around the house

Cane Craze

Owning a home has been such a fun journey, however I am continuously making a list of projects I want to start or pieces I want to acquire. Recently I have been drawn to the look of natural cane and light wood. It still has an airy feel and isn’t the commitment of a dark, heavy wood piece or the opposite, a stark white piece. I purchased this credenza for my guest bedroom and absolutely love it. Now if only I could find a place for the chair below. And what a fabulous bar the armoire would make!

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Take A Seat

It’s no secret Target has been on top of the home game for a while now. When the Opalhouse collection was released I couldn’t wait to get a closer look. More pieces from the line have continued to be introduced and the accent chairs have my eye. How fabulous is the cane back chair? Thinking I may need two.

Summer Table

Now that I own my own house entertaining has been top of mind; especially since the longer days of summer are officially here. Aerin Lauder is back at it again with Williams Sonoma adding even more amazing pieces to her everyday collection. The wine bucket is first on my list – just the perfect piece to chill your summer rose. 

Moving On Up

The one thing I’ve been dreaming of these last few years, has finally happened – I’m a HOMEOWNER! I found the perfect place in the neighborhood I wanted to be in and am now the proud owner of my OWN home!

Let the decorating commence! I am taking it slow, for multiple reasons, but mainly because I want everything that comes into my new home to be thoughtful, special and full of meaning. I moved in with no living room furniture and have begun to fill the space with several pieces I have had my eye on for years.

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Shelved and Stacked

It’s no surprise that I love a perfectly styled bookcase.  I use books all throughout my house to create height, balance and to fill my shelves with inspirational titles. I just scooped up two new books recently {thanks Amazon} and have a few more on my wish list. Looking for a gift? A beautiful coffee table books is always a good idea! Shop my favorites below.

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Markette Nola

My local West Elm and Juley {of Upperlyne} hosted the greatest Etsy Pop-Up shop a few weeks back. I had the best time browsing local vendors and even picked up a few things. I scooped up a small original piece from Markette and absolutely love her work. The perfect addition to any gallery wall and the prints {and cards} make great gifts!

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Around the House

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{a few birthday gifts; can’t wait to dig into this book}

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{the cutest little birthday sign}

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{Eataly; a cookbook I can’t wait to experiment with}

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{Still can’t get enough of this Stryker & Elizabeth necklace}2015-06-04_14-37-52  {A favorite new toner that is perfectly refreshing in this summer heat}

Fill Your Walls with Pieces you Love

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As I get older I give more thought to the things I purchase and am trying to invest in pieces I truly love and that I will keep forever. One thing my boyfriend and I both enjoy is art! He and I are both always on the look out for original art that fits our budgets. I recently commissioned my first painting and I am truly obsessed! I’ve always loved the unique look of Frida Kahlo and now she hangs proudly on my wall! The other two flower paintings are by an artist I found through a friend, Jesse. You can find both artist on Etsy!

{Frieda by Rayne Housey ; Flowers by Hayley Mitchell}

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*In New Orleans this weekend? Stop by The New Orleans Museum of Art, for the 2015 Art in Bloom! 

Bedroom Confessions

When it comes to my bed, I’m extremely OCD. I won’t leave the house without the bed made, EVER. Even if it means running late. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, and if someone else tries to make it, it’s not the same. When I was younger I was never the girl to let my friends hang out on my bed, it was a place for sleeping and I didn’t want it messed up until I was ready to get in it. Crazy I know, hence the post title. But there is something to be said about a well made bed. It sets the tone for your bedroom and your day and creates a sanctuary to call your own. What’s funny is whenever I see a really well made bed, I get a little envious and the itch to change my own. What’s even more funny is I happen to work for an amazing linen company, so everyday I see beautifully well made beds, that are constantly providing inspiration.

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