Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Entry Inspiration

I just found the most amazing vintage bench. A neighbor brought it back from her grandmother's estate in Pennsylvania. It did need a little TLC before it was ready for its debut at Unlisted.

I worked on it last week and today it had its first showing!

Here's how it looks in our current space:

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Back to the bench...It really got me thinking how perfect it would be in an entry way. I always like to provide some sort of "landing place" in an entry way. This way there's a place for guests to place a purse or even a place for you to leave mail or keys. So I turned to Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs.

Here are a few of my favorite ideas for how to style this.

First, keep it simple. Add this to a narrow hall under a few family photos. Easy as that!

Via Beneath My Heart
Or add a couple very simple pillows for texture and color. Hang a big mirror above so you (or guests) can check their reflection before heading out the door.

Via The Polo House
And this is my favorite. Form and function all in one! Add a couple baskets for hats and gloves...maybe shoes if that's your thing. Some simple hooks above can house coats, hats or a seasonal decorative item.

Via Bless 'Er House
What do you have at your entryway? Right now I have a console table with a lamp, a clock and a big mirror above. Hmm, maybe I should rethink selling this bench. I just love it!

Hope you're having a great week,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Coming Soon: A Nursery!!!

You read that right! And if you're a friend or family member, you already know...

Brent and I are expecting our first child in July. We are so excited to be parents and continue this crazy thing called life!

Jackson is getting in on the action too!

We shared the news on social media last week and we've been overwhelmed with all the love pouring in. We prayed for this child for several years and are so thankful that our time has come.

For now, we've painted the nursery and are starting to work on furniture for the space. The little one will be using his cousins' crib (thank you Caren!) and enjoying a lovely gray room. We're keeping it all fairly gender neutral with gray, khaki, black and white colors. There will be several wood pieces mixed in for a nice, cozy space.

I can't wait to share more with you as the time passes!

Happy blessings all around,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Adopting the "new" Aztec Style!

I just got done resetting a small space at Unlisted and I love how it turned out!

I've been seeing so many great Aztec prints and styles, that I just knew the gorgeous Equipale table I had in stock would be the perfect base for a new look!

Wait, what's Equipale? It's a kind of furniture generally made in Mexico with tanned pigskin and cedar wood strips. Each piece is handmade and has its own character! The tables I've found online retail around $490. We've got ours priced at only $99!

I've seen cool barrel chairs before, but I'd never seen a table like this one. Especially one with great large nailhead trim!

So how do you complete this look? To me, it's all about blending the somewhat rustic Mexican style with more modern Aztec or Navajo fabrics.

As soon as I found this mission oak rocker, I knew exactly what to do with it! The black and cream upholstery is perfect.

Complete the look with some woven baskets, natural elements like twigs and sticks, and maybe even some industrial style artwork.

Check out these looks for inspiration!

Via The Nest

Via West Elm

Via Design Sponge
Have fun playing with these looks in your space!