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Home: My new kitchen look

a funny lil' story about moving in together...

So, when I moved in with Coulter I loved most of the major pieces in the house, with the exception of our dining chairs. They were olive green leather chairs, fabulous in the right home, horrible in our very modernly basic palette home. That being said, I've been dying to change them. It's taken me a while but I decided to have some fun with it. We knew we wanted to add some color to the kitchen, I just had to figure out how. That's when I stumbled across this GORGEOUS inspiration photo one day. It was a photo of a green house that had a little kitchen table with a light green velvet sofa behind it. That was it - I fell in love! So there I was, in love, and thinking to myself, "Why can't I have a sofa on the backside of my kitchen table? People use benches all the time, a couch is just a much cozier bench." So, I went for it. I got the Peacock velvet couch from Joybird, it is this gorgeous blue/green color. Now to find a great way to compliment the colorful couch and subdue it a little.... a woven grey chair. I didn't go completely tame, as you can tell, the fabulous chairs have gold legs! The woven grey also has the tiniest touch of baby blue, which I adore!!!!! All this to say, my kitchen went from being one of the biggest eyesores in my home to my favorite cozy nook! I mean, I am legitimately cooking meals now just so we can eat at home and enjoy this space ;) So, thank you Joybird!!!! 

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I chose the Peacock velvet couch from Joybird, as you can see it is this gorgeous blue/green color. Now I needed to find a great way to compliment the colorful couch while also subduing it a little. Enter these woven grey chairs. I didn't go completely tame, as you can tell, these grey chairs have fabulous gold legs. The woven grey also has the tiniest touch of baby blue, which I adore. All this to say, my kitchen went from being one of the biggest eyesores in my home to my favorite cozy nook. I mean, I am legitimately cooking meals now just so we can eat at home and enjoy this space. So, thank you Joybird

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My advice is this: find the one place in your house that you walk by and go "hmmmmm, that could be better" and make it better. Don't wait, do it now. I dragged my feet (literally for a year and a half). But once I actually took the time to figure out what I wanted instead, it was only a matter of weeks to change it. If you're a homebody or work from home, like I do, having your home feel comfortable and cozy is a MUST. Take the time, make the little tweaks. I promise you'll appreciate it far more than you even think you will. 

Thank you again to Joybird for the amazing couch and chairs. You officially saved my kitchen. 

With love,

Chantelle

Home: My office redesign

I have been anxiously waiting to show you how I redid my office!

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First of all, I have to give a big thanks to Wayfair Registry for this post! Most everything you see in these photos is from Wayfair. They have everything from Jonathan Adler to a Moroccan pouf a.k.a. there's something for every price point!  

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I wanted this office to be practical but still cute, of course. We are going to Morocco for our honeymoon and it has me getting all the feels, which I'm sure is apparent to you from the decor. I thought that the ergonomic black chair would be nicely complemented with a black and white rug and I was glad I went that route cause I feel like it tied it all together. The desk is amazing cause you can sit or stand with it. My last touch of Morocco is in the poufs, in my opinion, they add a little homey feel to the office plus they are great seating for any guests!

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I added in these rose gold pieces from West Elm to accentuate the rose gold in the grey faux fur bench. The fur bench was the first item I chose (after the desk and chair). I just thought it was so fun and cozy. Since the room is small I couldn't do a couch so this was a great compromise. 

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Last but not least you add in my office buddies Rachel, Smooch, and our newest office aide Lennon Leigh. She's working pretty hard for a four week old! 

Re-doing a room doesn't have to be as scary or expensive as you think it will be. You can do it, don't worry, and you'll feel very accomplished once it's done!

With love,

Chantelle

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