Friday! Hurray! Hurray!

Hi there,

it’s been awhile, huh? Sorry about the lack of posts lately.¬† What can I say? I actually have a life now…Sort of. ūüėȬ† Speaking of which, this weekend one of aunts will be in town and we are running around South Jersey today, having a sleep over (Brendan’s coming too!) tonight, and doing the shore tomorrow.¬† I am so excited to do the beach, and in a retro suit no less.It looks something like this, but in chocolate-brown, with a sweetheart neckline:

I am so excited to spend time with my family this weekend.  I will be taking a ton of pictures and making up some posts about our time.

Alright everyone, who’s with me? Onward to the beach!

xoxo,

Katie

Advertisements

Chesterfield Love

Hi,

Recently I’ve spent a long time trolling the internets¬† for Chesterfield couches.¬† I absolutely love how this couch is retro, but modern, and very comfortable looking.¬† What do you think about Chesterfield couches? Would you have one in your home?

I love this room.  It may be too flashy for my own house, but I love the baby blue Chesterfield.

I love this black leather Chesterfield.¬† It’s funny, when Brendan and I got married, I told him (sweetly) to lose his black leather bachelor furniture.¬† If he had had a Chesterfield, I’d probably be writing this blog while lounging on it right now.

I love this one.¬† It looks well-used and extremely comfortable.¬† Wouldn’t you love to curl up on this couch to read? I know I would.

LOVE THIS. This would probably drive Brendan nuts, but I would so get that couch…all the furniture actually.

 

That’s all for now, folks.

xoxo,

Katie

 

Friday! Hurray! Hurray!

Howdy!

How are you guys doing?¬† Happy Friday! Let me start off by saying that I am working on my Roman Shades Project, but I haven’t been as diligent as I normally am.¬† Let’s just say yesterday was spent dealing with all things job searching, and trying to make contact with people.¬† Anyway, I am going to go an pick up my craft supplies, and get this craft party started.¬† Do you think I would be a more desirable candidate if I showed them my awesome duvet cover? Anyway, what are you doing this weekend?¬† Having a retro picnic? Sewing? Will you party like it’s 1399 on Sunday?

Whatever it is that you are doing, I hope that you have a good time!

xoxo,

Katie

Personalizing your Rented Home

Hi!

Today I wanted to talk about personalizing rental homes.  Brendan and I are so happy to have a home together for the first time.  Even though we are decorating within the constraints of our rental agreement, we are still able to personalize our space.  Here are my tips!

1. Wall art.

via Better Homes and Gardens

via Little Green Notebook

Adding colorful art, and pictures of the important people in your life can personalize your space in a way that little else can.  I think adding color to your walls, without actually painting, brightens up your space.  I also really like the idea of hanging plates on the wall.  My friend Callie did this in her beyond adorable house, and it looks so good.

2. Curtains

I love putting up curtains.¬† I think a nice window treatment can really add your own personal touch.¬† There are some places in our house with cheap blinds, and I hate them.¬† I know, I know, if you put up inexpensive blinds, that you’ll save money (curtains can be expensive!), but you can take them with you when you leave.¬† We love our oatmeal colored curtains, they’ve got a great texture, offer privacy,and they have a vintage feel that I love.¬† I know hanging curtains will leave holes in the wall, but you can pick up spackle¬† at Target for about four bucks.

3. Unique Furniture

via thehiddenlist.com

via niceroom.tumblr.com

I understand the lure of Ikea. As I write this, I am sitting on our comfy Karlstad couch.¬† When you are living in a non-permanent home it is easy to fall into the mindset of, “I’ll just buy this Ikea furniture now, and buy permanent furniture later.”¬† Brendan and I have thought this same thought several times, and while I certainly do not regret our Ikea purchases, I am so happy that we have bought unique pieces to off-set the cookie cutter Ikea stuff. Seriously guys, check out Craigslist; or go to your local thrift store.¬† I guarantee that you will find something amazing if you look long enough.

4. Light Fixtures

via fortheloveofgold.blogspot.com

To be honest, the lighting in our house was probably purchased on sale some time in the mid to late nineties.¬† None of it matches, and certainly all of it is dated. I have been looking at some cool, modern and whimsical lighting for our house.¬† It must be pretty easy to replace light fixtures, and pretty cheap to get an electrician to do it for you, if you don’t want to.¬† Talk to your landlord.¬† I’m sure that he or she would be fine with you doing that, especially if you pay for an electrician to install and uninstall the more-awesome lighting.

5. Think green.

via littlegreennotebook.com

via thebrickhouse.com

I love house plants. I think having a few well-placed plants, especially ones that are unique can be great ways to liven up your space.

Well, that’s all I have for today. Happy decorating!

xoxo,

Katie