Checking In, Home Decor Inspiration & I’ve Been Nominated

Hi friends.  It’s been quite on the blog this week so I wanted to check in and let you know what I’ve been up to.

I started getting a sore throat the other day which means a summer cold is coming. I’m drinking lots of tea and desperately trying to fight it off.  I want to call my doctor for a prescription but she doesn’t play that.  She wants to see you before handing out drugs.  She’s an awesome doctor and is doing the right thing but #aintnobobygottimeforthat! So I made a run to the drug store yesterday and loaded up on cold meds.

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I’ve been doing lots of fabric sourcing lately and found these beauties at ADAC.  I haven’t landed on the right combo yet so the search continues today.

Fabric Decor Inspiration

Things are moving along with the new house. The painters finish today and I’m excited to have the painting done. I love the colors I choose and how fresh and clean the house now looks.  I’ll share photos on Instagram later today when I stop by the house so stay tuned.

The hubs and are spending the weekend doing major cleaning and moving some things into the garage storage area.  We are finalizing the carpet and flooring this week and plans are for it to be installed next week.  Then we’ll officially move in on the 19th and have two weeks to get settled before we go our a much-needed cruise.

New House Decor

wall and ceiling color–BM Whisper // trim–BM Simply White in semi-gloss

When I haven’t been packing, I’ve been spending my evenings trying to nail down the decor plan for the house.  Of course I’ve been turning to Pinterest for inspiration and these are the spaces that are inspiring me at the moment.

What appeals to me about this living room decor by Citrine Living is the soothing color palette, black accents and pops of brass.  We’re planning on getting a new sofa and right now I’m leaning toward a mid-tone grey.  I want to make sure I have lots of flexibility when it comes to accessorizing and a grey and white palette will allow for that.

Decor Inspiration

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I spotted this image from Decoholic and love the texture of the side table, floor pillow, rug and round platter.  Since we have a dark wood coffee table using natural fibers, woven pieces and pops of black will work well.

p.s. I’ve been wanting these Ikea woven floor pillows (seen in the photo below) for ages so I’m planning on picking up a couple.


Decor Inspiration

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For the master bedroom, this bedroom decor has me inspired.  Our walls are a softer grey than this but I love the feel of this bedroom.  I’m considering getting a linen  upholstered headboard and using black accent furniture to add depth.  I’m going for a sophisticate spa feel.

Decor Inspiration

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And the last thing I’ll share regarding the house is the direction I think we’re going for the stair runners.  I’m trying to decide between a patterned carpet and a sisal and I think a sisal might win out.  Here are the top two contenders.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  ConfettiStyle has been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award!

For those of you not familiar with the Amara Interior Blog Awards here’s a little background…

The Amara Interior Blog Awards celebrates and engages with the most authoritative and respected bloggers in the vast interior blogging industry. Believing that bloggers are an integral part of the interior design community, the Amara Team has worked closely with many of these talented individuals over the years and strive to give back to this vibrant community through the awards. A concept first introduced in 2013, the Amara Interior Blog Awards include a series of phases throughout a three-month period from nominations & voting, to shortlisting, and the project culminates in an annual awards ceremony attended by the shortlisted bloggers, sponsors and judges.  The expert judging panel have the final say on the winning blogs and each year the panel consists of members of leading organizations and established figures within many interior related fields.


It’s such an honor to be nominated for this award and be amongst a group of very talented interior bloggers.  The voting runs through Sept. 15th and I would be thrilled if you would click the image below or head over to the ConfettiStyle nomination page and cast a vote for me.

 

 

You can follow the IBA blog for updates on voting as well as for interior design inspiration.  #IBA17

I hope you’re having a great week and thanks as always for the stopping by and supporting my blog.

 

11 Favorites From The New Ikea Catalog

If you’re sad that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is over don’t fret!  The new Ikea catalog is out so you can still flex your shopping muscles like a pro.

There are so many things I’m loving about this new catalog, I don’t know where to begin.  The first thing I noticed was the emerald green product on the catalog cover. Emerald is one of my favorite colors so I’m thrilled to see the new items in this color.  Next, just when I thought Ikea could only do modern decor, I spotted several industrial inspired designs in the catalog.  And then there are the new black and white pieces which are just too good for words.

After flipping through the catalog, I rounded up 11 items that I’m totally swooning over and wanted to share them with you.  Let’s go shopping shall we…

***You can check out all of the new items here.

11 Favorites From The New Ikea Catalog

 

11 Favorites From The New Ikea Catalog

11 Favorites From The New Ikea Catalog

11 Favorites From The New Ikea Catalog

 

1 //  Tuvalie Throw ($12.99)–This classic grey and white stripe throw is going to become hot commodity for designers and bloggers in no time flat.  I’ve got one on my shopping list and might buy the red version too since red is my favorite color.  This is the perfect layering piece for the foot of a bed.

2 // The Nymo Lampshade ($19.99)–This lamps shades delivers modern elegance at a great price.  The brass interior is gorgeous and I’m sure the scalloped pattern creates a beautiful reflection when lit.  The shade also comes in white, green and dusty blue.

3 // Tilladg Flatware ($59.99)–It seems that black flatware is fast becoming a hot design trend and I predict that this set is going to sell out quick. And the gold version will be right behind it.

4 // Stockholm Serving Bowls ($39.99)–I love the deep cobalt blue color and the low profile shape of these bowls.  I will definitely be picking up a set to mix with my blue and white china.  I also think they would look great as planters with succulents in them.

5 // Lillhomen Wall Lamp ($19.99)–I want to see this lamp in person to gauge the actual size but I’m loving the look from the photo.  A pair of these flanking a vanity mirror would look fabulous.  Also available in a chrome finish ($14.99) and a ceiling mount version.

6 // Stockholm Armchair ($249)–I am so in love with this chair!  The design is fabulous and the dark grey cushions really make it pop.  I’ll take two please. fyi–If you don’t like the grey cushions, you can purchase the chair alone for $149 and make your own cushions.

7 // Stockholm Cabinet ($349)–This cabinet is a beaut. I love the light airy feel of the rattan and the petite brass handle pulls.  Such a great little detail.

8 //  Tjena Storage Box ($3.99)–Ikea makes having a stylish home office so easy.  The emerald green abstract design will really create a wow moment in an office or creative space.  Also available in white, lt. blue and black.

9 // Glattis Coasters ($6.99)–Gold coasters and less than $10–need I say more.  You might want to pick up a couple extra sets to put in your gift closet because these will make great holiday gifts.

10 // Mastholmen Armchair ($100)–This chair was designed of outdoor use but I could easily see it being used inside in a casual living space.

11 // Fjallbo Shelf ($99)–Just when you thought everything at Ikea has a modern flair, they come out with this industrial designed shelf unit. This is a great piece for a home office, closet or mud room.

 

I’ll be spending lots of time at Ikea in the coming weeks as I look for creative ways to organize our new house.  If you see me roaming the aisles, say hi!

p.s. Copies of the new Ikea catalog are available in stores now or your can download a copy here.

Favorites Of The Week {Design Style}

Three cheers for Friday!  It’s been a loooong week and even though my weekend project list is long, I’m excited to at least sleep in a bit before I hit the ground running.  On the list is more packing, purging and buying new toilets.

Here’s my round-up of Favorites Of The Week which are definitely more interesting than my weekend to-do list.  Enjoy!

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FAVORITE POSTS

I love the charm and style of this townhouse.

This simple and easy DIY Hat Rack resulted in a stunning wall decor statement.

You won’t believe all the style packed into this 365 square foot apartment.  Wow!

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Just three words to describe this Palm Beach home…chic, pretty and glam.

 

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FAVORITE PINS

How stunning is this bathroom sink?  #gold #fretwork #marble

I’m loving these thick rope placemats on this nautical themed tablescape. Could be a fun DIY project.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

 

This is the perfect chinoiserie planter for a fiddle leaf fig tree and the price is great.

 

I broke cardinal rule of thrifting–when you see it and like it, buy it!  Last week I spotted the perfect faux bamboo bar cart at one of my favorite thrift stores.  It has a bunch of pottery and plates on top of it so I was reluctant to pull it out from under the rubble and look at it.  Once I got home I couldn’t get off my mind so a few days later I went back only to find it had been sold.  NOW I’m on the hunt for a faux bamboo bar cart.  I spotted this black bar cart and at World Market and even though it’s not exactly what I’m looking for, I wanted to share it with you because it’s on sale for just $99.

This chinoiserie temple jar is a fun twist on the traditional blue and white.

And if you’re still looking to make one last minute Nordstrom Anniversary sale purchase, this set of 3 Mango Wood Serving Boards is a great price.  Sale ends Monday!

Enjoy the weekend!

New House Tour | Before Paint and Pretties

Hi friends.  I’m excited to give you a look into our new house.

(all of these photos were taken with my phone so they are not the best–sorry)

As I mentioned last week, we purchased a three-story townhouse just north of Atlanta in  Peachtree Corners.

We haven’t spent a ton of time in the community yet but we can tell already that we are going to like it.  Everyone waves as they drive by and few of our neighbors have already stopped by to introduce themselves.

Most of the changes we are making in the house are cosmetic.  In addition to having the entire interior painted, we are changing out all of the lighting and ceiling fans.  We’re also replacing the carpeting and having the kitchen cabinets painted.

 

 

When it came to picking paint colors, I decided to keep the color palette neutral.  We’re using just three colors throughout the entire house so I’ll have lots of flexibility with decor and accessories.

I choose my go-to white, Simply White by Benjamin Moore ( OC-117) for the main floor walls and trim.  The current wall color is white but the color is creamier than I want.  BM Whisper (CSP-500) will be used in the bedrooms and BM Black Satin (2131-10) will be used on the doors and stairs.The painters started painting Monday so the transformations are underway.

This is the first time that I’ve ever used the color Whisper and I have to tell you I love it.  I stopped by the house yesterday and the color is so beautiful in the master.  It’s a soft grey with a tiny hint of taupe in it.  In natural light it reads light grey and in the evening it takes on a slightly darker feel.

I’ll share all of my design plans with you as I flush them out but we’re taking our time with decorating so things will be in constant flux.

So while the paint is drying, let me take you on a tour.

NEW HOUSE TOUR–A LOOK INSIDE

The lower level of the townhouse is off the garage.  There’s a large bedroom and full bath on that level as well as an entrance area.

I’ll be using the lower bedroom as my office/studio space. I’m so excited because I won’t have to lug fabric books and all my design paraphernalia and up stairs anymore.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to do carpet or hardwoods on this lower level yet but we’re leaning towards hardwood.

From the lower level you go up a flight of stairs to the main floor where the living room, dining area and kitchen are located. At the top of the stairs you can go down the stairs to the front door.

The main floor is open concept so all the areas flow together.  We love how large and open the space is. And I love the picture molding detail on the walls.

The floors on the main level are Brazilian hardwood and they are in good condition so wer’e not changing them.

The bookshelves one each side of the fireplace will be painted white.  And down the road we plan to have a mantel built.

***If anyone can give me a good reason why the builder didn’t take the bookshelves all the way up to the top I’d love to hear it.  The open space is too small you can’t even put baskets up there. #buildersdothefunniestthings

The kitchen is a nice size (especially for someone who doesn’t do a lot of cooking) and is in good shape but we’re going to make a couple of changes in this area too.  The kitchen cabinets are getting painted white and I’m having a bookcase/cabinet built to fill in under the island extension.  Since I don’t want stools at the island the bookcase will give us added storage.

I’m also planning to add a glass front cabinet on the empty wall for more storage.  This will be the perfect space for my ever-growing dinnerware collection.   I’m currently considering this piece from Wayfair.

From the main floor there’s another flight of stairs that take you to the third floor where the bedrooms are.

The master bedroom is at one end of the hall and has lots of windows and a tray ceiling.

The master bath will get a new look over time–new counters, flooring and shower.  For now I’ll be changing out the lighting and framing the mirror.

The laundry room is down the hall between the master and the guest bedroom.

The guest bedroom and bath are at the far end of the hall.  This bedroom is fairly large and just like the other rooms in the house it has large windows.  More cosmetic changes will take place in this room.

There’s not much I can do outside on the front but I do have plans for the deck off the back of the house.  We’re adding a section of fencing on the street side for more privacy and I’ll use planters with lattice along the back side for decor and privacy.

We’re excited to move in and get settled, and I’m excited to start decorating.  Managing this move while juggling cient projects is no easy task but I’m managing to get it all done with a little less sleep.

More on the house and my design plans to come….

 

On The Bookshelf: New Design & Entertaining Books

One of the things I love to do during the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market is to shop for new design, entertaining and coffee table books. It gives me an opportunity to preview the books before they are released and available in stores or online.

I’ve always loved books (a by-product of a mom who was an English teacher) and have amassed quite a collection over the years.  These days most of my book purchases are design and entertaining books so that’s what I look for at market.  And boy was I excited to see so many fabulous books scheduled for release in the fall and winter.

Here’s a round-up of what I have on order.  And to make ordering easy for you, I’ve included links (affiliate links) to all of the titles so you can pre-order your copies today.

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Product + Inspiration: Sinnerlig Pendant Light

It’s been quite a while since my last Product + Inspiration post so I’m back today with an item that I’m sure you’re going to love.  Like so many of my previous P+I posts, I’m featuring an item from Ikea.  I know that Ikea is not for everyone but when styled right, their inexpensive pieces can look like a million bucks.

The Product…

The Sinnerlig Pendant Light is one of my favorite lighting pieces from Ikea. I’m seeing it pop up more and more on Instagram so I know it’s a fave of others too. While the pendant has a bohemian vibe to it, the design is versatile enough to work with a variety of decor style. And the oversized scale makes it perfect for hanging as a single light fixture or in multiples.

The Sinnerlig comes in a natural color but if that doesn’t work for you, you can  spray paint the shade like some folks have done. And you can’t beat the $59.99 price tag which makes this a very affordable design find.   Let’s take a look at some inspiring spaces showcasing this light fixture shall we…

The Inspiration…


Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

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Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

Glitter Guide 

Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

Domino Magazine 

Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

My Scandinavian Home

Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

A Cup Of Jo  

Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

The Happy Hill 

Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

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Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

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Sinnerlig Pendant Light from Ikea

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly lighting option that makes a statement, the Sinnerlig might be the light fixture for you.

Happy decorating!

 

An exciting announcement–We Bought A New House!

Today’s the day to share my exciting news with you!

We bought a new house!

Our New House--2017

I’ve never mentioned it here on the blog before but we’ve been contemplating a new house for a while.  I started searching for homes online a few weeks ago and saw several that were of interest.  We originally started looking at single family homes (free-standing) but quickly decided we didn’t want to have to deal with yard work anymore.   All of the homes we’ve owned in the past have had big yards which required lots of time and energy.  This time around we didn’t want the responsibility of yard work so we decided to look at townhouses.

Because the housing market here in Atlanta is a seller’s market, homes are selling quickly and multiple offers are not uncommon.  We looked at a handful of homes but for one reason or another nothing spoke to us.  And we wanted a home that didn’t require a lot of renovations and was an easy commute for the hubby. I also wanted something that wasn’t too large or too small and had a space for my office/studio.  Our new home checked off all the boxes.

I spotted this three-level townhouse the day it went on the market and our realtor was able to show it to me the next day. The following day the hubs saw it and we submitted an offer and had an agreement a few days after that.

Our New House--2017

OUR NEW HOUSE

The new house is located in Peachtree Corners which is a suburb of Norcross, GA.  It’s about 10 minutes from where we currently live and is close to shopping, the freeway and some of my favorite thrift and antique stores.  Ours is an end unit with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths and was the model when the community was originally built 9 years ago.  And we love that the community is small and quaint.

Our New House--2017

Our New House--2017

I’ll share photos of the interior next week and tell you about the changes we’ll be making. The painters start painting the interior on Monday and then new carpeting will go down.

p.s. If you read my blog post on Monday I shared a ‘very personal’ design plan that I’m working on.  Well, it’s actually the plan of our new house.  I’m still refining and tweaking it but this is the general design style and direction we’re going for.

Our New House--2017

We officially move in late August so there’s lots to do between now and then.  We’ve already started some work like having the deck re-done, power-washed and re-finished (before photos below).  And the hubs and I painted the garage last weekend.  It’s now a pretty soft gray with bright white trim. #garagesdeservetobeprettytoo

Our New House--2017

(he was in charge of the walls and I did the trim)

In the coming weeks I’ll also share my design plan for the deck which includes comfy seating, privacy lattice and stylish decor.

Our New House--2017

Our New House--2017

Until the fun of decorating starts, there’s lots of packing and purging going on.  We’re really taking a hard look at everything we own and are donating any and all unnecessary stuff so we can fully enjoy what stays.  #lessismore 

Our New House--2017

 

We are excited about our new home and I look forward to sharing it and this decorating journey with you.

My Take On The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale {and what I bought}

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Have you been reading the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale recaps that have been popping up on blogs lately?  For some, the Nordstrom sale is a big deal…a really big deal.

Nordstrom is based in Seattle and I lived and worked near their flagship store for 16 years. I’d anxiously await the first day of the sale and would take the day off from work to go shopping.  Back then the idea of buying pre-season items at discounted prices thrilled me.  Today…not so much.

Moving to Atlanta where summer temperatures can last well into September, I’m in no hurry to buy fall and winter items early.  So now I shop the Anniversary Sale in a different way.  I buy fashion accessories that I can wear year-round,  I stock up on basics like tees and  I take advantage of the deals on cosmetics.  And to keep my gift closet fully stocked, I buy a few gift items too.

I did spent some time on the Nordstrom website and spotted a few things I liked.  Then I made a visit to the store to see the items in person and make my purchases.  Wanna see what I bought? Check it out below…

WHAT I BOUGHT AT THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and What I Bought

I love a Long Open Front Cardigan and this one is a classic, light weight style that can be worn year round. During summer I’ll wear the cardigan with a tank and in the winter with a long sleeve tee. The cardigan is available in 7 colors and is a deal at just $49.90.

Every woman needs a basic cross body bag like this Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag ($78.90).  It’s a great size of daily use or travel and I love the roomy interior and outside zip pocket.  Available in black and chino brown.

 What’s not to love about this black and white striped Monogram Stripe Tote?  Anything monogrammed is a winner in my book and the size of this tote makes is perfect for work or weekend.  It’s available in red, green, blue and black with white stripes.  $31.90

All of a sudden I’m into these modern necklace styles so I bought this Golden Crossing Necklace which is on sale for $35.90.  I think it will be perfect to wear with tees and sweaters and will also look great under a blazer.

I’m loving the ruffle sleeve trend that is happening right now so this Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover was a must have.  The simple styling makes it easy to dress the top up or down and I loved the $39.90 price tag.  And there are 11 colors to choose from. I’d recommend picking up a basic color like black or grey along with a fashion color like olive or burgundy.

I always keep candles in my gift closet so I bought the Voluspa Maison Blanc Two-Wick Candle Set.  I’ve been a fan of Voluspa for year and for just $29.50 this is a great gift item.  p.s.  break the set up and you’ll have three gifts instead of one

These Floral Drop Earrings are so pretty in person and I just couldn’t resist them.  Their from Bauble Bar and the colors and 3-d detail are what makes them so special. $48.00.  Also available in a solid pink.

If I had to choose just one candle to live with for the rest of time it would be the Votivo Soziety Soy Wax Candle in Red Currant.  The scent of this candle is amazing and it is one of the cleanest burning candles on the market.  The Nordstrom sale is a great time to stock up and save. $21.90

I usually wear MAC eyeliner and buy my lip gloss at one of the big box stores but I wanted to try the Stila Stay All Day Liner & Lipstick  after spotting them online.  The eyeliner is fantastic and I love the tip which it easy for the eyeliner to glide on.  The lipstick has nice coverage and nude pink color is very wearable by lots of skin tones.  $20.00

You can shop the entire anniversary sale here.

 

 

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