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Our Office Before & After

I am so excited to share our home office before & afters with you today, feels like such a Monday space to share, right?! Brandon works remote so he spends a ton of time in this room, he wanted a darker green paint color, I pulled a ton of options (including some light purples that he shut down pretty quickly!) but we settled on Coney Island by Behr. It is SO pretty and we are super happy with it!! Brandon built another desk, a little longer than the one we had in here previously, so that we could use our old one for the girls coloring table in our playroom/family room (sharing that room next)! We work in here together a lot so having a ton of work space is important, mostly so all of my piles of junk don’t get too close to his tidy side.

Here was the office when we moved in, super modern with built in office furniture, an exposed ceiling (which I did sort of like but it felt off for this style of home) and super funky lighting. It was also carpeted, which we pulled up and had hardwoods laid to match the rest of the house!

And here is the office now! Dark & moody, but also super fun & functional!!

sources: wall color: coney island by behr //Β chandelier // leather reclinerΒ  // tassel blanket (similar hereΒ and here)// curtains // curtain rods // desk chairs // poetry stick // diffuser // bunny ear stand // to do list paper pad // drink more coffee pennant

This was a really fun space to design because it is very closed off from the rest of the house so I felt like I could go a different direction with dark paint & fun accessories. We still need to find a rug (and agreeing on a rug might be the hardest accessory to ever choose for our home!) but we are so happy with how everything turned out. Another room checked off the list!!

Hope you loved this little tour!! Hoping to share a full Fall home tour in the next few weeks as we wrap up just a few more projects! Happy Monday, friends!! XO


Guest Bath Remodel

Finally, a room reveal!!! I’m going to apologize in advance for the grainy photos on this post but this is theeeee smallest little bathroom that just makes photographing impossible, even with the good camera, so these photos just don’t do it justice. This guest bathroom, which is in the back family room/guest room, was one of the ugliest before’s we have ever seen. It had brown carpet, fifty shades of beige wallpaper, outdated 90’s fixtures, and a tiny little diagonal corner shower. We were pretty excited about this space because 1. it has a cute little window so we knew it would get some good light and 2. it was an actual full bath, so when guests stay, they would have a whole space of their own! Our family room has a pull out couch & tv/fireplace, and once it’s finished it is going to be a super cozy room that we hope all of our family & friends will get to enjoy!! We spend tons of time in the family room now for movie nights, we will share that space with you very soon too!

Ok back to the bathroom, here is the before.

And our almost finished after!!!

So hard to believe it is even the same space!

We completely gutted this bathroom down to the studs to replace all of the electrical, and while we had the walls opened, we had our contractors put in a pocket door (one of the best ways to maximize space in a tiny room). We used white subway tile & marble hex tile to keep the space super light and bright, and may eventually paint the top half of the walls another color. We were able to square off the shower to make it a little bit bigger, and added a frameless glass enclosure. We used the pedestal sink from the other bathroom (the floral wallpaper one that needed a smaller sink) and an antique mirror that I found at a local flea here!

We are so happy with this before & after, and I can’t wait to keep adding to it!!!! Thanks as always for reading! XO


Fall Favorites for the Home

This morning after I dropped the girls off at school, I came home, grabbed my favorite cozy sweater & popped right back out the door to walk to our neighborhood coffee shop. It was 65 degrees & overcast, and basically my dream morning!! On my walk home, I noticed one of the home decor shops had all of their Halloween decor already up in the front window, so not only did I have to go inside to see it all, but I also decided that Summer is dead to me and I’m moving on! πŸ˜‰ I had this post prepped for September first, but here we are. All of my Fall favorites for the home!!!

one: wire basket // two: end of bed throw // three: purely pumpkin book // four: jack-o-lantern luminary // five: gingham napkinsΒ // six: velvet pillow // seven: cat doormat

That white pom blanket that we have at the bottom of our bed might be one of my favorite purchases of all time!! It’s the perfect weight for napping but also gives a bed so much texture, loving this for Fall but really it’s the perfect blanket to keep on the bed all year. Our bedroom is probably one of the rooms in the house we have given the least thought to since we moved in, we have a new headboard coming soon and I think that will be the motivation that I need to get it all put together.

In the kitchen, lots of cutting boards, copper & gold accents and all the Fall cookbooks! A few of my favorites are Purely Pumpkin, Soup Nights & the most gorgeous book ever, Platters & Boards. I picked up those gingham napkins over the summer & they are back in stock, they are super affordable and perfect for Fall entertaining!

Outside, I’m obsessed with these galvanized pumpkin luminaries paired with the black cat door mat! This buffalo check doormat is also another favorite for Fall, the size is ideal if you have a larger front step or entryway if you wanted it inside. Add all the string lights & pumpkins and you’re set!!

Happy shopping, Friends!! Be sure to share any of your fave finds in the comments! XO