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My New Favorite Shop | Hattan Home

 

Fab home decor from Hattan Home

zebra dish || pouf || tray || lotus votive || muah! || love || pom pom throw

Happy Friday loves!! I especially love this Friday because I discovered a new-to-me shop that I just adore. You know I like some great home accessories and Hattan Home does not disappoint! It’s right up my alley and I just had to share it with you today.

All those goodies above are from Hattan Home. Their tagline “treats for your home” is perfect because there is so much deliciousness to choose from in their shop! They are right on trend and offer a great selection of home decor, office accessories, and more!

I just received the Capiz Lotus Votive and had some fun styling it up in my home. Lotus decor is on trend right now and it’s a classic look so ,of course, I love it!

Bliss at Home styles it up with the Capiz Lotus Votive for Hattan Home

One thing I am a little addicted to is reworking my bookcases. They provide such a great opportunity to do something new in my home when I feel the urge to refresh.

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

I love the addition of the lotus votive. It’s just the right, chic touch and blends nicely with the rest of the accessories.

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Be sure to check out Hattan Home. It is such a well-curated shop that is full of style. With the holidays right around the corner it has some great gift options. Have a fab weekend!!

This is a sponsored post for Hattan Home. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

Fall in Love Room Makeover Challenge

Fall in Love Room Makeover Challenge & Link Party

Hello, hello! Today, I am excited to announce that I am participating in a 6 week room makeover challenge charmingly named Fall in Love! 18 bloggers and I will take one room in our homes and completely make it over from top to bottom! Sounds like fun, right?!

That is one talented group of design bloggers and I am excited to get to work and follow along with their makeovers! We will update you on our progress from time to time and the big reveal is planned for November 3rd.

So, now the next question is what room am I making over???

Well, let’s delve into the dark side of home blogging, shall we?

It’s time to be accountable and share with you my BLOGGER SECRET SIN!!

I started makeovers on both of our kids’ rooms before we left for Connecticut. That 3 months of not being at home thwarted all my blogging plans. C’est la vie!

Both rooms have sat unfinished to my kids’ dismay. So, this makeover challenge comes at the best time because I can finish one of those rooms. Since timing is falling around some other things going on in my blogging schedule, I have chosen to finish little Sam’s bedroom.

By the looks of this photo you would think that his room is finished…

Fall in Love Makeover - Little Sam's Room Makeover

Oh, but it is soooo not! I put this together quickly for a furniture review and giveaway of that Holly + Martin bookcase. I actually painted one wall and trim, just so I could get my post done in time before we left for the East Coast. Yes, that is my blogger secret sin!

On the other side of this photo, nothing is done! It is a sad little room, but we have some great plans for it!

Fall in Love Room Makeover and Link Party

IN THE NEXT 6 WEEKS I WILL…

PAINT ALL THE WALLS (NOT JUST THE ONE)

DIY A CEILING LIGHT

MAKEOVER HIS CLOSET

GET NEW BEDDING

MAKE A WINDOW TREATMENT

ADD IN PERSONAL TOUCHES THAT WILL MAKE HIS SPACE SPECIAL

My youngest is a dreamer. He loves to be active, but he also has a softer side. He loves animals and nature. His room will have a very nature-inspired vibe to it. When I gave him a design consultation to see what his style was like…(yes, it was the cutest thing ever!) I was so surprised by his taste. This kid has the coolest style! He wanted black and white walls; he leaned towards Mid-century furnishings and Scandinavian decor. His biggest concern was to have a teepee and a place for all his buddies.

So, that’s the plan!

Now, you can click on the links below and see what all these talented ladies are planning on doing…

Home + Style Report

Also, I just had one of my fall projects featured on bhg.com!! Check out this gallery to see all the great fall ideas!

Styling | Hanging Art on the Bookcases

Howdy! So, I was cooped up indoors yesterday. It was rainy and one of my kiddos had the dreaded tummy virus that has been going around. Needless to say we could not go anywhere. I got a little stir crazy and decided to rework my bookcases. Hanging art on the bookcases also happened.

I went into my storage room and saw one of my favorite pieces of art leaning against the wall. This Laura Dro Ikat Kaleidoscope print I had taken down to do some painting.  I never hung it back up because we went out East for the summer.

Styling | Hanging art on bookcase

I decided to reframe it and hang it up on the bookcase. I have been wanting to hang something there for a while now.  Just the pop of pattern and color that was missing!

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

 

This is not a sponsored post and I purchased the art almost 2 years ago. I just really love Laura’s textile-inspired abstracts. The colors are stunning and even the prints are of high quality and look like canvases. I really love supporting artists I admire.

 

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

I’ve been feeling lively and vibrant lately. My home definitely mimics my mood. With the exception of my kiddo getting sick, this house has been bustling with activity. It just feels right to showcase this print center stage.

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

This print is still for purchase on Laura’s website: http://www.lauradrodesigns.com

You can also check out these awesome lucite trays that can be customized with a monogram and print selection. I just love them!

Entry Way Makeover with a High End Look on a Budget

Hello! It has been a busy week here back home, but it has been a productive one too. Today, I am sharing my entry way makeover!!

As you know, I love a high-end look. This entire makeover was done on the cheap but looks expensive! By shopping my house and adding a couple budget finds here’s how I got the look…

Entry Way Makeover with a high end look on a budget

One thing that has bugged me ever since we remodeled the living room is that entry way wall.  The brown stripes had to go!  They were too busy with the new things we had done and the color was all wrong now. I also was not a fan of how it was breaking up the flow between the entry way, hallway, and living room.

Entry Way before makeover to add flow

Entry Way After Makeover to create flow

I love this so much more! This whole makeover was achieved by shopping for just a couple bargains and by reusing items and supplies I already had on hand.

The first thing I did was paint the wall white to match the hallway.

Over the summer on the coast, I found this sunburst mirror on clearance at TJ Maxx for $29. I knew right away it would look fab gold and be great for over the console table.

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I gave it a gilded look with a coat of Valspar Metallic in Gold. I hadn’t worked with this gold spray paint before, but I really love the finish! A great color and sheen.

Entry Way Makeover with a a high end look on a budget

I really just shopped my house besides the mirror and a couple very inexpensive purchases. I snagged some sale orchids for $6.98 each to add some life back into this house.

Entry way makeover with a high end look on a budget

The only other new addition is the green tassel. The gold ring hardware is leftover from a past furniture makeover.

Entry way makeover with a high end look on a budget

Since we are remodeling, I had to put my office in storage right now, but my desk doubles as a chic console table. So, I am not too sad about having to mix things up a bit.

Entry way makeover with a high end look on a budget

Entry way makeover done on a budget with a high end look

Entry way makeover with a high end look on a budget

Entry Way Makeover with a high end look on a budget

 

This adds the flow that was so desperately needed to unite the living room, entry way, and hallway. What I love most is that the whole makeover cost me under $40 by shopping bargains and using items and supplies I already had at home.

Source list for this makeover:

Paint and wall color: Valspar Paint & Primer white right off the shelf (leftover from another project)

Desk: World Market Josephine Desk (purchased on sale $159.99)

Sunburst mirror: TJ Maxx (clearance $29)

Green tassel:  Hancock Fabrics ($1.99)

Gold desk hardware: D Lawless Hardware Eastlake Ring Pull ($4.29/each from another project)

Wall lamps: Craigslist (Free)

Black gold foil shades: Home Depot (discontinued)

Orchid: Lowes ($6.98 on sale)

Pillows: Nate Berkus for Target (out of stock)

Storage Cubes: DIY No Sew Recovered Storage Cubes

Blue & white Japanese planter and pot: flea market and Goodwill

Cement horse head: flea market

This is a really great example of how adding just a few key pieces and using what you have can achieve a whole new look! If you collect and buy things you really love, chances are you will want to use them over and over again.

Tomorrow, I am sharing some fall inspiration!

Blogger Stylin Home Tours | Favorite Room Edition

Hello and welcome if you are new to Bliss at Home today!

I’m excited to be part of another Blogger Stylin Home Tour and loved seeing Diane’s room from In My Own Style. She is such a talented decorator and the sweetest lady! If you are new to Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours, boy are you in for a treat! This is a blog hop style tour that is filled with so much eye candy and inspiration from some very talented DIY and design bloggers.

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You are joining us on the last day of tours, but you can see the full list of participant links at the end of this post.

This time around we were asked to share our favorite room in our home and express why it is special and how it reflects our style. I knew right away what room I wanted to share! So welcome to my living room…

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What I love most about this room is that it is the place we spend a great deal of time in. It is the heart of our little home. It is the place everyone wants to be in together.

This room felt so dark when we bought this house, and now after a lot of DIYing and paint it is full of light. The large windows give such gorgeous warm light throughout the day. It really makes this room the most pleasant place to be in at our house.

Bliss at Home Living Room

I tweak this room from time to time, but the foundation is something I really love! The large windows, the fireplace, library wall, and original hardwoods and crown molding make my little design loving heart go pitter-patter! The bones are so good in this space. I love more traditional foundations mixed in with modern and eclectic pieces and this room is exactly that.

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The DIY Border Curtains I made for our summer rental were the perfect addition to these large windows. They frame them nicely without being too obtrusive. I always love to work black and white into my spaces. It’s definitely my go-to combo.

If you look closely you can see my cat-dog, Zoey, sun-bathing on one of her favorite perches.

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My most favorite place to sit is on our sofa and see this view above. Our DIY fireplace makeover was such a huge game changer for this space. I also love seeing the stenciled wall in our entry way.

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There are so many flea market and thrift store treasures that grace this space. So many furniture makeovers and art projects. I always think it’s amazing what you can do on a budget.

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One thing I do “splurge” on every week are fresh flowers. Roses are my favorite, but I mix it up from time to time. Add some roses and brass to a room and it is a place I want to be!

My coffee table is ever-changing, but it always has books, and interesting little curiosities.

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Even though I want to get a new sofa so very badly, I make this old one of ours work by adding some warm and polished touches.

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I can’t leave out the DIY Library Wall that really is what this room is about. We took the television out and installed the library wall. Books, music, and memories. This room is meant for conversation, relaxation, and enjoying our family.

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My youngest and the cat-dog were photo-bombing the entire shoot which was actually a lot of fun, but then I realized the little guy had rearranged the bookcases and pulled the receiver antenna out. Such is life, so the imperfection shines through. We definitely live in our house and the only time it looks perfectly styled is when I am working on a project.

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Another couple of zones in this room that are important that I can’t leave out. The bar. Dave surprised me with this vintage brass Italian bar cart a couple of years ago and it adds the party to this room.

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As of recently, I had to move my desk in here. So, this is my temporary office while other things are going on in this house. I wanted to keep it protected and my other office pieces are in storage until I can have them out again.

Thanks so much for having me share my favorite place in our home with you today!

Next up on the BSHT Favorite Room Tours is Jamie from C.R.A.F.T.

Also, so you don’t miss at thing here are links to all the participants throughout the week. Check them out!

Monday, August 25th:
Tuesday, August 26th:
Wednesday, August 27th:
Thursday, August 28th: 
Friday, August 29th:

Have a fabulous weekend! We have been home from our East Coast summer of fun for just under a week now. It’s been busy, busy getting back into the groove of normal and getting the boys ready for the start of school next week. We are getting it done, and I will be back to regular blogging next week :) I missed you guys!

Next up Jamie from C.R.A.F.T.

How to Create an Entry Way…when you don’t have one!

Heeee-lloooooo! Hey, so I’ve been in an apartment for over 2 months now…

Talk about living in a small space! It’s been so fun to be out here this summer and I think it’s rebooted my creativity. The other day I decided to play around with some things I’ve found around here to show you how to create an entry way…when you don’t have one!

Our apartment does not have an entry way. You walk right into a wall of doors that hide the washer and dryer. It’s all open concept and the dining area and living room are one space. But, if you have a wall you can make an entry way drop zone and so I did!

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

Did you guys love The Nate Berkus Show as much as I did? Man, I miss that show. I love when Nate would say, “Shop your house first.” Well, because that’s what I do ALL THE TIME. Sometimes just freshening up and playing around with things you already have can breathe new life into a space. Plus, it’s FREE…my favorite four letter word.

Here’s what I did to show you how to create a entry way drop zone on a budget with things I already have on hand.

THE FOUNDATION:

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

This inexpensive Ikea desk is small enough to double as a console table. The Ikea LINNMON/ADILS Table is under $20 and a great size for a small space. Just like at home, I love to add storage below a console table. I used my storage cubes there. In a small space you need a place to keep extra shoes and bags…especially if you are low on closet space. The $10 green desk chair (I scored when we first got here) is great to place next to the table for a place to drop your purse or sit and slip on your shoes.

WALL & FLOOR:

Artwork is my number one go-to for dressing walls. If you wanted to swap this out for a mirror you could totally do that too. I also like to lean artwork instead of hanging it all the time and it makes for a nice layer. One large and one smaller piece of art work well together for leaning them against a wall.  Rugs always, always, always, help anchor and define a space. So, a runner or a scatter rug is perfect here.

TABLE TOP:

It’s always great to have somewhere to drop your mail and keys when you get home so if you can fit in a table or shelf you should do it.

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one.

Last weekend, we went to some flea markets and antique stores around here and I scored a gold and black set of china for super cheap. Just a small plate serves as a place to set your keys and shades.

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Books are my go-to for adding height a lot of times. If the spines don’t work with your overall look– just flip them around and have the pages show.

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

I think every space should possess a life element. Having plants and flowers around your home just make for a happy space. You don’t have to spend money on this. I just clipped a couple leaves from our patio palm. That vase is actually a utensil holder. I just added a drinking glass to it and it makes for a pretty holder for stems.

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

Roses are my favorite and I am lucky to have a grocery store by me that sells $6 bundles of roses every day. I love arranging them in different ways.

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

Another find from my weekend is that brass planter with greek key feet. It was $7 buried in the basement sale room of an antique store. Totally worth the hunt.

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one!

How to Create an Entry Way...when you don't have one.

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So, any wall can become a place to land and create a welcoming spot in your home. Get creative with the space you live in and design it to suit your life. My “entry way”  also doubles as a workspace when I need it, so it’s multi-functional too. I love reinventing my rooms time and again. Shopping your house can be so fun!

DIY’s featured here:

See how I made the DIY Mondrian Art.

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See how I made the No Sew Fabric Covered Storage Cubes.

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Summer Home Tour | Welcome to Our East Coast Rental

Hooray it’s Friday!! I am so happy to be sharing my Summer Home Tour with you today!

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When Jen from Migonis Home asked me to be a part of her Summer Home Tour series, I originally wanted to decline because of the time frame. You see, we are not in our home right now. We had a unique opportunity to live on the East Coast for 3 months this summer. When I explained this to Jen, she didn’t mind and I hesitantly agreed ;)

I admit I must be part crazy, but that just seems to be the norm lately. We have only been here for two weeks and I was out of town for part of that. So, what you are seeing today is our East Coast rental 2 weeks in. It is in a great central location close to the ocean, beaches, Cape Cod, Boston, NYC, and so many more great destinations. It’s going to be a summer of sights and experiences for us and we are really excited to be here!!

After 2 weeks of settling into this apartment, it is starting to feel something like home. I brought some decor from our Illinois home to make it feel more familiar. This is a great lesson in working with what you have. We are in corporate housing and the apartment came furnished. I am grateful that it is neutral and pretty modern.

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The jumping off point for our summer rental is this green rug. I immediately thought Palm Springs Chic. Saturated greens and pinks with black and white accents. Even though I appreciate the beachy cottage look and it screams summer, seashells and starfish don’t make a lot of sense to me in my home since we live in Illinois. I tend to think of summer more in color and plant life. Now that we are closer to the sea, I am sure a sea shell will make its way home after one of our adventures.

And…yes, I still have sheep skins around, because I get cold in air-conditioning and I love the texture.

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Our living room is the first thing you see when you walk through our door. The window is the focal point, and I wanted it to be GRAND! I added these DIY Border Panels to give a vertical element and add some glamour and drama. I really feel like they are the eye candy of the room.

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All the decor is from our living room back home and I think it works here.

Summer Home Tour via Bliss at Home

With some of my personal artwork from home, I created a gallery wall above the sofa. Command strips came in handy since I don’t want to leave a holes in the walls when we leave.

Summer Home Tour Bliss at Home

The colors are vibrant and it feels like a little vacation home to me.

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There is a market right up the street from me, and they sell $6 bouquets of roses. I will definitely be having roses on my coffee table all summer long at that price!

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One of my first thrifty finds since I started hunting the thrift shops here, is the vintage brass heron. He just seems very summery to me. He’s hanging out with a succulent I picked up from Trader Joe’s.

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Right off of our living room we have a little balcony patio.

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It’s just large enough for a couple of chairs and plants. It’s the perfect spot to have morning coffee and I am so glad we have our own little outdoor space here.

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I’ll be sharing more about my patio DIY’s on Monday.

Our patio overlooks a wildlife reserve so we have been hearing all kinds of interesting sounds at night and frogs. The frogs are SOOOO LOUD!

I also have my little guy “helping me” water the plants every morning. Really he just wants to mash his toys in the dirt. This is a judgement free zone, I’m sure if I was a 5-year-old boy I would be drawn to every patch of mud and dirt too.

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Heading back inside, I have a little spot next to the living room that I have fashioned myself a little work space.

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The nearest Ikea and $30 later and I have an office again.

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With a $20 Ikea desk and my $10 office chair score from the local Habitat Restore, I have an office. I absolutely love the chair and I am seriously considering taking it home with me. The upholstery is kelly green and I think the base is begging to be gold.

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I miss my hydrangea bush back home, so I had to add some in. They are a summer staple to me.

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One of my favorite things here is the art from the Beverly Collection from the Aestate. It has a summer vibe and ties in all the greens from the living room and our views out the windows.

Our kitchen and bathrooms are pretty boring, just maple cabinets and granite, so I won’t bore you with them. I will give you glimpse into our bedroom though.

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Again, I am working around the furniture provided, but I was able to bring this bamboo tray. I will be sharing a tutorial soon on how I made the tray table top. I just have a little tweaking to do to it yet.

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I have some things in the works for this room and the boys’ room. I’ve come up with some ideas to infuse some pattern and color into these rooms so they aren’t so boring.

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Right now, our latest “find” is the cast of a dinosaur track from the Dinosaur State Park right by our home. Yes, the boys are in heaven and want to go there every day!  It is the only interesting thing going on in their room…besides the TV. The company that runs the corporate housing put a TV in every bedroom without asking us first. It’s not awesome and guess what they want to do the minute they wake up every morning.

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After the war of the TV is over, the next main attraction for everyone apparently is the peephole in our front door. This happens at least 3 times a day.

I do have to say though, that apartment living has its perks. We have a really nice pool and health club right on the property. I feel like they must have built the gym just for me because no one is ever in it. The pool is gorgeous and a nice place to spend our summer days.

So there’s a little peek at our summer rental. We are traveling again this weekend to Block Island which I hear is a place we must visit.

Be sure to check out all the great Summer Home Tours listed below to get your fix of house-snooping:


23 inspiring house tours by some amazingly talented bloggers!

 


As a fun bonus, some of these bloggers are going to be offering a giveaway on their site the day of their home tour so don’t forget to check out all the tours so you don’t miss anything exciting. 
 

 


Monday
 


Finding Silver PenniesTown and Country LivingMigonis Home
 

 


Tuesday
 


Craftsberry BushThe Hankful HouseLife on Virginia StreetSo Much Better with Age
 

 


Wednesday
 


House by HoffEveryday EnchantingMaison de PaxWicks Nest
 

 


Thursday
 


My Creative Days | Ella ClaireThe Happy HousieRooms FOR RentThe Lily Pad Cottage
 

 


Friday
 


Bliss at HomeSouthern State of Mind | Designed Decor | The Woodgrain Cottage | 3 Little Greenwoods | Just A Girl and Her Blog | City Farmhouse 
 


 

Thanks for visiting my East Coast rental today!! If you are new here and would like to see our Illinois home you can see our HOME TOUR.

A Big Boy Room Update with Holly + Martin

It’s been awhile since I’ve given you an update on Little Sam’s bedroom makeover. His big boy room is coming along! The boys’ rooms are something that I have been working on behind the scenes.

Just to recap…I sat both the boys down for a “design consultation” a few months back. They both have such distinct tastes and interests. It has been so much fun working on their rooms. I feel like by giving them these unique spaces I am helping to mold them into the people they are supposed to be. That’s just my cheesy take on it all, I guess.

Big Boy Room Update

As you may know, Sam is my very active 5-year-old. He is such a cool kid. Way cooler than me, that’s for sure! His design plan is very specific. He wanted black, whites, and grays. Specifically, white walls and black trim…gotta love that! On his must-have list is a teepee, a place for his buddies (a million stuffed animals!), a hanging basket chair, a guitar and a place to have a club house and read. He is also drawn to clean spaces. His tastes pointed towards Scandinavian design and Mid-century furniture. I found that really interesting and surprising. I totally love his style!

boy bedroom design plan via Bliss at Home

His room is quite tiny so we are making the most out of every inch. The teepee is quite the space sucker but it does check 3 things off of his list: the teepee (duh!), the club house, and the reading space. I wanted some book storage next to it for him. I found the perfect shelving unit for his room. When I say perfect, I mean it!

Ottico 3-piece table set from Holly + Martin

I found a 3-piece shelving unit at Holly + Martin that has a modern design and guess what– black, gray, and white cubbies!!! The Ottico 3-piece tables set can be used as a shelf or separately as tables. They stack together which is so clever! Can we say design kismet?  It also has the lighter wood legs that go great with the Scandinavian design aesthetic Sam likes and it works seamlessly next to his teepee.

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Holly + Martin Ottico 3-piece Tables

I am loving how this room is coming together for him. I was trying to find a rug for his space, right now he has inherited our old living room rug which is the right size for his room and the color works. We have so much more to do and share, but I thought it would be fun to give you guys a progress report today.

I have my eye on some bedding, we plan to DIY some lighting for him, I have a cool built-in toy storage idea I am tweaking, and then all the little details that will make his room super special. A lot of it will have to be put on hold since we are spending the summer on the East Coast.

I’d like to thank Holly + Martin for the furniture featured in this post. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

*Also, I am over at Mohawk Flooring’s blog Creative Home today sharing how I made the DIY Triangles Banner. Come for a visit! I love their blog and they have a great line up of contributors. Endless ideas!!

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Now I am going to go hang out with a boy in his teepee…

My New Favorite Bookcase & Storage

Today, I am sharing my new favorite addition to my office space. When shopping for furniture for this space, I wanted something with clean lines that could be used for storage. I instantly loved the Tower Bookcase from Sauder Furniture. It had the open shelving that I wanted and it is metal, so I know it is sturdy.

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While shopping on their site, I also found some great storage ottomans that I can use for files and important papers. The Upholstered Storage Ottoman is lightweight enough to move around, yet has a very sturdy top. I like to have matching ottomans in pairs because they work great under a console table or in kids’ spaces. I move furniture around here a lot, so it is always nice to have options.

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I really like the texture of the storage ottomans next to the modern and sleek style of bookcase.

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I really hate to put furniture together. There–secrets out! Usually, I enlist Dave for that job! With Dave out of town, I had the job of putting it all together. The storage ottomans were beyond easy–big relief. The bases pop up and you just place the lid on top. I am really impressed with how well made the lid is. It has a good solid construction.

The bookcase I was dreading, truth be told. To my surprise, it was super easy to assemble, just bolts and an allen wrench! I didn’t even need to glance at the instructions. Phew! Crisis averted!

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I love the new additions to my office! Both are well-constructed and I had them put together in minutes. That’s great, especially since I am an assemble-furniture-a-phobe.

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I have been really impressed with the new designs Sauder has been creating lately–especially from the Soft Modern Collection. There is an office chair I am drooling over that I think will be perfect for my son’s bedroom and the price it right!

They have so many styles to choose from on their site. There really is something for everyone! I love that all their pieces are at affordable prices too!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

Office Pretties | My Faves from the Office Photo Shoot

It was so much fun sharing my office and interview over at The Office Stylist last week!!

Today, I want to share sources for my favorite office accessories. Having little pretties around makes my work day all the more fun! Most of these I have and they were featured in my office photo shoot.  A few are new finds that are on my lust list! I lust after lucite and Kate Spade :)

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pencils | push pins | prints | tape dispenser | notebooks | coffee mug

Aren’t those the perfect pencils? I never thought I’d say perfect pencils, but it just happened! So many goodies, so little time!

I am going to miss this space when we are spending our summer in Connecticut, but I am taking some things with me so it feels like an inspiring home office while we are there. Here are my favorite shots from our office photo shoot. You will see some of those items featured above because I love them so!

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In a week I will be blogging from my new home base. Dave saw our summer digs in person; I have just seen the pictures he sent me from his phone. I might have office withdrawals. At least I will be busy exploring a new area. This summer feels like one big adventure to me and I can’t wait to see all the upper East Coast has to offer!

This weekend is going to be a little cray cray because I am finishing up some blog projects around the house and packing. Ugh! I loathe packing, but at least I don’t have to pack up our whole household for this trip. This is also the kids last week of school, so I already know I am going to be pulled in every direction.

I wish you all a happy weekend and cheers to summer!

 

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