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My home // Master bedroom art round-up

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Last week I mentioned changing things up in our master bedroom. I recently won $50 to Minted.com (!!!) and plan to use the money for new art for the bedroom. My favorite thing about our room is how simple and comfortable it is. As much as I love decorating, I appreciate that our bedroom isn’t heavily decorated. I want to keep our bedding and window treatments simple and have the focus be the art over our bed.

I get lost in the beauty on Minted.com and have the hardest time picking favorites, but these are five pieces I consistently ooh and ahh over.

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 “Above the Sea” by Molly Goodman / “Tall Grass” by Loree Mayer / “Sun seeking” by Eliane Lamb /  “Blossoming” by Stephanie Ryan / “Under Water” by Chelsey Scott

I think it’s pretty obvious what my favorite colors are. 

Which piece do you like best? Do you have your eye on anything at Minted? It’s so hard to choose!

 

My home // Decorating goals for 2016

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I am itching to make headway on the many decorating updates and projects I have planned for our home! I haven’t given much thought to New Year’s resolutions, but decorating is always on my brain! :)

I tend to take a long time to put a room together. I come up with a vision for a space and then take my time locating items that go along with my vision. I used to purchase an item simply based on cuteness factor, but then I ended up with a closet full of small accent rugs and decorative pillows (none of which really go with my home’s decor). I always try to sell or get rid of something in our home before bringing something new in. Andy calls me his “Craigslist queen.” :) We space out our big purchases, and in the meantime I often make small updates, such as updating our guest bath towels or hanging a new print in our bedroom. Some of the notable changes to our home are:

2012: moved in / 2013: purchased new living room sofa, recliner and end table, purchased used credenza and desk / 2014: hired my uncle to paint our kitchen cabinets white, purchased two accent chairs and two end tables / 2015: installed shelving unit in the den, purchased an antique sideboard for the dining room, a living room rug and a desk

I’m hoping to make some of the following changes in 2016:

  • new lighting in the entryway, kitchen and dining room
  • complete our upstairs guest bathroom by changing out the shower curtain and hanging a piece of art
  • complete our queen-bed guest room by adding new floor-length curtains, a new side table and new placement of existing art
  • install privacy shutters on our kitchen windows
  • complete my office by adding ONE MORE COAT of paint (ugh), finding a comfortable and affordable office chair and finalizing placement of wall decor
  • replace curtains, bedding and wall decor in the master bedroom (my vision so far: soft, natural, simple)
  • replace living room curtains
  • somehow re-upholster and repair the dining room chairs that have been in my family for generations
  • strike it rich and hire someone to paint our stairwells, main floor and master bedroom and bathroom
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I think I’m most excited to replace the lighting on our main floor! Stay tuned for a round-up of lighting options.

What are some of the updates you’d like to make in your home? It’s not too late to purchase a specially-priced design service (or to put a service on your Christmas list)!