Showing posts with label decorating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorating. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

A new gorgeous rug for our living room!

Yes, you read right, a new rug! I know I've had some huge fans of our old rug but the pattern has been bugging me for a while now. The pattern had become too much for me which became clear in my fall post. It was restricting me too much in being able to choose patterned pillows and other decor items. (click HERE to see it and yes the rest of the decor is all the same but it's a completely different look)

RugsUSA was so kind to provide me with a new 8''x10' rug (it's not a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own which shows in all the photos). I chose the "Rugs USA Sierra Paddle Rug" in ivory (click HERE).

And I've just fallen in love with our living room allover again. It is the prefect subtle change. The look is entirely different and I have endless possibilities to change out other things now.

Doesn't the rug look perfect with our sofa?

I originally wanted this Marrakesh Shag rug but I have one already in our bedroom and it just doesn't mix all that great with a high traffic area and possible pet vomit. Sorry if you are grossed out now but I love our cats and my home design works around them. It's the truth and accidents happen.

This rug is the perfect solution for us and I don't even think about the shag anymore. I'm in love. 

The rug pattern is something I used to doodle in high school all the time when I was bored, so it's just meant to be. Match made in heaven!

And I found this beautiful tray at Ikea in their new Christmas section. May I say it's perfect?!?

The rug is pretty awesome, am I right?



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Signature Style Series

A big welcome to all you fabulous peeps coming over from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke. I hope to meet a lot of amazing new readers today. That's one of the most exiting things about being a blogger.

I'm so thrilled to be part of this amazing series this week. Thanks so much sweet Carrie for asking me to join! Have you checked out her signature style yet? If not then I tell you that you should by clicking HERE!

I also love finding out more about all the fabulous blogs that are included in this blog hop.

Today you can also see:

I summed up my style with my living room in the board below, although there is so much more I could have picked:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 

I'm just going to pretend that y'all are new to my blog today because if you've been around for a while then you know how much I love quirky animal decor. I absolutely love the brass peacocks in my board above. They aren't mine yet, but I'd love to change that ;)

Although I recently painted an accent wall in my kitchen mint (Mint Whisper 5008-7A Valspar Reserve), I tend to keep my walls mostly neutral because I love changing out all the other colorful accents in our house frequently. 

(You can buy some of the plates HERE and the kitchen pendant HERE
You can also see more of my kitchen HERE, HERE and HERE.)

(See more of my dining room HERE and my painted DIY curtains HERE

Keeping the walls mostly neutral allows me the freedom to have those colorful accents.
The grey in my living room is Seashell Gray 4003-1A, the white that I used for the walls in my dining room and kitchen are Ultra White (7006-24) and the black for the accent wall in my hallway and closet are Dark Kettle Black (4011-2). They are all by Valspar and all in eggshell.

(See more of my hallway and closet HERE and HERE)

I can't live without a good black and white pattern in every room. I crave it and it's a total must. Stripes, dots, crosses and other black and white patterns, they are all there.

I love mixing metals and I don't think I will ever get sick of that. Silver, copper and gold all live happily together in my spaces.

(See more of my living room HERE and HERE)

(See more of my bedroom HERE and HERE)

All this extends to our backyard as well. In the outdoors I also love mixing textures, different greens and colors.

(See more HERE)

I'm pretty colorful but haven't always been like this. It took me a long time to get here. I have gotten a lot braver because I learned to just go with my instinct and to not care what other people think. I'm ok with the fact that this isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if it is also yours then you can check out my other projects HERE and my daughter's room HERE.

Why did I mix in a loafer on my "Signature Style" board up above you might ask? Well chances are you will see me wear leopard loafers if you run into me on a regular day. I just love them and the shoe pictured above is just so comfortable! I have to order another pair because my old ones are so worn down ;)

To make the circle complete for today make sure to hop on over to my friend Jessica from Decor Adventures who is first on the list.Monday:

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