Here is my number one tip for small decorating budgets (we’re talking “not even a line item” here)...
My honest opinion of Annie Sloan Chalk Painted cabinets two years later.
Hello, everyone! I'm writing today to share an exciting living room update we recently completed in partnership with Comfort Works. When Ben and I were shopping for a new sofa last Spring, we looked at so many options from a lot of different companies. Our priorities were comfort, affordability, and durability. (Of course, I wanted it…
Hi, friends! I'm here today to share a very exciting living room update with you. If you've been around Holland Avenue for a while, you'll remember that our colorful kitchen rug recently made an appearance in the living room. I loved the warmth and color it added to the space, but the color was a bit overwhelming. I started looking for a more neutral rug that would allow me to keep the color in other places without feeling too crazy.
A few days ago, I was thinking about how I could incorporate Christmas decor into our home without spending money or accumulating more stuff. Then I had a million dollar idea that I knew I could execute for zero dollars.
Week Six is here and I am equal parts giddy, proud, and exhausted. This was my first experience with the One Room Challenge, and I am glad we decided to jump in and give it a shot!
This week, I'm adding character and vintage charm to the classic Ikea Tarva dresser.
Have you ever heard the term, "chinoiserie"? I hadn't until this week. If you asked me what "chinoiserie" was before I knew, I probably would've guessed that it was a French boutique that sells either lingerie or baked goods. Or both. I don't know. The French have some pretty crazy boutiques. I learned what "chinoiserie" was this week, and it is my new favorite thing that has also always been my favorite thing. Read on to see what it means (and no, it isn't lingerie or pastries!)
I said last week that the accent wall made such a difference that I would be happy to stop there and call it good. But I am so glad I kept going, because the new pillows and artwork add so much personality and warmth!
It was nice to have a minimal, blank slate in our bedroom, and I intentionally kept decor to a minimum in this room for the last two and a half years. While I still intend to keep things simple, I was longing for some contrast and warmth in a space that felt too grey. I decided to warm things up with a moody accent wall behind our bed!