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Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours | Fall Home Tour

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Welcome!

It’s time for the Fall Edition of Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours! If you are coming from Kelly’s blog Eclectically Vintage, I hope you enjoy seeing my somewhat unconventional take on how I am welcoming fall into our home this year.

Fall Home Tour | Bliss at Home

Truth be told, I have several projects in the works right now. I can’t share the details just yet, but I can let you in on what’s been going on very soon. Promise!

With that said, I haven’t had a ton of time shop for fall decor… nor do I want to. I love fall staples like pumpkins and gourds, but our stores just started to put these out. It seems too early to me. I’m more of a October pumpkin buying kind of girl.

This fall, I am really feeling a different approach to cozying up our nest.

Fresh and modern fall inspiration

 

While out thrifting one day, I found a gorgeous silk embroidered Spanish shawl or piano shawl…I’m not quite sure its original purpose. The floral design just screamed fall to me. The colors are rich, and I knew I wanted this to be my jumping off point.

Fall florals are trending this season, but I’m not the kind of girl who hops on every trend. This just happens to be a coincidence or happy accident.

I first shopped my house for items to incorporate into our fall decor. I stuck to pulling things from the inspiration I gave above.

I also stumbled upon some striking dahlias at the farmer’s market and they compliment the look and feel of what I wanted to bring into our space.

Pull inspiration from your surroundings

Without further ado, here’s our fall home tour

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I am loving this carefree approach to fall decor in our home this year. As the harvest comes in, this will evolve and change. It’s so great to enjoy those last blooms of summer and usher in some fall-inspired pieces.

Next up on this blog hop style fall home tour is Perfectly Imperfect.

Fall Edition BSHT Participating Bloggers

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:
The White Buffalo Styling Co:
The Nester:
Eclectically Vintage:
Bliss at Home:
Perfectly Imperfect:
DIY Playbook:
Décor Chick:
Rain on a Tin Roof:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:
The Inspired Room:
Home Stories A to Z:
Charming in Charlotte:
Thistlewood Farms:
Julie Blanner:
Beneath My Heart:
Cuckoo 4 Design:
Dwellings by Devore:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:
Southern Hospitality:
Just a Girl:
Number Fifty-three:
My Fabuless Life:
In My Own Style:
Iron & Twine:
Run to Radiance:
The Thriftress:
Primitive & Proper:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
The Handmade Home:
DIY Showoff:
Simple Stylings:
Shabby Creek Cottage:
The Chronicles of Home:
Finding Home:
DesignPost Interiors:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:
Jones Design Company
Jen Rizzo
Dimples & Tangles
Desert Domicile
Tatertots & Jello
Retro Ranch Reno
Eleven Gables
Sarah M. Dorsey
 This, That, & Life
Tomorrow, I will be sharing a new design challenge that I am taking part in:
Next up, be sure to visit Perfectly Imperfect and see how she is decking her home out for the season!

 

the STYLE mix | links from the week

Hello, hello! It’s Friday, y’all! You know what means…it’s time for the STYLE mix!

Oh, and it’s brisk baby!  Like sweater weather time here in Northern Illinois. Nothing puts a smile on my face more than opening up that front door and being greeted by fall in the morning!!

…And, good things are brewing over here at B @ H! I can’t wait to share with you in the following weeks…but enough about me…today is more about you!

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Let’s give it up for Laura Dro! She’s phat…(P-H-A-T)… For real, that print above, I’m in love! Oh, geez, what has gotten into me today?!

It has to be the ridiculously good mood I am in brought on by the autumn temps around here!

I sometimes wonder if I had my own radio talk show, would anyone listen to these ramblings? My nonsensical words would fill the minds of some audience comprising of 2 or 3 really bored people with nothing better to do– one being my mother.

Enough of this silliness! Let’s get to the links of week:

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Apples are on my mind. To be more exact, all the things I am going to make with all the apples we pick at the orchard this weekend. I spied this French Apple Tart recipe and think I need to make it for the boys.

BTW- I like dressing for occassions. The annual apple orchard trip is a chance to wear something that one would wear while picking apples…or what I think one wears to pick apples. It has to be completely impractical of course. As seen in the next photo…last year I went for Swiss Miss or some sort of milk maid…I think I have my activities confused.

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Speaking of dressing for occassions…I have an event next week that I am excited to attend in NYC and I had to get this bright red skirt from Express!

A DIY geometric light fixture is something I want to incorporate into Sam’s room makeover and I really really like this DIY $10 Light Fixture for inspiration.

This pillow tutorial makes me want to stop staring at my sewing machine and actually use it!

I love marble and I love gold and this Ikea VITTSJO bookcase hack has both! It’s fab, you must see it!

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So, the hashtag project I started so I could spy into your pretty little homes is going swimmingly. Yep, I said swimmingly. I can at any moment grab my mobile device and look right into your homes without you knowing (insert evil genius laugh here…and here). I can’t help it, I am a born home interior stalker. If your shades are open on your windows at night and I drive by, I WILL slow down to see what the situation is in there. Beware…I could be anywhere. For all you know, I am looking at your home right now on my phone as I type this. (insert evil genius laugh here too)

Oh, Dans le Lakehouse, little do you know…wait!

What?!

Er…No!

I’m not looking at your awesome kitchen right now, or am I? (insert evil genius eyebrow raise)

Here’s my favorites from the #bhfavmoment feed this week…

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Okay, so I might have been staring at your kitchen Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse. You caught me!!!! You’re a turquoise goddess. It’s pretty fantastic, don’t you guys agree?

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I am totally in love with what Dusty from All Things G + D did here! Fall is in the air and I love this little glimpse of her fall decor.

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Pam from Simple Details always knocks it out of the park! I love her DIY tortoise vase. Yeah, it’s DIY!

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Courtney from  A Thoughtful Place is a rock star. She has designing spaces down and I love how she mixed things up in her bedroom.  This whole look is so soothing and I just want to curl up in that bed, but that might freak her out! She is way too sweet a person and we are not at that point in our relationship where spooning would be allowed.

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Isn’t this pretty? Erin from DIY on the Cheap made her own watercolor art and I love the way she styled it all too!

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Last but not least this week, Kathy from Up to Date Interiors shared her nightstand. It is so good! I love the art–all of it…it just works!

Keep those moments coming! I can’t wait to see what you share next!

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And so you don’t miss a thang…here’s what I was up to this week on B @ H:

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MAKE YOUR OWN PET STATION

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STYLING | HANGING ART ON THE BOOKCASES

(or why Laura Dro is phat! P-H-A-T)

Geezsh! I told you the fall weather makes me ultra silly! I’m a sandwich full of crazy with a side of nonsense today! You brave people who actually read this post instead of scrolling to all the pretty pictures…my apologies!

Now I am going to pick some apples. Have a great weekend!!

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the STYLE mix | 09-05-2014

Happy Weekend!

Fall is in the air in Northern Illinois today. A cold front moved in and it is perfect mid-70 degree weather here. You know I am giddy with excitement!

It’s so great to be back in our home, back to working, a routine, back to blogging!

Here are some pretty fab things I’ve spied around the web this week and just had to share with you too!

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First off, a change of seasons means a new desktop image! Does anyone else get excited about doing this as much as I do?  I have to thank Kelly Christine Studio for sharing this fab desktop freebie that sports one of my favorite fall quotables from F. Scott Fitzgerald. You can visit their blog and download your own here.

My sweet friend Carrie did a fantastic table makeover using that awesome marble contact paper that we have all been singing praises about. She scored it on Amazon for $10 too, so I need to check that out!

I adored the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Favorite Room Edition and one thing that caught my eye was this wall treatment from Michelle over at Iron & Twine. It’s easy and makes such an impact!

Thinking about the cooler weather coming makes me realize that my throw blankets are lacking. I am finding an excuse to buy this Pom Pom Hand Crochet Throw from Pottery Barn. I want to wrap up in it so very badly!

style-links-2 Now it’s #bhfavmoment time!! Again, you guys!! You just blow me away with how stylish you all are! It is so hard to choose just one of your images, so I made a command decision…I am going to share a few every week. Hey, I can do that because I am the rule maker ;)

First up this week is this gorgeous image from @sitamontgomeryinteriors! Everything she touches turns to gold I swear. Such a design talent! Her blog:  www.sitamontgomeryinteriors.com

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I love this little peek at this fun gallery wall and hello! Awesome chair! Thanks for sharing @kaylawtaylor!

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I love a good thrifty find and @brynalyn shared her latest score. Vintage and awesome! You can follow Brynne on her blog http://www.thegatheredhome.com.

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I am a sucker for a pretty entry way and some great abstract art and @shannon_burlapandlace always brings it! Her moment is styled perfection and the colors in her artwork are brilliant! You can see more at Shannon’s blog http://www.burlapandlaceblog.com.

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@homestylereport shared a glimpse of her closet makeover and I adore it. The warm wood tones against the gray and gold totally works! You can read more at Jenn’s blog http://www.homestylereport.com.

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Last but certainly not least is @jenniferdimplesandtangles. Jennifer shared this awesome image. Hello bamboo beauties and pretty pillows. You can read more at Jennifer’s blog http://www.dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com.

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Be sure to keep sharing those moments! I love seeing what you guys are up to in your homes. So much inspiration!

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And so you don’t miss a thing…this week on B@H…

Entry Way Makeover with a high end look on a budget

DIY ENTRY WAY MAKEOVER

10-EASY-FALL-DECORATING-IDEAS 10 FALL DECORATING IDEAS TO TRY

 

I hope you all enjoy a beautiful weekend!

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

GIVEAWAY 5 | BLOG ANNIVERSARY WEEK

What a fun week so far, huh!?!

It’s Day 5 of our Blog Anniversary Week!

It’s been such a great celebration week of our 2 year Blog Anniversary!! I love that I can share some of my favorite things with you and give you a chance to take them home.

If you are just joining us, all week long I have had giveaways of some of my favorite things.You can enter all the giveaways at the end of this post.

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Today, is our last giveaway and it is a great one! I shared the latest addition to my son’s bedroom last week from Holly + Martin. Holly + Martin has a great line of modern furniture and I love them as a company. You will have a chance to win the Ottico 3-piece Table Set that we featured in my little guy’s room! This is my new favorite piece of furniture in our house. They are stacking tables that you can use as shelving or separately as individual tables. Very clever!

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Enter the giveaway by following the Rafflecopter below. You can earn up to 4 entries!!

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YOU CAN STILL ENTER TO WIN DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3 AND DAY 4 GIVEAWAYS:

Win a print of your choice from LUCIANA

ENTER HERE

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Win a Moroccan shag rug from Rugs USA

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Win a $100 gift card to Crane & Canopy

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Win a Finish Max Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

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It’s been such a fun week of giveaways to celebrate our 2 year blog-o-versary!!

I will be sharing the winners each day next week at the end of my blog posts so be sure to check back to see if you have won!! 

Also, next week I will be sharing a bit about our first week as East Coasters and our summer rental.

I’d like to thank Holly + Martin for sponsoring this giveaway for the B@H | Blog Anniversary Week!

B @H Monthly || May

Helloooooooo Summer! That’s what I’m talking about! June is the official beginning of summer in my mind. The kids are out of school and the pool is open! This year is an extra special summer for all of us since we will be spending it as East Coasters!! Yep– that’s right! This Illinois girl is headed to Connecticut for a full summer of New England adventures!! We leave today!!! We could be in the car right now…

Oh, and guess what else happens in June?! My blog-o-versary!! 2 years of B @ H. I have planned a week of celebration for you guys with what else, but a whole lot of goodies! Giveaways everyday next week :) It’s my way of saying thank you to all of you who I share my projects and life with on a daily basis. I am so excited about the prizes and can’t wait to share them with you!  You guys make this all worth it :)

So, here’s our Best of May recap. Every month, I like to highlight all the projects, plans, decor and happenings around here. Thanks so much for joining me on all my design and DIY adventures! Let’s get to it!

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I made an Audrey Hepburn inspired clothing rack for the first month of the Summer Style Soiree.

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Another fun touch are these DIY embellished hangers.

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I also got my paint on and gave our home a little more curb appeal by using the HomeRight Finish Max Pro to give our door a makeover.

How to Professionally Paint a Door the FAST WAY!

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I am a new contributor over at Mohawk Flooring’s blog Creative Home and I shared some ways to add color to your summer entertaining.

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I shared our office photo shoot for my feature over at The Office Stylist. I also shared some sources for my favorite office accessories.

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I shared details about my Paleo lifestyle and why Paleo has changed my life.

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My office got some new furniture pieces that give me more storage and I love the sleek modern design.

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One of my favorite things I shared this month is the progress I have made on Sam’s bedroom makeover.

Holly + Martin Ottico 3-piece Tables

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The giveaway for the HomeRight Finish Max Pro is still going on! You still have time to enter. This is so great for getting a pro finish on cabinets, doors, furniture and more!

ENTER HERE

HomeRight Finish Max Pro

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I also want to take time out to give a special thank you to these wonderful websites and blogs that featured my work in the month of May:

Apartment Therapy

6th Street Design School

The Office Stylist

A Stroll Thru Life

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The month of June brings another Summer Style Soiree! It was so fun seeing all the projects linked up last month. This month the style icon that will be the muse for our projects is Jackie Kennedy. Be sure to join us for project reveals and the link party so you can share your Jackie-inspired projects!

Summer Style Soiree 2014 Invite And as I mentioned above, every single day next week, June 2nd – 6th, we are celebrating!! It’s my 2 year blog-o-versary and I have some great giveaways lined up for you! Each day, I will be hosting a giveaway of some of my favorite things. They’re good!!

Enjoy your weekend friends! When we meet again I will be blogging from my new summer digs in Connecticut!

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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.

My Office Featured + Summer Color

Hi Friends!

Today I want to share with you a couple of places you can find me around the blogosphere.

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First, I am honored to have my home office featured over at The Office Stylist. Sayeh is a talented stylist and lifestyle expert and she features the best offices from around the globe.

Anything modern and chic from PR agencies to designers; creative businesses to yes– bloggers! Some familiar faces in her Office Envy series include Ashlina Kaposta from The Decorista, Carrie Waller from Dream Green DIY, and Working Girl’s ultra-fem office. There is some major eye candy and good design over there, so you will want to check it out!

You can see my office shoot featured on The Office Stylist here and get info on how I designed the space and my brand.

Also, I am over at Mohawk Flooring’s blog Creative Home today sharing some colorful ideas for your next summer gathering.

colorful-summer-entertaining-ideas You can get all the sources on the items featured above. They are so good and at budget-friendly price points! You can also get some ideas on how to create a fun summer party.

See the whole post for all the details.

I have been working on 4 projects here, and will be sharing them very soon! Have a fab Tuesday friends!

Be sure to check out The Office Stylist and Creative Home today!

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!

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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!

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