All posts filed under: Home Decor

365 Days of Home Ownership

Today marks 365 days of being a homeowner! I think it’s pretty obvious that I LOVE my home; I love my neighborhood, my neighbors, the cute park across the street, the accessibility to everywhere, the short commute to work, my new kitchen, the list goes on. What I’ve enjoyed most about my home is all the little details and decorations I’ve done to really make it mine.  The biggest project was my kitchen and now I’m ready to tackle my yard and following that will be the bathroom! Thanks to all my friends and especially my family who have helped me make this house into a home. My poor parents spent their entire summer last year helping with painting, floor polishing and yard work. I’ve got a few more items on this list for this summer but I secretly think they enjoy the work- at least that’s what I tell myself so I don’t feel guilty. 😉  Sharing 5 lessons I’ve learned in the past year as a first-time home owner. Have patience my friend. Yeah, I …

Bungalow Bedroom

This 50-60 degree weather lately has been absolutely perfect for my upstairs bungalow bedroom. You see, when I bought my house almost one year ago (hooray!) the inspector said that the upstairs bedroom (mine) needed new insulation. In July, I was reminded of this as my room could have very easily doubled as a sauna and then again in December when I wore five layers to bed every night. This spring weather has allowed me just enough time to start decorating and really enjoy my time in another room besides my cozy living room. I would describe my downstairs area as sort of a modern farmhouse style while upstairs is turning out more girly chic; black and white, golds, pinks and fur. I have serious commitment issues when it comes to hanging things on the walls. I finally decided to do something about it after seeing two ads in the latest Vogue Magazine. These shoes; one Dolce & Gabanna the other Miu Miu. They speak volumes. So unique and so bold. I carefully exact-o-knifed (is that …

DIY: IKEA Shelf to Breakfast Bench

My house is small, cozy and perfect for me. When it came to designing my dining room space, I wanted to utilize the small space all while keeping that comfortable and cozy feeling. With this IKEA shelf turned bench, I could do that without compromising space and storage. The best part? It was super easy and affordable. So this is what the space looked at before: I knew I wanted to tear down that wall (to the far right) and put counter stools there so I needed the table to be closer to the window. Plus, I was going for cozy. 🙂 RELATED: New Home. Newer Kitchen The chairs, table, pillows, fabric and bench are ALL from Ikea! Thanks to the blog Mommy Vignettes, I was able to create it in less than two hours. Visit her blog here to learn how to make one for yourself. I’m always looking for feedback. What do you like? What don’t you like? Share it with me in the comment section below. XO Courtney