Fabric Fever

Wowzers, what a crazy weekend! Rain, rain, rain and power outages - that pretty much sums it up. Fortunately, we didn't have it nearly as bad as others so I can't complain too loudly; despite the fact that it did keep me from blogging and client work. Besides, who doesn't love an old fashioned family weekend playing board games by candlelight? 
Of course, that's not what I had planned to chat about today …what I had planned to tell you about was that something crazy came over me late last month. I don't know what else to call it other than, fabric fever. 

You know the itch you get when you have to make a change around your home, like yesterday?!? Well, it hit me and I had no choice but to roll with it.
 I've had these pillows in my "cart" on etsy for awhile now. There's no sugar coating it, they were a total splurge, but sometimes you just gotta do it. And I am so happy I did - they completely MAKE my old Ikea couch.

The Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon in Aquamarine is everything (and more) I hoped it would be and Hollie from Stuck on Hue did a phenomenal job. She is such a pleasure to work with, I've even tagged her for a custom lumbar for my bedroom project. 

Of course I couldn't really call it "Fabric Fever" if I only added one new fabric to my collection, so I added this one, too. Animal prints are the new neutral, right? Some of you weighed in on this decision via Instagram and I sincerely appreciate that final push that I needed to give this very traditional chair a bright and fresh makeover. 
Yeah for simple changes! Amazing what a little change in fabric can do for your whole space. Give it a whirl.

until next time, 
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Master Bedroom Refresh: Transitioning to Fall

Transitioning from Summer to Fall is what kick started this whole master refresh project…so today I'm sharing my plan for updating our bedding. After much thought and debate, I've decided to stick with neutral bedding, while adding interest through texture. 

Summer bedroom, Chicago

Even though this is obviously an older image from our Chicago house, it shows our summer bedding well. And that's really all that matters…I mean, I can't keep posting that awful image of our current room! 
My goal with our new, cooler temperatures bedding is to simply replace the Euro shams and the extra large lumbar (not pictured above). This should, hopefully, keep costs down and make the transition as seamless as possible. 


Here's what we've come up with. Yes, similar tones are at play here but the texture is what has changed. Chunky sweater knit blanket paired with luxurious velvet shams and natural linen. Lovely.

The blanket was a score and a half from Target and has already made it's way home with us. Just look at how it plays with our duvet. Here's to hoping it all comes together as easily and as quickly as our second layer has. Check out our first layer here.

Our Progress:

until next time,
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Inspiration Monday: Addressing Above the Bed

You may remember that addressing the space above our bed is high on my list of priorities when it comes to our bedroom refresh. But, with so many options it's not that easy to decide. 
Here are some of my top contenders…

1. Mirror - it's an obvious and probably most commonly used solution to fill the void above a bed. 

Large or small, either can create a true focal point in the space. 

2. Something unusual - you know how I feel about every room having/needing a touch of whimsy, why not include it right above the bed. 

The round sisal really caught my eye, but probably works best without an actual headboard. Same goes for the salvaged window frames below.

3. Art - Another obvious answer, but playing with scale helps to keep it from becoming too predictable.

Oversized or simple and small, both work to give your eye a resting spot.

4. Nothing - A beautiful bed and bedding, flanked by windows can sometimes be all the space needs. 

Of course, there are lots of other options like plates, canopies, wallpaper/stencil, etc (some of which I have pinned on my Pinterest page) that I didn't include here because they aren't really contenders for our bedroom, but that doesn't mean that wouldn't be absolutely gorgeous in your space. So, tell me what you think…what do you have above your bed? and what do you think we should do above ours?

Hope you had a great weekend.

until next time, 
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