A Few New touches in our Kitchen

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Our kitchen basically looks the same as it did from when I shared it last, but there are a few things that are different and so I thought I'd show them to you today. 

First up are these bamboo bar stools.  I recently re-covered them with a beautiful gray tropical print fabric that I picked up while I was in Hawaii.

The bar stools came from a  yard sale a couple of years ago, and I have seriously re-covered the seats on them about five times since. I re-cover them so often because it's really simple to do, and by just switching up the fabric, it can really change the whole look of the room. But I love this new fabric SO much that I don't plan to re-cover them ever again!
 Perhaps I'll get around to sharing a blog post on how I reupholster the stools in an upcoming post, so please let me know if that is something your are interested in. 

Our kitchen is a little tricky to photograph and I always feel that it looks darker in my photos than it actually is, but with that said, I was purposely going for a darker/moodier vibe in here and that it why I choose such a dark color (Benjamin Moore - Wrought Iron) when I painted it earlier this year.

Another change I made in our kitchen is this rustic board with hooks that I have hung above our stove top. I found the piece of wood at a yard sale and I liked it for its metal label holders. From there, I just screwed in a few simple black hooks and then nailed the whole thing to the wall.

The board just so happened to be a perfect fit for this space. And I really like that it gives me a place to hang things within reach for when I'm cooking, such as a small pot, some cooking utensils and a dish towel. The fun wooded fish trivet is also from a yard sale.

 And now I have just realized that I could also hang up recipe cards on the metal label holders with magnets.

I love to bring in a lot of wood elements around our kitchen because I think that wood is just a great way to add texture and it also provides an earthy-natural feel to any space. 

And then the third new touch that I added to our kitchen is this wooded tray......which should be no surprise, I also got it at a yard sale,  as I also did with the wooden pineapple and wooden bowl :) but the tray is my newest find. I like to use it to hold our fruits and veggies.

If you haven't noticed, I love yard sales :) But perhaps one of the reasons why I love yard sales so much is that by finding a simple little treasure, it can, and it always does,  inspires me to make some changes around our home. Does getting new things inspire you too?

 A part of Feng Shui is to change things around your home often to allow energy to flow better. So I make sure to keep good energy in our home by yard selling. win win  :) 

The anchor platter, along with lots of similar items to what is in this room, can be found on my SHOP OUR HOME page. 

If you have any other questions or comments regarding our kitchen, please leave them below.
If you are new here and want to learn more about our kitchen, and see All of the many looks it has gone through, then please check out THIS post.

As always,
Thank you for stopping by today,

Peace & Love,


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Hello Friday.....so happy you could make it:)  I'm delighted to see you!

And that's no joke.

As promised I did have a one room installation yesterday so I managed to take a few trusty iPhone pictures.

I have been slowly putting the final layer on the rooms in this project which I've been working on for about a year and a half.  It takes time to curate that layered look......

I'll try to set it up for you......

This is kind of a dark and moody room....done in basically sepia tones. 

Hmmmm......neutrals.  Back to my roots!

The Charles Stewart sofa [to the trade only] arrived which allowed us to finally hang the black and white photography that the client has taken on his travels.

I arrived early to start laying them out.... auditioning them for the best look.  

This is a job that I will not tackle!  Too much math people!

The goods.....

Starting with the bar area....and that wonderful thermostat in the middle of the wall.....which happened way before I got involved!

So I worked around it cause what was my choice?

Whenever I need good bar accessories I head to World Market.....they never disappoint!  

The linen hand towels were a score!

I was happy to have one black and white picture left over!

I love the impact the gallery wall added to the room.  This was a long wall and it helped to add this Thibaut grasscloth wallpaper.

The rest of the room is paneled and painted SW Urbane Bronze.

Circa Lighting chandelier.

Some detail shots...

Love these Zak and Fox pillows....

This Woodbridge Furniture table.....

  Love the details on it!

My new favorite Currey and Co lamps.

Arteriors Home leather ottoman.

Duralee fabric on these pillows.

Don't forget you can use a tray in a tray...ha ha

Trim on the curtains.

And that's a wrap:)

This is the absolute favorite part of my job.....yes the shopping can be tedious but when it comes together it feels magic!

I fixed the links on the previous Look For Less post....not sure what happened but let me know if any of them are not working now.

And a WW update....holding at 13 lbs for about 2 weeks now.  Of course I have only been able to W/O once this week so far.....because of my CRAZY schedule!

I hope y'all have the best weekend ever!


Cottages & Bungalows Magazine feature

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Hi Friends!
I just wanted to stop in real quick to let you know that The Wicker House has been  featured in the August/September 2018 issue of Cottages & Bungalows

Cottages & Bungalows is one of my All-Time favorite magazines for so many reasons.
Cottages & Bungalows Magazine is always thoughtfully created and feels more like a book to me than a magazine.  Every issue is always page after page of beautiful homes and inspiring ideas and very few ads. ... which nowadays is hard to come by. Am I Right? 

I recently purged a whole cupboard of magazines that I had been hoarding, but I could not let go of my collection of Cottages & Bungalows. They are timeless and fun to look through again and again. 

So to be featured in the Summer Bliss issue of Cottages & Bungalows is truly a dream come true.
 I almost didn't believe it myself :) As I was looking through my copy, I kept thinking, "Maybe my image wasn't featured after all" but then there it was, on the very last page, a picture of our entryway from my Fall Home Tour

The article is about ways to expand your coastal decor.
I love that they emphasized that even if you don't live at the coast, you can still pack coastal style into your home. 

To read more, Check your local grocery/home store for this upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows. Or subscribe to Cottages & Bungalows Magazine HERE. (affiliated link)

Thank you for stopping by today,

Peace & Love,


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My friend texted me yesterday afternoon and asked me to come to the 7:00 AM Soul Cycle class.

Huh?  Why can't I go at a reasonable hour?

"Because Lorenzo is teaching and I love him"

Key word here.....you love him.  But whatever...all I need is a little peer pressure......

So I went and the AC was broken and y'all....I could not even breath.....they came in to the class after about 20 min passing out cold water [I guess they were worried].

My fingers are still wrinkled while I type this:)

OK....you guys know I am all about layering.  I try to be a minimalist but I walk that fine line!

Mark Sikes is probably one of the best.  His rooms feel lived in....collected and perfectly layered.  Most of us know him for his use of blue and he may be responsible for bringing that design trend back in a huge way!

BUT....he also does neutrals to perfection.

This desk situation above makes me giddy.

This might have been the inspiration for my master bedroom.....just saying.


I also found this bedroom and decided to recreate the "look for less"....

You're welcome.

First of all I found this bed!

Mark always adds some classic tradition to a room.....and makes black and brown co-exist so peacefully.

If you notice in the picture the curtains are a deep burgundy red floral!

So I went there:)

Thoughts?  It's very layered....not so matchy and if anyone actually puts this room together please send me the picture:)

OK.....so Thursday I finally have a little install and hopefully will have some pictures on Friday.  I feel like it's been ages since I showed some of my own work!