This living room reveal from The Rath Project is everything. I love the blend of styles from the modern touches of the furniture pieces to the collected and gathered feel of the many of the accessories. This room is warm and welcoming and thoughtfully curated and I’m loving it. And, of course, we cannot talk about the room without making mention of the architectural beauty. Hello, exposed beams. See more of this reveal over on Rath’s blog.


Next up is Sarah of Dorsey Designs. I just love Sarah’s constant use of classic design with modern touches. While I know that nothing any of us do is effortless in this world, I love that Sarah makes putting a room together look so easy. You can see that expressed and almost feel her passion for it all in every room she touches. This space is no different. To see more of this space and how Sarah transformed it, head over to her site.


I think in some past life I must have been Frida Khalo because as much as I love a good calm and peaceful space, rooms like this speak to my soul and my spunky spirit. I love the pattern play here and I think this works for me because while there is a lot of visual movement, the neutral and jeweled tones still offer a bit of rest and retreat for the eye. Here for it. Nicely done, Jeweled Interiors.


I’m a sucker for simple and this sweet little bathroom redo is just so cute. The toile wallpaper. Brass highlights. Hints of marble. Black door. All of it. Yes, please. I’m not one for hanging out in bathrooms but this one is making me rethink it all. So, you know what to do, but just in case, click here.


And, last but not least, you guys…this wonder-filled kids’ bedroom from Cate Holcombe makes me want to become a kid all over again. This is her daughters’ space and it’s filled with all the things a girl could want. This little corner may be my absolute favorite part of the room but, honestly, it’s just so hard to choose. Cat is also one of my favorite designers and she honestly just never disappoints. Head on over to her blog to see more of this sweet room redo.

Those are my One Room Challenge picks but there are literally hundreds to scroll through including those who were features this year. What are some of yours? I’m all ears.





Sometimes when you live in a temporary space, it’s hard to make it feel like your own.

We’ve lived in the rental we are currently in for almost 5 years now. (Whoa)

Over the past five years this space has seen lots of transition and style changes and we’ve done our best to create spaces that feel like “home” even though it’s not our ideal…home.

My husband dreams of the day that we move into a more permanent space where he can finally have his ‘man cave’ stocked with all the good things-including a barber’s chair to cut our boys’ hair.

I decided that I’d create a space that gives us all (read: me) a place to fall back and retreat when life gets a little crazy. And TBH, I’ve needed a space like this more and more lately.

Insert the “used to be office transitional catch-all room turned quiet place for mom” room.

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You’re probably wondering where our office space is now or just how functional this room really is. Well, this room now serves as a retreat, an office, an media room, a laundry folding room, and a studio of sorts for me. It’s is the quintessential multi-purpose space and I’m falling more and more inl ove with it everyday.


Of course, I needed to add vintage touches here and there starting with this neutral vintage rug from @foundhomeshop and these vintage folding camp stools from a local antique shop. They were a steal for only 30.00 bucks for both.


As you know, the work of turning a house into a home is really never done for folks like us. Things are ever-evolving and changing but I love the purpose that this room currently serves for our family.

Even in the smallest and most temporary of spaces, we can still find ways to make room to create something that feeds our soul. I finally have something here that does and I could not be more excited about it.

What do you do to create spaces in your home that speak to and feed your soul?

Come back next week for more views of the space, more convo on how we are using it and a full source list.

Until then…



OMG you guys. Why is choosing rugs so freaking hard?? I mean, I know what I like. At least I think. Then, I start looking at all the rug selections online and I am stumped. I want them all. I know I am not alone in this. Today I am bringing you just a few that I have narrowed down. Mind you just a few means eight. You guys, I’m the worst.

Take a look below and help me out and perhaps you can even find some for yourself. Most of these are authentic vintage for under 1K and most well under that. I did not include the ones that I have found through third party sellers on Etsy and friends on IG such as Rebecca and Genevieve, Rug and Weave and Swoon Rugs. They all have such an amazing selection as well. This is what makes things SO hard for me.

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These last two I absolutely die for. Like, die.

I always love a good Moroccan but if I am completely honest, I already have a huge one that I don’t even use anymore and I am wondering if the last one is a bit too dark/brown for our space. Remember, we live in Seattle and I need bright things in my life.

I will be making a decision on these soon because some of these go fast but would you guys do me a favor and tell me which one you like and also share some of your favorite online rug sources?

Hope you guys have had a great week!