Designing with Colorful Metal Pendants

affordable metal pendant lights in colorful shades

Colorful metal pendants are the perfect lighting choice for a quirky, modern farmhouse that reads both timeless and unique. By incorporating pieces that represent a wide array of styles, you’ll achieve an elevated version of a rustic modern space. For an easy way to get the look, add metal pendants in a bold hue to above a dining table, kitchen island, or your bathroom vanity. Or opt for an eclectic bedroom with bright pendants over your nightstands.

Striped Wallpaper for a Colorful and Playful Kid’s Room

For a unique and whimsical kids room, just add striped wallpaper! Interesting color combinations add a fun spin on the typical kids room decor, so go wild! Yellow, and light pink pairs perfectly with dusty blue stripes, while a bold green striped wallpaper punches up warm wood tones. Any way you stripe it, your kids bedroom or playroom will be their favorite spot in the house (and adults will love it too!)

A Cottage Living Room – Two Ways

a Living room with William Morris botanical art, a green couch, and checkered rug

Looking to create a cozy and charming cottage-style living room but not sure where to start? Try picking one piece of art that embodies the cottage vibe and building the rest of the design around it. I found the below art print when perusing Etsy and immediately knew it would be the perfect inspiration for a cottage room. It was so perfect that it inspired two designs – one with a cheerful vintage vibe and another with a moody contemporary vibe.

Lazy Girl Transitional Fall Craft

a fall centerpiece with dried flowers, white pumpkins, and paper butterflies

Make a simple and inexpensive fall centerpiece using only a few supplies! If you’re not ready to commit to a full on fall project but want to start celebrating the season, this is the craft for you. It’s perfect for the current time of year with hints of both summer and fall, and can easily be made spooky for Halloween by replacing the butterflies with plastic spiders. Maximum cuteness and minimal effort are exactly the kinds of projects I love! Check out the super easy instructions below. 

Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Affordable items to use for outdoor entertaining

Summer is finally here and that means outdoor entertaining is in full swing! Make your experience outside more enjoyable (and less bug infested) with some of my favorite affordable outdoor entertaining essentials. Food fans, clever hidden speakers, shatterproof glasses, and smart serving platters are sure to take the stress out of hosting your next summer soiree.

The Look For Less: Amber Interiors Living Room

Amber Interiors style living room with Amazon decor

Amber Interiors has dominated the interior design scene for years now with her earthy, California cozy decor, but it comes at a high cost. You can get that same eclectic casual look by shopping the affordable pieces below from Amazon! Focus on choosing neutral colors and mixing textures with handmade ceramics, baskets, textiles, and lots of natural wood.

Vertical Shiplap for a Modern Cottage Design

Vertical shiplap (or paneling) is an affordable and easy way to add cottage charm to any space. In addition to the cozy texture it creates, it has the ability to make a room look taller by drawing the eye up. The most popular designers like Jean Stoffer and Shea McGee are fans of the look, so you know it’s good!

An Organic Modern Kitchen on a Budget

This organic modern kitchen designed by Diaz + Alexander Studio is the ultimate in high-end, luxury design. Unfortunately, those high end finishes aren’t within budget for most people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get that same high end look for less. I’ll recreate a stunning inspiration kitchen using all affordable materials to prove it!

New Year’s Resolutions Through Design – Read More

I’m rounding up the best reading nook inspiration photos for anyone that has proclaimed THIS IS THE YEAR I’M FINALLY GOING TO READ MORE. Whether it’s a light and bright window seat, or a dark and moody library room, adding a spot dedicated to getting lost in a book will definitely get you reading more in 2023.

New Year’s Resolutions Through Design: Sleep Better​

Getting more quality sleep is consistently on the top of every New Year’s resolutions list each year, so I figured it was the perfect place to start my New Year’s Resolutions Through Design series. If you’re one of the lucky ones that has no trouble sleeping, let me just say I’m very jealous, and maybe you don’t need to change anything about your bedroom. But for the rest of us, keep reading for some tips on how to design a space that sets you up for the best sleep possible!