The Saturday 6


1. A renovated colonial tour.




2. Such a smart thrifted chandelier makeover.


3. A sweet mother’s day video.




4. Flashback to the sets of Full House.




5. Another designer portfolio to explore.




6. Last week, I finally updated the “shop” tab on my blog. I rounded up some items that I actually own and some more that represent my personal style. The plan is to keep this page updated on a semi-regular basis. . .

Rewined Candles (Mother’s Day Gift Idea)

You may remember that I’ve blogged about Rewined candles before. They’re made using recycled wine bottles, and they just launched a brand new fragrance. Their rosé candle is a little fruity, a little floral. Just light enough for Spring and Summer.



To celebrate the new scent, Rewined is launching a #roséallday campaign, encouraging people to show how they enjoy their rosé throughout the day. (Don’t you think of Lisa Vanderpump every time you hear the word rosé—or is it just me?) For the last week, I’ve been enjoying my candle on my desk while I work:



These candles also come in really cute gift bags and would be perfect for an easy Mother’s Day gift. And, they’re offering complimentary flat rate shipping on orders that include a Rosé candle through May 9th. The code is: rewinedshipeac.

Rewined is giving five winners one of their new rosé candles. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Give & Take: Katie’s Tan Living Room

Thanks for all of your great feedback on the last “give & take” post I did. I think this will be a fun—and hopefully helpful—series. I’ve gotten some good submissions so far. For this one, I’m tackling Katie’s neutral (ahem, “very tan”) living room. Not a bad start. She just needs a little help perking things up.



>Feels it lacks color and personality overall

>Room seems too dark; little natural light

>Feels too formal for their young family (three kids—ages 9, 8 and 5)

>Concerned about scale of coffee table


my-thoughtsAgain, just a quick disclaimer here. This is just my first impression of what I would change. No detailed design plan involving exact measurements or budgets. With that being said, I definitely agree that the room needs a big dose of “light and bright.” Everything is reading pretty tan, which falls a little flat. The good news is that paint and accessories can do a world of wonders.

The biggest change I would make is painting the walls white. I would leave the trim and window treatments. White would make the whole room more fresh and modern. The other big change? A large, patterned rug. Not only would it be great for more color, but pattern can disguise all kinds of kid messes. (I know from experience.)


tan-living-room-inspiration 1  //  2  //  3  //  4




Persian rug  //  artwork  //  ikat pillow  //  embroidered pillow  //  floor lamp 

navy lamp  //  throw  //  coffee table  //  succulents  // wall color  // tufted bench


If you have a room you’d like to have considered for a future “give & take” post, email me one picture and a short list of your overall concerns.


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