Living in comfort

While it may be nice to have a chic living area in your home, I’m very much in the school of thought of allowing it to feel lived-in and comfortable to anyone who comes through. That’s why this gorgeous living room caught my eye when scrolling through Pinterest!

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Get kitchy

I love spending time in the kitchen. Isn’t it funny how people tend to end up there at parties and gatherings? Even if it isn’t where the food is, for some reason, it’s where everyone gravitates.

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Patio play

When it comes to giving your home some extra appeal in the summer months, updating a back patio or balcony is the best way to do it. I love having dinner or a couple of glasses of wine with friends on my back porch, so it’s nice to make it a cute place to spend time.

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Easy bedroom updates

I’ve been getting away from blogging a bit lately, going through a busy time with summer getting ready to kick off! I’m back to regularly scheduled posting now, and happy to be here. Today I’m sharing how to make an easy bedroom update with just a few minor pieces – particularly inspired by this stunning shot of a styled bedroom.

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Spring home refresh

With more sunny days and opportunities to open the windows and let the breeze come in, there are a few great ways to refresh your home and prep it for the new season. I love to make a few minor tweaks that make me remember that we’re entering into a new time of year; it just makes me feel like I’m shedding winter – my least favorite season – from my home. See my favorite ways to do it below.

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Giving thanks

There’s nothing that’s quite as nice as making someone’s day. I’ve really noticed recently how much I enjoy hearing that I did a good job on a work project, or simply that I’m appreciated when I go out of my way to do something for someone else. In the spirit of the month of giving thanks, I’d like to pass that along a bit more often.

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November home updates

November is a lovely month where the holidays are just ahead. You don’t want to jump the gun and put out your Christmas tree just yet, but you want things to feel a bit more festive as holiday shopping begins and Thanksgiving is in sight.

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Make an entrance

The very first thing anyone (yourself included) sees when they come into your home is the entry. No matter the size of it, a grand entryway with a sweeping staircase or an extra bit of wall you’ve managed to make feel welcoming in your apartment, you want to really think about what goes in the space.

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Design as you go

Adding pieces here and there is often the best way to design your home – it’s more cost effective than buying all at once, and allows you to see the holes in your decor rather than trying to envision it all at once.

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