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Stuck on Hue Custom Pillows and a GIVEAWAY!

Custom Designer Pillows from Stuck on Hue

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Last week, I shared the reveal of our bedroom design. I love the changes I made in there so much!  When I design a space of my own, it is a mix of styles. Always traditional foundations with modern influences and a pop of color. I mix high-end with thrifty finds and love to bring in texture. One of my secret weapons for achieving a polished look is to incorporate designer fabrics into the mix. One of my favorite go-to sources for custom designer pillows is the Etsy shop Stuck on Hue.

Room designed by Kristin Cadwallader | Bliss at Home

Adding designer fabric through pillows is a lot more cost-effective than upholstering an entire piece of furniture and takes your whole look up a notch.  Designer fabrics are so wonderful to the touch and you can definitely tell the difference. Stuck on Hue carries my FAVORITE designer fabrics. Seriously, every designer fabric I love is there!  Stuck on Hue also makes them to order in a variety of sizes.

Bedroom design by Kristin Cadwallader | Bliss at Home

As you see in our bedroom, the animal print pillow on our bed from Stuck on Hue adds some major style to the space. It completes the modern mix. I selected the Jamil pillow from their online shop, and ordered a custom size to my specifications. Stuck on Hue also carries the down inserts and can get them for those custom sizes which is so great.

Animal Print with Kelly Green via Bliss at Home

Bedroom design by Kristin Cadwallader | Bliss at Home

The quality of a Stuck on Hue pillow is fantastic and they come with zipper closures which I prefer over a folded back. Their prices are very reasonable too.

In case there was any doubt in your minds…Hi, my name is Kristin and I have a designer pillow addiction. Like, I want all the pillows.

And now it’s shopping and giveaway time! Stuck on Hue is offering a special discount code for B@H readers starting today!

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You can also enter to win a $50 credit to Stuck on Hue!!

You have 2 ways to enter! Enter here on the blog for up to 3 entries and then enter on Instagram to increase your chances of winning.

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Once entered, be sure to join us on Instagram for another chance to win! Good luck my lovely readers!! I know what my next pillow purchase is going to be!

This post is in collaboration with the Etsy shop Stuck on Hue. Stuck on Hue provided the pillow for our bedroom makeover and I love to support small shops that are doing big things. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

 

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Friday Shop | Arhaus Furniture

Arhaus Furniture Collections

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Anyone else dreaming of sun and sea right about now?

If you have been hit heavy with cold and snow like we have here in Illinois, it is making warm weather dreams that much sweeter. It’s funny to think that in a few weeks we will be starting to head outdoors and get our yards and patios ready for spring!

Until then, I thought we’d take a little detour to Greece…

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I always get in an extreme state of wanderlust at this time of year. The travel bug is sneaking up big time! Think of Greece under the sun with its bleached buildings, blue rooftops, and bougainvillea in full bloom. That was the inspiration for this mood board. I found the perfect outdoor furniture pieces at Arhaus Furniture to complete the look. They even have an outdoor furniture collection named Santorini, how perfect is that!?!  I have been familiar with Arhaus for a while now and a trip to one of their showrooms always delights. I can vouch for their quality and they have options for many styles and their online site is full of furniture and decor you will love.

A few of those pieces above are on sale, so grab them while their hot!

*Other exciting news: If you are in the Sarasota, FL area, the newest Arhaus store opens on the 27th!  You lucky-duckies in Florida can go check out the goods and adorn your patios right now.

Happy Friday friends! Think warm thoughts…the thaw will be here before we know it!

This is a sponsored post for Arhaus. For real–I love this shop and I am happy to share it with you. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Our New Animal Print Runner

Bonjour! I am saying bonjour a lot lately…only because we are planning our dream Paris trip for next year…but that is neither here nor there! Today is all about this fabulous animal print runner I added to our home. You may remember the inspiration post I did a couple of weeks back on animal print runners. I have been obsessed with this look to say the least. I finally pulled the trigger and now our hallway is walking on the wild side and I totally love it!

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It was love at first sight. When I was looking online for a runner, I found the Safavieh Soho rug at Rugs USA. It has the perfect pattern repeat and I like that the spots are larger.

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It was love at first touch too for everyone in the family. It’s 100% wool and hand-tufted, the quality is great. It’s nice and thick and the perfect weight for a runner. It’s my youngest’s favorite new place to play with his cars.

hallway-11 He says the spots make a maze. They totally do.

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This hallway was the perfect place to add in some animal print without it being too much. The white walls and the contrast of the black light fixture are pretty perfect with the runner.

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Be sure to check out Rugs USA  and see their entire collection of animal print rugs. You can also see the ever popular Moroccan Shag like I used in our living room. They have something for every taste and budget.

I am going to go back to driving through the car maze with my main daytime squeeze!!

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What do you think of the animal print runner look? Love it or leave it? It may not be for everyone, but it certainly is for me! It adds a richness and a little pattern play to a neutral space.

This post is brought to you in partnership with Rugs USA. As always, I only share what I love and the little things that make my heart go pitter-patter. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

January Month in Review

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Happy February, everyone!

January was a busy month as we have been working on several projects for 2015. I enjoy doing these Month in Review posts because it is nice to have all the posts from the month in one organized recap. This way you can easily revisit something, see all the posts from a series, or catch up if you missed one. Here’s our January Month in Review and it is full of design and some DIY you can tackle on any given weekend.

DIY PROJECTS

My office space had to be moved again due to the remodeling going on around here. This simple DIY was the jumping off point for my new workspace and a bedroom refresh.

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Framed Paper Art

Our DIY library wall is one of my favorite projects we have finished in our home and it got taken up a notch with some beautiful grasscloth and a little help from Walls Republic.

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Grasscloth Backed Bookcases

DESIGN PROJECTS

We have quite a few design projects going on right now. Even some I haven’t shared yet! I shared the design process of our bedroom refresh in a series the month of January. I’m just waiting on one more thing to arrive and we can photograph it and share the reveal soon! I just love the way it is coming together.

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Bedroom Bedding Options

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Bedroom Rug Options

One very large project we have been tackling this month is our bathroom makeover. This is a complete gut and remodel project. We haven’t been sharing the process on the blog and we are saving all the details for the big reveal. There is a lot going on behind the scenes on this one and it is the design project that I am most excited about so far in 2015! We did share the design plans so you could get an idea of what we have been doing around here. You can get some behind the scenes teasers on our Instagram too.

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Bathroom Makeover Plans

SHOP THE LOOK

With a new year comes new office supplies and I shared my favorite ways to stay organized in 2015.

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On My Desk 2015

I have been busy sourcing decor for our bathroom remodel and shared some of my finds that will totally pump up the style in your bathroom.

Bathroom Accessories to Add Style

Sources for Chic Bathroom Accessories

After the holidays and the decluttering, it’s nice to refresh your decor and wardrobe a bit. I found some awesome finds that won’t hurt your pocketbook at Target.

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My Target Style Finds

GET INSPIRED

So much inspires me in the world of design and I like to share the love. I shared some great examples of how to add animal print into your space in a tasteful way.

Animal Print Runner Inspiration

Animal Print Runner Inspiration Gallery

FEATURED

The January/February issue of HGTV Magazine hit newsstands and I had fun collaborating on a design around a basic sofa.

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HGTV Magazine Feature

Our February projects are in full swing and we are still working away on our bathroom remodel.  I will also have some Valentine’s Day decor and ideas to share soon too.

We were snowed in yesterday and enjoyed a family day at home. Anyone else in the same boat? We got a foot of snow and it was blustery, so school was cancelled and Dave couldn’t commute to work. It’s coming your way East Coast friends! Stay warm!!

My Latest Target Style Finds

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Hey! So, at the end of January I start to get antsy. I want to buy new clothes, but I want to wait until I shed the last of those holiday pounds. I want to spruce up the house, but I don’t want to spend a lot because, let’s face it,  we just got done spending over the holidays. Plus, there’s the whole we just edited our spaces excuse. So, here are some light on the pocketbook finds that will feed that desire to refresh, but won’t break the bank from non other than Target. Target, the place you cannot enter without buying at least 2 things you didn’t go in there for.

Hey, how did that make it into the cart? Kids, did you throw that pair of ladies leopard shoes in there when I wasn’t looking?! Can’t take you guys anywhere! Well, alright!  Just this once…”

OK, I’ve never said that, but you get it. I just did a guilt-free splurge on the items above because I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. They are my latest Target style finds and some I bought in store and others are online only. It cures the shopping urges I stated above. I’ve been wanting that gold flatware FOREVER and it is finally back in stock. I’m excited it will be here before our annual Valentine’s Day dinner which I am starting to plan. I’m going for a vintage glam mix this year.

Other than that, we will be working on the gold and marble goddess. Getting closer to the finish line!

Have a fab weekend!

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Bathroom Accessories to Add Style

 

soap | soap dish | towel hook | vase | tray | art | towels | shelf

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Sorry for my absenteeism earlier this week. We are facing round 3 of strep throat in our family. It is the illness that does not want to leave. Pretty much like the unwanted house guest or Cousin Eddie, if you catch my drift. We have done all the necessary things to try to rid it out of our family, but it is just hanging around like a creepy cousin making all of us uncomfortable. Hopefully, the stronger meds will send it packing this time!

Since I had no desire or energy for that matter to work on anything, I did manage to do some online shopping for our bathroom remodel. Oh, you guys!! The gold and marble goddess…I am ALL ABOUT this makeover! I’m saving this for a big reveal though…no in-process sharing this time, unless you catch my occasional tease on Instagram.

It is full of some gorgeousness with a side of vintage. A few flea market scores have totally added some uniqueness to this space too. We are going to try to have it finished by the end of the month to share with you soon!

As you see above, I rounded up some key things you need for a well-adorned bathroom. These bathroom accessories are the extras that add personality. It’s those extra details that really polish a space and make it feel warm and welcoming. Plus, this bathroom we are working on is the only bathroom on our main floor. It has to function as a guest bath for visitors too.

Until we have the big gold and marble goddess reveal, I will be sharing more about our bedroom design and some new additions to our living room.

My Favorite Office Accessories of 2015

Another year, another way to keep stylish and organized. I love to purchase a few new desk accessories with the beginning of the new year. It’s such a great motivator and pick-me-up.

Being organized is such a huge key to success for me! Without planners, lists, and a place to keep things I use everyday, it would be straight chaotic up in here!

Your workspace, no matter how big or small, should be an inspiring place. Chic office accessories make all the difference. If you have to spend a lot time there, it might as well put you in a good mood, right?

Here are my favorite office accessories of 2015. All of them are on my desk and keeping me chic and organized for another blogging year.

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This year, I embraced flower power and wanted the wall over my desk to be full of happy vibes. I adore this Peony Bouquet Print for its colors and peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

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Gold and acrylic office accessories are still a favorite around here. I indulged in my love of Kate Spade with this Kate Spade New York Acrylic Pencil Cup. It says “a stroke of genius” engraved inside. Super cute!

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I HAVE TO HAVE a calendar in plain view. My time flies by between work and the kids. A lot of times, I am quickly checking dates for something. If I am looking at my email to check something, all I have to do is glance up and see the calendar. I can’t tell you how helpful this is and a time saver. When I first saw the 2015 Les Fleurs Calendar, I knew we needed to have a hot date together (get it, I am so funny…to myself and probably myself only). The colors and artwork are A-MA-ZING!

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Rifle Paper Co. is KILLING IT lately! This Emerald Peonies Wrapping Paper can be used for so much more than just wrapping paper. I knew it would make some pretty fabulous wall art, so that is just what I did. I was inspired by the De Gournay wall paper panels that I love so much. This is my really inexpensive version of the look. I have another sheet leftover so I am thinking of lining my desk drawers or making book covers with it.

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I have learned over the years that I am a 7-year-old-child and need to write things down in pencil so I can easily erase them.  Deadlines change, post line-ups get altered. I am a planner, but you need to be flexible in blogging. Shipments arrive damaged or late, I may get inspired by something and want to write on that instead of what I had planned. Pencils are just a better tool for me. Plus, I prefer to draw designs in pencil. It’s my inescapable artist background. I just treated myself to these girly themed She is pencils.

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I am so 1993, and this Sugar Paper 2015 Daily Planner is my grown-up Trapper Keeper. Creative people can be scattered-brained. Let’s face it, we are a unique breed. I love this planner because it is a good size and has monthly calendars and a day-by-day scheduler. I am an if-I-write-it-down-I-will-do-it kind of person. I like to check things off and organize my thoughts and schedules. I tried doing this on my phone, but it was a huge fail. I’m just a pencil and paper kind of girl.

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Ah, yes! When I schedule my week for the blog, I then break it down into tasks to finish each day. With several projects going on and planning for new ones, it is a lot to balance. I love this weekly desk pad for doing just that. This helps me manage my time each day. One day may read: source bathroom accessories, reply to this email, write this post, paint this room, photograph this project, etc. It really helps me fit in what needs to be done and helps me spread it out over the week so it is doable. Without doing this, trust me, nothing would get done in a workable time frame!

There’s what’s on my desk for 2015 and maybe a little too much insight into how I operate!

Let’s make this year amazing!

My Favorite Design Books

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and I am always happy to see a design book under the tree. For the design lover in your life, you really can’t go wrong giving them one as a gift OR a piece of art they’ve been eyeing for that matter! Am I right, design happy people out there? Well, art aside, today I wanted to help out and share my favorite design books and the ones I’ve been eyeing…hint, hint …if you have any last-minute gifts to grab for me. 

Favorite Design Books from B@H

All these books above I love and I have already. They all offer me something different and I love to flip through them. They also look pretty great on a coffee table, because books are decor too you know.

Left to right: Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Colors, Celerie Kemble Black & White, Domino The Book of Decorating, Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody, Will Taylor Bright Bazaar.

My Favorite Design Books from B@H

These books have been on my wish list for Christmas. I have pawed through a few of them at the bookstore. Yep, I am one of those people who goes to bookstores and sometimes just browses, OBNOXIOUS, I know! You will notice that when I say design books that also means from the world of fashion. I pull so much inspiration from fashion too, because, essentially, you are “dressing your home”. Design is design is design.

Left to right: Allegra Hicks An Eye for Design, Vogue Living Houses Gardens People, Erin Gates Elements of Style, Mary McDonald Interiors, Impact 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

My Favorite Design Books from B@H

These are the books I want to know what’s inside! I love Chanel…hello! Black and White forever. And the rest of these I’ve seen the covers and I am oh so intrigued! They got to be good, right? Look at the covers…don’t judge a book by its cover…Well, I think they all look pretty darn good!

Left to Right by title: Artfully Modern Interiors by Richard Mishaan, Tom Ford, Chanel Set of Three, Campion Platt Made to Order, Markham Roberts Decorating the Way I See It.

Give the gift of books and make someone’s holiday! They are usually quick to ship from online stores too, so easy holiday shopping at your fingertips.

Merry Christmas!!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOSTESS

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas here. It’s snowing, it’s Thanksgiving week, it’s SNOWING

The weeks ahead are full of family gatherings, holiday parties, and travels. Here are some great gift ideas for the hostesses in your life. I always like to keep some gifts on hand this time of year to have ready-to-go for our next holiday gathering. These are sure to please and make a stylish “thank you”.

Also, don’t miss out…the Wrist Soirée giveaway is still going on…

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Happy Holidays!

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Wrist Soiree Sale and GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday! I thought we’d end the week with an awesome sale and giveaway from Wrist Soirée. I’m sure a lot of you are already familiar with this fabulous jewelry and accessory brand, but incase you aren’t — you are in for a treat!

As a special bonus, I have a SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE and GIVEAWAY for you too!

Wrist Soiree Sale and Giveaway

With the holidays almost here, it’s a great time to start thinking about gift-giving. It’s also time to step up our style game for all those holiday parties! Nothing completes a holiday look better than a little sparkle. I have been thinking about what to buy the stylish ones in my life as I have been decorating for the season. I think some Wrist Soirée is a pretty good idea.

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Our home is starting to get the holiday treatment and a little Wrist Soirée on my arm is the perfect inspiration for that extra sparkle.

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What I love most about Wrist Soirée is even if I am just wearing jeans, these bracelets take my whole look up a notch.

I am wearing the Metallic Leather Tassel Bracelet in Gold and the Amelia Bracelet in Crystal both available on http://www.wristsoiree.com now.

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I have a thing for metallics and it shows in my Wrist Soirée

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I am going to keep decking the halls around here and will have some holiday interiors to show you soon!

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While I keep making my house sparkle hard…Check out my favorite holiday picks from Wrist Soirée that will make great gifts or add the perfect sparkle to your holiday attire.

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Let the holiday shopping begin! And as an added bonus…

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I’d like to thank my sweet friend, Lakeitha, for offering this special sale and giveaway for Wrist Soirée. Not only is she the talented designer behind Wrist Soirée, but she also writes the fabulous lifestyle blog http://www.lakeithaduncan.com. She is doing amazing things and inspiring others to live healthy and sparkle hard.

Happy Weekend and let the holiday shopping begin…

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