design + decor // floating shelves



I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share my travel wall and floating shelf designs – but better late than never!

The idea for my travel wall was born when my sister sent me a vintage map of Paris a few weeks before our last adventure together in Europe.  I picked up one special item/memory piece in each location {a pencil drawing of the Ponte Vecchio, an elephant from a market, a photo on our Cinque Terre trek} and combined those with a few items from my other favorites in this big ole’ world.  I love that this collection is something I can continue to build on as I grow and experiences new places.  And it’s also fairly inexpensive to execute {2 for 1 frames at Michael’s, inexpensive but adorable Etsy prints, street artists paintings, a table book, and my little wishbone all for under $150!}


E {similar} // KC PRINT // & // STOP and SMELL the ROSES //BOOKS {similar} // DIFFUSER

This next set are the floating shelves in my bedroom.  My bedroom is really bright and white {white bedding, white dressers, white shelves, white, white, white}, so I like to add splashes of color and personality with my decor.  Although I’m always rearranging stacks of table books {yes, I may have an addiction} or adding new trinkets, I try to keep the over all vibe classic and simple and most importantly, meaningful to me. So yes, I was given a purple bunny rabbit for Christmas, made by my sweet niece, and I had it on display for months {his head is struggling to stay on, so he’s currently on bed rest} and it made me smile every single day.

Rearranging/adding to/taking from a space in your home is such a quick and easy way to refresh a room.  It doesn’t always need to be with something new – take a frame from the living room and swap it with one in a different room, swap a candle with the diffuser, change or add a new book to the stack {ha}. The warmer weather always inspires me to switch things up!

Happy Monday!


simple ways to glam-up a room

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When it comes to home decor, I typically err on the side of “less is more”  – but I do like to add a hint of glam.  As I’ve slowly added pieces to decorate my apartment I’ve found that is doesn’t have to break the bank and I keep coming back to the same four things…

1// fresh flowers  – this is such a simple way to add color and texture to any room. A room always feels complete with a fresh bouquet from the farmers market or more recently, a baby poinsettia to get into the holiday spirit {thanks Katie!}

2//table books – I have a slight obsession with table books – they are so chic and add a pop of color. A pretty stack of books can turn a bare coffee table into a beautiful focal point, plus they are so fun to flip through and are an amazing source for style/travel/life inspiration.   I’m currently loving this, this and this.

3//mirrored accents – trays, a clock, an e, a candle – adding a little sparkle to every room can’t hurt right? Mirrored accents are an easy way to add hints of glam without overdoing it with a full blown sparkle wall {even though I wouldn’t be opposed…}.  The two mirror trays on my ottoman were such a steal from home goods a few months ago but this and this are so similar and both on sale!

4//pops of color – a week after I moved into my new apartment I walked into my bedroom and realized every single thing in the room was white.  In my defense, I did want the room to be white, bright, and airy but I think I took my theme to a bit of an extreme.  So gradually I started adding small pops of color – a bright colored e for my shelf, a display of my jewelry, and this framed print {i also love this and this}.

I’m far from done with decorating my apartment but it’s slowly coming together!


holiday gift guide // for the decorator

Gift guide for a glam home!
Decorative accents are my favorite gifts to give – not only are they easy {no size to guess, no shape to fit} but there are so many affordable and adorable options!  A candle, diffuser, or room spray is a great hostess or grab bag gift and a beautiful coffee table book is the perfect pop of color in any room, what girl doesn’t love that? {Gilt is having a flash sale with some more gorgeous options here!}
Only 14 days until Christmas people, get shopping!
xx // e

pillow talk // white bedroom accents

Pillow Talk


I’m settling into my new apartment and my bedroom is exactly what I wanted: white, bright, and airy.  The only thing missing is the perfect collection of accent pillows.  I want a mix of fun sizes, shapes, and textures but there are just too many amazing options.  Do I want grey and white with a hint of pale blues and pinks, or do I want a major pop of pattern and color with navy accents?

//  shop my picks {because if i can’t decide someone should} //

xx // e