new house update

y’all- i am SO sorry for the silence over here. moving 500 miles away with a one year old has been…a lot. BUT, i’m working hard to get back into the groove with everything and things are falling into place. there’s a lot more to do and a couple fun things being delivered this week but i’m really liking the vibe of this house so far

here’s a few sneak peeks of whats been happening here.

new kitchen pendants
new kitchen pendants
mantle part one
mantle part two
mantle part two
new sofa + a favorite throw from elizabeth stuart design
vintage marble lamp
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nadina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nandina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
dining room sideboard
dining room sideboard
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
messy back deck + plants
messy back deck + plants
some newly framed vintage art
some newly framed vintage art
new planter from ikea + new plant (let's see if i can keep it alive...)
new planter from ikea + new plant (let’s see if i can keep it alive…)

gallery wall recipe

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ingredients:
– a good mix of art- the more the better! you can always eliminate when you layout your design. my gallery wall includes thrift finds, original artwork (including a mixed media, abstract ice cream cone by my favorite 5 year old), abstracts and photography. i really like illustrated quotes, organic paintings or photos (rocks, leaves, etc), neutrals with pops of vibrant colors and old maps/topography.
[side note- i’m really sentimental (maybe too much?) so i added some kitschy art from my granny and a random sticky note that simply says “jordan’s gold heart” that she had written and placed in a plastic bag with my heart necklace that had broken. i took it to staples and had them blow it up. it’s something so personal and gets a lot of attention.]

-frames (i really like these. keep it simple with uniform frames or you can mix it up with vintage and new)

-hanging tools (see below)

directions:

-find your art. places to look include goodwill, antique stores, flea markets, estate/ yard sales, online (etsy, 20×200, serena & lily, design darling, etc), anywhere! if you like it, scoop it up!

-find frames you like or better yet, if they’re framed already, great!

-find a big wall- location suggestions- half bath, entry, living room, kids/playroom.

-lay out your design on the floor. make it very uniform or organized. also, here are some layouts.

-actual hanging directions!

also- a few quick reads on gallery walls! (apartment therapy & architectural digest)

need some real life inspiration? here’s mine!

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color study: lavender

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ever since i can remember, i’ve been obsessed with color. being an interior design/ art history major in college, allowed me to really study, learn it and fall in love with it even more.  (side note- funny, because i have major commitment issues with it in my own house.) i also go through phases where i see a trend in everything i pin/bookmark. and right now i’m super into lavender.

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want to incorporate lavender into your house? here are some helpful tips:

tone: make sure you have the right tone. a good amount of grey or blue will make for a chicer vibe without being babyish.

accent colors: tangerine, cobalt, eggplant, hunter green, grey, navy.

colors to avoid: any other pastels (hello easter!)

decor: keep it masculine for the most part (a few girly pops here and there are okay!) with clean lines and modern fabric.

suggested accents: to keep things looking fresh and clean try; vintage brass sconces, leather, ghost chairs, a moody watercolor abstract, a mid-century modern chandelier, statement wallpaper, a graphic fabric (pillows, a small chair), wood elements.

not ready to bite the bullet/ too much color for you? try it in small amounts- the powder room, a little girl’s room, pillows, a cool abstract painting, two cozy chairs, the patio that needs a spring update…

be bold and have fun!

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