My Modern-Boho Family Room Update & a $500 Giveaway to Interior Define

You may remember the design I put together for this makeover…

Well, here it is! We’ve been talking about this family room makeover for months, and I was so excited for the final pieces to arrive to get it put together! We’ve changed everything from the ground, up. A new rug, new furniture, new decor… The crowning jewel is our brand new velvet sofa by Interior Define! We’d had our IKEA slipcover sofa for a couple years, and while it more than served its purpose and worked well with young kids, my husband has always complained he wanted something more substantial. He wanted deeper cushions and something with a bit more structure. And total honesty, I was getting kinda sick of washing the slipcovers. Our new sofa seats way more people comfortably; I luv the u-shape of our Sloan Sectional, and luv that more than one person has the chaise lounge to kick their feet up. If you want to hear about how I selected this particular sofa and why I chose the fabric that I did, make sure to check out my previous blog post

Now, let’s talk about the new rug situation… When we made plans to makeover this room, of course I ran quickly to the idea of a new rug. If you’ve been with me a while, you know good and well that I have rug ADD and will take any excuse I can get to switch up my rug situation. I’ve been eyeing this top rug for about 2 years now. I even used it in a client’s home over a year ago, in an attempt to get it out of my system. But seeing it in her home, I wanted it for myself even more. So when this room makeover came to fruition, I knew this rug needed to make its debut in this spot RIGHT HERE, with ME… her lucky mama. Instead of using a rug pad, I decided to make use of this natural fiber rug that I had laying around. I’ve used it in this room before and have used it alone AND layered with several other rugs I have. This current situation, however… is my FAV. If you also LUV the layered rug look and are looking for a great layering rug to use, this one might be the perfect one for you. Again, it’s also great alone, if you want the total neutral look. But I luv how this layered look is soft on my feet, with added texture.

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I purchased this new coffee table (full price), only to discover it went on clearance right after I purchased it! {Insert eye roll.} But my loss is your gain. You can get this gorgeous, real wood, brass-edged coffee table (from my favorite store on the planet) for less than $300. I paid double. {Insert double eye roll.} All of that aside, it’s a gorgeous piece, made of real oak. It has the look of a vintage cutting board and has a gorgeous brass banding around it’s edge that blends perfectly with the brass feet of the new sofa and the brass in our barstools and other decor throughout this room.

Over the last couple years, I’ve streamlined our decor to cleaner lines, more modern, with a subtle coastal vibe. When I went to looking for a new statement piece for this wall, I knew I wanted the piece to embody that direction in every way. Insert introduction to Kara Rosenlund. Kara’s art has been featured in Elle, InStyle and a million other notable publications. Kara is an Australian Travel Photographer and was recently named by UK Interiors Elle Decoration as “a modern day Martha Stewart”. She really is talented beyond belief. Her limited-edition prints are signed and stamped, and if you decide to purchase one, you will be investing in a valuable piece that I bet will stay with you a very long time. Check her out. You won’t regret it. I’m legit OBSESSED with my Diver Photographic Print. FYI- Mine is the large.

Shop the items (and similar) on my console wall (MY FAV: my new record player):

The tree is real, but here is a similar faux option if you’re thumb is brown like mine!

I know you also want to talk about my current pillow situation. Pretty much everywhere you look right now, you’re seeing global inspired textiles, mudcloth & natural dyed cushion covers. I found this amazing Etsy store that carries all of the above. I’ve linked a couple of the ones you see here in the shopping carousel below, but definitely peruse the entire shop, because there is so much goodness, it’s hard to even know where to begin!

Since there isn’t enough room for a big side table, I knew I wanted to add a floor lamp to have reading light. Like with the other pieces I’ve selected, I wanted something modern, with simple lines, and I really wanted to bring in some touches of white. I’ve added a lot of color this time, but I still luv my white! This floor lamp is from the same place as the new rug, and it could not be more perfect! The Mine has been my go-to for unique home decor pieces. (It’s also my go-to for unique cabinet hardware.) If you’re looking for literally ANYTHING, you’re likely to find it at The Mine.

PS- Really good faux greenery can be hard to find. But I LUV this one.

I hope you like what we did with the space! Believe it or not, we’re actually not completely finished with the space, as we are currently working on a custom built-in wall unit for the other side of this room. (Stay tuned to see how that comes together.) But I have to say, I absolutely luv the reintroduction of some color into our home. For anyone who may ask, the paint color did not change. It is still Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and the window treatments are Wendy Bellissimo for Smith & Noble. For all other items, shop the carousel below…

Shop the items my family room makeover:

So, wait for it… here’s the real kicker! Interior Define has agreed to offer one of my lucky followers a $500 credit toward the item of their choice! All you have to do is follow THIS LINK and enter your email to enter! The giveaway ends August 14 at midnight CST.  Cannot combine offer with any other offer. May only be used on orders greater than $1,000. Good luck, y’all!

Thanks for following along! PLEASE leave your thoughts in the comments below! I’d REALLY REALLY LUV to know what you think!

*Some items in this post have been either partially or fully gifted/sponsored. Some affiliate links have also been used, which means I get a small commission if you make any purchases with the links I have provided. As always, thanks so much for your support! Lots of LUV! :-*

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Choosing my New Sofa With Interior Define {and my Family Room Update Design Plan}

You’ve been hearing me talk about our family room makeover for a while, and I’m finally getting close to the finish line here, so I thought I’d give you an update. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the full design plan I created.) We decided a while ago that we really wanted to pick a new sofa for the space, but we’d looked around locally and couldn’t decide on one that we LUV’d. So I hit the Internet and good ol’ Instagram to search for a brand that had designs that were modern, affordable and unique. That’s when I stumbled upon Interior Define. If you follow their Instagram, you’ve seen a lot of their designs in action, and I’m sure you’ll agree that their product is extremely unique. Though some may find it a little intimidating to order a sofa online, with all of the photos that other people have posted of I/D items in their own homes, and all of the reviews on the website, I felt extremely comfortable with ordering. In addition, the fact that I could choose my own unique design, from the style to the fabric to the feet, made me even more excited. I LUV’d the fact that the sofa we would order would be made specifically for us.

So, I ordered some fabric samples (at no cost at all) and got to choosing a sofa…

You can choose 5 samples to order at a time, but I did this twice so that I could really have a good variety to choose from. When you order your swatches, you even have the ability to check “Kid & Pet Friendly Fabrics”, so I only chose fabrics from this category to consider.

After much deliberation, we narrowed it down to the Sloan U-Shape Sectional and we chose the Mod Velvet in the “Greige”. We also went with the Brass Plated L-Legs to go with our gray and brass barstools. The Website gives you the ability to design your piece and see what it actually looks like. Here’s how ours shows…

Once we’d selected a sofa, I went to choosing the other items for the room, and here’s the design I came up with… The sofa shown in the design below is not the U-Shape like we ordered, but the software I used to create this design didn’t have the exact sofa. But this is a close version, and I really wanted to see how it looked with all of the other items together.

The art shown here is not exact either, but it’s similar colors from the artist that we ordered from. You’ll have to wait to see the full room reveal to see the actual print we chose from Kara Rosenlund’s collection. It turned out gorgeous, so we are so excited!

The sofa is expected to arrive this month, so be on the lookout for the full reveal soon! And to get you REALLY excited… with the full reveal, I’ll be giving away a credit for you to put toward your very own I/D item! So stay tuned to LUVBEC.COM!

Here are the shoppable links to some of the other items that we’ll be featuring in our family room makeover:


*This post was partially sponsored by I/D but all opinions and ideas are my own. I have not actually received the sofa yet, so I can not yet speak to the quality of the sofa until I receive it, but stay tuned to my next post which should reflect my opinions on the actual piece we ordered and to see how it looks in the room. Other affiliate links are mentioned in this post, and I receive a small commission if you purchase these items. Thank you for your continued support.

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My Husband’s Modern, Rustic “Man Cave”/Office Space

We’ve finally completed my husband’s office, so I thought I’d share a peek of it with y’all. He wanted it to offer a sitting area with a “man cave” kind of feel, a desk space for when he works from home and shelving for all his knick-knacks. The shelves are not styled perfectly as they’re more for function than to humor my LUV of shelf styling. (He prefers function over fashion… so weird.) Not pictured in the other corner is his Pottery Barn desk that he picked out, but again, it hasn’t been styled very pretty, so I spared you the photos for now. It is a beauty though. His sofa is this one, but here’s a less expensive option that is almost a spitting image.

I’ve linked the items in the carousel at the bottom of this post. The art above his sofa is a print by the AMAZING CC & Mike print shop! It was super affordable, came rolled up, and I found the inexpensive frame at Hobby Lobby. I’d been on the hunt for a live-edge coffee table and the one I’d been wanting from World Market had been sold out for months! I finally found this one at Homegoods, but the super similar one from World Market appears to be restocked for the moment. I’ve linked that at the end of this post as well.

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you think in the comments! 🙂

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*I have not been compensated for this post, but I have included affiliate links. I receive a small commission when you purchase the items I have recommended. Thanks for your support!

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Setting Up for Summer… Our New Outdoor Furniture with LexMod

Our back”yard” space has needed some affection for quite some time. Our garage is detached in the back of our home, and the space in between the main home and our garage isn’t all that big. In addition, our pool takes up a good deal of that space. So… being strategic with the furniture is crucial.

We decided on a different set-up than we had before, and opted for a larger dining table (the previous one only sat 4) as we are constantly entertaining and usually need more seats. I fell in LUV with this set from LexMod Furniture. I’m still waiting on some lounges as well, but I can tell you I’m so smitten with this set that I could scream it from the rooftops! I wanted light and neutral and weather-proof, and this set totally fits the bill. It’s already been rained on several times and the water just repels right off of it. It’s also easy to wipe clean and the seating is large and comfortable.

I added a striped rug, my favorite tree and these insanely affordable lanterns. (I’m telling you these are triple the price anywhere else!) Globe lights are a must IMO for any outdoor dining space! They create the perfect ambiance for an outdoor mealtime experience, and this lantern is the perfect touch for my modern farmhouse decor.

I hope you like what we’ve done with the space! As our lounges arrive, you may see we do some rearranging, so keep an eye here to see how the space evolves with the addition of those pieces. Cheers to summer living and time with the people we LUV the most! Let me know what you think in the comments! xxoo

Shop our outdoor space:

*I worked with LexMod on this post, and items were sponsored, but opinions are all my own and 100% true. Affiliate links are also included in this post, and I receive a small commission when you purchase any of the items I have suggested. Thanks for your support!

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A Boho-Inspired, Cactus & Succulents-Themed Bridal Shower

My brother-in-law is getting married! And I had the pleasure of throwing a bridal shower for his BEAUTIFUL future bride. True to my LUV of simple cacti and succulents, deciding on a theme for the shower was super simple. Here’s a peek at what it looked like and how you can create the same look…

I bought the this blank hanging sign in the Target Dollar Spot and wrote a welcome note on it with a gold Sharpie. Then I just hung it in front of the wreath on my door. Welcome in…

Recreate this tablescape:

I got the Love Never Fails sign and the faux oranges at Hobby Lobby. (I also added some real tangerines to the tables.)

My Mother-in-law is the cakeboss in our family and she made this gorgeous cake creation. We added faux succulents to the top and put the cake on a turquoise cakestand.

The bride’s sister made this adorable tray of donut “rings”. 🙂

I bought this large serving bowl and made an easy salad in it of mixed greens, strawberries, sliced almonds and dried cranberries. Super easy and looks pretty! 🙂

I’m all about easy, so I bought premade chicken salad from Costco and added them to croissants. Easy peasy… just like I like. I threw them on this pretty turquoise and silver platter. The “Mr.” & “Mrs.” toothpicks were purchased at Target as well.

Shop some of these decorations and serving pieces:

Shop my dining room and kitchen tables/chairs:

   We had everyone write their best wishes and/or advice to the bride & groom. We got these sheets in the seasonal department, but here are some adorable advice coasters you could use for this.

We served sangria & mimosas and used pretty buckets for the bottles.

The bride’s sister put together a cute candy station for favors. (I linked some candy bags you could use in the carousel above, in this post.)

She also put together these cute prizes for some of the games we played.

My favorite item the bride was gifted (it was not from me) was this adorable hat with our last name. Not sure if this is the same one, but click the hyperlink, if you’re interested… I know I want one for myself! 🙂

The afternoon was perfect, filled with lots of love and happiness, and came together perfectly with a little teamwork. I’m so excited to have another sister, and I hope she enjoyed the day as much as I did. 🙂

Feel free to Pin any of the images you see, if you’d like to plan a similar party in the future. Hope you enjoyed! xxoo

*Photo credit to Britt Ambrester of Nostalgic Heart Photography for some of the photos in this post.

**Some affiliate links were used in this blog post, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase some of the items I have listed. This is how I pay for my time, so I hope you’ll purchase through the links I have attached. As always, I wouldn’t link something if I didn’t LUV it myself. Thanks for your support!

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How I Added a Small Workspace to Help Me Clear My Countertops {Plus, Some of my Favorite Small Desks, Chairs and Office Decor}

If you’ve ever read Love the Home You Have (if you haven’t, I highly suggest it), you’ve been versed on the benefits of clearing your countertops and the surfaces in your home. Having clutter-free countertops can contribute to your overall peace of mind. For me personally, when I see a stack of papers and clutter on my countertops, my mind wanders into a space where I feel overwhelmed with all of the things I need to be doing. My last kitchen had a built-in desk, which I LUV’d. It was a space where I could organize all of my work/mom life items, and it felt somewhat detached from our eating space. The kitchen in my current home does not have a built-in desk. So, a year or two ago, I purchased a desk for my guest bedroom upstairs, and intended to have this space function as a guest bedroom/office space for myself. However, being on the second level, it just isn’t accessible enough.

I don’t have many empty walls downstairs, so bringing the desk down wasn’t an option (it’s pretty big). With that in mind, I decided I wanted to find a super compact desk for my bedroom. I wanted one that wouldn’t take up much space (or now make my bedroom feel cluttered), but enough to hold my computer, agenda and paperwork (mail) I need to access daily. I found this one at Homegoods, and immediately I knew it was the one. The natural mango wood blends well with the feel of our bedroom furniture and I added a simple metal chair.

Here are some of my favorite options for small and compact desks for all budgets .(There are several under $100!) I’ve also linked some great options for tower desks (which are great for space saving options as well)…

And some simple chair options for small workspaces:

The hardware that came on the drawers of the desk were 2 brushed brass simple knobs. I’m a big fan of dressing up furniture (and cabinets) by adding unique hardware. So when I saw this desk, I immediately thought it would be fun to change the knobs. I found a set of 4 gold/opal white egg-shape knobs at Homegoods and changed the knobs to make the desk a little more unique. Here are some of my favorite knobs. (I’ve even used some of these in my bathrooms and other furniture pieces in my home.)

Some of my favorite coffee mugs:

I LUV wall macrames for an organic, natural feel. This indigo dip-dyed one matches my bedroom rug perfectly, and blue is one of my favorite colors to add to a space. Here are some great options for wall macrames, if you’d like to add one to your space as well:

Some of my favorite organizational/decor/office supply options for a functional workspace:

Hope this has inspired you to declutter and add a workspace to your own home! Got any tips or questions… feel free to add them to the comments! And don’t forget to share how you’ve used any of my tips or recommendations to your Instagram with the hashtag #luvbecinspired for a chance to be featured in my stories or on my page.

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LUV is in the Air {Valentine’s Gift Guide for HER}

If your Valentine’s wish list hints have been a little too subtle OR you’re just stumped as to what to get that lucky lady in your life for LUV Day… there’s still a little bit of time left, and I’ve got you covered. Here are some of the items I have, LUV OR want for myself. With any of these, you’re sure to score major points this Valentine’s Day.

I’m currently obsessing over this jewelry designer and absolutely LUV’ing stackable rings. Jewelry is never a bad idea. Here are some of my favs rings that are sure to steal any gals heart…

And handbags… never a bad idea:

Other items I’m LUV’ing, including some items I’m currently swooning over for the home:

If you’re looking for your Valentine OR you want to treat yourself… hopefully you’ve found some inspiration. Happy LUV Day!

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Blogger Home Tour: Five Simple Ways to Add LUV to Your Home for Valentine’s Day

Hey y’all! Hopefully you’re making the loop and stopping by my home tour after visiting Deborah’s blog at B Vintage. If so, thanks so much for stopping by here as well. Is her home gorgeous, or what?! If you like what you see, I hope you’ll subscribe to LUVBEC.COM and maybe even give me a follow on Instagram. I’ve teamed up with some of my friends to share 5 simple ways we’re decorating for LUV Day! In true Luv, Bec-fashion, my decor inspiration is simple, minimal and consists of a lot of natural pieces and pops of pink.

Coming right off of all of the holiday hoopla, and just having taken down all of my Christmas decor, I just can’t stomach the idea of adding a ton of decorations back into my clean spaces. Having said that, my kids LUV when I make a point to honor each holiday and do something that makes the day stand out and feel a little special. And let’s get real… I’m a decorator. So, NOT decorating for a holiday pretty much goes against my religion. So for my Valentine’s Day decor, I keep it very simple with fresh spring flowers in hues of pink and red and my favorite way to add in simple holiday decor… throw pillows & banners/garland.

I got this simple mirrored “I LOVE YOU” banner at Target last year, but I’ve linked some other similar options for you at the bottom of this post, along with some other awesome options to add a little LUV to your home. The  amazing scripted”love” art was custom-made for me by my friend Aedriel. It’s usually above my desk, but I always rotate it down into the family room this time of year, as it’s obviously the perfect decor for Love Day.

Shop the these amazing cactus silk Moroccan vintage pillow covers & the other items you see here in my family room:

Fresh flowers are the number one way I LUV to add Valentine’s Day and spring to my home. I’m a big advocate of picking up some inexpensive floral at the grocery store each week. I can usually get a simple bouquet for only $4, so for less than a cup of Starbucks, I can add a little happy to my home for the week. Having fresh flowers around just makes me smile. Life is short- add happy wherever you can. 🙂

Another simple thing I like to add to my kitchen table each holiday are decorative straws. My kids LUV to throw straws in their cups, so adding some decorative ones to a clear mason jar is a little something simple for the kids and it adds a simple touch of the holiday to the space. I usually find mine in the Dollar Spot at Target, (I found the ones photographed there as well.), so for $1-3 dollars, I have a cute decorative item on my table that makes the kids happy. Win. Win.

Shop my new kitchen table, chairs and lighting (along with some other items you see in this kitchen space) here:

Finally, my daughter’s room is usually the space that gets the most LUV. She really LUV’s when I add a decorative banner to her chalkboard. I found this one also in the Dollar Spot at Target.I also found the pink sparkly pillow you see in the Dollar Spot for $5. But bonus- it matches her room, so it can stay put after the holiday. She also picked out her own natural greenery last time we went to Lowe’s together and her own little pink planter. Adding that to her desk also brought in a cute touch of pink… always need at least a bit of greenery in each room. 😉

I’ve linked her pink bed, floral bedding, pendant light (THAT IS ON CLEARANCE!) and some of the other items in my daughter’s room:

However you add LUV to your home, I hope it’s something that puts a smile on your face and brings happiness to your heart.Remember, it doesn’t have to be elaborate. Throw a cute decorative pillow on the couch or a pink throw blanket and some bright fresh flowers, and you have an instant update. I’ve compiled links to some of my favorite Valentine’s Day decor that will help you add a little LUV to your home in simple ways as well…

Thanks for stopping by! Next in the loop, you’ll be stopping by Kim and Lacey’s blog Styled with Lace where they’ll be sharing a tablescape done at Lacey’s home. Kim and Lacey are a mother/daughter team that share tons of inspo on their shared blog, and I know you will LUV them as much as I do!

I’m honored to be sharing this tour with some amazingly talented ladies! After you check out Kim and Lacey’s blog, make sure to visit each of the participants’ blogs to see their LUV Day inspiration as well!

Kim and Lacey – Styled With Lace

Mysha – Remington Avenue

Ashley – House of Five

Deborah – B Vintage Style

And don’t forget… if you use any of my posts as inspiration in your own lives, please post a photo to Instagram with the hashtag #luvbecinspired! Seeing how my ideas translate to inspiration in your own lives makes me incredibly happy! As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Don’t forget to spread the LUV

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Reliving Our Trip to The Oscars with World Market

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Three years ago, we had the amazing experience of attending The Oscars. If you consider my bucket list… there’s nothing I’d have ranked higher… and it happened. To date, it was the most amazing night of my life, and one I know my husband and I will never forget. Each year since, I try to make viewing the event from home super special. Whether sitting and watching it with my husband, kids or girlfriends, I always make a big deal of cuddling up on our sofa with fancy cocktails and appetizers & hor d’oeuvres and reliving the night that is forever ingrained in my memory.

This year, I had the honor of working with Cost Plus World Market to create the perfect night at home. If you, too, enjoy watching The Oscars (or any of the award shows), I’m showing you the items I used to create the perfect setting… (And if any of y’all are interested in seeing some photos from our night at The Oscars, stay tuned to the bottom of this blog post. But don’t skip yet, because I’m giving you some good tips for your own Oscar viewing experience first!)

Did y’all know that World Market has food? I mean, you see me regularly link their items for the home, but this opportunity really gave me the chance to dive into the Food & Beverage section of their website and see all of the options they had to offer for Easy Entertaining. (Side bar, to any of my local Tampa/Clearwater friends… a little birdie told me there may be a World Market store coming locally to us! I cannot confirm this 100%. But if this rumor is true, I know I’ll definitely be doing some of my food and entertaining shopping here if/when this should happen. I am thoroughly impressed after trying out their food delivery services!)

So honest truth, I’m not much of a cook. I LUV good, healthy food. But I REALLY LUV good, healthy, EASY food. So World Market’s Gourmet Delivered foods make entertaining super easy, super tasty, and you’re sure to have a spread that looks pretty too! I ordered the Perfect Picnic Antipasti Selection, and let me tell you… it is DELICIOUS! The flavors are complex and rich, and the kit arrived to my door, refrigerated, within a couple days. I added some grapes to the spread, threw them on this gorgeous marble cutting board with copper handle (which matches my new kitchen table gorgeously) and this large, slate cheese board that comes with 3 pieces of stone chalk, making it perfect for labeling foods or writing something festive! I LUV that I can order this set (for no more than it would cost me to round these foods up at the grocery store) and it arrives to my door without ever leaving the house. I can throw it on the boards, and I have an instant party (would also be great for a picnic or date night OR VALENTINE’S DAY). Like I said… easy. Here’s a couple photos to give you an idea of how it arrived.

When it’s time for the show, I’ll plug in a set of frosted bulb string lights for that Hollywood kinda feel and we’ll dim the lights to make it extra cozy.

I usually set the food up right in front of the sofa, so we can be really lazy and don’t have to miss a second of the show. Or the red carpet… because let’s get real, that’s my favorite part.

Even if the kids don’t make it up late enough to watch the show with us, I really like to include them in the fun. I remember coming home from LA that year, bringing them their “Best Sister” & “Best Brother” Oscar trophies and telling them all about our amazing weekend. The kids still like to talk about how “Mommy and Daddy met the people in the TV”. This year, I let the kids pop their own popcorn with this retro popcorn popper. My daughter and her friend had a blast pouring the kernels into the machine and watching it pop. Even if they can’t be up for the show, I LUV taking out their trophies and reminiscing as we watch the preshow and hang out together.

I’m so excited for this year’s show, and hope you have found some bit of inspiration today to use in your own plans for this award season. Let me know how you celebrate The Oscars and what you’re most excited about this season… (I, personally, cannot wait to see what’s trending on the red carpet!)

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Oh… and as, promised… a few shots from our night at The Oscars… Forgive the poor quality of the photos. These were snapped on my older iphone before my blogging days. 😉

    

Thanks for stopping by and reliving this wonderful night with me! Can’t wait to see how you celebrate this year!

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5 Must-Have Items to Create a Functional Entryway

When optimizing space is a crucial task, it’s important that you make not only aesthetically pleasing choices, but also functional decisions when decorating. Take our home, for example… Our garage is in the back of our home, but our front entryway is where we come in every day. It’s home to bookbags/purses/shopping bags, keys, sunglasses, bags (for the dog), jackets, shoes, mail and other misc. items. So… how do I keep all of this in one small space, organized AND looking clutter-free? Here are the 5 things I added to our entryway with both function & style in mind…

1) A console table/chest with drawers: For all the miscellaneous items that we need to store in this open area, drawers and baskets are crucial. If I had an entryway that we didn’t actually enter through, I wouldn’t necessarily need the drawers and would consider a console that was without them. But for our home, a chest with drawers and baskets is really useful.

2) A rug. Again, since we enter through this area, a rug under feet is crucial. This rug we have here may be light, but with the tan and brown shades, it’s actually masked stains pretty well. It’s faded over time because it’s gotten a LOT of traction. But the look is meant to appear vintage, so the fading hasn’t bothered me. I switch rugs around frequently, but this rug has been in our kitchen (under our table), in our bathroom and now our entryway, and it’s lasted us a pretty long time. You could also consider a natural fiber rug, if you’re worried about stains, but want something light and neutral.

3) A basket for shoes. (Ours is always over-flowing. But we couldn’t function without one in this space.)

4) A mirror. I’ll be honest. I like to check myself before I walk out. Plus, mirrors create the illusion of a larger space. So this mirror serves a purpose AND I think it makes the space appear larger. This mirror is really large and rustic. I, personally, favor circular mirrors. I LUV LUV LUV circular mirrors. Whatever shape you choose, consider a variation of shapes amongst the larger items in the space. If you have a rectangular console, a nice circular mirror (or opposing shape) can give a great contrast to the space.

5) A bowl and/or tray for small storage. We put our keys in a small bowl and our sunglasses line a tray on our console table. A tray can also be used for mail or other small accessories. The bowl really becomes a catch-all for small things you don’t want to lose.

Other things you may want to consider adding to a foyer/entryway:

a bench

hooks

a coat rack

a chair

an umbrella holder

a boot tray

the right lighting (possibly a lamp on a table, as well as overhead lighting)

and DEFINITELY add some floral/greenery.

Get the look of my entryway with these options:

Here are some great options for console tables, in many different styles and budgets:

Here are several options for mirrors that I LUV:

Some other items you might consider:

Hope this has offered you some sort of inspiration! Don’t forget to share whatever has inspired you (from any of my posts) on Instagram with the hashtag #luvbecinspired! I LUV to see what you guys take away from my posts and how my designs/fashion finds have inspired you! Thanks for stopping by!

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