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

Freestyle Friday

Things aren’t always as calm in our home as it may seem. I routinely take pictures of E cuddling on the couch because these moments are precious and fleeting. Very fleeting. Sometimes our house feels like it is being taken over by kid things, but we make a conscious effort to design our spaces in ways that make everyone in the household feel welcome, including the adults. Decorating with kids can be a challenge, so this month I shared my best tips with Design & Living Magazine. Spoiler – My biggest secret is closed door storage. You can read the full article here.     In other news. I swapped out a piece of abstract art from Home Goods with a unique Clare Elsaesser… Read More

Freestyle Friday

It’s safe to say that E had a great birthday, other than when I made her wait for cake. See the hilarious proof here.   It’s also safe to say that she is a wee bit spoiled. Given she is the only grandchild on my side, she gets showered with gifts for birthdays and holidays. Among her gifts was a Doc McStuffin’s outfit, Frozen dolls, and a Fisher Price doll house. Good thing I had already boxed up some of her own toys in preparation for the festivities! Her favorite new toy is an adorable Pottery Barn Kids rocking cradle. Christmas gift alert!  I had her name put on it for $9.50 extra. So worth it! I also picked up this… Read More

Top 5 Shops for Mudcloth + Indigo Pillows

I’ve been a little pillow obsessed lately, particularly for the bohemian style all over my Instagram feed. I’m really coveting the worldly indigo, mud cloth, and shibori prints. These pillows are super trendy, so there are a lot of big brand stores selling them, but some bigger retailers can be really over priced.  For this reason, I like shopping small when I can for unique pieces. The products are generally well-made and one-of-a-kind. You can usually snag a better deal at small online shops and you get to connect with independent business owners. I love to search for small online stores using Instagram. I find them by following designers or bloggers whose style I emulate. Like we do at Pretty Domesticated, they often tag their… Read More