Sometimes the simplicity of subway tiles really makes me happy. They are simple, can be dressed up or dressed down, and always budget friendly. They are also a classic... but I'm interested to see what you think about them! Would you put subway tiles in your home?
We were truly blessed on Saturday with an absolutely beautiful wedding. Our venue was all about the beautiful landscape around the barn so it was good weather was important! I will be sharing photos from our wedding with you soon, but first I wanted to share some of our engagement shots with you.
Our photographer is Mallory Frazier of Mallory Frazier Photography, and she blew us away both on our engagement shoot and wedding. She is professional, but fun, and manages to make even me look photogenic! Also check Mallory Frazier Photography on Facebook
Our shoot was also the first day we got our little Sammy, so of course we had to include him in some shots.
My parents' farm makes the perfect backdrop.
Mallory was great at following our shot list and at suggesting poses and coming up with some great shots...don't forget to check her out on Facebook and her site, Mallory Frazier Photography.
If you know you are going to be in the home you are in go with something you love! My suggestion would be to pick something you know you will still love years down the road, like a print you've always adored, since changing up wallpaper isn't as easy.
Although I haven't been in the rustic mood lately sometimes I find a space that has brick and wood mixed together so perfectly, I could imagine falling in love with the space and living there. Here's a few reasons why I love the mix:
Working within a small space is a hard job, especially in a kitchen when you love to cook! There are some really creative ways to work in a small kitchen and one of them is a small island. Sometimes you just need that extra work space and it can make a huge difference, and also look pretty awesome. I have also found that once I get my small kitchen organized, it can actually be easier to cook in because everything is within an arm's reach!
An island is an obvious solution and for good reason. They can add surface/work space and storage underneath. And these days, you have your pick when it comes to island style, size, etc. via Houzz
I don't think the island has to match your cabinetry, but I do like them to be tied into at least one other element in the space, like this island does the hood. via Apartment Therapy
Buy one with wheels so it can roll away if you need it to! Some kitchen's need that extra work space but it's not convenient to have around all the time. We actually have this exact same island from Ikea and it's going strong 4 years later.
In older homes and small apartments it's hard to find great storage and closet space solutions. Don't let the words wardrobe and armoire scare you though! There are some seriously great designs to choose from that give you the storage you need.
Don't neglect small accessories - they need a designated place too. Having these guys piled up in a corner or shelf can really make or break the feeling of chaos. Clear acrylic boxes or no-frills baskets are a good way to organize small items if you don't have a drawer.
Your walls are your best friends when you live small. Hang as much up as you can and save precious surface, drawer, and rail space for items that can't go on walls.
With the sun shining in through the window and the spring bringing beautiful flowers, I've decided to share some great ideas to enjoy some of that outdoor lifestyle inside with your home decor. I don't have great luck with plants - easy care ones I even tend to kill - snake plant, etc...while more delicate ones I somehow manage to keep alive. Still, I love the way they look (when they are healthy) and I love the air filtering benefits of plants.
via Pinterest via LoLo Moda I love terrariums, and they are a great way to start small if you aren't sure or you don't feel like you have the green thumb. A little can go a long way and some of these are seriously adorable!
via Belle Maison I also love the look of plants - potted or hanging, in the bathroom.
Do you have good luck with house plants? If so, please share your secrets in the comments section!