Friday, September 22, 2017

Tea Party With MacKenzie Childs

I love collecting pieces that are beautiful and timeless like pieces from MacKenzie Childs. I've been a big fan of their gorgeous pieces since day one. Not only are their collections truly classic, each piece is made by hand and no two are alike. That's what makes their collection original and unique.

Growing up, I always watched my mom set the table with beautiful dishes whenever we had guests over. She made everything look so pretty! That has always instilled in me as a child. So setting the table with beautiful pieces is kind of a big deal for me ha!

Although these darling cup cakes were from my local grocery store...I really wanted to bake a simple Naked Cake. Doesn't it look so lovely on that gorgeous Courtly Check Fluted Cake Stand?!

Thank you all for visiting my blog! It's always a pleasure to have you :)

Here's a link for all MacKenzie Childs pieces from my post, love them all!

Til next time!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Simple Fall Tablescape

   A new season, a new way to freshen up your decor! Thanks for visiting me from my dear friend Amie's blog! Amie always has great design tips and her Fall tour is just so beautiful!

I'd love to take you on a stroll of how I created a simple Fall table scape with hints of muted yellows and greens. Hope you enjoy it and please visit the rest of my friends on the bottom of this post on how they incorporated their homes for Fall! :)

I love Fall colors! But I especially love it for outdoors. I don't do colors like reds or oranges in my home for Fall, the only earthy tones I like to incorporate is muted yellows, browns and definitely some greens!

I always find tons of beautiful things at HomeGoods. Most of my tabletop accessories and dinnerware I recently got are from there, round jute chargers are from World Market.

I'm a huge fan of floor mirrors! This floor mirror is from ZGallerie!

I fell in love when I first saw this beautiful stone wash dining table! I paired it with these lovely round natural linen chairs you can also find here.

Chandeliers are like a good piece of jewelry you add with a stunning dress! I was so happy when I found this gem! It came with bell like shades and decided to take it off and maybe put it back whenever I want a different look one day. I've also linked a similar one you can find here!

Thanks again for joining me on my simple Fall table scape! Please leave a comment below if you enjoyed this tour! Be sure to say hi to my friend Gloribell next and the rest of fellow bloggers below! Til next time, friends!


Happy Happy Nester

Remington Avenue

Maison de Cinq

Simply Cozy Charm

Meme Hill

Designs By Laila {you are here}

I Dont Know How She Does It {go here next!}

2 Ladies And A Chair

Julie & Jodie; The Design Twins

Citrine Living

Lindsay Hill Interios

Modern Glam Home

Crazy Chic Design

Kim & Lacey; Styled With Lace

Summer Adams

Friday, July 14, 2017

Family Room Remodel

  Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed my dear friend Janine's {Happy Happy Nester} bathroom redo, I love the choice of colors she used..just gorgeous!
  I'm inviting you to join me along my 1970's Home Remodel. So far, I have shared with you my updated Hallway BathLiving Room tour and now I'm revealing or updated Family Room! I also encourage you to visit the rest of my amazing blogger friends who's sharing a re-do, don't forget to visit them at the end of this post!

   Welcome to my light coastal & earthy Family Room! If you have been following me along my Instagram , you may have seen my previous home where I've shared pics of my large family room before. Being that our new updated house was built in the 70's, the family room is not as big as my previous one. Styling a smaller space; I wanted to choose the right colors and theme to make this space look and feel just right for us. After a through process of choosing style, color and the right pieces; my family is very happy with the outcome & that makes me so thrilled :)

Here's a pic of how the family room looked like BEFORE! Wall to wall carpet, everything was just so SQUARE!

Here's a couple more raw pics when we started demolition of the family room.  On the right (above) you can see that we rounded the square entrance and added a beautiful arch.

 Here's the other side of the family room where the TV is on the left wall.  In lieu of a sliding door, we installed a window instead. Just so we have a better and comfortable seating with our sectional.

Since this is a one story home, I wanted a nice flow throughout the house. This shot reveals the other side of the house...Adjacent to my family room sits my dining room.

This is a shot is looking at an angle from my dining room.

Striped pillow I found from Arhaus which they no longer carry but I've linked a similar one here! My indoor/outdoor pillow I got from Pottery Barn.

Beautiful blue hydrangeas is from a local store, Tuesday Morning. Don't they look so real?!

I'm also in love with this gorgeous canvas print I was lucky to find from my local store Tuesday Morning. It fits my coastal theme so well! This is a much larger canvas but I've linked a similar one you can find here! And linked this beautiful throw I found from Arhaus!

   As for the drapery, I went with a rustic, weathered wood curtain rod with simple cream drapery. I wanted to keep the flow of neutrals and whites going throughout the house.
   White seems to be the main focus in our new home! I have all white seating in my living room and another all white seating was calling its name in my family room too lol and this gorgeous sectional my family loves!

Lets take a minute to talk about this gorgeous reclaimed wood  coffee table, it's my FAVORITE piece yet! Its very earthy, perfect fit for our small family room and goes with the over all theme of our updated house; very light, simply & airy. And we got it for a great price too!

Other sources in this pic:

Jute Rug from Boutique Rugs

Wall Color from Kelley Moore Swiss Coffee

Similar gold candle sticks linked here

Similar faux small palm tree linked here

Friends, thank you so much again for visiting my blog and my journey of renovating or 1970s home. I will be sharing more as we progress. Would love to read your thoughts on the comment box below! :)

Please visit my friend Kathleen from Lindsay Hill Interiors next, you'll love what she has done to her beautiful space! Heres also the rest of my friends to visit:

Designs By Laila (You are here)

Lindsay Hill Interiors (Go here next!)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Living Room Remodel ~ Summer Home Tour

   Hi friends! I wanted to welcome you from my dear friend Janine's Happy Happy Nester blog. I'm sure you've enjoyed her beautiful home as much as I have! A group of bloggers and I have come together to bring you our Summer Home Tour...Don't forget to click the links at the end of this post to visit my friend's beautiful homes, you'll love all the beautiful & unique styles!

    I'm also excited to share that this is my first Summer Home Tour in our "new" 1970's home remodel! It's definitely been a long journey but truly a memorable one :) I'll be sharing the rooms we have completed so far. My first blog update was our hallway bath remodel, you can find the post & sources here. Although we are not 100% complete with everything in the house, I'm just way too excited to show you what we have tackled so far AND I got a few before pics for you!

   This is our new living room! We are SO very happy with the outcome! The theme for our house is very simple, light, airy and a little bit of French flair that I will be introducing later. This house had wall to wall carpeting and everything was pretty much in the original state from the 70' outdated! My husband and I actually love fixer uppers and have transformed many homes in the past, it truly is such a fun process. When we decided to find a smaller home since the kids are much older now and getting ready to go off to college, we wanted to find something where we could tear down and add our own personal touches.

   After looking at several homes and walking into this gem that had yet to be discovered...we knew this was going to be just it! We loved the fact that is was a simple single story with an inspired Lake Tahoe backyard...all I could think of was the endless possibilities. Since I LOVE designing homes, I knew this house had so many potentials and we knew this was going to be our forever little home... :)

{Here's links & similar links to sources of this room}


 Blue Floral Pillow

Area Rug

Coffee Table

Here's a pic of how our living room looked like before with the existing wall that we knocked down.

This is an angle looking from the dining area.

Our new dining area adjacent to our living room....will be doing a post on my dining room soon so stay tuned!

 I couldn't wait to take out all the carpets and install hardwood floors! Our new floors are white washed brushed oak which is engineered wood.

As for the walls, I know it was going to be all simple and white and went with Kelly Moore Swiss Coffee. We still have to get some crown molding and casing around the windows...will definitely be sharing more as we go.

{ Linked Sources}


Faux White Peonies 

The beginning of our renovation process.  This is where we tore down the wall and flooring to create a more spacious and open feel.

The new open space NOW :) This area however is still in progress...we are creating a lounge area here and will be sharing more pics with you. That gorgeous black cabinet you see there is an old Raymour Flanigan piece we found in a consignment store, my husband and I knew we had to have it!! Adds such a perfect contrast against all our white decor.

The entry ways were all squared in the beginning and I wanted to create a softer look so we had our contractor round them off to beautiful arches. I cant wait to share more posts as we go along our renovation!

I hope you enjoyed my Living Room reveal in my Summer Home Tour! It was so much fun walking you through our renovation process. Be sure to visit back when I share more updates of our 1970's Home Remodel! I'd love to read your thougthts! Now please visit my sweet friend Amie on her amazing Summer tour next along with the rest of my blogger friends. Til next time!!


Kim & Lacey ~ Styled With Lace

Tamara ~ Citrine Living

Sheila ~ Mason De Cinq

Julie & Jodie ~ The Design Twins

Amie ~  Meme Hill