Ever since coming home from our trip to Waikiki, I’ve been daydreaming about our our hotel room at the Modern Honolulu. I decided it was time for a little master bedroom update of our own. As you saw from the No Makeup Home Tour, our cal king bed takes up pretty much our whole bedroom! It’s definitely a smaller room than our last master, that’s for sure. I think our new bedroom calls for a queen sized bed – That way we can fit TWO nightstands instead of just one 😉
We have the cutest little reading nook in our house on the second floor landing. After putting the kids down at night, I like to lay there and read a bit while I wait for them to settle down for the night. It’s such a great spot and has a nice view of the surrounding hills. It’s also a great little perch for watching the sun set. I’m not the only one who loves to sit there though, Arden loves curling up there with a good book too. In fact I often find open books propped just so…in fact the book in these pictures was left there by her and I figured I’d leave it for the photos!
Most of you have heard of the Konmari method and the every minimalist’s bible: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Ever since reading the book a few years ago, we regularly “konmari” everything in the house. It’s such a simple and easy way to keep clutter to a minimum.
When we moved, I thought I would use the konmari method to help make the whole moving process easier, not only before moving but during the move as well!
I can’t believe that I’m doing this you guys…but yes, the first home tour of our new house that I’m posting is a No Makeup Home Tour. No staged, professionally photographed glamour shots in this post. But I guess it makes for good “before” pictures, right? When Kyla first invited me to take part, I had no idea we’d be moving a few weeks later!
So, big news! We moved! We closed on a house a couple of months ago and we finally moved in. We’re still unpacking and trying to put things away, but we’re slowly getting there. I thought it would be a good idea to take it one room at a time until we’ve worked our way through the entire house. The living room is the first room you see upon entering, so I thought that would be the perfect place to start. Once everything has been stowed away, the fun part begins: time to decorate!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a living room update over here. The wall you can’t see is actually where my desk used to be. We’ve mixed things up recently and I’m pretty excited about the changes.
I loved having my desk and being able to work in the living room. It’s such a beautiful, airy space, but it got pretty old trying to keep my desk functional AND looking pretty all the time. I figured it was time to relocate it elsewhere. I missed having this corner tied into the rest of the living room.
When I was offered a chance to receive the latest Samsung Frame TV I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to rework this corner. We had only one TV, hidden away in our family room, and I’ve always hesitated adding a TV to the living room. I didn’t want a huge, black screen taking away from the room’s character. The Frame solved that dilemma perfectly – I can have a TV in the room without it looking obvious. In fact, it looks like a piece of art, and was designed in collaboration with designer Yves Béhar to be exactly that. It is the perfect accessory for the space.
Halloween is just around the corner. I have to admit I’m not the best at getting my home “fall ready” but I do love jumping aboard the Halloween train. This year the kids were all about Harry Potter – I love it! So we decided to go all out with a Harry Potter themed entryway. I partnered with World Market on the post because of their huge selection of Halloween decor and goodies – Not only do they have all types of Halloween decor for the inside and out, they even have Halloween food and beverages. Way to make it easy for us World Market!
Things are slowly transitioning to fall over here, but the weather has been so sunny, it’s kind of hard to believe it. Before we completely move over to fall pumpkins and fall foliage, I thought it would be fun to do a late summer/early fall table set up. I partnered with World Market to share my five tips to created a mix+match tablescape. Mixing up your table decor is the perfect way to bring your entertaining game up to the next level.
You can find everything I’ve used today, at World Market. And they have some amazing sales going on for their Gathering Event, which is 50% off all dining furniture, 30% off dinnerware and table linens, 30% off clothing, jewelry and accessories and they’re running their fall wine sale as well! The event runs until Sept 28th, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on fall entertaining necessities! Read on for my five tips for mixing and matching your table decor!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.
So let’s take a little trip downstairs shall we? I really haven’t showed you guys much of the downstairs yet, I know. It’s similar to the bowels of the ship, if you catch my drift. The laundry room is down there, as well as a man cave and play room area. As you can imagine, it’s pretty attractive. That dog will have its day, don’t worry. But for today, let me show you our downstairs bathroom.
It’s about twice the size of the upstairs bathroom and gets probably a third of the use. I think the reason for that was that it really used to remind me of a dungeon. It’s basement level, so there’s already not a huge amount of light, but combined with the super dark stained concrete floor AND the green and burgundy walls? Well it wasn’t really a winning combo, check out the before pictures at the bottom of the post.