Monday, July 18, 2016

Arhaus Inspired Living Room Design

Today I thought it would be fun to create a virtual design using a mood board. My inspiration? One of my very favorite stores, Arhaus! This past weekend my sister and I visited our local Arhaus store,  and I was filled with inspiration to design a dream living room of my own. One of the many beautiful pieces that jumped out at me while there, was their tufted Wessex Sectional. I have always had a weakness for tufted pieces! My family loves sectionals and I love tufted sofas, so this is a match made in heaven!

 Arhaus has an entire selection of sectionals to choose from. For this room design, I decided to make their stylish Wessex sectional the stunning centerpiece of the room.

I always start my designs with one inspirational piece, (in this case, the sectional) and then build from there. Next in my dream living room, I envisioned a tall, rustic, stone fireplace with old wood beams. I love to mix rustic elements with luxurious ones.


Then I chose the Nazaire Hand Knotted Floral Rug, also from Arhaus. I love the texture on this piece, and the floral design adds a softness to the room.

For lighting I wanted a large chandelier. I chose the Vincent Chandelier from Joss and Main. I loved the mix of iron and beads on this piece. And the double tier of candle lights to add enough light to a large room. I felt the grand stone fireplace needed a grand light to go with it.

For an accent chair, I chose the simple, yet elegant Portsmouth Chair from Arhaus. Since I wanted the sectional to be the centerpiece of the room, I wanted an understated, but lovely piece. The nailhead trim and touch of wood, also give it just enough character. 


To add a touch of industrial, and to accent the iron on the chandelier, I chose the Weston Adjustable Crank Round Table from Arhaus. I love the hand forged iron top on this piece!

For a fun and unexpected touch of vintage glam, and to compliment the tufted loveliness of the sectional,  I chose the Naomi Coffee Table from Arhaus.

                     For artwork, I chose the Two Panel Horse Prints from Arhaus. I felt this artwork brought together all of the elements in the room. 

For lighting I wanted to add a touch of bling and shine among all the stone and iron, but in a subtle way. This Pierce Mercury Lamp from Pottery Barn was the perfect piece.

 For the final accent pieces, I added cozy layers of pillows and a throw to the sectional.
 First, I chose Luxe Gold Metallic Woven Pillows from Arhaus to compliment the brass coffee table and mercury lamp. 

To add to the balance of rustic, and  some coziness, I also added the Brown Chinchilla Faux Fur Pillows from Arhaus.

For the throw, I chose the Luxe Ivory Faux Fur Throw from Arhaus. I chose ivory to compliment the lighter accent chair, and to add a contrast of color on the sectional, bringing attention to the sectional's gorgeous darker tone. 

For added lighting and a European touch to compliment the rug, I chose these Park Hill Lanterns from Pottery Barn.

For a fresh element, I chose my all time favorite Faux White Tulips from Joss and Main.
I hope you enjoyed my virtual room design and mood board! I look forward to designing more in the future.

A special thank you to Arhaus for all of the design inspiration!

Have a blessed week,

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Accents & Vignettes

Happy official Spring! 5 days until Easter, are you ready? Today I wanted to share some Easter accents I have in our home this year.  My children still like for me to add the classic Easter bunnies and eggs, so I try to find a balance of doing that, but in a more simple and natural way that blends in with our home.  That way everyone is happy! :)

The reproduction antique chalkware rabbits, I have had for a long time. I bought them from a decor boutique I worked at years ago. They were originally brown with rust red and yellow accents. I gave them a makeover with white chalk paint. I love how they turned out.

Another piece I gave a chalk paint makeover to, was the clock. It was originally a solid black. I used Annie Sloan Paris Grey and gold craft paint for the accents. Then sanded, clear and dark wax. I only added dark wax to the creases and accents.

I love boxwood for any time of year, it is such a versatile element to add to your decor! For spring it adds that perfect touch of fresh green. I decided to use the boxwood wreath as a layer for the chalkware rabbits and the backdrop. The old books and mercury add the mix I always love of old and new textures.

I decided to leave my white IKEA Ritva drapes up from Christmas, and I love the extra light they bring into the room! They also give me freedom to add  new patterns and colors to the room, which I plan on doing this summer.

For functionality, I prefer to use tray arrangements for my coffee table, so it is easy to remove for family game nights and childrens activities. It also helps to pull smaller pieces together without them looking scattered on the table.

This wax rabbit is one of my favorite pieces, he was made from an antique candy mold.

I added some faux mossy potted pansies for spring in the terrarium, mixed with old sheet music & books, a stone garden cherub, pheasant feathers and mercury votive.

Thank you for stopping  by to see my Easter accents for this year! I hope you have a Happy Easter!

God Bless,

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015


Merry Christmas! I had so much fun decorating for Christmas this year! I was in the mood for something different. I am normally not one to follow trends, I usually just like to do what I feel like doing, and don't pay much attention to what the "in" thing is. It just so happened the thing I fell in love with this year, was also the trend, which made it easy for me to find what I was looking for.
It all started with a roll of plaid ribbon I found, as soon as I decided on the ribbon, it was like I instantly saw plaid and buffalo check everywhere! And my love grew. I wanted to have fun this year and not take things so seriously when it came to decorating for Christmas. I knew I wanted to add some festive red, plaids, and have some snowy, rustic, woodsy, and cozy touches. Reminders of our favorite place we like to visit at Christmas time, Big Cedar Lodge

The large bear head over the fireplace was a sweet gift from my in-laws, when they were here visiting this fall. My mother-in-law knew I had been eyeing it at Target when we were out shopping together.  As we have named all of our animals heads in the past, we gave him a name also, Mr. Augustus. I just love Mr. "Gus". 

My 13 year old son had one request this year, he wanted me to add his Red Ryder BB gun and Scott Farkus hat to a display. We had fun creating this "Christmas Story" entryway together.

I kept things neutral and simple in our new bedroom.

Thank you so much for stopping by my Christmas Home tour!  I hope everyone has a blessed and Merry Christmas!


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