I have been SO excited to share this amazing transformation of one of my latest design projects. This client's bathroom was original to the home and had not been updated since they had lived there. I was so excited when they asked me to help with the design and coordination of this renovation especially after hearing their vision and ideas for the space. Miller Team Renovations handled all the tile and renovation work from start to finish and they were wonderful to work with. I appreciated that they kept me updated every step of the way and allowed me to make every single little decision about the space, which is so rare.Read more
You can tell all my favorite things this week are inspired by summer + tropical vibes (vacation is only 2 weeks away for me!). Here's what I'm obsessing over this week:
Can you believe this gorgeous midcentury-inspired hotel is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee? The lobby of the Dwell hotel is bright + retro + perfect in every way and I'm ready to move right in! That color combo is just too dreamy and giving me so much design inspiration!
Rosè + Pellegrino?! Say no more! This light + summer drink looks so tasty AND pretty and I can't wait to mix some up! The Sweetest Occasion blog always has the best recipes + prettiest styling!
via Xinh & Co.
I just discovered this amazing company while Instagram stalking some of the vendors of The Porter Flea in Nashville this weekend. I am obsessed with ALL of their products- they make purses and clutches as well as baskets for the home too! I'm dying to get some of these for our shop but until then I'll be drooling over this stunning circular tote below!
As if I wasn't obsessed with macrame wall hangings enough already, you combine that with a plant hanger and it's just too good to be true! These little pouch plant hangers double as statement wall art and I just think they are stunning! Shop them in the Macrame Adventure Etsy page here.
That's all for this week's favorite finds- check out my favorites from previous week's here.
Well, I just about died over every part of last week's "Giraffe House" fixer upper. Not only did I love getting to see some background on Chip and Joanna's first flips, but the design of this house was exactly my style and so eclectic. I'm a huge fan of mixed and layered textures in design and this space was overflowing with them! I also loved how Joanna mixed different styles in this space: a little bit of midcentury, global, and rustic modern elements were all included. You can check out the amazing before + after below and find more photos of the entire house here.
It was so hard for me to pick just one favorite space in this house, but the one that most stood out to me was this stunning dining area. Those brass pendants alone are enough to make me swoon, but the addition of the jute rug, rattan dining chairs, and round dining table make this room over the top amazing! I love the ship-lap ceiling too and how it contrasts with the metals and more modern elements. I've rounded up lots of similar light fixtures, rugs, + dining tables for you to shop below:
Everything about this room is completely unique but at the same time it feels so cozy and full of character. I also love the addition of a bar cart in the corner with a simple mid-century round mirror above it. The table is set with lots of simple and classic white dishes to add some brightness. One of my favorite elements of the entire room are these rattan dining chairs that add so much texture and warmth to this table setting. I've linked up lots of similar chairs, accessories, and bar carts for you to shop below:
What was your favorite part of "the giraffe house"? You can find more of my Fixer Upper Friday posts here, featuring all my favorite rooms so far from season 4!
My latest focus at the house has been finally finishing up my dressing room! This space was not at all a priority when we first moved in and kind of became a hodge podge of temporary fixtures and furniture. We painted the walls (Art Deco Pink by Behr), put down the new laminate flooring (from Lumber Liquidators), and changed the light fixture during our renovation but besides that, not much decorating had happened in here until recently. You can see more before photos + my original plans for this space here.
The first step in moving forward with this space was finally convincing my husband to help me build these pipe clothing racks. They were definitely not as easy as they looked, but I love the way they turned out and I have more than enough hanging space in here now. I shared some more details on these racks and the assembly in my progress post here.
After finishing the clothing racks, I began choosing some furniture pieces that I actually loved to replace all the leftover random furniture I was using in here. The velvet bench, vanity stool, and glass side table were Homegoods finds and the rug is a $5 steal from an estate sale. I also found this desk that I am using as a vanity at Homegoods and I just spray painted the handles gold so that it would match the rest of the gold finishes in the room. I grabbed lots of acrylic organizers and mini wire baskets at Homegoods too to organize all my makeup inside these giant drawers. The shelves that I have above the vanity are all thrifting finds that I painted gold.
I am using the one open wall without clothing racks for my jewelry and accessory storage. I've used this antique dresser in several different rooms in our old house and I chalk painted it dark navy to use in here (you can find the chalk paint I used here). I placed all my jewelry displays on top of it- these are a mixture of vintage displays and new from Target (linked above). I can also use the drawers of the dresser for more jewelry trays and organizers as well as for jeans, shorts, scarves, etc. I added these beautiful wood + brass shelves from Target for purses above the jewelry table. I love the clean + modern mid-century look of these shelves and the pops of gold. The matching mirrors on each side of the dresser are vintage that I have painted quite a few times over the years, but I repainted them a medium gray for this room.
Another addition to the room is my shoe closet! My husband made custom floating shelves to fill the closet perfectly and I stained the wood dark. I also painted the inside of the closet a dark charcoal gray (with leftover paint from our entryway- Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams). We also switched out the pull-cord closet light for a small industrial look pendant that hangs down slightly above the shelving. I'd love to eventually get a cool old glass door to add to the front of the closet, but for now I will leave it open.
I ran out of shelf space for my hats so I used the blank spots above my vanity to just hang them on hooks! I love the way it looks and it keeps them from ever getting smooshed too!
It feels so good to have one more project done and have such a pretty space to get ready in every day! I even had to add a dog bed in front of the window because Hank and Dixie always want to be in here with me every morning! If you have any questions about fixtures or details I didn't mention, feel free to ask!
Last week's Fixer Upper was a first, a houseboat renovation! I loved the simple, clean, midcentury look of this design and especially all the exterior updates that they did to modernize this 70's houseboat. The mix of raw wood, unique black siding, and the modern windows on the outside of the houseboat completely transformed the entire look. If I ever have a houseboat, I would want it to look just like this! Check out the amazing before + after below:
My favorite area of this renovation was the simple, modern living space. It was the perfect mix of midcentury and rustic, while still feeling cozy and comfortable. This home was designed with a more masculine style in mind, but I think that the overall look would work for just about anyone! Not only are all the neutrals easy to work with but the simple, clean lines are timeless, making this space both functional and stylish for years to come.
The star of the space is this gorgeous gray midcentury couch- I've linked some similar options below ranging from Ikea to West Elm so there's something for every budget. The metal sconce adds a little industrial touch to the space and I love the little bit of brass on it too (I've linked a lot of options below under $100!). The wood circular shelf is the perfect minimal wall art that also serves as a little storage space too.
My favorite part of the space: that cute little row of midcentury planters by the window! Such a simple way to add a pop of brightness that still fits in with the overall style of the room. The midcentury coffee table is the perfect size for the space and I love the touch of dark wood against all the white. The printed shag rug adds a little texture, pattern, and pulls everything together.
This minimal style is so easy to work with because it doesn't take much as far as accessories to make a space feel complete. Some textured pillows and a throw with a little pattern make the couch feel cozier and less stark. The coffee table is decorated with a simple stack of books, a candle, and some ceramic vases keeping with the clean, mid-century vibe. A mid-century magazine rack provides storage without taking up as much space, or blocking as much window light, as a side table. I've linked many similar accessories below to help you achieve this look, whether you are starting from scratch, or just want to add a touch of mid-century style to a space.
After living here for over six months, I am finally getting around to finishing up my dressing room! Since we moved in, I had just set up some temporary IKEA racks in here until I decided exactly what kind of permanent shelving/racks I wanted. Actually, just about everything in here was temporary and the only thing I had really finished was painting the room and changing out the light fixture. I still have a few projects to go, but after finishing my clothing racks and shoe shelving, I wanted to share a progress update! Check out how this room looked before we moved in below:
That carpet! It was smelly, stained, and the carpet pad underneath was completely GLUED and fused to the subfloor! We had to literally sand that nasty stuff for days to get it off, but now we have beautiful laminate floors in here (that also continue out into the hallway and into the master). The wall color was also quite bright and fluorescent and I'm just a little upset that they painted the wood ceiling beams white! I'm still scheming on how to get these back to the original wood.
Above you can see my current set-up after we installed the clothing racks. I have one smaller set in the corner and then a large wall full of racks along the right side of the room. I'm so OVER that vanity that I just made out of old cabinets and a mirror top for my original dressing room at the old house. I'm looking for something new to use as a vanity that is more mid-century and hopefully a dark gray or wood finish.
Above you can see the clothing rack set-up a little better. We made this completely out of plumbing fittings from Home Depot. I originally wanted to use all copper pipes but they are much more expensive and just not as strong as the steel or iron piping, so I decided to do the black steel pipes. For a two-tone look and just a touch of the copper, I spray painted the fittings (end and connecting pieces) with hammered copper paint. I will share more details on the assembly of these clothing racks in a later post, but let me just say they are NOT as easy as they look and we had some definite struggles! BUT they are done and hopefully I can now share my knowledge with you on how to make these avoiding the mistakes we made!
I have more than enough room for all my clothes and even some space for a little separation between the sections. Above you can see my new shoe closet which we created by just filling the clothes closet in here with shelves. We removed the door for now but I may try to find a neat vintage door with some kind of glass panels or windows. My husband made all the shelving by creating wood ledges and attaching them to the wall, then cutting shelves to fit perfectly on top of them. I wanted the shoe closet to really stand out so I stained all the wood dark and painted the inside of the closet with some leftover trim paint from our entryway. Because the closet is a nice depth, I have plenty of room for multiple rows of shoes on each shelf. There is a small light in the closet too which I would love to replace with a little pendant that hangs down slightly in front of the shoes (maybe something to kind of match my gold light fixture in here?)
Above you can see another wall of the dressing room which will house all my jewelry and accessories. I love this antique dresser and I store jeans, winter scarves, and hats inside of it and jewelry on top. I am planning on painting it something darker- either a charcoal gray or deep navy blue. I'm not sold on the placement of the gold shelf here because I don't like it blocking part of the mirror, but I'm going to continue to mess with the arrangement. I love the pair of mirrors and want to keep them together but I'm not sure it's possible to do that and keep both furniture pieces on this wall! I'm planning on reorganizing my jewelry and getting all matching, gold or brass jewelry stands and organizers (like these) and maybe adding some shelving on the wall above the dresser.
Still a few projects to go, but I'm so happy to have some permanent storage and finally begin to organize everything in here! You can find my post with my original design plans + inspirations for this room here. I've also linked all the details on my paint colors, fixtures, + decor details at the end of this post!
Wall paint color: Art Deco Pink by Behr
Trim paint color: Pure White by Sherwin Williams
Light Fixture: Target
Clothing racks made with plumbin fittings from Home Depot
Closet paint color: Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Shoe shelf stain: Minwax Espresso
Hardwood flooring: Lumber Liquidators
Sabrina poster: Ebay
All furniture: Vintage/thrifted
Jewelry stands/displays: Thrifted
Bamboo shades: Big Lots