Archive for the ‘interior design’ Category

Adding Trim Work to Em’s Dining Room

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Our dining room has been a trouble spot in decorating since we moved into our home almost four years ago (see HERE).

I have loved our stark white walls but it has been a major factor in the room feel unfinished from the get-go.
Then add two small children, Jane and Ben. After dinner the place looks like a war zone, so adding a large area rug, which was my first instinct was absolutely out of the question.

I then started adding things to the table. A runner and pretty centerpiece that had to be removed every meal time looked great but just wasn’t practical.

This led me to trim work. I played around with a few ideas of shiplap, board and batten, or a whole wall of squares and finally decided on a grid. It seems like a no brainer now, but just one wall of trim helped the room feel inviting, cozier and finished….just what I was looking for.

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It definitely needs that area rug eventually, but for this stage in life it’s a huge improvement!

I’ve also concluded fresh flowers in the middle of our table is the best centerpiece there is. Calmness among the crazy!

Hurray for one project being checked off our 2017 list. Next up is the kitchen and I can’t wait!

Target Tuesday

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Our favorite time of year always starts with a Target trip!

A healthy dose of inspiration and a few purchases to spruce our old decor gets our adrenaline pumping to start trimming our homes for Christmas.

Here’s what made our list this year!

november-target-tuesday-20161 | Would it really be Christmas without some faux fur? Of course it would, but we sure love this new staple for the season and this extra fluffy pillow HERE.

2 | We are really liking this perfect blend of greens in THIS cute wreath.

3 | Gold and white twine on a wooden spool anyone? HERE

4 | Ahh…a good old monogram, but with modern clean lines! You could hang these on your tree for family members’ initials, doll up stockings or make amazing gift wrap. $4 each, in store only.

5 | We love THESE wooden white ornaments from Sugar Paper. Cute enough for the tree (you’ll find them on Sarah’s this year) or the most perfect gift embellishment ever. Only $3 for the pair!

6 | These porcelain stars are new for the season but will be finding a home on my coffee table all year long! Large HERE, small HERE.

7 |  THESE bottle brush trees are perfect to mix with your old decorations to give them a more updated look.

8 | Three words: pom pom garland. Pure love! HERE.

9 | Every home needs THESE golden bells. Are you more modern or traditional? These work for both!

Em’s Halloween Decorations

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I’m way too of a scaredy-cat to get way in to Halloween….so we usually just have a few decorations up with nothing that will scare me if I go downstairs the middle of the night…haha!

It’s so fun having a two year old that is starting to notice the holidays and season changes and helps me put the new decorations up.

This year I just pulled few black decorations from the Halloween bin, and placed them on white cake stands and my open shelving. I love that it only took five minutes and gives us a little festivity for October.

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The black crows and creepy cloth are from the Dollar Tree.
THESE towels from Williams-Sonoma are a new favorite!

Happy Monday to you all, hope you have a great week.

-Emily x

Inexpensive Marbled Paper Art

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We are so lucky that a Paper Source opened in Utah a few years ago.
This is one of our favorite stores to visit, it always has us oohing and ahhing at all their goodies. We love a good stationary store, and always find them inspiring.

THIS marbled wrapping paper with its gold veining really caught my eye and thought it would be perfect framed.

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I popped it in THIS frame, and loved how these two pieces worked together.

For under $20 it’s made quite the statement, even if it is just hanging in my loo!

Em x.

Target Tuesday: Back 2 School for Mama

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

We love back to school time and the excitement it brings! Another fresh start for structure is just what we need after the lazy days of summer
(even if no one going back to school in our homes!).

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Target is killing it as per… and has us oohing and ahhing to up the cozy factor for fall.

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Have you found anything amazing at Target lately? Please share your faves!