Changes in our Library and the Prettiest Rug from Loloi!

Some of you saw on my Insta stories recently that I got a new rug from my friends at Loloi and it sparked a revolution in my library! We moved all the furniture around and it looks better than ever in here if you ask me!!

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rug  //  linen sofa //  coffee table  //  basket  //  lamp  //  pillows

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The new rug is from Loloi’s brand new Javari collection and this specific rug is called Berry Sunrise. I remember seeing the Javari collection displayed in the (insanely popular) Loloi showroom at High Point last market and thinking that the collection would be a big hit. Every rug in the collection is beautiful!

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I love that colors in fashion and home are going a little more on the warm side. Warmer colors can be so cozy and flattering! But don’t fret if your whole house is covered in the cooler tones that were more popular a few years ago! The new rusts and olives and mustards mix SO well with the cooler tones as long as there is a healthy does of white and black and other neutrals in your space (like my linen and leather sofas!).

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(pillows  //  throw)

(PS A bunch of you have been asking about my new leather Sven sofa from Article. Yes, I love that sofa as much as when we installed the same one in Lucy’s living room! It is beautiful and incredibly affordable for the quality and I LOVE that it ships so fast. Two thumbs up!)

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And how great is this camel leather and rug combo?! I love that this rug has pretty much every color in the rainbow but it is also somehow super neutral and low-key. I am a HUGE fan. We have been using this room so much more recently since we moved things around and added the pretty, new rug!

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You can buy the Berry Sunrise rug online HERE or you can email info@loloirugs.com to find a local-to-you retailer to see the rug in person. I think you’ll love it as much as I love mine!

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(cloud prints – $15 each from Jenny’s Print Shop!)

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Loloi Rugs is a sponsor of LGN. All opinions are my own.

The Girls Bathroom!

The girls upstairs bathroom is finished! I starting writing a MONSTER reveal post with the shiplap tutorial included, but I just couldn’t edit it down to less than, like, 70 photos, so I decided to make this reveal a two-parter! This post is still enormous, but I’m hoping it’s a little more bite-sized! :)

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As a reminder, here’s what the bathroom looked like when we moved in (and here’s the post where I talked all about the tile we considered for this space).  READ MORE »

Recipe for a Cozy and Pretty Bedroom

LGN 6 Steps for a Dreamy Bedroom

We are having a ton of house guests this summer, so I’ve been working on a little guest bedroom refresh. As you know, we started with changing the wall color (still obsessed!), but I also wanted to make some furniture changes and actually buy some real furniture for the space, since we were just using random hand-me-downs before.

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I’m taking a cue from this gorgeous bedroom I designed with my team for a client’s beach house. I want our guest room to be light and airy while still having some fun accessories and, of course, the coziness that comes from mixing textures.

When it comes to putting a bedroom together, my best advice is to keep it simple. In fact, one of my girlfriends just recently finished some home renovations and has been SO excited to finally get to the decorating phase. But just last week she texted me to say that she felt paralyzed about where to start with her bedroom. She felt like she needed to find the perfect pillow to build the rest of the room off of. I told her to stop worrying about finding the perfect all-encompassing pillow and gave her a couple of my best tips for decorating any bedroom…

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STEP 1: Focus on quality and comfort for the foundation pieces and anything else will be gravy! An upholstered headboard is a MUST for me – in every bedroom. Over the years, I’ve bought all sorts of adorable vintage brass and wood framed beds and none of them last long in our house because they just aren’t that comfortable! Here are a few beds that would provide the perfect simple foundation and won’t break the bank!

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STEP 2: Get a good mattress topper (I have and LOVE this one) and simple, good-quality bedding. I like to have a pop of color either in the throw pillows or the quilt/blanket at the end of the bed, but not usually in both. I prefer mostly white bedding 99% of the time. It just looks so clean and inviting!

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STEP 3: A soft rug that is the right size for your room is key to a beautiful, well-designed space. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll need at least a 9×12 under a king, an 8×10 under a queen and a 6×9 under a twin, though you can always go bigger. I like layered rugs a lot, too, so if you need a bit more coverage, consider layering a jute or sisal rug under your special pretty rug, like we did in our client’s room. Here are some of my favorites:

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STEP 4: As far as accent furniture goes, I like to keep it on the light side. Just a pair of really great nightstands and some sort of secondary seating (like a reading chair, or a bench for the foot of the bed) that helps keep guests comfortable but doesn’t overstuff the space. A dresser is on the “only if there’s room” list for me. Usually if there are enough hangers and shelves in your closet there’s not a huge need for a dresser in a guest room.

STEP 5: Don’t forget that great lighting makes a huge difference in a guest’s comfort! An awesome pair of wall-mounted bedside sconces makes it easy for guests to read in bed without taking up a huge amount of space on the nightstands themselves. Here are some of my favorite wall sconces, all of which are super affordable and most of them can just be plugged in! I’m obsessed with the ones we installed at our client’s house here (and they’re on sale right now!)

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STEP 6: Layer in some fun art and accessories! I’m planning on a couple of pieces from Jenny’s Print Shop for our guest bedroom. Maybe the clouds (version 1 and/or 2) or CHAMOMILE?

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Maybe LUNA, the full moon print? Or Beth’s new piece, SUMMER DAY?

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I also want to layer in a few fun pillows and some hooks for the wall to hang up bags and coats for our guests. I always think a mirror is a nice idea too.

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What are your best tips for making a bedroom cozy and comfortable for guests? I’d love to hear!

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Photos taken by Kate Lines and space designed and styled in collaboration with Megan Evans.