After 5 years as an in-home storage facility, this room got the most special upgrade of all, a BABY! But first, I wanted to create the perfect space for our little boy that would inspire his imagination and include design elements that made it a happy comfortable place for mom & dad to be in as well.
As winter passes and outdoor weather becomes more agreeable, us Phoenician's have about 4.75 weeks to enjoy the patio scene before the under-boob sweat becomes a normal way of life till Fall. Despite most days between the months of June & September varying in temps from 95 to 120 degrees (not even slightly kidding), we are still insistent of having a baller outdoor setup at home to enjoy the inner layers of hell we've chosen to live in.
I have to make a confession. I HATED this house when my man first took me to go see it during our house hunting process. It was one of his favorites, and I was a total betch rushing through the floor plan trying to get to the next house on our list that had been recently renovated. His pick wasn't horrible, it had an open layout and a pretty cool bonus room, but I was wasn't totally convinced.
Being from far West Texas, I don't fit many of the style stereotypes associated with the folks who live in the East portion of my blue bonnet state. And although I've come to terms with the fact that a cute endearing accent will never be a part of who I am, there's one undoubtedly Texas trait I brought with me to sunny Arizona; BIG ASS jewelry. Turquoise, amber, coral, give me allllll the big earthy rocks, pah-lease!
I'm not really sure what wedding season actually means, because there seems to be an influx of these events all year long. But with several on our docket over the next couple months, it's been fun to look at our friend's wedding registries and reflect on how I'd do ours completely different if I could go back in time.
After a recent kitchen update, as I was dusting and organizing all our crap to put back into the cabinets, my man turned to me and said, "Babe, think we can keep the decor to a minimum now that you're not trying to distract people from our fugly counter-tops anymore?". What? Simplicity? What the hell is that? Look bucko, you can't cage this beast. So you know what I did? I moved my attention up. A good relationship is about compromise, right?
Let's face it, big or small, pets have a lot of shit. Here are some tips on how to make keeping them loved and pampered more cohesive with your space:
Baskets or decorative boxes for dumb shit; remotes, blankets, house shoes, extra throw pillows, dog toys, etc. These things don't actually NEED a receptacle, but they look better in one.
Throw blanket(s) for your living room or bedroom in a coordinating accent color. But, be sure they're machine washable. If you have dogs, kids or a man, they acquire a musky smell after a few weeks of regular use.
Fluffy, Knit, Lux
I know, anything with glitter sounds like a stupid plan, but I make exceptions for these little blingy birches. See what I did there?