Now that my living room + dining room makeover is well underway, I’ve had to make some tough choices when it comes to selecting furniture. ATG Stores has been incredibly generous in helping me with my renovation, including helping me to find the perfect black dining room chairs! At this point, it feels like I’ve looked at about 9,000 options and considered all of them. Here are a few of my favorite styles to (hopefully) make your selection process a tiny bit easier!
I have a confession to make: I am terrible when it comes to picking a rug. I get totally overwhelmed by all of the options… by the colors, the patterns, the dimensions… the price! I can never make up my mind. For example, before I selected this rug for my old loft, I bought and returned 4 different rugs. This happens pretty much every time I need to cover my floor. It can get quite stressful. Thankfully, interior designer Jessica McCarthy from Decorist has been helping me navigate the vintage rug waters for my living room makeover. I swear, we have looked at approximately 1,000,000 rugs and most of them are on Etsy. I figured that I could put all this endless clicking and scrolling to good use and share some of my favorite vintage rug Etsy shops with you guys to help make your shopping easier!
Cue the trumpeting horns emoji… it is FRIDAY. I started off the week in San Francisco, visiting some good friends, and then ended the week working on my living room makeover. So basically lots of paint stripping, sanding, and priming. I am so excited to finally tackle an interior room in my home!
I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately:
- I’m a firm believer in only using fabric napkins in my home, so I’m loving the colors of these Irish linen napkins from 31 Chapel Lane. That olive green color is positively drool-worthy.
- Oh, WKNDLA… how do I love you, let me count the ways… I already have the giant tassels in my home, but now I need a wall hanging!
- Tassels and pom poms are certainly having quite the moment these days, but I have a suspicion that bells are soon to be a big deal, too! Loving this etched ceramic bell from Leif.
- I’m eternally in the mood for neutrals, so this artwork by Trine Struwe is beyond perfection.
- Lastly, let’s shop local! Basalt is a Seattle-based brand of insanely gorgeous and sumptuously fragranced candles. I’d definitely burn this sweet tobacco candle in my bedroom.
It’s been a while since I last gave you guys an update about what I’ve learned as a first time homeowner and, WOW, so much has happened. I thought it was about time to share what I’ve learned. Also, I’m excited to announce that I’m now working with American Express and their Blue Cash Everyday Card, which I personally use and helps make my everyday more epic. These days I’m all about entertaining friends and family in my new home, so getting 3% cash back on U.S. grocery store purchases (for example) when I use my card is majorly beneficial.
Today I’m sharing my list of essentials that I think every first-time homeowner needs, plus ways to reward yourself for all of that hard work, too!
In the grand scheme of things when doing a makeover in your home, today is the second biggest day of the entire thing! It’s Design Reveal Day — aka when I finally share with you guys the selected look for my living room + tiny, tiny dining room for the Decorist DesignOff with House of Hipsters. Keep reading to see which design plan readers like you chose and why I’m so in love with it…
I’m not sure if I’ve shared just how tiny my house is… it’s a one bedroom and measures just over 640 sqft in total! While it’s not the traditional tiny house you see on HGTV, it is pretty damn small, something that I’ve had to take into account as I make decor decisions. Going from a way bigger loft (catch the full tour of my old loft apartment here) to this small space without a single closet has been challenging. But, if there’s anything I’m truly good at, it’s finding great resources. Today I’m sharing 3 shopping resources for small space living!
Billed as gender-neutral children’s wear & simple home decor, I was pretty thrilled to discover MINI-malist on Etsy the other day. Admittedly, I could care less about the kids cloth access (sorryyyy), but the home decor is pretty damn spectacular especially in the textiles category. Indigo, linen, fringe, and tassels…. this shop has it all.