Freestyle Friday

*This post contains affiliate links. I’m back and better than ever temporarily disabled!  In seriousness, I apologize from the lack of attention the blog has been getting. Writing took a backseat to some other opportunities (Check us out in the April Issue of Design & Living) and to some DIY projects around the house, namely our basement stairs. Then a week ago, I broke my foot stepping off the side of those just about completed stairs, minutes after meeting with a contractor to finalize the railing measurements.  In my defense it’s less than 2 ft high. I thought my bones could handle it. I was wrong. (Get the whole story here.) It was a very “Katie” thing to do, and I… Read More

How We Brought European Flair to Our Master Bath + Sources

*This post contains affiliate links. As always, all the views expressed are my own. Welcome back to the blog for another room reveal! We can’t really call this a room transformation, however, because it has looked like this since the day we moved in, minus a few styling details. I’ve just been a little slow on showing off.  I shared a little bit about how a trip to Europe influenced our master bathroom design in a recent article for Design & Living Magazine. You can read it here. There are also some more great wide angle shots of the bathroom taken by J. Alan Paul Photography. As I mentioned in the article, the design of the bathroom is a bit unique in… Read More

Cyber Monday’s Best Deals

*This post contains affiliate links. Happy Cyber Monday! Today is the day to buy all of the furniture and home decor you have been coveting and there is still a few hours left! I apologize this post is getting so late to you in the shopping day, but I’ve collected today’s promotions for some of my favorite places to shop for furniture and home accessories. I had intended to post a more elaborate gift guide, but I’ve succumbed to the stomach bug going around our household. It’s lots of chicken noodle soup and online shopping from bed around here.  I also picked out a few pictures from our house and linked to products on promotion that will create the look!  … Read More

How to Set a Rustic and Glam Thanksgiving Table

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted product from Grain Designs. As always, the opinions and design are my own. Cooking a turkey is a lot of work, so who wants to be stressed about trying to create the perfect table too. To help our readers out, we did the leg work for you. We looked to nature to create a festive, fall tablescape this Thanksgiving. It doesn’t take long to set up, but still looks as fancy as your home cooked meal. Our table is pulled together, but not over the top. While I love a formal table, we are going for a more laid-back, glam look this holiday. Read below for a tutorial on how to recreate our simple and… Read More