Category Archives: inspiration

The Yorkshire Soap Co.

One of my favorite spots in our day trip to York was The Yorkshire Soap Co. Just seeing it from the street, I knew it was going to be fabulous! Their use of decor is so unusual and fantastic, I couldn’t help but snap a ton of photos!

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001Disco ball, chandeliers, huge windows, and flowers. What more could you want?!

002THESE are soaps! You would think it was a bakery from first glance!

003LOVE! From the wood floors to the actual soaps themselves, what an amazing space.

004They even used bathtubs for the bath salts & terrariums for the natural soaps.

006This little back area was my favorite! That deer head draped with flowers. OBSESSED!

I could spend days in this place! Check them out here.

-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 ?

-S

‘Tis The Season!

‘Tis The Season!

I love to decorate for the holidays.

LOVE. 
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!
-S