INSTAPOST: Johnathan Adler Store, Dallas

Here are a few photos from a recent trip to the Johnathan Adler store in Dallas, Texas. If you are ever in town and need of some inspiration check out this amazing place!

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One of my favorite products they had in the store was the Johnathan Adler candle collection… Best flavor… TOMATO! Not even kidding!

Tomato Pop Candle for $38. Smells AMAZING! (really if you have to smell it to believe it!)

Tomato Pop Candle for $38. Smells AMAZING! (really if you have to smell it to believe it!)

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HOME-SPIRATION: Before and After, Entryway

I am, of course, an ApartmentTherapy.com addict. I love their Before and After section where they post amazing photos of projects, spaces, and homes before and after the DIY/ Home Improvement work. This is one of my all time FAVORITES! Coming from someone who hopes to own a little townhome, this is a BRILLIANT IDEA!

Small Entryway BEFORE PHOTO. I mean come on this looks familiar to everyone doesn't it?

Small Entryway BEFORE PHOTO. I mean come on this looks familiar to everyone doesn’t it?

DURING! Can you start to guess what this will be?!

DURING! Can you start to guess what this will be?!

DURING! (part two)

DURING! (part two)

AFTER! Isn't this an amazing use of space! A little play room for kids and an office space. Now for me (and my future town home) this would be an office/reading area. Love love love.

AFTER! Isn’t this an amazing use of space! A little play room for kids and an office space. Now for me (and my future town home) this would be an office/reading area. Love love love.

My AFTER! How perfect would this fit in that great space! And all that natural sunlight for reading would be amazing! Before and Afters can be so inspiring!

My AFTER! How perfect would this fit in that great space! And all that natural sunlight for reading would be amazing! Before and Afters can be so inspiring!

INSTAPOST: Double Wide

So I think visiting or living in a new city is all about finding the small places that the locals go to eat or drink… those are always the best. These past few weeks starting my adventure in Dallas, we have been trying to find cool places to eat, drink, and really do anything. A lot of people from our office suggested Double Wide, an eclectic bar in Deep Ellum. An bar made from an actual double wide serving drinks like Yoo-Hoo Yeehaws (a Yoo-Hoos take on a white russian) and glasses rimmed with Pixie Stick candy. Love. Here are a few photos from that trip!

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the famous YOO-HOO YEEHAW!

the famous YOO-HOO YEEHAW!

Visit them at WWW.THEDOUBLEWIDEBAR.COM for more info on upcoming shows, drinks, and more!

Visit them at WWW.THEDOUBLEWIDEBAR.COM for more info on upcoming shows, drinks, and more!

REINCARNATION: Bathroom Storage

As a woman I have a million different things I keep in my bathroom. It has always been a struggle for me to keep my bathroom organized and clutter free! Here are a few of my organized bathroom inspirations and how to recreate them in your own space!

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To recreate them in your own home check out…

For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn's Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn’s Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

SPEND OR SAVE: Outdoor Living

I know that around this time of year we are all sick of winter and dreaming of days laying by the pool and nights filled with outdoor cocktail parties and BBQing on the patio. Especially being from Cincinnati, and living in Dallas for the time being, I know how long Winter can be!

 

Here are a few of my recent outdoor living inspirations, and a couple ways to splurge or save on your own outdoor space.

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OUTDOOR LOUNGING

SPEND: this is the wodden slat double lounger from West Elm for $549. This is an item I would definitely splurge on for my outdoor space!

SPEND: this is the wodden slat double lounger from West Elm for $549. This is an item I would definitely splurge on for my outdoor space!

SAVE: this is the AMMERO from Ikea for only $199

SAVE: this is the AMMERO from Ikea for only $199

SAVE: this is the APPLARO lounger for only $129 from Ikea. Add a cushion and you are good to go!

SAVE: this is the APPLARO lounger for only $129 from Ikea. Add a cushion and you are good to go!

OUTDOOR DINING

SPEND: this cute set for two is the Hoyte Dining Collection from West Elm. Its on sale right now for $319 (HUGE BARGAIN!) originally $799.

SPEND: this cute set for two is the Hoyte Dining Collection from West Elm. Its on sale right now for $319 (HUGE BARGAIN!) originally $799.

SAVE: if you're looking for more seating and less price... here is the BOLLO table and chair set from Ikea for only $125.99. This would be perfect for a petite patio where you want to entertain company!

SAVE: if you’re looking for more seating and less price… here is the BOLLO table and chair set from Ikea for only $125.99. This would be perfect for a petite patio where you want to entertain company!

OUTDOOR ACCESSORIES

SAVE: Here are two outdoor pillows (in Orange Flame Flower) from Essentials at Target. The set comes at &19.98. *Make sure you're pillows are OUTDOOR pillows/fabric before keeping them outside long term!

SAVE: Here are two outdoor pillows (in Orange Flame Flower) from Essentials at Target. The set comes at &19.98. *Make sure you’re pillows are OUTDOOR pillows/fabric before keeping them outside long term!

SAVE: yes this really should be a splurge but its SUCH a good deal I couldn't do it! This is the Izmir Outdoor Rug at West Elm on sale for $149.97! (originally $299)

SAVE: yes this really should be a splurge but its SUCH a good deal I couldn’t do it! This is the Izmir Outdoor Rug at West Elm on sale for $149.97! (originally $299)

SPLURGE: This is a festive tableware set from West Elm called the Potter's Workshop Tableware in Dot. Each piece ranges from $8-12 and is ceramic. A little bit more easily broken but would make such a splash on any outdoor table!

SPLURGE: This is a festive tableware set from West Elm called the Potter’s Workshop Tableware in Dot. Each piece ranges from $8-12 and is ceramic. A little bit more easily broken but would make such a splash on any outdoor table!

SAVE: This is the Scalloped Coral Collection from Target. Sets range from $14.99-34.99 and are ACRYLIC. Perfect for outdoor dining because they are plastic, easily clean, and perfect for around the pool.

SAVE: This is the Scalloped Coral Collection from Target. Sets range from $14.99-34.99 and are ACRYLIC. Perfect for outdoor dining because they are plastic, easily clean, and perfect for around the pool.

In the midst of snow and sleet don’t forget that summer is just around the corner! Keep an eye out for great deals on acrylic tableware and outdoor textiles. Accessories can change any space!

HOME-SPIRATION: Open Shelves

Recently I have really fallen in love with the idea of open shelving. In the kitchen? yes. but really EVERYWHERE! I love the idea of everything organized on beautiful shelves. Showing off the items you have no hiding them away in cabinets. Here are a few of my home inspirations for my own space!

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Even in the dining room! as a way to show off the beautiful china you rarely use!

Even in the dining room! as a way to show off the beautiful china you rarely use!

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Even just having one shelf open, if you're not ready to make the full plunge, looks great!

Even just having one shelf open, if you’re not ready to make the full plunge, looks great!

Perfect for small spaces like the bathroom. Or a guest bathroom where items are used quite as often!

Perfect for small spaces like the bathroom. Or a guest bathroom where items are used quite as often!

REINCARNATION: Breakfast Nook

I really love the idea of a breakfast nook. It may stem from the fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I can imagine nothing more luxurious than milling over the paper with breakfast and coffee in a gorgeously decorated nook. Hello? Doesn’t this sound delightful, people?!

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here are three options for your own breakfast nook:

Option One. White Out.

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Recreated with:

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

add some throw pillows and a small vase of flowers to this look and you have the perfect outfitted breakfast nook for a small home or apartment!

Option Two. Bold Pattern and Color.

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Recreated with:

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast nook with the SLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast spot with the                                                                   KLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Add several eclectic table settings and mixed pattern throw pillows and you have yourself a nook!

Option Three. Vintage Classic.

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Recreated with:

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Finish this look off with a few throw pillows for accents and some bone white china for a classic modern look.