I love to keep you guys updated on the things that inspire me or simply make me happy here at The Weir House, and this sequin basket is one of those things! Do you know that feeling when you come across a product that’s so “you”, there’s no doubt in your mind that you’re going to buy it? It’s like an immediate add-to-cart-and-checkout spasm, and you don’t know how you lived life before it?
This impulse purchase is quickly turning into one of my most favorite things. And there are so many ways you can utilize this basket: use it as a catch all, or do what I did and…PUT PLANTS IN IT. Right now, it’s currently sitting on a mile high stack of cookbooks with succulents spilling out of the top, and I literally cannot get over how adorable it is. It adds such a fun personality to my home.
Ok, ok. Enough rambling. Oh, and if you wanna put plants in your own basket, buy a plastic plant saucer and voila! No mess, just cute!
We’ve been in our house for almost one year; it will be one year on October 23! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? Every day I wake up in this house, I make my cup of coffee, sit in my favorite chair for at least an hour, and visualize what my next decor move will be. Interior decorating is my JAM. I come from a long line of women who love design: my great grandmother used to sell furniture; my grandmother had her own shop filled with antique finds, and my mom and dad taught me everything I know about decor through architecture and decorating. I grew up with my mom and her sisters getting lamps and art for Christmas, and I used to think, “How boring. That will never be me!” Oh, how the times have changed! I’d kill for a lamp and some new art! Ha!
Decorating on a budget is hard, though. I remember thinking to myself last year where my house would be at a year from now. I’m a little sad that I haven’t made much progress (with money being the biggest factor). We strive to live a life of balance and save for taxes/health insurance, vacations, dinners out, clothes, and a little home touch ups here and there. Putting money into so many different pots means only a little is left for the home. I’m happy, though! I think struggles bring out creativity, force you to see things differently and work with what you have…so I went out and bought a $50 gallon of paint from Sherwin Williams. Ohhhhh, I have major heart eyes for this teal!
I jumped back and forth between a soft mint/green/gray paint color and this slap-you-in-your-face-teal. If you know me in the least bit, it’s no surprise that I went with the punchy color. I love jewel tones!! I am so pleased with how it turned out, and it’s absolutely crazy what a can of paint can do to a home. CRAZY. I plan to add a few different shades of green in this space for contrast, which is one major reason I went with teal.
My decor goals in these next few months are 1) purchase and hang velvet, chartreuse curtains for a pop of contrast 2) coffee table 3) rattan barstools 4) a rug 5) a console table for under the TV 6) the most fun part – adding personality!
I am so excited at the direction our house is moving in, and I cannot wait to add piece by piece! Feeling super rejuvenated after this paint job. Woo Hoo!
HOORAY!!! We’ve been living in our apartment for almost 1 year and we are FINALLY using our balcony for other things besides storage!
With the wedding keeping us occupied last fall, we didn’t spend much thought as to what we wanted our porch to look like. However, now that summer is in full swing and fall is nearby, we want to soak up as much of this time as we can (since we didn’t get to last year!)
I love our new patio table from West Elm. Y’all have already heard all about my color addiction to chartreuse green here and here. This just solidifies that justification even more!
Another reason I love this table so much is that it’s extremely heavy. We DO live in Florida which occasionally means hurricanes and high winds, but my mind can rest easy knowing that this table is most likely staying put.
As far as the pillows, these are actually our couch pillows inside of the apartment but I had to throw them in the chairs for a little fun in the sun!
Looking forward to adding lights, curtains (for privacy) and a few other knick knacks to make this place feel even more like home.
I live in an apartment, and with that comes limited space…limited closet space. Let’s be clear, here! Sure, a large kitchen would be nice, and so would a second bedroom but I’d trade both of those things for a spacious closet!
Last week, Tyler and I were spring cleaning. It was so refreshing to get rid of clothes I haven’t touched in a year! It definitely freed up space in my closet, but nowhere near enough!! That got me thinking…
I was browsing the web yesterday for “clothing racks” because I find them super charming, especially exposed in an unpredictable place like a bedroom, and I came across this clothing rack from Ikea. Practical, good looking and $9.00. SOLD! I put 2 in my cart and DONE!
These puppies came in today and I’m drooling over how much extra space i’ve gained since setting them up! I keep all of my pretty clothes on display and all of my…err…practical clothes in my closet. Who am I kidding? I don’t have practical clothes. Everything I buy either has sequins or feathers. If an outfit has both, then my day has been made!
Anyways, back to this clothing rack – best purchase ever. If you’re limited on space, I recommend you purchasing one!
All in all, I may not have a huge closet, but I have a cute space saver, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Lots more to do to the bedroom, but it’s coming along! And this orange is SO FAB in person. Thanks for stopping by!
One way to keep your cost low when decorating is by breathing life into old things. This cupboard, for example, was my mothers when she was a newlywed, and she so graciously passed it down to me (y’all know my love for antiques!) Seeing that I’m a more colorful person, I decided to paint green stripes on the walls of the hutch. After all, paint is only temporary! Ps. I’m going through a green phase right now. Do you do that? You’re pulled towards a certain color for a period of time? Heellllppppp!! Back to decorating – the hutch turned out great! Tyler and I went to Lowe’s and got a sample of paint from Pantone called Macaw Green. It’s a lovely color – not too bright, not too dark. Just right! The sample size was enough, too. Do you have any pieces around your home that you could spruce up? Buy some painters tape, your favorite color paint (in my case – GREEN!!) and slap on some paint. I guarantee you’ll see your old piece of furniture in a new way.