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Accessory addicted

There’s nothing I love more than accessories for the home. I’m slightly addicted. In fact we actually have a bank account specifically for this habit of mine.

I was recently at TJ MAXX Homegoods looking for a few things for the nursery. I was searching for a table side lamp (Which I ended up getting at Target), picture frames for her gallery wall & a hamper.

While I didn’t end up finding much for the nursery, I did score a really well made hamper for $50, some Vera Wang sheets & a $22 sunburst mirror!

The mirror had been marked down from $60 to $35 to $25 all because it had a slight crack in the bottom right corner. At the register I asked for 10% off making it $22


Such a steal! I decided to hang it over our couch and accent it with some candles. I was over those photos that were up there, so I added them to the gallery love wall. So much better!

IMG_0134Those gold candle holders are just small mason jars I had around the house. I used glitter glue & some gold glitter for some added sparkle.IMG_0140

For Christmas I got these gold Moroccan poufs for the living room & white lacquered tray from West Elm


The poufs are from Overstock. At first I was a little concerned that they were too gold, but I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on them. It took a couple weeks to get used to them. These are amazing if you’re short on space, because they can provide extra seating if you have guests over. My favorite part is that they fit perfectly under the waterfall table.



What do you think? IMG_0110We are expecting our maternity photos anytime now.. so anxious to see them! Look for those in next week’s posts. Also I’ll be sharing a no-sew crib skirt. It was so easy!! I’m so glad we made our own.

Xo, Melissa



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Our Living Room Update

Clay & I got so much done on the living room re-vamp this past weekend. I FINALLY picked the perfect aqua color for the accent wall. We chose Benjamin Moore’s bird’s egg . Clayton keeps saying our living room looks like a nursery hahaha but says he loves it. He didn’t want it too bright and wild, so this was the perfect color for us. BTW, I highly recommend using green frog tape to tape off your walls when painting. This stuff is amazing. There was absolutely no bleeding through at all! You can find frog tape at all home improvement and painting stores.

and as you can see we got the chandelier up!!

So romantic at night…

Special thanks to my handy little brother. Love you!

Here’s a before picture (notice the horrendous ceiling fan) – sorry for the crappy iphone pic

What a difference huh? Everytime we are hanging out in the living room, I can’t stop staring at the walls and the chandelier haha. Obsessed. We still have to get a coffee table & two chairs but the room is coming along quite nicely.

Also the Pottery Barn Teen lattice rug is working out perfect!

Sunday we headed up to San Francisco to check out the Oscar Sofa at ZGallerie that I have been obsessing over.

Turns out Clay liked it just as much as I did, so we bought it.

Can’t wait for it to come!

I couldn’t really get a good full shot of the couch since there was a bunch of stuff in the way! The SF store was small and kinda cramped. Anyway, I’m loving the tufted bottom cushion, turned legs, bronze nailhead & the soft pillows make it oh sooooo comfy. Classic. Chic. Timeless. LOVE.

Here’s a better picture from ZGallerie’s site

We ended the night off by going out for dinner & drinks at this amazing Thai restaurant – OSHA Thai

Hope you all had a fun weekend too!


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Top 5 Creative Uses For Vintage Wood Crates

Wood crates are one of those things you can do just about anything with. They are pretty inexpensive and can be purchased at antique shops and fairs. You can also find them on Etsy.

{Top 5 favorite uses for vintage soda crates}

#1 Shelves

The top right photo is 12 crates that make up one awesome storage shelf ! I will definitely be doing this in my home office or kitchen – both need extra storage space at the moment. This is such a brilliant way to bring functional and pretty storage to any room. The bottom right photo could work in a children’s bedroom or an entryway.


#2 Herb or flower planter

It’s amazing how old beat up crates can look so pretty when you add gorgeous flowers to them. Having your herbs planted in a crate would be so convenient. Just leave them on the kitchen counter and use them as needed while cooking!


Love these adorable herb markers – Find similar ones here or make them yourself!

#3 Wedding Decor

I am absolutely obsessed with crates being used in weddings. We used them in our wedding at the cocktail hour. Crates can be used to hold your wedding favors, they can be used as reception table centerpieces, accessories at your dessert bar, or just for added decor.. the possibilities are endless.


#4 Original use – soda crate!

Perfect for BBQs, kid’s birthdays & parties – weddings too! LOVE the bright colors against the rustic wood crates


#5 Entertaining

Adding this to your buffet spread is a simple way to add style and a little shabby chic elegance.


What is your favorite?! Have you done something similar to my top 5 fav uses? We would love to hear how you made use out of an old wood crate.

Oh and BTW, Melissa & Clayton’s wedding was featured on Style Unveiled!! Check out the amazing spread they did and the Q&A here!


Melissa & Virginia


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Chippendale lovin’


As you know, I plan to glam up my living room using yellow, aqua and gold. So when I came across these Chinese Chippendale chairs I knew they would work perfectly in our new living room. Unfortunately they are ridiculously expensive!  So it looks like I will have to find them on eBay or Craigslist for a steal. I refuse to pay full price I’m sorry!

Oh how I drool over these Jonathan Adler Chinese Chippendale’s!!! Here’s a good version of them on Ballard Designs.

If I purchase them second hand, I will definitely be painting them and re-covering.

Hmmm.. would you paint them yellow or aqua? Either would be perfect in the living room space.


Such a hard decision! I love both colors so much.. Kind of leaning more on yellow though. Thoughts??



Can’t wait to find me a pair of these gorgies!

 Here are a couple of photos of our overkill neutral living room


Can’t wait for it to look something like this!


Today I order the couch and the transformation begins.  Stay tuned for the final look!!


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Wallpaper is back!

I know you probably think I’m a little crazy with the name of this blog post. Bare with me! Nowadays wallpaper is #1 MUCH cuter than the gross old 70’s styles we have seen in the past #2 easier to apply than ever bef0re & #3 A lot easier to remove.  So if you rent, this could work for you too.

I actually started my little wallpaper obsession about a year ago.  I was shopping at Nord’s with the BFF; while we were in the bathroom, I noticed they used wallpaper on the walls. It was such a unique way to dress up a room. I fell in love.

I mean look at these incredible designs & colors!!

Wallpaper from Farrow & Ball Source: Where the sidewalk begins blog

Wallpaper from Farrow & Ball Source: Where the sidewalk begins blog

I’m loving this blue/green color.

Source: Country Livng

Source: Graham & Brown

Source: Apartment Therapy

Source: HGTV

Honestly, I can’t wait until the wedding is over so I can have more time & money to put into decorating our house. I’m thinking it would be fun to do wallpaper in the baby’s room.

What do you think?

Check out these online stores. It can be a difficult deciding which style will look best in your home, so remember you can order a sample of some of your favorite styles, before committing to buy the whole dang roll!

Graham & Brown

Farrow & Ball

Flavor League


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