Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Now that we are deep into summer, we are outside more these days. We also got a puppy so it's forcing us outside anyway for potty breaks. I have yet to pull out the pillows and rug to make the patio pretty. I guess I feel like I only need them when we have company over. My husband and kids could care less about the decor. All they want is somewhere to sit.

Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your inside home. A place to entertain guests and enjoy nature. Make it fun. Make it you!


1. Define the space with a rug. An outdoor rug can help anchor the area.


2. Add color and texture with outdoor pillows.


3. Light it up with string and pathway lights. Lights can help illuminate the area and also give a special ambiance at night.


4. Add fun accessories to fill empty space. Planters and lanterns are ways to bring in more color and fun elements. Plants will also bring life to your space.


5. Make it cozy with a firepit. It will bring warmth to your space and make it an inviting place to hang out at night.

Overstock / Target / Target

What are some ways you have spruced up your patio this season?


 
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Introducing E-Design Services!!

I am very excited to announce the launch of my e-design services! I have been wanting to do this for forever and all the signs kept pointing me towards this. God knew my heart and everybody I talked to, every quote I saw said follow your dreams. This past Sunday at church we had a guest speaker and his message was about how your success and business was right up under you. I have dreams about designing. I can watch design shows all day and never tire. I see other people's homes and re-arrange furniture and paint walls in my head.

E-design is such an affordable option and more budget friendly than hiring a traditional designer. It also allows me to work with people down the street or across the country. I can't wait to start helping you make your home the one you always wanted it to be. Whether it's a room makeover or starting with a blank canvas, I can help!



Here's how it works. You email me photos of your space, photos of rooms you like that fit your style, and a description of what you are looking for. How will the room be used? How do you want it to feel? What colors do you like? You will also let me know the budget you have for the space.

When your custom design is ready, it will be emailed to you. You will receive a custom design board, a shopping list of items in the design, and a description of those items and placement in the room. If something doesn't feel right or there is a piece you don't like, I will change it.

You are now free to purchase items and install them at your convenience. See the E-Design page for more information.

Ready to get started? Just email me at decoratingcentsblog@gmail.com.

 
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Get The Look: Mid-Century Family Room

Well hello there. One of my most favorite things is design. I love a good before and after and the hunt for that perfect piece to finish a space. I'm sure many of you, like myself, see a beautiful room and wonder where certain items came from or how you can make this room come to life for yourself. That is where I come in. I love to source products and help you design the dream space you've always wanted within your budget.

Let's take a look at this family room.

Houzz

Here's my version using pieces I sourced. 

rug / sectional / hanging chair / fiddle leaf / wood ottoman / square ottoman / tray
art print / art print / arm chair / green pillow / tassel pillow / gray pillow

Feeling inspired?  Let me help you create your dream space.  Whether you need a room makeover or some help picking those final pieces, I'm here for youSend me an email to find out how. 

  
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Round Tables

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I'm itching to change up our breakfast area.


We bought this table and chair set when we first moved in six years ago.  Is it even possible that we have lived here this long?  Wow.  I loved the high top table and matching chairs.  I was really into dark wood.  I still am but in smaller doses.  The chairs are easy to clean because of the faux leather seats and backs.

I am ready for change.  I want to lighten up this space a little.  I also just want to change just because.  Is that wrong?  I've decided that I want a round table, probably white paired with simple one piece chairs.  I love the modern vibe of a simple round table.  My kids are still young so definitely not going with cloth chairs here.  My husband is on board so I've been gathering inspiration pictures from the web.




Three Times A Home Instagram

 




Aren't these all fab inspiration?  I'm on the hunt for a round table.  If you have any affordable options, please send them my way.


 
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Celebrate Easter with Oriental Trading

Spring is finally here!  I love the mild weather and sunshine.  Easter is a special time for me and my family.  It is a time of family and most importantly the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  

I work in the nursery at church on Sundays.  I love watching the babies grow and learn. We are handing out goody bags so I needed something that was age appropriate for infants and toddlers.

These He Lives booklets have illustrations for them to color but also have facts about the gospel.


These bright buttermints will be great for goody bags as well.  They each have a bible verse written on them.  So grab your mint, but learn a verse at the same time.


The kids also need an activity for them complete while in class.  I found this color your own tablecloth.  So not only will it keep the table at snack time clean, but the kids can color.


Snack time is important with my group.  They look forward to crackers and juice.  Easter is a special occasion, so cupcakes are in order.  This cupcake stand is perfect.  It's metal which means it is durable and easily comes apart for storage.

 

I picked up some goodies for my daughter's class too.  Not sure if they are doing any activities but thought it would nice to be able to hand something out to her classmates.

These activity booklets are cute.


I also got these bookmarks.  My daughter is quite the jokester so they are very appropriate.  Just a few more jokes to add to her bag.


So be sure to check out the fun items on Oriental Trading.

 
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Look a Likes: Dining Chairs

Since I am in the process of giving our dining room a makeover, I have seen so many nice dining chairs out there.  I really loved the ones from West Elm but with me needing six chairs, that was going to totally blow my budget!  I found ones that were nearly identical at Walmart!



Check all your options before making a purchase.  You may find a better deal.

 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Round Mirrors

Since I am giving my dining room a makeover, I have been on the hunt for a piece to go above the console table.  I think an oversized round mirror would be perfect for this spot.  Round mirrors are clean and modern and would be very different from the sunburst mirror I had there before.  I think it will also help bounce the light around in here since the wall is darker.


I scored the internet looking for some options.  Some are more affordable than others.  I want to get the best bang for my buck and hubby isn't going for something expensive.  "It's just a mirror," he said.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DIY Acrylic Tray

Hump day!  We're half way there.

So glad my daughter's room is finally finished.  I love the gray walls with pops of color throughout.  Her desk is one of the areas she uses the most.  She likes to sit there and do legos or draw.  She tends to collect a lot of paper so I wanted a tray to corral all of it.  I made a simple acrylic tray in my office so it was a no-brainer to make one for her too.


I bought a plastic frame from Michael's and some pretty scrapbook paper.


Cut the paper to size to fit into the frame.


Boom!  Done!  So simple but so cute!


Here it is on the corner of her desk.  I love how it's not bulky and since it's clear, you can still see the desk.  It doesn't always stay as clean as I'd like it, but it works.


What's the easiest project you've tackled lately?

In case you missed it, the room reveal is here.

 
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Time for Spring Style

Spring is quickly approaching people!  That means warmer temps and more daytime outings.  It also means new clothes and accessories to accommodate those temp changes!  Thankfully my husband understands that and likes to get in on the shopping action too.  Over the years his style has matured and he likes to look good when we go out.  I must say he has a good sense of style.

One thing my husband loves to have is a good watch.  He tends to go for name brands so they aren't going to be cheap.  Let's be real, a watch is probably one of the only accessories a man wears so it should look good and stand out.  A watch should also be of quality and last a long time.  Accessories also elevate the outfit am I right?  My stylish fella likes to dress and having a fashionable watch on his arm kicks things up a notch.

I jumped at the chance to partner with JORD.  They are a maker of unique wood watches powered by Swiss movement.  The natural woods are hand-finished and treated with tung oils to preserve the wood.  Along with a sapphire crystal face, they are made for durability.  They also come with a one year warranty.  You can even have your watch or case engraved for a special touch.

Hubby chose the Reece watch in walnut and navy.  I love the warm wood tone with the navy face.  The watch arrived in a black box marked by the JORD name.  Inside was a beautiful wooden box.  It's great for storing the watch and keeping a few small keepsakes underneath.  Upon opening the box, we could immediately smell the fresh wood.  This watch was more gorgeous in person than online.


This men's watch looks great on his arm and will go with just about anything he wears.




They also have a nice selection of women's watches too.

The best part for you guys is that you have a chance to win $100 for the purchase of your own watch!  When you use the link below to enter, you automatically receive a $25 voucher.  There so many choices to choose from.

Enter to win here!  The giveaway ends on March 19 at 11:59 pm.

Luxury Wooden Watch
This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches 

 
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Girl's Room Reveal

Good morning fine folks!  This moment has been a long time coming.  I expected this makeover to be quick and painless but it has dragged on for months.  I know.  I know.  I knew what I wanted to do but not finding some pieces that I wanted caused me to run behind schedule.

Let's get to it shall weCaution yourself as there are lots of pictures.

I wanted her room to have a focal wall but I knew I didn't want to use paint.  I found these gold polka dot decals and my girl loved them.  I was originally going to do a pattern but my daughter liked the idea of free falling dots instead.  This actually saved me a headache of trying to measure and figure out where each dot went.  It was a win for us both. 


The biggest change in the room was probably the wall color change.  It was previously green.  I really liked this color when we moved in and painted but I felt like it was limiting what I could do in the room.


The gray feels softer and actually makes the room seem larger.  It was weird after the room was painted to walk by and there be a glow coming from her room.  The room bounces the light around from the window.


Wall color: Behr Silver Sateen / wall decals / headboard
bedding / gold heart pillow / watercolor pillow




Her desk is on one side of the room.  She loves to sit here and write and put together her legos.

desk / pinboard / desk lamp

I found the calendar and cute banner at Target.  They go perfectly on her pinboard.  I like using the little colored pails for pencils and markers.







I ended up painting the mirror above her dresser gold.  I wasn't sure how I liked it but she does, so I left it.  She wanted everything spray painted gold.  Many of her accessories were transformed by the gold like the cute little piggy bank and smile word on her dresser.


The picture on the dresser is one of my favorites of her.  I wrapped her lamp shade in new fabric to better coordinate with the rest of the room.


Across from her bed is the gallery wall.  We decided to stick with pinks, blues, white, and gold.  This print from Minted is the star of the wall.  I loved this print the moment I saw it.  It had all the colors we were going for and it had a playful effect with the watercolors.


Most of the other prints are DIY that I printed and stuck in the white frames from the previous gallery wall.  I love that we stuck to a simple color palette.  It really cut down on the busy-ness that was here before.



 

We bought this storage unit once the Trofast went to little man's room.  It came from Target.  We chose colored bins that matched the rest of the room.  Inside she keeps all those wonderful, tiny lego pieces that hurt when you step on them.  Ouch!

 
She insisted on a chair for this corner by the window.  We found this moon chair at And That!  It's a sister store to The Christmas Shops.  The color was perfect.  The pink hexagon shelves are from Target dollar spot.





Whew!  So many pics I know but I had to show you everything!

I love how this room turned out.  My daughter is super happy about it and I think the gray turned out to be a good choice.  My husband told me he wasn't painting it again so this choice better be what I want for a long time.  Thanks babe!

 
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