Interior Design

Personal and Thoughtful Gift Ideas: Custom Map Art Prints

I have been fascinated by maps my entire life. I was a huge reader from an early age, and I particularly loved the types of books that had maps of the characters’ world printed onto the endpapers. Growing up in a small town founded in the late eighteenth century, our

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Vintage Mud Cloth Planter Covers
Interior Design

Vintage Mud Cloth Planter Covers

I spotted these vintage mud cloth planter covers by Boho Pillow over on Etsy this morning and was instantly in love. What a great idea! You can use these pretty little covers to disguise your basic, inexpensive terracotta planters. I love their boho vibe and how they can add small

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Etsy Finds and Favorites – August Edition

Over the last year, I’ve had a particular desire to get rid of all our stuff and replace it with only what we really need. I’ve already purged my closet and significantly reduced my book collection and have plans for the kitchen and basement next. But, while I find the idea

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Amber Interiors
Interior Design

My Favorite Round Mirrors

Round mirrors are having a bit of a moment. They work beautifully over a dresser in the bedroom, in combination with a great console in the entry, or in lieu of art anywhere throughout the home. They function equally well as an unexpected element in bathrooms of all shapes and styles,

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Etsy Favorites - Ceramic Bangle Bracele
Interior Design

Etsy Favorites – July Edition

Since it’s a brand new month, I thought it was a good time for another round up of my Etsy favorites. I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s impossible to find anything good on Etsy these days. Why did they take away the old front page? The

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Interior Design

New at Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation has been killing it lately. Their catalogs are chock full of inspiring interiors and yummy new light fixtures along with vintage inspired hardware and home goods. I’ve been a huge fan for over ten years and used several of their fixtures while remodeling my house in Pennsylvania. When the

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Interior Design

IKEA VIKTIGT Collection

The new IKEA VIKTIGT collection is delighting bloggers and designers all over the web. Designed by Ingegerd Råman, the collection of minimalist pieces is all about finding beauty in simplicity. The items are unified through a restrained palette of black, white and natural wood or fiber. They demonstrate an emphasis

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Banana Leaf Art Print
Interior Design

Etsy Finds and Favorites

I used to be an avid Etsy shopper back when I had my own jewelry shop on the site, and I used to post pretty frequently about my favorite items. A few years ago, I closed my jewelry business and stepped away from all things Etsy for a little while. When

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Go Boho with Pottery Barn

The mailman dropped off my new Pottery Barn catalog this afternoon. Usually, I just chuck it right in the recycling bin because I feel like it’s the same thing over and over every month. For whatever reason, I decided to flip through it and was pleasantly surprised by some of

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New from CB2: It’s All about the Metal

If I could pick which new stores would open in the Des Moines area, CB2 would be at the top of the list. The younger sibling of Crate and Barrel, CB2 consistently delivers fresh designs that work well in a variety of interiors from new traditional to transitional and mid-century

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Hanging Planter Roundup

Since moving into our house five years ago, I’ve become a little bit of a plant lady.  I started collecting vintage planters, so I needed plants to put in them. Then I wanted a fiddle leaf fig, which now commands an entire corner of our living room (it’s huge!). The plants

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My Top Picks from the IKEA Catalog 2016

The IKEA Catalog for 2016 was just released (request yours), and I was curious to see what new products they would be introducing. Although I don’t shop at IKEA as frequently as I used to, I found several items that I would be interested to check out the next time we

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