Little Girl Bedroom — Dueling Kids’ Rooms

My children have been neglected…well, I should clarify…their bedrooms have been neglected. What can I say, bedrooms for little kids kind of intimidated me. Colors and patterns can easily turn into a hot mess, and let’s face it, I’m not the type of parent who will sign off on a Disney princess themed room…much to my daughter’s dismay.

Adorable pink little girl's bedroom makeover is perfect for a princess.

About a year ago, I made a Pinterest mood board for Zoe’s bedroom. It’s sat sad and empty until last week. Something lit a fire under me, and I started pinning all things pink like a banshee. I really liked the direction it was going and finished it within a couple hours. Holy moly it actually looked pretty good!


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We Got A New Sofa – With Jonathan Louis

This post is sponsored by Jonathan Louis. 

Today I have a before and after furniture reveal that is pretty much mindblowing. A while back, I wrote about a quest for the perfect TV watching sofa. When we first moved into the house, I had purchased a vintage sofa with the thought process of it’s: used, it already has dents and dings, and I won’t be sad when my kids wreck it. That thought process lasted for exactly 4 months.

Before and After Living Room Makeover Reveal with Jonathan Louis

After daily use, there were 3 new holes in the beautifully patinaed leather and my son had used his fingernail to scratch words into the back side of the leather. It was also sat through and incredibly uncomfortable with its shlumpy cushions. I had made a design disaster, and we needed a new sofa…badly.


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Home Decor Trends — High Point Part 2

It’s been a few weeks since my trip to High Point, and I’m still designing and redesigning my home over and over and over again in my head. If you missed Day 1 of the Design Bloggers Tour, you can can catch up here. In a nutshell, the biggest trend was texture…it was everywhere, and you’ll see even more of it in this post.

Bethan Gray brass inlay credenza console at E.J. Victor


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Home Decor Trends — High Point Part 1

I’m not sure if there’s anything that could have prepared me for the experience of High Point Market. Having been to a trade show or two in the past I figured I’d see lots of fancy looking people wearing lanyards and a very large open space filled with booths — WRONG! High Point is basically a downtown area plus 2 massive buildings with like 8 floors each and multiple wings full of furniture. Each brand has a showroom…some small…some larger than the square footage of my house.

The Uber driver pulled up to the 2 main buildings, and he turns around and says, “Where to?”. Ummmmmm, dude, you’ve been driving people here all week…was kinda hoping you’d know. I hopped out, looked at him and said, “Wish me luck!”…he chuckled. This whopper of an event was 20 million times more massive than I thought it would be, and I was super thankful I flew in the day before the Design Bloggers Tour.

My first stop before the tour was Consort. An in person meeting with co-founders Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone…FANGIRLING ALERT! The colors and curves of their newest collection was lit. Also, they are 2 of the sweetest guys you’ll ever meet. Oh, and we also decided to make sconces out of my vintage earrings. If they ever come to fruition, mark my words, they will be in my master bathroom and hallway and dining room and well, everywhere.

Consort Furniture Co-Founders Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders

Ok, so let’s talk trends and home decor eye candy. I mean, that’s why you’re here, right?


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