Tuesday, September 30, 2014

tuesday huesday: forest green

happy tuesday babes!!
i hope this week finds you well so far....as for me, i think i needed an extra saturday this weekend. today the color i wanted to share with you guys is one of my faves...forest green!
it is the perfect fall color + i absolutely love it for the home and fashion sense. everything from your shoes, pants, tops, sweaters, hats...everything looks amazing in this mellow color. it is basically the neutral color for your fall wardrobe

take a look at my picks!

*also, incase you haven't seen THIS post from last week, the world market bedroom, rug, accent table/chair sale is still going on but TODAY is the last day to save an extra 10% off already sale prices with code: FURNITURESTEALS
take advantage of these awesome prices!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

living room: navy and gold

i am loving this collection of blues, golds + neutral that i gathered together this morning. i think this space has a home-y feel with a sophisticated, eclectic vibe.
what do you think? would you love a living room like this?

living room: navy and gold

World Market shag rug

West Elm blue curtain

Deer home decor

Wall art
$42 - chapters.indigo.ca

West elm furniture

NuLOOM ottoman

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HUGE world market sale + exclusive extra discount!

babes, happy wednesday!
you guys--- i am so excited to let you know about this super HUGE, amazing sale that is going on right now at
world market
 all bedroom furniture is up to 50% offi am not kidding when i say if you have been looking to spruce up your bedroom space, NOW is the time.
+ up to 50% off ALL rugs + up to 50% off ALL accent tables/chairs

hello--- does it get better than this?

i also wanted to talk about something i am assuming most of you don't know about, because i didn't either! did you know world market offers customized upholstery items--- headboards, complete beds, benches + ottomans? 
the custom upholstery collection is included in the bedroom sale for 20% off!
 not only is it hard to find items we love for our home because of price, but also because of our personal style, right? i can't count how many times i've been in a store staring at a few items wishing i could take that frame + put it with the other ones color, with the other ones detail...etc. NOW you can. create a space that is you--- because you get to choose what pattern/color/texture/frame and all.

i had the honor to speak with one of the merchants who helped launch their custom department only last spring--- she has worked personally with the vendors to get an assortment of exclusive products that we will all love!
she told me the wood + foam used in the production of all the custom furniture is all made here in the USA and the fabrics come from all around the world. the collection is hand-crafted in chicago, illinois by a third generation family owned business. seriously, how cool is that?

pick your style [headboard or ottoman], size, fabric + that is it! in less than THREE weeks you will receive your custom order

PLUS enter: FURNITURESTEALS at checkout + you will receive an additional 10% off

here are a few of my bedroom picks that i would love in my home---
one // two // three // four // five // six

below are my top rug, accent table + chair picks

don't forget to enter FURNITURESTEALS at checkout for an additional 10% off [valid through 9/30] and happy shopping babes!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

before + after: statement bedroom wall

happy monday to you!

today i want to share with you this super cool before + after of a bedroom wall. i love the impact it makes in the room and the best part is that is removable! [perfect for renters or if you don't want to make it permanent/leave holes in your walls!!!]
or maybe the best part is that this project only costs you about $30 + 3-4 hours of your life.

the before is still pretty nice, but i really love the after....

alicia from design on the sly blog is the brains behind this project. she said her husband and her decided to stay another year in their apartment but really wanted a change in their bedroom. with pre-painted white wood, a miter saw, a little hot glue + command strips you can achieve this look too!!

i also love how you can really use your imagination here--- you can make any design you'd like with the wood..for example you could do an easy grid box across the wall, or get fancy and do a scallop wall-- the possibilities here are pretty much endless.
then when you move or are ready for another change, take down the wood and there will be no damage left to your walls! she promises this to be such an easy project, that even the most inexperienced DIY-er can finish this!

check out the tutorial by alicia HERE


Friday, September 19, 2014

friday diy: cheap b+w poster art

happppppy friday!!!!!!

do you have any fun plans this weekend? one of them should include making this awesome + pretty dang simple b/w poster wall hanging.

joni from lay baby lay blog had this genius idea to take a black + white photo she loves and that has meaning to her-- had it printed BIG [3 ft. x 4 ft.], made a fun frame + walaaa! awesome art for around 30 bucks.

this is perfect for any room in the house--- bedroom, living room, dining room, kids room...heck even the kitchen!

here are the supplies you will need:
B + W photo 
2 eye hooks
1x2 furring strip [about 1" longer than photo on each side]

click here to see joni's full tutorial and make one of these babies this weekend!!
see you back monday, xo

Thursday, September 18, 2014

artwork i am currently craving

happy thursday friends!

i have been wanting to add a few new art prints in my home-- mainly in my bedroom, the dining room + my little guy's room. we have a lot of pictures(of ourselves) in our home, which i love but it's never a bad idea to get some stellar art work too!
i have been looking around + found some pretty awesome finds at furbish studio. plus they are super affordable-- which is pretty important to us all!  *images are clickable


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

go green in your home

hi babes, today i wanted to brush the topic of "going green" in our homes.

some of us out there think it's kind of a waste while others are pretty avid believers + outspoken about this topic.

i believe i am somewhere in the middle. i like to go green where i feel it is really beneficial. honestly, sometimes i just don't think about the "green" way to do things, because i just do them how i always have-- whether it's green or not. but i believe using natural products + using less energy can only be a good thing.

here are a few beneficial + easy ways to think about going green in our homes

what do you think, do you do any of these or do you think it might be an easy switch to do so?


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

tuesday huesday: ivory

hi babes, happy tuesday

for today's color i decided to pick the ever classic, neutral, pair it with any other color or pair it with itself---- ivory.

for the home + fashion, ivory is always a go-to color, no matter the season!

happy shopping ivory lovers! xo

Monday, September 15, 2014

so "light" it up up up

hi babes! happy monday!!

I'm really excited for this week-- lots of stuff to complete and get organized for you guys.
[hint: a large giveaway is soon to come!]

today i found a 20% off ONLINE only deal that ends tonight, so do not delay if you are looking for a beautiful fixture to light up your home.
take a look at my top mid century/modern picks! *images are clickable

click here to see all clearance items

hope you're off to a great start to the week! xo

click here to see all clearance items

hope you're off to a great start to the week! xo

Friday, September 12, 2014

friday diy: bedside table ikea hack

happy friday babes!

within the last few days it has really started to feel like fall...and i am loving it.
i love summer but honestly sometimes i am just over the 90+ heat for like 5 weeks in a row. we walked to the park this morning and i put pants + a long sleeve tee on nixon for the first time in months, it feels nice to have just a little cooler weather and see the leaves already starting to change colors--- so pretty!

today i wanted to share with you this ikea hack that i want to do myself like now.
my husband and i have been on the hunt (ok just me) for a few months looking for the perfect side tables in our bedroom. i would like something that has at least 1 drawer so we can hide things in it but also the main concern is the price.
everything i find that i like is way pricey or if it's a good price it's not what I'm looking for.

caroline from armelle blog hacked these $35 ikea dresssers to make the most perfect bedside tables and i am in love!!! 
ps-- i met caroline for a minute in the bathroom at the bright night event a month or 2 back and she is the sweetest lady-- she looks like she is 20 years old(great genes), i had no idea she has 3 adorable kids + such an amazing blog! 

here is the before--- rast 3 drawer dresser

+ here is the after---

amazing right?! this side table is perfect for any bedroom + any design style. i like the crisp, classic white but you could also stain the outside and paint just the drawers white or even paint the whole thing another color, like dark navy--- that would be beautiful too!

click HERE to see caroline's full paint tutorial

what color would you choose?

happy weekend friends, thanks for stopping by-- see you next week! xo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

affordable poufs + ottomans!

happy thursday!
i don't know about you, but today i am feeling like i need a break. it's been go-go-go all week, so right now I'm gonna go ahead + put my feet up on one of these amazing + totally affordable poufs!

*clickable links below

put your feet up--- poufs!

NuLOOM ottoman


White furniture

Colored furniture