February 15, 2016

Weekend Recap

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This weekend had some of the coldest days in Michigan so far this winter, so I'm beyond ready for Spring to get here! 

Lately our weekends have been a little busy, so it was nice to have a low key couple of days. On Friday, I stopped by Artvan to drop off some cases of water that they are collecting for the Flint lead water crisis. I decided to look around since I was already there, and I couldn't believe how many great things they had, this shelf, for instance I loved and the price tag was actually very reasonable! When I got home I told Paul that if I didn't feel like I was constantly trying to hide from the sales people while I was there, I'd stop more often. Anyone else hate being bothered constantly when they are shopping? It's a pet peeve of mine and I have anxiety just thinking about it. 

February 11, 2016

Thursday Tips and Tricks: Wallpaper & Milton and King Giveaway

Welcome to this week's Thursday Tips and Tricks, where I share different design ideas and today I'm focussing on wallpaper! For this post, I've also teamed up with Milton & King for a giveaway where one of you will win a roll of their wallpaper or a wall mural of your choice, so head over to my Instagram for more details on how to win.

Wallpaper can be very intimidating task to shop for, commit to and hang. But when the right wallpaper is chosen for a space it can have a HUGE impact, and really makes a room. I currently don't have any wallpaper in our home, but I'm loving the trend of using wallpaper for feature walls as well as in small spaces. Come check out some of my favorite wallpaper ideas and see how to implement it in your own home. 
Source: Milton & King
Can you believe that this is wallpaper, and not tile!? Tile can be really expensive, so wallpaper can give you the custom and ornate look you want but at a more affordable price tag. 

February 5, 2016

Etsy Favorites: Lola Donoghue

Etsy has some really gorgeous and phenomenal pieces, but it can be very overwhelming to search through so when I come across great vendors, I thought I would start sharing them with you. Last weekend I spent several hours on Etsy hunting for art pieces for several spaces in our house, and when I came across Lola Donoghue's Etsy store I fell in love with some of her pieces as well as her prices. Finding  beautiful, affordable artwork, especially large scale ones, can be really hard on Etsy, but this Irish artist sells prints and some originals at  very reasonable prices. I love the colors and feel of her works, especially this first one I'm showing. I'm thinking it maybe the one I get for our kitchen re-design. Here is a selection of some of her work, go check her out! 

February 4, 2016

Thursday's Tips & Tricks: How to Hang Curtains

Before we bought our first house a year and a half ago, I knew very little about design guidelines mostly because I just wasn't very interested in it.  After we moved into our house, though, my passion for design developed overnight and since then, as evident from my blog, I have been using my passion to change our house into a home.  I have given design tips in the past on some blog posts, but I wanted to start sharing these design tips more regularly, so today I'm starting a new series called Thursday's Tips and Tricks where I will be sharing design tips that I have learned in order to help and inspire some of you with your own home designs. 

For this first week of the series I'm focusing on tips on how to hang curtains. Hanging curtains was one of the first tasks we did when moving into our house and was one of the easiest ways to transform a space!

February 2, 2016

Fixer Upper Furniture Season 3

It's Tuesday, which means a new episode of Fixer Upper is on tonight!  Last year I wrote a blog post where I rounded up some furniture pieces from the show, and in celebration of it being one of my favorite days during the week I thought I would round up furniture pieces from the current season!! Every piece might not be 100% exact, but I feel like if they aren't exact they are extremely close. To shop the items, just click on the images or link below the pictures. Enjoy!!