There are some movies I watch because it’s a great story and sometimes just because I like the setting. Maybe it’s filmed in a romantic city or town – or it’s that perfect house on a perfect tree lined street and it just sucks me right in and I start imagining myself living there. Do you do this?
Have you seen The Break Up? If you haven’t, it’s an anti-romantic comedy from 2006 and it was on TV the other day and I forgot how much I love this apartment! The couple (Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn) share a condo in Chicago and one of their biggest fights is over who gets the apartment. And rightfully so because the apartment is worth fighting for. It’s vintage, cool, artsy, chic, clean, cozy, has amazing crown molding and I love it!
It seems like most people (including myself) now have a ficus lyrata in their home. Commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, native to western Africa and can grow up to 12–15 m tall! It brings the outside inside in a very minimal way and isn’t too overbearing of a plant. I think it can help liven up any room and make it feel happier!
Below is a round up of some of the best looking ones on the market right now!
Ok, so my mom has been searching for “what her style” is for some time now and I think we finally figured it out – French Country. This woman has touched every corner of her house with a paintbrush. I really think she could have her own book with all of the styles and themes she has designed over the course of her life. She decorated her bedroom like this about 16 years ago, and don’t get me wrong, it’s cool and definitely unique, but, it was time to update that sucker. It took us about 2 weeks from start to finish and it looks fabulous!
Total cost: $120.00 for 3 cans of paint. To keep our budget low we are working with what she has. Thankfully, she has some really unique and beautiful pieces that she’s acquired from estate & garage sales over time. This has made it easy to go shopping throughout the house or shed or trailer when we need something.
How cool is this painting of my dad when he was in high school! (although it didn’t make the final cut)
Christmas in July! There’s only 1 weekend left of the incredibly amazing/bad Hallmark movies. Break out your holiday jammies & get that hot cocoa ready because Santa is only in town 1 more weekend! Full schedule here.
Canopies! If you don’t have any shade around your pool or patio, this is a great option.
I love lamps. They instantly add coziness and warmth to a room, but choose the right bulb wattage. There are so many to choose from now and can really make a difference on the glow it puts out.
Below are a roundup of some of our favorite lamps. Target always has a great selection and don’t forget TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, Hobby Lobby and hit up your favorite thrift store if you’re up for the hunt!
This project was long overdue so it feels like a huge accomplishment that we are finished! When we first started re-doing mom’s bathroom, all we knew was it was going to be white because we had white paint given to us for free 🙂 From there it all fell into place with the look we were going for. The bathroom was dark and outdated and now it is airy, light and romantic.
Total cost: $0.00! My mom has A LOT of stuff in her house so we were able to pull all the accessories from other rooms and stuff she had in storage.
The Inspiration ~ French Style
It is now an inviting space and feels like a luxurious french hotel bathroom – now all you need is a glass of wine and a bubble bath to complete the look!
Comment below if you have any questions about the re-do!
*Inspiration photos courtesy of Pinterest & Decoholic.