Jun 30, 2017

~ back hallway update

Spending money on a part of the house that is mostly only seen by our family is questionable. But I finally decided that we are the people living in this space the most, and I want it to be pretty!

This is the back hallway from my garage. There is a small coat closet with bins for coats, shoes, and such, to the left of the mirror, and the back bathroom is to the right of the mirror...

This is looking the other way to the door to the garage. That mirror is a hand-me-down from my husband's grandmother, and has been moved around from house to house, room to room.

I just purchased this gorgeous new runner online. I loved the blues and reds which work perfectly with the wallpaper in my back bathroom! It makes me so happy when I get home and walk in the back door :)

Could it be prettier?

Here, you can see the "bee wall" in the back bathroom...

This wallpaper is perfect for me because it doesn't show the million nail holes from the 50 different things I've hung in here over the past 20 years.

I tried to get a shot of the rug and the wallpaper close to each other, but that wasn't easy... I think you can get the idea though. It's red and blue.

I also had Andy Moore paint the cabinet a pretty blue :)

Here's a better shot of the wallpaper...

I'm squatting on the floor in the corner by the toilet to get this shot...

So this is looking one way from the end of the hall...

And this is looking the other way, towards the laundry room at the end of this hallway... 

I've been piling stuff on this bread rack for years!

And of course, the gorgeous new laundry room wallpaper!!

 I bought that bread rack and that darling stool at the Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show here in Omaha. Plus a couple small antiques on the shelves!

I have plans to hang this platter over the doorway at the end of the hall which will make me even happier when I walk in from the garage!

Won't it be pretty?

I was lucky enough to receive an email from a longtime reader recently, who knows my obsession/love for Ira Yeager. She had this pair of paintings and was looking to sell them. I adore them!

I bought this rug from a company in Atlanta, J & D Oriental Rugs. I found them on 1st Dibs, and then went to their website to really dig deep. I could find a rug for every room in my house. I love the colors with the brick floors...

So, although it may be extravagant to "decorate" the back hallway, bathroom, and laundry room, it is where we spend a lot of time! I really appreciate the update! I'm happy :)

You can find bees in my shop here.
You can find gorgeous antique rugs like this one here.
You can find out more about the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show here.
You can find the wallpaper here.

Other updates around the house...

Had these pillows made for my bed to brighten things up. I had gold check on the three large square pillows, and found this gorgeous discontinued Fortuny fabric to replace them... I think it's perfect!

As I mentioned in my instagram story, I am so sick of spider mites! If killing my ivy wasn't enough, I happen to be allergic to spider mites, and they really come around during the summer months it seems. Do you struggle with spider mites on your ivy? The last two I bought didn't last long at all... I begrudgingly bought something to replace the ivy, and to my surprise, I like it!

Now that the back hall is complete, I am moving on to my office space. I have already painted the ceiling a pretty light blue, and reorganized the shelves. Next, I need to cover the wing chairs, and I have a couple more surprises!

Stay tuned for updates in the future!
Have a fun Fourth of July week!

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Jun 13, 2017

~ i love wallpaper!

I can't tell you how happy I am about this wallpaper. It has been a long time coming!

The laundry room story is a long and boring one, but what a happy ending!! Click here, here, and here for the full history... But for now, just praise and joy for this gorgeousness!

I found the blue and white pitcher below on eBay for nothing... A perfect addition to the space!

We also added under counter lighting, which really helped brighten up the room... It was actually my husband's idea. He is an angel straight from heaven.

If I win the lottery, this will not be the only room with wallpaper in my house.

This particular wallpaper is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. At first, I thought the print would be too large, but I actually love it in this small space. 

Click the image below to get more info on this wallpaper!

The laundry situation has just been taken up a notch. 
Yay for laundry!

PS I received over 500 likes on my instagram post of the laundry room wallpaper in progress ~ the most likes ever! If you want more, there are a couple videos on my instastory! here

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