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My New Favorite Shop | Hattan Home

 

Fab home decor from Hattan Home

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

4th of July Beach Style

It’s a short blog week over here due to the holiday. This is my last post for this week since we are leaving to enjoy a few days at the beach. I popped into Old Navy the other day and found some great summer essentials and got inspired to put together an outfit post. Here’s my beach style inspired by Independence Day!

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Here’s my 4th of July beach style this year.

First off, Old Navy has been impressing me with their summer selections. I have been pleasantly surprised lately! I snagged a white gauze blouse and those boyfriend cuffed shorts. They are perfect to work into your wardrobe all summer long. I love this over a bikini and it’s great for strolling the beach.

In the spirit of the 4th, I found these cute mix and match swim separates at J.Crew. There is a really great selection of red, white, and blue to choose from. I love their suits too.

Another recent favorite of mine are Turkish towels. I received a Turkish T towel in my recent Popsugar Must Have Box and I adore it. The pattern, the fringe! It’s big enough to use as a beach towel and doubles as a sarong or wrap. Love, love, love!

Sunglasses are a must for a day at the beach, and I have a confession here. I go CHEAP on sunglasses. My kids grab them, scratch them, I end up leaving them somewhere…it is like throwing money away if I buy super nice ones! But, you know what? I get compliments ALL THE TIME on my cheapos from Forever 21. These cat-eye sunglasses are so flattering and for the price you can stock up!

I don’t know if it’s being on the East Coast right now, or the fact that I never met a bold stripe I don’t love, but a striped tote bag feels necessary for a beach day, does it not? This Sea Stripe Tote Bag  from L.L.Bean is a great price point and well-made. It’s canvas, has rope detail, and you can monogram it. What’s not to love!?!

I guess I’ve been living under a rock, but Jonathan Adler for TOMS! Ummm…yes, the collection is as good as it sounds! These Navy Geometric JA Correa Sandals are beyond yummy. I just adore them!

Last but definitely not least…my beach ensemble would not be complete without an anchor necklace. This simple gold anchor necklace from Charming Charlie is the perfect accessory for this look.

I can’t wait to slip into this for our beach day! These are pieces I will get use out of all summer long.

I wish you all a happy 4th! Have fun celebrating and be safe!!

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Uncommon Goods for Unique Gifts & Home Decor

Happy Wednesday! It’s midweek already and we have been settling into our new summer home here. I’ll be sharing more on that later, but today I wanted to share a really cool place to get unique gifts and home decor.

I have been bitten by the shopping bug big time and I am loving the selections from Uncommon Goods!! Uncommon Goods was founded in 1999 and is a platform for artists and designers to share their creations. There are some really great products to choose from; most of which are handcrafted and made right here in the good old USA.

Here are a few of my favorite picks from the Uncommon Goods website for gifts and home decor.

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1) I have been on the hunt lately for a great floral piece to add to my collection. This Martina Hernanadez Flowers print is perfect. It is a print of the original made from magazine clippings. Just amazing! You can get it framed or unframed.

2) I have been loving the urchin and astral spheres that have been trending in home decor. This Astral Wall Hanging Set of 3 would be a great way to add the trend into your home. Check out all the home and garden decor here.

3) My love for agates and geodes is always going strong. This Gilded Amethyst Paperweight is so beautiful and would be a great addition to your desk or bookcase.

4) Your tabletops can always benefit from a large bowl. Bowls are a great accent to use for fruit or to add in a sculptural element. I love the structure of this Satellite Bowl. Bonus that it comes in black…to continue my black and white obsession.

5) Decanters! Do you have one? Bar carts and barware have been popular for the last couple years and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon. As our love affair for all things bar continues, I don’t think you can go wrong with this Yours, Mine, and Ours Decanter Set. This would make a great gift for newlyweds or a hostess gift. Click here to check out more gifts for women.

6) Another great hostess gift would be this Double Tiered Teak Root Serving Platter. So unique and the beauty of the teak root adds such a lovely, natural element. This would be great all year round for your gatherings. I can see it at a summer outdoor party, a fall wine tasting, or used for your Thanksgiving celebration.

7) Last but certainly not least, are these Hand Embroidered Region Pillows. Since arriving in Connecticut and knowing that we are spending our entire summer exploring the Upper East Coast, I think we need this pillow as a memento, don’t you?! It’s something personal, that triggers a happy memory and I love that. I dig the heirloom design too. See all the personalized products here to add a special touch to your gift giving or surroundings.

I hope you enjoyed my picks from Uncommon Goods. I am really impressed with this company. They are an environmentally responsible retailer that is helping make the world a better place. Through their non-profit organizations and business practices they are impacting lives for the better. It’s a great resource for the makers and shoppers alike.

Speaking of shoppers, there really is something for everyone! Offerings range from quirky and eclectic to rare and beautiful. Visit Uncommon Goods to see all their unique offerings.

This is a sponsored post written by me for Uncommon Goods. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

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!

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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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Safavieh for Target + Where I am Today

Happy Friday friends!

I have brought back the Lust List, my weekly favorite finds from around the web, for a special edition. There are so many things to love about the Safavieh for Target collection that I had to share a few of my favorites!

Lust List via Bliss at Home

For starters– THAT MIRROR!! The Safavieh Meadow Sunburst Mirror is pretty perfect. I would love to see this in an entry way over a white console table or chest.

I have had a major crush on the Mary McDonald Santorini Lamp by Robert Abbey, but the price tag is too hefty for my pocketbook… unfortunately. So, you can imagine how happy I am to see Safavieh Parker Table Lamp and it comes in a set of 2 at a great price!

I have been spying black and white rugs and runners lately and I love the pattern of the Safavieh Maison Textured Wool Rug. If I didn’t already have a runner in my hallway, this would be in my shopping cart!

I can always appreciate a good x-bench too. I love them for under a console table or in a seating arrangement that you want backless seating. I am really digging the Safavieh Mystic Ottoman in yellow.

Last but not least, the Safavieh Venice Screen is pretty darn swoon-worthy!! I love a good screen for a vertical element in a room… or if you just have to hide something. I should get one to hide the endless mounds of laundry that never seem to go away.

Seriously, there is so much goodness going on with the Safavieh line for Target that I could do a post a day on all the things I love about it!! Definitely check it out!

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Also, today I will over at Kirsten Krason’s blog 6th Street Design School for her Feature Friday series. I am honored to be on her blog sharing my home.  Be sure to come on over for a visit. You will just love her and her blog. It is full of design goodness and style! I have been reading it for a while, so it is a treat to be over there today.

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I am traveling the blogosphere this Friday, and I will also be over at Marty’s blog A Stroll Thru Life. I am joining her Pulling It All Together series and sharing the details of my living room. I love the idea for this series! Marty invites design bloggers to share the process of how they finished a room. I always love hearing the details on a gorgeous room design, don’t you?! I thank Marty for inviting me to join her fun series!

So, after I sip my coffee and read my fave blogs this morning, I am getting ready for the day! I have a photo shoot and I can’t wait to share what it is for. It should be good fun and I am excited to collaborate with the photographer. Good stuff!

After I am done with all the running around this Friday will bring,  I am looking forward to relaxing  and unwinding a bit. By unwinding, I mean have that glass of red…or two!!

I have a weekend full of projects to complete…I just counted–4 projects…eek!

Do you guys have a project weekend planned too? Or maybe not? I wish you all a fab weekend friends!

This post does contain affiliate links.

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Summer Lounge

Summer is coming soon! I am ready to grill dinner every night and sip a strawberry mimosa!! Bring on the sun and fun!

Today, I am sharing a new sponsor that I totally love!! Bliss Home & Design offers unique offerings for your home. They have furniture, home decor, outdoor items, and so much more. They carry decor that is not everywhere–if you catch what I’m throwing down!

I played around a bit and created an outdoor lounge with some selections from their store. With summer around the corner, I know we are all thinking about getting outside more and creating our outdoor spaces.

Summer Lounge via Bliss at Home

 

 

I love traditional elements for an outdoor foundation. Black and white outdoor curtains are a classic look. I also love ornamental garden decor. Adding a sculptural piece to your outdoor garden or patio is a great way to add style. With this as the starting off point, it is fun to throw in some modern pieces like the outdoor sofa and table. Bright pops of color play beautifully with this background.

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If you have a pergola or a canopy…even a tree nearby, the Table-Hanging Lantern is a great touch. These hold candles and the gold-leaf panels keep the candle burning evenly. Wouldn’t they be captivating at night?! You can even put these on a table top.

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I love outdoor furniture that is as cozy as what you have in your living room. The Malaga Scatterback Outdoor Sofa has modern legs and arms for a sleek design. It is upholstered in advanced weather-resistant fabric.

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Now let’s add some pattern to the space. The pattern of the Velvet Gate Pillow plays perfectly with the bold black and white stripe. These are indoor pillows, but I prefer to use them outdoors. I never leave pillows outdoors anyways. Then, when it gets colder out, you have another beautiful set of pillows to use inside.

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Polished concrete is perfect for an outdoor room. The Harewood Bench/Table can be used as a coffee table or extra seating.

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If you want to add some greenery but don’t want the hassle of caring for it, a preserved boxwood it the ticket. The Preserved Oval Boxwood Domes are great to set on tables. I would not leave them out in the elements though. They are a nice touch if you have a covered patio or don’t mind bringing them indoors.

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To add some elegance and form, the Kew Gardens Finial is a lovely addition. These are the perfect scale for a table top. I love the aged patina.

So, there are a few ideas to get you thinking about your summer lounge.

I ‘d like to welcome Bliss Home & Design as our new sponsor!! Sponsors help keep this blog going and I appreciate the support!!

Browse their website for beautiful home decor and furnishings.

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I welcome Bliss Home & Design as our new sponsor here at B @ H. This is a brand that I love and I am happy to share it with you!!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide and win $500 to C. Wonder!!

I just realized that Mother’s Day is about 2 weeks away…Sunday, May 11th to be exact!! I have some gift ideas for Mom to share with you from the Mother’s Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder.  PLUS you have a chance to win $500 to shop there!!! It is a great place to find unique gifts or find something for yourself (wink, wink!).

C.Wonder Mother's Day Gift Guide via Bliss at Home

 From left to right:  Flamingo Suede Smoking Slipper, Golden Coral Frame,  Ikat Tea For One Set, Enamel Initial Monogram Bracelet, Monogram Jewelry Box

Honey, kids..listen up…

I will take any of those items above (or all of them, let’s be honest!) if you are completely stumped on what to buy me for Mother’s Day. I can drop a hint, can’t I!?!

Be sure to shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder! You can shop all the items I featured here or find favorites of your own for Mom (or yourself, who are we kidding?!) C. Wonder has such a great selection of feminine gifts. Everything from jewelry and clothing to home decor and kitchen items. I love that so many of their products you can make personal with a monogram. Their patterns are trendy and they have many color options available on several of their products.

I just recently shopped C. Wonder for a few things myself, and I saved some extra money using these C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com. I saved a total of $83 off my entire purchase, so you should check those out for sure!

CWonder $500 Giveaway

Like what you see here and want to get your hands on some great gifts for mom? I’ve teamed up with Oh to Be a Muse and other bloggers to give you the chance to win a $500 C. Wonder e-gift card when you enter this Mother’s Day Giveaway courtesy of Coupons.com. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends May 9, 2014.

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It’s a great time to shop for Mom so be sure to shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder!

I’d like to thank Coupons.com and C. Wonder for sponsoring this post. As always, I only share what I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

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