Pink Decor That Will Last Past Valentine’s Day

If you had asked me 5 years ago if I would have pink decor throughout my house I would have laughed in your face. Not even kidding. After all, our fall wedding was completely black and white. Not a bit of color anywhere and surely not pink. Our first home together, a condo, followed suit. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still a black, white (and navy) type of girl, but carefully curated, bright and cheery decor has stolen my heart. Perhaps having a daughter softened my colored adverse heart, but I’ve gone pink and I’m never going back! You’ll find fuchsia art, flowers and decor placed throughout my home for the foreseeable future. Shop some of my favorite rose-colored decor below!   Need even… Read More

Our Master Bedroom Reveal + Sources

*This post contains affiliate links. Long before I started this blog and before we started taking on DIY projects, Daren and I started slowly pulling our master bedroom together. It has been one of the most “done” rooms in our house for a long time, yet it has received little to no love on our blog or social media channels. I guess I’ve been just a wee bit distracted by the basement project! It’s about time we change that! I’m happy to report our relaxing master suite retreat is finally getting the love it deserves. This month we teamed up with Design & Living Magazine to FINALLY show it off in their magazine.  You can read the whole story on how the room came… Read More

Design Options For Our Basement Stairs

Everything architectural has been selected for our basement, aside from one thing that we’ve been putting off for months… What could this major design decision be you ask? Turns out it’s not so major at all. It’s simply our stairs. Here’s what we are working with: When we started the project, we had Carpenter Homes open up part of the stairwell to create a more airy space and to allow us to have a statement railing. While it was worth it, this project wasn’t easy for our contractors and cost a bit more than we imagined. We also had them tear up the carpet, which our builder installed using carpet leftover from the upstairs’ bedrooms. It got pretty beat up during construction. They… Read More

How To DIY A High End Mantel For Under $200

Custom fireplace mantels don’t come cheap, and DIYing a modern, but grand surround even intimidated us. Lucky for you, we love a challenge, so we did all the dirty work for you. Here’s how you can create a custom and modern mantel for a fraction of the price in your own home. First off, when we were deciding how we wanted our fireplace to look, I did what any good home blogger would do, and I hit Pinterest for inspiration. I particularly liked this pin. We are going for an art deco lounge meets family play area look in this room, so we wanted something that looked super glam, but was also cost effective. After scrolling through our inspiration pictures, we… Read More