Coffee Talk With Nespresso

nespresso-7 “Dear caffeine, please give me the strength to get through the day!” ūüėČ Anyone else feel like this is the go-to, half-asleep conversation with their espresso machine in the morning? As soon as I see those blinking lights and the capsule producing that smooth, perfect espresso shot, I know it’s aaaaall going to be okay! Alright, perhaps¬†I’m over-sharing when it comes to my love for coffee. But then again, coffee is not just a beverage to me, it’s a lifestyle that provides energy (gotta tackle those photo edits!), peace (it’s my favorite way to spend “me time”) and often a way to enjoy a catch-up sesh with friends or family at home. Without a doubt, sipping coffee is my favorite daily ritual.
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Before & After: Our Laundry Room Reveal!

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A big thank you to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Eek, I am SO excited to finally share our laundry room reveal with you guys!! In September we had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with¬†The Home Depot¬†for a laundry room makeover and ohhh my heart, it could not have turned out more beautiful!! I’ve been sharing some sneak peeks on my Instagram and Insta Stories over the last couple of months, and today I’m giving y’all the full scoop, including before +¬†after photos and all the DIY details. That said, let’s get to it! ūüėČ

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WASHER & DRYER / BLACK HEXAGON TILE / WHITE SUBWAY TILE / BUTCHER BLOCK / FLOATING SHELVES / WICKER BASKETS / WIRE BASKET / RUG / WICKER LAUNDRY HAMPER (similar, ours sold out) / HONEYCOMB LIGHT FIXTURE

 


A Cozy Weekend At Home

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A very rainy weekend in Austin meant lots of lounge time…nothing like a few cloudy, rainy days to bring out the cozy vibes in our house. We put The Beatles on the record player, brewed a fresh pot of coffee and did our best to soak up staying in as opposed to braving the crazy weather outside.

Blake and I had a¬†trip planned for the weekend and even went to the airport for a few hours on Friday evening to catch our flight, but Hurricane Harvey had other plans in store. I’ve been following the news non-stop (I’ve got lots of family & friends in Houston) and it’s been such a devastating few days. Every time I check the news or social media, more tragic images pop up. Sending my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the storm, near and far!

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HEADBOARD / COMFORTER / PILLOW SHAMS / ROUND PILLOW / LIGHT GREY FLUFF PILLOW / DARK GREY FLUFF PILLOW / BLUSH FLEECE PILLOWS / MUG / RUG / LAMPS


Bedroom Dresser Top Decor


Another home decor post headed your way! (…I’m having so much fun with these!!). Blake and I purchased a dresser + nightstand set about three months ago and this week I FINALLY finished our dresser top decor! Yep…it had essentially been collecting dust until¬†this week…however, it was worth the wait because I found the prettiest jewelry holders, yummiest candles and two pieces of art that I am completely in love with! Spilling all the details here…
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DRESSER / CHARCOAL DRAWING / c.o. MAP /c.o. GOLD JEWELRY CASE /c.o. ROSE GOLD GLASS TRAY /c.o. RING HAND /c.o. AMBER CANDLE /c.o. PINK CANDLE / RUG / TREE BARK TRAY /c.o. COFFEE TABLE BOOK /c.o. ROSE GOLD GEOMETRIC TRAY

 


Our Cozy Bohemian Entryway

Last week I asked my Instagram followers what posts they wanted more of, and overwhelmingly it was more home decor/interiors! Thus, I worked my little booty off over the weekend to complete the entryway of our new house…and I could not be more in LOVE with how it turned out! We are slowly but surely turning this house into our dream home – and I already feel a sense of peace wash over me every time I step foot inside…which is exactly what I’d hoped we could create: our own little sanctuary space. With the help of Etsy, a few of my favorite stores and Blake’s handy work (…he made the coat rack!), we finally filled out the vacant space next to the front door. Sharing more photos and all the details below, hope you love it!

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A big thank you to Etsy for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


9 Ways To Display Houseplants

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-urban-outfitters-record-player-nook-room-setup-holder-interior-boho-style-levis-wedgie-shorts-5Are you a fan of houseplants? Not going to lie, my thumb was nowhere near green until we moved into our house…then suddenly, my passion for houseplants blossomed (har har) and I became a little obsessed (…and went kind of house-plant-crazy) and added fresh greens to every room in one weekend! The good news? You don’t have to break the bank to freshen up your living space when it comes to buying plants. Succulents are inexpensive, last forever (knock on wood) and there are SO MANY awesome and stylish ways to display them!

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12 Colorful Throw Pillows

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-interiors-home-decor-tribal-print-throw-pillows-colorful-urban-outfitters-3As I dive deeper into decorating the new house, adding bursts¬†of color and texture to a room is made a lot easier with the help of a few adorable throw pillows! I gravitate towards white, airy spaces with hints of color here and there, so investing in key neutral pieces when it comes to furniture (our sofa is light grey, the rug is cream with a grey design as seen above) and then filling in the space with cozy color pops is my plan of action. As y’all saw in my record player nook reveal post from last week, I’m digging a mix of solid and printed pillows. Today I’m excited to share a few more fun throw pillows that will add some personality to your space (…and of course, bring out the happy vibes – which y’all know I’m aaaall about!).

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Record Player Nook

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TOP c.o. / SHORTS (fit TTS) / BLACK HAT / TAN HAT / BRACELET

CROSLEY RECORD PLAYER c.o. / CROSLEY SPEAKER c.o. / RECORD STAND / HALF MOON PLANTER c.o. / SMALL GEOMETRIC PLANTERS c.o. / MACRAME WALL HANGING similar c.o. / MUSTARD THROW PILLOW c.o. / TRIBAL PRINT THROW PILLOW c.o. / RUG


Weekly Chat: Quick Glimpse At Our New House!

Hello friends! I am pretty darn excited to share a little peek into our new home today! These are all iPhone snaps…and yes, I definitely took these with the intention of sending them to mom and not posting on my blog haha. Buuut after so much wonderful feedback on my Instagram Stories last night (I did a mini-before/after progress report), I figured it would be super fun to document our house little by little. I’ll be posting full room reveals as we get things together (lots of fun ideas!), so stay tuned for those over the next few months (…err, year? No pressure, right?! ūüėČ ).

Disclaimer: we are still living in a state of empty boxes (like…everywhere, ah!), piles of things to put away (…that’s what the weekend is for, right?) and of course, lots of open space that will be filled in time (I know, I know, those bookshelves above are lookin’ scarce!). All that said – we are having SO¬†much fun settling in and it still feels surreal that this precious house is our very own.¬†Blake and I are so grateful to have found this gem and even though not a single room is complete at the moment, we still sit in bed with coffee each morning and look¬†around in awe. Needless to say, we are loving every second in our new space!¬†Sooo….without further adieu, here we go!

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Before & After: My Cozy-Chic Home Office Reveal!

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Here‚Äôs the thing‚ĶBlake and I live in a one bedroom apartment and just re-signed a 14-month lease as we save up for a house! Sooo‚Ķgiven that we aren‚Äôt going anywhere any time soon and the fact that my office is literally in our dining room (gotta work with what you got!), it was simply time for a major update ‚Äď and one that was both practical (we need to use space as efficiently as possible!) and easy on the eyes!

Ps. Special shoutout to Blake for letting me do whatever I wanted to this common area‚Ķa fluffy pink pillow, bold rug and exposed shelves filled with pretty trinkets, shoes and handbags‚Ķ You are THE man of my dreams! ūüėČ He has his own little desk space and jokes that he‚Äôs going to put up Slipknot posters in retaliation‚Ķhaha! Apparently, I won‚Äôt be taking over the entire apartment juuuust yet! ūüėČ

**Photos by Chelsea Laine Francis Photography

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