nesting + home décor
Every spring, I love buying a few special pieces to spruce up my house. I’ve found some awesome things online this past week. In past posts, I’ve shared that I’ve been using the website Chippmunk when I purchase any clothes online. But I was so excited to discover that they also have great deals at home interior stores! Basically, before I buy anything online I check for store coupons on Chippmunk. They have exclusive coupons for tons of retailers. They also post links to stores that are having good sales. Chippmunk has really changed the way I shop online (and has saved me tons of money on things I’d already be buying.) Here are a few things I’d love to add to our home this spring! (PS – Awesome coupons at West Elm, CB2, Anthropologie & Serena & Lily!)
1. Dot Pop Salad Plate | 2. Dip Dyed Stools | 3. Wire Script Sculpture | 4. Industrial Task Table Lamp | 5. Pebble Bud Vase | 6. Sophia Hot Pink Dining Chair | 7. Ombre Velvet Pillow | 8. Wee Watering Pot
This post is sponsored by Chippmunk.
I’m so happy to finally share some of the changes we’ve been working on the last few months at Oh Happy Day studio. First up is the Kitchen! This space wasn’t always a kitchen. It was a funny room in the back that got great light but wasn’t pleasant to be in since that is where all the boxes and random supplies would get stuffed when we had a project going on. We finally decided to to take the prime real estate and turn it into a little kitchen area. Last month we tackled that sad little room head-on. We knew we wanted to paint the kitchen a bright color and collaborated with Valspar since they have an awesome Love Your Color Guarantee. If you don’t love the color you chose you can try a new one, on them. It made it way easier to try a bold color like Poker Green in a small space. We made the video below showing the transformation that I’m really excited about, I hope you like it!
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Philips sent us some lightbulbs to use to in our new house (which we really needed) and when I opened the box and saw they were energy efficient bulbs I was sort of a skeptic. I feel like for years people have been telling me that LED bulbs emit as beautiful light as regular bulbs. But every time I try a few the light is so bad I have to switch back. Lighting makes SUCH a difference in a room and I’ve avoided LED lightbulbs because the light was so ugly. When we put a room together we usually have an overhead light source for function but we prefer not to use it. Instead we have a few lamps around the room to create ambient lighting. Since we moved in last month we hadn’t really gotten our lighting set up so we worked on it last week and I told Paul to try the new lightbulbs. When I came back in the room I couldn’t believe they were LED bulbs. The light was beautiful. The next day I placed a giant order for all the bulbs in our house. My friends started making fun of me because they would come over and all I wanted to do was talk about how great the new lightbulbs are. The bulbs last over 20 years (!) and are super energy efficient. And most importantly (for me) I can’t tell a difference between the old and the new. Right now, Philips is hosting a giveaway for a $3,000 lighting makeover! By entering, you could win a design consultation, new bulbs and fixtures for your home! Click here to learn about all the details.
Our new house has a really great mantel in the living room and when I was decorating for Christmas I knew it would be perfect for a fresh garland. Bay leaf garlands are great because they’re not only beautiful, but they also make the whole house smell amazing. Plus when they dry out they still look beautiful. I order mine from the Flower Mart, they are usually $4-$6 a foot.
This post is sponsored by Philips: make your holidays shine with the right lighting.
Photography by Gaby Esensten for Oh Happy Day
I’ve been obsessed with the new Holiday Collection from Serena & Lily. (For example here, here, and here.) They asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to be a part of their holiday blogger contest and I jumped at the opportunity. Me and 4 other bloggers decorated rooms in our homes using Serena & Lily holiday products. I chose to decorate the Christmas tree in my living room with their beautiful ornaments, string paper lights and giant snowflake lights. (Their ornaments are the prettiest glass ornaments I’ve ever seen.) They are hosting a contest on Facebook where everyone can vote for their favorite blogger-designed vignette and enter for the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Serena & Lily. Click here to visit their Facebook page and enter to win. (And please please pretty please vote for me!)
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
When I found out I was designing the bathroom, I knew right away that I wanted to add floor-to-ceiling subway tile (with dark grout.) It makes the room feel clean and simple, but has such a powerful impact. Then, I knew I wanted to bring in lots of chrome details. There’s just something so fresh about chrome in the bathroom. I’m especially obsessed with these chrome lights I found on Lowe’s website! I love that you wouldn’t normally expect to find them over a bathroom mirror. Storage in the bathroom is a big deal for me, so I made sure to incorporate lots of baskets to for towels and toiletries. Finally, I added in pops of red through berry branches and bead garlands. Overall, the room was a success – and it makes me want to start renovating my new bathroom as soon as possible! Thanks again to Ashley Norton who helped me pull everything together on the day of the event.
Make sure you check out the photos and details about the bedroom I designed for Lowe’s here. Otherwise, if you’re interest in recreating this bathroom look, here are all the elements we picked up from Lowe’s:
A. Toilet Paper Holder | B. Pinewood Bead Chain | C. Wall Mounted Lamp with Metal Shade | D. Chrome Towel Bar | E. Wicker Basket | F. Bathroom Mirror | G. Floorstanding Shelf | H. Bathroom Sink Faucet
Photos by Patrick Schneider