A Little Love for a Half Bath and FIVE FAVs for FRIDAY

Good Morning All and Happy Friiiiiiiday! I am sure that Spring is right around the corner.  It is this time of year that I get fidgety and feel the need to get all the things done.at.once.  I mean, yikes, we are almost through with the first quarter of the year! What!? Why is it that it feels like Spring is dragging her feet in arriving, and yet I still have not tackled my Winter To-Do List (doesn’t everyone have lists arranged by season?) Sigh. SO, instead I am going to break things down into baby steps and march forward to Marie Kondo the attic, clean out the garage (again), and reorganize the linen closet before the snow melts and I am free once again to get outside in my flip flops.

Lately I have been working on a half bath facelift, and due to my love affair with wallpaper, have been on the hunt for the perfect print.  The ceiling is really tall, so while it is only a half bath, the scale of the room can support a larger wallpaper print (my fav). I have been dreaming of this one, which will play nicely with the current cream colored tiled floor that is not getting replaced:

Textured Trellis Wallpaper

I also plan to divide the height of the wall with a chair rail and apply horizontal tongue and groove boards like this, just picture it painted gray with wallpaper above:

shiplap below chair rail bathroom
Shiplap look

I have been dreaming of how to implement this look ever since I snapped this pic at the White Elephant during our trip to Nantucket. Yes, I took pics of the bathroom decor….but in my defense it really was that pretty!

White Elephant, Nantucket

I also want to add a bolder ceiling molding because the ceiling height can definitely support that scale, but I don’t want it to  compete with the wallpaper and shiplap, so perhaps something like this:

Cove ceiling detail


Here is what I am planning:

On another note, I wanted to share with you my FIVE FAVS for FRIDAY!

One: These just scream happiness and sunshine! Now to choose a color…or two! P.S. Use code FF25 for 25% off.

Gorgeous Baubles

Two: I have started using this lotion for my face so as not to turn into a raisin with the dry winter air. It’s lightweight, doesn’t feel greasy, and the price is amazing! Find it here.

Three: I have been eyeing all things gingham at J.Crew lately, including this fabulous navy (swoon) gingham overcoat.

Gingham Trench

Four: I just started reading this which is a refreshing kick in the pants. I read her first book and this one has the same no nonsense tone.

Five: This is Summer in a jar and one of my fav scents. I  hoard  stock up on them when they are on sale (use code YESWAY). It’s soooo good and can be found here.

Happy Weekend!





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My Favorite Neutral Console Tables and Stylish Entryway Inspiration

Good Morning All! As the snow fell outside and everything was cancelled yesterday, I took the opportunity to hibernate a little and got some work done. Several of my current client projects involve the need for the perfect console table, so I have sourced many of late. While there are a myriad of different styles to be found, a common theme for console and entry tables alike, is to keep them compact and styled with panache.

I love this neutral effortless look that includes a beautiful wooden table:


This caught my eye for not only the stunning table (I am a sucker for all things bamboo) but also for the buffalo check stools:


This ornate entryway table is perfection, paired with animal print stools, the blue and white lamps and oo la la that rug:


This example demonstrates that neutrals are anything but boring:


And this Hamptons-esque example caught my attention with the crisp white walls and table creating the perfect backdrop for the blue and white vase to pop:


And finally, I love this mix of layered materials, the wallpaper serving as a stunning backdrop to the simple lines of the table, the carved mirror and the beautiful pair of lamps.


If you are also snowed in and are so inclined to start rearranging your furniture to model these styled tables (or maybe that is just me), this fantastic sketch by Melissa Boyer Interiors illustrates how to pull items together on an entryway table, console or end table like so:


Here are some of my favorite console or entryway tables, all priced less than $300!

One| Two| Three| Four| Five| Six|

Happy Snow Day All! #inlikealionoutlikealamb



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It’s All About the Trim- Details, Details, Details

Hi All! I have been spending mucho time on Pinterest lately researching paint colors (see yesterday’s post) and gaining some layout inspiration for a project I am working on which I will share later….aaaaaannnnd while on Pinterest I got sidetracked (shocker!) drooling over ribbon and trim details on all things decor and fashion.  It is such an easy way to update a look and make it totally personal.  I bought these curtains from West Elm (similar here) a few years ago and added pink greek key ribbon to them for my older daughter’s room, and loved the key tape so much I recently added it to pillows for her as well. Coordination and personalization…Done!sara langley designsSara Langley Designs Greek Key Trim









And for the love of navy, I added the navy key tape to my fav curtains du jour for the dining room:


and then on some pillows for the living room (did I mention I love navy?):


sara langley

and solid navy for a lampshade in my younger’s daughter room (along with a pop o’ polka on the pillow):IMG_5525

and I love my stripes, in navy of course, so naturally I added some to the bamboo shades we hung in our kitchen:

Sara Langley Designs

Here are some great trim options from around the web that would also make fab DIY projects:

Some gorgeous trim on monogrammed napkins from Mark and Graham;


Why not add some ribbon to a pinboard just in time for back to school like this one from PBTeen;


Love the infinite possibilities of adding multiple trims to a solid pillow case like this one shown at BHG;


Here is another drape option (though no longer available at Serena & Lily ,p.s. they are having their tent sale through 8/7);


And I would be totally remiss if I didn’t add some fashion pics that showcase all things ribbon (and bows!):

My daughter chose these cute sneakers with ribbon laces for back to school (guess some things are really genetic);


Although this tank sold out, it would be very easy to add your choice of ribbon to a simple top for some DIY fashion;


and there are many examples such as this one of gorgeous necklaces with ribbon tie closures;


and lastly, while technically not trim, here is some arm candy with a purpose, which I ordered stamped with Perspective as “my word” because I truly believe it is how you choose to look at things that defines your journey;


Have a wonderful day All!



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