Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Tropical Lunch

In partnership with Glade I styled a little Spring time lunch yesterday! (which is really fitting because it was a blizzard here!) I was asked to create a tablescape that gave off the feeling of the candle they sent me which was Hawaiian Breeze.  Hawaii sounds pretty amazing right now.  

Because I always have a stash of fabric around I love pulling out special patterns for tablecloths.  I used Ode to Matisse by Schumacher.   When putting together my table I also like to find pretty plates and napkins.  I picked these up at Anthropologie.  Straw placemats pull the look together. 

After you get your table all set it's time to light your Glade candle, close your eyes and pretend you are eating on the beach! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ORC - Week 3 Choosing a Rug

Last week I painted Jane's room and I'm still loving it! This week her rug arrived for her room.  I look at rugs all the time and I'm always trying to find places that have different options than what I'm used to seeing.  Lulu & Georgia has so many great options.  These were the rugs in the running! 

The Kuma rug has such a pretty antique look to it and I love the deep saturated color. 

This rug is so beautiful!  I love the different tones of blue in it. 

I love this rug!  It was a little pink for me though.  But it would look amazing in any little girls room.  

The Mirabelle Rug is more coral than the Pari which would fit her room colors better.  

In the end I chose the Kuma. I wanted the room to have an overall teal base with pops of coral and pink.  I also like how dark it is. I feel like it really grounds the room. 

We brought it out the other night and Jane is a fan! (in her favorite jammies ;) 

Next week I'll be talking about art and the fun pieces that I'm bringing into the space! 

Stay tuned each week as I transform her room! Here are all the participants so you can follow along with everyone:

Trademarked by Calling it Home

Rug contributed by Lulu & Georgia.  All opinions are my own.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Kitchen

I finally had some new pictures taken of my house.  We're most likely going to be moving in the next couple of years so I finally feel like we're done with major updates for awhile.  It seemed like a good time to update my house tour.  Jessica Kettle took all the pictures and I LOVE them. I can't wait to share them all but I thought I'd start with the Kitchen.  (all the sources are listed at the bottom of the post).

Our lovely kitchen started out like this:

When we first bought our house we couldn't afford to upgrade to white cabinets so I patiently waited a few years until we were able to save up for it.  It made such a difference when we had them painted.  We also had installed a white subway tile backsplash.   Our old kitchen table and chairs was a hand-me down from my parents.  I found a great deal on a new table from West Elm.   We still love it.  Then I later replaced those black chairs with these beauties.  I also got a new rug a few months ago and I love it. I can't even tell you what it does for my Kitchen.  Because a kitchen is such a hard place to infuse pattern and color I feel like this rug does that perfectly.  It's also dark enough that I don't worry about stains too much. I mean you could seriously spill ketchup on it and it wouldn't even show. 

 Here is how the space looks today.  

barstools / table / white chairs (no longer available -similar)  / ghost chairs / vases / rug / shelf / beach art / animal vases (no longer available - similar) / ikat bowl (no longer available) / calligraphy brush / succulent / koi art / pineapple art / roman shade

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