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Interior Design: Gallery Walls

I’m moving into a new place June 1st and I couldn’t be more excited to have the ability to plan and decorate this time around. When I moved into this apartment, my first apartment, everything was kind of rushed and I didn’t take time to really plan out the space. It’s come together in the three years that I’ve lived here, but now not only will I have time, I’ll also have space! I’ll get to have space and lots of white walls to decorate. So I’ve been imagining a gallery wall above my TV for a long time and just haven’t gotten excited about anything. Now that I’ll have the space to fill, my love of gallery walls has been renewed!


This probably makes me a really bad vegetarian, but I love gallery walls that incorporate antlers. In my defense, deer do shed their antlers. Not in my defense, originally I wanted a whole deer head. It turns out they’re really expensive, so I down graded to fake deer head or antlers. Either way, one of the two will be incorporated into my living room gallery wall, so I found a few walls for inspiration!

Of course, I love rustic interior design and I think the antlers will really help pull the style together. However, the point of a gallery wall is to put up a lot of things you love so I love the designs that use more than just picture frames to create that full, warm look. 

 Now the struggle for me will be pulling together a bunch of things that I want to look at every day that also all work well together. I’ll try to get an update here once I do get it up, maybe with some tips on what to do (and what definitely not to do) if you’d like to make your own!

Do you have a gallery wall in your home? How did you decide what to include?

Interior Design: Mountain Views

Every day I feel more and more like this born and raised city girl needs to simplify. Cut back and slow down, you know? Which is something my 15 year-old self would be shocked to hear. I never thought I’d want to move out of this city – with all of its art, architecture, culture, and events. As an adult though, all of that also comes with high rent prices, fast-paced jobs, and over-working yourself for little pay. I guess I’ve just gotten to the point where I’d like to slow down and smell the roses, before my sense of smell is gone.

That’s why, lately, I’ve been more and more attracted to these gorgeous country cabins set somewhere far away and remote. Usually, this is somewhere in Wyoming (because I’m currently obsessed with Wyoming), but this rustic Idaho cabin, set almost at the base of a beautiful mountain range, definitely stole my heart.

Obviously, if you live somewhere surrounded by mountains, your home needs to have great views. And this family did just that considering that two whole walls are basically windows. That’s right, you’ll be waking up in the morning and seeing the sun rise over the mountains (if that’s the direction the sun rises from, maybe not). 
It’s a smaller space, especially with a family of 4 (or 6 if you count the dogs), but you have to imagine that they spend most of the time outdoors anyway. 
I love the commitment to the House on the Prairie lifestyle here. There aren’t really any bells and whistles. Inside, you have everything you need and not more. Even the color palette stays perfectly neutral. Not only is, literally, the entire house made of wood, but earth tones also abound in the furniture and decor. Not that that’s a bad thing. After seeing the massive leather couches that face the windows, I can’t really imagine any other piece of furniture being a better fit. Of course, I am forever drawn to rustic decor anyway and this definitely fits the bill. 

Wouldn’t this be the perfect way to unwind after a long day? Is it completely wrong to have a life goal of being a stay-at-home wife somewhere with mountain views and time to craft? Although, having never lived anywhere rural, I’m sure there are plenty of downsides I’m not seeing.

Are you a city or a country type of person?

Interior Design: Industrial Chic Shopping

I was browsing around the Internetz, as usual, real estate stalking like I normally do when a Google ad caught my eye (damn you, Google ads!). Now, I’m a sucker for those membership discount sites just like anyone else, but they are usually a hodge podge of items. You get up to 80% off on anything you can think of (I just bought a set of fleece leggings on one of those). I’ve never found one more tailored to me than Dot & Bo.


 If you’ve heard of Dot & Bo and haven’t told me about it, shame on you! This store carried everything my dream home should have inside. The site seems to run like all your usual membership discount sites (membership is free by the way), but I just love what they carry. I got sucked into their industrial chic collection, but they also have collections by colors and eras. The mid-century modern collection is definitely worth checking out. The site isn’t like Fab. or other similar sites though, they’re not individual sellers with a time limit. It’s just great furniture and home goods at a heavily discounted price. Sweet or what?

Check out some of the favorites I picked out:

Obviously, I’m a sucker for anything rustic using reclaimed wood and metal and all of these pieces fit that perfectly. If only I had all the money in the world to decorate one perfect room. Now, I’m not saying the items for sale on this site are cheap – some things are and some things aren’t – but it is a great place to go browse around if you’ve been searching for that perfect piece to finish off a room. Or if you just want to, you know, window shop a bit. There’s nothing wrong with that right?

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Monday Design: Barn Renovation

Phew. It’s been a long time since I’ve been sitting here typing on this blog. Life likes to take your plans and spin them out of control, huh? I’m settling into a new job and summer is winding down, so I think now is a good time to come back to blogging.

With life spinning faster and faster, I often want to take the time to step back for a little bit and enjoy the simple things. Not that I actually get to do that often, but thinking about it is nice. That’s why I think this renovated barn house caught my eye.


This barn renovation has that rustic design that I love, but there’s something that seems almost modern about the layout and architecture of the actual barn. The uneven stair cases are awesome and make the whole space feel more open and intricate. I also love the white washed walls with the wood beams and the little pops of color throughout.

Best part about the whole place? You step outside and see all that green! A life-long city girl can dream huh?

If you had the chance to live in any kind of renovated building, what would it be? 

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