Bedroom At Its Best

Friday, June 9, 2017

Hello friends!

I have to admit, I have a great bedroom! But if I'm being honest I didn't LOVE my bedroom!

It's a great size at 18x20 with a fireplace and corner window overlooking the pool. But it always seemed that the decor was lacking! Most of the decor were things that rotated from the living room. No real thought went into the decor back there! And I think that's why because its in the back of the house away from the traffic and kind of forgotten about.

So I decided to get my stuff together and do something about it! And one of the first things was to eliminate my dark bed! It was a pretty bed by Ethan Allen but it was just too heavy and dark! I wanted it to feel lighter, brighter and a little sexier! Baw chicka wow wow!! 

You get the idea! 😉😉

Introducing the Pottery Barn Harper Tall Bed

I chose the quick ship in the Oatmeal Linen. It's spectacular!

Now my husband was not so keen on the idea! I mean our old bed was a perfectly good bed. And I agree with that line of thought! But that's the way men think! If it ain't broke...So with MUCH negotiation I made it happen!! We won't go into the details of what I did or did not promise, lets just say that I could definitely get a job selling used cars somewhere!

Or at least I deserved a 🏆🏆

I switched out the settee for this reclaimed bench that we bought at a local salvage shop and I'm loving the mix of materials!

The Daily Nest Tip: Don't be afraid to mix materials, like what I've done here! Upholstered with rustic, bronze chandelier with gold lamps, country style quilt with fur! It all works and gives your room a collected look.

 With the tall headboard and the curse of the 8ft ceilings I had to move my JuJu hat over my dresser and other than I think its too high, I like it there.

I remembered that I had this sisal rug rolled up in my decorating closet and added it under the bed. Again, I'm loving all the different textures.

Finally, its a Bedroom At Its Best!



FUR THROW: Pottery Barn Alpaca Faux Fur Oversized  

MIRRORS: Overstock Abbyson Mirror

CHANDELIER: Ballard Design Cosette Chandelier

QUILT & SHAMS: Pottery Barn Pick-Stitch Handcrafted Quilt

BASKET & ALOE LEAVES: Pottery Barn Beachcomber Basket
Pottery Barn Aloe Leaf  

FIREPLACE ART WORK: Ballard Design Green Turtle Cay Art


WOOD VASES: Magnolia Market  

NIGHTSTANDS: Pottery Barn Devon Bedside Table

JUJU HAT: Etsy: Old World Shoppe  


LAMPS: Homegoods

BENCH: Tampa Bay Salvage

DIFFUSER: Young Living~Aria
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Bathroom Upgrade: Cambria Quartz

Thursday, June 1, 2017

This post is sponsored by Cambria Quartz USA but may contain affiliate links
all opinions are my own

Hi friends!

If you follow me over on Instagram you know we've been in the middle of a smallish bathroom update!


We have a new girl in our family, and her name is Ella!
 Ella is our new bathroom countertop provided by Cambria Quartz!  And we couldn't be more excited even if it was in the form of a human baby! Hmm, what does that say about me?

Anyway, let's backtrack a little to fill you in. It was just after Christmas when the fantastic people at Cambria and I decided to collaborate on a small bathroom reno. I was so excited to be working with such an amazing company, and also a little nervous because I wanted to make them proud!

First, they asked me if I would consider some other options other than Torquay from their Marble line. If you recall I have Cambria Quartz in Torquay in my kitchen and love it so much. Initially I thought I would use Torquay in my bathroom as well.

Torquay from Cambria

Of course I said yes!

In a couple of months we met with Christina from Cambria and Derek the owner of Adams Multicare. If you're local to the Tampa Bay area, I can't say enough about Derek and his great installers! They made the process so easy! Which is everything when doing a remodel!

 Derek pulled out the sample of Ella and bing, bang, boom the rest is history!

I love to take a look back at the before and see where we started....

Sorry for the poor lighting in this photo, I was a newbie photographer then.😒
This counter is Silestone, it's not bad, but we can do better! I just felt like it was looking dated with a lot of brown.

I still loved our custom vanity which is more of a cherry wood then it appears in the before photo. Its freestanding with pretty turned feet.

So let's get to the matter at hand and show the after!

It turned out better then expected which I always say in a home project, is a home run!
 I would love to tell you why I adore Quartz! First and foremost it does not need to be sealed! This is great! In fact the only maintenance you need to do is wipe it down with a mild soap and water.

Click here to read more about how easy quartz is to take care of ⇨⇨⇨Easy Maintenance

  It's also non-porous and non-absorbent, that means it's safer for your family because it won't harbor bacteria. Quartz provides so many more advantages than granite too...just click HERE to read more about them!

Okay so I've rambled on way to much.
But when you believe in a product like this, you want your very best friends to know about it too!

Such pretty subtle gray veining. You would think at first that it was marble!

I chose the Treeline Edge or bevel edge. Our installer thought it would look nice with our cabinets and mimic the cabinets edges.

Sussex Tube Sconce-PotteryBarn

The other "WOW" factor in the remodel is the wallpaper! I know what you're thinking. Wallpaper?? That's right it's making a comeback! I LOVE it! Its the Serena & Lily feather wallpaper in Bone.
 It's fabulous!
 It took a while to find a good paper hanger, because that's one job that my husband refuses to do! I don't blame him. This guy was done in 4 hours! Totally worth the frustration!

I added this silver bamboo mirror from Lamps Plus and it gives the room even more texture. My inspiration for this space is beachy, coastal and this was perfect!

Speaking of perfect, these two pieces that I found were also great additions to the coastal feel.

The Enya Seaglass Chandelier from Pottery Barn was a splurge I'll admit, but totally worth it! 

I knew I wanted a pretty piece of art for this wall, but everything I found was the typical "Beach" decor..seashell prints, sailboats, blah, blah, blah!

Then one night while scrolling the internet endlessly I came across this beauty!


I love Nordstroms, and this was exactly what I was looking for! It's a beach tower wall art in canvas and it's an impressive size of 24x30 but also comes in a 16x20.  And when it arrived I was amazed at the subtle, beautiful colors!

Also I have to let you in on a little secret...I did not shop in a store for one single thing that was purchased! That's right,  I confess I'm a professional on-line shopper! Well not really, but sometimes I feel like I'm one!

And lastly a big, HUGE thank you to my friends at Cambria for being so wonderful to me and being an absolute dream to work with! 💙💙

 I'm just so thrilled to share this with you guys, I just hope you're not on picture overload!

The best part about it is I don't even feel like I need a vacation, 
because It feels like my own personal ★★★★★ hotel!

Until next time friends!

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My New Barn Door

Friday, March 3, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Artisan Hardware and may contain affiliate links. However, all opinions are my own.

Hey friends!

Well the day has finally arrived! It's a day that I've longed for forever!

I FINALLY have a barn door!

I've done posts in the past about my love for barn doors, but I just couldn't decide where one would be the best fit in my home. Then one day, while working around in my grandkids overnight room/My office it hit me! 

The closet door in this room would be Perfecto!!

The closet is a pretty decent size, but the opening to the closet is so tiny that it makes it hard to get in and out of. Then you add a bifold door to the opening and well you get the picture.

Here's a look at it before...

Design Flaw!!

This is now my home decor closet, so it has some large items stored there. Like extra dining chairs, lamps, rugs, etc. Having a barn door allows you to use the entire opening, which would be great! Something to think about if you have a small space!

When Artisan Hardware and I decided on this collaboration I was over the moon excited!

Let me first give you a little background on this amazing, and customer friendly company.  Their goal is to give you a personal touch for your project needs.  From designing, to ordering, to installation questions, they have you covered! Not to mention an outstanding, quality item that will last a lifetime!

I can't tell you how many people I know that have bought their barn doors from the "Big Box" stores only to come home and are totally lost on how to install the dang thing! Or it's falling apart in 6 months.

When you order from Artisan Hardware they'll be with you every step of the way! And that's a great feeling, especially when you've never tackled a project like this before!

We went with the 6ft. Classic Barn Door Hardware in the Raw finish and signature handle.

The Signature Handle

As most of you know we have three precious granddaughters, and this is their sweet little room for overnight stays with Mimi & Papa. We reached the milestone where I no longer needed a crib in the corner full-time, and thought this was a great opportunity to create a cozy little reading corner for them.  

The fun, fur bean bag chair, sconce, and moon light are all from Urban Outfitters.

You can see how although not a pretty pic, it makes accessing my home decor much easier!

The Classic Barn Door Hardware has a simple yet sleek design, and would work well with rustic to modern. As an added bonus I have the confidence that each product is designed, finished and packaged in their American location.

Let me state that the white five panel door is our own door. But you can order the whole complete design even down to having it Pre-Hung. The selection of beautiful Barn Doors is limitless!

Here's a few of my favorite doors, that have caught my eye!

 Artisan Hardware Barn Doors can be painted, stained or left unfinished. The beauty of their site is you can customize your door down to the very last detail.

I couldn't be happier with the completed project, and want to thank Artisan Hardware for this opportunity!

You may ask, do you see another Artisan Hardware Barn Door  installation in the future?

And that would be an astounding YES!!

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Five Friday Favs!

Friday, February 3, 2017

So we made it to another Friday...And I want you all to know how much I <3,  you because I'm typing this with an injury!

You see, heres what you might not know about me. I'm accident prone!

I sliced my finger with a knife the other day, and its making it very difficult to type!

Now the weird thing is, is this is the second time in about a month that I've cut my finger, bad!

I think I need to just slow down, and think about my movements more! My husband likes to say,  I'm a bull in a china cabinet!

Thanks honey, I don't think thats a compliment!

But, I'm here and we are doing this, dang it!

So is everyone ready for Valentines Day and SPRING?

Its my favorite time of year, and with it I have a whole host of goodies that I'm loving right now...


This is popping up everywhere! I just love the combo of different textures! The smooth marble combined with the rustic wood!


I'm loving the more minimalist look these days and these gold round mirrors have caught my eye!


Okay here's the deal people!

I'm sick and tired of buying succulents for the house and they end up dying!

I really don't get it!  I even consider myself to having a slightly green thumb!

I've researched. I've googled. I've talked to nursery people!

Still. DEAD!!

So with that I've given in and gone to artificial. And can I just say, if you buy a good quality artificial succulent, it's very hard to tell!

I've picked out some of my favs that are absolutely beautiful, if like me you're are fed up!

{Don't forget to scroll down under my signature for more options!}

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I thought I would give you all a couple of cute decor ideas!

I really don't decorate for Valentine's Day! But I love to just add a cute pillow and maybe a pop of pink on my white shelves in the kitchen!


I'm also very choosy when it comes to the Valentine's pillows that use! Some can be too cutesy for my taste!

I love these because they have a subtle cuteness!

And by the way, subtle cuteness, thats a thing!

All of these below are from Nordstroms and they are just so stinking cute!


There's something that I just love about pink dishware. Even though I would not necessarily say that I'm a huge pink fan!

Pink has to be done, in my honest opinion, in small doses!

Rach Parcell is one of those people that knows how to do it right!

Take a look at her bright white kitchen shelves with a touch of pink


Heres what I found so you can have the same look as Rach!


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