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Let’s give bedding another try.

I was blinded by a good deal (great price, but so wrong for the room) with my last duvet cover purchase. The pattern was too contemporary for the room so I’d be lying if I said I was bummed when Suge accidentally ripped a big hole in it. I didn’t expect to replace it so soon (the rip was manageable), but alas, I found another good deal.

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I was hesitant to say the least (uhm, wasn’t I just in a similar situation? You know, blinded by a good deal?) but I felt super confident it would work. The colors were dead on… the green (with my lime green sofa), the orange (with the bedroom’s stained glass window) and the gray (with my PANYL’d dresser).

I was right! (Phew.)

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We switched to the gray, lighter blanket for the summer, with the duvet folded up at the bottom. The duvet generally stays at the bottom, with a sheet and gray coverlet doing most of the covering up at night. Really, for now, the duvet is just there to look pretty.

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At Target, while I was totally indecisive on whether or not I should buy it, Aaron conceded with, after being completely against the purchase, “Well, it does look like your painting.”

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I moved the gold lamps in here, as the office is in a state of flux at the moment. We have a bit of a lighting shortage in the bedroom, so I’ve liked having them in here. Prior to the gold lamps being added, all that’s there is the table lamp next to the lady painting and the DIY’ed copper pendant, that barely lets out any light.

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This room is 85% there, I just have a couple of tweaks I’d like to tackle before calling it a day:

  • Swap out the existing beige curtains (they’re actually painters’ cloths) for grey curtains (these are gorgeous, and affordable, in person)
  • Re-install the wood trim around the fireplace tile (one of those not-so-fun projects that requires tools I don’t have)
  • Add a rug
If you follow me on Instagram, you know Suge has already chewed off a button. I woke up at 3 am to what sounded like someone crunching on glass, so to find that it was a plastic button was somewhat comforting to say the least. 

Happy Monday!

xo,

emily

It was a steal! Or was it?

I’m a big-time bargain hunter and there’s nothing sweeter than finding a great sale. But sometimes (ok, a lot of times) I tend to be drawn to the price versus the actual item. Case in point: our current duvet cover.

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It was $36 for the king, a decent brand (Crate & Barrel), a high thread count and one of those fancy duvet enclosures that keeps the comforter from leaking out. The only problem? I knew it wasn’t going to work in the room. But I forced those warning signs out of my head, grinned at my $36 find, and headed to the cash register.

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The pattern itself is cool… it just doesn’t fit in to the bedroom at all. It would make more sense in a contemporary bachelor pad with sleek, modern furniture. Not at all what I have going on currently.

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Its saving grace is that it’s exceptionally soft. So, SO soft.

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We’ve been living with the duvet cover since March and we will continue to live with it until we can find/fund a replacement. The semi-sweet good news is that it ripped a few weeks back, practically signing its own transfer request to the basement fabric stash.

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So, my $36 find just got a little more expensive as I search for a new option, all because I just had to take advantage of that once-in-a-lifetime deal. (Sarcasm!)

Anyone else guilty of this?

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The lighting was so good when we were taking those pics, so I couldn’t help but snap a couple shots of our doggies. I hope you don’t mind.

xo,

emily

Let me upgrade you.

Disclaimer: Suge would not leave me alone while I was taking photos, so you’ll have to forgive his appearance in nearly every photo. He wanted me to play fetch with him BAD. Boston Terriers are a tad obsessive and very determined and Suge’s got that in spades!

One of my oddball New Years’ resolutions is to swap out all the plastic storage in my house for better, more nicely designed alternatives. Plastic storage is abundant in my house, laundry baskets, shoe storage, bathroom accessories and above all, having storage items is absolutely necessary. In a 900 square foot house, I don’t have the luxury of hiding some of these items behind closed doors or in special rooms. Everything is out in the open! And because I stare at this stuff every single day, I wanted to upgrade from the plastic to something much more aesthetically pleasing.

First up – the laundry room. It looks like this 90% of the time.

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The plastic storage I did have was way too small and to add insult to injury, not very pretty. A quick swap and my laundry room is looking much more put together, even when it’s a highly active area.

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I found these amazing cloth laundry baskets with a light oak wood border for $17 each at Home Goods in the laundry storage section. All of the patterns are slightly varied (some are striped, some are a crosshatch, etc.) but all of the same color with the same wood ring across the top. I picked up two.

Also, quick sidenote, those hooks I installed in the laundry room are magically the perfect width to air dry blazers. I did not plan that but so glad it worked out that way! No more taking up space on top of my washer!

Anyways, the second plastic laundry basket is in the office. This is where dirty clothes go throughout the week.

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Same basket, same problems.

This one is low to the ground and Suge pulled clothes out of it ALL THE TIME. I felt like I was always picking up clothes and putting them back in this dumb basket.

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The basket is empty but you get the idea…

Now, with the same type of basket used in the laundry room, we’ve got a much better clothes-collectin’ situation in the office.

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Suge is barking/begging at me to play with him in this picture. Poor guy.

Best part about these new laundry baskets? Check this out…

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One day, when I don’t have piles of laundry piling up around me, I can fold these baskets up and store them between the wall and the washer. Love it!

Anyways, I’ve made some big strides in upgrading the plastic storage in my home to containers a little easier on the eyes.

What little things have you upgraded throughout your home? I’d say spray painting all my door knobs has been my favorite upgrade to date. The gift that keeps giving!

xo,

emily

p/s: Lots of new readers here! Please be patient with me as I work on updating you on how my house has been changing. I’ve been finally experimenting with COLOR! Nearly every room has an update that needs to be photographed and written up. Working on it!!

p/p/s: See you on Friday for another post!

p/p/p/s: And of course Suge got some extreme play time after I was finished with this post! 

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