Settling In

January 29th, 2014

hudson 1

I just realized I never shared a picture of our new home with all my lovely readers! We moved into this adorable home back in November and have been settling in ever since. It was built in 1948 and has the kind of charm that no new homes have – think original hardwood floors and cute built-ins. Although it has been updated quite a bit, it still needs some work. The house currently has three bedrooms and one bathroom, but we purchased the house with the notion of adding a second bathroom/master closet as soon as possible. Being super duper proactive, we just met with an architect to set these plans into motion! We are so excited to start the project and finally be able to pee at the same time if needed (only those of you with one bathroom will understand). I hope to take you along the journey and will share other photos of our home as well (you can see a few of the backyard here and here).

Follow via Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter

Cowhide Rug

November 14th, 2013

I recently scored a beautiful cowhide rug for under our dining table. I love the look paired with our industrial style table and chairs (follow me on instagram for pics!). When I started searching for the perfect rug, I (like always) got inspiration from Pinterest and was blown away with fab ideas. I am so in love with the rug that I want one in every room! I know, that would make me crazy cowhide rug lady, so I will restrain myself to just the one. Check out the inspiration below… you can’t blame me for the obsession!

cowhide 7

cowhide 1

cowhide 6

cowhide 5

cowhide 4

cowhide 3

cowhide 2

Follow via Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter

Mint Dreams

October 17th, 2013

The frenchman and I just closed on a home – yayyyyyy! We are sad to leave the excitement in San Francisco, but we are heading to a city we truly love over in the east bay: Walnut Creek. We cannot wait to start this new chapter in our lives. Needless to say, I am daydreaming nonstop of how to decorate our new home. First up on our to-do list this weekend is re-painting a few rooms. Most of the rooms in the house were recently painted a gorgeous neutral color, but the bedrooms need to be changed asap! I love soft neutrals like gray and light beige because I feel like they really open up a space and go with almost any furnishings. To me, a living space should be tranquil, bright, and peaceful. But in order to take (a little) risk, we recently decided to paint one of the spare rooms in our new house mint green. I am quite obsessed with the color in general and now will get the pleasure of seeing it on a daily basis. I have supplied some of my inspiration so you can see what I am going for. Happy mint dreams!

mint dreams 2

mint dreams 1

mint dreams 4

mint dreams 3

mint dreams 7

mint dreams 6

*images via pinterest

Follow via Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter

Bedding 101

February 26th, 2013

We recently got a fabulous new charcoal gray headboard and light gray duvet cover. I am in love with them both, yet our bed still isn’t looking pulled together. I decided to go to Pinterest for some much needed inspiration on Bedding 101. It seems as though the key to getting a fabulous bed is pillows, pillows, and more pillows! Tell me, what do you think makes a bed look complete? ♥

bedding 5

bedding 4

bedding 3

bedding 2

bedding 1

Follow via Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter

Rustic Modern Dining Set

January 22nd, 2013

rustic modern dining set

Another top-of-the-list purchase when we moved was a proper dining set. Our last apartment didn’t allow enough space in the main area for a dining set, so we used a small bar top with stools. We searched all over for something that was versatile and comfortable, while still going with our new design theme. We settled on this rustic modern dining set which features a wood table with metal base accompanied by a mixture of metal chairs and wood/metal stools. I love how it is a bit industrial looking and can’t wait to enjoy it with food, friends and family. ♥

dining set

dining chairs

wood and metal dining set

Follow via Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter