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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 ; )

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!

what is yellow and tufted

1 Mar

my new ottoman of course.

picked up this tufted ottoman at Target out of all places, I had been looking for an ottoman to double as a coffee table after I found out I was preggers, so the new little babe wouldn’t have to deal with sharp corners.

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I pretty much love it, just hard to get used to the yellow…and so much of it.

Unfortunately the colors they offer are pretty limited and pretty boring…black, brown, navy, lavender, and tan. WTF?

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Loving the texture of the linen and it’s surprisingly very well made too.

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The husband is very anti ottomans for coffee tables because he can’t eat or set his drink down, but so far he has been ok with using the tray. Crossing my fingers!

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So, what do you think? Do you likey or think it’s way too much yellow?

I’m so torn!! Plus it doesn’t help that I’m a compulsive returner.

zebra love

28 Dec

I’m not one to be all over animal prints. Not sure why, just have never been drawn to them. But when I saw these amazing throw pillows at Zgallerie, I just had to have them.

Unfortunately they only came in a 24” and I needed them smaller, so I went off on a web search rampage and found these exact same ones on Etsy from Pop O’ Color

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I’m fully obsessed, not only are they so well made, the fabric is absolutely gorgeous.

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Oh and here’s an update on the sofa pillows, I went with three 26” and the two zebra 20” and now just want to get lumbar pillow to tie it all together.

It’s beyond comfortable and I’ve had no complaints from the husband which is a major plus!

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Be sure to check out Pop O’ Color if you’re looking for some great designer pillow covers. She literally has over 200 items in her shop right now and also does custom orders!

white antlers

23 Dec

Well, Christmas is right around the corner and to keep us all in the spirit I hung some frosty antlers up…I hope Santa will be proud.

You remember the ones I got from the antique faire.

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I spray painted them a glossy white and mounted them onto a wood plaque that I found on eBay.

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I decided to hang them above the TV to elongate the space, plus I really like how eye catching they are when you walk into the room.

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Isn’t the living room coming along nicely. It’s one of my favorite places in the house.

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Happy Holidays!

the bookcase reveal

9 Dec

Yep! That’s right! We finished the bookcase, you know the one I scored for $60 off craigslist.

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it was pretty ugly but I saw past that and really liked the “parsons” feel it was giving off. It’s also extremely sturdy and quite heavy, which is great because I can’t stand flimsy particle board furniture.

So with a little paint love from the husband and a little decorating from me, I’m now pretty much obsessed with this baby.

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I love that I finally have a place to display some of my books and knick knacks. I picked up this white frame from Home Goods recently and I filled my ikat bowl from Anthropologie with seashells we collected in Costa Rica on our honeymoon.

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Drink time!

I picked up this decanter for my husband for all his hard work, he loves a good glass of scotch once in awhile.

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and of course you can’t have a manly drink of scotch without a sparkly gold glass to hold it in.

Adore.

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You might remember from the previous post that I had planned to add a dark gray back and possibly some O’verlays to the sides. But for now I’m actually really loving the airiness of it, I like that you can view the pieces from any angle. Oh and if you’re wondering what color we painted it, because you know white can be pretty tricky. We decided to go with our trim color that we used throughout the house, which is an old formula called C2 L2 by Benjamin Moore. I love this white.

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Finally I have a place to display our wedding album and even my wedding shoes. I also ordered an acrylic display box to showcase them even more.

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the view from our hallway mirror. love.

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I just love this mercury glass decanter, another great piece I picked up at Home Goods.

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I still plan to add some artwork to the top of it, as well as some bright turquoise foo dogs for a pop of color.

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Hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’m really so happy about the end result, not to mention the price. Gotta love Craigslist!

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special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

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throw pillow options

9 Nov

Look what I got in the mail today…

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I really wasn’t lying when I said I wanted to redo all my throw pillows in this new gorgeous fabric line by Caitlin Wilson. The hard part is deciding on which pattern.

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I’m just obsessed with each and every one of these! Ahhh

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Here are the two combinations I’ve narrowed it down to.

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I could stick with my current color scheme of light blue, yellow and gray, Which I still love but I think I might be ready for a change. And if I’m going to purchase all new pillows, I might as well change it up, right?

and now for some ghetto “photoshopping”

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I was really drawn to the navy in this fleur chinoise fabric and there is something so lovely about the pops of pink.

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But will the husband really let me bring pink into the mix. This might be a little tricky. He’s already told me he feels like he’s living in my house as opposed to our house. poor guy. I tell him do you want to know what your house would look like if you decorated it. Then he gets it.

So now that you’ve seen my options, which one is your fave?

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