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Ikea Shelving Completes the Look!

Friday we made the trip to Ikea to pick up their Lack shelves. $16.99 each?! You really can’t beat that.. and honestly I think they look pretty dang cute in the dining room.

What do you think? I decided on the high gloss white lack shelf instead of the matte finish. In person the matte finish looked super cheap & ugly. I was a little worried about the super modern high gloss shelves looking weird with the shabby vintage decor of the buffet, but I think it works well. Again I ador mixing modern with vintage antique pieces.

I’m loving the look of the open storage & the gold chalkboard accents the wall perfectly.

If you’re looking for storage solutions, I definitely recommend these. They come in a ton of different colors and three different sizes.

Enjoy your week!  Xo, Melissa

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Stenciled floors

Again, a project I would love to do..but this DIY will have to go on my massive list of “House projects I get to do when we own our house”

I have been really into lace stencils lately.. They look incredible on furniture & walls too.

{Via UnstitchedBlog}

Find the stencils in the above photo here & here – scroll down for the bottom left yellow/orange design

For a step by step process of prepping & painting/stenciling your floors go here

Chevron striped floors are a huge trend right now. Pale grey or blue would be so cute in a nursery.

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Stencil Library offers various chevron, stripe & other bold stencils

{Via Pinterest}

The above yellow/orange & white pattern was made by Paisley & Wallpaper

These bold black and white stripes are to die for… If I had my way these would be in my bathroom. I’m highly obsessed with stripes.

{Via ApartmentTherapy}

Gorgeous herringbone stencil adds interest, yet isn’t overpowering.

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{Via Apartment Therapy}

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If you have stairs in your house, why not stencil them?!

{Via DesignAmour}

I love the alternating Moroccan designs. Check out their tutorial.

Do you have the guts to stencil your floor?? Stenciling is definitely more permanent than just buying a bold rug & calling it a day. What do you think?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Xo, Melissa

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Pinterest Favorites {Wall colors + design}

I’m going to warn you, I have been really into hot pink lately. Like REALLY into it. I am now counting the days until we can buy our own house (which should be happening in about a year). The main thing that blows about renting = you have to run everything by your landlord. Our landlord is amazing, but I really doubt he would let me paint his hardwood floors white or paint/wallpaper every room in this house! Anyway bottom line, I can’t wait to own again! Until then, I will just dream.

{Here are some of my all time favorite paint colors/wall coverings/ideas}

Ok although this space is overall very industrial, I love the fact that they brought their own style to it! Perfect mix of rustic, glam, urban, industrial. One of my favorite things in decorating is to mix styles. It brings something unexpected & unique to the table.

Imperial Trellis stenciled ceiling – One word. GORG. Quite possibly the cutest ceiling in the world.

I would love to do something like this in the nursery or bathroom.

Next up is this vintage glamorous bathroom – Loving the pink walls with white accents. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your paint. With the right accessorizing, it could look amazing beyond words.

Bold pink walls & neutrals. The mirrored bed – to die for.

Wallpapered pink kitchen & ghost chairs. Again super unexpected, yet amazing if done right.

Gorgeous chic trellis stencil.. I have been dying to try this on something. I have been thinking about buying a second hand bookcase for my storage challenged home office. As soon as that happens, I’ll be all over this.

Gross cloth walls, stunning chandelier + white deer head hmmm.. you can’t really go wrong with these items!

Color coordinated bookshelf = A-mazzzz. It’s like where do you get all those pink books though??!

Love this funky geometric wallpaper + the hot pink tissue box doesn’t hurt either. A bright pop of color, is sometimes all you need to give a room that wow factor.

What do you think? Do you have any fun & unique plans for your walls?? Feel free to follow me on Pinterest for more ideas.

Happy Friday!! Xo, Melissa

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