room makeover!

December 11th, 2012 · 6 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!

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pool party!

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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rock and roll

June 22nd, 2012 · 15 Comments

One of the most exciting things about moving from an apartment to a house is starting from scratch with our interior design!  All of our furniture up till now basically fit into two rooms (a necessity of apartment living), so when we suddenly had a living room and dining room and family room and office and bedrooms and all the space that comes with a real house, it was overwhelming in the very best way.

I spent a lot of time trying to decide on a specific style… and then just abandoned that idea and buying pieces that I instantly loved (and hoping for the best).  The moment I saw these vintage Rolling Stones prints, I knew I couldn’t live without them — I took a bit of a risk, ordering them sight-unseen from eBay, but they turned out just amazing. 

And the outfit!  How could I forget?  I found this LNA dress and fell in love with it — I’ve been wearing it nonstop, it’s the softest, most comfy cotton and so fun.  Paired with the classic black Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag and some killer heels?  Totally rock and roll. 🙂

LNA Cardiff Cut Out dress, gifted Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Kate Spade and C. Wonder necklaces, Alexis Bittar cuff.

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