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this is the first house that i’ve lived in where we have a guest bedroom. i’m still working on the design of the room, but for now it’s just very simple. bed, chair, end table and some nice details. preparing for a house guest is one of my favorite things…stocking up at the grocery store with good snacks and flowers, cleaning up the room and preparing for their arrival. here’s a few things i like to do for a guest coming to town to stay…and i’d love to hear what you do, too! clean up:
i have two cats and i’d hate to think my guests were living with a bunch of pet hair. i remember when i used to buy a $25 vaccuum online when i was in college and it would break after three times. i got a dyson a while ago and it makes suuuuuch a huge difference. i open the windows in the room to let in some fresh air, put lavender sachets on the pillows, and make sure to do a little extra dusting that day.
set up: my mom taught me about being a good hostess. she always went out of her way when someone stayed at our house to make them feel VERY comfortable. i like to set up the room so it feels like they are checking into a hotel. one of my favorite hotels in austin has candles and a water pitcher with cucumber water sitting on a tray on the bed. i took note and try to do the same for my guests. a vase of peonies, a fancy candle, a fresh bath towel and a little chocolate go a LONG way. happy hosting!
shop these items: dyson DC65 vacuum, high street market marble tray, peonies, tom dixon candle, bellopop matches, mast brothers chocolate bar, kate spade saturday pitcher and drinking glasses, recreation center dot mug, anatolian bath towels.
what do you do to prepare for guests? what was a favorite thing someone did for your arrival when you stayed at their house? -bri
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i’ve been waiting so long to post this! happy to finally get to show you guys the transformation of my bedroom. i brought in victoria from sfgirlbybay to help me on this project, because she is SO GOOD AT IT. really, she’s an interior queen and i knew our aesthetics were in line. i feel like i know how to decide on what i like and don’t like, or style a smaller vignette…but when it comes to putting a whole room together, it just wasn’t happening for me.
we never put much effort into this room when we moved in, we just put a bunch of random things from our old loft in it and let it be. the space just felt so unfinished compared to our living room, and i really wanted to create a relaxing and ADULT bedroom to fit the style of the rest of the house. victoria helped bring the whole vision to life and i could not be more grateful! ps. i know the before shots aren’t perfect, but it actually is pretty accurate of how the room looked most days.
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the kitchen in my rental house isn’t really my style. but that’s cool, i can still dream about what my future kitchen will look like. i’m not really in a rush to buy a house…but someday! which one is your kitchen style??
a single girl’s kitchen dreams come true. pastels + tile…
i’ve pinned this kitchen on 5 different occasions on accident. i’m obsessed!…
oh i can SERIOUSLY get down with this one…those chairs, that light…
these bar stools sure make a statement…
all white + color. yeah, count me in on this one…
on a fancier note…and pretty unique with the bench, right?…
love the garden vibe happening here…
this is just pleasing to my eyes…
an all time favorite kitchen shot…
happy friday! -bri
my studio is coming together slowly but surely. i wanted to take my time with the decorating process, searching for pieces i really loved and that felt like me. i knew that i would be spending a significant amount of time in the space and wanted it to be inspiring, functional and relaxing at the same time. i am keeping the “sitting area” really simple because we often move around the furniture for shoots, but i did think a piece of art over the couch would be nice.
shop items seen above: pink couch by cb2, polkadot rug from ikea, white pendant lights from barn light electric, wooden side table from lulu and georgia, black and white stool from finn style, fuzzy pillows from west elm, triangle pillow from caroline hurley.
i found a couple of pieces of art from artfully walls to use around the office (especially love the painted pebbles above by garima dhawan).
the one above is by eva magill-oliver. love those natural frames too!
i debated between doing a single piece or a gallery wall above the couch (i really like both!!) but ultimately, i felt like the gallery wall would be harder to remove if we needed that wall for a shoot. sometimes functionality wins, right? i’m really happy with the britt turner piece i chose. her work has been a favorite of mine for a while. artfully walls has a cool feature on their site where you can try the art on your actual wall which helps in making these decisions for your home.
which is your preference over the couch? single piece or gallery wall?
shop this gallery wall: hora, woman, round and round, and navy geo.
(photos by sheila gim, post sponsored by artfully walls, all opinions are my own)
while working on my bedroom makeover with victoria, i realized i was pretty drawn to wire accents these days. especially powder coated. here’s a roundup of a bunch of ways to incorporate wire into your home decor. side tables, lamps, chairs and more…
blu dot: marble top side table with colored base and those rattan + steel pendant lights.
ferm living: wire baskets + powder coated plant stands
target: iron side table
protoshop: beautiful scalloped tables
anthropologie: wired wall hangings for above the bed
urban outfitters: geo pendant light + desk lamp
designlovefest: remember this wire vase DIY post?
brendan ravenhill: cool cord lamps and chandeliers
modernica: low rod pink chair + yellow fiberglass rocker
ebay: diamond cage light
iacoli & mcallister: gorgeous wire side tables
bend: pendant light + colorful baskets