ROOM REVEAL: ANI'S ROOM FOR CORRINE OF MINT ARROW


Today, I am so excited to share the pictures from an e-design project that I had the opportunity to do earlier this year for my sweet friend Corrine of the blog Mint Arrow.  She runs a super fab high-end deal blog and is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet.

The project was for her little girl, Ani, and the goal was to make the room bright, fun and happy.  Corrine had recently repainted all of the walls white which helped brighten up the room immediately. I knew the yellow bed would be the perfect piece to design the room around.  The color palette of various shades of pink, mint and purple keep the room fun and happy and the floral pillow ties everything together.  The navy polka dot rug grounds the space and allows for variance in scale and pattern.  The wallpaper allows the room to have a focal point without having too much competing for your attention on the wall behind the bed.

Corrine and her husband repainted a dresser they currently had in chalk paint and we added brass hardware to tie in the brass on the shelves from Ani's reading nook.

Below is the concept board for the room as well as the before and after pictures.
It was such a fun project to do and everything came together to create a bright, fun and happy room that will grow with Ani as she does.

*Out of respect for clients, I do not share sources from e-design projects.
However, you can check out Corrine's post about this room here for sources she is willing to share.  Thanks for understanding!

For more information on e-design please check out this page.
I am currently booking clients for January and February and would love to hear from you!



Photos by Emmy Lowe Photo

A FEW BLACK FRIDAY STEALS FOR YOUR HOME


There are some super great deals on home stuff right now for Black Friday if you are not already all shopped out!  I cannot believe the price on this velvet tufted sofa, I am in love with these baskets, and I have this marble side table and it is beautiful (and such a good deal right now.)  

Set of Baskest-  Reg $129  Black Friday $62.99
Velvet Tufted Sleeper Sofa-  Reg $749  Black Friday $384.99
Marble Side Table-  Reg $349  Black Friday $153.99

Also, there is nothing better than crisp, all white bedding.  It is my go-to for just about every bedroom.  You can mix up the look of it with pillows and throws, but the basics stay timeless and classic.  You can get this white duvet cover today in a Twin for $44, Queen for $59, or King for $74 with the code DREAM.

Happy Holidays!
Jen

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST ETSY HOME DECOR GIFTS


 I can't believe it but there is only a little less than six weeks left until Christmas and if you have someone on your list that has an affection for home decor, this post is for you!  Six, on trend, home decor gift ideas...all from Etsy, supporting creative small businesses, and all under $55!


And if you need a little more holiday gift inspiration, you can check out Etsy's holiday gift hub here.

Happy Monday!
Jen

HOLIDAY CARDS + MY NEW FAVORITE THING

I have this thing for florals... Floral paintings (I secretly wish I was Anna Rifle Bond or Lulie Wallace), floral prints on dishes, floral fabrics, floral everything...and so it was no surprise that when I went to select my Christmas card for this year, that I was drawn to all the floral ones.

I had the hardest time deciding (SO many fab options from Minted this year!), but I ultimately decided on this one in the green color.  We didn't have family photos taken this year, so I also love that they offer 'Non-Photo' cards and that the front isn't primarily a photo.  I am super excited to send them out!

Here are all of the ones that I had a hard time deciding between.  I love the different color combos.


Also, on a completely different note, because if you read my blog you probably have an interest in house stuff, did you know that Minted just came out with custom house portrait art?  I am dying over these!  I mean line drawings of houses + fab colors + LETTERPRESS!  I think I would even smile at a bill if it came in letterpress haha.  Anyways, check it out if you are looking for a unique and special Christmas gift this year!

Happy Holidays!
Jen


*Thank you Minted for partnering on this post.

THE BEST HOLIDAY WREATHS + SOME OTHER MUST HAVES


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

It may be early to be thinking about Christmas, but I am one of those people that put my tree up super early (I may or may not have put it up on Halloween night before...ahhh, I know...that is even early by my standards!) BUT stores put out their Christmas decor in late October so if you are looking to purchase some new holiday decor, now is the time to be thinking about it.

I tend to love the look and smell of a simple fresh wreath (more on that below on my favorite source for those), but real/preserved ones are the next best thing in my opinion.  I searched numerous places and these are THE BEST. 

Now, for the best place to get fresh wreaths (and garlands!).....Trader Joe's!  Even less expensive than Costco, friends!  Let's be real though, what is Trader Joe's not the best for?!  I could write a whole other post on that.  The one thing about the fresh stuff is that it doesn't hit stores until the first week in December and so that doesn't always work with my eager to decorate ambitions, haha. 

Number three is my personal favorite and I've also got my eye on these stockings (I mean buffalo check!),  this garland, and these advent calendars here and here

ALL ABOUT THAT BRASS

Happy Saturday everyone!
Today, I am sharing my favorite inexpensive ways you can update your space by adding a little brass.
Here are sixteen different pieces and some ways you can add them to your space, plus
one way you can make sure brass will look good in your home...

1.  On a shelf, nightstand, or your cocktail table to hide your remote controls.
If you use it in a bookcase, add 2, 3, or 4 on different shelves to coordinate the look.
2.  Use it in a bookcase, stack three in a powder bath, or group nine for an impact on a large wall.
3.  Display your favorite books on a shelf or console.
4.  Stack it on two books on a shelf for layered interest and display seashells from your last trip, or other small objects you love.  This one is a great price and these ones are great too if you want lined ones.
5.  Group fruit, display a cake or muffins, or use it to group oils and vinegars in your kitchen.
6.  On a cocktail table to group smaller items.
7.  Just about anywhere you want to add some life to your room with a plant, just don't use all three in the same spot.  (Group two in one spot and one in another.)
8.  Group two on a console or sideboard.  Use a book or two underneath one of them to stagger the heights a bit.
9.  In your kitchen, on a bar cart, or use it on a sideboard in your dining room.
10.  Stack it on 4 on a shelf or layer it on top of 5 on your bathroom counter.  Put your rings in the small box and group it with your perfumes on the cake stand for a layered look.
11.  You can use these fabulous coasters anywhere you want to protect your furniture.
12.  Use one up to a desk or multiple as dining chairs.
13.  Group lemons or limes in your kitchen or on a bar cart.
14. & 15.  Barstools!  And how easy would it be to DIY these if you have the blah wood ones!  This is my very favorite gold spray paint if you want to tackle that project.
16.  Anywhere you want to group something or organize with a pretty basket!

So, the one way you can make sure brass looks good in your space is to bring it in with a few different pieces.  You can absolutely mix metals!  Don't be afraid to add some brass because you have nickel hardware or oil rubbed bronze light fixtures.  You just want to make sure your brass accents have a good presence by repeating that element with a few other brass pieces in your space.

A PEEK INTO MY HOME + CURRENT FAVORITES FROM URBAN OUTFITTERS


I have partnered up with Urban Outfitters and am excited to share some of my current favorites from Urban Outfitters' Apartment section and a tiny peek into our little apartment here in Louisville.

There is no bedding that I love more than a clean and simple linen duvet in crisp white or a light, soft gray.  It is the perfect classic and neutral base to create a bedroom around and allows you to bring in color and pattern, if you desire, with the pillows.  This light gray linen duvet from Urban Outfitters is the perfect shade of gray and I love how it pairs well with the pillows.

I initially got the pillows intending to use them on the navy side with the medallion motif, but I love the opposite side just as much and find that I have been switching it up every few days.  Reversible pillows are a total win-win and these ones are the perfect size to use as decorative euros.

The headboard is my favorite!  I love the modern lines of it and how it adds texture and warmth to the room.  It is the perfect balance and contrast of texture to the marble and iron bedside table.  (By the way, that table is so versatile, you could totally use it next to a chair or your sofa, but lately I have been leaning towards minimalistic pieces and I am loving the openness of it as a bedside table.  No drawers to collect junk in!)  The quality is great and the table is also on SALE!

I have been eyeing these vases for some time, so when I saw that UO had a lamp that was really similar, I had to have it.  The rug is a great tribal/geometric print that adds a bit more pattern and color to the room.


Right now (through the rest of the month of August) if you become an Urban On Insider, you can get FREE shipping on ALL items from Urban Outfitters.  It is a great opportunity to save on pieces for your home!

THE BEST OF THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE - FOR YOUR HOME

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I searched through the entire home section to find the best items!  There are quite a bit of not so great things to my disappointment, but I also found some great bedding staples (you can never go wrong with crisp, pure white), some pieces that come together for a beautiful gray bedding look, and some other eclectic accessories.  All of which are on SALE, of course, through August 2nd.

 euro shams  (euro fills here)  /  standard shams  /  sheets  /  down comforter  /  duvet cover





basket (sold out) similar here  /  mint sheets  /  xoxo art  /  heart art  /  navy art  /  candles  /  basket

GO ANYWHERE, GRAY CHAIRS FOR $399


1.  Ink Blue Velvet Settee SALE $499 Regularly $699
2.  Glass Apothecary Vases (Med. is the perfect size) SALE $49 Regularly $69
3.  Pebble Linen Chair SALE $399 Regularly $699
4.  Fawn Chair SALE $399 Regularly $749
5.  Amy Merrick Sandstone Vase SALE $49 Regularly $79

West Elm is having a great sale right now with markdown's up to 70% off.  You just can't beat navy, tufted, velvet settee's for $499 or go anywhere, grey chairs for $399.  I especially love #3.
These five items are my favorites from their current SALE selection.
Check it out, especially if you are in search of a great, affordable chair!

GIVEAWAY FROM PRAIRIE ST MERCANTILE


I found the most amazing baskets on Etsy and have been so excited to share them with you!
I have teamed up with Lisa from Prairie St. Mercantile to give away my favorite basket style from her shop.  Head over to Instagram @housecollected for a chance to win the fabulous basket pictured above!

MY FAVORITES FROM SHOPPE AMBER INTERIORS



pillow / pillow / decorative bowl / matte black servers / pillow / glasses / dotted throw /
kantha throwwallpaper

Hope everyone had a nice, long weekend!
Have you seen Shoppe Amber Interiors?  It is sooo good.  Amazing vintage (and new!) textiles and fabulous accessories, wallpapers and more.  Stuff is selling out quick so I have rounded up my favorites from what is still available if you want to get your hands on some of these beauties.