Home Tour: Simplify

If this beautiful home from Camille Roskelley at Simplify, doesn’t calm your nerves and make you want to unwind, I don’t know what will. Enjoy!

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Side note: I love the little hints of color in the kitchen (and throughout the house). They add just enough interest without overwhelming your brain with too many things to process.

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You see what I mean? Everything has a place and everything is in its space. Beautiful. Nough said.

What's Your Decorating Style?


GLOBAL CASUAL

Your home is warm and inviting, and expresses your curiosity and zest for life. You have wide-ranging interests, and an appreciation for many different cultures and ways of life. You bring a sense of the far-flung world into your home through its d├ęcor through unique or artisan-made treasures. Objects in your home tend to reflect your personality, your passions, your values, and your eclectic interests. This gives your home a sense of intrigue and comfort.
You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.



Your Happy Home Colors

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Putting Color to Use!
Don't forget that color looks best when paired with some neutrals for a little visual relief. If you go wild on the walls or with your upholstery, pull back a little on the rugs or curtains or vice versa. Each room can definitely have its own color palette, but think of your home as a whole, with each room transitioning to the next. Some tricks: go for fairly neutral hues in hallways, or add some colors from one room into the neighboring room, even in the form of accessories or fabrics.
Putting Your Style to Work!
With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.
1. Your Design Challenge: UNIFYThe good news is, you probably have many things you love and have collected, and no one would ever say your home is boring! You've done the hard part; now you just need to pull it all together. If your furniture seems like a mish-mash, unify it through similar upholsters or slipcovers. When grouping objects, try to find something they have in common. If they share a shape, color or material, they will look like a collection. A tray is every decorator's secret weapon for making groups of small objects look purposeful and sculptural. If your accessories are all over the map, try subduing the upholstery or wall color, so your small items are the stars.
2. Your Happy PlaceMake this room as comfortable and inviting as possible by bringing in some real furniture like an armchair or a sofa if you have the space. A little lamp on the counter or decorative hanging light can set the mood. Stools are great perches and can easily be moved around. Don't forget to bring your personality and style into this room: hang some art or display a collection of family photos in mixed frames. Consider bold, happy colors in the kitchen as well, like brightly colored pots and pans, big bowls for corralling fruits and vegetables, and trays for spices, oils, teas and pepper mills.
3. Be Party-Ready All the Time!Scent: The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.

Mood: Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.

Food: Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!

Drink: The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.

Are You Ready For This?

This is something that I've been wanting to do for a while now and you will see why. Anyone who is anyone that reads this blog knows that The Hubs is a little rough around the edges. I think he would approve. . . maybe. ;)

Take this pile of nasty, beaten up, tattered and torn, no good for nothin used pallets. . .




And turn them into a gorgeous, vintage inspired, heaping pile of rustic perfection on a nursery wall. . .


Nough said. Check out the full tutorial on Bower Power.

That Moment



You know that moment when your baby boy is sleeping and you're peeking through the crack in the door to see if he's awake? You sneak in and can't help but be in total and complete awe of the gentleness of that baby. That baby that you made from scratch. While he sleeps and dreams of dinosaurs, monster trucks, blocks and dirt, he's a tiny angel that you've been blessed with. While he sleeps, he's not the domestic terrorist that he seems to be in daylight. Dumping corn flakes and rice all over the living room because he refuses to keep his food in the kitchen. Making water messes in the kitchen because he's a big boy now and won't use a lid. Scattering cars and trucks to all corners of the house that you will inevitably find in the dark with your bare feet on your way to bed. No. That's not who he is when he sleeps. It's then that you know that he came from the Heavens and is truly your little angel. You remember all of the good things about him. His helping hands. His "big squeezers" that make all the world seem right. His Irish eyes that twinkle like his Great Grandpa's. His never ending love for his brother. And you. While he sleeps, you remember that he's your everything. While he sleeps you remember that you know his whole story and the only one who ever will. While he sleeps, you remember why you wanted to be a mother in the first place and your heart is so full you can't even stand it. 



House Tour: Me Oh My!

Perusing through my fav blogs I came back across this beautiful home from Me Oh My! Her home is beautiful and I find great inspiration from it.

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Hope you enjoyed! Happy Friday!