Posts tagged decor
Record Players 10 Ways: Show Off Your Epic Collection

when my husband turned 30, my gift to him was a record player and a bunch of records i had collected over the course of a long US tour. it was one of those things he'd been wanting for awhile, but it was admittedly also one of those gifts that i was really excited to benefit from myself. even though we have all the music we could ever want in our pockets at all times now, i still think there is something so cool about coming home, pouring a glass of wine, and putting on a great record. i really miss album art too, and there's something about having those 12x12 sleeves on a shelf or ready to flip through in a crate by the fireplace that's so nostalgic and cool.

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Currently Loving: Easels As Home Decor

i got my first easel in high school when i was taking a bunch of painting and art classes, and over ten years later it's still a mainstay in my house. i have a bigger one that i use for actual painting now, but i kept my OG easel because a couple apartments ago i realized what a versatile decor piece it can be. It perfectly it fills out awkward corners, and when an area or vignette needs a little height it's the perfect addition! 

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Decor Files: In Praise of Pennant Flags

as an avid fan of any and all things related to a good gallery wall, i'm always on the lookout for cool new additions to my many vignettes of cool and collected wall art. lately i feel like i keep seeing a resurgence of felt pennant flags everywhere, and i'm COMPLETELY obsessed. one of the reasons i love these as wall art is that there's a certain nostalgia about them, and another reason is that they're incredibly easy to hang (hello renter friendly!). the triangular shapes are cool and help break up a wall full of rectangle frames, plus there are tons of awesome small designers out there making really beautiful and creative pennant designs with all kinds of fun phrases. i honestly cannot stop buying these.

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But First Coffee: 12 Coffee Bars to Copy

some girls grow up pinning pictures of their future wedding dresses, but if pinning was a thing when i was growing up i think i would have pinned coffee bar ideas. well...ok. to be fair, i didn't even drink coffee til i was a senior in high school, but i stand by the fact that i have always felt and still currently feel that the ultimate benchmark of having a truly legit adult household is not a king size bed, or a dining room table, or matching dishes, but a coffee bar. the only thing that could be better than coffee itself (ok nothing can be better, but these bars are on par) is a beautifully organized and incredibly cool designated spot for it.

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Decor Files: Four Poster Beds Galore

time for another decor files favorite: the four poster bed. i think a four poster bed is without a doubt one of the most glamorous and luxurious investments one could possibly make. maybe it stems back to when i was a little kid (as do most things i'm obsessed with) because i had one and it was the bomb. it didn't have the horizontal bars across the top, but it had these wooden pegs on the top of each of the four posts, and you could take them out, put a sheet over the top, and then shove the pegs back in so the sheet created a canopy type thing. not sure that made any sense whatsoever the way i just described it but trust me, it was awesome. 

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Decor Files: Patterned Cement Tile

with all the fresh start vibes the new year brings, i'm obsessing even more than usual over home renovation blogs and tv shows (which is a major statement because i'm typically obsessing over said blogs and shows 24/7/365 tbh). as i binge myself into oblivion watching episode after episode (not exactly new year new me behavior but what can i say) i keep noticing one of my favorite design elements popping up just about everywhere. patterned cement tiles are having a huge moment and i hope the moment never ends. there are so many gorgeous colors and patterns and they just make a space so unique and beautiful. 

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Decor Files: 4 Home Office Essentials

these days, it seems like more and more girbosses are out there starting companies, freelancing, and working from home. i've been a work-from-homer for over ten years, and i can genuinely say that there are things i love and things i hate (like anything else). overall though, i'm really grateful to be able to make my own hours and work in my sweatpants if i want to. one of the things that is incredibly important to me as a gal who works from home is obviously my office, so i wanted to share four home office decor essentials that i've come to realize make all the difference. even if you work outside of your home during the week or part of it, having a space in your house or apartment that can serve as a #getshitdone room or station is totally necessary. 

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25 Days of Holiday Mantel Makeovers

it's time for some SERIOUS fireplace porn up in here. one of the things i love about the holiday season is that it's an awesome excuse to completely overhaul the decor in your house. during the other seasons, if i'm in the mood to majorly change things up, i usually have to come up with an elaborate reason that feels legitimate so my husband doesn't get overwhelmed. but during the holidays? ANYTHING GOES. don't let this opportunity pass you by. clear that existing shit off your mantel and let's go to work. 

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Go Bold Or Go Home: Bright Color Sofas We Love

as someone who just got done searching high and low for the right new living room couch, i feel like i've been combing the internet nonstop lately to make absolutely sure we picked the right one. i'll share more on the couch we did pick later (spoiler alert: it's a bright color), but for now let's all take a minute to bask in the glory of those who dare to go bold with their sofa color. i like to think of the bright sofa as the bright colored pair of jeans of the home decor world: at first, it's kinda scary and you're pretty sure it'll go with nothing, and then you get it home and it kind of goes with everything. score.

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Decor Files: White Wood Floors Galore

lately I feel like I've been seeing white EVERYWHERE in interiors- and not just on walls. every single time I find myself obsessing over a room it seems like they all have one thing in common- the wood floors are painted white. and I'm about one pin away from marching over to Home Depot and loading my car full of white paint buckets.

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Painting A Bar Cart: Do or Don't?

it seems like nowadays it's pretty much impossible to scroll through insta, pinterest, or your fave design blog without seeing some sort of article promising pro tips on how to style the perfect Don Draper-approved bar cart. don't get me wrong- i'm not mad about it- i think bar carts are the JAM. i'm just kind of overwhelmed with all of the tips and i'm trying to figure out what to do with mine. 

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Perfect Pair: Plants and Copper Accents

one of the things i love so much about design is discovering those color, texture, and pattern combinations that just totally MAKE a space. for me, one of my current favorite pairings has got to be the houseplant craze teaming up with the copper craze. they were just made for each other. the soft, natural texture of the green leaves paired with shiny rose gold metal accents just works. every time.

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Sign Me Up: Light Up Neon Sign Decor

what is it about a sign that lights up that's so exciting? there must be a multitude of answers, because these things are everywhere right now. i think for me it goes back to when i was a kid and was totally obsessed with building forts. as any skilled, experienced fort-builder knows, creating an awesome ambiance and vibe inside the fort is KEY. remember the little girls' tent fort thing in The Holiday?? yeah, that's what we're going for here. i distinctly remember how i used to try to confiscate our christmas tree lights to line the interior of the fort, and i think the reason light up signs are so cool in homes might be because they cast that same cozy, cool glow over the whole room. basically i want one for every room in the house.

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