1.31.2014

Five on Friday : Styling our Home


We are pretty much out of boxes in the new house and starting to feel more settled.  It is so much fun to see the house start coming together.  Now that we have furniture set in the right places, it is time to start styling the accessories.  This part is always a lot of fun, but also can be so tricky to get just right.   I'd love your help with  any suggestions, tips, tricks or advice you might have with any of the following! 

I'm linking up today for Five on Friday with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha.

{One}  Styling the Coffee Table:
This is always a tough one and usually gets changed around a lot, but I love seeing how people style their coffee table.  For the new house, we went with a round, upholstered coffee table that was baby friendly.  It is probably a bit small for our space, but we're keeping it anyways.  Here's what ours looks like now and then a few inspiration photos...

Our table





{Two}  Styling the Bedside Tables:
We have two dressers on each side of our bed that we use as bedside tables in the new house.  We loved that they are a double function in the room and we really needed the space.   I really haven't started styling either of them yet and still need lamps for each side.  Here are some pretty ideas for our new bedside tables...





Here's what our room looks like now (one of those dressers on each side of the bed.)

What's on your nightstand??

{Three}  Styling a Gallery Wall:
I have a lot of matted white frames from Pottery Barn that I love and want to use to make a gallery wall in our upstairs hallway.  The task seems a bit daunting but I am determined to get it done.  I always always love looking at people pictures in their homes and a gallery wall is always my favorite.   So I took some inspiration from some photos on pinterest and we'll see how it turns out.  
Do you have a gallery wall in your home and do you have any pointers for me for getting started????

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{Four}  Styling your Ikea Expedit: 
We have an Ikea expedit shelf in our office and I am a little anxious about getting it organized and looking pretty.   We have a very simple glass desk that has no drawers at all, so I have to utilize the bookshelf really well to house all of our office supplies.  
Megan at Honey We're Home does the best job styling her Expedite shelves in her office.  I love it and she's always changing them up, but the colors are so fun.  I found a few others I like on Pinterest as well.  





Do you have an Expedit shelf??  What room is yours in?

*All photos can be found here

{Five}  And lastly, we had snow in Pensacola, Florida this week and it basically shut down the city for 2 days.  It was wild and so much fun.  We treated it like a hurricane party, stocked up on food and booze, invited our friends over, and they ended up staying at our house for 2 days because they couldn't drive on the roads!  We ate and drank too much and had lots of fun watching the two baby love birds play together.  







18 comments:

  1. So fun to decorate! It is a process (we are still working on it...), but seeing it come together is the best. Good luck! xo

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    1. It is a process for sure and I'm always anxious to have it all done, but I have to remind myself that it takes time...

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  2. Girl, I am dying for some monogrammed lumbar pillows for our bed JUST like that. Those are FABULOUS!!!! xx

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    1. Thanks Elise! I am so happy with the way ours turned out :) It's the Alcott monogram from Leontine linens.

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  3. Great styling inspiration! I hear you on the gallery wall being daunting - I have frames and pictures ready to go but I can't seem to actually start hanging! - M
    PS: ditto on the love for your monogrammed pillows! So good!

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    1. I know...I have to admit that it is not top on my priority list right now, but I do hope to get to it soon because they always look fantastic even if they are not perfect.

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  4. Your house is going to be so amazing! I can't wait to see what you do for all of those projects! Looks like you had a great couple days "snowed in." Those two cuties are adorable together!

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    1. Thanks Emily! I hope to knock out a few projects this weekend. Organizing the office seems solo overwhelming for some reason. Hope to tackle that over the next few days.

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  5. All of these styling photos make me want to get my act together and redo my entire house. Thanks for the inspiration :) Those babies are crazy cute, have a wonderful weekend xo

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    1. The inspiration photos seemed to help me get motivated too! Hopefully I will get a few things tackled this weekend :)

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  6. You have the most impeccable and eloquent taste. Your pictures look straight out of a magazine or Pintrest! I love the coffee table and especially your bedroom. Beautiful! You should decorate for a living!

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    1. Thanks Liz. You are too kind. I have fun doing it and can't wait to see how it all turns out, but like most decorating, I'm sure it never is completely "finished."

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  7. Hi from the link up! I love that you shared table styling tips! We moved just about a year ago and I am still trying to find the perfect combinations for our entry table and buffet.
    Good luck on your gallery wall! We have one too and it is my favorite part of our d├ęcor! The best tip I can give is to trace the frames onto paper (with marks on the paper for the nail holes) and tape them up to get the locations just right. The nail marks will help you keep everything right where you planned it. They can be a little stressful but the end result is so worth it!

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    1. Thank you for the awesome tip. That's a great idea and I think I have the perfect large sheet of paper lying around that my husband was using to protect the floors during construction! I'm also needing some inspiration for our entry table as well. Styling these tables can always be a bit tricky but also ever-changing...

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  8. Hello from the link up :) Congrats on your new home! So much gorgeousness here!! Enjoy styling your new place! :)

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  9. Hello from the link up! decorating a new home is so fun but I am sure very hard as well! love all your inspiration and your blog. hope you have a wonderful week!

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  10. stopping by from the link up of five on friday.....you intrigued me because my maiden name is Malone ;)
    Love your home decor inspirations!!! :)

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  11. Love all of these inspirations! Now I am off to try and organize my kid's rooms. I am super behind this year and haven't even got all the fall clothes out yet! XO

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