Decor Updates

Here are a few decor updates to our home from the past little bit. I love to shop around for fun new accessories every once in awhile. It's a great way up updating your space to make it feel fresh-especially great for spring!

 Front Foyer
Basket, Mirror & Buddha: Home sense / Vase: Urban Barn / Side Table: Showhome sale item

 Dining Room
Sideboard, Lantern & Basket: Home Sense / Runner & Vases: Pier One / 
Tea light holder: Urban Barn / Table & chairs: Crate & Barrel / Dining Light: Robinson 

Living Room
Rug & Coffee table: Urban Barn

Still needing those blue pillows!

 Tray: Urban Barn / Coasters: Anthropologie / Candle: Indigo

Keeping all of Vince's soothers in that little blue box help me out when
I am in seach of the tiny things!

 Frames: Indigo / Watercolours: Sarah Swanson Design 

Love the beautiful cookbook from my little brother, perfectly matches my kitchen :)

Our very long, very empty hallway between our room and the Bonus room. 
I would love to get started on a gallery wall here. 
Thinking of painting it as well...either dark grey/taupe or a blue-ish grey. 
What do you think??

"Mom" hair

I recently chopped off all my (very long) hair, and to save it from being...well, "mom hair", I have been making a concentrated effort to style it every day. I found the longer the hair, the easier to ponytail or to air dry and it was just feeling so blah!

Enter this video.
Love how short hair can be cute & casual, but still stylish. Definitely giving this style a try soon!

Speaking of mom hair, does anyone else feel like they have a "mom uniform"? Read: Black leggings. I lived in those bad boys during my pregnancy. Time to give them up, I think.

Trying to get back into the groove of things and get back to looking (and dressing!) more like myself!

Dining & Kitchen Lighting

A few months ago a friend approached me to help her in the search for new lighting for her home. She was in need of new dining & kitchen lighting, as well as options for the foyer/entry and master bedroom. 

Her home is gorgeous-especially the kitchen! It has a massive island with two tone cabinets, off white and dark espresso. It's a bit more on the traditional side (love it) so the lighting had to mix the traditional style (oil rubbed bronze does the trick) with a touch of rustic (Edison bulbs for the win). 

Here is what we came up with!

She ended up going with the bottom left above the extended island, the bottom right in the dining room, and the middle light for her foyer.

I'm a huge fan of mixing metal tones and textures, and I think these lights accomplish just that. I love them all! Especially the dining light, but I might just be a little biased on that one ; )

Besides accessories and paint, I find new lighting to be the easiest way to switch up a space.
What do you think...would you consider switching out your lighting to breathe new life into your home?