nesting + home décor

Pantry Renovation

I’m so excited today to finally share the pictures of our pantry renovation! We did the kitchen and pantry at the same time but the kitchen is still not done (hopefully soon!) We did the renovations ourselves with the help of Paul’s parents (they are amazing!) I’ll get into to the nitty gritty down below but for now let’s look at the pretty photos.

My Dream Pantry | Oh Happy Day

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Inspiration No. 27

Here are a bunch of things that have been inspiring me lately! I’ve mentioned this before, but before I buy anything online now I always check the Chippmunk site for deals. Guys, it is awesome. Not only do they have coupons at a bunch of stores, but they also link to the best sales. This weekend, I was surprised to see that they partner with so many stores I love (like Design Within Reach, Jonathan Adler, Kate Spade Saturday & Zara.) It’s nice knowing that I’ll always get the best deal – even if I don’t have time to go into a store. Have you tried using Chippmunk yet??

Inspiration No. 27 | Oh Happy Day!

 

A. These shoes are so fun! I want to add them to my closet ASAP. | B. I just got this dustpan. Hopefully it makes cleaning more fun. | C. I’ll probably wear this dress every day this summer. | D. Love this funny little mirror. | E. The color of this pillow is amazing. | F. This little radio is so perfect for the summer. | G. Want this shelf for our guest room. | H. I’m obsessed with eyeballs!

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Spring Home Shopping

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 ElmCB2Anthropologie & Serena & Lily!)

Spring Home Shopping | Oh Happy Day!

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

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Studio Kitchen Makeover

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!

Oh Happy Day | Kitchen Makeover

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Our Holiday Mantel + A Giveaway with Philips!

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.

Our Holiday Mantel + A Giveaway with Philips!  | Oh Happy Day!Our Holiday Mantel + A Giveaway with Philips!  | Oh Happy Day!Our Holiday Mantel + A Giveaway with Philips!  | Oh Happy Day!

This post is sponsored by Philips: make your holidays shine with the right lighting. 

Photography by Gaby Esensten for Oh Happy Day