As a small thank you to all of you for following along with me and my decorating adventures, I’m kicking off a new monthly giveaway! Each month, one lucky follower will win FREE decorating services for a project of your choice from me. To enter, just follow the instructions on our Instagram post here, then fill out the form below to tell us a little bit more about the project you would use your prize towards! Please note that the prize covers all decorating services (typically a $150-500 value!) but not any items/decor needed for the project, which is why we ask for your budget as well. We will keep any decor/items needed to complete the project within you budget if chosen.Read More
Introducing the Gathered Living Decorating Club! Want to begin transforming your home into the space of your dreams for under $20 a month? Every club member receives dedicated custom design services each month that you can use for anything and everything you may need help with in your home. You’ll also get exclusive access to our shopping events at our favorite local home decor shops. At the events, I’ll help you shop and guide you on how to style your purchases once you get home! You’ll also receive a special discount or gift with purchase during the event.Read More
I love to decorate mantles for every season, but for Christmas you can really go all out with all the trimmings! From garlands and lights, to wreaths and stockings- the possibilities are endless! I especially love Christmas mantles that incorporate less-traditional holiday decor and super unique and eclectic arrangements. Here are my top 15 favorite swoon-worthy holiday mantles!
Happy 4th of July weekend! This week my favorite things are all a little patriotic and red, white, and blue themed which I can't seem to get enough of in late June and early July. You can click on any of the photos for more details or to shop!
I have send countless pictures with American flags hanging as decor but never had seen a unique twist like this framed version. I love this idea for not just fourth of July but a year-round pop of color!
It is 100% the year of the one-piece and this is one of my budget-friendly favorites from Target. It is super flattering and I love the lace-up detail and patriotic stripes!
This is such a fun and colorful drink to make for your 4th of July festivities and it's super quick and easy too! Mix a bit of your favorite white wine with champagne and then add white grape juice, strawberries, blueberries, and apples!
4th of July is the perfect time for a picnic lunch or dinner and this dreamy spread is giving me all the inspiration! Stay tuned next week to check out my guide for packing an easy and pretty summer picnic!
I've been dying to share this design project ever since the install a few weeks ago! The finishing touches are what made the biggest difference in this space and I think the end product perfectly emulates this couple's style and vision for the space. I was also lucky to start with a pretty clean slate and had some great base pieces to work off of (the couch, ottoman, and built-ins). Take a look at some of the before photos below:
We added some more furniture pieces like the leather recliner, baluster style sofa table, and mirrored accent table to fill the room better and make the layout feel complete. I also restyled the built-in bookshelves and added quite a few new framed photos and prints, more books, + small accessories. To fill the large open window on the left side, we added a long oil rubbed bronze rod filled with several gray wool curtains from West Elm. I created some custom Kentucky map wall art to fill the large, empty wall above the couch and the barnwood frames perfectly tie the rustic, modern, and industrial elements of the room all together.
The overall color scheme of the space is neutral but with a few pops of green and blue (like these glass bottles, greenery stems, and lots of plants). I tried to tie in lots of distressed wood, recycled glass, and industrial metals to give the space that refined farmhouse feel but also lots of texture and warmth. The styling of the sofa table behind the couch did stump me at first because I'm so used to just placing lamps on these to anchor each side. Due to the location in the middle of the room, there was no way to plug in lamps without having a cord strewn across the walking space. So I went on the hunt for something tall to add some height here and the glass bottles ended up being the perfect choice (found these at HomeGoods and Hobby Lobby)! Since they are clear, they also don't block your sight lines into the living room or the natural light coming in from the windows. I placed some faux stems inside them to add color and they will last forever without wilting or watering! The super simple combination of the white pillar candles on the oval tray in the center ended up being one of our favorite elements of the entire space too. Adding a cluster of candles like this is such an easy way to make any tray, crate, or dish into a chic arrangement.
Above you can see a closer look at some of the frames and prints I chose to fill in the built-ins. They had lots of new pictures to frame since they just got married a few months ago, and I wanted to layer lots of different styles and sizes of frames to add dimension on these shelves. We also added a few Kentucky/equestrian themed prints from my shop to break up all the photos and add some unique character.
When we first met, this couple mentioned getting some type of map art to fill this wall and they really liked the idea of the divided style with multiple frames. I was able to enlarge an old Kentucky map and then divide it between four 16 x 20 barnwood frames from Hobby Lobby (the larger sizes are only available in-store but I linked some of the smaller sizes at the end of this post). I was thrilled to find these frames because they are all unique and completely made from reclaimed wood from barns and farm fencing across the U.S. I love the texture and warmth the frames add to the room and they fill the open space above the couch perfectly.
The couple also chose this mirrored side table from Ballard and I love the character it adds to the room, especially with all the mixed metals in the space. Once again, I wasn't able to use a lamp here due to it being in the center of the room, so I added some height and color with a tall pillar candle, plant, and an antique book to accessorize the table. I also added some antiqued mirrored frames to the built-ins to pull that old-world antique style throughout the room a bit.
Another favorite accessory would be this giant wood tray I picked up at HomeGoods. It is the perfect size for this oversized leather ottoman and I love that it has the industrial metal handles too. A plant and old book add a pop of color in the center of the room and make the sitting area feel complete + cozy.
I just love the timeless, cozy, and refined feel of this space and I know that this couple will be able to enjoy it for years to come. They chose so many pieces of the highest quality that will last forever, and the neutral color scheme will allow them to add in pops of color whenever they want to. It is amazing how much of a difference a few accessories and finishing touches can make to a room (which is why that's probably my favorite part of the entire design process)! I have linked most of the furniture and accessories that I used in this space at the end of this post for you to shop, but if you have questions about anything I didn't mention, just ask! If you would like more information on any of our design services, just head to our Design page and fill out the inquiry form there.
Last week I finished up one of my first kid's room projects, adding some finishing touches to this adorable little girl's room! For this project I rearranged all the furniture in the room, added a fun chalkboard wall on one side, rearranged and added new wall art, as well as adding a printed rug and new window treatments. This client already had the cute bedroom furniture and bedding but needed some help tying everything together and filling up the walls to make the room feel complete. Take a look at the before + after photos below:
The biggest impact in the room came from moving the bed away from the corner and centering it on the wall. This opened up the room and anchored the entire space. I placed the new gray and white patterned rug at the foot of the bed, slightly tucked underneath the base. The animal pictures on the left wall were spread out throughout the room before, but I arranged them together to fill the open wall space in this area.
This wall on the right was completely bare and open, so we decided to have some fun with a chalkboard wall and book ledges to fill the space. Since a normal chalkboard tone would have been too harsh with this color scheme, I opted for tintable chalkboard paint in a coral color that matched her bedding. We painted the chalkboard wall just halfway up, and then added a simple piece of white trim to separate it from the top half of the wall.
In the left corner, we added four gold + wood shelves to hold books and create a cute little reading corner. These gold and wood shelves from Hobby Lobby are some of my favorite shelving options and they work perfectly as book ledges! I also added these adorable floral prints above the chalkboard wall to tie all the bright colors of the space together.
Another fun touch were these hanging gold baskets to hold chalk for the chalkboard wall! These baskets and mounting strip all are sold separately at Target and can be mixed and matched to create custom storage for just about anything! The baskets are removable and can slide along the white strip so that you can adjust it whenever you like!
It's amazing how a few simple changes completely changed this room and made it feel complete! I've linked up all the accessories and decor that I added to this space for you to shop at the end of this post!
I'm excited to debut our first "how-to" video thanks to Sarah E Dunn Photo + Design! One of the questions I get asked about most often when decorating is how to style shelves so that they are both functional and beautiful. Bathroom shelves or closets are often overlooked when it comes to decorating and organization and can easily get piled up with clutter. I like to keep all the necessities close at hand in our bathroom but there are some tricks to displaying all these items so that they still look chic + organized! Check out our easy to follow video below for step by step instructions on styling your own bathroom shelves like a pro!
I was thrilled to team up once again with Peddler's Malls Stores for another makeover giveaway! The Peddler's Mall Stores are my go-to spots for finding unique, one-of-a-kind pieces to build my gallery walls. Everything used in this gallery wall giveaway was from our shop or the Georgetown Peddler's Mall location. I went for an equestrian theme because I just can't get enough horse decor in my life and I thought it went perfectly with many of our Kentucky prints! The giveaway winner just happened to have the cutest house and best style, and everything I had chosen for the gallery wall fit in perfectly with her existing decor (she already had the copper clock, arrow, and Thirsty Hearts Design print). I also love this idea of a gallery wall on each side of a television to kind of camouflage the tv and keep your eye moving around the room. If you would like help putting together a similar gallery wall in your own home, don't forget to take advantage of our latest design special (see below). Not only do you get a discounted design fee (just $50 for full design and installation), but you also get 50% off all Miss Molly Vintage prints and wall decor! Get more details and sign up here.