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


Kitchen

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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Monday, January 9, 2017

Playroom Plans

Even though we absolutely LOVE Lexie's nursery, I wanted a place where she could play. Her room is very small and we tend not to keep many toys there. It's also on the other side of the house from the living area, so we just aren't back there much during the day except diaper changes. 

Right now most of her toys are on one side of our entertainment room (which is "my husband's room" and not blog-worthy haha). It's where we spend a lot of time and is a great place for her to play, but the toys were starting to get a bit out of control and we needed more storage. So I decided to turn what is currently our office/spare room into a playroom for her. These images are what inspired me most, and there are lots more over on my playroom pin board if you'd like to see!

The room is already painted the same soft gray as her nursery (BM Stonington) so all it needs are furnishings - the fun part, yay! I knew I wanted plenty of practical storage but to also make it sweet, charming, girly, whimsical and pretty.

My goal is to use lots of white (of course) with blush, peach and a bit of periwinkle/blue-gray mixed in.

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Here's what I'm thinking...



A simple and clean cube storage shelf from Target will hold most of her toys and offer a bit of display space. I also wanted to incorporate a little hideout/reading nook for her, so I think a simple hanging canopy will create a cozy spot for us to curl up with a few books (her favorite thing!). We also got her this play table for Christmas, and while she's not using it too much right now, I know she'll grow into it soon and get so much use out if it. 

I've been documenting the process of getting some of the details ready over on my Instagram stories. If you've followed along you saw my Home Goods score of a big white pom pom pillow, which I then found is available on TJ Maxx's website if you've been wanting one too! And I shared over there the $5 wrapping paper I framed as artwork. I've got a few more finishing touches to put together, then I'll share the finished room here on the blog, so stay tuned! Do you think she'll like it? Do/did your kids have a playroom? What's the best part?



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