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I’ve always been a bit of a book worm. Once I get started reading a good book, I find it hard to put down. There have been many nights when I’m curled on the couch, totally enthralled by a book when I look up and realize I should have been asleep hours ago. One day I dream of having a personal library with floor to ceiling book shelves, a gigantic fireplace, and over-sized cozy chairs for reading. (A girl can dream, right?)

There is something about this modern living room that just screams to be lived in. I can already feel that fluffy rug under my toes (wouldn’t mind walking around on this or this either) and I would love to lounge on one of these sofas with a glass of red wine and a good book. This simple, stream-lined, and sophisticated room is not just perfect for getting lost in the pages of a book, but it also has plenty of seating and room for entertaining guests.

 

Make this room your own by shopping some of the items below.

room inspiration 006 MIYO{Pottery Barn lamp, West Elm Ottoman, West Elm Side Table}

 

P.S.

My favorite books that I’ve been reading lately are here and here.  Tell me some of your favorite books, I’d love to read them!

Let Your Doormat Do The Talking

I hate to say it, but first impressions really matter. That is one reason why I really love fashion, because your clothes can speak for you. Without saying a word you can let people know a little bit about you simply by dressing to express yourself. But first impressions don’t just come from your outfit; your house can also give a first impression (more specifically, your doormat). It’s one of the first things people see when they come to your house, yet it’s often overlooked when people begin to decorate their home. Don’t forget that little doormat, because this small change can make all the difference in the world. Get inspired by some of my favorite doormats below.

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{shop the mats here: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6}

 

Which one is your favorite doormat? Tell me in the comments below!

 

Trending: Copper in the home

 

I’ve always been a big fan of any type of metallic home decor. Silver and gold seem so glamorous and chic. Lately another color has been catching my eye; Copper. Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom, office, or outdoors I believe the right copper piece can really increase the appeal of any space. Copper has been trending recently and can be found in the most well designed homes.

 

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Try the trend on your own with something as simple as copper pots or candle sticks or go a little bolder with lighting or seating.

What copper pieces could you see in your home? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Bedrooms are such a personal thing and that’s the very reason why they can be so much fun to decorate. The room becomes your comfort and your safe haven so it’s important to show a little of your personality in the way you design your bedroom. I love the way this one juxtaposes the feminine and bright floral bedding against the rustic brick wall. A brick wall is always a great back drop in home decor, but the print on this wall adds a little extra pizazz and the dress figure in the corner is tres chic. What’s your favorite part of this room? Tell me in the comments below!

 

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

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{ANTHROPOLOGIE MEADOW DUSK PILLOW SHAM ; WORLD MARKET BOTANICAL BIRDCAGE PRINT ONE ; PB TEEN DRESS FORM; SAFAVIEH ACCENT TABLE IN GOLD}

 

 

Sunday Six: Fall in the Air

First of all, a little side note: It’s been nearly a year since I’ve blogged and I know that’s quite a hiatus, but I’ve had a lot going on. Sorry for being so inconsistent! I realized how much I really missed blogging and I’m back at it now. I’m planning to make it permanent, so bare with me while I get everything set up again! =)

 

I’m one of those people who pretty much always has a candle burning. Having a dog and living in a house that is very, very old can leave my house smelling a little funky at times, but even before that I’ve always been a candle burner. It makes me feel so relaxed and cozy. My favorite scents are usually around the fall (think cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg)  so I’ve decided to share with you my top picks in candles for the season. Anything you think I’ve left off? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to try it out!

 

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1. NEST Fragrances ‘Moroccan Amber‘ Scented Candle
2. Food Network Candle in ‘Perfect Pumpkin Pie’
3. Williams-Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Essential Oils Collection Boxed Candle
4. Yankee Candle Company Apple Cider Jar Candle
5. Tocca Scented Candle in Montauk
6. Indonesian Teak Travel Tin Candle from World Market

 

Giving Thanks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Mine was full of fantastic food, family time, and special drinks! This year I have so much to be thankful for. One of those things is the pretty table setting I made for my family’s Turkey Day meal. It was pretty simple to put together but turned out to have some rustic elegance. I simply picked out a few various pumpkins, sprayed them with some sparkling gold glitter, and arranged them on top of a burlap table runner.

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Of course there are many other things I am very thankful for this year. I am so thankful for the friendships I have that continue to grow even when I live miles and miles away from my friends, for the experiences I have had over the past year and the places I have been and seen, and for my family who always supports me no matter what I do.

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What are you thankful for this year?

XO

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Happy Halloween, everyone!

The colors associated with this time of year are often deeper and darker than the bright pastels of spring or golden yellows and aquatic blues of summer. (Think of the black and orange of Halloween). That’s why when I came across this brightly colored room a few weeks ago, it really caught my eye.

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This adorable, sunny dining area is so cheerful it brings a smile to my face every time I look at the picture. The bright colors mixed with the stark white are so fantastic. I imagine that dinner conversations are more fun in a little nook like this one. Plus, I’m always crazy about a wall covered in a collage of art. There is so much to look at in this room and it would certainly be perfect for a fun, casual night entertaining friends.

 

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

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{MURRAY FEISS MAARID MINI CHANDELIER; TRINA TURK MOJAVE PILLOW; BIZCHAIR.COM PHOENIX SIDE CHAIR IN ORANGE & BLUE; TRINA TURK MERCED PILLOW}

Sunday Six: Pink with a Purpose

As I’m sure everyone already knows, October is breast cancer awareness month. There are many ways to help raise awareness or to contribute to the research to help prevent breast cancer in the future and find a cure. One of the more simple ways is to purchase a product that contributes money to help raise awareness or to find a cure. Not only are you contributing to a good cause, but you’re also getting to shop! There are tons and tons of products out there and every year more companies are taking part in breast cancer awareness month.

Below, I’ve highlighted six product choices that are affordable and help raise money for the cause. After purchasing these items, you can also wear your pink throughout the remainder of the month to continue to raise awareness.

Pink with a Purpose

01. NEST PASSION SCENTED CANDLE

02. MARC JACOBS LIMITED EDITION DAISY HOT PINK EAU DE PERFUME

03. STELLA & DOT FRIDA PRINT UNION SQUARE SCARF

04. ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN ‘I AM STRONG’

05. LIMITED EDITION SEPHORA PURPOSELY PINK LIPGLOSS DUO

06. BOBBI BROWN LIMITED EDITION FRENCH PINK BLUSH SET

 

 

PS- if you would like more information on breast cancer awareness month or would simply like to donate to the cause go here to find out all you need to know from the NBCF.

 

XO

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In the same way that a pop of pink can be a great look for an outfit, adding touches of pink to any room can make the room feel fun, vibrant, and welcoming. I was first drawn to this room for the sofa, but I also love the shelving in the background. The book shelves look organized but usable, with the wicker baskets lining the bottom for storage and to conceal the less organized items. I’m also crazy about those black and gold lamps! They are a great shape and height!

What do you guys think of this room? Would you want to decorate your home office in this style?

 

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

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{Ikea Two-Seat Sofa in Granan Pink; Threshold 6 Cube Horizontal Organizer; Target Baskets Set of 3}

 

 

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I love the glamorous feel of this room. The soft colors, fur throw, and organized clutter make it an appealing environment. I always love anything lucite and this coffee table is fabulous! The couch, covered with pillows, looks so comfortable that I would love to kickback and relax with a magazine in the corner of this sectional. I’m not always a huge fan of sectionals, but it works well in this room. All of the elements combined make for a chic, sophisticated, and elegant room perfect for entertaining.

I also love the table in the background with the assortment of picture frames. It’s always fun to mix and match frames of different materials and sizes with pictures of family or memories from vacations.

What do you guys think of this room?

 

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

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{LUXE FAUX FUR THROW RESTORATION HARDWARE; CHESS BOARD CHESSSTORE.COM; MERCI CANDLEHOLDERS CRATE & BARREL; GALERIE ROYALE CUP AND SAUCER ARTEDONA}