1. Bedside Table Decor

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    While most people’s bedside table ends up clustered with books, papers, and lipsticks from last night’s clutch, there’s nothing prettier than a coiffed bedside table to complete a room. Here are a few styling ideas in case you are looking to give yours a makeover.

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    Look Number 1: Two stacked books {“#GirlBoss” and “Darling, you can’t do both“}, a Jonathan Adler White Agave Vase {on sale for $24.00!!} with a simple rose, a Deer Jewelry Dish {similar}, and a Kate Spade candle.

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    Look Number 2: Three stacked coffee table books {“American Style Icon“, “Made to Order“, “Camille Styles Entertaining“}, and three girly perfumes on top {Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White, and Escada Joyful}.

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    Look Number 3: Picture frames {similar}, a Diptyque candle in my favorite scent Vanille, and a glass bird paperweight {similar}.

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  2. Modern Living Room Decor Ideas

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    A lot of people ask me how I designed my living room to feel so modern and sleek, so today I wanted to share some design tips with those of you that want to achieve this same minimalist clean look. Here are my tips…

    1. This one is hard to control but big windows are the key to creating a really airy and open backdrop to your space. Granted you can’t change the design aesthetic of your current home, but what you can do is open the curtains to their full amount {or remove curtains all together} and allow as much light in as possible. Make sure to leave the space around the window and window sill as open and completely exposed.

    2. Less is more. While we want our living space to feel cozy for guests, the less clutter, the modern the room will feel. Rather than having two couches or a plush L-shape, I went for a structured single sided couch {from Modani} and added sleek Barcelona chairs. Avoid furniture that looks “busy” {ie. bookshelves stuffed with books and papers}. If you need more storage, consider floating shelves or ottomans with hidden storage space {like this}.


    3. Choose light colored furniture. Light grays, creams, and whites are your best bets. Feel free to add a pop color here or there, but avoid anything wood, black, or brown. I chose a light gray couch, white chairs, gray benches, and a white TV console {I especially love anything that is white high gloss!}.

    4. Choose a glass coffee table to accentuate the open-ness of the room. I love mine because it is two leveled. I use the lower level for displaying coffee table books, bowls, and candles, while I keep the top level simply styled with a few items like my geometric jars {similar} and candles. Again, less is more so don’t over style the top level! {My coffee table is from TUI Lifestyle but my sister found a similar one from Modani.}

    5. Mount your TV on the Wall. TVs can take up a huge amount of space on a console and look incredibly bulky. Contrary to what you would think, TV mounts are incredibly affordable {most costing less than 100 dollars for even the largest TVs!} so they are worth the splurge. Plus by hanging them you now have opened up media consoles for extra decorative space. Equally as crucial is hiding away any hanging cords with a cord cover to keep your wall looking clean.

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    6. Buy matching lamps for either end of your couch to frame the room. I bought standing ones from West Elm but simple end tables {or butler trays} with table lamps would look equally as chic.

    7. Stick with one color palette for your couch pillows. I opted for ones in cream and white and then had fun with textures. {I especially love my furry one from West Elm and my mirrored one for Calypso.}

    8. Lean a cool piece of art against the wall rather than hanging. The key to executing this properly is placing it close enough to an end table or media console that it looks placed; if you place it too far away then it looks like it was just left behind. The piece should be a decent size {nothing smaller than 18×24!} and if this still doesn’t feel right, lean it on a floating wall shelf!

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    Last but not least, have fun accessorizing. Shop my picks below!

  3. Girly and Glam Workspace

    Todo notepad from Marshalls and pink rosesHow to style your girly desk

    While it’s been two years since I left my job, between two babies and pregnancies, I really haven’t been able to focus on my blog “full-time” like a lot of bloggers do when they leave work. I decided that for 2015 although I am always going to spend a good amount of time with my babies and entertaining, I really want to create a more consistent work schedule so I can truly pursue my dream of growing my business and taking it to the next level.

    To get me motivated for all of the work I plan to be doing, I wanted to give my desk a makeover. One, so that it looks and feels more like me and my brand, and two, because I am inspired when I have pretty things to look at.

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    Marshalls decided to partner with me on this project and I am so happy they did because at first I thought I was going to need to start from scratch – a whole new desk, desk chair, the works. But after browsing their home decor section, I realized by swapping out the main focal points like the art and lamp, I could acheive a whole new look!

    Let me start by showing you what my “before” picture was {click here}. Simple, dark, and kind of masculine. I loved the art and lamp, but they didn’t scream FH. So what did I do to get my new girly vibe? I swapped the large black and white art for three small framed prints, each $7.99 at Marshalls {I mean seriously!!}. I loved the idea of gold as my new accent color, plus how cute is the “Paris is always a Good Idea” one?! {I am actually sorry they didn’t photograph as well and clear as I hoped!} As for the desk lamp, I traded the black industrial lamp for a small grey one {not sure of the brand} which was only $34.99 at Marshalls.

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    The most fun part of course was pulling it all together by adding endless girly sweet accents, like the reindeer jewelry dish, the small picture frame, the pink and clear flower vases {which I filled with left-over flowers from my living room}, the clear pencil holder {which I filled with leftover custom straws from my FH re-launch party}, and the pretty notepads. Each Marshalls item cost under $10.00 and had a pop of pink or gold to match back to the frames.

    Alongside my desk I stacked some of my favorite white and pink coffee table books with my prettiest perfume bottles {Marc Jacobs Daisy Dreams, Elizabeth And James Nirvana White, and Escada Joyful}.The finishing touch was placing a cozy cream throw blanket over my dark wooden chair – voila, no need to be replaced!

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    I can’t tell you how excited I am to work in my new space. In fact, writing this post was quite enjoyable, hehe. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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