Accessories for Under $100 That Make Your Home Look Expensive

Above: Fresh flowers and pretty books and a candle go a long way, as do small touches like custom shades for your lighting!

Even if your budget isn’t huge, your home can still look super high end by choosing some of the right accents. From small touches like monogrammed linens to bigger ones like art and pillows- here are some awesome finds that will look WAY more expensive than they are and add a touch of grandeur to your home.

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A Royal Wedding Review

I am honestly depressed the royal wedding is over.  I was delighted out of my mind on Saturday morning watching it and thought it was the best royal wedding ever. Not only for it’s beauty but for the more relaxed (for royals) vibe it had as well as a serious feeling of true love. Like, Harry is HEAD OVER HEELS, it’s so obvious. She was cool as a cucumber, and he was a fidgety, teary mess! It was adorable!

Ok, so down to brass tacks– the church and flowers were AMAZING. Absolutely perfect, loose, garden-inspired and exactly what I was thinking they would do.

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The Royal Wedding: Last Minute Thoughts & What I’d Wear!

It’s HERE!!!!! Tomorrow morning I’ll be up bright and early to watch the event of the year.  Of course, I had to post today about my final fashion guesses about the dress, hair, etc. but also had some fun dreaming up looks for guests (ahem, MYSELF). So here we go!!!

THE DRESS DESIGNER:  BURBERRY

I think it’s going to be Burberry– no label is more British and yet also offers goods to the masses. Megan wants to be the new “People’s Princess” and this choice would be brilliant.

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A Bit of Blue

There is an old design adage that all rooms need a little black in them.  I’m starting to feel that way about blue.  I mean, I’v never met a room that didn’t benefit from a little blue and white pottery!  We’re installing a house this month that we designed completely in blue and white (little sneak pics from my Insta)– from the palest light blue to dark navy and every iteration of blue in between!

Here are some fun ways to use blue in your home in either a big or tiny way.

// 2. // 3. (dying over this pair!) // 4. // 5. // 6. ($150 version of my lamp!) // 7. (melamine!) // 8. (outdoor pillow!) // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. (super cute sleeping bag!) // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. (on sale!)

 

Introducing West Elm Baby + Kids!

Busy mom shopping West Elm’s new collection— until Henry hijacked my laptop!

The day after Mother’s Day seems like an appropriate time to share the news that West Elm has introduced a baby and kids line in collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids!  I love the modern take they have on kids decor, which includes cribs, changers, art, wallpaper (removable!) and bedding– among other things.  And the prices are great (a gorgeous crib for $399 can’t be beat!).  I’m finishing up my second book which focuses on designing a home for the whole family that everyone can enjoy, be proud of and live in comfortably.  Kids furniture with great style is a huge part of creating a home that looks gorgeous but also functions well for a busy family.  These pieces are a great example of how to accomplish both of those goals!

I pulled some items for a darling girls nursery– blush and grey but with fun modern touches.  The removable wallpaper would go on the crib wall and acts as art without nervously hanging a framed piece above the crib.

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