the nook

8 Mar

So now that I’ve finished the living room (for now at least) I wanted to start tackling our breakfast nook. It had been previously taken over by the dogs but now that Zoe is eating solids we have really started to use the area again.

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You can’t really tell from the photo but the table was way to big for the space, and now with the addition of a highchair it felt very crowded.

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So on to craigslist the table went and in came the new!

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I had been wanting a vintage Saarinen table for a long time now, but damn are they expensive! So I decided to just bite the bullet (after much convincing to the husband) and buy the knock off version from Ikea.

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I absolutely love it! You really can’t beat the price and it’s the perfect size for the space. Yay!

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We also plan to install a built in corner bench, which will free up a lot more space.

So much pretty inspiration on pinterest.

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Anyway I’m excited to see it all come together and this time I’ll try and keep you all in the loop!

Have a great weekend!

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starting fresh

21 Feb

I’m finally sitting down to blog, boy have I been busy!
This little munch keeps me on my toes, especially with her 45 minute naps! During that time I try to cram in a shower and some food, so hopefully you understand why the blog has been so quiet.

For the last month I’ve been slowly changing up things in the living room. I got really sick of the yellow and sold the ottoman and bought the CB2 Peekaboo acrylic coffee table. Once it arrived I was very underwhelmed, I just wasn’t feeling it for the space and I couldn’t help but picture little Zoe bonking into it in the future.

Anyway get ready for picture overload.

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obsessed with my new pillows, the striped is from etsy and the coral fretwork and navy deco are from Caitlin Wilson Textiles

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You might also notice I painted the sunburst mirror gold. Doesn’t it look so much better!? Everything looks better in gold (words I live by).

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I need to have more fresh flowers in my life.

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I had been lusting over this brass tray for a very long time, I don’t know why I waited so long to get it because I think its absolutely stunning.

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I decided to go with a more neutral ottoman this time around, it gives me more room to play with colors.

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Ummm $10.00 ikea pillow. Yes please!

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While at ikea I picked up some Ritva drapes, I love these drapes! Not only are they a great price but I love how the light shines through so beautifully.

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I added grosgrain ribbon, such an easy DIY and so chic.

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can’t forget to give credit to my little stylist for being so patient while mama snapped away.

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PS
my house is never this neat and tidy with ZERO baby toys. I had just gotten the rug and sofa cleaned so it was the perfect opportunity to take some lovely photos for you all. Just thought I’d let you know ; )

we’re over at…

4 Jan

6th Street Design School today!!

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wall of love

31 Dec

Well I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
We had so much fun celebrating Zoe’s first Christmas! Zoe smiled a lot and mommy cried a lot! I couldn’t believe how emotional I was!

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Daddy took some holiday time off so we’ve gotten a couple projects done around the house, one of them being the new gallery wall.

We needed to make this one a little more baby friendly, the other one was just too low to the ground and the ikea frames were sagging, one of them even fell!

Compared to how long and hard the last one took this one was a breeze! We didn’t really have any layout planned we just started nailing them up!

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I got all the white frames from Home Goods and the gold ones from Aaron Brothers.

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I love that I can keep adding to this one as well, lots of room for our future babies! : )

Hope you all have a wonderful New Years! See you in 2013!!!

oops forgot

10 Dec

there are a couple of new updates to the house that I haven’t shared with you

one being the obvious

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i decided to go with a small tree this year in honor of our little munchkin. this has to be my absolute fave thing about christmas. the smell, the lights, the ornaments!

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we o’verlayed our dresser a couple months back and I keep forgetting to blog about it. anyways I love it.

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finally found the floating shelves I wanted for the guest bath. still need to decorate them more but don’t you just love ’em.

ps
I’m pretty obsessed with this new photo app on my iPhone if you haven’t already definitely download VSCO CAM you’ll love it.

shopping = nap time

6 Dec

ready to go!

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here are some pretties we saw along the way

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we left with frames for the new gallery wall

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and this glittery deer for baby Zoe’s room

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bitter sweet

15 Nov

Well we said so long to the gallery wall in the living room. It was bitter sweet to see it go because it was something I really loved in the space. But the Ikea frames were sagging quite a bit so they had to go, plus they would have gone once Zoe started getting around.

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It’s amazing how much the living room has changed since she’s made her arrival.

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I really hope to get this room back up to my standards. Not sure what exactly I plan to do with the now blank wall we have but I’m thinking another gallery wall and possibly hanging the gold Syroco mirror that used to hang in the hallway.

We also plan to say to say bye bye to the yellow ottoman. It’s great in theory but really hasn’t been holding up well with a baby and two dogs. I can’t imagine what it would look like in a couple years!

So I’m back to the idea of an acrylic coffee table, you might remember I wanted one a couple years back but the husband was anti. Funny how now he’s begging me to buy one! Men are hilarious.

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Anyway I’ll keep you updated on the changes, in other news Zoe’s nursery is over at lilSugar today, so be sure to check it out!

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