reading nook e-design

Today I'm sharing a small e-design project I just recently completed to help a client fix up a small space between her living and dining areas. She wanted to turn it into a reading nook to use in the mornings, so I created for her a few cozy designs that had a soft, neutral palette. Here was the winner:


color crush: indigo and white

It's taking over all of my designs recently, and I just can't get enough of indigo paired with a crisp white. You may have seen that I posted this little sneak peek of our bedroom on instagram and twitter:
The combination of white, indigo, and brass just has me all excited. We're still waiting on things to come in, but my goal is to have our bedroom ready to share in March.
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This bedroom from Amber Interiors is perfection, as are all of her designs!
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And everything that Emily Henderson designs is on point.
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What is your favorite color combination as of late?


the best affordable art sources

I recently went on the hunt for some affordable art to complete one client's dining room and another potential client's master bedroom and bathroom, and in the process I ended up stumbling upon so many great pieces that I just had to share with you guys. It is so difficult to find unique art that is high quality and doesn't cost a ton of money. A lot of these pieces come framed, which is a major bonus since it can easily cost the price of the art just for custom framing! Not all of these made the cut for these particular designs, but I think they are all lovely, and some of these babies are even making their way into our home!


project: hallway

I finally have another project to share! This is the before shot of the long hallway that leads to all of our bedrooms and bathrooms:
It doesn't receive much natural light, so I kept in bright by painting it BM Super White on the walls, ceiling, and trim. We changed out the light fixtures and added the second light at the end of the hallway (not seen in before pic). These lights will be upgraded later, but for now we just put up a couple of super cheap fixtures that aren't hideous "boob" lights. We also had to replace the attic ladder, all the doors and hardware, updated the doorbell cover, and put in a new thermostat and air return grill.
This 22' long jute runner fits the hallway perfectly (and it's a total steal!). At the end of the hall you can get a little preview of the updates that have happened in our master bedroom. We're waiting on a few doors to get delivered and installed before I post the reveal.
I'm obsessed with this Nate Berkus woven wall art. It looks like they're sold out of the large size online, but they still have the smaller version!
This is the view towards the music room/secondary guest bedroom that you've seen me post about on instagram. It is definitely one of the brightest rooms in the house. I think I've finally settled on a paint color, so I've ordered the sleeper sofa and poufs to finish it out. I'm also hoping to finish up this project soon!