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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Baby Everly's Got Some News


A few weeks ago we shared a few photos of Lillie and Lola with their cousin Evie. In those photos was a symbolic little baby carriage.


Evie is going to be a big sister! And Lillie and Lola have a new little cousin on the way! They are so excited!

Jon's sister is also due with another little girl in just a few weeks. We can't wait! That will make the 7 babies born to mine and Jon's siblings so far all girls! My older sister has two girls, we have two girls, and Jon's sister will have two girls. It will be fun to see if this new baby of Jamie and Josh's continues the trend of sisters or if a boy finally makes his entrance. Ha!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jason's Home Office/Guest Room



Yikes! I am behind on lots of pictures. I still haven't shared these photos from my brother Jason's house. There was one room in this house that was a little bit tricky to figure out exactly how to make it function. He wanted to have a space for a really simple, basic home office (the main Dear Lillie office is separate) and although it didn't need to function as a true guest room it did need to have a mattress in here for guests (mainly me - haha!) He also didn't want to spend very much so we tried to be keep it simple and just kind of clean it up and make it seem a little more put together.

The first thing we did was remove the saloon doors (much to the girls' dismay) and the shelves. Once that was done we started painting. This was the neopolitan room because the walls were pink, white and tan. It looked just like a scoop of neopolitan ice cream. We painted the trim and doors with the same paint we had on hand from the rest of the house. Then we used Kendall Charcoal for the walls. We painted our master bedroom in our townhouse that color almost 6 years ago and it's still one of my favorite colors.

We found some inexpensive roman shades at Home Depot for the windows and painted his childhood desk (I'd still like to change out the knobs but have yet to convince him that's a necessary expense). My mom got a new rug for her guest room (I can't wait to photograph it next time I am up there. I didn't have time to during my last trip but it is beautiful!) and so we borrowed this one from her. We were hoping it would be perfect, but I'm not sure it looks or works quite like I thought it would so I am not sure we are going to keep it in here or not. And then we made this sign for above the bed with one of my favorite Robert Frost quotes and made the shelves. And then pretty much just used some accessories we already had and purchased a few to fill in some of the empty spaces and that was about it! It was a relatively quick and inexpensive makeover which was nice!















Source List:

Wall Color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color: Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Desk: Has been Jason's since he was little, pretty sure it was passed on down from another family member, painted Revere Pewter (just because we had extra of that) and the knobs were spray painted.
Rug: Target
Roman Shades: Home Depot
Clock: Joss and Main
Chair: Target
Organization Caddy on Desk: HomeGoods
Metal Mail Organizer on Wall: HomeGoods
Pitcher on Desk:HomeGoods
Quilt on Bed: Have had for years and years. Would like to eventually replaced with something a little more masculine
Pillows on Daybed:
        Pom Pom Standard Shams: Ballard Design
        Striped Pillows: Target
        Solid Gray Squares and White Lumbar: HomeGoods
Robert Frost Sign: coming soon to Dear Lillie  (here)
Framed Basketball Pictures: passed down from our dad
Shelves: We made them. You can read more about them and find a link to a tutorial here.
Items on Shelves:
       Black and White Striped Binders: Target
       Little Clock: TJMaxx
       Wire Basket: Target
       Metal Box: HomeGoods
       Magazine Holders: Target
       Little white vase: Ikea
       Basket - HomeGoods
       Poufs - Target

I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Early Fall House Tour



Welcome to stop number two on the "Eclectically Fall House Tour".

 http://eclecticallyvintage.com/?p=20260
Be sure to start at Kelly's blog first. She is hosting this fun event. Her home is beautiful and I cannot wait to see how she decorated it for fall.

http://eclecticallyvintage.com/?p=20260


This year I had actually planned on going a little outside my comfort zone and using more oranges and yellows and reds when decorating for fall. However, after waiting as long as possible for there to be fresh pumpkins anywhere I finally gave up and stuck with some of my faux white pumpkins (quite a few are ones I've had for years and and then I also added a few more painted ones last week) and hydrangeas. So I guess this will be more of "early fall" decor and then hopefully once we can finally get our hands on some pumpkins and other things we can add some more traditional fall colors to the house.


For our main living space we updated the mantel with some fresh hydrangeas from the Farmer's Market and some other simple fall elements. and we added some cable knit pillows to the chairs and a fur throw. Those help the room feel a little more cozy and less summery.




Some faux fur pillows from this tour's sponsor, World Market really help add a cozy fall feeling to the room. (They also have some really cool baskets and area rugs!)

Stalks of wheat and antlers were some simple additions to our kitchen sideboard. I actually made the wheat bundle about 8 years ago and I'm kind of shocked it's still holding up! You can find more details about how I built this sideboard here.
 

And here are some images from our den/study:
 




You can get more details on our study here with full source info.

I played around with our new rolling cart in our dining room and added some more pumpkins, antlers, and hydrangeas.You can read the full tutorial on making these rolling shelves here. And a full detailed source list for the dining room here.


And yes, I actually chose several different sets of antlers from World Market, I didn't just move one from room to room for pictures -haha! I first bought two of them but loved how they looked so much and they were so well priced (plus the girls were quite fascinated with them) so I ended up purchasing several. 

The cupholder is one of my favorite finds from World Market. I bought one for our dining room and one for the kitchen. And I love the marble cakestand.

And here are some simple autumn touches added to our master bedroom:


Along with some pumpkins, antlers and hydrangeas I also added a warm throw to the bed to make it feel a little more cozy for fall. 






And then in our gray guest bedroom we added some branches from outdoors along with some turkey feathers. 

 And a couple of dark gray faux fur pillows.


And a simple white pumpkin and our fall canvas finish off the little vignette on the dresser.

You can find the fall canvas and print in our shop.





And then in our upstairs hall bath we added some more branches and a little white pumpkin. 




And in Lillie and Lola's room we just added a couple of painted pumpkins. 





 That's it for today! Hopefully some real pumpkins will start appearing soon and I'll have some more updated fall posts for you.

Thank you so World Market for sponsoring this tour! The items we featured from World Market were:
Faux Fur Pillows
Faux Cowhide Pillows
Chocolate Colored Lumbar Pillows
Glass Drying Rack (which I am using as a mug holder)
Marble Cake Stand
Antlers

If you are looking for source lists and paint colors for all of our rooms you can click here.

And now it's on to the next stop, the talented Jennifer Rizzo. I can't wait to see what she has done!
http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/

And be sure to check out the Eclectically Fall Pinterest Board!

I hope you all have a lovely Monday!


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