As you all know, I’m all for finding a good deal… and sharing it with you. But if you’ve been with me a while, you also know I’ll let you know when a splurge is worthy. Well… spoiler alert… this is one of those moments.
We’ve lived here 2 years this month, and we’re just working on the windows. A project we knew we’d want to do right, so we took our time. I’ve bought some super inexpensive Homegoods curtains for other, non-apparent rooms (i.e. guest room) and some West Elm drapes on SALE for my dining room. See here. Don’t get me wrong, they’re pretty. But these Smith & Noble ones are game changers, y’all! For our family room, I really wanted something serene, neutral, classy. And for some windows, you just need custom to find the length/size you need and to make everything look cohesive. I wanted something that would stand the test of time both style-wise and in the sense of quality. If you follow Wendy Bellissimo on Instagram, you’re probably as smitten with her style as I am. She’s literally what people speak of when they say #onetofollow. Her easy, boho-inspired style is both sophisticated and laid-back, which is basically my design love language.
Since I followed her so avidly and looked up to her as a mentor, she started becoming a friend through the amazing small world that is Insta. When a collaboration became a possibility, there were few people I knew I’d be as excited to work with than her. I do NOT endorse a product I don’t LUV/believe in/adore. And anything with her name on it, is something I’m totally happy to endorse.
In case you’re wondering what the room looked like before…
The panels that were up before were basic Pottery Barn panels and we basically jerry-rigged a couple curtain rods to be long enough to span all of our windows until we wanted to budget ourselves for a custom rod. I know- talk about cutting corners.
The new drapes, rod and natural woven shades are spectacular, in my opinion, and I can honestly say that I highly recommend them!
Wendy also sent us some pretty amazing pillows! Her textiles span many different styles, but I’m most smitten with anything boho-inspired, neutral and tons of blues/golds. Here are some photos showing the different ways I styled her pillows. I usually mix her pillows with other super affordable pillows, such as covers from IKEA and Homegoods. Adding some of her pillows to my other non-designer pillows creates a richer, more sophisticated look.
(Gold/cream pillows shown above are Wendy Bellissimo for Smith & Noble. This print is the Bohochic in Parchment.)
(Tan/Black pillows shown above in Umbria/Iron.)
(More photos of the Bohochic in Parchment shown above.)
(Pillows shown above in Hollister/Navy in the corners and Tribal Chic in navy next to those.)
As you can see, there’s all kinds of ways to style her pillows, but the bottom line is a couple designer pillows can totally transform a room and add a bit of sophistication. If you aren’t going to hire a designer to complete your room, your friends will at least think you did when you add designer textiles!
So there it is! My review of Wendy Bellissimo Home for Smith & Noble. I wouldn’t endorse something I wasn’t completely happy with, and I’m ecstatic. Furthermore, I’ve collaborated with a lot of brands, and never have I had such a warm, personal experience. Wendy’s hands personally touch her designs. She’s super involved in every aspect of her brand. When we started this journey, she actually got on the phone with me and chatted about life and relationships and her brand. If you Google Wendy, you’ll see she’s basically the head of an empire. And the fact that she personally speaks with people like me, well it shows what an amazing person/enterpreneur she truly is. So, if you have any questions, let her know! She’s accessible via her Instagram page and you can follow her on Snapchat @ Wendy Bellissimo as well. Tell her I sent you!
(I’d also recommend you ask for Anita when you call Smith & Noble. Her service is unrivaled. Tell her I sent you as well! Mention my name and they’re currently offering FREE SHIPPING on all Wendy Bellissimo home items to anyone who mentions my name.)