Hearth and Hand at Target

Hi everyone!  Have you seen the new exclusive collection at Target called Hearth and Hand by Chip and Joanna Gaines?  If not, you might be living under a rock.  It definitely has that modern farmhouse vibe that they are famous for.  They even have some holiday exclusive.  Here are my favorite picks.

PlacematMirrorCandle HolderDoor Mat / Wood Bowl / Napkins

Do you have a favorite in the collection?  If so, do tell in the comments.  I would love to know.

xo.

Fall Favorites From Target’s New Home Line

Hi friends!  I received a cataloge from Target a few weeks ago and it appears they have launched a few new brands, include a home line called Project 62.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Apparently, blush tones are very in which is good for me because I have a lot of them in my home.

Planter / Abstract Art / Pillow / Vase / Wreath / Mirror

The abstract art print is a steal at only $70 dollars given its scale.  Apparently, designer Emily Henderson has the same print in her home.  I am really tempted to get it for my bedroom.

Have you added any fall details to your home?  I seriously need to restrain myself.  I have been buying way too much home stuff lately.  Darn you Target!!

Until next time.

Miles Redd for Ballard Designs

Hi everyone!  While my last post was about calming neutrals, I am switching up gears and discussing pure glamour. Famed interior designer Miles Redd has partnered with Ballard Designs to produce a line of amazingly glamourous furniture and accessories with a distinct Hollywood Regency look.  I mean he did write a book called “The Big Book of Chic” after all.  Miles does bright, colorful, unexpected designs and no one room he does is alike.  One look at these photos and I want to ditch neutrals.  The paring of colors, patterns and textures is too much fun.

Here the white mirror, console and chair balances out the wild Chinoiserie wallpaper.  I love the shell console.  I used to collect shells growing up, so anything with a shell motif is nostalgic for me.

 

The glam factor is notched up a bit here.  The bold use of pops of green, the edgy coffee table and leopard print all work together beautifully.

Most of the funiture can be customized in any one of Ballard’s amazing fabrics, like the blue spot fabric below.

I adore this Hollywood Regency-style mirror paired with this lacquered black chest.  The possibilities for using this mirror are endless.

Pattern in the bedroom anyone?

The shape of this waterfall console and its matching bench is so unique and is a definite centerpiece.

I am afraid I would never eat again if I had this black lacquered dining table.  I find the design of the table legs to be particularly beautiful.

Here are a few of my favorite individual pieces from the 28-piece collection.

Console

 

Urn

Lacquered Riser

Mirror

Waterfall Console

The pieces are not terribly priced which makes a high-end designer look affordable to more people. I am considering getting the black lacquered riser featured above to use on my coffee table or in a multitude of spaces in my home.

Have you ever purchased from Ballard Designs?  It truly is catalog decorating at its best!

xo

 

Favorites from Ikea’s 2017 Catalog

Hi all!  The  new Ikea catalog hit my front step a few weeks ago and there are a few new noteworthy items.  You can definitely find design gems at Ikea, you just have to know what to look for.  My mother is the type who goes in to a place like Ikea and gets so overwhelmed she wanders aimlessly and then leaves. I get it!  Let me be your guide.  Here are my top 8 affordable picks!

OB-Ikea 2017 Chaise / Pendant /  Bamboo Pendant / Basket / Chair / Side Table / Cloche /  Rocking Chair

What do you think?  Are you a fan of the Swedish retailer?  A ton of their stuff is too modern for my taste, but every once in a while they surprise me!

I have been busy with back to school shenanigans, sick kids, and decorating for my fall home tour, which will be on the blog soon.  Stay tuned!

xoxo,

signature

Ikea PIcks 2017

Home Decor from Minted

Hi friends!  I have long been a fan of the online retailer Minted for their paper products, invitations and art work.  I recently discovered that they are now selling one-of-a-kind home decor items, such as pillows, curtains and lampshades.  The designs are created by independent artists so you are sure to find something you won’t find anything else.  The other nice feature is that each design comes in each type of decor so you can match your curtains to your pillows if you want no fail decorating or want to be super matchy-matchy.  On top of it all, the pieces are affordable!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Minted Home

Minted Home 3

Minted Home 6

Minted Home 2

Minted Home 5

Minted Home 10

Minted Home 9

Minted Home 8

Minted Home 7

Minted Home 14

Minted Home 12

Minted Home 13

I love the idea of creating a custom look!  Kind of like finding a prom dress that not everyone else will have, right?

Later in the week, I hope to show you a fun paint project I did on some thrifted mirrors.  The best news is I hired a handyman to hang them, so they did not sit propped up against the wall like so many mirrors before them 🙂

Hope you are having a great week.

xoxo,

signature

Our New Delta In2ition Showerhead + a Giveaway!!

Hi friends and Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you, but I am just now feeling recovered from the 4th of July!

As some of you may know, we recently remodeled our master bathroom, and went with a black, white and brass theme.

Summer Home Tour 8

All of the fixtures were from the Delta Trinsic line, so I was thrilled when Delta wanted to partner with me to upgrade the shower head in our other bathroom.  They sent me the amazing Delta In2ition to try out.  It is exclusive to the Home Depot and you can find it here.

IMG_0746

I love the traditional look of our guest bath, but the shower head left much to be desired.

IMG_0748

How wimpy and sad does this little shower head look?

IMG_0750

I cannot say enough about how easy the installation of this shower head was.  I mean, like two minutes. I am embarrassed to say that I had my Dad come over in case I needed help, and I was able to do it myself really fast. Voila!  For a two-in-one shower head, the installation was effortless.

IMG_0758

The shower head has a detachable handheld head.  I have to say that after taking a shower using the hand shower mechanism, I am hooked.  Calgon take me away! What a luxury and my kids love it too.   The flow I used was a medium spray, but it also offers three heavier spray patterns, including a thumping massage—and with that long hose, it’s easy to reach down to massage sore feet or legs.  The hand shower—like most hand showers—also features a temporary-shutoff button, a necessity when rinsing off kids or pets.

My hair has never looked so good.  Does anyone remember that Seinfeld episode where their building replaced all the shower head with low-flow heads and everyone had terrible hair?  In addition to benefitting my hair, this shower head is water-efficient as well.  By controlling the speed, movement and droplet size of the water, this showerhead creates the feeling of more water while actually using less.

Want to try one out for yourself?  Delta has generously offered to provide a Delta In2ition showerhead to one lucky reader!  This baby is valued at around $100.  All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.  Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

xoxo,

signature

 

 

 

This is not a sponsored post.  Delta did provide a showerhead for my review, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

Monique Lhuillier for Pottery Barn Kids

Hi everyone!  Did you know that famous wedding gown designer Monique Lhuillier has a new line for Pottery Barn Kids?  As part of designing my daughter’s new big girl room for the One Room Challenge, I have been searching for inspiration everywhere and that is when I spotted the new line of children’s decor from Pottery Barn.  If you don’t know Monique Lhuillier, she designs the most elegant, chic and dreaming wedding gowns.  They are very ethereal.

Monique Lhullier

Her new line for Pottery Barn is no exception.  It is whimsical and girly.  Every little princesses dream.

Monique Lhullier for PBK

Seriously, I would DIE for the beautiful canopy bed below.  Any kid who has this in their room is a lucky one in y book!

Monique Lhuillier for PBK 2

Here eye for detail is amazing.  I love the butterfly detail on the bed skirt below.  So dreamy!

Monique Lhuillier for PBK

A canopy and cornice made for a princess.

monique lhuillier for PBK 7

In case your child’s room is big enough for a day bed . . . How beautiful is this trundle-bed?  It would also be amazing in a playroom.

monique lhuillier for PBL 6

Why have a basic pin board when you could have one of these beauties?  This might make an easy DIY.  My wheels are spinning!!

monique lhuillier for PBK 8

This furniture seriously can’t be for kids.  A bone inlay ottoman?  Gorgeous, right?

monique lhuillier for PBK 3

To add the final detail to a room, she has created this woodsy mural.  Who needs are when this is the backdrop?

monique lhuillier for PBK 5

monique lhuillier for PBK 4

Why not add a beautiful tufted ottoman into the mix.  I would put this beautiful piece in my own room any day.

If you haven’t checked out Monique Lhuillier’s new line, you should definitely do so.  If only for an inspiration point for an ethereal girls room.

Be sure to check back in later this week as I will give my progress on the One Room Challenge. This week is going to be titled Blood, Sweat and Tears.  I did more DIY projects last weekend that I care to talk about.

xoxo,

signature

 

Kate Spade Home

Hi lovelies!  Happy Monday.  I was browsing through an issue of House Beautiful over the weekend (I am woefully behind on my leisure reading 🙂  and I came across a few glossy pages for Kate Spade’s new home line.  She has always carried a few home decor items, such as vases, frames and pillows.  However, now she has a complete line featuring furniture, rugs and lighting.

Kate Spade Home 1

Let me just say that the new line is quintessentially Kate Spade.  It is the perfect blend of modern and vintage, chic and cheery.  But, man the pieces are pricey.  They are a perfect candidate to use for inspiration to find the look for less.  Here are a few of my favorites!

Kate Spade Home 2

Bench

Kate Spade Home 6

Lamp

Kate Spade Home

Credenza

 

The chair below literally has me green with envy.  I adore the sophisticated lines.

Kate Spade Home 3

Chair

Kate Spade Home 4

Chandelier

How amazing would this chandelier be in a walk in dressing room??

If you are looking for some items that are the classic Kate Spade cheery with polka dots, etc. I have put a line-up together.

Kate Spade Home Preppy

Rug / Pillow / Desk / Sconce / Lamp / Chair / Rug

No fear, you don’t need to break the bank to get the Kate Spade look.  Bed Bath and Beyond carries her expanded lineof home decor at affordable prices.  Here are some of my faves.

Kate Spade BBB

Kate Spade BBB 3

Kate Spade BBB 2

What do you think?  Are you a fan of the classic Kate Spade Style?  I think her new line is a perfect offset of her accessory and clothing line.

Until next time!

xo

signature

 

Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn

Ken Faulk Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Lately, when I get the Pottery Barn catalog, if feel like it is always the same old stuff.  To me the decor has gotten tired, stale and predictable.  However, the other day, I was perusing their site and saw that they have collaborated with über chic San Francisco designer Ken Fulk.  The collection is classic, yet bold and whimsical.  It is just the jolt of fun and style that I think Pottery Barn needs.

Here are some of my favorites from the collection.

OB-Ken Fulk

Bar cart / Mirror / Chandelier / Lacquer boxes / Chair / Dresser

What do you think of the new collection?  I think it definitely steps up Pottery Barn’s design game.

xoxo

signature

Fall Scouting at H&M

Every few months I love to go online at H&M and see what new goodies they have.  H&M is such an affordable luxury.  This fall, they have rich jewel toned velvet and warm metals all over the place.  This fall, I am going to use more green in my home, but I want it it to be a deep rich green or sea green.  H&M as plenty of goods to meet my needs this year.

  OB-Fall H&M Pillow / Throw / Teacup / Metal Basket / Mirror / Glass Vase

All of these are under $30!!!  Crazy, right?  Do you have a favorite?

xoxo

signature