Living Room Update: Our New Sofa!

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Ps. Use code LIVVY20 for 20% off your Interior Define order, valid until October 12, 2023! 
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Our ILVE Majestic II Range

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Introducing the statement piece of our kitchen…our
ILVE Majestic II Range in Antique White with brass knobs + handle. It is truly DREAMY! I’ve been following ILVE on Instagram for ages and have always swooned over every image that crossed my feed. Their ranges are beautiful, functional pieces of art in your kitchen. I think every single person we’ve had over lately has stopped to touch this range and say “Oh my goodness, OLIVIA!” It is a showstopper and really ties in that french provincial feel I wanted to create here. Sharing all the details in this post!

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Where We Ordered Our Countertops

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A Cozy, Charming Dining Room

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Hello and welcome to our dining room! There are many favorite parts of our kitchen, but this spot is high on the list. From the light oak against the checkered marble floors, to the gallery wall filled with art we’ve collected from friends, family and travels around the globe and a view of giant oak trees through an oversized picture frame window…as with everything in this kitchen, every inch was obsessed over and thought out. I think it turned out better than I could have ever imagined!

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Our Kitchen Remodel Products


Quickly following up my kitchen reveal post with a list of products we used to make it all come to life! When planning this remodel, I used countless blog posts as resources and was SO grateful for those ladies who took the time share…and in turn, make my life easier when it came to selecting products (because if you’re renovating, you KNOW is an absolutely agonizing experience haha…SO. MANY. OPTIONS!). Let me know if I missed anything and I am happy to share in the comments.

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Before & After: Our Kitchen Reveal

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Living Room Plans With Interior Define

There’s just something about a new season of life that makes you want to change things up. Now that we have Jude, I see the functionality of our house differently. Can our sofa withstand a couple of kiddos? Is that rug soft enough for crawling? Will our blinds survive Watson freaking out when the postman rings the doorbell? (Spoiler: we’re on our third set of blinds…). I’ve loved our current living room setup, but when I dream up living room furniture that will stick around as our family continues to grow, a sectional sofa and more durable chairs come to mind. Within the last 10 months, we added a 95lb dog and baby to our family…which means big changes in this small house! Having beautiful furniture that’s created with pets and kids in mind is exactly what we need…
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12 Home Decor Pieces I’m Loving Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve done any type of home decor post, but I’m excited to start incorporating more home content on LL! Given that my job is pretty much to find items I love and share them with y’all so you can enjoy them, too, I’m especially excited to share some awesome finds from Urban Outfitters! I feel like more than ever before, UO has upped their home goods game (umm…that stunning cabinet, swoon!) and I find myself constantly going back to check their new arrivals. I want our house to feel unique to us and feel inviting and cozy, and I love that UO has so many pretty pieces that fit our aesthetic.

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How I Care For My Houseplants

“I’m not a regular mom, I’m a plant mom…” 😉 Today’s post is all about how we care for our plant babies! Anyone else get a ton of joy out of a space filled with house plants? There’s just something instantly calm and relaxing about them. Not to mention when you nurture a plant for years (years!), there’s going to be some sort of proud attachment, ha. (There’s the plant mama in me coming out!). When Blake and I moved into our house three years ago, we went a little plant crazy. Though some were lost along the way (RIP), I’ve finally learned how to care for these finicky little fellas. That said, I’m sharing how we care for our plants, the types of plants we have around our home and our favorite place to buy house plants – let’s get to it.

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Baby P Nursery Reveal

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I want to thank y’all for your shared excitement as we begin this new chapter! It’s been so fun to connect here and via social media with fellow mama-to-be’s and current moms throughout my pregnancy. I’ve had such great feedback as we’ve furnished the nursery and I’m thrilled to finally share it!! I’ll be linking as many details as possible at the end of this post, so stay tuned…

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crib – WAYFAIR / rug – WAYFAIR / rocking chair – OVERSTOCK / side table – WORLD MARKET / lamp – WORLD MARKET / bookshelves – IKEA / curtain rod – TARGET / diaper changing pad – KEEKAROO / moses woven bassinet – DESIGN DUA / crib sheet – SPEARMINT BABY / swaddle blankets – SPEARMINT BABY / mobile – ETSY / natural wood frames – TARGET / safari illustrations (set of 4 or individual) – ETSY / accordion hanger – AMAZON