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Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Bedroom Makeover with bold and feminine style


Today, I am sharing the changes we have made in our bedroom. I loved our soothing bedroom, but it started to feel boring to me. When you see everyone doing what you have, it just starts to feel old and not fresh and new anymore.  There are a BAJILLION serene gray bedrooms all over the web right now. Seriously, I don’t go a day without seeing one. Although, I do love the look– it was time for something different…


For all of you who said go bold or go home, you were so onto my game! Kudos to you for knowing me so well!

A workspace and bedroom all-in-one.

This room presented many challenges since it is pretty small. This space had to function as my temporary office, so I have a desk that is pulling double duty as a nightstand too. The Rifle Paper Co. Emerald Peonies Paper I framed was the jumping off point. It was ultra feminine, so I wanted to work in some bolder pattern to contrast the floral art. Black and white are my favorite neutrals for my personal spaces. It is easy to switch out color and pattern with it as the foundation.

Framed Rifle Peonies Paper for artwork

Now let’s talk about the bed, shall we? 

Since I wanted to bring black and white in, I opted for the Crane & Canopy Linden Black Border Duvet and Shams. I had the shams monogrammed for a more custom, personal feel. The bedding is super soft and has zipper closures which I prefer over buttons or flaps.

My thrift score green office chair is one of my favorite finds to date. It inspired me to layer different shades of green into this room. We can call this room 50 shades of green. Bad over-played joke, I know. I love the way the green plays against the darker gray walls– which brings me to the pillows.

I am so in love with the accent pillows on my bed! Let’s dish on those for a sec!

The 3 green pillows are the Kelly Green 24×24 Pillows from Lacefield. They are exquisitely made and come with down inserts. Definitely quality pieces that I will love for a long time. The larger size is also great. I prefer it to the 20×20 and 18×18 sizes.

For a playful punch, I ordered a custom-sized pillow from the Etsy shop Stuck on Hue. I have my favorite go-to fabrics that I love to use and I was itching to use the Jamil Natural Fabric in my home. Stuck on Hue is such a great resource for custom pillows. They have a variety of designer fabrics that I love and you can even get the down inserts in the perfect size. Which is SO GREAT, especially if you are doing a specialty size.



Bedroom Makeover with bold and feminine details

Bedroom Makeover with feminine and bold details

The other side of the bed and a little DIY.

On my husband’s side of the bed, I wanted to do something a little different for a nightstand. He is NOTORIOUS for spilling his water-glass on the nightstand and he is not much of a coaster user.  I thought this the perfect moment to use this faux alligator fabric from Online Fabric Store. It’s vinyl and wipeable for spills. Waterproof and chic. Win-win.

I got this brass bamboo tray stand on clearance from C. Wonder (who is no longer with us, le sigh), but the tray to fit the top was out of stock. With a little DIY prowess we built a custom tray out of plywood. We upholstered the tray with the faux gator fabric and now we have a beautiful tray that fits perfectly on the stand…and did I mention it is waterproof? I love you, honey! You are my favorite water-spiller.

DIY tray table for nightstand

DIY Bamboo Tray Table with Faux White Croc

Now what’s on the floor?

Since the pattern in the artwork and pillow was small, I selected a large bold graphic pattern for the area rug. A few weeks ago, I polled you lovely readers on whether to go bold or vintage. As much as I love an over-dyed rug, I felt that the bold rug fit the design better. When I found it, I went with my gut and I am glad I did. I selected the Rugs USA Satara Diamonds Rug because the pattern was extra large and it also had the same dark gray as my walls. It adds a more modern feel to the space, but also compliments the mix of styles. Just note that the rug is 100% wool and it will shed for the first couple months, but that is normal.


Bedroom makeover with green, black, white, gold, and pops of pink.



Peonies Paper  |  Kelly Green Pillows  |  Animal Print Pillow  |  Bedding Set  |  Faux Gator  |  Diamonds Rug

What I love most about this room is it is a mix of high-end decor, flea market finds, budget-friendly accents, and some smart DIY projects. It combines my love of traditional and modern and throws in a pop of color. It’s my signature style.

That’s part of my goal with this blog–to give you the inspiration to find your own signature style. Even if you don’t have a flare for design or decorating, maybe you can see some little things to do that will change your spaces and make them personal.  Whether it is framing some beautiful paper or splurging on some quality pillows– it’s yours to discover.

I’ll be sharing more about my tried and true sources I used in this post next week. It is so great when you can find amazing product and great customer service all-in-one.


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Isn’t She Lovely…

Well, as you may have read by now…I did not make it to week 2 on Creating with the Stars. My knockoff was in the bottom 3…so away we go! A big congratulations to all that are continuing on!!! All of us should be proud we were selected in the first place. No sad faces allowed.

So here she is.  Cue the music…sing it Stevie…

Isn’t she lovely!

Isn’t she wonderful!

Isn’t she precious!

Less than one minute old

I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she

But isn’t she lovely made from love

B @ H || Creating with the Stars Knockoff B @ H || Creating with the Stars Knockoff Bliss at Home - CWTS - Knockoff Open I am completely proud of her even if the votes didn’t reflect her awesomeness. She was made from scratch and as Stevie sang– made from love. A love of all things fabulous!

You better believe I will be sharing a tutorial on how I made her when I am allowed to release it!

It’s a little bittersweet not going on in the competition. My mind was already on the next project. Maybe it’s for the best, since I do have an entire bathroom to remodel and tile, let alone a kitchen to finish.

I am keeping her in my office and she is going to be used for storing my work stuff. So, you guys will get to see my office pretty soon! The art on the wall that I DIY’ed will also be staying. I really like the arrangement.

I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Kristin from The Hunted Interior for all her advice and expertise! She was a dream to work with and it really didn’t feel like ‘work’ collaborating with her. She’s one busy blogger and she took the time to give me ideas on everything from projects to styling. It was pure fun and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Also, if you haven’t yet…check out my post on spring trends and enter to win that $150 to shop West Elm or Target! 

Spring Decor || B @ H


Now I am going to go whisper sweet nothings to my pretty little green cabinet…


New Rugs USA Area Rug Review

Howdy! Today I am sharing the review of our new Rugs USA area rug. I’m being a little sneaky because this rug is meant for my office, but the office isn’t ready to share yet. I brought it up to the living room and I got to say I really like it in here! It might have to stay here, I don’t know.

Rugs Usa Area Rug Review || B @ H

I selected the Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug. I chose this rug for a few reasons. I love the look of Moroccan shag rugs. They are so plush and beautiful. I wanted something plush for my office space since it is in the basement and it is cooler down there. I also needed a rug that had gray in it. I loved that this rug had a gray option.

Moroccan Shag Rug Review Rugs USA

Another plus to this rug is that it comes in a variety of sizes. I selected the 6’7 x 9 size based on my room measurements for the office. As you can see, it also fits nicely in my living room leaving about a foot border of the hardwoods. I love using rugs to anchor and define a space.


Sam is a big fan of this new rug too. Everyone in the fam has been walking on it barefoot because it is so comfy on the footsies!


I love the larger pattern too. It is a nice way to bring in some pattern without being too over-powering.


A lot of Moroccan shag rugs are wool but this one is 100% Polypropylene. So it is ideal if you have kids and pets. Easy to clean and vacuum. Zoey has spent many hours just laying and rolling on it.


Here’s just a few more shots of it in the living room. I am really considering leaving it in here now and doing something different in office. What do you think?

Rugs USA area rug review || B @ H table-overhead view-into-LR I think I am pretty sold on the fact that I may have to look for something else for the office now. These photos are convincing me!

USA Rug Review || B @ H Rug USA review || B @ H

I would highly recommend ordering from you guys! They have a great selection and fantastic prices and sales. We are very happy with our new rug!

Plus, now until Feb. 19th thousands of rugs are 70% off plus free shipping!

This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.

Chic Office Chair Sources

Don’t hate me, but I’ve been holding out on you guys! I’ve been working on something behind the scenes. I’m going to be revealing this project in 2 phases. Let’s just say it rhymes with “schmoffice”.  If you are over the age of 2 and can crack that code– yes, I’m working on my home office. It’s in a part of the house I’ve never shown you guys before and I am really, really excited about the design.

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve had to make some decisions and source some items. Today, I wanted to share some of the stylish office chairs I’ve come across.



All of the chairs are at different price points so I am going to feature them Low $$$ to High $$$.

under 100

ghost chair

Ghost Chair 

under 150

target office chair

Acrylic Rumor Chair

home decoratorsKnot Chair in Black Home Decorators 

under 200


Hi-back Office Chair in White Zyder Stores

cb2 chair

Stratum Office Chair CB2

under 500


Eames Style DSX Fiberglass Chair

west elm

Saddle Office Chair West Elm

over 500


Viceroy Chair Ballard Designs

I will be keeping you up to date on some progress on this space…but I am saving those big reveals!

You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine click here.

Adding Details to Your Front Door

On the Campaign Trail || Door Bling

It’s no secret that I love campaign dressers. I haven’t had any luck thrifting one yet and I stress the yet. Until I find one or IKEA hack one, I thought I could give a little nod to the dresser I love so much.  My front door got a fresh coat of paint and it was looking a little drab still so I decided to add some bling– campaign style!



When I was at Home Depot this week, I wondered in the hardware aisle and saw these and instantly thought of adding them to my door.



Only $2.47 for a pack of four. I got three packs to add around the three windows on our front door. Just a little something to add a little more interest and gold, oh how I am loving gold!

campaign-furniture door-hardware

This foyer has come a long way baby!! I almost forgot what it used to look like.

Remember Donatella?

MAYA-RUDOLPH-SNL Not the real Donatella Versace, but the Maya Rudolph version. Yep, my foyer used to say, “GET OUT!!!!!”

Now my foyer is like, “Isn’t she lovely!” I have Stevie Wonder singing in my head.



We’ll be breaking that down next week. All the details and projects and sharing our penny-pinching ways.

New Canvas Art + A Gallery Wall Sneak Peek

Today, I am sharing some new canvas art with you! I love to hang things on my walls that have meaning. Geezees Canvas Art designs unique canvas art from your own words and personal photos. Their collection is amazing and no matter what your style you will find something to your taste. Here’s the fab word art that they designed for us. word-art The process is really easy. You select the words you want to use. Then, you choose your layout, fonts, background and font colors. The clean lines and high contrast totally work with our style.

We are going to play a bit.  Here’s a few different ways to display your word art. I love to lean a few pieces of art on a long table. I don’t like to be too matchy-matchy but have things that work together. canvas-art   Displayed on its own, it makes a statement. words-on-canvas P1120696 It’s fun to put interesting art on or above your bar cart. Give your guests something fun to read while they are filling their glass. personalized-word-art subway-art Word art adds interest to a gallery wall. I love gallery walls that tell a story and this word art tells our story. You guys are getting  a little teaser today, our gallery wall is not quite finished yet… gallery-wall-geezees geezees-7 Check out  Geezees Canvas Gallery to get some inspiration for your very own word art on canvas.  I am totally smitten with ours and it makes me smile every time I see it.

This is a sponsored post, but as always I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

West Elm Hack

Inspired Design Challenge

Today we are sharing our projects for Week 3 of the Inspired Design Challenge. West Elm was our inspiration for the week and I am excited to reveal our latest DIY!

West Elm Hack Art

As you know, we are collecting items for our very first gallery wall in our home. I really want this wall to speak to who we are as a family. I’ve been printing photos, collecting art, making things, and this August we will be revealing our gallery wall.

I have loved this West Elm Abstract Art Collection since the first time I saw it:

west elm inspiration I wanted one feature piece on our wall since a lot of the other items are smaller. When I saw these, I knew this was something that me and the boys could make together.

DIY canvas supplies

This project cost us less than $15 which I love because the West Elm version was a lot more than I was willing to pay.

To build the canvas:

• A canvas drop cloth (I got mine at Lowes) Super inexpensive!

• wood for frame from the Lumber Dept. 12 ft for a 3 x 2 1/2 foot frame

• wood screws and drill

• staple gun and staples

There are several ways to build a frame for your canvas, from trial and error we have learned to add corner pieces to ensure a sturdy and level frame.

My boys were excited to paint with me. We took it outdoors since the weather has been absolutley gorgeous!

Kids painting

We just used the art and craft paint we already had on hand. We didn’t use any fancy brushes, just basic craft brushes. I made the first brush stroke and we took turns painting line after line.

kids painting 2

Once we got our black brush strokes painted, we followed with white brush strokes, filling in and blending all the gaps.

DIY Brush Stroke art

I am still recovering from being sick all week, but this was a fun low-key activity that I could do with the kids. I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.

DIY Black and white art

I think we did pretty darn good! I haven’t decided on how I want to frame it yet. My first instinct is gold, but I may change my mind.

Black and white abstract

I really love the contrast and texture. Layering the paint worked really well. I showed the boys the inspiration image and they felt like professional little artists. They were so proud. A nice little memory for us to share and I love that we all worked together to create it.

West Elm Hack

Are you ready to see the rest of the Week 3 projects?

west elm inspiration board

1. Jennifer from Brave New Home

2. Lindsay from Life of Splendor

3. Angie from Angie’s Roost

4. Sara from Embrace My Space

Next week is Anthropologie! Always a great source for inspiration!

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