Mix pumpkin and chocolate together in any form, and I will eat EVERY LAST BITE before you can even taste it, cookie-monster-style. I'm sorry. I can't help it. I hope we can still be friends. (P.S.: Here's the recipe for my favorite *healthy* pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. YUMMM.)
Pillows! Pillows with fun textures and patterns! Switch out your pillows for something different and you'll feel like you're living in a whole new place. That's why I say you can never own too many pillows. My husband would say you can never throw enough pillows OFF the couch and onto the floor, but don't listen to him. More info on Kelly's living room here.
I hate to brag, but I am the queen of DIY fails. :) Like this attempt at butt-stamp painting. (Yep. It was as ridiculous as it sounds.) Or this attempt at angled painted stripes. (It was going to be SO GOOD in my head.) My big lesson is this: if you're not creating DIY fails, you're just not doing enough projects. I like to have a good laugh at myself and then post about what I did anyway. If nothing else, you can at least learn what doesn't work. (What doesn't work: toddler heinies as art. Trust.)
a new rug, turned a $3 headboard into a Hollywood Regency-style bench...
and built this little DIY fretwork console table.
I'm excited for this redo because I'm really branching out and using color in a way that I never have before. It's scary but freeing to decide to decorate for what YOU love instead of what you think your friends or neighbors would like. (Here are my six decorating rules to live by.)
I have a THING for navy velvet. I don't know what it is: I just want to wrap my face in it.
Source: Designed by Sara Gilbane Interiors via Lonny Magazine
And I've never met a kilim I didn't like.
Jonathan Adler. Nate Berkus. Miles Redd. Amber Interior Design. Jenny Komenda.
*THANKS so much for letting me crash your beautiful blog for a day, Sarah!*
How great is Kelly!!? I've loved following her recent foyer posts - that headboard turned bench is pure genius! It looks like it's always been a bench, which is always the best kinda DIY!
Thanks so much for stopping by today Kelly!
If you're new to Kelly's blog, make sure to check out her home tour and projects page - you'll find endless inspiration!!