Entries Tagged as 'house'
This past weekend, I was originally planning to go out of town but wound up cancelling the trip at the last minute (nothing’s wrong — just too much coming up at once for me to get away). Chad was already planning to be gone for the weekend, so when faced with the somewhat unappealing prospect of being in our house for three days by myself, I came up with a plan: I threw a party!
Our pool wasn’t finished until November, which is getting chilly (even in Texas), so we haven’t had much time to really enjoy it in the last few months. So I figured that now that the weather is in the 70s and 80s pretty regularly, I’d have some friends over to chill out poolside for some cocktails and light summery dishes.
Sadly, I got married in the days before Pinterest, when I had to scour bridal magazines for little bits of inspiration — but now I channel all those lovely pictures into party ideas! Lately I’ve been loving whimsical, eclectic pieces — so I wanted this party to have a soft, feminine feel. For the tables, I tons of gorgeous pieces from BHLDN, which has pretty much the most beautiful, unique pieces I’ve ever found. I fell completely in love with these mix-and-match plates and bud vases, and threw in basically every champagne glass I could muster up. Fortunately, they all look great together!
Since we had a big fashion blogger contingent, obviously we had to do a group pic! I bought balloons with the idea that they’re be effortless and pretty, but they mostly just ended up in the pool. Fortunately, we fished them out for at least one photo!
On the table: BHLDN bud vases (these are a steal at $8!), BHLDN votive candle holders (I mixed strawberry and gold, and filled them with flameless LED candles), Williams Sonoma serving dish, BHLDN cake platter, BHLDN petit four plates. Champagne glasses: BHLDN coupes, Vera Wang Love Knots Toasting Flutes, Tiffany & Co. flutes, Noritake Rockford Goblets.
Tags: appetizers · home · house · sponsored · style
December 11th, 2012 · 4 Comments
Every time that people come over to our house, I feel the need to explain that it’s a work in progress! We’ve been working on the downstairs almost since we moved in, but up until two weeks ago, the upstairs had this pretty, open landing at the top of our stairs… that was completely empty.
But I had a feeling that we could get a lot of use out of this space if it could just be cozy and comfortable! It’s basically a family room — centrally located in our house, and perfect for watching TV, lounging, or editing photos on my laptop!
So when I was picking furniture, comfort was key! I wanted a couch that would really fit our lifestyle over the next few years — comfortable, durable, and, of course, stylish! This La-Z-Boy sofa and ottoman were completely perfect — I fell in love the moment I saw them!
I broke up the caramel color of the couch with some turquoise and white accents — a little bit of color and texture make any room more fun! We’ve spent so much time in here since this room makeover — definitely 100% a success!
Gifted La-Z-Boy Griffin sectional and Luca ottoman, pillows and horse head from High Fashion Home, throw blankets from Z Gallerie and Pottery Barn.
PS: Don’t worry — coco loves the couch too, she was just sleepy in my photo!
Tags: home · house · style
September 29th, 2012 · 9 Comments
I can’t believe September is almost over — this month has honestly been one of the best of my entire life. I know I spent quite a bit of it moaning about how crazy everything was, but I am SO incredibly grateful for this amazing month and all the opportunities that it brought!
And… our pool is finally filled with water! There’s still some work to finish, but I wanted to show you guys a sneak peek! I’m particularly proud of how it turned out because I worked with the pool company to visualize and design it — and it turned more beautiful than I even imagined! (In case you’re curious, you can check out my original inspiration photo on Pinterest here!)
It’s a pretty amazing transformation, considering that on July 31, our backyard was the photo below. Quite a before and after!
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