Office Makeover with BEHR’s 2018 Color of the Year!

I’ve been wanting to paint my little office at Juniper Studio, but our ceilings in here are 15ft high (!), so I’ve been holding off. But recently I saw this image and decided a color blocked wall would be SO cool in here, so when BEHR asked if I wanted to use their 2018 color of the year (which happened to be INSANELY on brand with our Juniper colors!), I jumped at the chance to paint my office!

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BEHR’s 2018 color trends are SO GOOD. Check out how beautifully all these colors play together! All of them are available at Home Depot now. Some of my favorite color combos are here – blush, olive, forest green, rust, coral and then of course this beautiful blue-green-gray color that they picked to be their color of the year. It’s called IN THE MOMENT, and I’m obsessed.

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My office before was a boring sea of white and desperately needed some color and life!

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I picked up a gallon of IN THE MOMENT (T18-15) at my local Home Depot and a roll of painter’s tape. To get that color blocked look, I measured 72″ from the floor and marked every three feet or so with a pencil. Then I taped all around the room using the marks to keep the tape as straight as possible. The best way to make your paint lines are SUPER crisp is to first brush on a coat of the background color (the bright white we have on all the walls in the studio, in my case) on the bottom edge of your painters tape. This seals the tape and ensures if there are any leaks under the tape, it will be the background color!

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Once the sealer paint is totally dry you can finish rolling on your main color and you can remove the tape to unveil the most perfectly crisp paint line you’ve ever seen!

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I used Behr’s Marquee paint line, which is a paint and primer in one, so I only needed to roll on one coat! We busted out this project in about an hour!

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Did you know that Home Depot carries a lot of decor items now too? I picked up this really cute (and affordable!) rug for my office there too! Isn’t it pretty with the new wall color?

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This basket is also from Home Depot. We potted my favorite faux fiddle leaf in it and I love the combo!

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I also picked up a couple of little accent pieces like this lacquered pink tray from Home Depot and this cute little brass desk lamp!

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ELEANOR print  //  pink tray

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Our DAHLIA prints by Lynne Millar are brand new in Jenny’s Print Shop and I could not love this color combo more!!

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The IN THE MOMENT color is such a happy pop of color in our white studio. I’ve been loving working in this space and I can honestly say it is a super soothing, easy-to-live-with color!

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leather desk chair  //  arm chairs  // rug  //  brass lamp  // tall lamp is vintage  //  desk 

Thank you to BEHR for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. View BEHR’s 2018 Color Trends here, available at Home Depot now through the end of 2018!

The Gentry Project Kitchen Reveal with Bosch!

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cheese board  //  white plates  //  white bowls  //  gold wall sconces

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Today is SUCH an exciting day! The Gentry project is finished and I am so thrilled with how all of these spaces turned out, but I especially love the kitchen. When the time came to choose the appliances for this space, I knew we wanted to go with something modern, beautiful and most importantly, high quality. I was thrilled to get to partner with Bosch and Domino Magazine on this kitchen and I hope you caught the video series we posted on Instagram the past couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun with this collaboration!

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green pitcher  //  mini pink bowls  //  gold tray with handles //  black pitcher

decanter with wood stopper  //  cake stand  //  gold wall sconces

Okay, should we dig right in with some crazy before photos?? Check out that funky tile! :)

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The footprint of the original kitchen from the 60s was small and cramped. We gutted everything in here and bumped up the insanely low ceiling and took out a few walls to make the space work better.

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Once the new walls were up and the white oak floors were installed, it was easier to get excited about the kitchen’s potential! :) To help keep things bright and airy in here, we decided on white cabinets. We landed on an olive color for the island and pops of black in the hood surround, the backsplash grout and the cabinet hardware to contrast against all the white.

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Brass accents in the lighting and the faucet as well as the wood open shelving helps to warm up the space. The warm gray veining in the Cambria quartz countertops also really helps to add interest and character!

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green pitcher  //  gold tray with handles  //  green bowls  //  decanter with wood stopper

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white bowls  //  white plates  //  cheese board  //  gold frame

When we started working with Bosch on this kitchen build out, I was so thrilled to learn that their Benchmark series dishwasher accepts ready-made cabinet fronts (our cabinets were not custom) for a seamless look in the cabinetry. This really helps to make this kitchen look even bigger I think! And check out this video to see how cool the dishwasher is inside! The tines that hold up the dishes are adjustable, the bottom rack holds all sorts of big, bulky items (like HUGE popcorn bowls and stock pots!) and there’s the MyWay Rack that allows you to accommodate deeper items that you usually never have a place for! I’m OBSESSED with this dishwasher!

 

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green pitcher  //  cake stand  //  black pitcher  //  gold tray

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rug (similar)  //  baskets  //  pendant light

When I posted about this dishwasher on Instagram a lot of you that have this same model mentioned you LOVE the whisper-quiet aspect. I love it too, especially for the Gentry house kitchen because it is so open to the living and dining rooms. It’s so quiet you can run a load during a dinner party and none of your guests would realize it! :) You can literally be standing right next to the dishwasher while it’s running and not hear a thing.

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white plates  //  black plates  //  glass and gold pitcher

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We couldn’t choose a gas range in this house, so we used Bosch’s beautifully designed app to easily and quickly find the perfect 30″ slide-in electric range. Isn’t it gorgeous? We really needed the range to not have a back panel to work with the quartz backsplash design, and Bosch came through for us! We also chose a Bosch hood insert above the range in the custom surround our contractor made. I’m SO happy with how this whole range area turned out! It’s functional AND beautiful.

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We also used the Bosch app to source the 36″ wide French Door counter-depth fridge. I love the sleek design and the organization of the interior components. The French Door design is a huge space saver and makes it easy to have a lot of people in the kitchen at the same time.

 

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Our goal with this whole house renovation was to choose unique, beautifully designed elements that, most importantly, help this home function well, but that also look great. Bosch is known for making appliances that have quality that is both lasting and noticeable, and I know that the future homeowners will see and feel that from Day 1 here in the Gentry Project kitchen!

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glass and gold pitcher  //  cake stand  //  soap

This post was brought to you in partnership with Bosch and Domino Magazine. Thank you for supporting the brands we use and love!

 

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Bosch Benchmark Series Dishwasher

Bosch Counter-Depth Refrigerator

Bosch 30″ Electric Slide-In Range

Bosch Hood Insert

Madera Cabinetry

Stone Fabrication by G3 Glass and Granite

Cambria Brittannica Matte Quartz on perimeter

Cambria Carrick Matte Quartz on island

Island custom, paint color is Ben Moore Dragon’s Breath

Cabinet Hardware – Pulls and Knobs

Brass Pull-Down Faucet by Delta

Apron Sink by Kohler

Brass Sconces by Lucent Lightshop

Brass Pendant light over island by Lucent Lightshop

Backsplash tile

Grout color: Dark Truffle

Shelf Brackets, wood is 11″ Mahogany from Home Depot in Minwax Driftwood stain

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Wood floors Delaware Driftwood by Lumber Liquidators

Stools – DIY painted IKEA

Island Baskets

Print hanging on wall – FIRE ESCAPES

Print on range spice shelf – DOVER HOUSE

Holiday Shopping with RetailMeNot and a $500 Giveaway!

*UPDATE: Contest is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thank you for entering!*

This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot. All images and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

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sofa  //  coffee table  //  rug  //  leather ottoman

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We did a little sprucing up around the studio recently to get ready for the holidays! RetailMeNot invited me to see what kinds of deals I could find using their HOLIDAY DEALS page, and we really hit the jackpot! I’ve used RetailMeNot for many years, both online and with their app, to get additional coupons or promotion codes before checking out. But what I didn’t realize is RetailMeNot can also be used as a sale search engine, with thousands of coupons and cash back offers. You can hop on their site and see in one place where the deals are! It’s honestly such a great tool for saving money around gift-giving holidays.

 

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I hopped on the HOLIDAY DEALS page on RetailMeNot and found all sorts of coupons, major promotions and cash back offers to some of my favorite decor sites, like to Pottery Barn, World Market, Crate & Barrel and West Elm. Also you can combine coupons and cash back offers! Like they have a 20% off World Market coupon plus $20 cash back deal running right now and I am going to order this faux Sea Grape tree for my house this weekend! Speaking of faux plants, I used the RetailMeNot app at Michael’s to get 20% off my entire purchase of a TON of holiday decor, like these magnolia leaves!

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bottle brush trees  //  console table 

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I also got a bunch of frames with the Michael’s coupon so I could hang a few of our newest Jenny’s Print Shop releases – another great gift idea! (And by the way, RetailMeNot is letting me give away a $500 Visa gift card to one of you this week! To enter, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website and comment back on this post with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year! I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night!)

*UPDATE: Contest is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thank you for entering!*

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wood bead garland  // RED BARN print

I have been eyeing this adorable tassel pillow from Pottery Barn and when I saw there was a 25% off coupon on RetailMeNot, I pulled the trigger! Isn’t it a great layering pillow? I think this would make the cutest gift!

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sofa  //  leather ottoman  //  round table

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bottle brush trees  //  blue pom pom pillow

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PINES print  //  RED BARN print  //  DAHLIA I print

I just noticed on the RetailMeNot site that this Overstock rug that so many of you have also ordered and loved is 20% off right now with an additional $15 cash back!

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rug  //  coffee table

I picked up this greenery at a couple local grocery stores and made these modern wreaths using metal hoops, floral wire and ribbon from Michaels. Aren’t they sweet? I love them all hung together on a wall like this! It makes a big statement for not a lot of money (especially when I used my coupon!).

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leather sofa  //  buffalo check pillow

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leather sofa  //  red rug

I love that we were able to add some fun holiday touches to the studio without breaking the bank! RetailMeNot is a forever addiction and there’s not much better than getting a great deal (especially when there are a lot of gifts on the To Buy list!). I’m super excited to help one of you with you holiday shopping this year too, so don’t forget to enter the $500 Visa gift card give away! To enter, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website and comment back on this post with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year. I’ll pick a winner and notify them by email on Sunday night. Good luck!

2017 Holiday Gift Guides: For Him, Her & Kids

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  1. Gold Cactus Trinket Dish – You don’t have to be from the desert like I am to love a little bit of cactus in your life! This trinket dish is so cute in a bathroom, on a console table or on top of a stack of books.
  2. Leather Tote – I have and use this leather tote every single day. I love its simplicity and after three years of daily use, I can vouch for the quality! It’s great gift for yourself and others!
  3. Hair Pins – I get asked about my bobby pins every time I’m wearing them in my insta stories. I wear them three or four times a week probably and I LOVE them! They stay put really well and don’t rip your hair out either. I get constant compliments and questions about them, which means they’re great gifting material!
  4. Tassel Earrings – Inexpensive but nice looking statement jewelry is always a good gift idea, I think. These adorable tassel earring definitely fall in that category! I have been surprised at how often I wear them considering I don’t usually choose dangly earrings! I LOVE them.
  5. “To Be Continued…” Bookmark – I love low-tech gifts, don’t you? I’m ready to throw my phone away and read a book in a hammock for the rest of my life.
  6.  Gold Circle Necklace – Other than my barrettes, my gold circle necklace is probably my most commonly asked question in my direct messages folder. It is handmade and real gold so I wear it every day, all day and it still looks brand new! It layers so well with other jewelry but is pretty on its own, too!
  7. 2018 Planner – Perfect gift for teachers and coworkers!
  8. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Perfume – Have you smelled this perfume yet? It’s a winner. I have been wearing Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille for years, and it’s my favorite, but I had been looking for another scent to mix things up a little. My friend Jenna introduced me to this (surprisingly affordable) perfume and it’s a really good one! My husband loves it and I get compliments often when I wear it!

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  1. Sunglasses – Classic but not boring sunglasses are my jam! Love, love, love these from my very favorite sunglasses brand, Quay.
  2. Personalized Necklace – A really (REALLY) cute spin on the Carrie necklace. I’d love one of these for myself, but I also want to get one for my girls!
  3. Journal – I think journals make sweet gifts, probably because I’m still really into hand-written to do lists. :) This one is beautiful!
  4. Portable Phone Charger – Helpful and cute!! Another great co-worker/teacher gift!
  5. “Read this if You Want to Take Better Photos” Book – I recently got this little book and I love it! It’s pretty enough to have sitting out, but it’s also a good read.
  6. Red Matte Balm – Another frequently asked question in my DM’s is about this red lipstick I wear on the regular. It’s a matte lip crayon and it’s SUPER cheap. It can go on in a thin layer for just a hint of color or it can layer to look more like traditional red lipstick. If I had to only have one lipstick on me, this would be it because it’s so versatile!
  7. Black Suede Loafers – Cute with ripped up jeans especially!
  8. Gold Stud Earrings – These go-with-anything bar studs make a great gift for that friend that feels in a fashion rut. I gave a pair recently to a friend who was feeling a little bored with her clothes and general look. These earrings felt a little bit adventurous to her, but not too risky at the same time. She loves them and wears them often! (and I wear mine all the time too!)
  9. Plaid Top – The perfect holiday/winter top for all of us that are overeating this season! :)

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  1. “Men of Style” Book – DYING to get my hands on this book! I hope Michael likes it too! :)
  2. Sunglasses – Love a good green glass tortoise shell frame pair of sunglasses on my man! These are 35% off today!
  3. Gold Tie Clip – I bought this one for Michael last year and he loves and wears it often!
  4. Mini External Hard Drive – How sleek is this techie gadget? It is waterproof and pocket sized!
  5. Leather Watch – I know I put this on the Men’s guide, but I’m honestly considering this watch for myself! It’s a STUNNER.
  6. Fun Socks – Never enough socks around our house! Michael loves to get fun colors and patterns to mix up his work wardrobe every day, which makes for an easy gift for me! :)
  7. Backgammon Game – I grew up playing backgammon with my parents and siblings, so I’m nostalgic for the game anyway, but how gorgeous is this set? It’s BURLWOOD!!!!

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  1. “Lost in NYC” Book – Have you heard about this city travel guide series? Straight from the description: “Getting lost in the city is not about throwing away the map. It’s about surrendering yourself to the essence of the place. The sights, smells, flavours and sounds that make it unique. The photography, the art, the creativity that provide its individual inspiration. Getting lost is diving headfirst into what makes each city its own.” Sounds amazing right? Ready to hop on a plane right now and go explore!
  2. Key Ring – Modern and cool are two descriptors you’d never pick for a key ring, but this one is both of those things! LOVE.
  3. Notebook – Get a gorgeous handmade notebook and support Public School Art programs?! Double nice!
  4. Leather Phone Case with Card Slots – Michael is all about having the tiniest wallet possible. I think this would do the trick!
  5. Bose Bluetooth Speaker – We need a couple new speakers around the studio and I think this little guy is so cute!
  6. Beanie – I love the color and texture of this beanie.
  7. Leather Luggage Tag – Simple, cool and practical. This would be fun to combine with the travel book! (OR WITH A PAIR OF TICKETS TO PARIS!!!) ;)

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  1. Dollhouse – I know we’ve all seen it, but it’s too good to not mention here. Margot is getting a dollhouse under the tree this year and I can’t wait!
  2. Star Wars Planters – I mean, guys, they’re Star Wars planters! HA! I actually don’t even really love Star Wars, but I still think these are so fun!
  3. “Home” Book – I love this book and how it portrays different concepts of what home is. It’s a great conversation to have with kids, helps them learn about the world around them and usually ends up with everyone feeling grateful, which is never a bad thing!
  4. Cloud Nightlight – Super sweet and works great!
  5. Play Kitchen -I dare you to try and find a cuter modern play kitchen! It doesn’t exist! :)
  6. Razor Mini Scooter – One of our neighbor’s daughters got this mini Vespa-esque scooter for her birthday earlier this year and as far as I can tell, every single kid in the neighborhood will now be getting one for Christmas. It will be like a hilarious little scooter gang racing around our streets! Hahahhaha! They are pretty amazing and well-made for the price (they hold up to 170 lbs so there might be a mom or two joining the scooter gang every now and then!!).

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  1. Pink Ballet Dress – Always my girls favorite dresses to wear! They are gorgeous and wash SO well.
  2. Wooden Cocoa Set – The cutest spin on a play tea set! Play hot cocoa! :)
  3. Velvet Hair Bows – I love velvet bows for making regular kids clothes look fancier for holiday parties and church.
  4. Headphones – These are so handy for travel or even just in the car on long errands days!
  5. Instax Instant Camera – Still our family’s favorite toy. We have albums full of these snap shots and they are priceless to me!
  6. “A Poem for Every Night of the Year” Book – I’ve declared that 2018 is the year we slow down as a family. I want to work less, cook more, pick up gardening, throw out our TV and play games together or read together instead. This book has a poem for every day of the year (Angelou, Shakespeare, Whitman, etc) and a little paragraph before the poem to provide context. I know my girls will love discussing over dinner or after baths before bed! Bring on the slow times! :)
  7. Wooden Baking Set -Margot is suddenly VERY into all things imaginative play. We already have a play kitchen, but this little baking set would be right up her alley!
  8. Pom Pom Beanie – I love this little beanie and I love that it is black! Very city kid, very cool!

 

HAPPY SHOPPING! What have you found this year that you can’t live without?! I’d love to hear!