Best of Chrissy Marie Blog 2020

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Happy 2021! I want to take time to share all the most popular blog posts of 2020! These are not my favorite – these posts are your favorites. I am sharing the content from 2020 that resonated the most with you – only the posts that got the highest shares and reactions!

Best of Chrissy Marie Blog in 2020

It is always fun at the end of the year to see which posts really hit the home for people (see what I did there?) – or the posts that resonated with my readers more than expected! It’s a great way to get a recap too and see what others loved that you missed!

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Favorite Kitchen Posts:

Living With White Quartz

Calcutta quartz in a showroom

Favorite kitchen posts include my description of the 3 different kinds of white quartz we used in our home, and some candid thoughts after living with our quartz countertops for several years.

Keeping My New Kitchen Relevant 2020

Another kitchen favorite – and one I almost didn’t write – was discussing kitchen trends of 2020, and what tweaks made to our almost new kitchen to keep it relevant.

One of those changes was the move from nickel to brass hardware! I hesitated because we chose stainless steel appliances and nickel faucet. However, I now can’t believe I waited so long to make the switch, when I already had so much brass around anyways.

You can read about kitchen trends here.

brass and nickel hardware mixed in the kitchen

Favorite Work From Home Post

This popular post was a round up of beautiful work from home offices and a collection of feminine desks, like the one below from Sheila of @threetimesahome:

white and brass feminine desk
Shop: Brass Desk

Frame TV Review

I think I talked up getting the Frame TV for months so I did hype up this post quite a bit! But if you ever thought about this TV, my Frame TV review post is a great read! It includes details on how to get (almost free) art onto your Frame.

Samsung Frame above a blue dresser in a bedroom
drapes | rug | bench | chair | pillow | dresser | plant basket | fern

Favorite Home Improvement Project

Painting bathroom cabinets, like our plain white vanity Hale Navy, was your favorite tutorial of the year. It ended up being my favorite as well because I love my bathroom so much more now! See more before and afters, and read the how to paint your bathroom vanity here.

hale navy vanity in the bathroom

Another DIY post you will like is how to hang traditional wallpaper. I shared how I installed this black and white wallpaper in my bedroom in just one afternoon/evening. Now why is it nobody tells you hanging this stuff (can be) easy? Just because its traditional paper doesn’t mean you need to hire it out!

a woman showing how to hang wallpaper in a bedroom

You can just check out the whole finished reveal of the room in my master bedroom post, here.

a black and white bedroom with white bedding

Favorite Room Makeover: Our Playroom

And speaking of before and afters, we reconfigured our playroom last spring on a total whim and it’s a reader favorite! I think a lot of you are looking for ideas on how to make the furniture not revolve around the TV.

hanging rattan chairs with atelier coffee table in a playroom
hanging chairs | book ledges | giraffe | coffee table | wallpaper

If you’ve had your eye on those hanging swings, I shared how I installed them myself and my thought on comfort level, etc. in this post.

Most Helpful: What Pillows Work For A Grey Couch?

I share a lot of tips and recommendations in this post about what pillows and pillow combinations work best for a grey couch.

Pinterest image showing sizes for 3 throw pillows
geometric pillow | blue solid pillow

Another helpful post was this round up of white, round dining tables. Lots to choose from here!

Or, take a look at this post rounding up so many kitchen runner rugs. Some best sellers made the list.

pinterest image of kitchen runner rugs

Favorite Outdoor Posts

Using Bluestone For Your Patio

I shared details on the cost and completion of installing a bluestone patio in our backyard. Many of you did the same thing in your yard and sent me photos. I love seeing photos of the pretty stone used to create beautiful outdoor areas!

the Pacifica dining chair from Serena and lily

This space went from a plain stone square, to a beautiful outdoor area we love to spend time in. If you’re only interested the “after” photos, you see the whole backyard patio reveal in this post here.

My Personal Favorite Post

Zion Our Sheepadoodle

Not home decor related – but I get asked details about Zion, our family sheepadoodle, from you guys. I wrote about sheepadoodles, his cost, breeder etc. in this well loved post here!

Chrissy Marie Blog and sheepadoodle in a kitchen

Favorite Amazon Home Post

Some of my favorite finds are straight off Amazon – I curated 14 new Amazon home finds in this post that I use all around my home.

pinterest image with amazon home decor

Top 2 Best Seller Buys for 2020

1. My Linen + Custom Looking Pinch Pleat Drapes

These drapes are so beautiful – they are the best price I have found for pinch pleat drapes anywhere. I bought the white lined option and have them in my bedroom and our living room. (Pinch pleat is what the top style of the drape is called – a style many interior designers use on their client’s custom drapes).

white linen drapes in a living room Chrissy Marie Blog
rug | sconce | drapes | blue tassel pillow | green pillow | antelope pillow

2. Full, Thick and Heavy Down Pillow Inserts

I love a great quality pillow- and I am so so happy with these inserts! I have compared these on my Instagram a few times next to inserts from other stores like Pottery Barn. These never slump on me.

Obviously they aren’t cheap, although I do find you really get what you pay for with those. As an affordable alternative – I find these inserts from Amazon to be pretty good and I have a few of them in my pillows. Although not nearly as substantial, they do the trick and are a great price!

throw pillows on a bench
Inserts | rug | pillow 1 | pillow 2 | pillow 3

3. Sleeping Pillows

The 3rd bestseller of 2020 as a sleeping pillow. This wouldn’t helpful if I didn’t mention both – the first pillow has a cult following and is filled with memory foam that you can actually adjust! It is the only pillow my husband can sleep on at this point.

The second pillow is for those that need a high quality down pillow. I sleep on these because as silly as it sounds, I can only rest comfortably on feathers.

Serena and lily harbour cane nightstands in a bedroom
Nightstand | Lamp | Black Frames

That’s it for the best of last year – and this concludes 2020 on my blog! Thanks so much for your support this year. I am making my house project list for 2021 and am ready to dive in! I’ll be talking about specifics on Instagram Stories – so if you’re on the app make sure to follow along there.

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