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Home Updates and Home Obsessions

Jul 21, 2015

We have a few fun new projects going on at our house right now.  

First of all we had a pergola built.  One of Matt’s best friends just started his own business and we hired him to fence part of our yard and build us a pergola.  I could not be happier with the results.  We have to let the wood sit for a good month to dry out before we paint it.  I plan to grow some Confederate Jasmine over the top and hang some globe outdoor lights.

This was my inspiration picture.  What color should we paint or stain the wood?

I am thinking white or maybe dark gray.

Since Sterling is starting kindergarten this fall, he has requested a big boy room update. I have not really done anything to his room since he was 2.5 years old and we switched him to a big boy bed.  First up was I ditched the Gallery Wall above his bed for this large print.  

Next up a fresh new paint color on his walls. I am tired of the brown and want to brighten up his room.  I am either doing Decorators White or Aloof Gray.

Water Buffalo Print

Two big boy rooms I am using for inspiration.

I am so excited because I am going to be working with Alex Kaehler Designs to re-do our dining room.  I have been a huge fan of Alex’s since I started blogging.  I just adore her taste.  She recently started doing E-Design services.  Since we opened up the kitchen to the dining room I have been wanting to spruce things up and overhaul the room.

This bathroom and bedroom are some of my favorites she designed.

 A view of our kitchen into the dining room that will be re-done. I can’t wait to get started!  I have already filled out the questionnaire and done my measurements of the space and furniture, so we should be starting soon.   I will document and share what we do with the space along the way!

A few pretties for the Home, that I am loving.

Starburst Bookends

Impact Coffee Table Book

This is one of my favorite coffee table books.  I love the pop of pink.  I have ours in our den.  Currently on sale.

Glass Figurine

I have one of these on a stack of books in our den and love it.

Laurence Coffee Table

This coffee table is amazing.  

Copper Martini Glasses

Copper glasses are my new obsession because they keep your drinks super chilled.  These are perfect for entertaining and so cool.

Antelope Pillows

These are perfection.

Art Deco Pendant

Such a fresh and fun light fixture.

 Turkish Kilm Rug

This rug is so dreamy.  I wish I had a spot for it.

Seagrass Nesting Baskets

 I love the idea of these to store the kid’s toys in our den.

Currently on sale too!

Gray Malin Photograph

There are so many great new Gray Malin prints on One Kings Lane right now.  I love this one with all the blue and white.

Acrylic Nesting Tables

I am considering these for beside Sterling’s bed.

Gold Lamp

I love these gold lamps and they are such a great price!!

Giraffe at Home Throw

I had no idea that my favorite baby blankets were made in throw sizes for living spaces.  These are hands down the softest blankets and part of the Nordstrom sale right now too.  I so want one for our den.  Perfect to cuddle up on the couch with!

Champagne Flutes

How awesome are these flutes??  Also part of the Nordstrom sale.  I really like the gold designs and vintage feel.

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  1. Katie S. says:

    Love this!! Can't wait to see all of the updates come to life!

  2. Your pergola is gorgeous and I think the jasmine will look beautiful with it!

  3. Georgia Glam says:

    I love the color on Sterling's wall! Those Antelope pillows are to die for!

  4. Alex is a little design genius. Your dining room is going to be amazing. And I saw those pillows on OKL and "hearted" them. They're perfection!

  5. Aloof Gray is so pretty. Our guest room is painted that color and it's so soothing, calm, and bright at the same time.

    Can't wait to see what you and Alex come up with! xo

  6. Jacqs33 says:

    Can I get the name and number for your fence guy? We are looking for one for our house in Mtp. Thanks!

  7. Jillian says:

    alex is the best! i cant wait to see how your dining room turns out. xo jillian

  8. graywolff says:

    Please send Matt's friend to my house in Hilton Head.. tell him to leave his shirt at YOUR house.

  9. E Hayes says:

    I love Gray Malin and haven't checked out OKL lately, so thanks for the head's up! The pergola looks great, I've been trying to convince my husband we should eventually build one.

  10. Dina says:

    I love that pergola!! What a beautiful addition to your outdoor space. I've been pinning them for a while now. I actually think a stain would be so pretty and natural and different from your brick tone, sort of a medium wood tone. And you can always stain or paint over stain, but not the opposite. Love me some confederate jasmine! Check out Passion flowers too, very cool tropical trellis flower.

  11. ko says:

    Have you ever browsed Houzz for interior inspiration? I was recently turned on to it and love it! Think you would too xo

  12. Has your Ballard antelope rug gotten any better about not shedding? I am considering the runners for a long hallway and have read several reviews that complain about this. Thank you!!