wedding registry bliss

you guys! i’m engaged! you know what that means, right? wedding registry here i (we) come! first stop was clearly crate & barrel, because who can honestly resist? not me. here are a few of the things that will be a must on my registry. p.s. yes, i love gold tones!

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1.// camille wine glasses -because i love the simplistic design of these!

2.//fleischer and wolf french 6-piece knife set – i mean…gold! need i say more?

3.// gold measuring cups – gold again…of course!

4.// logan stacking dinnerware – these stack perfectly! i also love their simplistic design. i’m all about them!

5.// harper copper flatware set – oooh! the copper here is irresistible in my book.

6.// fleischer and wolf bronze rome tri-ply cookware set – ughhh! these are beautiful and i need them. enough said.

motivation monday

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i have a love/hate relationship with monday; on one hand it’s the start of a brand new week, on the other hand, it’s a monday…need i say more? tonight i was in need of some major motivation so i pulled open some of my coffee table reads (yes, i actually like and look at my coffee table books) and decided to share a few of my favorites that inspire me. enjoy!

1.// living with pattern: color, texture, and print at home

this book by rebecca atwood covers everything from pattern and texture to furniture within a space and so much more. i personally like this one because it takes you from room to room, giving you tips for each of your spaces.

2.// in the company of women

this book by grace bonney is the definition of inspiration, plus so much female power — you really can’t go wrong with this pick.

3.// the coveteur: private spaces, personal style

this book by stephanie mark with photos by jake rosenberg is a must-have! the pop of colors and beautiful personal spaces make this one of my personal faves.

4.// the little book of life hacks

this book by yumi sakugawa is adorable! the little life tips and illustrations are just too cute to resist. even if i’m not looking for a life tip, this book always makes me smile when i open it.

5.// nasty galaxy

this book by sophia amoruso reminds you to own it. simply put and i couldn’t love her (or this book) more for it.

 

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work hard, relax harder

holidays are usually pretty crazy for me at work but i’m looking forward to having a few days off over christmas so i can spend some much needed time updating our office space. there’s something about having a crisp, clean office space that i find so motivating. here’s a few things i am highly considering for our space!

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1.// delicate floral pattern wall art

if you haven’t heard of Deny Designs you are seriously missing out! seriously, i wish i had more walls that i needed to fill with art because i’m obsessed! with each purchase the artist actually gets part of the proceeds and i mean, how cool is that?!

2.// nate berkus desk supplies

i got these as a gift but unfortunately these babies are currently out of stock, however, you can find more swoon-worthy desk supplies here!

3.// sansevieria with planter

naturally i had to add a pop of green to this space and i love this artificial plant; it’s not too much but not too little + it has some height to it so it would be perfect for the corner of a space.

4.// linden gray area rug

there is just something about a fuzzy rug beneath my feet that i can’t resist. i love that this one is all gray in color – makes for a great rug in any space because gray is neutral in my book!

5.// carnegie desk chair

well, what can i say? i’m a sucker for gray and i also really just loved the timeless look of this chair.

6.// oscar desk lamp

lamps are so fun! seriously there are SO many different styles of lamps out there. i chose this one because i was drawn to the mixed material.

7.// MICKE desk

saved the most important part of the space for last…the desk! as i mentioned earlier, i wanted to keep the space crisp and clean. if you’re anything like me when i work, i make a mess as it is, so working with white and layering in simplistic design elements really helps to keep it looking clean and open.

 

most wonderful time of the year

i don’t know about you guys but i am the worst procrastinator when it comes to christmas shopping! i don’t know why that’s the case, especially considering how much i love seeing someone’s face light up when i nail the perfect gift, but every year i’m running around to throw together a last minute gift…not this year! i’ve managed to pull together some of the chicest gifts a gal could ask for — most of them coming from my favorite new spot on amazon, the new & interesting finds section. talk about amazing one-of-a-kind gifts! here a few gift ideas, some of which i’m kind of hoping i end up with myself!

 

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1.// dennis basso faux fur throw

you simply cannot go wrong with a cozy – and cute – throw! additional options here.

2.// harper collins dior coffee table book

i’m a pure sucker for a good coffee table book.

3.// calypso basics by reston lloyd tea kettle

because i love tea and because it’s sooo cute!

4.//pantone universe classic cup

the artist in me couldn’t resist AND it comes in so many colors!

5.// fujifilm instax mini 9 instant camera

guys, i just got this and ugh, it’s the funnest camera ever!

6.// iZM100

this Zenergy Candle by iHome is so fun! meditative lighting, breathing guide and sound therapy?! perfect for the person who needs to relax.

7.// paddywax hygge collection scented soy wax candle

another one of those gifts everyone loves.

8.// herbivore botanicals coco rose body polish

herbivore botanicals – all natural rose hibiscus hydrating face mist

i’m in love with the simplistic packaging of these products + you literally can’t go wrong!

9.// square acrylic box in iridescent drusy

Kendra Scott owns my heart + if you own gift idea #5, this cute little box is perfect for storing those little photos in!

stay a while

guests bedrooms should feel like home, or so i think. i love the idea of having a guest bedroom feel like home, yet i also love a simple design for this type of room, too. that being said, this time i went for a clean, inviting look.

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1.// round belly basket

let’s just say i’ve got a thing for baskets, especially this pretty one.

2.// spa blue ceramic table lamp

there’s something about this blue that i cannot get enough of! it can pretty much make a statement in any room, regardless of what you have going on in terms of color.

3.// newgate charlie bell alarm clock

i love the idea of an “old” alarm clock on the nightstand. i love that it can be a nice reminder that it’s okay to unplug from your phone and relax. if you’re like me, my phone is on my nightstand charging so the alarm on it can be my 6:00am wake up call, but with this, goodbye phone!

4.//ย  venice rattan chair

ugh, these chairs. i love them! simple, clean, chic and if you really want, you can jazz it up with a fun cushion or pillow.

5.// cotton stem & hubsch recycled glass stem vase

this cotton stem and glass vase are just a fun little added touch.

6.// safavieh grizzly

faux fur throws, enough said. love them or hate them, i love them. you can shop other throws here.

7.// montgomery bed

ah, if this headboard doesn’t scream simplistic comfort, i’m not sure what does. perfect for any spare bedroom, the simplistic style is also great because you can pretty much pair any comforter or bed set with it and it will work.

closet vibes

one of the many projects i decided to take on when buying my home was putting together the ultimate chic closet. in all honesty, our home is older and so closet space around here is tight…which means i was the ultimate girlfriend and let my boyfriend take the closet in the master bedroom, leaving me without one. but, lucky for me, our upstairs is a bit of an awkward space in terms in usability and so! what better way to utilize the space than to make it into the ultimate closet?! perfect.

with that being said, i wanted to share a pretty simple way to throw together the ultimate chic closet. everything used here is fun, fresh and chic. enjoy!

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1.// safavieh monaco vintage bohemian distressed rug

rugs are one of my favorite things (no, seriously, you can ask my bf) and i just so happen to have a major crush on this one. it’s color combo is on point and the price is right! you can find a bunch of other great rugs here.

2.// succulent wall geometric hanging

you guys, i am obsessed with these little succulent hangers from target! to be honest, i’m pretty much obsessed with the new project 62 line from target in general.

3.// denby dinnerware serving bowl & denby dinnerware small bowl

these little bowls are actually part of a dinnerware collection from macy’s. i love little bowls like this because they’re perfect for throwing bobby pins or hair ties in and when it comes to little bowls, there are so many fun ones out there to choose from!

4.// modern wooden crate

this crate is so simple but yet it’s perfect for adding just a touch of natural wood to your space. of course, this crate is also from target (shocking) and it’s really reasonably priced, which means you can get a few of them; you know that that means…more room to store things in!

5.// tufted rectangle ottoman bench

and yet another find from target! this ottoman is one of my favorite styles. it’s simple, yet modern and gives you just enough room to sit down and relax before the long day ahead of you. you can also find a bunch of similar styles of ottomans here and here.

6.// pouf leather ottoman

ottoman, floor pouf, call it what you’d like but i’m all about these little guys! these are great for adding an additional pop of color to your space. i love the size of them and that if you wanted to use them to sit on, you could, but otherwise i just think they’re the cutest!

7.// contemporary glass vanity table

i. love. this. so. much. i personally have a restored vanity in my closet but let me tell you…if i didn’t, this baby would be on my must-have list. talk about the true definition of chic. vanities tend to be on the pricier side but i think they’re worth the splurge, especially if your bathroom space is limited like mine.

8.// gold semi-flush ceiling fixture

and last but not least, the lighting. i love this light fixture because it’s simple, yet chic. light fixtures are an easy little upgrade to any space in your home. there are a bunch of lovely ones to choose from here.

make an entrance

recently our entryway has been stealing the spotlight in our house; there are so many ways to put one together! if you ask me, there’s truly no right or wrong, especially if it captures the look and feel you were going for. i love mixing and matching things until i feel like it’s just right — and let’s be honest, the finishing touches are the best part, which is what a stellar entryway is all about. here’s an idea i put together as an example to give you some inspiration.

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1.// round wall mirror

i love mirrors in an entryway. if you have a tiny space (i know we do), it’s great for making it feel a bit more open + who doesn’t love to do one last lipstick check on their way out the door?

p.s. i love, love, love target for things like this! they have an amazing selection and an even better selection for those on a budget.

2.// artificial plant

here i decided to use a fake succulent, although real succulents work just as well, if not better. i like the added natural look that succulents give off, yet they’re a simple touch.

3.// keystone iron lantern desk lamp

lighting! you can’t go wrong with a lamp, especially a fun one. it’s great to have a little light to leave on for added security on those late nights. this one has a fun, industrial vibe to it that i simply couldn’t resist. you can find others here.

4.//ย  wooden burlap book storage boxes

i also added a small stack of boxes (they look like books) because they’re cute. books are another fun finishing piece to add, mainly because they come in so many colors and sizes! these are kind of fun because you can store things in them as well.

5.// rena console table

an entryway simply would not be without a console table. i had a hard time choosing one because there are so many great ones out there! be mindful of your space when buying one of these – i highly recommend measuring just to be safe!

6.// huntington baskets

baskets are one of my favorite things. if your home is anything like mine, we have endless amounts of dog toys, shoes and other random objects scattered all over our home; the solution? these baskets. i specifically chose these baskets not only because they’re cute but because no one can see the endless amounts of objects you store in them! win-win!