Drab to Fab! Living Room Redesign

I love love love to share my own house when I can. Sometimes I feel so busy focusing on others houses that mine gets neglected! Ahh! I have to say have a robot vacuum has saved my life, in a world of endless dog fur! Finally we were able to finish the neutral grey paint in the living room and really spruce up the decor pieces with some real vintage fun.

Before:

Now don’t get me wrong, I love yellow and really contemplated keeping the yellow walls. The downfall? It’s hard to stay neutral with such a bright color on the walls. Also the previous owner didn’t spend the big bucks on the high quality paint and it started to wear pretty fast with the one-year-old and two big dogs in the house.

Now it’s pretty obvious that this room was void of all style previously. Worn couches and bland furniture and literally no decor at all. With such a warm room, I mean look at that bay window, the lack of style sucked all character right out of the house. The most I can say is that it was clean…

Once again can we say blahhhh. Also check out those folding doors in the back! Yeah I took those off basically day one. Our house is a classic New England Cape Cod style, with character intrinsic to the build. However, the lack of decor and the drab furniture made it look so bland.

After:

Ta-da!We added the neutral grey paint but kept the pops of yellow in the room to brighten things up, since the room already gets loads of natural light. I threw in some modern decor pieces in the oar and porthole-esque mirror. Of course I added a lot of vintage pieces to makes things look a little more unique and authentic. Here’s a close up of the tall table display and wall art focal point. The print is a Refined Relics original, you may recognize from the February Heirloom Box. Such a sweet throw back, a classic movie quote print in the gold foil font. The sheet music is one of my favorite vintage design inspirations, this particular piece is circa 1920. This vintage milk bottle makes an awesome vase, this one also comes from the 1920s.

Thanks for reading as always!

Surprise, you get to PEEK!!

Okay so maybe you are like me, have absolutely no patience and little self control when it comes to mystery. I get it, that’s how I roll too!! We have been racking our brain trying to figure out how to give all y’all lovely subscribers sneak peeks into boxes that you are ABOUT to order. I know you will, so just get to it already! So here is the low down on the next THREE boxes! Yay!!

We can plan themes and the modern pieces of the boxes months out, however we LITERALLY hunt down each individual vintage piece for each subscriber. We start shopping for those on the first of every month.

I hope you love the upcoming themes! So subscribe, support and of course share that love my luvs!

 

April: Bubble & Baubles

Okay so it has been a long winter for all of us. The snow is hopefully disappearing and the sun is shining so why don’t we focus on a little relaxation. The April Heirloom Box is all about the luxury, check below for a list of items that will be included!

Birchrose Co. Luxury Bath Products MSRP $22

Feat. Glamour, Refinery29, New Beauty, Nylon, Prevention Mag, Allure, Teen Vogue

Bathroom Decor Sign Sign MSRP $17.00

Dry Body Brush MSRP $9.50

GoodJuJuHerbal

Vintage Perfume & Miniture Bottles

 

 

 

May: Fete Des Mere (French & Mothers Day Theme)

Pinky Up Peach Ceramic Tea Infuser MSRP: $26.99

French Themed Print MSRP $15.99

RainCityDesignCo.

French themed antique books & Decor <3

June: But First Coffee

Parcel Island Print MSRP $18.99

One of my favorite artisan makers! Check out her etsy at Parcel Island

 

Pantry Textured Canister MSRP $21.99

Vintage Coffee Ads & Sacks

 

Spring Theme Table Setting with Napkin Fold How-To!

Okay I think y’all know that I am more than excited about Spring! Finally my home and table setting fits the changing season too! I wanted to make a setting that was a little more unqiue and has a vintage flair to it! I love to mix it up! Also I had to say goodbye to the little vintage bunny in the picture, who ever gets him in their March box…his name is Fred. Take good care of him! Ha!

What you need:

  1. Traditional napkin
  2. Decorative carrot (I got my at my local Homegoods, the whole package was $14.99)
  3. Vintage books — These can vary in cost but these are two that I had on hand – extra vintage brownie points if they are Spring themed or children’s books
  4. Round straw style placemat
  5. Farmhouse Style napkin or in my case I used tea towels
  6. Plate

Get the look:

  1. Place the placemat at the bottle
  2. On top of placement place an attractive plate
  3. Place the vintage book open on the plate
  4. Top with napkin with carrot tucked inside (Steps to the napkin fold I used below!)

How to tucked carrot fold:

Fold your napkin in half

And half again

Take the top corner and fold diagonally. Do this two more times, tucking the triangles in as you go. Make sure you leave a little showing each time.

Fold the right side of the square behind

Flip the napkin and fold the left side in

And wa-la! Gorgeous! Now just tuck that carrot in and enjoy this setting!

January Heirloom Box Sneak Preview!

We are always excited to share our most recent release of our Heirloom Box! This month our theme is romance! We are super pumped to be able to share some of our favorite Valentine’s Day decor trends with all of our lovely subscribers! While every box is different some similarities will exist between each.

What to expect

A gorgeous teacup, hailing from the mid-twentieth century and is just bursting with old world class. The heart shaped garland is perfect for replacing your holiday decor and adding a romantic colorful flare. These hand dipped tapered candles are the perfect accent for a romantic dinner in with your sweetheart. One of my personal favorites is the antique French perfume bottle circa 1900, what says romance better than the French! Lastly, each box this month will include a Refined Relics classic movie quote print! The value of each box is over $75!

We hope you are as excited as me!

Not a subscriber, but you want this box??

Okay we’ve heard you! You don’t sign-up or you miss the deadline and still want this specific months box. Well we have the solution. While monthly or seasonal subscriber sign-up closes on the last day of the month and we will ship these out between the 15th and the 19th. If you absolutely want the box, but missed sign up please check out the rush box available on our website. These boxes will ship by months end and will be a single months purchase, without a reoccurring charge.

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