Home Inspiration

Home | Styling your Bar Cart

After buying our first home, the best piece of advice I received on decorating was to focus on one space at a time. So, one of the first places I started was my bar cart. A bar cart is a great easy way to add some pizzazz to your dining or living room - and can be relatively affordable.  So, here are some ideas on how to get your bar cart up to snuff:

1. Add a unique decor item (vase, art, statue, antler)

2. Use books to create visual interest

 

3. Add a natural feature (coral, amethyst, plant)

4. Find interesting glassware (vintage tumblers, modern glasses)

5. Add a lamp

Bathroom | Paint it Black!

When we moved into our house in Denver, one of the first projects I completed was a DIY update of the upstairs bath.  This consisted of painting the walls and changing out lighting fixtures and the mirror. I made a surprising choice when it came to paint color - I chose black!  You better believe my mother did NOT understand... (love you, mom).

Here's a photo from my Instagram account that shows the before and after.  I think it turned out pretty great! My mom even liked it!

via @adidavey on Instagram

via @adidavey on Instagram

Here are a few more professional photos of black bathrooms for inspiration!

I love how so many of these black bathrooms are paired with crisp whites and classic brass fixtures - such a great combination!  Also, I love how so many include painted claw-foot tubs that are also black/grey.  We have a claw foot tub in our house, and now I'm tempted to paint it!

Quick tip: I learned through my own black paint experience that it's good to get a paint with a bit of a blue or purple undertone.  Click here for a great roundup of specific black paints from Design*Sponge!

Pendelton Love

I have quite the obsession with Pendleton wool.  I used to only think of Pendleton blankets in the context of a throw on my couch or at the end of a bed.  But over the last several months, I've started to notice Pendleton blankets used as primary bedspreads. And I LOVE it. I'd really like to switch out the duvet in my master bedroom for a Pendleton blanket.  Some inspiration....

I think they are so stunning and geometrical. My current duvet cover is a pretty bold yellow, and I've quite enjoyed it.  As someone who loves greys and muted tones, I thought I may get tired of the bright and big pattern - but I really haven't.  So, as I start to look for something new, I'd love to stay with a bold pattern.  And Pendleton blankets seem like the perfect option!

Hooked.

I love a good wall hook.  It's an affordable way to add some unique flair to any room.  Here's a quick round up of fun hooks to help you spruce up your walls! And being the animal lover that I am, these are mostly animal hooks - sorry, not sorry.  Click the images for links to purchase!

Of course, I had to include a deer hook!

Of course, I had to include a deer hook!

The Pineapple is the international sign for 'Welcome.'  So, why not put these hooks up in your entry way?!

The Pineapple is the international sign for 'Welcome.'  So, why not put these hooks up in your entry way?!

The Peacock is one of my favorite animals.  Also, this is one of the few hooks in this roundup that isn't a brass tone.

The Peacock is one of my favorite animals.  Also, this is one of the few hooks in this roundup that isn't a brass tone.

Safari-themed nursery, anyone?

Safari-themed nursery, anyone?

The horse is such a strong and beautiful animal. I think a couple of these horse hooks would add an element of nobility to any room.

The horse is such a strong and beautiful animal. I think a couple of these horse hooks would add an element of nobility to any room.

I've been lusting after this hook for a while, which prompted me to create this list. It has a lovely nautical feel with an interesting shape!

I've been lusting after this hook for a while, which prompted me to create this list. It has a lovely nautical feel with an interesting shape!

Another nautical-themed hook - would look great in a beach house!

Another nautical-themed hook - would look great in a beach house!

Foxes are all the rage! And for good reason - put this woodland creature on your wall to immediately add some interest and texture.

Foxes are all the rage! And for good reason - put this woodland creature on your wall to immediately add some interest and texture.

Arrows are so cool - I find this hook to be an unexpected way of incorporating arrows into your decor.

Arrows are so cool - I find this hook to be an unexpected way of incorporating arrows into your decor.