Monday, December 11, 2017

{ Whimsical Country Cottage Christmas Living Room }

Well helloooo everyone & welcome back!! Today is room #5 on my Christmas room tour & I'm so excited for you to cozy in & come see this space..This weekend we utilized this space sooo much & it felt amazing!! We are so busy that the weekends are our sanctuary along with this little spot { our upper living room }. I mentioned via my Instagram that during December we tend to leave all the lights on, not to waste energy but because Christmas comes & goes so fast we like to enjoy them & that is just what we did alll Sunday!! It was super cozy/ magical & I just hope I caught at least a glimpse of that twinkle & warmth from this space on camera for you guys!! I think I'll have our FULL Holiday Home Tour up by Wednesday or Thursday ..I'll also be doing two bonus spaces for you guys..Stay tuned folks..P.S. 15 days until Christmas..HOW?!!


Just like most of my designs these white & grey plaid pillows were a last minute idea that lead me into this theme haha! I lucked out after waking up on Sunday at noon with awesome light & got right to work! I think I was feeling extra inspired from Frankenmuth the night before & still hyped up on the pounds of chocolate haha!

This space exceeded my expectations this year...which is hard because this room is super long & big! I think I accomplished making it cozy & warm with neutrals & pinches of whimsical flares like the gold beaded light garland, wood pieces & flocked tree!
 

I bought those simple tree pillows from HomeGoods a few months back & knew I wanted to incorporate grey & white with them..a super neutral whimsical cottage Christmas..Crazy how things come together!



You can see in some of the pictures I used the black tag candle that smells like Abercrombie & Fitch, & then the glass white mason jars with the little vintage style Cracker Barrel bottle..Reason? I got bored & I used up all of that candle hahaha



Side Note: I'll be posting night pictures via my Instagram & Facebook so be sure you're following { top right of page blog }


The chalkboard fit in perfectly with this year's flocked tree, textures, creamy white candles & splashes of green magic! The simplest Christmas decor, but I must say my FAV for this room in the 5 years we've been here.




I really hope you guys liked this space!!! You can check our  last year's Christmas Living room HERE & be sure to scroll back & see the first 4 spaces on the blog!!!

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

{ DIY Cottage Style Wood Planked Porch in 3 Easy Steps..}

Happy Wednesday friends!! I hope your week has been going well..Ours has been busy, but what's new haha. As I was walking in our front door I realized I never blogged our little DIY planked wood porch.. We started this project that took 45 minutes tops right before vacay to NYC in November & so it was about time I blogged it.. I was craving something warmer & more cottage style for Christmas, so while in the garage I spotted some brand new wood planks from one of my husband's contracting jobs & decided I would see if they worked in this space...Y'all a MIRACLE happened- they fit PERFECT haha..I grabbed a few more & I really loved how the wood warmed the space up instead of the boring grey stone. This Christmas porch isn't done { I'm still adding a few things} but I thought since it was sunny today & it was somewhat staged I would show you guys this quick & easy little project!! You guys know when we do projects & say simple, we really mean s i m p l e..You won't believe how easy this was..Come take a peek below for more details & a sneak peek at our cozy cottage Christmas porch so far..


How To:
  • Clean area { We used our blower }
  • Lay wood planks out to be sure of measurement etc.. { You can also lay horizontal }
  • Use a mallet or hammer to lightly tap planks into place.
  • Clean again if need be..


I love the rustic appeal paired with the warm tones in the wood & chippy buckets, stool & simple green pines!! I'll be blogging this full space soon all decked out for Christmas as my attempt today failed with the high winds hahah..typical Paige moment!



This sign was a DIY wayyy back when, but it fit this space nicely, so why not?! The sled is also a recent makeover & I'll be blogging that soon as well...Ahh you guys I'm feeling so behind this year!! 

Side Note: The flooring is engineered, so if it happens to get wet etc.. out here which it has, it's perfectly fine!





The smell of that fresh Douglas Fir & cozy elements is perfect for our little welcoming cottage entrance!





What do you guys think about this little simple porch DIY? I've said this a million times before,but it's the most random projects that turn out to be my favorite hahah..this is at the top of my list!!  What do you think about this fun & cozy DIY/makeover element?
**You can see our Christmas Porch last year HERE

 
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! 
 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

{ Cozy Cottage Christmas Bedroom }

Hey everyone thanks for popping back in for room #4 on our Christmas room tour! I planned on sharing our porch today, but for some reason was more inspired to decorate & cozy up our master bedroom for Christmas!! Anyone who loves Christmas knows how refreshing it is to have a whimsical/magical Christmas retreat to snuggle into after a long day...especially in the cooler months like December plus adding the twinkle of the Christmas lights...Ya, I pretty much sleep like a baby hahah & that's coming from someone who barely sleeps haha. I think since we were go go alll weekend & did a little birthday celebrating Friday night I was ready to cozy this space up & get a good nights sleep..One thing I will say about this space is that it's my favorite Christmas room since blogging & I didn't go simple AT ALL!! You guys know I'm all about the comfy simplicity,but I decided to go all out in our room this year.. Come see more below!

  

I really wish I could capture just about cozy & magical this liitle space really is!! I dropped my Camera Friday night & so these pictures are not so crisp ugh..but you get the picture..I hope!! I wanted it be like cozy cottage snowy palace heheh..The flocked garland & trees helped add that look!



I added so much texture like these hanging baskets & I'm so glad I did! They add that hint of farmhouse style I crave in our little suburban cottage!


Something about having a Christmas tree in your room is just sooo much loveliness I tell ya!! If you don't have one go get yourself a little 4.5ft one like this pre-lit one from @walmart I picked up for under $25!! I took the 3 "feet" off of it & plopped it in this vintage crock & set it on this antique stool from my gram!


Falling asleep under the tree lights & waking up to vanilla scented candles makes for a cozy & refreshing morning...sometimes tooo cozy hahaha. The bedding is from @ikea & pillows from @homegoods






I hope you guys the whole feeling I was going for in this space! I didn't want it simple or just splattered with greenery, but more polished & whimsical for something fun to cozy into at night! Do you decorate your bedroom for Christmas or put a tree in there? 


Happy Monday!
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

{ Classic Cozy Cabin Inspired Christmas Basement }

I can' believe I'm already on day #3 of my Christmas room tour!! I'm not going to lie to you guys, although I love my neutrals I'm super stoked for you guys to see this space splashed with tons of vintage pieces, reds & everything a classic Christmas stands for!! Something about the bright festive colors paired with our two trees in our lower level has me feeling all the feels! I obviously love Christmas &  this year the colors are just speaking to me..weird for my neutral loving heart! I chose to add our little 4ft charlie brown tree I picked up last year & it made all the difference!! I went super simple with the pops of red & then just added some vintage treasures & kept our 7ft tree also simple with plain red berry stems & gold bulbs. I also used two of our parson chairs in the check print next to the fireplace to add something to the sides & that probably was the biggest impact!! This space evokes everything cozy & during these cold months we use this area for weekend parties, gatherings & cozy low-key nights with our favorite classic movies!!

I placed this vintage wooden box that is actually an old Pepsi game box that had the matching game wall box & I just set this plaid pillow from Michaels last year in front of it! The glass lantern is vintage & the red basket/trees are from Target!


The cabin sign is from hobby lobby a long time ago & I just painted it! The fireplace screen & decor are all thrifty finds from junkin up north!


My mom picked up this little centerpiece & I loved the simplicity & it fit perfectly in this huge wood tray! It's perfect for candles & contains all the mess while down here! I kept classic red bows on both trees, as well as the garland for that cohesive look! 

**You can see how we used this huge tray a few Christmases ago HERE


I mentioned this via my Instagram, but I picked up these Christmas tree pillows 2/for $11 @walmart!!  I didn't photograph the other sofa { which is the same} but the other pillow is on there & the same but with a red truck..I mean the deal I couldn't pass up!!







**See last year's Full Christmas Home Tour HERE


Whoa that was a long post hahah! I hope you guys enjoyed this festive warm space, because we sure do!! Although it's our lower level & the light tends to be darker etc.. I think we did a pretty decent job of making it feel warm & bright especially for the holidays!!! What do you prefer? Color splashes or neutral decor?!

Happy & healthy weekend!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

{ Icy Winter Cottage Style Christmas Mantel }

Welcome back for day #2 & room #2 on my Christmas Home Tour!! If you're new then I will explain quickly..I do do a sneak peek preview of 6 rooms in our home then a full Holiday Home Tour combining all the spaces for a house walk!! I feel so honored yesterday's post was such a hit & you guys actually come here for inspiration!! This space in our upper living room usually is one of my favorite places to decorate, but to be honest this year I went super simple & icy contrary to what my cozy warmer style entails..& that's perfectly fine with me!! I started by picking up this "Merry" sign from @homegoods for under $20 & then the flocked garland & bulbs etc..Not what I first had planned,but with some cute galvanized planters to go with the galvanized metal sign it turned out so wintery & festive!! I know everything upstairs is neutral, BUT I promise our lower level is splashed with color & I'll be blogging it soon..sneak peek HERE. 



Everything in this space was thrifted or a junkin find minus the greenery & planters & signs! I just love the look of old treasures paired with cozy new goods for that cottagey/ farmhouse look! I think this was the easiest mantel we have ever done...

**You can see last year's mantel HERE


All the flocked goods are from Walmart. This is my first year using flocked garland, trees & wreaths..& I'm super excited I ended for once going with the masses haha.




This living room is the perfect icy wintery spot to cozy in with the tree &  mantel lit with a nice hot cup of hot chocolate!! Funny how wintery goods can still make a space soo warm /cozy & cottagey!




I spotted those olive bucket hanging planters from @homegoods & I knew I had to have them & bonus they were on sale for under $15 each!!


What do you guys think of this cozy wintery Christmas space all decked out for the holidays? Gosh I just love the holidays & how all the decor, smells, cozy feelings & cheer brighten our days!!


Happy Thursday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose