Going Country.

I was at CVS the other day and spotted this cover of Country Living and had to pick it up because that room? Hello, totally right up my alley. Country Living isn’t a mag I subscribe to, but now that I’m using Texture, I’m going to be looking at it every month!  There were some great things in this issue, but mostly this house!  It’s like Chip & Joanna Gaines total dream home. :)  I think Fixer Upper has turned us all into a bit of a country fan, no?
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I die for those beams and the overall warm scheme- the layered rugs, the giant basket (which I FOUND- see my “get the look” board below) and the abundance of white, which makes everything feel so warm and lived in.

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Incredible Local Artisan: Cheeky Monkey

This week I received the most INCREDIBLE gift for Henry that I had to share. People have been so overwhelmingly generous and kind in thinking of my little guy, especially people I don’t even know like Holly Johnson of Cheeky Monkey Home.  When I unwrapped this pillow I nearly fell over- especially when I turned it around and saw the incredible stitching of Henry’s name and birth information on the back!  Made of the most luxurious merino wool felt, I knew the minute I touched this pillow that it was a true work of art.  I was so touched and am going to treasure it forever.

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The Most Popular Home on the Internet Right Now

Those of you who love design blogs have probably seen the Michigan home of Michelle Adams in House Beautiful a few times in your internet travels, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to post it here too and discuss her charming abode. You must remember Michelle as the editor of Domino, back when Domino was DOMINO- so we all know what a great eye she has from all those dog eared old copies of the magazine.  And if you’ve been following her on Instagram, you know she’s been renovating this house back in her home state of Michigan for a while.  And the final result did not disappoint any of her fans, especially me!  I love the palette, the mix of high and low and the personal charm each space exudes. It’s a great example of what I think a youthful, well designed home should look like.  And at the end of the post, I have lots of sources for finds just like those shown here!

I just die over the marble mantle she brought in to replace her dated one with.  Those graceful, traditional lines in combination with the (replica?) Serge Mouille ceiling fixture is French perfection.
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Get the Look: Bright & Rustic

This weekend we were away in the country (more on that tomorrow) and it had me all kind of jazzed about rustic, country decor. I think I get this way every fall though.  New England shines brightest this time of year, and I like to bring that cozy vibe into the home when I can.  This picture I found on Pinterest combines my love of black, white and bright rooms with rustic details as well.  I love how it mixes in a couple modern pieces too to keep things unexpected.
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Here are some suggestions to get this look:

 

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Couple Crush: Gen & Ben Sohr

Did you guys see the tour of Ben and Gen Sohr’s home on One Kings’s Lane???  It’s awesome.  This couple is too cool for school.  I love their bold yet not TOO crazy look and thought I’d share it along with some picks on getting the look.

This kitchen- yes please.
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Love the brass open shelves flanking that oh-la-la range.

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A great graphic wallpaper in the entry hall adds some drama, but paired with simple, classic sconces to keep it from getting too bold.

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