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Monday, April 17, 2017

Apple Blossoms in the Dining Room and Some New Architectural Prints

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We don't have a ton new to share tonight (although we are working on some upcoming posts including a week from today when we will share the girls' finished bathroom makeover!) but did want to share a few updates we have added to our dining room. I ended up moving the lamps I had in here into my office and added this new architectural print from Minted on one side and a large planter filled with blossoms over to the other side. I got two of these prints from Minted and I absolutely love them. I have always loved architectural styled prints and these ones are particularly pretty. I put this one of Westminster Abbey here in our dining room and the other one of Big Ben in our kitchen (there's a couple pictures of it near the end of the post). I love the matte brass frame and want to order a few more prints for a living room with this same style frame. It's simple yet elegant!

I've been thinking about adding a bench in here but haven't decided for sure yet. I tried this one in here to see how it looked visually (it's too deep to actually function in here) and I also tried our new ottoman from our porch in here too.

And here you can see the Big Ben print in our kitchen. 

Dining Room:

Wall Color - Gravel Gray by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim - Existing but planning on painting it Simply White eventually
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Slipcovered End Chairs - Lee Industries (about 7 or 8 years ago)
Gold Tray on Table - HomeGoods
Sideboard - Found at a Consingment Shop and Painted in Paris Gray (I's been a few years)
White Beaded Dishes - Milford Square Dishes from Birch Lane
Throw - HomeGoods


Cabinet Color - existing (I am pretty sure it is Lampblack by Benjamin Moore)
Wall Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Beadboard Wallpaper below Chair Rail - can be found here
Counters - existing (granite)

Artwork supplied by Minted in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Our New Porch

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful lately! Perfect for eating meals on the porch and snuggling out here with a book. I've even been bringing my computer out here and working this week. This was the space that we first fell in love with when we saw the house. We loved how open it was and especially loved the high ceiling! When we first moved in we put the sofa and two chairs that we got from Wayfair last year out here but then that was about it. We didn't close on our house until after Thanksgiving so it wasn't worth putting any effort into the porch those first few months. Last month though, as the weather started to really warm up we partnered with Wayfair to really make this space feel like an extension of our home. It's like having another living room out here and it so comfortable! 

We usually include a detailed source list at the end of our posts but this time we are doing something a little different. You can find pretty much all of the items shown here on one of our idea boards. You can just click here.

One of my favorite additions out here is this beautiful light fixture:

The table is so easy to clean off and perfect for a porch! It also would work well in a dining room. We kept our metal chairs for the side and then used some fun charcoal colored wingback chairs for the ends. Those have quickly become our families favorite chairs! 

I love this oversized planter! I filled it with some branches I cut from the tree that you can see through the screen on the other side of the porch.

We used a small round ottoman in front of the chairs and a longer tufted one in front of the sofa. I love how versatile they are! They can be used as extra seating, to rest your feet on or as a place to set your food or a book! Along with their functionality I love the cozy element they add. They really make this space feel like an outdoor living room!

We also added lots of cozy pillows and throws to really make the space as comfortable as possible. I love the way the soft blues and creams look out here against the green grass and blue skies!

I love the subtle pattern on this indoor/outdoor rug:

Lola's favorite part of our porch is this little fairy garden we added.

I love adding string lights wherever I can so we added some out here on this porch just like we did on our last one. I used lights on a white cord though here too help it blend in with all the white paint.

Don't forget you can head on over here to check out our idea board that has just about all of the items shown out here on it along with some of our other favorite porch type items.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

*Items in this post were provided by Wayfair in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 
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