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

Overcoming Indecision and Second Guessing

A big misconception about Daren and me is that we are naturally decisive. Because we run a blog about home design, and manage to complete house projects without ruining our marriage, people assume that when we come up with a plan, we stick to it and that the decisions along the way are easy. While we do have a knack for design, and Daren is incredibly handy, that is not always the case. There is a reason this blog is called pretty domesticated and it’s not just because I think our house is pretty. It’s because for every day we have it pulled together, there is a day, or two, where our house and projects are a hot mess. At the end of a project, are… Read More

Weekend Sale Roundup

Due to a chaotic week and feeling a little under the weather I skipped Freestyle Friday yesterday. I know all your Fridays felt off-balance without my random musings, or more likely, your life went on as normal… Either way, to make it up to you, I’m going to reveal where the shopping’s at this weekend.  You can thank me with a box of macaroons from Gigi’s Cupcakes. First up. Take an extra 20% off at Macy’s Birthday Sale and receive free shipping when you spend $50 or more with code BDAY. The sale ends tomorrow.   If you are like me and live for technology, but also love the tangible, like a printed photo or a gorgeous photo album, you will… Read More

Where to Find Patterned Tile + Bathroom Progress

I now fully understand the hashtag #Ihaveathingwithfloors. I am head over heels for our bathroom floor. I will love it for ever and ever and ever (or at least until it becomes dated, which is hopefully NEVER!).  Our bathroom tile has received a lot of attention since I first posted it on Instagram and shared the bathroom design plan.  Like our office painting, it’s safe to say it’s a fan favorite. Since I’m generous, I’m giving up all the details. But first a close up. Ignore the dirt, it still needs a good scrub down. This stunning tile is Cement Tile Shop’s Bordeaux pattern in Pacific Black. I came across it  after seeing patterned floors over and over again in my Pinterest and Instagram… Read More