Sunday, February 18, 2018

Classic, Neutral Baby Boy Nursery

Hello! It's been a while, hasn't it? If you follow over on Instagram you probably heard the news that we are expecting our second child in July - a baby boy! I never feel very good during pregnancy so the blog and posting have had to take a bit of a back seat as I've focused on staying rested and healthy during pregnancy. Thanks for your patience! I do hope to be back semi-regularly as I'm able.

Now that I'm feeling a bit better in my second trimester I've been able to focus more on planning for our little guy. Of course I couldn't wait to design another nursery space, so wanted to share our plans with you. And doing a nursery means transitioning our girl to a big girl room, so I'll share those plans soon as well!

First, here are some inspiration images. I knew I wanted everything to feel very soft and calming, as well as classic. There are a lot of really trendy boy rooms out there, which are cute, but I was really leaning to a classic powder blue with white and timeless patterns like buffalo check and stripes.

via Fashionable Hostess

via Style Me Pretty

via Decorpad

via Home by Alley

And here's my inspiration board

We'll reuse the major pieces from our existing nursery, like the Jenny Lind crib and probably even our rocker (though we both really want a new one haha - we'll see).

The jumping off point for me was this constellation wall art (no longer available) with the prettiest soft blue. I thought it was so unique and the color was perfect.

I certainly don't want everything blue but I'd like to carry through little hints of it through things like the pom pom bins, striped pillow and accessories like the toy train.

I'm planning to have my mom sew the buffalo check curtains, which I think will bring some nice pattern to the space.

I've loved the idea of a large masculine monogram above the crib ever since I saw it in Home by Alley's nursery a few years ago. She incorporated the same round monogram in several places in the nursery, and I love that idea as a personal touch.

Needless to say, I'm excited to get started on this space, and even more excited to meet our boy! I'm nearly halfway through pregnancy so it's definitely time to start prepping! His wardrobe is almost complete, we're working on gear like a double stroller and I'm in the throws of researching potty training haha. We can't wait to meet you this summer, little man!


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Constellation Wall Art no longer available

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Home Tour 2017

Hello friends and welcome to the Meaningful Holiday Home Tour, hosted by the talented Laura at Meaningful Spaces. If you're joining me from the last stop on the tour Lindsay Hill Interiors, I'm so glad you're here!

Today I'll be sharing our main floor with you, our dining room, kitchen and living room. I keep this space fairly neutral so it's cohesive, but wanted to add a lot of sparkle and coziness for the holidays. I chose a palette of white and gold with some blush and wine mixed in.

Would you believe I found our flocked tree last year at a thrift shop?!

I love how cozy this room feels. I felt like it might be hard to make an open-concept space cozy, but with the stockings and all the greens it really does feel festive.

One of my very favorite ways to decorate during the holidays is just to add fresh greenery everywhere. I love it draped on shelves and in trays, and it's such an easy way to make everything feel like Christmas.

I usually prefer neutrals but I found this beautiful wine velvet pillow at TJ Maxx and it really inspired me to add it in this year.

I also added the wine and blush colors to dress up our cream stockings a bit.

In the dining room, I added a simple tablescape using these beautiful velvet trees, some pinecones and twinkle lights.

I absolutely love the texture these pretty trees bring. They are classic and modern at once, my favorite thing.

In the kitchen I added more greenery. One of my favorite features of our kitchen is the custom hood so I dressed it up with a simple pine wreath.

The backs of our barstools got some small wreaths as well. We absolutely love these barstools and how toddler proof they are!

I'm so excited for decorating gingerbread houses with our girl this season. I'm sure hers will be much more colorful than this one : )

There's a reason everyone loves these little ceramic houses...they are just so cute! It's so cheery having them on our kitchen counter.

Thanks so much for taking our Christmas tour! Make sure you stop by my friend Kelly (The Greenspring Home) next. She is one of the sweetest people and has the most stunning home that she and her husband have renovated beautifully.  And there are links for the rest of the tour below - each is so beautiful and it's so fun to see how unique the decor is!




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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Guide

I have so much fun every year picking out items for the holiday gift guide, and this year was no exception! There is just something so special about giving a truly beautiful gift, especially when it's something they'll love but not necessarily buy for themselves. I hope this guide gives you some great ideas for all the ladies on your list and at every price point. Many of these items would be great for hostesses, moms, mothers-in-law, sisters and friends. Stay tuned for a toddler gift guide also, as well as one for the guys in your life. Happy gifting

This is such a fun gift for anyone who loves to snap photos. Print them out instantly and stick them anywhere.

Tocca is one of my very favorite perfume brands, and this little mini set is perfect to try out a scent and very well priced at only $20

Need I say more?

Perfect for the baker in your life and pretty enough to leave on the kitchen counter

I love this sweet little detail as a hostess gift or to tie onto a package

Everyone raves about this silk pillowcase to help with hair breakage, wrinkles and more. Pure luxury.

A pretty, simple gift all the gals on your list would love

This one is on my personal wish list, as I'm always looking for simple daily jewelry.

The patterns on these tea towels are gorgeous. I want to turn them into pillows! Another great option for the hostess or chef

Inexpensive but looks so chic

Blush and cream look so good on most skin tones, and plaid is always a favorite

How darling are these?

The prettiest little stocking stuffer

I got a Naked palette as a Christmas gift probably four or five years ago and I still use it daily. Such a great investment!

Voluspa makes the best scents and the white tin feels so elegant


I just ordered the iPhone X along with the pink gingham case. There are so many darling pattern options though!

These are only eight dollars! So cozy and a great gift to have on hand for teachers, co-workers, etc.

A classic that anyone would love and a great price point

I've heard people rave about this hair care set

You had me at stripes and scallops


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