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Hi, friends. It's been awhile. I have missed you, and I have missed this blog. I'm always trying to find a way back because I still crave this outlet and the chance to connect with you from time to time. I have been very busy during my absence, which I hope to be telling you all about in the very near future!
In the meantime, I am over the moon to share a peek inside my home over on Design*Sponge! I have been a longtime fan of Grace and the amazing work she has done with D*S, and it's such a thrill to be one of the gorgeous homes featured there. Please do go take a look if you're interested in seeing how we live.
Here are a few outtakes to give you a taste of what you'll see over there :)
Well, my friends, it's final reveal day. Collective sigh of relief! What started off as a relatively stress-free six week makeover became significantly anxiety inducing in the eleventh hour due to a small lighting fiasco.
But let's start at the beginning. I set out exactly six weeks ago to make over this neglected space:
I wanted the new space to be fresh, bright and comfortable with a feminine/masculine balance. A colorful vintage Serapi rug was the perfect starting point. I was going for something like this:
Then I came across the most unbelieveable brass Sarreid chest you ever did see, which changed up the nightstand situation. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love me some one-of-a-kind vintage items -- especially when they're brass! And I opted out of an Ikea hack to save time and sanity. Which brought us to something more like this:
Which was great until I received the wrong sconces not once but TWICE within a week of the deadline. And put off new art selections a wee bit too long, which meant pulling pieces from other parts of the house. With very little time to order a new affordable lighting option online, I defaulted to my favorite source, Kansas City's West Bottoms, in hopes of finding a suitable substitute. When I happened upon a massive Tole wall sconce, I knew I had my answer. A few coats of matte black paint keeps the room from going too fem and a little rewiring by the hubs gives us easy control from a remote. Gorgeous AND functional! Me likey.
Now I must warn you that I am eating my words a little bit with this final reveal. I promised unstyled and lived in. Which you are getting with no-frills bedding and a barrister that needs a serious dusting. But the Kleenex made it into a fabulous Afghan box instead of sitting out entirely. And there are actual flowers on the nightstand. (Fancy!) Without further ado, our new master bedroom:
vintage barrister bookcase // starburst mirror (similar) // barrister white lamp Crate & Barrel // vintage brass floor mirror // vintage rattan stool used as plant stand // lips painting on top shelf Meg Biram original art
Definitely keep an eye on my shop 200Main for similar vintage goods! We're constantly listing fabulous new treasures.
Countless thanks to the brave Linda of Calling It Home for tapping me to participate a second time, and for coordinating flawlessly. Thank you to Lamps Plus, Happy Habitat, Read Between the Lines and Soundfreaq for your extraordinary generosity in the way of donated items. Big wet kisses to my patient husband and mom for helping me along the way. I would still be sitting amidst Ikea dresser components lightingless (I just made that a word) without you. Big ups to co-worker and photog extraordinaire Jane K Photo. And, as always, thank you to each and every one of you that has followed along here and via Instagram. Your kind comments, encouragement and advice are unmatched. I am so blessed to be part of such a powerful community. oxox
And now it's time to go forth and feast your eyes on 19 other top notch spaces created by these incredibly talented ladies. Please make sure to tell them how much you appreciate their hard work and inspiration while you're there. Because we bloggers are nothing without your comments and encouragement. It's like crack. There is also a linking event via Calling It Home that goes up tomorrow with even more ridiculously inspiring spaces so be sure to check that out, too.