Tips & Tricks for Designing the Perfect Coffee Table!

I’m SO CLOSE TO BEING DONE with our living room redo. Y’all, this pregnancy tiredness is kicking my booty! (But that’s what’s supposed to happen in pregnancy, so I will take it!)

One of the things we’ve done is get new furniture – out with the microfiber and in with the leather, and none too soon! (I imagine cleaning up spit-up and other bodily fluids is much easier when it comes to leather!) And one of the pieces of new furniture is a new coffee table/ottoman.

I struggled with this for a while. I wanted something unique, yet functional, yet not too big, yet flexible. I finally settled on something (and you’ll have to wait until I reveal the room to see it) but what I really should have done was just gone to Chairish.com

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Have YOU been to Chairish? Chairish makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor to one another! Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Just in coffee tables alone they have some awesome finds! Check these out…

Vintage Octagon Cocktail Table

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Stylish Storage Solutions For Any Space

As you can imagine, things around our house have gotten a tad bit busy since we found out about the twins! All other house projects have been put on hold in favor of any house project that deals with the “project room”, which will be the twins’ room when they arrive. I think it’ll be perfect: it has light wood floors, great natural light, and TWO closets. Ah! (If you want to see an idea of what it looks like right now, CLICK HERE)

Anyway, it’s mostly been used for storage, so we are working on relocating all the holiday decorations and other items that have been stacked up in the closets. It’s become clear that we probably need some creative storage solutions. Because…do you ever notice that the longer we inhabit a space, the more stuff we seem to accumulate? Even if you’re pretty good about consistently purging your space, there always seems to be that pile of things you just can’t part with. Whether it’s a stack of books you plan to read (one day!), out of season clothing, or memorabilia, I’ve decided there are plenty of ways to stylishly store your important knickknacks, and give your space a clean and sleek appearance.

Tip #1: Contain the Clutter

Open shelving looks really polished when your items are minimally displayed, but for the many packrats out there, this isn’t always achievable. If you need to utilize shelving to store your stuff, contain the clutter with chic woven baskets or printed boxes. These baskets and boxes will allow you to store the same amount of stuff, but will give your shelving a uniform appearance.

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Tile. It’s Not Just to Walk On!

You’ve heard me say it here on the blog more than once: the only carpet we have in our home is in our closets! It’s true!

While the bedrooms have wood floors, throughout the foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room and two bathrooms, we have tile, and lots of it. As a matter of fact, even the front porch is covered in decorative tile!

But I guess I never really thought much about tile being anywhere except under my feet. I mean, I’ve seen it as a backsplash, in a shower and sometimes used as countertop. but that was about it! So when Matt Zajechowski contacted me and asked if I would be interested in sharing a tile guide developed by the design team from Drury Design, I took a look at it and gave him a resounding YES!

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You’ve GOTTA check this out!!!

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A Trip to HomeGoods

It’s Day #2 of the Back to School Blog Hop! Today it’s Dana’s turn to share over at Prudent Wisdom! Check out her post on Back to School Lunch Ideas HERE! Yummy!!!

Now, I must tell you that I LOVE HomeGoods! But I don’t get to go as often as I used to, because, since we moved, the closest one is now about 45 minutes away. (And when Hobby Lobby is just 15 minutes away…well, you can see where I spend more time!) However, we were in the neighborhood over the weekend, so here’s what caught my eye:

I have been LOVING white dishes lately.

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Maybe it’s just that they look so crisp and clean and elegant, or because they’re neutral…I’m not really sure. But I DO enjoy them!

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Summer Holiday Shelf!

Some time ago, I was trying to figure out what to do with my Holiday Shelf after the 4th of July. Do you remember? Thank goodness my fabulous cousin came to my rescue! She started a new business, and brought me some treasures when she stayed with us over the holiday weekend! Are you ready to see?

Ta da!

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