Monday, January 23, 2017

A Room Full of Art for $25

When I refreshed and rearranged our living room this fall, I knew I wanted to bring in some more modern and abstract art to the room. But as usual, I wasn't looking to spend a lot. Because of that, I discovered what I think is one of my best budget decor tips yet - printable art on Etsy!

Instead of purchasing a pricey print or canvas, you simply pay for an instant download of the art and then print it yourself in whatever size and paper you'd like. Most downloads are $5, some a bit more. But it's seriously so affordable! 

The only piece of art that's not a download is this gorgeous abstract piece, which is actually...wait for it...wrapping paper! I love it so much and it's so affordable ($4!!!!) I have it in two rooms of my house. And it fits (almost) perfectly in the largest Ikea Ribba frame so that makes it so easy! (sorry for the Christmas picture - it was the best up-close I had)

So I purchased four art prints and the wrapping paper, which came to a whopping total of $25 for art for the whole room! I printed them at home, but you could also take it to your favorite print shop and have any size you need done. Here are a few more of my favorite printable art pieces. Happy printing! (note - click on any photo to shop)

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Our January Home

I thought I'd share a few of my favorite "moments" around our house right now. Nothing is too vastly different, but things always shift a bit after the holidays between gifts we received and just moving things around when the Christmas decor comes down.

It only took three years but I am finally happy with how our hearth room looks! It feels so fresh and clean to me now. Proof you should keep working on a space til it makes you happy!

Our kitchen is pretty much the same as always, but I did pick up this awesome black and white tassel rug at Home Goods the other day and I'm loving the black and white pops.

These shelves also finally feel right to me. I love the simple, clean styling, and the bottom two shelves, though probably a bit more visually heavy, are toddler-proof. #RealLife

Thanks for taking a little peek around our house this January! As always, it's a work in progress, but that's the fun part, right?!

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Hearth Room


Living Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Peaceful, Pretty Lamb-Themed Nursery

One of my in-real-life besties, Leah, has a gorgeous home and the best taste. So it was no surprise to me when the nursery she created for her daughter Lauren was absolutely stunning! She did such a great job and I am so excited to share Lauren's peach, gray and white lamb-themed nursery with you today.

Leah's mother-in-law sewed the quilt and bedding. I love the sweet and classic peach and cream florals she used.

They removed the closet doors to create a little dressing area. Such a fun little nook!

The gorgeous arched window in her room lets in the best light!

 Her little toy corner is just the sweetest, with a vintage laundry cart for her stuffed animals.

Our taste tends to be pretty similar and we often pick out the same types of things, so of course I love the peach and gray combo (she did it before me, for the record!)

The crib and changing table are both the Jenny Lind by Davinci (the same crib I have - told you we pick out the same things ; ). The glider is from Target and is so plush and comfy. We joke that we both have champagne taste and are never terribly practical with our choices. She wanted a pricey custom rocker (that was gorgeous), but knew it was probably a bit impractical. We had many discussions on what she should do (I am no help because I'm totally Team Expensive Pretty Things!). She finally decided to go with the affordable micro-fiber glider and the very first morning she had it, before the baby was even born, she spilled her coffee on it! Lesson learned, I guess!

Leah's husband is very handy and they have spent the last several years making their house into a home by adding these gorgeous hardwoods throughout the main floor, changing out baseboards and crown molding and remodeling the bathrooms. We joke that when they're finished and ready to move we'll just buy it from them and move right in! ; ) But seriously, they have done such an incredible job, and I'd love to show you more of their beautiful home soon.

I just love all the details in the nursery - from the vintage lamb pull toy to her pretty dresses, it was all so thoughtful and intentional.

Thanks for letting us tour your nursery, Leah! You did a gorgeous job!
(Paint color - Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore)

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