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Cheers to a New Chapter!

I have some exciting, yet bittersweet, news to share with you all today! My husband and I have been talking about where our next home might be for the past couple of years because we knew our current (and first) home would not be our forever home. As much as we love certain things about our current home, our desire to have our boat in our backyard instead of in a slip down the road kept growing. So, after just a couple months of looking, we found a house that we are excited to soon call home!

Custom Upholstered Stools for the Breakfast Nook

I am so excited to show you my chinoiserie chic breakfast nook updates! While I’m happy with the light and bright transformation our breakfast nook (and whole house, for that matter) received shortly after purchasing our dated home, it’s remained mostly the same for the last four years. I switch out the pillows, wall decor and centerpiece for each season, but this time with the help of Ballard Designs, our breakfast nook is finally getting a makeover!

Beautiful Machine Washable Rugs!? Yep!

A common topic that I get questions or comments about is regarding my light and bright decor AND my giant fur baby, Summer. “How do you keep everything clean looking with a dog!?” Well, I’m pretty stoked to share that I’ve added one more trick to my bag, thanks to Ruggable and their amazing waterproof, stain-resistant and machine-washable rugs. Yes, you read that right. If this sounds like an answer to your prayers, I’m right there with you!

Tips for Decorating in Modern Coastal Cottage Style

One of the things I get asked the most is for advice on decorating with coastal decor. My first question is usually, “What kind of coastal decor do you want?”. Coastal decor is my favorite, but one of the fun things about it is how many different variations there are. Today I’m sharing my take on coastal cottage decor that doesn’t feel like your Granny’s house. No offense to Granny. :) We’ll call it “Modern Coastal Cottage”.

Adding Spring Color to the Living Room and Foyer

The change of seasons always call for a change of decor, but I think I’ve felt a little hesitant to make any changes to my living room because I was just really content with the neutral look I had going on. Also, our weather this past month has had a lot of ups and downs, so i think that played with my mood. But, I finally took a Saturday afternoon to switch out pillow covers, throws, side tables. decor and, of course, greenery! Come on in and check it out.

How I Chose My Calming Coastal Gray Wall Color

I get lots of questions about my interior wall color, so I’m going to explain how I chose it and offer a bit of insight after having lived with it for over 3 years now! I chose to use the same paint color throughout the entire house because when we moved in the plethora of wall colors made it seem like the walls were closing in on us and the semi-open floor plan really called for some consistency in color. My vision for our house was for it to feel open, airy and for goodness sake to have all of the rooms flow together!

Storage Solutions for the Throw Pillow Obsessed

It’s the time of year when cleaning, organizing and purging just feels like the natural thing to do! I’ve made my way from room to room, space to space, slowly getting rid of unused items and organizing what is left. Today, I’m focusing on how I manage my excess throw pillows and covers, because most of us home decor enthusiasts just can’t get enough of them.

Styling My Coastal Living Room for Winter

New year, new layout! I got the urge to rearrange my living room furniture this weekend after I had packed away all the Christmas decor. Okay, maybe not all the Christmas decor, since I do still have a few naked Christmas trees lingering around that are waiting to be put up into the attic. Nevertheless, I am feeling much more refreshed with the transition to a very neutral style in my living room for the winter months. Spring comes pretty early around here, so I would consider January and most of February to be “winter”. ;)

Cozy Christmas Nights by the Fireplace

This is something that doesn’t happen every day in Florida, even during the winter months! With lows in the 30’s, I thought I’d go ahead and document the rare opportunity we had to get cozy by the fireplace! Since Miss Summer didn’t quite get all of the spotlight she deserved in my recent posts, it is only fair that she takes center stage in this one. I hope you enjoy her expressions as much as I did! :D

Southern Glam Christmas Decor

That charm of the South has drawn me in and I’m fully embracing it in my Christmas decor this year with the help of The Jolly Christmas Shop! Being just an hour from the Georgia border in northeast Florida, we still feel very much a part of the South. The Jolly Christmas Shop is located in Loganville, Georgia, so if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, definitely go stop by and check them out! They have a total Christmas wonderland set up in their shop!

Why I Love My Comfort Works Dining Chair Covers

A couple weeks ago I posted my Touches of Fall Home Tour and included my dining room with new dining chair slipcovers from Comfort Works! Today, I’m posting a full review that will hopefully answer any questions you might have about them. :)

Comfort Works makes a variety of replacement dining chair covers and replacement sofa covers which are perfect for my IKEA lovers out there who are looking for a change! Perhaps in the future I’ll switch out my sofa covers, but for now, let’s focus on the dining chairs!

How I’m Getting Cozy This Season for Under $150

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been blogging about all of my fun finds at my local andThat! store as part of a fun shopping challenge! This is my 4th challenge to make all of the things cozy this fall for just under $150! My favorite thing about andThat! is that it won’t break the bank. You can walk out of that store with a cart full of goodies and feel great about the value you’re getting!

This might be my favorite challenge yet, because “coziness” comes in all shapes and forms, doesn’t it? Perhaps “cozy” is also in the eye of the beholder, so I’ll just show you what cozy looks like to me! ;)

Classic Ginger Jars in Modern Colors

This really could not have worked out more perfectly! I looked in so many places for some ginger jars that would "match" my decor and was just about ready to give up on my search when Lauren Haskell reached out to let me know she had just added a brand new line of soft and colorful ginger jars to her store, Lo Home! While I absolutely adore the look of blue and white traditional chinoiserie ginger jars, that pattern and color just doesn't fit into the soft palette in our main living spaces - but, soft gray-blue? Now we're talkin'! 

A Pumpkin Spice Coffee Station

Queue the drum roll! It's officially Pumpkin Spice Season!! I was a closet pumpkin supporter. Little pumpkins have been popping up in my decor here and there but I was too afraid to post them for fear of the angry internet mobs railing against the inevitable disappearance of summer. But when Starbucks says it's okay, then it must be okay, right? I'm totally rolling my eyes at that sentiment because (don't shun me) I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks. So, I created my own cute and delicious little coffee station with the help of andThat! ;)