Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Kevin and I are enjoying a lovely week in the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, Arizona with his family. I’ve taken a mini break from decorating the home but it hasn’t kept me from seeking out great sources for the upcoming bedroom redesign.

I’ve got a tiny thing for sun/starburst mirrors and am pretty sure one hanging near the bed would look pretty darn great. Now if only I could find a gem in the under $100 range…

Here’s source list of several of my favorites, just in case you’re in the market one of these days.

Left to Right:
Cooper Classic
at Walmart ($354)
Rosenberry Rooms ($299)
Crate & Barrel ($199)
Zodax at DecorUniverse ($116)
Coaster Mirror at cymax.com ($156)
Napa Home at Walmart ($140)
Williams Sonoma ($395) – my favorite!
Glenna Jean at Amazon ($138)
Vision Decor ($343)
The Wall Art Store ($95) – this one is so unique!
Addae Mirror at Amazon ($283)
AA Importing at MoreHome ($39)
American Chateau ($39)
Geometric Mirror by Uttermost ($85)
Bay Trading Mirror at Walmart ($140)
Vegamo at Classy Mirrors ($403)

The Living Room Gets a Cozy Lift

I’ve procrastinated long enough… it’s finally time to get some pictures posted on the living room progress.

As you might remember, the Before shot was just before we moved in. After a bit of painting, several diy projects and finally a whole lotta assembly, here’s where we stand:

I see little holes and spaces that need attention! But I’ve decided this is my palette to grow on so as it gets minor tweaks and updates, I look forward to sharing all of the fun details.

Neutrals remained the theme of the room and I couldn’t be happier with how the soft wool curtains and dark furniture help to set a base for the crisp whites and bold coral colors. Here’s a link to the original inspiration boards back when color combos were being discussed.

Here are a few of my favorite details:

I love picture collages so it’s no surprise that I’ve found a way to fill this space with three (too many?). One symmetrical version behind the sofa, one wedding grouping above the mantel (I’m still playing with a mirror there – the survey from a week ago was pretty divided!) and one next to the bookshelf and above the “man” chair (aka the huge leather chair that the hubby rightfully claims as his own).

My coffee table-turned-bench has found the perfect spot below our big window and I am still oh-so in love with the suzani print. Jeanne McGee did a rockin’ job on the brown zinnia custom lampshade and I’m thrilled with the splash of pattern it adds!

Storage was critical for us and we found a way to squeeze everything in through baskets, an awesome ‘pouf’ that hides a bajillion blankets, a bar that doubles as a tv stand, as well as sneaky spaces like a coffee table that holds board games, etc. below it’s surface.

Every photo is sentimental, every painting important to us in someway (be it our love of sailing, artwork by Kevin’s mom or diy projects soon to be shared…) and it’s special to know that the space was hand crafted over time with much love.

Sources to come… thanks for sharing the design process with me!

DIY: Teacup Candlesticks

This idea is so clever! I can’t wait for my next shabby chic tea party opportunity to try it out. It’s a bit similar to these DIY cakestands but with teacups for beautiful votive holders.

Disney of Ruffles & Stuff, who to my sadness wrote her last post just recently, shared this creative idea in June. I will miss her beautiful talent! But the blog is still alive so we can continue to meander through it every once in a while for inspiration. Hope she’s enjoying much more mummyhood time now.

Candlesticks are great thrift finds and it would be easy to adhere a teacup to each with a bit of epoxy or super glue. I fill my teacup votives (shown here in this vintage shower scape) with rice to keep the wax from settling at the bottom of the cup.

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