If you ever wanted to see where I spend my time writing up these blogs and adding things to the shop; this post isn't for you. I left out my office space because its currently overflowing with boxes for orders and not very fun to photograph. But, if you'd like to see where I spent the rest of my time, read on!
We have a small house without a defined mudroom or entryway. To resolve this issue, I hung a set of rustic near the front door for our every day coats, umbrellas, the dog leash, and bags.
Directly underneath is a functional and industrial-inspired storage cubby that we use for our keys, mail, and as a catchall. I love how it fits in with our decor but also hides the mess! I declutter this area once daily to keep only the necessities. Everything else goes in the drawers, in the closet, or its proper place. I really love the connivence of these hooks, but also hate an untidy looking space.
This wall also happens to be the longest one in our home, so the improvised entryway leads directly into a gallery wall. Gallery walls seem to be really popular in home decor right now, and you can definitely see why! I love how this wall displays the important things in our lives: our marriage, our family, friends, and pets. The focal piece is old window pane that was given to me as a gift by one of my dearest friends. I change out the photos and decor pieces with the seasons.
Currently, I’m loving this little quote as a reminder to get outside and enjoy the summer! This piece was handmade by MBArt Studios, one of my favorite ceramic artists.
In front of this wall is our TV/living room. I love the open airy feel of these white IKEA couches (read this if you're looking into getting them!); they really help to open up a small spot. I’ve overloaded them with pillows and blankets for a lived-in, cozy feel. To accentuate the informality of this area, I wanted a large ottoman as opposed to a conventional coffee table. I made this one out of an old crate on wheels. It rolls around and opens up to store extra blankets, pillows, books, movies, or whatever other pieces are lying around and need a quick home to keep them out of the way.
If you couldn't already tell, I love using storage pieces that double as staged decor. In addition to the ottoman, I have this old rusty basket in the corner that holds even more blankets and pillows! I don't think you can ever have too many, but my husband would disagree. I love how this industrial basket pairs with the soft cozy fabrics inside of it. As a bonus, it hides our Verizon box for the TV too.
This room is where we spend most of our time and I love how clean and bright, but also comfortable and inviting it is. Whenever possible, I try to stage little vignettes on this tray and fill a mason jar with fresh flowers.
We have an open floor plan, so our living and dining rooms are actually one open space. To add some separation and the appearance of two distinctive areas, I’ve arranged the couches to close off the living room and added this buffet as a junction to the dining room. I refinished this piece and added some of my favorite farmhouse pieces to give it some character.
My husband and I made our dining room table and it was definitely a labor of love. I have the full tutorial on my blog if you’d like to see how we made it or painted it to give it such an aged, distressed look. This piece is a huge statement in our tiny house. I love gathering with friends and family and wanted a table where everyone could eat together. This 8-foot farm table currently has 6 chairs, but it can easily accommodate 10 guests. I put the large clock on the wall to help balance the layout; such a large table needs another decor piece for symmetry in this corner.
I love keeping my farmhouse cloche on the table and it’s often filled with fresh baked goodies. When they’ve been eaten or I haven't baked recently, I fill it with some of my favorite faux succulents for a bit of color.
Our kitchen is tiny but works for us! I love the subway tile and the white cabinets. The granite is great at hiding everyday messes. I’d love to take credit for these accents; but our landlord designed this kitchen.
I try to keep all of my appliances stored out of the way for a tidy look. I don't often style new vignettes here, I like to keep it simple so that I can have a clean work area for creating delicious meals! However, I do love my copper kettle so much that I keep it out on display.
A small hallway leads to our office, guest bathroom, and master bedroom. The hallway has a ton of storage in the closet, which is really helpful for keeping the house tidy. I added a small table and mirror to make it feel larger and catch the light.
The guest bath is very simply decorated. I added a few touches to make guests feel at home, including extra hand towels, lotion, Q-tips, and cotton balls. I change out the towels seasonally to add some festive touches. I love the cool blue for the summer, but in the fall I have a lovely autumn burnt orange.
Our bedroom follows the same neutral color patterns as the rest of the house, but I have even less stuff in there! I love the calm, tranquil feeling of this sleep-time retreat along with a few heartfelt pieces.
The pillow on the bed was a wedding gift with the lyrics to our first dance on it. The pressed flowers hanging above the bed are from my wedding bouquet.
This bathroom is a little more personal than the guest room; but my favorite part is the storage!
I love these catch-all baskets that hide the mess of hair products, makeup, and general toiletries. I think by now it’s a little too obvious how much I love storage, right?!
The office is the busiest room in the house. I’m actively trying to figure out how to store all of my business stuff while maintaining the clutter free environment I crave. It’s a work in progress, so I’m not photographing it today.
We have a sunroom that the pets have been LOVING this summer! I too, enjoy sitting out here and opening the windows. It’s the perfect transition space when you want to be in the shade but also feel like you’re outdoors.