A look back on 2016 and what lies ahead for 2017

January is always a time to reflect on the past year, and an opportunity to look towards the future. 2016 was a big year of "firsts" for me with a lot of changes professionally, and 2017 will be a big year of changes for me personally, but before I open up that can of worms, lets take a look back on the events that made 2016 memorable around here.

In October, I completed my very first One Room Challenge and made over my Master Bedroom.

My most popular DIY project was this felted ball mobile that I made for my sweet nephew. 

I also launched my own Society 6 Shop and am now selling my artwork on prints, canvases and pillows just to name a few!

And speaking of launches, my biggest accomplishment in 2016 was the launch of my brand new website and Design Business.

 

Its been an incredible ride so far and the response has been more than I can ask for! I've been very busy and am learning to adjust being a work from home Mom. I'm blessed to have had some amazing opportunities come my way in 2016 and I plan on sharing some of those successes with you soon. 

So, what about that can of worms?! Well, one of those amazing opportunities has lead us to take a leap of faith and start a new path with a new opportunity that will take us back to Canada. We are planning on moving this summer, so that means I will be hard at work getting the house ready and tackling a few more room makeovers (and a possibly my second go at the One Room Challenge!)  In the meantime, I will still be working full steam ahead to grow my Design Business! Thats the beauty of E-Design..I can work on your project wherever life may take me. 

I'd love for you to follow along on this new adventure with me and my family, so make sure to follow me on instagram or Facebook. And if E-Design sounds like something that might interest you, read more about it here.

Wishing you all the best in 2017!

xo

 

 

 

Rug Expedition $1000 Rug Giveaway!

Hello Friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I've got some very exciting news for all my wonderful readers today! I've teamed up with an amazing group of Bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway! Get your home ready for the Holidays with a NEW RUG (or 2 or 3...) with $1000 to spend at Rug Expedition!!

After the holidays, it's so fun to revamp a space or spruce up an area in your home.  Adding a new, fresh rug would be a great way to update any space for the new year.  I love the selection at Rug Expedition and all of the choices for different styles.

You have 30 + ways to enter using the Rafflecopter Form below! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on December 15, 2016 MST! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond, a new winner will be chosen and receive the $1000 gift card from Rug Expedition. a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Best of luck!!

The One Room Challenge Week 6 ~ The Reveal!!

It's finally here!! And I finished JUST under the wire! Phew! I've learned a LOT from this challenge, but I am so glad its done. I can't believe I actually waited so long to finish our Master Bedroom. It turned out better than I could have hoped, and all I want to do is turn the lights down low and snuggle with a good book in this cozy space. 

Lets take a quick look down memory lane and see what this room looked like just 3 short weeks ago.

Wow. That is one boring room. But not any more! 

I could NOT be happier about how this room turned out. First, lets talk about these walls!! As you can see in the before pictures, we have really high, sloped ceilings with an awkward ledge that runs the entire length of the tall wall. I knew I wanted to bring in a dark color, but did not want to run it all the way up to the ceiling line and emphasize the slope, so by bringing the ceiling down, I minimized the asymmetrical ceiling and made the space feel much cozier. Carrying the white ceiling color down the walls also kept the room feeling bright and light, and created a nice balance with the dark Navy.

The artwork in this room is an Emily Jeffords print I've been eyeing for a LONG time, and it works perfectly in this space. I pulled the green elements out of the print and added velvet Sage pillows in the bedding mix, as well as Sage trim to the simple white semi-sheer curtains that flank the new bamboo shades.

And we can't forget to talk about my favorite new spot in the house...my reading nook.

I love sitting here for a few quiet minutes to enjoy the view, soak up some sunshine and flip through my favorite magazine. 

I had some space left on the "awkward wall" as I like to call it, so I decided to put up one of the custom shelves we had made with the furniture oh so many years ago, and added some leaning frames with family photos we had taken last year. 

I'm not a fan of filling ledges up with a bunch of stuff, but felt I couldn't leave it blank, so I put a few low maintenance plants in baskets and called it a day. I love the pop of color and texture it adds while lending a natural element to the space. 

Thanks to all that have followed along in this journey! And a huge THANK-YOU to Calling it Home for hosting another fabulous event! I highly encourage you to check out all this years participants for some incredible inspiring transformations! 

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The One Room Challenge ~ Week 5

Well we are one week away from revealing our One Room Challenge and I'm not gonna lie....I'm in full blown panic mode. So.Much.To.Do.

October has turned out to be beyond busy for me, which is a blessing, but also means the bedroom has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. Everything has been ordered and is slowly starting to arrive, but y'all...the PAINTING of the room is where I'm struggling! Its still not done. And it is taking me so long to finish. Hence the panic.

And I blame these crazy ceilings. They needed to be repainted, and I knew they would be challenging, but oh.my.word.

I have all day tomorrow to work on this room, so I can power through and I don't even have to stop to taxi any kids to any practices!! Thats a win in my books:) 

You may have caught a glimpse at my new chair I picked up at Bargains & Buyouts if you follow me on instagram. I also found this awesome buffalo check pillow and bought the lamp. This corner already makes me smile.

I ended up going with the paint swatch on the left for the bottom third of the walls. Its more of a moody greenish-blue compared to the more true navy. 

My list is long, but cross your fingers I can get it done!! If you need to find me I'll be in my bedroom:)

Cincinnati's Bargains & Buyouts!

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a super fun blogging event at THE place to shop for the best deals in home furnishings in the greater Cincinnati area ~ Bargains & Buyouts.

If you've never been to Bargains & Buyouts before and you live in the Cincinnati area, then you are in for a treat! And if you have, well you are in for a treat too. Just keep reading:)

This company is known for its warehouse style of selling fabulous brands of stylish home furnishings at rock bottom prices. We had a chance to sit down with the owner & founder, Marc & Greg, to hear about their story of how they started this business from the ground-up and have grown it into the 2 warehouse stores that it is today. One thing that really struck me was their commitment to a high standard of customer service, as well as the fact that they really care about their customers getting the best deal they can! In fact they encourage & expect you to bargain with them over their already low prices! They staff is super friendly, not intrusive or pushy at all, and if you have your eye on a certain piece, simply ask them, "whats your best price?" and they will take it as low as it can go. Seriously. 

Just take a look at all these chairs. They were marked 2 for $129.

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These babies came home with me for only $99 for the pair!

And check out some other awesome finds! This mid-century chair was only $189!

I snagged these stools for a client. They were in the 2 for $50 section along with some other great options!

They have some awesome industrial bookcases for $200!

And keep an eye out for the blue tags...they are automatically an extra 50% off! Check out this farmhouse style zinc top coffee table that was marked $149, but would go down to $74.50 after the 50% off!! If I had palace for it, it would have come home with me. Believe me.

And who doesn't love a stylish ottoman? There were SO MANY to choose from!

Plus dining sets and living room furniture galore.

And don't even get me started on the lighting. All the latest styles at low, low prices. 

The specials that day were rugs 70% off the ticket price. Say whaaat? Yes. They have specials. On top of the discount price. Mind Blown. Make sure to check the chalk board at the door when you go in, or sign up on their website for sales alerts sent to your inbox or phone so you can be the first to know about their specials for the week.

These rugs are made by SURYA, and after the 70% off are just $244 - $424!! For 9x12 rugs!

And I can't leave out bedroom furniture. Upholstered headboards starting at $99. Canopy beds for $249. A full size vintage inspired metal bed frame for $199! And on and on...

In addition to offering great savings, they also have a rewards program you can sign up for in store that earns you points on every purchase. They quickly add up and are redeemable to use towards future purchases. I already have a $10 reward waiting for me the next time I shop!

And as if THATS not enough, they are also having a Customer Appreciation event this saturday, October 29th at both their Western Hills and Greenhills locations! Doors open at 10, and at noon they will be giving away $8,000 between 4 lucky winners (that $2000 each!) to use towards products in their store! You MUST register online first and be present to win. Food trucks, games and door prizes are going to be given away on Saturday, so clear your calendars and click here to enter and learn more about this awesome event!

But wait...if you can believe it, theres more! I have partnered up with Bargains & Buyouts to offer YOU the chance to win a $100 gift certificate redeemable at either location. I am SO excited for one of my lucky readers to get the chance to shop at this amazing store! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. And don't forget to leave me comment telling me what YOU would buy if you won the $100 gift certificate!

To learn more about Bargains & Buyouts and where they are located, visit their website or Facebook page! Best of luck!!

The One Room Challenge ~ Week 2

So not much has physically happened for my one room challenge project since I revealed the Inspiration last week, but I have been planning my attack, which is always the first step when designing for myself or E-Design clients.

 

First thing I do is make a Master list of the main pieces I need to source for the space, as well as the big projects I need to do. Other than painting, I don't have any major projects planned for this room...yet.

Next, I scour the internet and start sourcing. I pin anything and everything I think will work in this space, along with any inspirational photos I may come across. Once I have pinned a few options of each item I need to source, I will narrow it down and start shopping! (And if you have any interest in following my process, or want to know the sources of anything I use in this room, you can follow myMaster Bedroom pinboard below.)

Even though I don't have much to show of this week, heres what I'm hoping to accomplish over the next week: finalize furnishings, art and accessories and purchase all the main pieces for this space. And I'm planning on getting a start on the painting next weekend!

The One Room Challenge ~ Week 1

Confession time....we've lived in our home now going on 8 years, and I have never decorated our Master Bedroom. Deplorable, I know. So when the One Room Challenge dates were announced, I decided this will be the push I finally need to get the ball rolling and finish this room!

If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, its an online event put on by Calling It Home that challenges designers, bloggers, and whomever wants to participate, to makeover a room in their house in only 6 weeks. Every Thursday, we will post our progress, and link it up over at Calling It Home, so you can see all the fabulous transformations everyone has planned.

Let's take a look at my bedroom as it  is right now. Ugh. I'm cringing.

Totally pathetic. I know. I'm hanging my head in shame.

So lets fix this. About dang time Sarah!

Here's my inspiration board for this room and where I want to see it headed.

If you've been following my blog for some time now, you may be thinking, "Hey! I think I've seen these pics before and read something about a Master Bedroom makeover..." Well...you have. Again...hanging head in shame. I wrote a post about a year ago about wanting to finish my Master bedroom, and I did make a plan and buys few things here and there, but this room always got put on the back burner and was never completed. So when I decided that enough is enough and I'm going to finish this room come he** or high water, I revisited my original plans and made a few tweaks.

I don't have every detail sorted out, but I started playing around adding in some more color. I'm obsessed with the sage green tone that has resurfaced this year (and I'm totally predicting it to be color of the year for 2017...) and it pairs beautifully with the Navy tones I had originally wanted to do, so I added some sage accents in. To tone down the masculine vibe that green and navy lean towards, I also want to add in a touch of blush, maybe in some artwork or a throw, as well as some sheepskin or natural fibers for softness and texture. 

Our furniture was handmade for us about 10 years ago, and I still love it, so its staying. I may weed out a few pieces and filter in a few small accents so its not so matchy-matchy. Im confident I can come up with a way to incorporate it into my style that has evolved over the past 10 years. I also really like our bedding that I bought a couple of years ago, so I'm going to try and incorporate that as well.

As you can see, we have a large, open, awkward space with sloped ceiling and a darn ledge above the doors. I've been obsessed with walls that are painted a dark color about 3/4 of the way up, then light on top, and I think that will be a great fit in this room. I don't want to spend my budget adding molding to this space, so painting the lower part navy will have a similar effect while also balancing out the tall, angled ceiling. Not to mention creating a bit of drama in this otherwise blah room.

And since its so open, I need to fill the space a bit more, so nice, cozy reading nook will do the trick.

Overall, I'm hoping to achieve a  room that is both cozy, yet a little bit dramatic while reflecting both my husbands and my tastes and sense of style. A place that is still open and bright during the day, and the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea at the end of the day.

I hope you will follow me along on this six week adventure! Make sure to follow me on social media to grab lots of behind the scenes goodness too.

xo

Trending ~ Mud Cloth

It's Tuesday and you know what that means!! Yup. It means we are talking trends.

A few months back, I talked about Shibori , the ancient Japanese art of tie-dye and how this trend was blowing up the internet. Well the Global Textile trend has caught on like wildfire and another form of ancient textile pattern is taking over, this time from Africa and its called  Bogolanfini, or mud cloth.

In a nutshell, mud cloth is made by painting the fabric with a mud-dye mixture that s left to dry and then washed out. The light areas are followed up by a bleach solution to really make the pattern stand out. The Smithsonian has an incredibly interesting online exhibit where you can learn more about the Bogolanfini process, and even create your own virtual mud cloth design!

Most of the mud cloth textiles I have seen lately have been in pillow form. Its a fun way to bring this globally sourced trend into your home since pillows are one of the easiest decor item to swap out and freshen up your space!

MudCloth is not limited to pillows however. Here are a few other applications where this pattern is popping up.

via mydomaine

via mydomaine

via Etsy

via Etsy

So what do you thick of this fun, handmade textile pattern? Planning on adding any mud cloth into your home decor? I think I might have to have to add a fun indigo pillow to my collection, so when I was on the hunt for the perfect one, I found all these fabulous options and compiled them into one big handy dandy guide for you:)  Happy Shopping!

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DISCLOSURE:

This post may contain affiliate links. I will only use affiliate links on products I love and personally recommend as I want to pass on my recommendations to you. By clicking through these links, there will be no charge to you, but any purchases you make may result in a small commission for me. I love creating and sharing my content with you, but as with anything in life, it takes time and money, so your support will be greatly appreciated!

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A new name, a new look, and a new announcement!

When I started this blog 5 years ago, it was a creative outlet for me to talk about design and decorating while connecting with like minded individuals, something I greatly missed after decided to leave my design job, move to a new country, and stay home to raise my small kids. Little did I know that the blog would teach me new skills, and open up my world to an entirely new way of helping people achieve the home of their dreams. A vision was born, and now that vision has become a reality.

I'm super excited to announce that in addition to a NEW website and a New name, I am now offering E-Design Services.

Why E-Design services? Well, I've learned through blogging that a lot of readers want a beautiful, comfortable, livable home, but can't always afford to hire an on site designer to help them with their vision and goals. Through E-Design, I am able to offer my clients a vision and direction for their space, no matter where they live. It will save time and money in the long run by giving you the right tools and a plan of action before you head out to the store to start shopping. 

 

Why the new name? Well, I wanted my business to reflect me, so instead of creating confusion with 2 brands, I decided to consolidate everything into one website under one brand; Interiors By Sarah Langtry.

What about the blog? I still LOVE blogging, and will continue to share Design Tips & Tricks, DIY Projects, the latest trends, etc. on this new site. ALL my past projects and blog posts from Just The Bees Knees are available on this site, under the blog tab. 

How can I follow along?! If you subscribed to my blog in the past, nothing but the name has changed! You will still get my posts delivered to your inbox, or see my photos on instagram, or my posts on Facebook. If you haven't subscribed, please do!! I'd love to have you follow along;)

And thats not all.....as a HUGE  Thank-you to all my readers who have been following me over the years, I want to help YOU get a head start on your next decorating project by

GIVING AWAY 1 FREE DESIGN BOARD FOR A ROOM OF YOUR CHOICE!!

 

To enter, simply head on over to my Services page, take a look around and read about the different options I offer, including the Design Board option, then come back here and fill out the Rafflecoptor form below. The lucky winner will be announced on social media and contacted via email.

And if you just can't wait to get started on your next decorating project

I'M OFFERING 20% OFF TO ALL CLIENTS WHO BOOK AN E-DESIGN PACKAGE THROUGH THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!

 

And if you ever have any questions regarding E-Design, or have any other Design related questions for that matter, please feel free to email me. 

Best of luck!! Looking forward to giving one of you a kick start on your next decorating project!!

Trendy Tuesday ~ Shiplap

Thanks to the wildly popular TV show Fixer Upper, Chip & Joanne Gains have made shiplap the hottest trend in home design, and I'm totally digging it. Check out a dozen of my favorite ideas on how to utilize shiplap in your space! Bathrooms Shiplap look so crisp and clean when used in a bathroom.

Paint a Deep Color

And who says shiplap has to be white?! This black paneled wall is so sophisticated.

Bedroom walls

Create a serene and tranquil bedroom with shiplap walls.

Create a Focal Wall

If you don't want to commit to an entire room of shiplap, create a focal wall.

Fireplace

Even a small amount of shiplap framing a fireplace makes a huge impact!

Foyer

Create a memorable entryway using shiplap.

Kitchens

Forgo the standard tiled backsplash and use shiplap in the kitchen instead

Laundry Rooms

So crisp and clean!

Nooks

Line a nook with shiplap to create interest in a small space!

Hallways

Add some texture and interest to an otherwise boring hallway with shiplap

Ceilings

Add some serious drama to your ceiling than shiplap.

Built-ins

Line the back of your built-ins for a farmhouse feel.

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What are your favorite places to use shiplap?!

My Artwork on Society 6

Hey friends! I'm popping in to, well, basically toot my own horn and do a little shameless self promotion. If y'all follow me on facebook or instagram, you've seen me post my artwork from time to time and I've been so humbled and overwhelmed at all the love and encouraging words you have all shared with me that I decided to take the plunge and digitize my work to offer it for sale on Society 6. If you are not familiar with Society 6, its a print on demand marketplace where you can buy prints, canvas prints and framed prints in a variety of sizes, as well as other fun products such as throw pillows, tote bags and iPhone cases. Heres just a smattering of the artwork and products I have available for sale in my shop.

 

The Nest Collection  as seen in How to Make Your Own Photomats

I took the same drawing and recreated using 3 different mediums; Colored Pencil, Ink, and Watercolor Marker.

Some of the prints also make pretty darn cute throw pillows.

Or even tote bags too.

Whale Tote bag  / Nest Tote Bag

As always, your support means everything to me. Its what keeps me going. I hope you have fun browsing my shop and I will keep you posted as I add more work.

AND as an added bonus, for a limited time you can get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on ALL items in my shop using this link. Pretty Cool, huh? But hurry...this offer is only valid until May 8th.

xoxoxo

Trendy Tuesday ~ Global Inspired Tile

Kitchen backsplashes and bathroom floors across North America have been given new life with a more global feel and I'm loving it! Take a look at some of these inspiring interiors that have been using patterned tile to create beautiful spaces with a moroccan feel.

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I love how the bold black and white pattern brings life to these more simplistic spaces! The unique pattern placement of these tiles allow you to piece them together to create mosaics in a larger scale. And if you think this designer look will break your remodeling budget, think again! More affordable (and just as fabulous) patterned tile is available to buy online or in store at some of your local big box retailers, and are actually featured in some of the images you see above! And lucky for you, I made it easy for you to shop the trend by compelling a list of tiles that cost less than *gasp* $6.50/ sq ft!!

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So what do you think of this trend?! Ready to make the bold move of adding it to your home?

DISCLOSURE:

This post may contain affiliate links. I will only use affiliate links on products I love and personally recommend as I want to pass on my recommendations to you. By clicking through these links, there will be no charge to you, but any purchases you make may result in a small commission for me. I love creating and sharing my content with you, but as with anything in life, it takes time and money, so your support will be greatly appreciated!

12 Dreamy Laundry Rooms {that can actually make doing laundry enjoyable.}

Ah Laundry Room. The room you hate to love and love to hate. 

It's laundry day at my house, and my laundry room is definitely a room I love to hate. Mainly because its long, narrow, is not very functional, and its just plain ugly. Frankly I've had enough of it and its time for a renovation. So in between loads, I've been surfing Pinterest looking for for some design inspiration to create a space that I actually enjoy doing laundry in!

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Which one is your favorite?! Personally I'm swooning over the wallpaper in the first photo and the rolling canvas baskets in the last.

Stay tuned to see what plan I dream up for our laundry room!

DIY Felted Ball Mobile

Last December, we were blessed with a new addition to our family! My sister gave birth to sweet baby boy, and my boys were over the moon to FINALLY have a first cousin. I knew I wanted to make something special for his nursery, so when my sister mentioned a felt ball mobile she saw and really liked, I jumped on the chance to DIY one for him. 

How awesome is that feature wall! His entire nursery is magazine worthy, and I promise I will snap some more pics of it and take you on a tour next time I visit.

In the meantime, I'm going to give you a quick tutorial on how to make your own felted ball mobile for your baby (or nephew!) Its really quite easy. The whole project took me only about an hour.

Supplies:

Felted Balls.

I ordered mine from this and this Etsy shop. I used 2 sizes; 2cm and 3cm, both in multicolor.

Embroidery Floss

(I used a #5 for added strength)

Large Embroidery Hoop

Long Embroidery Needle

Instructions:

Start by deciding how many dangly arms (for a lack of a better term) you want on your mobile. I did 8. Evenly space the locations of each dangly arm (really need to think of a better term) on your mobile, and mark somehow. I just put a dot on the bottom of the hoop. Then, thread the top of your floss up between the rings on your hoop. This will create one of the hanger arms.

(Make sure you leave quite a bit of floss so you can hang your mobile at the appropriate height!)

If you need to loosen the tension of th whoop to slide the floss through, do so, but make sure it is tightened again before you proceed to the next step. 

After the floss is thread through the 2 hoops, start wrapping the floss from the bottom of the hoop around each side of the piece of floss that will be used as the hanger, one side at a time.  I wrapped it about 6 times on each side, crossing underneath the hoop.

When you are finished wrapping, thread the end of the floss through an embroidery needle, and thread it through your wrapped floss on the underside of the hoop. Do this a few times to make sure it secure, then cut the floss to the desired length you want your dangly arm. My advise would be to figure out how long of a thread you need to do this step, then pre-cut the other pieces. Don't be afraid to make them even a little longer than you think you need them...you can always cut them at the end!

Once you have all the arms done, its time to thread the felt balls!

The process of threading goes a lot quicker if you are able to hang your mobile from somewhere first. I hung mine from the ceiling fan in my craft room :) Just thread the balls onto your floss using a long embroidery needle. I varied the colors, sizes and spacing of the balls as I went along.

When I was satisfied with the length of the dangly arm of the mobile, I simply trimmed it and tied a knot in the bottom of the thread to prevent the ball from falling off.

 When its time to hang your mobile, simply gather all the hanger strings together, and then tie them in a loop knot at the desired height, making sure that the mobile is level. You can then hang it by a ceiling hook and trim the excess thread. And just as a disclaimer...please make sure it is hung high enough so baby can't reach! Because we all know they will not be able to resist trying to grab this fun mobile!

My nephew is only 8 weeks, but he is already mesmerized with the bright colors in this mobile! And quite frankly, I am too.

Trendy Tuesday ~ Pantone's Color(s) of The Year 2016

I always look forward to hearing what Pantone dubs their "Color of the Year" as its usually right on trend with whats happening in the world of fashion and decor, and its a great way to start my Trendy Tuesday series for the year. Past colors of the year have included Marsala (2015), Radiant Orchid  (2014), Emerald  (2013) and Tangerine Tango (2012).  This year was a big surprise as Pantone announced for the first time ever not only one, but two colors of the year! They are Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The warm pink and cool blue tones are a match made in heaven. I've actually been crushing on blush tones for a while now so I'm tickled pink (ha! get it?! Corny I know...couldn't resist) about this years choice.

Lets take a look at how these two colors are being used together in interiors.

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I love that this color combo has a feminine feel, but its not too over the top. Even the pale pink walls in photo #4 are offset with a more masculine looking sofa. 

What do you think of Pantones choices for color of the year?! Are you shushing on the Rose Quartz like I am?! As much as Im loving it, I think I might have to add it in small doses to my home, since I do live with a house full of boys:)

And since I

love

to shop online for the latest trends, as well as create inspiring mood boards, I just happened to put one together for you! I'm totally digging the traditional-meets-mid century vibe in this pretty sitting room. I think Lisa Vanderpump would approve, don't you?!

All sources are below the mood board. I so need that pink and gold side table in my life. And the art print too:)

Art /  Side Table  /  Drapes  /  Couch  /  Rug  /  Floor Lamp  /  Chair /  Coffee Table

A year in review with Graham and Brown

I started on the journey of becoming an brand ambassador for Graham & Brown back in July, and it's hard to believe the year is just about over! I'm still loving the little enhancements to my home decor that Graham & Brown have helped me accomplish over the past 6 months.  Let's take a quick stroll down memory lane and rehash the trend forecasts over the past year!

I started out creating some fun Instagram collages using Graham & Brown frames for the precious trend. I wanted to preserve all of my precious memories, and the frames were the perfect touch for this little corner in my living room.

The Horizon trend was inspired by nature, and these feather prints really helped make a statement in my kitchen!

But I think that my most favorite trend this year was the Industrial trend. I love how the  Lit Star added some pizzaz to my Industrial Holiday Bourbon Bar!

 I also revealed plans for the boys playroom  while exploring the Eureka trend, which I am hoping to get started in early 2016. The Frames wallpaper is going to be perfect for this space!

And lastly, make sure to check out how I would create a calm feeling  using Graham & Brown Wallpapers.

I hope you enjoyed exploring these trend forecast with me, and learned a little more about what Graham & Brown has to offer.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!

An Industrial Holiday Bourbon Bar

I can't believe the end of the year is upon us, and we are reaching our final trend topic for

Graham & Brown! 

This month, we will be talking about the ever so popular Industrial Trend. When I think industrial, I think of layered textures consisting of worn woods, aged metals, exposed lightbulbs, chalk boards, and rich, dark tones against white & black backgrounds.

Graham & Brown has many products in their catalog that would give your home an industrial feel. One of my favorites is their Lit Star, which I decided to use in a small corner of our basement bar to create a fun & Industrial looking Bourbon bar... a staple for Holiday entertaining here in Kentucky!

The star is the perfect thing to bring a bit of light and sparkle into the space, and I love how its battery operated with LED lights, so there are no cords! 

 Heres a smattering of some other amazing product from Graham & Brown to help you create the Industrial feel in your home for the holidays, or any time of year for that matter!

Cheers!!

Black, White & Gold Christmas

I know, I know...its not even Thanksgiving yet, and we're taking about Christmas?! Well if you are like many Americans, the Christmas decorations go up on, or shortly after, the Thanksgiving long weekend, so its definitely not to early to start thinking about how you are going to decorate this year! And if you have ever thought about giving the traditional red and green colors a break, I'm sharing tons of inspiration on a Black, White & Gold holiday over at Remodelaholic today!!

Click here to read my article, and see lots more Black, White & Gold decorating inspiration for the holidays.

Trendy Tuesday ~ Shibori

There's a new buzz word in town: SHIBORI.

And if you've never heard of Shibori before, its the ancient Japanese art of..... tie-dye. And its everywhere right now.

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I'm loving the Indigo hue we are seeing in most Shibori fabrics right now, but I'm also loving the more precise, geometric shapes of this modern day tie-dye. 

What do YOU think of the Shibori trend?! Love it? Or would you rather leave it in the 70's?!

If you love it, shop the trend and grab yourself some Shibori!

Clutch /  Blanket  /  Chair /  Napkins /  Pillow /  Bench /  Rug

Or save some cash and make your own Shibori fabric with this hand-dandy DIY kit!

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Modern Farmhouse

Confession time; I used to hate white interiors. Ack! I said it! But over time, they have slowly grown on me to the point that I now have a love affair with white walls and am this close to repainting my house all white. (Shhh….don’t tell my husband!) I also have a love affair with clean lines….and a good piece of worn wood furniture. Luckily Modern Farmhouse is a style where the two can marry and live happily ever after. 

Today I'm over at Remodelaholic sharing some blissfully beautiful Modern Farmhouse Interiors and chatting about how you can get the look in your own home. So pop on over  and read the whole article! Plus find all the sources included in the mood board.