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Oh Target you always know how to speak my love language and right now you know Im all about the natural tones and elements. Give me all the wood, brass and marble!
I took a little trip there today and I loved everything I was seeing. Keep the neutrals coming and I will always be a happy girl!
Just a few of my favorites that are available on line after seeing them in person today. Who would of ever thought you could be so inspired while on your way to buy deodorant, milk and lightbulbs! 

Its been a little while since we completed our middles room and so I thought I would share a few behind the scenes images with you all on how it all came to be!
You might not remember but her room used to look like this below
I had an idea to make the space a bit softer and so we started by painting over the Sharpie wall and tearing up the carpet to the subfloor.
Once we had new white paint on the walls it was time to lay the plywood plank floors and install the Chasing Paper wallpaper.

After these steps were completed it was on to planking all of the walls and painting the planks white. 
Before any project I always create a design board so that I can visualize the entire space and I don't waste time purchasing items that I end up not loving once I see them all in the space together.
Of course the board is always tweaked a little as I go and because I am always working on a budget I have to improvise as the project is completed. I still incorporated all of the colors in to the finished space but some of the items changed. Instead of a white bed with mint green bedding, I flip flopped the look and painted her existing bed green and used white bedding. This was huge when it came to cost. I always try to use what I have before purchasing new items. Shopping your own home is always the best way to start when you are styling a space.
I found the perfect mint green paint below at hobby lobby and the application was super easy and not much over spray at all. Two coats the red was gone!
The one thing I wanted to add to her room was this dresser from The Land of Nod. But at $1299 it just wasn't in the budget so I started thinking that I would just recreate the look myself. Using the dresser she already had in her room. I used frog tape on the front to create the pattern similar to the LON dresser.
The design was far from perfect but after a few tries I was fine with it....I stopped going for "perfect" a long time ago. 
The next step was to paint over the tape with my favorite primer HERE. If you follow the directions this stuff will stick to anything and considering I didn't prepare the dresser for painting by sanding it, I needed to make sure this stuff was going to stick!
I let it sit for a week and then pulled off the tape. I didn't paint over it but instead used a polyurethane to seal it. 
The two side by side. I still love the lighter one but saving myself $1299 was worth it! 

Im still over the moon with how the space turned out. Its a small room and so I had to be creative with the design so it didn't feel crowded or over done. I needed a real plan for the space and stick to it so that I didn't find myself purchasing things that ultimately wouldn't work and wasting time and money in the process. I also knew that if I didn't have a design we both loved that I would end up changing it again and that would make for a grumpy husband and I didn't want that! 

I had the sweetest client contact me over the holidays in need of some quick styling for her home. She was hosting Christmas and was expecting a house full of guests and she wanted her home to be ready. 
She had this console made specifically for her dining room but as you can see, she was in desperate need of the finishing touches. I have known her and her sweet family for some time now and I know how important the outdoors is to them so I wanted to incorporate that in to the design. Every time I approach a new design concept I am always thinking of the people that will be in the space and what will speak to their specific tastes and personalities. There isn't one design for everyone and I want my clients to feel at home with my design each and every time. 

A quick trip to target and Homegoods and I had all I needed to complete the design. 
What do you think? 
My clients are in love and thats all I ever hope for! 
The set of nesting bowls and wicker baskets are all from target and everything else is Homegoods! I added in texture by mixing clear glass jars with wood and metal objects. Created some depth and added height by using different size and shaped objects while using the lamps to anchor the entire look and create balance. The one thing that always completes any design is a natural element so I added a bunch of fresh eucalyptus to the glass vase. I love neutrals and a little greenery brings in that perfect amount of subtle color you need to keep the design from becoming boring and it was all completed for under $350. Not to shabby if you ask me!

Everything under $250 wish list 

A little Christmas wish list that I put together because I think it can be hard to give gifts, especially to people that seem to have everything! I also think that when you are shopping for gifts, especially last minute you tend to spend way too much. I love all of these items above and they are all under $250 which is even better. I used to give gifts thinking I didn't want to buy them something that they already had but then I realized that I personally want things that are similar to what I already have because its what I like!! Not to mention, I personally can never have too many grey sweaters! Ha! 
Each one of these items is a personal favorite of mine to give and to get. I actually would be pretty happy if one or all of these things were waiting for me under the tree come Christmas morning....{major hinting there}
 Oh and did I mention this is all from shopping on line. Who needs to fight those crowds or the cold? Not me! 

Can you believe that 2016 is just around the corner?!! I am so excited to ring in the new year and of course that means party planning is on my mind! 
I love the idea of lots of guests all tucked in snug around our family room, sipping cocktails while listening to old jazz music and the roar of a fire in the background. With new years party's on my mind I had to sit down and visualize it all coming together. Of course that had to mean creating a design board of my perfect gathering space. 

Lot's of white and gold with just a bit of gray is how I envision my perfect party palette. I'm just so happy with my new Jonathan Louis furniture and I wanted to see what our family room would look like with more of a mid-century modern touch. I'm pretty much in love!
I need a few more rooms in my home because this design has me seeing with heart eyes! This Jonathan Louis Maddock sofa paired with the Mike Accent chairs.....so good!
I think that to have a great party you not only need good food and great drinks but you need good seating and enough of it! I have been to so many parties where the seating was minimal and you just end up squished in a corner with one or two people. I want my guests to fill a room and that means providing a place to sit and also a place to put their drinks. The space has to be inviting so I keep the furnishings close together which creates an atmosphere for conversation. I hate when the furnishings are so spread out in a room that you can't even hear what the other person sitting across the room is saying!
I added in the Randell Estate Cocktail Ottoman because its sleek and beautiful and it also reminds me of an amazing leather gray dress I once saw and still can't get out of my mind...the dress is long gone but this ottoman is forever!
I love the idea of a bench or in this case the Wright daybed across from a sofa. Perfect for a smaller space where you want to provide a lot of seating but you also don't want the room feel closed in or cramped. The backless design provides an obstructed sightline and the softness of the bed encourages sitting and chatting for long periods of time. Exactly what I want at my party! You don't want to throw a News Years party where everyone leaves before midnight.....that would be terrible!
So what are your New Years plans this year? Are you more of the black and gold kind? No problem...all these Jonathan Louis furnishings come in a array of fabric and color choices HERE so you can choose your own perfect palette.

So I wanted to update you all on my JL Furniture from the first post I had written HERE.  I have nothing else to say other than I love it! Well, maybe a little more to say.....
I really do love it you guys! I think the one thing that surprised me the most is how comfortable it is. I used to really love my sectional that was in here but now that we have had our new sofa and chair for awhile now I don't miss that old sectional one bit!
I love how you sink down in to the sofa because its so deep and the chair is exactly the same. I really struggled with whether or not I wanted a matching chair but I really fell in love with the Clarice chair so I got over my hang up and I'm super happy with my decision. Its big enough for me to snuggle up with my kiddos and yet doesn't feel bulky.
The sofa and chair are very well constructed. I tend to be a little picky about how things are made and I want my investments to last the test of time...okay, who am I kidding...I want them to survive my kids! I will say every stitch is tight and the piping is perfect and so comfortable!! Have I mentioned that part yet?!?
 The Jonathan Louis Clarice sofa can also be ordered with a chaise on the end which I also love. It was a hard choice but I'm very happy with the sofa we decided on although I think that if our living room layout was a bit different I may have gone with this one instead.

I really can't say enough about this fantastic company and their high level of quality! Its such a rare thing to find both in a company these days and I would say that Jonathan Louis Furniture has definitely raised the bar for my expectations in the future.

A simple Christmas. This is my theme for the holiday season. Creating a home full of cheer but with a simplistic approach.
I love this time of year. The holiday season is upon us and I will admit, I've already had a red cup and listened to hours (yes hours) of holiday music. I can't help myself.
I love all the anticipation and excitement of Christmas. The parties, the food, the cheer! It truly is magical.  But what I am really hoping for this year is a simple Christmas. Not a holiday season surrounded by "stuff" but instead, one where our home is filled with visitors, loud bursts of laughter, giggling children running around, lots and lots of delicious food and of course wine!
This year, Martha Stewart Living for The Home Depot Holiday Collection had exactly what I needed to create a beautiful and simple holiday decor starting right here at our front door!
This year its all decked out in garland and a beautiful wreath along with these little lit trees. I love how it all frames our door and welcomes you in!
Our dining room is our busiest room in the house over the holiday season. 
You may recall it was just last week I had it all ready for a Thanksgiving feast.
Well, because this is where we we do the majority of our entertaining all season long it has to be ready! These chairs will hold our loved ones and I wanted this space to have a simplistic charm about it. I love my old chalkboard flanked by these wreaths. I added the linen candy stripe ribbon to them for just a touch of red. 

The felted ball garland is so sweet and such a perfect little touch to our holiday decor. 
The berry boxwood wreath will always be a Christmas favorite!

Our Family Room just recently had a makeover of its own and I was so excited to start preparing the space for the holidays! 
Along with keeping it simple it had to be cozy. Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and read a book in front of the fire kind of cozy. I kept the room neutral and allowed my simple Christmas decor to add in just enough color. Our snowy tree is my favorite and it fits so perfectly in here. I love that I didn't need to add in a lot of decor to make the room festive but these simple choices alone where enough to make it feel like Christmas has finally arrived. 

I added in wreaths to all of our windows along with the tree and wreath above the mantle. Can I tell you how excited I am to finally have a mantle I can decorate for the holidays!

 The holidays have arrived and I want to enjoy every single moment so I'm keeping it simple here. I  hope your holiday season is one filled with friends, family and tons of good cheer! 
Merry Christmas

Once again I am so happy to be joining Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. and 31 other bloggers to bring you The Blogger Stylin Home Tour Thanksgiving Tablescape addition. If you are joining me from A Thoughtful Place.....Welcome!
Can you believe its already that time of year? I can't but I'm also so happy that it is because Thanksgiving means so many things to me but most importantly it means family. Family that I rarely get to see but only a few times a year and thankfully, Thanksgiving is one of those times. It also means its a chance to serve. Not just our guests but those in our community that may need a little extra help this time of year and what a wonderful way to serve others. Filling bellies and hearts all at the same time.
My inspiration for our table this year was all about bringing the outdoors in. If you know me at all, the one thing I have always wanted was a farm to table dinner outside with white lights strung over the table. What a better time to make that happen then Thanksgiving! So I dug out my lights and hung them over the table and all of a sudden the room is transformed. I love the glow from those lights and we don't even need to turn on our pendent. Its pretty much perfect.
I wanted to keep the table simple...to much decor and there isn't enough room for all the delicious food! 
I fell in love with these napkins when I saw them and they set the tone for the rest of the table. I like simplicity in my design so I let the flowers and food add the color to the table. Of course my gold flatware looked like perfection on those napkins....I'm crushing on them hard if you can't tell!

Eucalyptus is always a favorite of mine when it comes to setting a beautiful table. Adding a few red gerbera daises for contrast and my little mandarin oranges and I had a perfect trio of color. 

I love a table of mismatched chairs. It just changes things up a little and makes it more fun! 

I hope that you are gearing up for your own Thanksgiving and thinking about your own family and friends you will share it with. How wonderful to gather and celebrate being thankful! Taking the time to truly appreciate the gifts in our lives and maybe even feel the spirit of the season calling you to serve someone else. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season! Thank you so much for joining me today. Please don't stop the tour here because Burlap and Lace has so much more. I'm heading there now myself!