Shop Traveling Home Episode 3: Tanzania Inspired Guest Room

Shop Traveling Home Episode 3: Tanzania Inspired Guest Room

GUYS. This guest room is SO cozy and fun! While Garrett, Jess + crew were in Tanzania, our designers Andy and Candis transformed this lower level guest suite into a Tanzania inspired getaway...complete with a reading nook! Wayfair has been so incredibly amazing to work with...from mood board to delivery, they are making these beautiful rooms happen!

This week we incorporated not ONE, but TWO vintage rugs, and maybe the prettiest wallpaper of all time...black and gold perfection. And can we just say: the TRUNK is maybe the most beautiful thing we have ever seen!

Shop the room below!

  1. Upholstered Headboard $298.30
  2. Tanzania Inspired Pillow $71.99
  3. Coverlet Set $118.99
  4. Set of Pillows $76.99
  5. Full Mattress $365.35
  6. Set of 2 Indoor/Outdoor Chairs $609.99
  7. Dresser $310.72
  8. Trunk Nightstand $661.00
  9. Antique Rug $319.99
  10. Hanging Light $194.65
  11. Black and Gold Wallpaper $1.28 sq/ft ($183.98 total)
  12. Vinyl Grasscloth Wallpaper $.52 sq/ft ($231.92 total)
  13. Textured Pouf $96.99
  14. Faux Sheepskin Rug $160.99
  15. Antique Rug $333.99
  16. Fringe Pillow $76.99
  17. PomPom Pillow $85.99
  18. Woven Pillow $92.99

Again, many thanks to Wayfair for helping us make the Gee's house their home!

Shop Traveling Home Episode 2: Morocco Inspired Bedroom

Shop Traveling Home Episode 2: Morocco Inspired Bedroom

WOW. We are so overwhelmed by the amazing response we've already had for Traveling Home! We are so happy that you are enjoying this adventure!

This week's room: The Master Bedroom. The Bucket List Family traveled to Morocco and asked Andy and Candis to make their bedroom a dream space. We enlisted the help of Wayfair to make it all possible!

The overall theme for the bedroom was somewhat minimalist, well traveled and a little vintage.

Shop the look below!

 

Biggest surprise this week on Wayfair.....their selection of ANTIQUE RUGS!!! No more frantically trying to outbid people or scouring back rooms of antique stores for us!

  1. Star Lights $247.50
  2. Linen Sheet (for canopy) $460.00
  3. Upholstered Headboard $179.99
  4. Fringe Pillow $59.99
  5. Antique Rug (shop similar) $1,09.99
  6. Linen Sheets $87.99
  7. Blue Cotton Blanket $37.99
  8. Orange Cotton Blanket $39.99
  9. Chenille Coverlet $99.99
  10. Inlaid Mirror $559.99
  11. Boxsprings $152.91
  12. Bedframe $63.99
  13. King Mattress $465.99
  14. Tasseled Drapes $29.99
  15. Patterend Poufs $112.38
  16. Patterend Poufs $112.38
  17. Small Lantern $15.99
  18. Large Lantern $99.99

Again, many thanks to Wayfair for helping us make the Gee's house their home!

Shop Traveling Home Episode 1: Brazil Inspired Kitchen

Shop Traveling Home Episode 1: Brazil Inspired Kitchen

This has been a very exciting week! We announced our latest show: Traveling Home with The Bucket List Family and are so thrilled with the response already! We can't wait to share each room with you week by week as we remodel and decorate Garrett and Jessica's beach cottage.

This week's room: The Kitchen. The Bucket List Family traveled to Brazil and tasked our at-home experts, Andy and Candis, to create a space that felt fresh and vibrant. We enlisted the help of Wayfair to make it all possible!

Our favorite thing about Wayfair is definitely the vast selection that it offers. While designing the space, Candis had A LOT to chose from but she was able to use some of their amazing website features to make her job a little easier. Her favorite was the ability to add a "heart" to a product, save it in the correct room or project and then create a mood board for that project.

From that mood board, she could really see what was working together and what wasn't, make quick changes, and see visually how the room would come together! We thought we'd share that board with you!

The most shocking thing for Candis was how extensive their home improvement offerings were! She could order beautiful appliances, the most perfect farmhouse sink ever AND rugs and plants, all in one place. It was easy to search, easy to organize and most of all, fun to see it all come together.

SHOP THE ROOM

  1. Backsplash Tile $22.53/sq.ft.
  2. Everyday Dishes $23.83
  3. Brass and Glass Sconces $68.99
  4. Colorful Bowls $21.99
  5. Heavy Duty Brass Brackets $116.99
  6. Brass and Frosted Glass Ceiling Lights $350.00
  7. Set of Ramekins $12.99
  8. Colorful Canisters $54.99
  9. Smeg Fridge $3,179.99
  10. Smeg 36" Range $2,039.99
  11. Small Succulents $30.99
  12. Cutting Boards $39.99
  13. Pantry Wallpaper $2.00/sq.ft
  14. Natural Fiber Rug $103.99
  15. Faux Palm Leaves $58.99
  16. Brass Flatware $124.99
  17. Pots and Pans Set $49.99
  18. Stripped Hand Towel $23.99
  19. Faux Succulent $75.99
  20. Farmhouse Sink $692.99
  21. Brass Faucet $579.99

We want to thank Wayfair not only for having an amazing website and offering, but for being incredible people to work with! The Bucket List Family home is going to be absolutely beautiful thanks to them!

The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

Shiplap…how did we ever live without it?! It doesn’t matter if you discover it in an old house (remember when we found it in the Sparrow House Guest Bedroom?!) or create it from scratch in your new home, it really is the perfect “pop” in any home! We get a lot of questions about HOW to DIY Shiplap in your own home if it isn’t pre-existing in the structure. It may sound like a daunting task, but it really is doable for just about anyone to DIY. We recently did this in one of our Old Sweet Home episodes and walk you through the entire process there! You can watch the full episode of our DIY shiplap wall HERE.

Design: Raili Clasen Design Photo: Ryan Garvin

ALSO….We are revealing our BIG announcement TOMORROW!!! Can you believe it’s finally here?! We have been itching to tell the world and can’t wait to finally share what we've been working on with each of you! Tune in tomorrow by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

2 Stunning Statement Walls

2 Stunning Statement Walls

Can you believe we are only 2 DAYS away from our big reveal?! We're so excited to be sharing TWO stunning statement wall ideas with you today! We always find ourselves breathless when we walk into a room with a giant mural wall to greet us and think that they make the perfect addition to ANY home-no matter what your style.

 

Nature Inspired Mural Walls

Design: Emily Henderson |  Photos by Tessa Neustadt

One of the best things about doing a vinyl or a wallpaper mural is the ability to put just about anything you could ever dream up on your wall. From creating a custom print or ordering a bold wallpaper, it’s a great way to use your creativity in a space. Not only that, but with so many easily removable wallpapers these days, it's easy to take down when your feeling the itch for some change (cue angels singing). It’s especially fun to create a mural that brings the magic of the outside world into your home. We recently created a DIY Vinyl Wallpaper in one of our episodes of Old Sweet Home. To view the full tutorial, click HERE.

 

Non-Traditional Material Walls

Design: Kelly Wearstler Photo: Roger Davies

When most people think "statement wall" the first thing that comes to mind usually involves a bold wallpaper. We love the idea of using more non-traditional material for a statement wall to really pack a punch. This tiled bathroom is the perfect example of how to use a bold pattern using a non-traditional material that really makes a statement that your guests will never forget!

 

We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just TWO days!!! Stay tuned for our BIG announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

Staircases are often on of the most ignored spaces in our homes, yet we all use and abuse them daily! Why not make something you have to walk up and down every day pretty??? In honor of our countdown until our announcement this Sunday (eeeeek!), here are our THREE favorite statement staircases for you to incorporate into your home without breaking the bank.

 

Painted Staircase

Design + Photo : Ishka Designs

We love the idea of painting staircases to create a statement in your house without breaking the bank! Pick a bold color you love and go with it (we're loving yellow lately)! If you're worried about the paint gradually rubbing off due to a high volume of foot traffic, paint only the face of the stairs and not the top (as pictured above).

 

 Mural Staircase

Design: Old Home Love | Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

If your really wanting to make a statement, THIS is the staircase for you! Not only is this staircase a TOTALLY doable to DIY, it’s also really affordable and quick to do! To view the full tutorial by Old Home Love, click HERE.

 

Classic Wood Staircase

Design + Photo : Wit & Delight

If you're lucky enough to score one of these staircases that’s salvageable in your home, send us ALL the pictures!!! There is nothing more timeless and beautiful than the craftsmanship of a wood staircase. If your stairs are looking dingy and need a little loving, we recommend sanding them down and putting on a new coat of stain. It's an easy spruce up and the results are a classic staircase that you will love and have in your home forever!

 

We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just THREE days!!! Stay tuned for our big announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

4 Ways to Use Open Concept Shelving in Your Home

4 Ways to Use Open Concept Shelving in Your Home

Using open concept shelving in your home can seem sooo daunting at times. One of the most common questions we get is where to put it, and once you find a spot for it, WHAT exactly do you even do with it??? To celebrate our BIG announcement coming this Sunday, we’re sharing 4 of our favorite spaces and ways to use open shelving in your home. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our big reveal this Sunday!

The Kitchen

Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors | Photo: Whitney Eveport

The kitchen is one of our FAVORITE spaces to use open shelving. Not only is it a statement, but also SO functional. Simply throw some simple dish ware and breadboards on, and you’re ready to go! If you’re struggling to keep the shelves from looking ‘cluttered’ we generally recommend sticking with three colors or less, and grouping similar items together.

Bathroom Storage

Design: Nadine & Matt Abramacyk | Photo: Douglas Friedman

Open concept shelving is often harder to come by in the bathroom as most people fear all of their ‘personals’ on display for the world to see (and let’s be real, it’s a fear for good reason...). Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way…you really can hide your prescription drugs + deodorant AND have pretty bathroom shelving too! We recommend combining open shelving with lower cabinetry, and if that’s not an option, use baskets with lids to keep all of your personal bathroom items hidden + tidy.

Dining/Living Space

Design+ Photo : Jenny Komenda

One of the best parts about open shelving in a dining or living space is the creativity and endless possibilities that accompany it. Don’t shy away from using a variety of plants, textures, and art prints to create a playful and fun space!

Kid’s Bedroom

Design: Caitlin Wilson | Photo: Elijah Hoffman

Open shelving in the kid’s room is the perfect way to create a functional and fun space that your kids can really play in (that’s what it’s all about in the end right?!) Place open baskets on lower shelves so the kids have easy access to take out (and hopefully put away…we can dream right?) their toys and use upper shelving for the more “fluffy” decorative statement pieces.

 

Stay tuned for our big announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook !!! We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just FOUR days!!!

Win This House! Dining Room Reveal

Win This House! Dining Room Reveal

Oh man, there are so many reasons why the dining room feels like the crown jewel of this house. I mean, we've enjoyed working on every single room of this house and each one has things that make it so unique and special...but this dining room is something different altogether.

Maybe it's the combination of the handpainted wallpaper from Gracie Studios and the modern rock crystal light fixture from Hammerton. The gorgeous light filtering in through the windows and bouncing off every single surface. It all came together so beautifully and pretty much we can't stop high fiving each other from all the awesomeness.

There are memories to be made here, are they yours?? This magical house has a fantastic future ahead! Only a few short days left to enter to win this house, visit homelovenetwork.com/sweepstakes for details!

In the meantime, make sure you watch Episode 6 of Win This House! and be sure to catch all the sourcing details for everything in this room below!

 

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1. Rock Crystal Oval Starburst Light | 2. Gracie Handpainted Wallpaper | 3. Console Table | 4. Mirror | 5. Gold Lamps | 6. Chair Wreaths | 7. Round Dining Table | 8. Dining Chairs | 9. Blue Accent Chair | 10. Area Rug | 11. Knit Throw Blanket | 12. Cocktail Shaker | 13. Bar Cart | 14. Glasses | 15. Goblet | 16. Decanter | 17. Serving Tray | 18. Moscow Mule Mug | 19. Glass Pedestal Bowl | 20. Narrow Neck Vase | 21. Gray Napkins | 22. White Napkins | 23. White Serving Platter | 24. Round Placemat | 25. Diningware Set | 26. Silverware | 27. Gold Napkin Rings | 28. Crystal Candlesticks 

Why You Need A  Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Why You Need A Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Today's incredible solar eclipse seen in variations of totality across the U.S. has us thinking about all things space age and celestial so naturally, we're gravitating toward a sputnik chandelier and every variation thereof.

sputnik

Sputnik or starburst chandeliers, call them what you like. They've been around since the glory days of the Atomic Age and really peaked between 1950-1960.

Maybe your mind is wandering to Don Draper and Mad Men (my mind wanders there a lot, I don't blame you...) and you'd be exactly right, the sputnik chandelier was a lighting design staple back then, deep in the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.

Even if MCM design isn't exactly your jam, you can still rock a sputnik. That's what makes it so great! Sputnik chandeliers have this way of transcending nearly every type of design style and feeling right at home. They're that one kid we all knew who managed to be popular without even trying.

Effortlessly cool, (just like me).

So really what we're saying is if you don't already have a sputnik chandelier and you've been thinking deeply about it, just get one. Everyone needs a sputnik.

lead image: Spruce Interior via Apartment Therapy | image 1: Desire To Inspire | image 2: West Elm Vega

Modern White Dresser, A West Elm Inspired Ikea Hack

Modern White Dresser, A West Elm Inspired Ikea Hack

Oh Ikea, we just can't quit your hacks. Especially when they're as amazing as this modern white dresser Ikea hack from Kristina Lynne, Looking straight out of a West Elm catalog, ya'll.

Kristina took a basic pine IKEA TARVA dresser and had her husband help her shave the legs down to reflect a more MCM vibe. Then she painted it white and swapped the knobs for these cool modern brass ones, added a deep stain on the legs and voìla!  The hardest part was assembling the dang dresser which, hey, we've all been there right? Swearing over Swedish instructions while gripping a tiny Allen wrench in our sweaty fingers, pure torture. Any Ikea hack or any Ikea assembly, in general, is going to give you these same problems. The transformation is the easy part!

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