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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

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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4th of July

I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! I feel like it was just snowing a few weeks ago! This is going to be a low-key 4th for me, but I still want to try out some of these yummy recipes! Check out some of these fabulous 4th ideas below!

I’m a BIG sangria fan. I like mixing up the types of fruits & wines that I use to create unique concoctions each time I make them.
I’m definitely going to be trying this one for the 4th!

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These light & fresh kabobs are so easy & super cute!

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And these jars are just too cute! Creative too!

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If I was having a party this year…maybe next year ;)…I think these would be fabulous ways to decorate without just sticking up flags everywhere.

I love how the streamers create such at atmosphere…and on such a budget!

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I’m loving the mix of the rustic wood & metal chairs with the bright pops of red & blue.

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Have a fabulous holiday weekend and a great 4th of July!!
-S

BIG NEWS!!

I’ve got some really exciting, fantastic, fabulous news!! I’ve finally launched my full website www.harperandtowson.com!!
The blog will continue there: www.harperandtowson.com/blog so make sure you follow!!
I’m so excited for where this is headed! The amazing GoldenFoxDesigns did my site–check out how amazing it is!
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Coming soon…

Coming soon…

I can’t wait to share with you guys! Some exciting stuff for me & the blog are coming in the next month or so! :)
-S