WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Fall Foliage Wedding

I think this post really just is my excuse to look at gorgeous fall scenes with gorgeous leaves changing. That is probably the one thing is the leaves changing (but I can’t complain because it finally feels like fall down here!) Leaves changing and this transition season really seems like a beautiful time to get married, and celebrate a new chapter in your life! The colors are gorgeous, the food is rich, and the scenery is beautiful, what more could a bride ask for? Here are some of my favorite fall foliage wedding inspiration images!

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REINCARNATION: Something Blue

I spend hours hunting down the best accessories or furniture for the spaces in my home, and I love doing that for spaces that aren’t mine as well!  Here is a stylish bedroom, with a little something blue, and where to get similar pieces for your own space.

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I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy's on sale right now for $139.99

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy’s on sale right now for $139.99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Concrete

This week is a huge week in our renovations, we finally have floors! Not just any floors but beautiful amazing hand scraped hardwood floors. So this post is an ode to the three months that David and I spent with concrete floors. Here are my favorite home-spirations images of concrete in your home! Hopefully we will never have to see that much concrete ever again, unless its in this beautiful way!

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REINCARNATION: Sectionals

Right now I can’t even believe that I just wrote the word sectional out in my design blog. I have always hated sectional! The word just reminds me of an overstuffed lazy-boy in microsuede, probably with a few stains on it hidden in a basement somewhere. But recently I have thought about putting a sectional in our living room, crazy I know! Is it possible to have a stylish home with a sectional? I think so. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for sectional couches and a few of my favorite stylish options.

I am obsessed with this sectional. I don't think David would agree to anything like this! I'll have to keep looking!

I am obsessed with this sectional. I don’t think David would agree to anything like this! I’ll have to keep looking!

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Even an outdoor sectional works!

Even an outdoor sectional works!

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Hello gorgeous.

Hello gorgeous.

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 Here are some of my favorite options for a sectional in your space…

This is the Paidge 2-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm. Perfect for small spaces!

This is the Paidge 2-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm. Perfect for small spaces!

Now we're thinking a leather sectional, because I know I won't be able to get David to give his leather couch up without replacing it with another leather couch. I of course am obsessed with this one from Restoration Hardware. (The Collins Sectional)

Now we’re thinking a leather sectional, because I know I won’t be able to get David to give his leather couch up without replacing it with another leather couch. I of course am obsessed with this one from Restoration Hardware. (The Collins Sectional)

If you want just a classic looking sectional to go with any interior you might want to go with the Hampton Sectional from Pottery Barn. Clean, classic and comes in a lot of neutral colors!

If you want just a classic looking sectional to go with any interior you might want to go with the Hampton Sectional from Pottery Barn. Clean, classic and comes in a lot of neutral colors!

 

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: White Walls Dark Floors

Good news! David has official finished all the dry wall work that was needed for our repairs (yes he quite a handy man!) Last night we were testing paint colors to see what we like! I have always just loved clean white walls and dark hardwood floors. I feel like that look will never go out of style! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for white walls and dark hardwood floors. Hopefully one day our downstairs will be in these pictures!

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LOVE.

LOVE.

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HOME-SPIRATION: Office Accessories

So this is week two of full-time salary employment, and I am loving it! This post really was inspired by my efforts to make my desk a little more comfortable and home-y. David and I went to Target to look for office supplies, specifically a lamp for my desk (I need lots of light to work!) This was a terrible and amazing idea all wrapped in to one because I ended up with a cart FULL of things! Here are some of my favorite office-spiration images of great office accessories!

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LOVE this desk lamp!

LOVE this desk lamp!

I always need inspiration images hanging up!

I always need inspiration images hanging up!

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I was recently gifted an amazing GOLD stapler just like this! It always makes working and staple-ing just a little more fun!

I was recently gifted an amazing GOLD stapler just like this! It always makes working and staple-ing just a little more fun!

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HOME-SPIRATION: Porch Swing

After a long first week I am ready to kick back and relax this weekend! Nothing sounds better than a front porch swing, a good book, and an afternoon glass of wine (my favorite indulgence!) I just love the idea of a huge front porch swing, almost like a swinging day bed, to relax on. Plus nothing gives you a better canvas to put gorgeous patterned outdoor pillows!Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of my favorite front porch swings!

Hello... add a glass of wine and that is me!

Hello… add a glass of wine and that is me!

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What an amazing outdoor space! Just add an outdoor kitchen and David and I will move on in!

What an amazing outdoor space! Just add an outdoor kitchen and David and I will move on in!

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A smaller version! Perfect for those petite front porches!

A smaller version! Perfect for those petite front porches!

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Perfect beach house look

Perfect beach house look

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REINCARNATION: Bar Scene

If you have read previous posts you know that my boyfriend and I are huge wine drinkers. I have recently been OBSESSED with trying to find us a beautiful bar, capable of holding tons of wine and that goes with the style of our downstairs. We have a perfect spot, it is just finding the perfect piece of furniture to go there! Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for the bar, and a few great options we have been looking at.

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Here are some of my favorite pieces to create your own home bar, and a few that are on my own wish list!

The Saxon Entertaining Double Bar Tower from Pottery Barn for $1,499 (*currently on sale*)

The Saxon Entertaining Double Bar Tower from Pottery Barn for $1,499 (*currently on sale*)

If you have a larger space I love the Saxton Entertaining Bar Suite from Pottery Barn for $3499 (*currently on sale*)

If you have a larger space I love the Saxton Entertaining Bar Suite from Pottery Barn for $3499         (*currently on sale*)

If you are wine obsessed like we are here is the Modular Bar Cabinet with 1 Wine Hutch and 2 Open Hutch from Pottery  Barn for only $2169

If you are wine obsessed like we are here is the Modular Bar Cabinet with 1 Wine Hutch and 2 Open Hutch from Pottery Barn for only $2169

 

For a less expensive option there is the Paula Deen Home Captain Mike's Bar in Tobacco from Wayfair.com for only $1820 inexpensive but high quality and a gorgeous color! Great for those smaller entertaining rooms!

For a less expensive option there is the Paula Deen Home Captain Mike’s Bar in Tobacco from Wayfair.com for only $1820 inexpensive but high quality and a gorgeous color! Great for those smaller entertaining rooms!

 

THE CROWN JEWEL! This piece of furniture inspired this whole post, and it is my current OBSESSION! The Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood Winter's Hutch. All together coming in around $4000 for the hutch and bottom buffet cabinet. LOVE LOVE LOVE. And I can not wait until it is mine (one day...!)

THE CROWN JEWEL! This piece of furniture inspired this whole post, and it is my current OBSESSION! The Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood Winter’s Hutch. All together coming in around $4000 for the hutch and bottom buffet cabinet. LOVE LOVE LOVE. And I can not wait until it is mine (one day…!)

One last photo! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

One last photo! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

 

 

 

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Built-Ins

So many new homes being built these days do not have built-ins! They really make any room look like a custom living space, plus they provide amazing storage! As long as you don’t get something too trendy I feel like built-ins are an amazing addition to any living space! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of built ins and all my favorite ways to show that they really can be versatile!

Classic Entertainment Unit Built Ins

Classic Entertainment Unit Built Ins

Built-in bookshelves are perfect for an office

Built-in bookshelves are perfect for an office

Great space saving built-ins for the kitchen dining space!

Great space saving built-ins for the kitchen dining space!

Obsessed with the idea of bathroom built-ins! Perfect space saving linen closet right there!

Obsessed with the idea of bathroom built-ins! Perfect space saving linen closet right there!

Love this desk/office space built in!

Love this desk/office space built in!

Totally unique idea of having built-ins around your bed, acting as a headboard and bedside table!

Totally unique idea of having built-ins around your bed, acting as a headboard and bedside table!

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HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Pattern Mixing

Mixing multiple patterns in your home decor is a very popular trend right now but it can always be a daunting task for those not particularly design inclined. B don’t fear, there are some really simple and fool proof ways to add pattern to your life and your decor! Here are a few great ways to mix patterns.

the most fool proof way to add pattern to your life is to stick with a monochromatic color scheme. Different patterns all in the same color hue is a beautiful way to start mixing patterns up!

the most fool proof way to add pattern to your life is to stick with a monochromatic color scheme. Different patterns all in the same color hue is a beautiful way to start mixing patterns up!

Sticking to two colors that are complimentary will is also a great way to mix patterns! Its a safe way to create a BOLD look in a room!

Sticking to two colors that are complimentary will is also a great way to mix patterns! Its a safe way to create a BOLD look in a room!

Come up with a specific color scheme that you love and keep your mix of patterns in that particular color scheme.

Come up with a specific color scheme that you love and keep your mix of patterns in that particular color scheme.

Adding a small pop of mixed prints is a great way to start pattern mixing! I love this small hint of color in these dining room chairs!

Adding a small pop of mixed prints is a great way to start pattern mixing! I love this small hint of color in these dining room chairs!