February 8, 2016

An Upstairs Family Room Transformation - and new ottomans from Decor Market!


Hey guys, so the awesome people from Decor Market sent me two Safavieh ottomans a few weeks ago and I really love them!  They are the Paula Ottomans and are perfect in our upstairs family room - bonus room.  This is an older picture below of where this room began several years ago.  Yes very brown, dull and obviously in need of some color.

And here are the new ottomans!  We use them for extra seating, or to put our feet up when watching movies.  We'll set drinks or popcorn here, they seriously are so versatile!  And stylish too with light gray linen and silver nail head trim.

So in addition to the ottomans, today I thought I'd share the deets on the rest of this room's transformation.  

The walls we painted in SW Worldly Gray - a nice warm gray.  This sectional sofa actually has seen better days.  But our kids are teenagers and you know how they can be on furniture, so for now it stays.  However believe me when I say that I can't wait to put a brand new sectional sofa in this space ;)

I scored this affordable wall art from World Market a few months ago and love how it ties in so well with the rooms color scheme.  And abstract art with nature themes are my favorite style art.  This one reminds me of a warm sunny day at the beach.

Here's my Diy painted armoire.  The color is Benjamin Moore's - Hale Navy.  And the gold pulls are from Ikea.  This piece was painted a few years ago, and to this day I still can't believe the transformation.

The blue/green pillows are custom from Etsy.  The navy and white patterned pillows are from Hobby Lobby.  And the two navy buffalo check I scored from Target a few weeks ago on clearance. I love mixing patterns for added interest and texture!

And here are my Awesome new ottomans!  Now we have so much seating in this space.  And they create symmetry in the room, I love that!

Okay guys that is the scoop on our new ottomans from Decor Market, and our upstairs family room - bonus room transformation!  So instead of using a standard coffee table, consider using ottomans!  With style, versatility and function...they are a great choice.

*This post is sponsored by Decor Market, however the opinions and text are one hundred percent mine.

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January 28, 2016

Snake Plant Love!

Hola!  today I'm sharing one of my all time favorite houseplants - the hardy and easy to grow snake plant!  This plant is a great choice if you're like me and do not have a green thumb.  Snake plants not only look beautiful but are easy to maintain and that my friends is why I love them.  I just water my plant once per week and it is good to go!  Literally no maintenance at all. 

 Here are a few other images to swoon over, all sourced from the fabulous design resource - Houzz...

Ahhh I love so many things about this plant!  The variegated foliage and long linear lines.  It has a modern silhouette that works well in both modern interiors and traditional spaces with it's clean lines.  And in warmer climates they're great for landscaping as well!

Okay if your houseplants often die like mine do, buy a snake plant and simply enjoy it for years to come :)

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January 15, 2016

Decor Market Promotion!

Hey guys, today I wanted to share with you a fabulous design resource...DECOR MARKET!           Decor Market is an online retail boutique that carries a mix of brands with simply amazing home furnishings & accessories!  Now I know you know and love Safavieh furniture.  But do you know about Safavieh Couture?  Well this stylish room below is designed from this high end line...


Decor Market is a curated online retail boutique designed to provide all things essential, catering to your voice and personal home style. Our team is a group of diverse and innovative individuals, inspired by a love and passion for design -- bringing together individual unique styles in order to create a lifestyle brand for everyone. Our collaboration is fundamentally rooted in the love for aesthetic, beauty in simplicity, and importance of balance in order to share with you the feeling of being at home.

We are committed to offering our costumers a destination for expressing your personal style, trusting your instincts and going with what feels right in decorating, entertaining and gifting with signature products and unmatched customer service. We carry a mix of carefully chosen vendors that produce the highest quality furniture, rugs and home accessories.

ABOUT SAFAVIEH COUTURE (The furniture featured in the above post)

The Safavieh Couture Collection isn't about a particular style as much as it is about an exemplary characteristic - exquisite detail. After identifying the latest trends in color, fabrics, and silhouettes we turn our attention to the impeccable detailing, (e.g. fashion-forward faux finishes and re-purposed ancient woods), that identifies the signature fashion perspective you'll find in every piece from the Safavieh Couture Collection.

Browse through the Couture Collection and you'll soon understand why refined taste and an insatiable appreciation for timeless fashion are common virtues among the discerning crowd who express their personal zest for living in the Safavieh Couture pieces that adorn their remarkable homes.


- Save up to 25% on the entire Couture collection until the end of January!

- Save 25% off Safavieh' Evoke, Monaco, Shag and Vintage collections until the end of January!


Well it's no secret that I love Safavieh home furnishings and accessories.  But to find the Safavieh Couture line - Ahhh, I am swooning!!  So take advantage of this promotion above and save 35% off the entire Safavieh Couture collection.  But you have to use the COUPON CODE   collected-interior.  And act quick, because this promo runs through the month of January only!

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January 13, 2016

Design Crush - Modern Wingback Chairs!


Hey guys, today I'm featuring a round up of one of my favorite furniture pieces - Modern Wingback Chairs!  

I love modern wingbacks because they are a bit of a dichotomy.  On the one hand you have an American favorite that has been around for decades.  I know my Dad's favorite chair back in the day was an old wingback.  And of course authentic antique wingback chairs can be centuries old!  But today's stylish wingback chairs have clean and modern lines that give these chairs new life.  Ahhh, a modern take on an old favorite, l love that!  Okay here are a few picks...

1.  Whitmore Ling Lindy Chair - Overstock     $480
2.  Saybridge Accent Wing Chair - Macy's     $1,169
3.  Jeanette Wingback Arm Chair - Wayfair     $370
4.  James Harrison Wing Chair - West Elm     $1,299  
5.  Dayton Upholstered Arm Chair - Pottery Barn      $599 
6.  Charcoal Oscar Chair - World market     $349

Wow, I had to do a double take on a few of these because they are crazy affordable!  Like the Jeanette wingback from Wayfair priced at under $400.  That is an unbelievable price considering this chair comes in 6 color choices and has great reviews.  And the leather arm chair from West Elm is a favorite of mine - such a classic with it's tobacco colored leather.  But check out the Dayton chair from Pottery Barn.  It's new to their collection and priced under $600, is a great value!

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January 3, 2016

Beautiful Bins...

Hey guys Happy New Year! 

Every year at this time I simply MUST organize!  I can't explain it.  It's like at the beginning of each new year I go into nesting mode.  And improving mode too.  The house simply must look and function better than the year before.  Does anyone else feel like this?  So today I'm sharing fun n' functional storage bins that not only will help hide the clutter, but look great too!  Okay let's get organized...

Galvanized rolling tote - CB2   $59.95
Rugby Stripe Bin - Container Store   $16.99

Pandan Woven Storage Bin - Target   $9.99

Aimee Arrow Basket - World Market   $29.99

Threshold Round Fabric Basket - Target   $16.99

Fresh American Indigo Storage Bin - Zinc Door   $36.80

Ahhh, I lLOVE these!  A few of the galvanized industrial rolling bins are perfect for my son's bedroom.  And the classic woven basket from World Market is a great choice for stacking magazines in our family room.  The coral colored bin with it's clean lines are sleek n' stylish for my teenage daughter's room.  Heck I could organize my entire house with several of these.

Okay back to reality!  I think I'll stick with one choice for now.  But aren't these great?  I simply love stylish storage options at the start of a new year.

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December 4, 2015

Holiday Design Crush - buffalo check!


Is it December already?  Wow the days and months are flying by.  Well I'm popping in today to share my latest design crush for Christmas and Holiday decorating.  Buffalo Check, YES!

This print has made a major comeback over the last few years with rustic chic looks and I really like it.  But I absolutely LOVE this classic print for Christmas & Holiday decorating.  It's traditional and classic, yet bold with its graphic print.   Here are a few favorites...

Go here for this awesome Holiday printable.

Loving this black and white buffalo check table runner.

This is so fun...a red buffalo check framed buck head print!

Simply must have.  Seriously, in a week or two, this pillow will be on our sofa ;)

Now this is the way to give a tired Christmas tree a fresh new look!

Okay are you feeling the buffalo check print LOVE?  I am, and can't wait to incorporate this classic print into my own Christmas decor.  

So be on the lookout for buffalo check and mix it with your existing Holiday decor.  It's definitely a fresh look on an old favorite :)  

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November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites...

Hey guys, here's my Friday Five... 

I've been helping a friend finish decorating her family room after she ordered the most awesome mac daddy L shaped sectional from Crate & Barrel.  Below I've sourced some stylish and affordable finds to finish this room with style & function.

Now the jury is still out on the pillows.  I think my friend, who has two active kiddos and a dog, wants pillows that are more family friendly in darker fabrics. So were still on the lookout for those.  But check out these fabulous finds...

Champagne Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamp - Overstock   $128.69 sale

Kyra Side Table - Crate & Barrel   $399

Vince Metal Clad Accent Stool - Pottery Barn   $299

Custom Pillows - Etsy   $50 - $75 each

Berkeley 3 Coffee Table - Wayfair   $555

Ahhh, love this lamp with it's retro shape, as well as the clean lines of the Kyra side table from Crate & Barrel.  The pillows have pattern and texture and help reinforce the room's color scheme.  The drum table with it's texture and shine is like jewelry for the room!

And the coffee table.  This table is so much better in person than it appears in the picture.  At 40 inches square, it's a big table!  And with the gray metal and wood top, has an industrial vibe that works so well with her modern sectional. 

Okay guys that's my Friday five!  TGIF :)

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