Guest Bedroom Redo

Well, it finally happened. After years of me not living in my parents' house, my mom and dad finally wanted to turn it into a guest room. Which I am totally fine with, because my old room had a twin day bed and we could really use more beds at their house when my brother, his wife and my husband and I come home at the same time! They enlisted my help to turn the bedroom into a guest room, so I'm showing you the results today!

We really just made some minor changes, but kept the color palette the same. The old wall color was a beautiful mint shade of green, but my parents decided to paint all the walls a neutral shade so that if they decide to sell or rent out the house sometime in the future, it'd be ready for house showings. I also love neutral walls with pops of color in the rooms, so that everything flows better. So while I loved the old color on my walls, I wasn't mad to see it go. This new shade is Malibu Beige by Kelly Moore at 75% (meaning lightened a little bit).

BEFORE: bold color palette with punchy abstract art (made by yours truly!) See the full room here

AFTER: subtle walls with small pops of pink and green.

As you can see, we kept the curtains I custom made for my old room, since we were keeping the same color palette but just toning it down.

 My grandma made this pillow for my old room by using extra fabric she had leftover from sewing the curtains. Here's the full pillow cover.

We needed small nightstands to fit on the inside line of the built-in bookshelves, so these from Pier 1 fit the bill! They're on sale now. I love that they have storage as well. The bedside lamps are the perfect height for this small area, while the crystal glass look gives it that elegant touch.

When I was home taking these pictures over Christmas break, Whole Foods had peonies and I nearly lost my mind! So fun, since they're usually only found in June and sometimes the first week of July!

 We kept the same dresser I found and redid years ago (<-- tutorial there) in the space, since it was neutral. 

This peachy blush blanket is a blanket we used on the reception furniture at our wedding (from Target a few years ago), so it's great to see it in use at my parent's house now! It's the perfect color for the room. My mom said she learned to drape blankets at the end of beds from Joanna Gaines, since almost all her Fixer Upper houses have that :)

My favorite thing in the room has to be these new prints from my friend Annie of Wildfield Paper Co. hanging above the bed. I knew we needed something with color up above the new headboard, but we also needed it relatively small so that it fit the small space between the headboard and built ins. This series of 3 prints was the perfect fit!

The headboard is really wonderful as well. It's great quality for only being around $230!

Look how amazing they are! Annie is a master of watercolor. She has tons of prints to choose from here in her shop. The frames are also a favorite element! I was searching high and low for gold frames and almost ordered some on Target's website, but so many reviews were mentioning they were cheap quality, so I turned to Etsy. Right away I found these gold frames that had amazing reviews! I'll be adding to those reviews, because they are beautiful and we were all impressed with the quality. 

In case you're wondering, these are 11x14 prints and frames.

white bedding / nightstands / lamps (bedside size) / headboard / gold frames / watercolor prints-- dogwood, peony, magnolia /

We loved staying in the new room over Christmas! My 6'3" husband was so happy to have a queen bed :) Even though I loved my mint and peach room, the neutral space is a lovely change and it does help the house flow more as you walk down the hallway.

Hope you liked seeing the tour of the mini bedroom redo! Did your parents turn your room into anything else once you were out of the house? 

Happy Monday!

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Spring Hearth & Hand Collection Faves & What I Got

Thanks for all your kind comments about my latest client reveal! We had so much fun with that kitchen design. Yesterday before I went to Starbucks to work for a few hours, I popped into Target to see the Hearth & Hand by Magnolia Spring line for the first time. There are some really fun pieces! What I like about the collection is how neutral and basic it is. You can get a few of these items to layer with and just add seamlessly into your current decorations.

PS. I cannot believe they're expecting!! I guess I just didn't see that one coming. So fun!
Here were some favorites for me:

I love the emerald color of these glasses.
They also come in clear, though!
This aluminum charger with gold trim is one of my favorite things! They're only $9.99 a piece!

Loving the dotted pitcher. Perfect for serving a drink or to put some branches in for display on your bookshelf.

Simple candle with a touch of gold. Loved the smell of this one!

The faux wreaths are really nice! Which is always surprising to me ;)

These hurricane glasses could be filled with a taller pillar candle and place on a coffee table, console table or inside your fireplace if it doesn't work and you do candle displays instead.

This astilbe is the only fake plant I didn't feel like looked super real. It's very plastic-y ;) Just being honest! BUT I do love the metal house behind it and the pitchers it's in. The dogwood blooms behind there in the picture are also great. I was so close to getting them, but since there's still snow here, I'm sticking it out with my cotton branches.

The new office folders are super cute!!
A little round up of my favorite things below. I just mightttt have picked up the set of three wooden houses. I can't quit houses, you guys! I'm excited to style them on our faux mantel ledge up our staircase. I'll show you soon!

Have you gone in the store to see the collection? If so, what'd you grab?
Have a lovely day
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Sleek, White Client Kitchen Reveal

Hope you all had a great weekend! We were freezing our booties off at a winter retreat for the youth group at our church, but had so much fun! And to its credit, the snow was very beautiful! I just don't ever think I've experienced such cold temps for so many consecutive days. Phew! As Michigan is, there's a 50 degree day on the horizon and I'm so excited to be able to take Lincoln on a full neighborhood walk.

Anyways, after a day of rest and getting caught back up, I'm so excited to show you a recent client kitchen design that was completed! Since we all love a good Before & After, I'm including a few before shots so you can see what a transformation it really was!

This was actually an e-design client project for my cousin, her husband and their little family. They bought this house a few months before the reno started, knowing the kitchen would be a total gut. When I was home in California this past August, I headed over to look at the space, then came up with the following inspiration and design plan. Then when they were picking specific pieces out for the room, they would consult with me first before making decisions. With e-design, it's an affordable way for me to be involved and helping make sure the material selections go together, but without me being there to fully pick every single piece out. You get a custom look for less!

We ended up going with Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore for all of the public spaces in the house, including the kitchen that you'll see here. I ALWAYS suggest my clients try a few paint swatches on multiple walls in the house before deciding, as typically the lighting is so different in the house. We realized Revere Pewter was too dark, so Edgecomb Gray it was! 

BEFORE: the kitchen was sectioned off from the dining room and had a pass-through-window, which was really dating the space and making it feel pretty small.

BEFORE: the cabinets were outdated and there wasn't a whole lot of counter space because of the configuration. 
AFTER: We blew out the wall and little pass-through-window to create an open-concept to the dining room. New cabinets, counters, appliances and a beautiful, sleek backsplash makes this kitchen feel fresh, bright and functional. By demoing the wall separating the two rooms, it gave us space for a huge peninsula with tons of counter space! We will be getting bar stools for the peninsula soon, of course!

BEFORE: outdated, two-toned cabinets (gotta love this look...ha!) and too-small and outdated light fixtures for the room.

AFTER: This part of the kitchen was reconfigured to house the range, nice upper cabinets that house the microwave and then some open shelving to add a touch of style. 

The backsplash is a really sleek, gray, ceramic subway tile. Behind the range we did a herringbone pattern with a thinner shaped subway tile to add some pattern and dimension, but kept the tiles in the same gray glaze, so that it was a subtle design feature. We went all the way up to the ceiling, past the hood, with this design to really make an impact.

The new hardware makes a huge impact on the kitchen! I always say hardware and lighting is like jewelry for your room. These knobs are from Restoration Hardware-- the Gilmore Knobs & Pulls. These are simple and classic. We chose to do knobs on the cupboards and pulls on drawers.

The pendant lighting can be found here. We'll be getting some stools in a gray or a bit darker color to pull the bronze tone from the pendants down to the floor.

Having a small section of open shelving lets the room breathe a bit and creates a fun space for you to have fun styling!

One of my favorite elements of the kitchen is the beautiful quartz countertops!

What a change, right?! The best part about all of this is that my cousin was actually giving birth to their second child while the backsplash and other finishing touches were being put in. So she arrived back home from the hospital to an (almost) completed kitchen! What a trooper.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a peek into one of my latest projects! I snapped these photos myself, since we didn't have long to get them taken, but that's why they're not as professional ;) Trying my best!
Happy Tuesday
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