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Favorite Pendants

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hi friends!  Thank you so much for all of your kind words in response to the post on Thursday!  It means so much that you guys support me in my journey.

In less serious news, the world has some really pretty killer pendants right now.  Land of Nod in particular is really knocking my socks off with good looking pendants that are super inexpensive.  Unfortunately (or fortunately from the perspective of my bank account), I don’t really have any locations that need pendants right now.  Also, I still have two cheap flush mounts from Ikea that I purchased about two months ago and have yet to install in our upstairs hallway.  So it would be ridiculous for me to purchase more light fixtures that I have no intention of installing anytime soon.  But my loss is your gain because feast your eyes on these beauties.

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One – This one was really the whole reason for the post.  I was skimming through the Land of Nod catalog and I saw that this pendant was $49 and neither Catsley or I could believe it.  So good for so cheap.

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Shocked I tell you.

Two – Also Land of Nod.  Also awesome (and for $69.)  Copper is the new brass, don’t ya know.  But I still love brass obviously.  I’ll probably continue to love brass until way after it goes out of style and everyone else calls me dated but I don’t care.

Three – I might be cheating here because this is the same as one but in white.  I can’t help it because it’s so good.

FourThese are not cheap but I’m completely in love with them.  I love the Moravian Star option but go to the link to see the other shapes that are just as good.

Five – My first love was (and is) a simple globe pendant.  They are just so classic and pretty.

Ok so go shopping and tell me what you buy so I can be jealous.

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Fabric Canopy Beds

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I’ve been inching along on decorating the master bedroom.  At this rate, I should have it finished by sometime next year.  One of the things I’ve been waffling the most about is the headboard.  Most of the time, I’m thinking a nice neutral linen headboard in a curvy shape like I showed in this post.  But every once in a while I think it might be nice to go completely outside of the box and do a draped fabric canopy.  Look at how much drama it can add to the situation.

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Something about this bedroom really gets me.  I love the fabric pattern and eclectic art, but the neutral palette keeps things from going over the top.  Every time I think I need to add more color I find a neutral room like this that I am obsessed with.  Sorry world, I’m just gonna keep on liking neutral things.

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Stripes?  Black and white?  Are we surprised?  The Indian tile block print is elegant but still a little playful.  It feels like spring to me.  I also love how these beds have a fun canopy and an upholstered headboard for comfort.  I do think I need a headboard because I always wake up in the weirdest positions with my head all smashed up against the wall.  I’m a fidgety sleeper.  I also need to remember to stack random art on top of random mirrors because apparently it looks awesome.

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But maybe I do want color!!  I don’t know.  The more I look at these pictures the more I think I want a canopy.  You only live once so you might as well add drama am I right??  I’ll update you next week when I decide on something else completely different.

What do you guys think?  Canopy?  No Canopy?  Canopy and headboard?

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Adding Warmth to a Room

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I don’t think it is any secret that I love neutrals, particularly cold neutrals.  Grey, navy, white, and more grey.  So a while back when my girl Emily Henderson told me that every room needs to be balanced with some warmth, I was like well crap.  What do I do with my grey, blue, and white furniture that I just bought.  Luckily I figured out that just a little bit of warmth goes a long way, and here are some of my favorite ways to add it.

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So I used to hate wood furniture.  I wanted to paint everything because I thought wood was old and ugly looking.  Obviously I was being stupid, because a nice piece of wood furniture can really warm up a room.  I love finding used antique pieces so it doesn’t look like I just bought my whole room from Target (although you know I love me some Target.)

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Obviously I’m obsessed with gold.  Every room needs a little glamour.  A little goes a long way here.  Notice how just a couple of small pieces lighten up the whole room.

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I typically am more drawn to neutral rugs because they are kind of a large purchase and get scared that I will get sick of a super colorful one but a vibrant rug in a neutral room is maybe one of my favorite things.

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This is absolutely the easiest and cheapest way to bring in some color.  It’s amazing what some art or pretty books can add.  Even if you don’t have a bookcase, grab some colorful books and stack them under some candles or even lamp.  Instant gratification.

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It’s a snow (actually ice) day here in Charlotte so I hope everyone stays safe out there!!

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