Inspired by Kitchens//

Happy Monday everyone! So, I’ve been mad inspired by kitchens lately. I don’t know if it’s the anxious feeling I get wanting my own kitchen to make beautiful, or the fact that I’ve been helping meet with clients and I get so many ideas in my head for their own kitchens, either way, people of Pinterest I apologize for all the posts!

I wanted to put some design boards together, similar to what I did for Arhaus of different styles, but also my dream kitchen! I want to work on putting design boards together with everyone in mind because I know we all like different styles and pieces. That being said, I hope you find something for yourself, and these inspire you to maybe do a little spruce! SIDE NOTE: If you want to spruce, contact me! I will now be working with clients part time! AHHH! I’m so excited!

Alright.. now onto the kitchens…

Rustic Traditional//

Living in Indiana, I know that most of us have a more rustic style, and we tend to stick to more traditional looks that goes well with that rustic/country feel. So I wanted to put together a design board with some ideas that show off how new paint, a different sink, and new hardware, can really pull your kitchen into this century.

In Indiana, kitchens can feel like the heart of the home, so don’t you want it to look it’s best?

Side Note: replacing countertops to beautiful granites or even something unique like a butcher block wood look is so fun! I know this adds expense, but if you’re going all out, keep that in mind!

 

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Modern Boho//

We all know a more boho look is my favorite, but I like a mix of the bright colors of the boho with the blend of the modern that’s making big waves. I love that this style allows some creativity with color, but also has crisp lines and can remain simple all at the same time OR you can still stay more rustic with adding color with rugs, and more modern hardware, keeping a wood theme involved as well.

This style involves so many options, and can serve as a great look for a couple/family that can’t completely decide on one style. 

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Modern Glam//

I wanted to add one more style, that is unique in the sense that it pretty much sparkles! I love adding touches of glam, but these kitchens have the pieces that give you that immediate WOW-factor. For those ladies(or gentlemen) that love everything to be shiny and sparkly, very modern, and clean, this is perfect for you! These kitchen inspire me so much, I just don’t know if I could pull it off with my casual style.

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I hope you all are as inspired as I am, but the variety you can choose from to make your kitchen go from drab to fab!  At least it brought some beauty to your Monday! 

XOXO

 

 

 

Smith Fall Decorations//

Happy Fall Y’all!

I’m sure some of you are haters on those of us that believe fall should start the beginning of September, but I don’t care, I love the changing season!

As you’ve heard, I’m offering help with Holiday decorating this year starting with any and all fall and Thanksgiving decorating you’d like, and ending with the big kahuna, Christmas!  I know that fall decorating can be obviously lighter than anything done for Christmas, but if you’re wanting to try out a new color scheme or style, that’s where I can help!

My mom, being the best mom she is, let me decorate her front porch area WAY earlier than she likes to just to show some simple decorations that make your front door look so inviting and festive for the season. We bought a few things and used some existing. I think total she spent around $50 on anything new, which was exactly what she asked for with budget.

Let’s check it out…

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How perfect do these mustard yellow lanterns my mom had match this rug? It’s so easy to save money on holiday decorating when incorporating color’s and items you already have.

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We found this sign first before the mat. Both are from Hobby Lobby, and all their holiday decor is 40% off right now, and I would say through the Holiday season. I love that place and their deals! I love the fall colors, but it’s a little more contemporary, rather than country rustic.

When decorating for fall OF course you need pumpkins and mums. They’re the perfect outdoor fall items to use for decorating! The lantern, fall sign and white pumpkin were all finds at Michael’s for 60% off. I know the sales are awesome! The small table that mum is sitting on, my mom already had, which went PERFECTLY with the sign and mat we found with color and style.

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This is the other side of her porch, it’s a little nook of an area, and she uses this cute white bench EVERY season and just changes what is put on it and style. The style and chipped paint look is perfect to a little rustic fall in the decor.

The lantern and burlap basket of sunflowers was from last fall, but fit in nicely with everything. The only new items in this entire area are the white mum, lanterns, and pumpkins. It’s so easy to pick up some new and mix in with the old!

 

Overall, we both loved the new items and how everything ended up blending so well together. You’ll notice in some shots of the entire front door, there’s a burlap “Welcome” banner above the door. Another item she already had that fit in perfect!

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I know fall can be easy for some, but anyone is interested in my help, you’ll find my email in the contact section. If you’d like to talk CHRISTMAS then PLEASE message me! I love decorating for Christmas, and it’s a bigger project so we’d want to get started sooner!

 

Happy Monday everyone!

XOXO

Arhaus Patio Design Boards//

Hey everyone! So I’m super excited about this post! Anyone ever been or heard of Arhaus Furniture? Well, if you haven’t, and you live near or around me, check out the store in Indianapolis off 86th Street, you won’t want to leave!

I love Arhaus’ style and I was so excited when they asked me to design my dream outdoor space using their sectionals. I chose two of my favorites, and also fell in love with one of their dining tables, so of course I had to do a few design boards with that as well!

If you’ve never seen there product, here’s a link to their home page: http://www.arhaus.com/

Onto the designs…

Design Board One//Dining

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I am in LOVE with this first design board. FIRST, look at that gorgeous stone table!

(Click stone table for link to website)

I love the casual seated feel with the benches and the mixture of stone and wood tones. I decided to use a beige, gray toned rug also from Arhaus to keep a neutral feel. The accents are all from West Elm, one of my favorite design stores.

I came across the beautiful blush, gray toned faux fur blanket and used it as the basis of my color scheme. Add in the copper bar tools that can sit on the tray as a center piece and the beautiful blush pillows for the end chairs and you’ve got the perfect setting for a dinner party.

Design Board Two//Casual Living

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Now, who says you can’t have a plush couch outside to enjoy the evening? Arhaus knows patio living in comfort and style!

Click this link to their sectionals

I went ahead and used a lot of pieces from the Arhaus site for this style. The rug was my inspiration for a more eclectic look. The coffee table is also an Arhaus original and matches the side chair perfectly.

The accessories are a mixture of Arhaus and West Elm pieces. I found the beautiful lanterns and fun blue vases on the Arhaus website and used them as a jumping off point for the moroccan pouf and pillow scheme found from West Elm. And let’s be honest, if you’re going to be this comfortable outside you’re going to stay into the wee hours, a basket full of cozy blankets is the perfect last edition to this piece!

Design Board Three//Dining

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I have to say, this patio dining area is my favorite. It’s a perfect blend of neutral and crazy POPS of color with those succulents. I again used that beautiful stone and wood table from Arhaus, because it deserves to be the statement once more!

The accessories including the basket/blanket, lanterns, and natural woven jute rug are all from West Elm. The succulent is an idea I had for a gorgeous center piece to add color, I found the picture off of Pinterest, but it’s easily do-able. Find a large wooden box and fill it full! The Bohemian chandelier lanterns were my favorite find! I’ve always dreamed of a patio with an outdoor chandelier and these were the perfect blend of casual with a touch of elegance as all chandeliers add.

Design Board Four//Casual Living

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I love this gray color scheme! The sectional from Arhaus has such a modern feel which I love. It’s beautiful and sleek, with the perfect amount of cushion to relax.

Click the link to view this sectional on the website: Shoreline Sectional

The beautiful, dark wood fireplace is also an Arhaus original, the perfect size for a bigger seating area. And if you recognized that rug, then you’re right, it’s the beautiful gray/beige outdoor rug from Arhaus, perfect to “cozy” up the entire area.

The accessories are a mixture of West Elm and Anthropologie this time! The bar cart was the perfect sleek black to match the sectional and chair. I wanted to add some bright color since it was very gray and neutral. I found these pillows on West Elm and loved the pattern. My husband claims the colorful one looks like a 90’s sweater, but I kind of love that about it! The second one is the perfect geo pattern, but more neutral to let the other one pop! And of course, a basket of blankets for an evening that never ends! 

I know, I know, summer is ending here in the midwest, but you know what the best part of that is? Summer patio sales! Check out all these pieces and more at Arhaus, most are all on sale right now! And remember them for the next big furniture purchase!

Happy Hump Day everyone, almost the weekend again! 

Xoxo

Holiday Decorating Announcement//

Who all LOVES to decorate for the Holidays? I know I’m not alone in this! Well, like it or not summer people, fall is upon us! This means fall decorating is here and Christmas is just around the corner! 

I know some people love the look of a decorated house in tune with the season, but they don’t know where to start, what to put together or even the style/color scheme they want! I am here to HELP! 

This Holiday season I will be offering consultations, decor shopping for you(or with you), and assisting with decorating your home to make it your holiday decor ideas come to life! If you’re like me, walking into a home perfectly decorated with the season just puts me in a good mood and helps me enjoy it even more!

**If you’re not from my area(Indianapolis) I can do video chat consultations, design boards for the style your wanting, and send over items and ideas that would help you put together something great!**

If you’re interested, email me at kelseymccaffertydesigns@gmail.com. I can’t wait to work with you! 

Xoxo

Our Love Nest//

Yes, sometimes I refer to our bedroom as a love nest, no don’t get dirty with it people! We just love each other and it’s our bedroom!😉

I love our sweet little bedroom, the decor turned out perfect and cozy. As I show you different parts I’ll explain what I would do if I could alter things more if we were in our own house instead of an apartment.

Enjoy!

Our Bed Nest

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Our bedding is the coziest duvet ever! In the winter we have a beautiful navy and white geo pattern duvet cover, but it’s very thick! I found this neutral, tan duvet at Target for $30 bucks! So glad I didn’t have to spend too much, especially because it’s ruined at this point from new puppies nails. 

Sorry for the blur of a photo. blah. Our rug(target) is a cream and terracota color. A great accent color with the golds, creams, and navy! 

The Headboard

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Our beautiful headboard was a gift from my sister-in-law Amy. She is so stinking talented! And thank goodness for father that know how to mount heavy objects, something I’m learning! It was the perfect statement piece for above the bed with the arrow theme. The Mr. & Mrs. signs were on our chairs at our wedding. I love having pieces of the perfect day surrounding us. 

Headboards don’t necessarily have to be connected to the bed. It can be a unique statement piece like this, tapestries, artwork, or a normal headboard. Get crazy with the idea! 

If this was our own place I would have added a plank wall behind our bed. It’s a great way to add texture to a room and color if you’re keeping a more neutral tone. The gold would really stand out.

The Wall Decor

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I wanted pieces that represent the us starting our own story together as we move into our first place. This is the start of many wonderful years together and of course it’s my favorite love story. Then I found other pieces with gold accents to add in and a few wooden pieces for texture and a darker color on the walls. 

The Other Wall

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The “other”, opposite wall, has my beautiful family antique dresser, a industrial style shelving unit, and a wall hanger for all my jewelry and workout hats.

If this was our own place I’d paint the rest of the walls a beige/tan color. I’d even consider on this wall or the window wall adding a pattern with the beige and navy for something fun.

 

The Details

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My favorite part of our bedroom is the succulent accents. I love a splash of greenery and life everywhere. And, of course the vase of all the extra dino’s is the best. Reminds me everyday of what a great day that was! 

If I could, I’d buy us a matching bedroom set. Something modern with a rustic edge. I’d also add a reading corner with a comfy, distressed brown leather chair underneath the modern white floor lamp we have in the corner. There’s so much more I’d do to make this room SO cozy, but for now I enjoy it’s sweet love as it is. 

XOXO

Our Living Room//

So throughout Facebook I’ve shared bits and pieces of our living room. It’s fun to share the different elements that make it our own.

So here is the entire living room, each wall and piece.

Within, I’ll go through the different things I would change and add if this was a home, not an apartment. Being limited can sometimes be annoying, but for the most part it looks like I wanted!

 

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Rug: Urban Outfitters

Coffee Table: Hobby Lobby

Couch: Value City

Pillows: Ikea & Target

Ideally, I would love for the couch to be planted against the wall, but due to the layout and where our cable jacks were the couch makes a makeshift wall for the living room. I usually like a more open concept, but such is life in an apartment! 

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*See previous blog post for all the details on our simple gallery wall*

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For some reason, I’ve been unable to upload the full picture of our music corner, so check out my Facebook for that photo! 

Record Player: Urban Outfitters

Pillows: Target

Accent Blanket: Anthropologie

Basket: Target, Nate Berkus collection

This little corner rests on a family trunk from my great grandfather. It’s cozy and warm and spices up the random living room corner perfectly. 

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The media corner features our dino decor! 

Media/TV Stand: Vintage shop

Dino Pallet Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby

Gold Lantern: Target

Vases and Candles: Hobby Lobby

Gold Runner: Etsy 

Dino Head Handles: Hobby Lobby

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Industrial Shelving Unit: Ikea

Wedding Guest Book Globe; Hobby Lobby

Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby

The rest on our shelf are a mixture of wedding decorations, our many records, and books.

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Of course I wanted to add the cute photo of our pups, plus it shows off the rug even more!

Now onto the real question, What would I change if this was our home?

  1. Change the carpet to hardwood floors. I want a home with lots of character
  2. The main wall would most likely be painted an accent navy, instead of using the decals
  3. Overhead lanterns instead of globe lights
  4. The neutral paint tone with be a light beige or tan instead of stark, bland apartment white
  5. Get rid of the gross apartment slider blinds. I kept these hidden in pictures, but instead of blinds I’d use light, airy curtains.

Stay tuned for the next room display! Our sweet little master bedroom is easily the next one I want to shine! 

XOXO

Tuesday Sneak Peak//The Living Room

Hey y’all! So this week I will be posting snip its of our living room. It came together exactly how I wanted, and it’s such a cozy place for us to put our feet up after a long day.

I’ve posted the photos on social media, but let me tell you my brain process on here.

 

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This gallery look is on our main wall. It centers on the wall with some shelves to the left in the corner and then our TV unit to the right. I love the blend of items on our wall as the focal point. The photos are a mix of wedding and honeymoon, our favorite things to look back on right now. 

The sunburst mirror was a random sale purchase on day at Hobby Lobby. It’s such a great statement mirror and went along with the natural and gold color scheme I have with the navy and mauve.

The “M” I also found at Hobby Lobby on sale! $7 bucks people! I bought that 5 months before we even got married, never skip a great deal if know you’ll end up using it!

The arrow, Hobby Lobby, full price, but still only $15 bucks or so and the stag/deer head was a Christmas gift(that I picked out!) That stag head I love because it brings in a nature feel. I grew up in a house with hunters, so it feels like home to me. Someday I’m hoping I get a real one! 

Last, those decals! I found them on etsy! They’re completely removable and so easy to stick up. It took me 30 minutes one night to do the entire wall! 

 

Stay tuned for the rest of the room throughout the week! 

XOXO