cozy for the season. I’m so ready for fall and am definitely over this Florida heat. I can’t wait to light a fire and make some cider!

Fall Collection Favorites

  1. Hand-crafted pumpkins
  2. Flour sack kitchen towel
  3. Round woven storage baskets
  4. Terracotta urn
  5. Stripe throw pillow
  6. Stoneware tray 
  7. Bleached thistle flower
  8. Paper roll holder
  9. Metal taper candelabra 
  10. Terracotta pumpkins
  11. Gingham sheet set
  12. Pleated candles (set of 12)
  13. Fringe bath towel collection
  14. Tweed alpaca pillow
  15. Ceramic pumpkins
  16. Seagrass woven planter

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I am loving some of the new cozy textiles and patterns this season. I’ve seen some tweed, which reminds me of our recent trip to Scotland. Muted and neutral-colored pumpkins top my list and terra-cotta tones and textures round out some of my favorites.… Read more

Black Outdoor Wall Lanterns Roundup

Black Outdoor Wall Lanterns Roundup

I have been on the hunt for some new black outdoor wall lanterns to complement our existing outdoor wall sconces. Prior to our addition, we had 3 outdoor lights on the front of our house and two on the side porch area. The side porch has been demolished and the breezeway has been built in its place, as a result, those two side lights have disappeared. Since the garage has 4 wall lights I wanted the front of the house to be symmetrical so I had the electricians relocate one of the side porch lights to the front of the house so that we have 4 on the house and 4 on the garage.


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exterior wall light placement

Here’s the issue. Our existing wall sconces are no longer available.

They’re gorgeous French farmhouse-style sconces from Restoration Hardware. I also think 8 of the same sconce would be too much repetition so I decided to mix styles. We’re keeping the existing sconces, moving them around a little bit, and pairing them with an additional style. I started pinning lighting that I liked and considered what would look best with our existing sconces.… Read more

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Have you ever wondered how to hang a gallery wall? Well, let me help. There is a large wall in the guest bedroom that I was trying to figure out what to do with. After weighing some options and conducting a poll on Instagram, I decided to do a gallery wall. I had some existing vintage brass picture frames and decided to mix them with streamlined black frames. The room has black curtain rods and brass light fixtures so I wanted to carry those two finishes into the gallery wall. Since I was using a variety of sizes and finishes, I wanted my gallery wall to be asymmetrical. But how would I figure out how to hang them?

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Here’s my fool-proof method for how to hang a gallery wall. Whether you use photos or art, this method is super easy and fun too.

Step 1: Make a Template

First, make a template of the frames you plan to use on your gallery wall. You can use poster board, craft paper, or whatever you have on hand.… Read more

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

The cold weather and dry air coupled with constant hand and baby bottle washing has done a number on my hands. I keep lanolin by my bedside but realized I don’t moisturize my hands much during the day and that needed to change. To help with that, I bought a hand soap and lotion sink set to keep in the kitchen. During my search for my first sink duo, I found some great options so I put together this hand soap and lotion sink set roundup.

1. Barr Co Hand Duo / 2. Union St Oat Milk Set / 3. Nest Bamboo Set / 4. Golden Hour Set / 5. Thymes Vanilla Blanc Set / 6. Thymes Lemon Leaf Sink Set / 7. White Gardenia Set / 8. Beekman Vanilla Absolute Set / 9. Wine Country Botanicals Set / 10. Hand Sanitizer & Lotion Set / 11. Magnolia Garden Scent Set / 12. Hearth & Hand Soap & Lotion Dispenser Set

I’ve always kept hand and dish soap by my kitchen sink but I’m excited to add a hand and lotion sink set.… Read more

How to Remove Wallpaper

How to Remove Wallpaper

We kicked off a makeover of our guest bedroom and the first task on the to-do list was to remove the existing wallpaper. How to remove wallpaper is not difficult, it’s just tedious and requires some patience. We tried a couple of different methods and this is what worked best for us.

How to Remove Wallpaper

What you need:

  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Plastic Putty Knife (we didn’t need to use with our removal method)
  • Wall Texture Spray (if required)
  • Old Towels
  • Trash Bin Nearby
  • Lots of time 😉

First, score the wallpaper using the scoring tool. This perforates the wallpaper allowing the steam to penetrate the paper and reach the wallpaper adhesive easily.

We scoured the wallpaper using a circular movement.

The next step is to steam the wallpaper. The wallpaper steamer heats up the adhesive and allows the wallpaper to be peeled off. First, allow the steamer to heat up, which can take 15-20 minutes. Using the largest steam plate, hold the plate on the wallpaper for a minute or so and move to the next section.

We found that it was easier and quicker to remove the patterned part of the paper first, and then steam off the backing.… Read more

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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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