Monday, August 29, 2016

The Modern Mix

So this isn't something I shared very publicly, but a month or two ago we almost bought a new house. My husband got a new job and this led to thoughts of moving a bit closer to his work. Well, it turns out we found a gorgeous house only about a mile from where we live (so not really closer to his job haha!) but it was a beautifully done flip so fully renovated and upgraded. It was simply stunning - truly the home of my dreams - and in one of my favorite neighborhoods we never thought we could afford. Long story short, the timing of everything just wasn't right, and we've decided to stay put until next spring or summer. 

The house we were looking to buy was so classic and timeless - hardwoods, crown molding, traditional white kitchen, marble tile in the baths, etc. It's a look I never tire of. Of course my wheels were turning on how we were going to decorate our "new house." I love traditional bones and am leaning more and more toward modern furnishings these days. Not mid-century necessarily, just clean lines and fresh motifs. There are a few designers that really embody the look I love. My very favorite is Studio McGee and I seriously spend hours poring over their portfolio, Instagram and Pinterest. Everything they touch turns to instant gold! I'm also loving Kate Marker Interiors and Julie Couch Interiors (especially her work on the show Nashville Flipped, though sadly there aren't really any pictures of that online. The show is so fun, though!). I shared my top 16 favorite Instagram accounts to follow a while ago and I'm definitely drawing lots of inspiration there!

Here are some of the images that are inspiring me lately. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

20 Things to Buy Now at Target {Decor Refresh}

I've shared both here and over on Instagram about the shift in my style from vintage/cottage to more modern meets traditional. I want to talk a little more about that in an upcoming post but right now I'll show you some of the little details I've either bought or am considering to make a subtle shift in our home. If you follow along on Instagram, you've seen that after finishing the hearth room I'm moving on to our main living room and changing the layout and lots of the accessories. I have to say it's so fun! I'm using lots of what I already have, but there are a few key purchases that can infuse that more modern feeling (the Studio McGee look, as I like to say - my favorite designers!). Here are 20 items I found that are small and fairly inexpensive but could lend that modern punch to a space for a quick refresh.

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