It’s amazing how much impact your accessories have on the overall feel of a room. This project was a “decor refresh” where we kept all the main pieces but switched out small accessories/decor to completely transform the overall style of this living room. This client wanted to modernize their farmhouse living room and make it more clean and simple overall. They already had great, quality furniture pieces, so there was no need to replace any of those! We stripped down the space and updated small items like lamps, coffee table accessories, wall decor, and pillows! The end product is so classic but also modern and chic and will last this couple for years to come!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!
I am TRYING to narrow down my lighting options for our retail space at the Amsden, but.....I just keep adding MORE options instead! I need y'all's help to seriously get this narrowed down and make my decisions! I've collected my favorite picks and divided them into three different categories below. Let me know which style of light you like best and if any particular fixtures stand out to you as a definite favorite! Just for reference I'm looking for one chandelier/pendant to drop above the fireplace (see photo below) and then 1-2 chandeliers/pendants (or maybe even a cluster of small pendants, depending on size) for over the checkout/counter area. You can click on any of the photos below to see more details/pricing information too in case you are interested in any! After I decide on these, I will also be adding some coordinating wall sconces for the exposed brick wall in the retail space too. Comment below with your choices and any questions you might have!
This is the safest category in my opinon. This style is super popular now and I also think it would fit in really well with the wood lath ceiling and reclaimed wood floors we are doing in the retail space. My only hesitation is that I get to work with the neutral/farmhouse style constantly and I don't want to choose something boring! I do like that this style can transition easily for many different styles of decor though- very easy to mix in boho or more modern pieces with any of these choices! I would choose one of the statement chandeliers for above the fireplace, then cluster 2-4 of the wicker pendants over the counter.
A good compromise between the last category and a bit more modern/unique style. I really love the super drapey/intricate ones from Pottery Barn (top left; bottom right). Just not sure if these are too beachy-looking or if I could make them work by mixing the right finishes in with them.
These are some of my favorites just because I rarely get to choose these fun, over-the-top light fixtures and I feel like this is my chance! The top two are definitely my favorites and I even like how they would look together (one over fireplace and one over counter). I also like the idea of 3-4 of the bottom right one lined up over the counter too!
Lastly, since the area surrounding the fireplace will be our floral/plant bar section, I loved the idea of having the fireplace light be floral-themed. Below are a few floral/plant themed lights that I loved and thought would coordinate well with any of the options above for over the counter. Do you like this idea, or like the above options better for over the fireplace?
I'm wrapping up our holiday home tour with the center of our home: the living room. We spend the most time in this space so it's important that the decor is comfortable and cozy, but still special and beautiful at the same time. I always like to keep the living room decor semi-traditional and pretty neutral. I use my most favorite vintage ornaments on this tree every year and lots of greenery, cozy stockings, faux fur, and of course lots of gold! I loved having these built-in bookshelves to style this year and had no problem filling them up with a mix of vintage and new trinkets and treasures.
Probably my favorite element of the room is the mantle decor. I used three different gold magnolia garlands draped together off to one side and added wire twinkle lights on top. I have found all these magnolia garlands at different times while thrifting and I seriously use them all year round all over my house (some of my favorite decor pieces ever!). I layered the magnolia garland with a draped pom-pom garland on top and then chunky knit and faux fur stockings.
My other favorite find in here is my new basket tree "ring" from Hayneedle. I had seen similar styles like this at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, but they were always too expensive for me. Hayneedle's are right at $50 and fit around a standard round tree stand for a unique, textured look that is so much more chic than a standard tree skirt. I've linked all my decor including this tree skirt at the end of this post (if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask!). You can check out the before and after of our living room here for details on paint colors, lighting, furniture + more.
Pom-pom garland: Anthropologie (old- similar here)
Glitter tree topper: Target
Wood bead garland (in tree): Target
Tree ornaments: mostly vintage + some from Target
Gold magnolia leaf garland: thrifted (similar here)
Gold antlers: Miss Molly Vintage
Carved wooden deer figurines: Vintage (similar here)
Copper lit star: Target
Fresh wreath: Trader Joe's
Pinecone wreaths: Thrifted
Gold manger scene: Vintage (thrifted)
Mini flocked trees: Homegoods
"All is Calm, All is Bright" pillow cover: Pottery Barn (old- similar here)
White yarn tree: Target
Plaid throw: Macy's
Concrete pedestal planter (with mini pine inside): Vintage (thrifted)
"Season's Greetings" pillow cover: H&M (old)
Wood house figurine: Target
White twig pre-lit tree: Target
Gallery walls are the perfect way to cover any bare space while also adding interest, creating a focal point, and instantly giving a room a finished, pulled together look. I love gallery walls because I love collecting things, and this is such a beautiful way to display a collection or grouping. My favorite gallery walls are those that mix vintage and new items for a cool and eclectic look. Below, I've put together a quick guide to creating your own gallery wall with some of my favorite inspiration photos.
via My Domaine
1. GATHER YOUR COLLECTION
Most gallery walls begin with some artwork. Collect prints that you love, vintage paintings, photographs, and artwork of all sizes and shapes. You can stick to a very specific color scheme or theme (for example: all black and white prints, or all equestrian themed art), or just pick things that you love and throw them together. It really depends on the overall style and mood of your space. If you're going for a minimal and modern feel, consider a very limited color scheme with clean-lined matching frames; but if you are going for an eclectic, collected look you can mix and match tons of different colors and styles of art and prints. Adding three-dimensional items like our gold spikes, faux taxidermy, shelving, or trinkets, takes any gallery wall up a notch and really gives it a unique feel.
FRAMES + HARDWARE
Many of your prints, artwork, or photos may require frames. If you have purchased some vintage pieces they may already have frames and as long as these fit into your overall look, I would keep them! I'm always on the look out for good and inexpensive frames while thrifting, but I also have good luck finding them at Target, At Home, Hobby Lobby, and Home Goods. Depending on the overall style of your space, you can choose to have all matching frames or mix and match. If you would like to use a picture ledge or shelving for some photos, both Target and Ikea have some great, budget-friendly options.
3. LAYING IT OUT
Now comes the most tedious part of creating your gallery wall: deciding your arrangement and hanging all your items. Honestly I am too impatient and usually just eyeball it, but if you want to be sure you like your arrangement before you start hanging, try this super easy method from Momtastic. If you need ideas on how to get started on a layout or how to fit your arrangement into your space, check out layout ideas here and here.
Now you can step back and enjoy your gallery wall which will undoubtedly be the focal point of your room. The best part of creating a gallery wall is that you can continue to collect, restyle, and add to it for years to come! It is such a great way to actually display a collection of special things that you love instead of just having them packed away in boxes or drawers. If you are stumped on where to get started on your gallery wall, check out the "shop the look" section at the end of this post. We have all of prints, art, and unique finds that you need to create a chic, eclectic gallery wall in one stop!