All in Decorating

A Review of My Favorite Serena and Lily Pieces

*My review is not sponsored in any way by Serena & Lily*

If I could only pick ONE place to buy everything in my home from, (and money was endless 😝) without even skipping a beat I would pick Serena and Lily. Their cool, refined California style-- upscale but totally livable- it makes me want to jump inside their catalogue! Like most good things in life it comes with a price, so I always buy something during their family & friends sale. It is going on now and they are running 20% off everything (code HOMELOVE) through October 15th.

I’ve compiled all my favorite picks at the bottom of the post, but first I am reviewing all the items I own and have in my home!

A Fall + Halloween House Tour

My kids have been begging to decorate for Halloween since I accidentally roamed the Target aisle in September and had to decorate our mantel early! I did hold off on pulling the Halloween bin down from the attic until last week, and the kids got SO into it. This post is picture heavy with a tour of all our decor- I hope it gives you inspiration as you decorate for fall in your home! And if nothing else, slap down a pumpkin and a few plastic spiders and call it a day! 😉

Grasscloth Wallpaper in the Dining Room

After living in our home for 9 months with an empty dining room, we are ready to tackle Project Dining Room!

The project goes like this: I talk to my husband about the pros and cons of a million different ways I could style the room, show him pictures of various ideas and ask questions without waiting for his answer. He says things like "hmmm" over and over and stares at his phone. Once I make up my mind, I tell him the price of everything, wait a few days for him to absorb the shock, and then he says Ok babe, just do it already.

A Modern + Playful Boys Room

Annnnd I have a new favorite room in my house! Too bad it's not my own room... and too bad the 4 year old owner of the room just smiled and shrugged when he saw the transformation. But, Leo has been pretty vocal about his indifference the whole time.  Boys... what can you do?

Boys Bedoom Inspiration

We are putting the finishing touches on our 4 year old Leo's bedroom! My goal is to get some color in his room but at the same time keeping the room light and bright (always), and I did not want the room feeling cluttered. Below is some of what I have been creating + dreaming up!

Styling a Bookcase

We have a set of tall builtins in this little nook in our hall. They sit at the top of the stairs, and across from another set of stairs leading up to our playroom. Guests can catch a glimpse of the shelves if they look up from our entry, and I can even see them laying down from my bedroom. 

Best faux plants

We wanted some greenery in our house, but I just killed some cacti, and between the 4 kids + the dog I don't need another living thing with needs, no matter how small! The only real plants here are the two biggest plants you see! I linked everything else at the bottom of the post if you are interested.

5 Tips When Building Your Home

When we decided to build, everyone warned me how stressful it was going to be! I was prepared for the worst. My husband and I sat down and had the talk... each of us agreed we would not let the other one go over board. We did not need "all the things".  We would stick together, be a team, and it would bring us together, not pull us apart.

The Girls' Bathroom

Today I am sharing the bathroom that belongs to our girls. They are only 6 and 2 so they don't currently spend a lot of time in here, except to take baths and leave their towels + toys all over the floor! But one day they will be fighting over this room so we tried to maximize the space!