Category Archives: Baltimore

Finally Fall!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I’ve posted! The late summer & early fall have been crazy busy for me, not only with work, but with trips too! Since the end of August, we’ve been on quite a few excursions, all which I want to post about, so I won’t give too much away! I’m so excited to be planning out these next few posts & getting back into the swing of things as holiday seasons comes up! Here’s a couple of my favorite photos from the past few weeks, just as a sneak preview!

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Happy Friday!!
-S

Stained Glass Window

My transom window is finally done! I’ve been so excited to go pick it up & I finally have it! Check it out below!

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The photo is a little dark – I had to put white paper behind it so that you can see the detail!

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The clear glass pieces all have different textures – there’s a “icy crackle” pattern, a “wave” pattern, and a snake-skin like pattern.


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This is my dream home-front! I still have a ways to go to get my house looking like this beauty, but I’m one step closer with my transom window!

The stained wooden door & gas lamps are next on my list :)

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Decorating Brick Walls

A good majority of Baltimore row homes have a lot of exposed brick and wood accents. Whether it’s been renovated or not, these are two design aspects that have seemingly stood the test of time. The brick really does stand as a unique focal point on it’s own. It’s like having wall paper or textured paint, only it’s a structural piece as well!

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The brick wall runs almost the full length of the house & the wood beams are exposed in the living area & kitchen.

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Hanging both these shelves  & the TV  was quite the hassle!

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I have a big empty space of brick wall that doesn’t have any art or interest pieces. I’ve been looking for the right piece for quite a while now, and when I received my Grandin Road catalog the other day, I was immediately sparked with some ideas!

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These “Vintage Gate” pieces are stunning. I love the idea of having the wrought iron and wood up on the brick walls. This would definitely help accent the wooden beams and the wood floors, but since they’re all different types and colors of wood, I think that it would be a unique look!

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I also found these amazing art pieces. I love to read, and in my dream house, I’ll have a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast.  :) However, in my tiny row home, I love the idea of creating that library feel with art!

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I am also really feeling this bold, modern art piece that brings in a splash of color to the space. It also incorporates the gold that I LOVE to use when decorating!

It’s hard to choose! I think they would all look fantastic, but bring a different feel to my living space. What do you think would look best hanging on the brick ?

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Gallery Wall

I’ve been in my house for about a year now, and I’m finding the little spots around the house where I would like to add an accent chair here or wall art there. I have two places in my house where I think that a gallery wall would look really great–I’m having a hard time deciding which one to pick! I’ve also considered creating one for my office! I think the flexibility of being able to swap out prints is amazing! You can completely change up the entire look very easily.

I’ve created a mini vertical gallery in my bedroom with photos that I’ve taken on my international travels.

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I like the idea of incorporating mirrors, greenery, or other graphic pieces into the gallery wall.
This one from Lookie What I Did has so many engaging elements, it’s a mature yet fun look!

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This amazing idea comes from Little Green Notebook. She created a photo rail, which allows for layering.
There are no nail holes for all of your photos here & you can adjust the heights of your photos by just adjusting the string. Love this!

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And this beauty is one of my favorites! This comes from the office of Monika Hibbs, in her interview with Style at Home. I love the gold with the pops of hot pink. In an otherwise very neutral space, this is a really fun corner.

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Monika is one of my favorite bloggers! Her Ikea hack for the gold coffee table was one of my first DIY projects: check it out here!

This post by Mrs. Fancee gives you 100+ free prints! She even sorted them by theme & color. So much amazing inspiration there!

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I’m planning on buying some cheap frames & spray painting them all the same color so that I have different styles & materials, but the consistency of the same color.

I know this is becoming a popular way to decorate – showing off photos & personality with keeping the flexibility of being able to change out your decor.

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Office Decor

Those of us who work 40-hour work weeks (or more!) spend almost 1/3 of our time in our offices! With that being said, I think that we should make our office spaces as lovely & comfortable as our homes! Check out some of these incredible office spaces that I’m so envious of! :)

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Image via Best Friends For Frosting 

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Image via Pop Sugar.
This is Khloe Kardashian’s Office! NEVER would have guessed it!

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Image via Little Pink Notebook.
This site is fabulous–she’s a big DIY’er!

Love these! They’re all different, but so chic & functional!

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Where did January go?!

I have been absurdly busy this past month. Events, traveling, crazy puppy stuff!  However…I’m going to have lots of fun blog posts to put up over the next few weeks about my January!
I also have some super exciting news about my website…IT’S ALMOST DONE!! I will be transferring my blog to the new website as well, so hold tight for a new, fabulous look! :)
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 Happy Happy New Years!
Here are some of my favorite NYE posts from some of my favorite instagrammers! :)

Event Design (pt 1)

Event Design (pt 1)

The past few months have been crazy with events! I’ve been quite the busy bee. Here are some of my favorite shots from one of my events. I’ll share some more early next week!
All of these photos are courtesy of Rachel Smith Photography! This particular event was held at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore! Some of my favorite photos are dessert :)
These lovely ladies were so sweet to come support me!
I have the best friends!
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Holiday Favorites

Holiday Favorites

Happy Hump Day! I’ve SO been looking forward to this post! I’ve shared my Christmas tree & my inspiration behind it, but today I’m going to share some of my favorite holiday decorations in my house!
This is my little Winter Wonderland set up under my fireplace!
I love love love this little guy! Check him out here!
And these adorable trees!
They also hide the gas line pipe for the fireplace beautifully ;)
I added in the white lantern that I had in my backyard & a poinsettia to complete my winter forest!
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‘Tis The Season!

‘Tis The Season!

I love to decorate for the holidays.

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Ever since I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the holidays was going up into our attic & pulling down all of our Christmas decorations. Putting up garlands, wreaths, lights, ornaments, decorations galore! I love it all :)
I pulled a few photos that I used as inspiration for my Christmas tree this year. Now that I’m in my own place, I didn’t have a ton of ornaments to work with, so my tree was going to be a blank canvas.
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I wanted a brown/gold tone to the ornaments, and I liked the idea of incorporating burlap or a more natural texture into the tree to balance off with the gold/shiny aspect.
I used a tree delivery service called Pork N Pine. They’re already booked up for this year but I highly recommend using them! They deliver your tree…dressed as Santa Claus…blasting Christmas music. (Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You…perfect)
The company is affiliated with a BBQ restaurant, Harborque, as well…so they bring you a pulled pork sandwich! Which, by the way, was delicious! 
 That was such a fun experience!
Anyways – here is my finished product! I purchased the ornaments from Target & the garland from Michaels. The angel I got from Home Goods!
Check it out!
I’m really excited about how well it turned out!
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