happy new year +one table, two ways

happy new year! as with so many people i know, myself included, i’m so glad that 2016 is over- yay for 2017! i always treat the new year as a pre spring cleaning- there’s just something about dejunking, purging and starting with a clean slate to head into the year. one of my first projects this year is amping up some of the spots that have been ignored. our house doesn’t have much of an entry so i’ve been scheming a plan to give the illusion of a grander/ more exciting entrance.

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which one would you pick?

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fourth of july sales

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i love how every holiday has become just one big excuse to shop. here are the best home goods sales. happy 4th and happy shopping!

 

anthropologie– 30% off sale- use code ‘evenbetter’

celadon-20% off everything! no code needed

crate & barrel– up to 50% off of outdoor furniture- no code needed

design within reach– save up to 60% on summer items- no code needed

furbish– 20% off everything- use code ‘fireworks’

land of nod– up to 65% off site wide- no code needed

lulu & georgia– save up to 75% off- no code needed

one kings lane– head to the website for a blowout sale! no code needed

open door– take 20% off select items- use code ‘july4’

pottery barn– 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500,25% off $1000-use code ‘savemore’

serena and lily– 10% off $100, 15% off $500, 20% off $1,500- use code ‘summerbreak’

studio mcgee– 20% off everything- use code ‘america20’

sur la table– save up to 60% on summer items & free shipping on $59 and up- use  code’shipfree’

target– site wide sales!

the company store– save up to 70% site wide- use code ‘g16july4’

west elm– 20% off most items and up to 70% off clearance- no code needed

williams-sonoma– 20-50% off & free shopping- use code ‘july’

world market– 15% off everything & free shipping on $100 and up- use code ‘yay4th’

 

bathroom: before & after + accessories

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our mini bathroom update (paint and tile) was finished right before thanksgiving and i never shared- sorry about that! although they were just small changes, it really did a lot for the space. ultimately, we’d like to gut/ rearrange it but for now, its good to go! now i’m just looking for small accessories (ie new knobs, some hooks, hand towels) to finish off the look.

 

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before (scary!)
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after (tiny places are so hard to take pictures of!)

 

 

decor + home goods gift guide

so I’m going to join the masses and try out this whole gift guide thing. i’m so unique!  but hey, my stepdad (hi swan!), told me that he just bought a christmas present for me, based on my blog. so, i mean, if that’s all the good that comes out of these types of posts, that just kinda means i get to not-so secretly tell everyone what to get me 😉

some of my favorite shops just happen to be located in charleston- thank god they have the option of online shopping although i sure do miss popping in! also, i tried to round up some stores in charlottesville but as i haven’t lived there in over ten years, i’m a little out of the loop- would love recommendations!

open door + mac & murphy

open door: cyber monday 20% off- use code givethanks
mini pineapple bowl// copper mug (i’m a huge fan of moscow mules and swear these mugs make them even better!)// gold leaf glasses// terrafirma tart tray (these are hard to find on sale, so take advantage today!)// silver slate coasters

mac&murphy:
the southerner’s cookbook// bathing beauty stationary// gold foil + letterpress charleston print (one of my favorite prints-seen here)// white + gold stapler// grocery goals

celadon + candlefish

celadon: cyber monday 25% off-use code cyber25
charleston quilt// charleston rock glasses// morrocan basket// paddle cactus print// vintage oushak pillow

candlefish:
‘under the tree’ candle// ‘hippie hollow’ candle// charleston rice bead earrings in rose gold// small batch tonic// ‘lady’ candle// ‘fig’ candle

 

etc

camille styles entertaining// the kinfolk table// the new york times 36 hours// habitat// mounted elephant-cyber monday 25% off- use code best monday// peach and gold dot dish// bedding– use code cybermonday2015) sconce// radio// natural hide rug// circular hanging rattan swing// sea cloud towel// moresque chair// sunshine art– check out the website for cyber monday sales codes!// design darling cocktail napkins– love these! cyber monday 20% off- use code thankful

weekend edition

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its been rainy here this week but those leaf colors kiiiinda make up for it. we’re sticking around here this weekend (finally!). my sister is coming for a visit so i’m sure we’ll be eating a lot of candy, watching netflix and laughing way too much be enjoying the weather and halloweening.

»don’t know when my design aesthetic evolved/ broadened but when can i move in? 

»a few serena & lily things:
love love this
fall sale
holiday shop

»so helpful!

»how to find your own style

»we are toying with the idea of hosting thanksgiving here and if we do, i think i need to finally bite the bullet.

»starting to form thoughts (perhaps even darker grout?) on a phase 1 bathroom reno. (sidenote- our house is c 1926 but has a small addition with a full, yet tiny, bathroom. it has been updated .1% aka they painted the wall/ shower tile, which isn’t horrible but pretty bad. but the kicker is the 1968 floor tile. its that shades of yellow/ beige and different size square look. super chic. 😐 sooo to make the bathroom a little more bearable until we can really make it pretty, i’d like to put new floor tile in, paint the vanity (which is currently some sort of light wood) and paint the walls. or maybe if i’m feeling sassy maybe some dramatic wallpaper (here, here, here) ?

serena & lily

just a quick hello and a few of my favorite picks from serena & lily’s private sale. there are some amazing things (think rugs, wallpaper, baby items, lighting, etc, etc!) for up to 60% off!! also, take an additional 20% off with code ‘bonus20’. there’s a couple days left, so hurry!

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Pinstriped Fouta Beach Towel
French Tassel Shower Curtain
French Tassel Shower Curtain
Riviera Stools
Riviera Stools
Bobbin Ottoman
Bobbin Ottoman
how pretty would this be in an entry?
Brasserie Bench
Seychelles Chandelier
Seychelles Chandelier
"Water and Weather V" by Karen Smidth
“Water and Weather V” by Karen Smidth