Seven Series: Capiz Shell Chandeliers

February 19, 2014


Is it really Wednesday already?  With the kids off for winter break this week, the days have been flying by.  Plus I've been putting the final touches on the master bedroom and have started working on the kids room.  I even was busy over the weekend with a big build project (here is a picture peak). Before sharing another update on the rooms, I put together a collection of my favorite capiz shell chandeliers for another 7 series feature.  Last week I showcased my latest DIY creation and how I created a hanging fixture using a capiz shell fixture from World Market.  It gives the most … [Read more...]

The Dark Side: Choosing a Contrasting Paint Color

February 5, 2014


I've entered the dark side and I am thrilled about it. For me the cross over was easy because I love everything dark. Ok, where do I go with that now???  Well anyway, I'm not talking about the real dark side (even though my kids have seen me there once or twice + they love Star Wars), but instead I'm referring to the dark side of the color wheel.  On Monday, I shared my plan of attack for the bedroom and today I'm dishing on the details. For my master bedroom refresh, I wanted to achieve a stronger contrast between the headboard fabric and the wall color.  The headboard was … [Read more...]

Master Makeover Plan of Attack

February 3, 2014


Plan of Attack. Sounds Scary...  That's because it is. Once the new year hit, I knew I wanted to get my butt into gear with making the finally changes to the master bedroom.  Not major changes, but a good freshening up! For some reason, the master, is always the messiest, drop space filled with piles clothes - mostly clean, half folded, half not - paper, and just a whole lotta of stuff.  Basically everything a bedroom, a place of quiet, shouldn't be.  My attack was to finish it with a goal NOT to let it get to that point any more. I started a makeover on the master a few years ago, … [Read more...]

Gallery Wall Ideas to Transform Any Room

January 27, 2014


Is it really Monday again?  I'm so not ready.  I had a busy weekend tackling a minor room revamp... the master... again.  I'm FINALLY trying to finish it this time instead of going half way and stopping.  It's coming along nicely and I'll share more on that this week - promise.  The kids room is at a standstill, but I chose a color for the walls - that's progress {I guess}.  It's a fairly light hue {so not me}.  I'm not entirely convinced it's the right choice.  Here's a peak.  Thoughts? Anyway...  while the major work on the master is done, I'm starting to think about the walls.  I think a … [Read more...]

SAS on Style Spotters

January 10, 2014


Happy Friday! Another weekend is upon us.  What do you have planned?  Not much for us, but I have plans to focus on a few new Creative Vision Boards for some room re-dos that I have in the works for 2014.  Plus, I just picked up a small paint sample of the new Radiant Orchid color and plan on getting busy with that.  I have nothing specific planned yet, but my creative juices are starting to flow. I also want to give big thanks to the kind + thoughtful comments left about my latest easy colorful way to add color in the kitchen! xo In the meantime, I hopped on the computer this … [Read more...]

Cozy Adirondack Christmas Porch

December 12, 2013


Christmas is officially less than 2 weeks away.  It's crazy how the season is passing us by so quickly.  Are you ready? So I've got another surprise for you today...  Yes, another secret! I'm excited to share that I am a part of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tour hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. and am one of over 50+ amazing and inspirational bloggers who are opening their homes to give you a tour and show you around.  If you've been on the tour all week, you are probably in awe just as I am, and have just arrived from the home tour by Restoration House Interiors. … [Read more...]

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

December 9, 2013


It's that time of year again... and this time I'm not talking about the fast-approaching Christmas holiday. Instead I'm excited to chat about the recent big announcement of what color will set the trend for what's to come in fashion, decor, and print over the coming year.  Every December the highly-anticipated hue is debuted and it's amazing to watch and see how it will adapt and change the design world.  The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year was just announced late last week and the honor goes to "captivating, magical, enigmatic purple color" of Radiant Orchid. Can we say … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2013

December 4, 2013


Surprise! A secret that I've been keeping for too long can now be shouted from the rooftops. I am one (#17 to be exact) of the 25 homes on the amazing Jennifer Rizzo Holiday House Tour.  I am so excited not only to show you around my home but to be amongst a great group of Bloggers who are opening their doors this Holiday season. If you're new here, you just headed over from the house tour by Vanessa of At the Picket Fence.  Wasn't it amazing?!  She has a beautiful home and opened her doors for all to see in the Creating a Meaningful Home series earlier this year.  She is just the … [Read more...]

Holiday Buffet + Tips for Entertaining

December 2, 2013


Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Did you opt to shop or sleep?  I didn't do either, but had an enjoyable few days putting the final finishing touches on the Christmas decor.  And this week is going to be all about showcasing and sharing my home decorated for the holiday season.  Boy, do I have some surprises up my sleeve for you... To start off the week, I'm excited to give you a tour of my newly decorated Christmas buffet that I partnered on with Kirklands for their "Holiday Hostess" campaign along with a few of my friends - Kelly of View Along the Way, Carrie of Making … [Read more...]

Table Traditions

November 12, 2013


I hope you had a beautiful weekend + a day of filled with remembering all the veterans who have fought for our country, along with those who continue to fight for our freedoms. It was a fairly quiet few days in our neck of the woods, but we were busy starting Christmas preparations.  Crazy, I know, but with how fast the season often comes and goes, I wanted to get an earlier jump on the decorating this year.  I have a few tricks + secrets up my sleeve which I'll be sharing over the coming weeks. As the house starts to come together, I started thinking about the 'reason for the season' and … [Read more...]