10.21.2017

One Room Challenge: Week 2 & 3

Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room challenge hosted by Calling it Home. It's been a tough week this week because I was very indecisive about a lot of the original plans I had. That doesn't come as a surprise to me because INDECISIVE is my middle name lol. So this is where we are now I decided to leave the moldings white instead of painting everything the same color, I also decided not to do the picture frame molding because it honestly would have been very time consuming and I have a lot going on int he next couple of weeks. I still have hope that picture frame molding or wainscoting will make an appearance somewhere in my home in the near future. Not to mention as if you haven't noticed I decided to go with Restless Sea by Behr instead of black and I absolutely love it. I love more than I initially thought I would because I was afraid it would look like a toddlers room color but I'm so glad it doesn't.
at night
with a little bit of daylight
Now that the color is up and almost finish I still have that one last wall to paint, but I'm excited to start the really fun stuff... DECORATING. I have been on the hunt for a few key pieces for this space and I think I found what might be the most important piece which is the mirror. I came across it on Birch Lane and I can't wait to order it and think it will look great at the end of the hall and it's in my favorite accent color (gold if you didn't know now you know) lol. Navy and gold are one of my favorite color combinations.
One of the projects I'm looking forward to the most is also a piece of art work I will be creating myself to add a bit of personal touch which i believe every space no matter the space needs. Something personal to make it feel like home. Well that's it for this week hope you all are as excited as I am to see it come together. Don't forget to head on over to Calling it Home and check out the rest of the amazing spaces see you guys here next week.

One room Challenge : Week One

Hello everyone it's week one of the One Room Challenge. About two months ago I was at home just relaxing and decided to walk over to my home depot and buy some paint to start on the hallway transformation. I purchased a gallon of Ultra Pure White by Behr in a semi-gloss finish. I chose semi-gloss because my hallway gets a lot of traffic and it is an easy finish to clean right up. I thought i wanted white walls in my hallway because i thought it would better once I hung the art up but of course after it was painted and up for a while I decided I didn't really like it. It is too boring for me and if you know me you know I prefer some kind of color. Now I'm here back at square one and what better time than the spring 2017 season of the One Room Challenge to kick start the process. Today I'm sharing with you guys the design plan.
BEFORE






I love the trim work on the walls it makes the walls feel grand and elegant which is what I'm going for. I want my hallway to stand out and make a statement. I'm also going for a dark moody wall most likely black or a really dark grey. I'm also loving navy blue (as you can see paint color is the dilemma right now). On the wall at the end of the hallway I want to put a big floor mirror or a big piece of art (if I could live in an art gallery I would). I haven't found anything I like as of yet so I'm still on the hunt. I'm very excited to take you guys along with me on this journey, and I can't wait to see the end result. Don't forget to check out the the other amazing spaces over at Calling it Home 

1.23.2017

Current Trend: Navy Blue

Often times the color navy blue is considered to be a nautical color or easily associated with water front homes but in fact navy blue can be a very elegant color. Bold and moody and can easily pair with many colors for different styles. I like to sometimes use it in it's darkest form as a substitute for black. It surprises me how much i love this color now because if you were to ask me  years ago about this color I would steer clear of it by all means. It's grown on me and maybe it will grow on you too if you aren't already in love with it.

                                                                                                            paint by Ralph Lauren

                                                                                                                          Photos by Carolina Engman
                                                                                                                                                                                               photograph by hgtv

                                                                                                                                       etsy
This kitchen gives me chills all of my favorite elements in one space.
design by: Coats Homes

12.30.2016

The best of 2016 Christmas Trees

 Hello and welcome to my round up of the best Christmas trees of 2016. Lets start with this beauty which has been all over my feed this season. This beauty is by none other than Laila from Designs by Laila. I love that the tree is placed in front of the mirror for a glam touch. When the lights are off it makes for a beautiful reflection of the twinkling lights.
 What Christmas tree dreams are made of, this set up has been at the top of my list this year. A breathtakingly gorgeous statement. Who says you can only have one tree? Rachel from Pink Peonies proved the saying "the more the merrier" correct. One day I will Have the space to do this in my home but for now I'll just sit back and admire the pictures as I know many of you out there have been doing all season long too lol. 
 Of course you guys know I had to include this because this color combo is one of my favorites. I love everything about how Shauna from The House of Silver Lining decorated her home this year and I love that I have discovered her page on Instagram because it has become one of my favorites.
 This little gem right here made me love classic red for Christmas again and even inspired my decor for next year. This beauty was designed by Karis from JadoreKaris
 I am not a pink kind of gal but Ceres from Designs By Ceres on Instagram has me slowly going over to the pink side.
Last but surely not least this stunner by Kim from Styled with Lace. I am in love with her flocked tree and her decor color scheme. The kind of tree you just want to cozy up net too with a fuzzy blanket and some hot cocoa. 
Hope you all enjoyed my round up of The best of 2016 Christmas Trees can't wait to see what everyone will do next year. You all know I am already planning my decor for next year. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you all see you guys in 2017.

12.28.2016

Holiday Ornaments

Christmas is in full swing at my house, as some of you if not all of you may know, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I don't skip thanksgiving because I love Thanksgiving as well but I love putting my tee out early and all my decor as well because it makes it feel more festive, and I get to enjoy the beauty of my holiday decor much longer. I know there are plenty of you who feel the same way and if you do follow me on Instagram because I've created a hashtag #pghholiday that you can use on your holiday pictures so that I can feature your spaces on my Instagram. I love seeing how people incorporate their own style into their holiday decor because it make so much more fun. Last year I did black and white on my tree but this year i have decided to do metallics. Using colors like copper, gold, silver,  and rose gold. I was lucky to find some beautiful ornaments this year at Homegoods and Michael's as well as the dollar tree which is where i got almost all the gold and silver ornaments. My favorites so far are the box of copper and gold ones I found at Michael's with all the different designs. I ran straight to them once I spotted them and I'm happy that I did. Hope you guys enjoy my finds and that it sparks a little bit of holiday cheer in you and don't forget to hashtag #pghholiday on Instagram so I can see your amazing spaces this season.






Reindeer and Bird - Dollar tree
blue mercury ball ornaments- marshall's (similar here)
Joyeux mini ornaments-Michaels only in stores (also in pink)
assorted set of 9-Michaels only in stores

Fall Home Decor Haul New Video


Hello guys just wanted to share a few goodies I purchased in the past month, check it out and subscribe to my youtube to see much more coming soon. 

Starter Home Project: Hallway

Hello everyone I know I know I've gone MIA but I'm back. Today I'm sharing with you the process on my hallway. I will be calling this my Starter Home Project and I will be posting more along the way. A few weeks ago I was at home just relaxing and decided to walk over to my home depot and  finally buy the paint to start the process. I purchased a gallon of Ultra Pure White by Behr in a semi-gloss finish. I chose semi-gloss because my hallway gets a lot of traffic and it is an easy finish to clean right up. One gallon is on enough for the first coat and as you can see I still have to do the edges and all the molding. I will be going this weekend to purchase another gallon or maybe I'll buy the big pro gallon because I will also be doing all the trim around the doors and the ceiling.  I'll also be purchasing the black paint as well which I will be getting in a satin finish to add some texture to the wall and also because I like the contrast of finishes. I still have a long way to go but seeing the finished product is all worth it. I am beyond excited to see the end, especially now that I've seen how much just the white paint has changed the look of my hallway. It is much brighter now and I think it looks bigger but most of all I'm glad there is no more beige lol (well almost no more beige). 
BEFORE
AFTER