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!





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! 





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.


Our Bed Nest


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


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



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


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. 


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!



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! 


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


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. 



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


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.


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! 


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.



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! 


What Does it Need?//

Happy Thursday designers! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for my extended weekend!

As I’m finishing up each room in our place I’m realizing that you always have those questions of, what else does the room need? Do you have those moments? You can’t put your finger on it, but it just needs something else? Well I’m here to help! Let me take you through some of the things I look for when I’m thinking my room needs something.


  1. Texture

I’m big on texture. I love fluffy pillows and blankets, wood-grained vases, and table runners. It’s amazing how a piece of cloth, fur, or something earthy can bring a lot to a room instantly.

2. Pattern

For the most part, I like neutral pallets, but I honestly do believe there’s such thing as too neutral. If you’re sticking with tan and creams, make sure you find neutral based decor with a pattern. The pattern adds depth and makes the color scheme seem to have more emphasis. I prefer to do a neutral pallet with some extra bold patterns either thrown into the room with a rug, a piece of wall art, or even painting the wall with a design.

3. Color

Now, since I do more neutrals to keep things light, and airy, I try to find one item to really add a pop to the room. I’m a HUGE lover of rugs. Top place I find them, Urban Outfitters Online. They have the BEST colorful, pattern-filled rugs. Another wonderful place is Anthropologie, but UO is usually more in my price range.  You can also do this with a statement piece of art, bold pillows on a neutral couch or bedspread, or again, paint an accent wall with your complimentary color.

4. Personalize

Last, add something personal. I love basing my rooms off something personal each time. My living room is just tons of arrows. I love arrows, the significance of their story, moving forward into greatness inspires me. Our bedroom, I have pieces of my grandmothers in jewelry, and mirrors with gold accents to go with the navy, and gold theme. Our guest room is very personal. It’s our travel room. We have a map marked with the places we’ve been together, wood statues of animals from trips and pictures to keep the memories alive. It doesn’t matter what it is, but a home ALWAYS feels put together when each room feels personal.


Hope this helps those of you stuck with the details!


My Bright & Shiny Kitchen//

Hey Guys! I’m back! Seriously, from this point on I’ll be making an effort to blog regularly and I’m so excited about it!

Since I got married and our loved one’s were so generous I am finally able to complete different rooms in the house, and I thought I’d start with our kitchen/dining area.

*Please note, I cannot control wall colors, cabinets, or carpeting! We live in an apartment*

Color Scheme:

  • Mint, Coral, Navy and Gold

My Favorite Pieces:

  • Open Shelving Unit
  • Mint Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Mismatched colored chairs
  • Window Succulents

Let me introduce you to my kitchen/dining area…

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  1. The Table

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The Details:

  • Gold arrow table runner adds texture and bright color against the wood
  • A dried bouquet from our wedding adds a pop of another bold color with the purple
  • Those straws are adding fun flair for guests and us!
  • I LOVE my mismatched chairs- they’re rough and scratched up and just perfect!


2. Open Shelving Unit

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The Details: 

  • Gold spray painted shelving
  • Family China to add some history and blue along with our white plates
  • That mint colored mixer!!
  • The top shelf includes some old pyrex and recipe books from my sweet grandmother
  • I just LOVE open shelving! It adds so much to a room, but obviously keep it organized!


3. Everyday Station

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The Details: 

  • Gold rimmed chalkboard(from our wedding) helps us keep organized
  • I love the little touch of a bar cart, and it helps us keep our life together


4. Decor, Decor

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The Details:

  • Extra Shelving, gold painted mugs
  • Coral curtains
  • SUCCULENTS- I love them live plants and I still haven’t killed them!


Hope you’ve enjoyed my kitchen/dining area, I’ve loved how it’s come together!