Guest Bedroom Makeover

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Last week in my insta stories, I showed you the behind the scenes of our guest bedroom makeover (you can still view those stories here in my highlights!). I’m so happy with how this space turned out for our video with this cute Martha Stewart bedding line!

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wall mounted sconces

In my stories I also gave you a candid update on this DIY plywood planked floors tutorial I did right after we moved to our house, about five years ago (can you believe it’s been that long already?!). In general, I’m still really happy with these floors, but there are a few changes I’d make if I were to do it again, including using a more expensive plywood from a harder wood, like maple or birch. The really inexpensive pine sheets we used have a lot of character now :) with cracks and marks from rolling office chairs (you can see details in my stories!). BUT at $1/foot, I’m still pretty happy with how these floors look and work for us in this above-the-garage suite.

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faux  potted agave  //  candle  //  water decanter  //  tumbler 

This platform bed was probably my very favorite part of the install! It was only $899, which is a killer deal considering you don’t need a box spring or a bedskirt to finish off the look. I LOVE the warmth from the wood on the frame, and the softness from the upholstered headboard! It is a GREAT bed. It is lower to the ground because it is a platform bed, but I wouldn’t say it was weirdly small or short. It would be especially great for rooms with lower ceilings, though we have vaulted ceilings in our guest room suite and it didn’t feel too-short in here at all.

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BIG SUR print  //  KNOTS I print

The cute bedding is from Macy’s and that beautiful striped lumbar is from our second Juniper Studio Home pillow collection, which will be launching soon! :) You guys were so amazingly supportive about our last launch! I couldn’t believe we basically sold out in less than an hour! We have been adding a few to the shop here and there lately, but we’ll be sure to announce on the Juniper Studio instagram when the next collection launches. We are focusing just on the lumbar size this time, which is my FAVORITE for beds. I think it makes a bed look done up, but in such a simple and easy way!

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faux fiddle leaf fig  //  gray throw

Another surprising find for our new guest bedroom was this SUPER affordable rug! The price has been fluctuating a bit, usually between $260 and $300 for a 7×11′, which is absolutely the PERFECT size for a Queen bed! I love that’s a little longer and skinnier than a standard 8×10. I think it’s ideal for the rug to end about where the nightstands end so there’s plenty of soft rug to see and to step down onto when getting out of bed.

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These nightstands were another great find! They were only $199, which I think is still a great price even though I ended up having to paint them. Here’s what the listing photo looked like. Seemed like a nice midtone gray metal color, right? WHY can’t retailers use listing photos that actually reflect the real life color and finish of their products? Like, it seems like this would only save them so much hassle with returns and customer service issues, right?

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The nightstands did come quickly though and the construction was top notch! Sturdy, all metal, an integrated drawer pull. I loved everything but the straight up silver finish. No biggie though – I used Rustoleum’s metallic spray paint in Black Stainless Steel and it was the perfect dark gunmetal color I was hoping for when I placed the order!

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KNOTS I print  //  nightstands  //  bed   //  wood easel 

We finished off the space with these two-arm swinging sconces, a faux fiddle leaf tree and a giant print of BIG SUR from photographer Jillian Goulding. It’s one of my favorites in JPS right now! I had the image printed to fit a $3 brass thrift store frame, and I think it looks perfect here. I started the print shop because I wanted to provide art that could be flexible to fit different spaces and frames that you can find affordably. This frame is about 30×40 and everything included would have cost you less than $70! So awesome, right?

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SOURCE LIST:

bed

Juniper Studio Home Collection lumbar – coming soon!

wall sconce

nightstand

faux fiddle leaf fig

Sea Salt and Gardenia candle (smells AMAZING!)

throw blanket

BIG SUR print

KNOTS I print

faux potted agave

water decanter

water tumbler

Sofas Under $1000!

We recently picked up this amazing green sofa for only $749 (we used an extra 20% off coupon too for even extra discount)! I couldn’t believe it was such a great price. It’s so cute in that great green color and those gorgeous brass feet!

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sofa  //  leather ottoman  //  rug

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We’ve been poking around the web looking for other great sofas that are under $1000 – and there are a ton of awesome options! Like this black leather beauty is a great option that I love in this room by my girl Anissa from House Seven Design.

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I’ve also always loved this Echo sofa from Article that we used in Lucy’s living room. It’s suuuuuper comfy and only $899!

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These are some of our favorite finds from our search. Have you seen any other great sofas for less than a grand? We’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday! Don’t let the ladies in your life down by waiting too long to get something special. Here are a few things we have been loving lately that would make for a very excellent Mother’s Day!

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Our new print, WOMEN, just launched in the shop today and we all think it would be perfect gift. Print it at home or at Kinkos or Costco, throw it in your favorite vintage or Target frame and voila! Personal, beautiful, chic art makes the best present. And maybe grab her one of these below too if you’re going for extra credit!

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  1. Gypsy Water Perfume – I literally get stopped on the street when I’m wearing this perfume. It is the BEST EVER and is worth every dang cent!
  2. Hoop Earring Set – We all know that Madewell is the best for jeans and jewelry. These hoops come in a set of three, but the largest hoops in the set have literally become my every day pair of earrings for the last month. I try to pick something else, but every day I go back to these perfectly sized hoops! They go with every outfit from a t-shirt and jeans to a fancy dress with heels. They make you feel like a million bucks!
  3. Faux Protea Arrangement – Flowers that never die are a sweet gift idea! This faux protea arrangement is great for bookshelves and nightstands.
  4. Ray Ban Sunglasses –  I’m sort of over super ridiculously huge sunglasses and have been loving more classic shaped frames lately. These Raybans were the perfect classic-with-a-twist pair. The bottom of the frame is sliiiightly geometric but still has that amazingly flattering Aviator shape and size.
  5. Candle – Looks and smells like a $100 candle, only costs $35. Hard to beat that, folks!
  6. Candle Snuffer – Raise your hand if practically the worst thing you can imagine is someone blowing out the candle and then the whole house smells like smoke for the next five hours. (*Jenny raises her hand*) JUST SAY NO TO CANDLE SMOKE AND USE A SNUFFER!!! This cool, matte black snuffer along with the candle linked above would be best case scenario combo!
  7. “The House That Pinterest Built” – Hands down, the best design book I’ve seen in years. Insanely inspiring and looks stunning on the shelf or a coffee table.
  8. Salt and Pepper Mills – Mark my words, these salt and pepper mills are the new thing in kitchen styling. Look out, bread boards! French pepper mills are coming for you.
  9. Sandals – Oh, these sandals! It started out innocently enough, with getting the natural leather pair at the beginning of spring. They’re a great price though so it was pretty quick after that I bought the black pair. And then a few weeks ago I got the darker brown pair too, so now I just wear a different color of this same sandal practically all week long. No shame though. They really are the perfect summer staple!
  10. Lip Mask – Are you sick of hearing about this lip mask? I know, everyone has been talking about it, but I promise it’s with good reason! Your mom will love to get it for Mother’s Day. And tell her to pat a little under her eyes before bed too – I’ve been doing it for the last month and I swear it’s done more for me than any fancy eye cream I’ve ever splurged on.
  11. SPF Brush & Bronzer – Sunscreen is life guys. All you young things, take a word of advice from me, START NOW with a good sunscreen routine and your bank account with thank you in your 30s and 40s and beyond! I keep this sunscreen bronzer brush in my car and it helps me to remember to keep applying all day.
  12. Gel Nails Kit – A few months ago I counted how much I was spending on gel manicures every month and the same day I bought my own kit on Amazon. It’s super easy to do at home and my older girls love to join in on the fun. This color called Fairy Dream is the PERFECT warm neutral pink and looks great with a summer tan!

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, all you beautiful women! xo

Using Vintage Runners to Warm Up Your Kitchen

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A vintage runner in basically any kitchen will add HUGE amounts of instant charm and character! It’s my favorite accessory to choose for any kitchen space we’ve ever worked on!

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They for sure can get pricey, but I have a couple of go-to sources that always come through for me. Here are a few of our favorites available now for less than $300!

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If you’re not feeling it with the idea of a vintage rug in your home, never fear! There are TONS of beautiful, “made to look vintage” options out there! Here are our favorite budget-friendly options, like the gorgeous runner from Target above! I LOVE the soft hit of pink! (PS here’s the link to that full kitchen reveal! Still completely in love with this space!)

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