Are 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!
As 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!).
Hello and welcome on into one of my favorite corners of our new house – the record player nook! Grab your coffee, put on your favorite tunes (I had Bob Marley on for this one) and enjoy a glimpse at our sweet little bohemian sanctuary.
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
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?! 😉 ).
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!
Hello friends! Oh my goodness, I am SO excited to finally reveal my home office makeover with you!! As we make our way into the New Year, one of my biggest goals was to create what I like to call a “home office sanctuary.” After spending countless hours on Pinterest for inspiration (you can follow me on Pinterest here!), I teamed up with the wonderful team over at West Elm in Austin to make this dreamy space come to life! The vision was airy, feminine and above all, a place that inspired me to write, style and photo edit.
Here’s the thing…Blake and I live in a one bedroom apartment and just re-signed a 14-month lease as we save up for a house! Sooo…given that we aren’t 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 – 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…a fluffy pink pillow, bold rug and exposed shelves filled with pretty trinkets, shoes and handbags… You are THE man of my dreams! 😉 He has his own little desk space and jokes that he’s going to put up Slipknot posters in retaliation…haha! Apparently, I won’t be taking over the entire apartment juuuust yet! 😉
**Photos by Chelsea Laine Francis Photography
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CHAIR (available in chevron print) / DESK (oldie but oh so pretty from Home Goods!) / DESK LAMP / PINK PILLOW / GREY PILLOW / POOF / RUG / FLOATING SHELVES / HANDBAG HOOKS / WHITE BOOKSHELF / WOODEN BOARDS / JEWELRY CASES (OCTOGON CASES) (RECTANGLE SHADOW BOXES) / CURTAINS / SIMILAR LADDER / WHITE LIGHT FIXTURE / ROUND NOVA TABLE LAMP / GOLD GEOMETRIC DECORATIVE / BRASS CACTUS / COPPER CLOTHING RACK / SMALL MIRROR / WOVEN STORAGE BINS
Anyone else have an obsession with Etsy for those unique home decor finds? Hi, that’s me! It’s always my go-to when I’m searching for something a little out of the ordinary to decorate our space or add a unique touch. I love that it’s a wonderful site where artisans from all over the world can sell their products under one roof…not to mention, supporting small shops is always a do in my book! As Blake and I save for a house this year, we’re locked into a 14-month lease at our current apartment, thus, making this little one bedroom abode feel like a home has been a top priority for us over the last few months. It definitely helped that we got married three months ago and wedding gifts jump started our home decor hunt… I realized I finally felt like an adult when I was more excited about new pots and pans arriving on our doorstep than a pair of shoes – ha!
A big thank you to Etsy for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Okay SO! One thing not even Blake knew about me (he learned this over the weekend) is that I have an obsession with rugs (okay wait he knew that..) because (here it comes) I used to work at a rug shop! Well, it wasn’t actually as glamorous as it seems (if a rug shop can sound glamorous to anyone but me?)…it was really that I sold rugs in the back corner of a liquidated store for about a month and a half during my freshman year of college..Ha! Glamorous? Not so much. 😉 However, I did learn a TON and now have a super appreciation for beautifully made rugs (they’re expensive for good reason) and LOVE to style with rugs…they really can instantly change the mood of a room.read more
Alright bohemian pattern lovers out there! This post is for you. 😉 As Blake and I prepare to move into our new place (next month, eek!), I am on a quest to re-do every room. And while of course our budget does not permit me to buy loads of furniture, adding a few throw pillows here and there is one way to change the decor and vibe of a room in a less expensive way! We have a neutral sofa, so adding some color via throw pillows and trinkets here and there can really go a long way. Take a look at some other pillows I pulled below –
Alright bohemian pattern lovers out there! This post is for you. 😉 As Blake and I prepare to move into our new place (next month, eek!), I am on a quest to re-do every room. And while of course our budget does not permit me to buy loads of furniture, adding a few throw pillows […]
It’s the little things, right? A doormat is the first and last thing you see entering and exiting your abode, so why not put a little “umphh” (isn’t that a thing? 😉 ) in your step before taking on the day…or after getting home, kicking off your shoes and collapsing on the sofa! …Or in my world…sprinting to the pantry post-work! I especially love all of the fun word art and the cutesy pineapple pattern above, too adorable!
Let’s just say I spent a little too much time scoping out the doormat scene on the interweb recently…but my “me time” is your gain, because I’ve rounded up the best of the best from retailers like West Elm, Lulu & Georgia (SO CUTE) and Urban Outfitters, to name a few!
Shop my picks by clicking on the links or images below and add an adorable touch to your entryway!
It’s the little things, right? A doormat is the first and last thing you see entering and exiting your abode, so why not put a little “umphh” (isn’t that a thing? 😉 ) in your step before taking on the day…or after getting home, kicking off your shoes and collapsing on the sofa! …Or in […]
How gorgeous and unique are these pretty desk spaces? I am slowly but surely acquiring artwork and trinkets to decorate a soon-to-be desk space of my own…and I felt inspired to pull a few lovely images of office spaces I’m admiring at the moment. From the different chairs, to the color combinations and natural wood vs. white desks, each space has a different vibe and probably one that’s very fitting of the person who designed it. Minimalistic, colorful, fun, high fashion? It’s neat to see those characteristics come to life within their decor style.
How gorgeous and unique are these pretty desk spaces? I am slowly but surely acquiring artwork and trinkets to decorate a soon-to-be desk space of my own…and I felt inspired to pull a few lovely images of office spaces I’m admiring at the moment. From the different chairs, to the color combinations and natural wood vs. white […]