Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday

The super bowl is this Sunday! Everyone is gearing up to sit around with their friends and watch the game...or if you're like me, the halftime show and commercials.

For a little friday inspiration, here's some Super Bowl Essentials to get you ready for the big party you might be hosting for all of your friends!

Super Bowl Party Essentials


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Home Office Must Haves

I hope everyone is enjoying the cold weather and snow today! If you ask me, North Carolina should not be allowed to have snow.  I'm ready for summer to be here already!  Sticking with the winter spirit [or trying to] it's only January and we're only a month into our New Years Resolutions. How are those going?

If you're off to a rough start getting your resolutions off the ground, take a seat because this might help! Whether you work for yourself, if you're a blogger who has a little creative space in your home, or if you are just very lucky and you have the ability to work from home - This one's for you. Today's Wish List Wednesday is for revamping and organizing that little space that is all yours. The Home Office. The Creative Space.

I'm sure everyone has a new years resolution that has a little something to do with getting organized. Well, why not do it in a stylish, and fun way?  I've been meaning to add some more color to my life... so I personally can't get enough of these!

Here are my top picks for a modern and fun home office:

Home Office Must Haves

Want to take this organized look to the next level? Add a metallic [brass] table lamp, a comfy desk chair, and a coffee mug filled with your favorite caffeine of choice, and you've got your perfect space!

Side Note: I'm also loving the Sugar Paper LA planners and notebooks for target right now! One of their notebooks is also shown above. Head over to your local target and check out their collections for more! Could any of these items add some flare to your home office? Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Styling trends: Nightstands

There is a common misconception that you only stage a home when it's for sale.  While there is proof in numbers behind staging a home for sale, the art of staging is not just for the housing market. Personally, I believe that staging your home can be just as much for you as it can be for your guests. Who wouldn't want to live in a pretty space like all the photos you see on Pinterest?

Today I would like to focus on nightstands. Styling something as simple as your nightstand can bring the bedroom together for a finished and polished look.

There are 3 Essentials to styling your nightstands:
3 Essentials: Staging Nightstands

1. Table Lamp
2. Wall Art 
3. Books

And what would a Trending Tuesday post be without some inspiration?
Here are some of my favorite styled nightstand looks:





Are these looks too picture perfect for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts on staging your home for you!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Look Inside: Jenna Lyons

Everyone has a curiosity bone inside of them. For me, I'm always wondering what celebrities homes look like. I love getting my monthly Architectural Digest Magazine so I can see inside different stars houses and see their style and taste.

Domino has recently featured the home of someone who's name may not ring a bell but the company she works for says it all. J.Crew Wouldn't you be just as curious to see the home style of J.Crew's Creative Director? 

Full Disclosure: I don't normally like to share celebrities homes and home tours on my blog.  I love to look at them, but why show something that is outrageously expensive and impossible for the everyday person to achieve in their own home?
The spirit of my blog is to show, assist and inspire my readers that anyone [with any budget] can make their home beautiful. In this case however, Jenna's home is so simple, classy and beautiful that while some of the items inside might have a pricey tag, the same look can still be achieved by anyone looking for this vintage glam look.

Here is a peek inside Jenna Lyon's home:
[All images via Domino]
Read the entire feature on here.
Obsessed is an understatement.  I love the herringbone wood floor in the tub room. For anyone looking for a dramatic, yet classic look like this - Don't be afraid to go bold and dark on the walls.  Everything else can brighten up the room on it's own!

Too Scared to paint everything? Try a dark charcoal accent wall in your bedroom and adjust to it from there. What inspiration would you take from Jenna's home to bring into yours?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Save or Splurge: Bar Carts

Amongst my search for an inexpensive bar cart that wont break the bank I started to notice more and more that a furniture piece as simple and minimal as a bar cart doesn't always come at a minimal price. Are you like me and want the perfect bar cart for your home but without the high price tags? Well, I've done the research for you and I bring to you [Save or Splurge] Bar Cart Style:

Bar Carts - Save or Splurge

One of my favorite [saves] is the Threshold Wood and Brass finish Bar Cart from Target.  Below are some highlights from the target website showing you how to style your cart. Did I mention it's only $130??

Know of any other great bar cart deals?? I'd love to hear your thoughts and finds!

Monday, January 20, 2014

10 Bar Cart Essentials

The hot new trend these days whether you're in a house, condo, or an apartment is not only compact but it gets better... It's on wheels. You've guessed it. The ever so famous bar cart.

Now... we all know you can find plenty of tips and suggestions on how to style a bar cart on Pinterest. [like here, here, and here] So why not add another one to the list?

Here are my top 10 Bar Cart Essentials:

Bar Cart Style

What are the Essentials?
1. Paper Goods - Here's the adorable in your essentials. Straws, party napkins, and coasters.
2. Drink Makers - Shakers and decanters, yada yada
3. Bar Utensils - Wine key, corkscrew, bottle opener, wine stoppers
4. Tray - I love these trays from Crate&Barrel and CB2
5. Bowls for snacks - Chips, Salsa, etc.
6. Ice Bucket - Gotta keep those drinks cold!
7. Bar Art - When in doubt.. Etsy [here]
8. Rocks/ wine glasses - Invest in a nice set!
9. Fresh Flowers - It's all in the details [remember?]
10. Alcohol - Last but not least you can't have a bar cart without the bar.

Follow my Pinterest Board [Bar Carts] for more inspiration and ideas on styling your bar cart!