I had so much fun helping a sweet friend style her bookshelves recently! She has a huge wall of shelves in her living room, and another small wall in the entry. The goal was to make the shelves look "pulled together and less random." We focused on the living room and I have to admit, I loved looking through all of her stuff! We joke about all of her "vintage" items like the typewriter and rotary dial telephone!
She already had this blue planter with succulent, so we added two more on other shelves to create some repetition.
The antique scale was one of my favorites, and I found this small lamp tucked away in the cabinets below.
When styling your shelves, try to add some baskets and lay books on their sides rather than sitting straight up.
Check out this Webster's Dictionary! These types of things make the shelves fun and interesting to look at.
How precious are their two girls?!?
I love the way the shelves turned out! They are colorful and fun, and well, they make me feel like I'm at home! Let me know if you need help putting some finishing touches on your own bookshelves. As always, I'd love to help!
I was contacted by a sweet friend, Jordan Kleckley, back in July asking if I wanted to team up with her and help remodel a rental property in north Bryan. I immediately said "yes!" and knew Jordan would be a great partner because we have similar tastes and would have fun bouncing ideas off each other. The house is located in a rural area so we knew we wanted a modern farmhouse look. We are so pleased at how well it turned out and excited to share some photos with you!
The house has a new layout which makes it feel bigger and more functional. Since this is being used as an investment property, we wanted to keep things pretty neutral in order to appeal to several people.
The wall color is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, while the cabinets and bookcases are slightly darker.
We chose a beveled, white subway tile for the backsplash to add some dimension.
I love this little nook we created that can be used as a computer desk or other form of storage. And we picked this fun, farmhouse light fixture for the breakfast area. It adds so much charm to the house!
I have to say I am so happy with the way the fireplace turned out (scroll down for a 'before' picture)! We painted the brick a nice, clean white and removed the glass cover. The mantle also had an outdated, scalloped trim that we removed. Now the fireplace is such a pretty focal point in the room!
Each of the 4 bedrooms got a fresh coat of paint, new floors, doors and fixtures.
The bathrooms are bright and clean, and have a slightly more modern feel with the rectangular sinks and chrome fixtures.
This bedroom has a cute little window seat that would be perfect for a kid's reading nook.
By adding a shower to the master bath, we were able to give this house 2 full bathrooms. A major bonus to renters while also adding value to the property!
And to give you an idea of what the house looked like before, here you go...
I'd say that's quite the transformation! Let me know what you think!
And remember, if you are remodeling your house or an investment property and need some help with the design, I'd love to chat with you and hear about your project!
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