Thursday, July 31, 2014

Picture this

I'm not going to lie. 
Sometimes it is hard to get the daily to-do's done with a new baby, let alone continue to decorate our house and get projects done.

So, it may sound silly but some days I consider it successful when I hang two picture frames filled with my photos (and not the ones that came with the frame).

I liked their large size (we have a lot of blank walls that I'm trying to fill up) and the wood picks up the wood in our staircase and the rest of our foyer. You can't beat the price either.

It's a small change for this space but makes me feel accomplished for the day!
- Caitlin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chairish, an online marketplace for vintage furniture, 
 recently asked me to design a style board around one of their brightly colored accent chairs.

Since I am in full baby mode right now, I immediately thought to use this cheerful yellow rocker from their site in a nursery design.


Here's what I came up with:

Once I saw this print from with the same lemon yellow as the chair, my vision kind of took off and I was able to find other pieces that complimented the aqua and yellow color scheme.



Shades of Light


Buy Buy Baby

Dash & Albert
Serena & Lily


All of it together makes for a cheerful and whimsical nursery, doesn't it?

Makes me want to decorate another nursery!

Check out to see what other brightly colored accent chairs and furniture they have to offer.

- Caitlin

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More from Minted

I'm always on the hunt for artwork to hang in our house and was surprised to see that (the same website from which I ordered Charlie's birth announcement) has a page called Art Marketplace that features and sells a ton of art by independent artists.

They have all different kinds of art: abstract, landscape, mixed media, etc. and you can even choose to have it framed for a little bit extra.

Topanga Hat Wearing Surfer


Pacific Tide



Painted Ferns

I could spend hours browsing through this site.

Thank you to Jennifer from Rambling Renovators for sharing our master bedroom reveal!

- Caitlin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday fashion fix: beach bum

I'm convinced that life really is better at the beach.
Just five minutes sitting on the sand and I instantly feel relaxed and happy.

Another thing that makes me happy are these beach essentials that are stylish and very affordable.
Check 'em out:

(From top left)

1. palm cover up (on sale!) 2. captive pareo (on sale!) 3. desert cool straw fedora 
6. grid dot bandeau top and bottom (40% off with code SALEFUN)

Hope you get some beach time in this weekend!
- Caitlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Design a DODO

Today I'm wishing my husband a happy 31st birthday!
To see how we celebrated him turning 30, you can visit here.

Even though he told me (like he does every year) not to get him anything, I of course got him a little something. 

Since his iPad has been case-less for a while now, I decided to get him a DODOcase.
 These cases are durable, stylish, and are handcrafted in San Francisco. 
You can even design your own, which is what I did.

After I designed this case for him...

...I had fun designing some other cases.
It's a bit addicting.

You can even add personalization or company logos.
Makes for a great gift, don't you think?

Enjoy your day!
- Caitlin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Master bedroom: ready for its reveal

Our master bedroom (for the most part) is complete and ready for its reveal!
It's come a long way since this picture that I posted back in October. Eek.

But I'm happy to report that it no longer looks like this.
Thank. Goodness.
It is now a space I am not embarrassed to share and a place in which I look forward to curling up in at night.

Look for a source list at the end of this post!

Source list

Paint: Behr's Silver Dust
Bed: and you can read about it here
Bedding and knit pillow shams: Pottery Barn and you can read about it here
Nightstands: garage sale and you can read about them here
Silver lamps: Home Goods
Monogram vase and coaster: DIY project that you can read about here
Mirrored frames and art above bed: garage sale find that you can read about here
Rug: Rugs USA and you can read about it here
Armchair and ottoman: re-upholstered hand-me-down that you can read about here
Blue and white throw blanket: Target
Rattan side table: garage sale
Framed New England map: Home Goods and you can read about it here
Blinds: JC Penney and you can read about it here
Curtains: DIY project that you can read about here
Bench: garage sale
Fiddle leaf fig tree: local nursery
Tall dresser: Sailor Trading Co., a consignment shop that you can read about here
White lamp on dresser: Home Goods
Large silver mirror: garage sale
Planked wall: DIY project that you can read about here

Thanks for stopping by :)
- Caitlin