How to Style A Bookcase

Bookshelves can make for a stunning focal-point or they can look like a cluttered mess if you just randomly throw things in them. Ditch the disarray, and create a functional and streamlined display with these tips. 1.    Mix up the book placement.  No bookshelf is complete without books, but keep it interesting by mixing up your arrangement. Flip the spines in. Try a mix of vertical and horizontal arrangements. Don’t just go for any books—this isn’t the place for worn paperbacks. 2.    Try arranging your books by color. This might be a bit controversial for bookworms, but if you don’t have thousands of books it should still be relatively easy to find your book of choice. 3.  … Read More

Ideas for Decorating the Guest Bedroom

*This post contains affiliate links. We are all about bedrooms this month. Our master bedroom will be featured in Design & Living Magazine in about a week, we are bringing you through the complete process of designing E’s big girl room and today I’m showing off my vision boards for the basement guest bedroom. When you have a good thing going, why stop? The guest bedroom is quickly nearing completion. We are just waiting on a steel ladder and railing guard. Since the room is small and the beds are built in there isn’t the need for a ton of decor, but I wanted the few items we do use to be playful and fun. I put together two design… Read More

How to Set A Very Merry Holiday Table

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted product from Grain Designs. As always, the opinions and design are my own. Welcome to how to set a table – Christmas edition! To keep the cost down, we reused many of the items from our Thanksgiving table. See that post here. However, a few small changes had a major impact on the appearance of our table and created a completely different vibe! We’re outlining what we did below. Step 1: Arrange your centerpiece. For Thanksgiving, we did this later in the process. This time, we set up our centerpiece first because the arrangement, sans place settings, has had a place at our table all season long. However, we followed the same basic formula as we did in… Read More

Our Holiday Home Tour – Main Living

Welcome back for round two of our holiday home tour! If you missed round one, which featured our entry, office and mudroom click here. The area you are about to see, is where we do most of our living. If you are a regular follower, you’ve seen lots and lots of shots featuring this area. Most of our photos on social media, that actually feature members of our family (okay, mostly photos of E) and are not just pretty room shots are taken right in this space. While this area of our home is a work in progress, I do love it in it’s natural form, but I tend to get bored when things stay the same for too long. To keep things interesting,… Read More

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