All in Decorating
Did you know a kid back in the day who was nice looking, got good grades, and just generally agreeable and polite to everyone they met? That’s what subway tile is.
Week 3, of the ORC!
Half way through the challenge
Dear One Room Challenge Diary,
It has been made clear to me this week that my dining room project is going way over budget. It has not been made clear to my husband…
Oversized prints of a beach, sitting in a massive frame and taking over a wall has been a trend for years now.
So apparently I like dropping statements like “We’re going to have our dining room furnished for Thanksgiving!” to the entire world on the internet and then going silent just before the holidays roll around.
One piece of advice I learned with this bathroom: if you are using gray in a room, you need other warm colors to liven it up.
In our previous 1970s home, we pulled out the chandelier from our unused dining room and turned the room into a playroom for our 4 little ones. It worked out so well!
Who doesn’t love a good dupe? Today I’m showing off some dynamic duos and terrific trios that are all quite similar, but with prices that are decidedly different.
I was so excited when we built our home to make my pantry my dream pantry!
I am refreshing our bar area just in time for the holidays!
Last year over Christmas we had just moved into our home. Decorating felt crazy when we had barely unpacked. I bought a faux garland from Costco right after Thanksgiving to liven the house up. Gosh it was pretty. I had it around my stairs and above my fireplace. Well thanks to all the heat from the fireplace and the sunlight that tends to drench our stairs, it was dried and crispy to the touch 2 weeks later. I tried misting, but it was so dead and depressing- I tossed it just before Christmas. Of course some homes will do better than others, but this year I am going faux!
Perhaps you’re like us, and you don’t have an actual office in your home. We don’t have the need for a full separate office- but we did need a dedicated space to work for small amounts of time, while still being centrally located with the children. I know kitchen desks are supposedly “outdated”, but for us it was exactly what we wanted!
*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!
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! 😉
In my mind Halloween decor goes one of two ways: impressively over-the-top and perhaps a bit grotesque, or toned down and adorable. Since my kids are still small, I like to use Halloween decorations that are cute and adorable, instead of spooky or grotesque. I am also fairly minimal.
Instead of admiring that pretty fall porch across the street this year, pretty up your own porch! It shouldn’t take a lot of money or ‘stuff’ because fall colors pack such a punch- a little goes a long way.