A Nugget Giveaway!

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You know those rad kid couches that have taken the interweb and social media by storm? Yep, I'm taking about a Nugget! My kids love em! America is loving em! And I'm teaming up with them today to offer you guys an awesome giveaway!

But first, a little bit about the Nugget and why our family loves it and how we use it! The Nugget is basically a portable couch that is comfy, cool and fun! It comes in a rainbow of awesome, modern colors (and the covers are removable too so you can switch it up..more on that later..). Its for kids of all ages and can be used to play, read or just relax. My kids love to build things with it and jump to their hearts desire. When the kids aren't using it, I can style it to be more grown up and blend with the rest of the decor in my home. So, win win for the whole family!


You can catch my son Wyatt building a train track or snuggling our pup Buster (who also lounges on the Nugget during the day to people watch).


Its basically a universally awesome product and fun for hours for my kids! If it were up to my kids, they would have a Nugget in every room!

Which brings me to the giveaway! Nugget is a Durham-based company and I've had the pleasure of getting to know the team and testing out multiple colors in my home. On March 6th, they are launching all the colors available in removable covers. Which means you can interchange the colors seamlessly (and its super easy to remove and wash because I have a 2 year old)!
They are offering my readers a $100 shop credit towards a new Nugget or a cover in the color of their choice!


Their new modern colors are soo good. The Cactus, Koala and Submarine are some of my favorites and will all be available in the covers too. I also loved testing out the Cantaloupe against more neutral or muted background colors. Its so fun and happy!

The rules for the giveaway are simple:
Tell us your favorite color in the comments and that's it!
We will announce the winner on Sunday, March 4th at 8pm. U.S. residents only.

All the colors will re-stock on March 6th, so head on over and check em out! And thank you so much for reading and following along!
Now, comment away!

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My calm & neutral bedroom

Hello and welcome to my neutral sleeping oasis! One of the most neglected spaces in my home has been my bedroom. I have lived in this house for almost 4 years and have basically done nothing to the space (design-wise) apart from a few accessories here and there and adding a king size bed when we had our second kid. I've spent the better part of this week cleaning and styling this space and I'm pretty happy with it. Its not perfect (what space is?) but I think its achieving the neutral and calm goal that I was going for.


When we were renovating our master bathroom, I decided to bite the bullet and paint the master bedroom the same color (white). The color is BM Chantilly Lace and its a really awesome color. Its crisp and clean, but also leans a tad warm too. I love how big and open the space feels (and to be fair, it is a pretty bit room). I'm in on white and this is my first foray into painting a room strictly white. I have long admired it in other's homes and I can officially say I'm loving it in mine as well!


I just got that scandi-style clock from a local shop in Durham and I love it in that spot. Not sure we will actually use it to tell time (hello, phones) but I'm gonna give it a go! And I found it on sale at Rejuvenation today, in case you were into it :)


And can we talk about this amazing bedding from California Cotton?! Its so incredibly soft and stylish! Not the most practical if seeing dog hair on your beautiful white bedding bothers you, but I still just love it so dang much.


The room is rather big and open and connects to our master bath. I love this view! The old Erin would have needed more color and pattern, but the older and more mature me digs the white and creams. Color from that amazing Juniper Briggs piece and my fiddle are giving this space life!


I love mixing the old with the new. I did a post about re-freshing this piece that once belonged to my grandmother with new pulls and a new mirror. I added a few other accessories around it to finish off the space.


This part of the space is honestly still evolving. I debated on even sharing this part of the room because its just not 100% yet. Its not bad and I enjoy some of the elements like my new rad and modern diffuser from Pilgrim and that hat rack. I really want to get one of those Samsung Frame TVs but for now this will be fine. And I know having this big ol' black box in my zen and calming space is kinda confusing, but I love watching my fav shows in here after the kids go to bed. So, its worth it to me for now.


I guess I have a thing for brass, family photos and fake plants as side table props!


So there you have it. I'm pretty happy with it, but I can see adding some more color (or maybe texture) to the walls at some point. Maybe a fun and muted wall paper or some ship lap? One day..... Let me know your thoughts if you got em! And thank you for reading!

Sources: upholstered bed / rug / bedding / wardrobe (similar) / wall lamps / rattan wall mirror (similar) / drapery rods / nightstands (similar) / curtains / candle / planter / Juniper Briggs 'In The Moment' print / Zoe diffuser / round brass frame / white table lamps / round mirror with strap /

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The art in my home (and my fav artists and sources)

One of my favorite parts of home decor is art. I actually went to school for graphic design and I occasionally dabble in painting and drawing, so I have a big appreciation for it. Having beautiful (and personal) pieces of art and photography in your home gives it character & personality and makes it feel..well 'homey'. My favorite type of work is probably abstracts and watercolors as I love their beautiful simplicity and modern feel. Don't get me wrong though - I love a good oil painting (especially a vintage one) just as much! And you can't go wrong with a punchy graphic print too! Basically, I love em all!

I also love adding some photography in as well. That beautiful coastal print by Lauren Marttila is called Peaks and its a new addition to my collection. Its so calm and serene and I love how it pairs next to the other pieces in the room.

That piece in the corner by Kelly Ventura is called Density. Kelly is one of my favorite artists and her work can be found all around my home!

Some of my favorite sources for beautiful (and affordable) art are Minted, Society6, Jenny's Print Shop, Artfullly Walls, and Etsy. I've also had good luck finding some great pieces from Home Goods and The Land of Nod has some wonderful stuff for kids (or the young at heart)!

I still love a good gallery wall!

I recently went very neutral in my bedroom (which I love!) but that pop of teal from this amazing In The Moment print by Juniper Briggs makes my heart sing!


1 Kelly Ventura / 2 Britt Bass Turner / 3 Clare Elsaesser / 4 Juniper Briggs / 5 Sharlene Kayne / 6 Yao Cheng

What do you guys think? Who is your favorite artist? And where do you shop for art?

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Refreshing my grandmother's vintage dresser


I recently inherited a really cool piece of vintage furniture from my grandmother. As a kid, I had always admired it and loved going through all the drawers because she kept all her beauty supplies and fun treasures there. When she passed last spring, I knew I wanted to find a place for it in my home and we recently moved it into our bedroom. I'm not sure how old it is (maybe the 1920's?), but it has that imperfect charm about it. I loved it, but wanted to give it a little re-fresh and make it fit a bit better with the rest of my aesthetic (vintage + modern) plus clean her up a little bit.

Here she is when we moved it upstairs. I say 1920's because that mirror has that feel to me, but I could be wrong. Anyone have a clue? The mirror was pretty badly cracked, but still usable. I wanted to update it a little bit, but still keep the vintage charm.


I loved that marble top and it was in decent shape so I didn't have to do much apart from a little wipe down and some light elbow grease. I kinda love all the stains and marks from all those years. This baby has been loved! The main thing I did was replace the mirror with this lovely round modern one from West Elm and added a fun wooden hook to hold it in place.


I also replaced the older pulls my go-to CB2 brass pulls. Those guys are so great and soo affordable! A little Old English, some light styling with my favorite candle, accessories and voilà!


It's not a major transformation, but just a baby re-fresh. Short, sweet with just enough impact! What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments :)

If you are interested in the sources, here ya go:
round mirror / table lamps (similar) / vase / candle / bracelet / brass pulls / curtains / rug / wooden hook

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My master bathroom reveal!


Hello and welcome! I've been meaning to create a blog for...well...a while and after a big ol' career shift that was unexpected, I had some time to really focus and dig in! So for my first official post, I thought I would go big or go home as they say. This master bathroom renovation has been a labor of love, saving and lots of waiting and can I just say the end result makes me soo incredibly happy! I am so in love with how it turned out! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been talking about it for months and (hooray!)...its finally done. So, lets get right to it!

I know the blogging and social media world loves a good before + after, so here is how she looked before we started. Now, just to give you some background info on the house - its a late 80's/early 90's home and this bathroom was a true testament to that description. I really kinda hated it when we moved in, but we lived with it for almost 4 years and it was fine. Lots of beige, fancy flourishes and brown granite. We did make some minor improvements including a bit of grey paint, new mirrors and some Ikea light fixtures and that helped a little bit. And I realize my before photos aren't the best, but hopefully you can get a sense of what I'm describing. Kinda sad, but functional. I should have turned out those lights!


I wanted everything to feel bright and modern, but also classic. Going way too modern would have felt off in this house, so 'classic/modern' felt right. We didn't change the footprint, but ripped every last thing out. Talk about a cloud of dust and dirt! (I'm still finding dust in random places). And can we talk about the view from the tub (and the tub!)? I love how everything feels bright and cool, but also warm and organic from all those hints of walnut and wood in the room.


I had a hard time choosing tile at first. I loved all those beautiful cement tile options out there, but I was worried I would change my mind in a few years and lets face it- renovations aren't cheap especially if you aren't a diy wiz (and uhem..I'm not) so I went with very simple and classic choices.


This is my dream shower! My contractor (who is amazing, by the way) did the most incredible job on the straight herringbone pattern tile (and everything else for that matter). The subway tile plus the brass fixtures just makes my heart sing! And speaking of my contractor, I need to give him a big ol' shout-out because they did such an amazing job with my bathroom. If you live in the Raleigh/Durham NC area, I would highly recommend hiring Hirst Construction for any remodeling needs. 


The pine shiplap behind the vanity was kinda of a last minute decision and I'm so glad we went with it! I was worried it would feel kinda disjointed and wouldn't flow next to the tile, but in the end it all works together. White on white texture! Yes, please.


Let's talk about the vanity. Such a fantastic (and well-made) piece! I got it from Wayfair and I couldn't be more happy with it (plus no assembly!) We changed out the pulls and hardware for some beautiful brass geometric ones from CB2. My only complaint would have to be the length of the pulls (and drilled holes) that came with the vanity (6.5', which is kind of an odd size). My contractor came up with a great idea of adding some brass washers that made up the difference in size and looked seamless.


So there you have it! The space makes me happy every time I use it (even in the middle of the night when I stumbling to find the light for the bathroom..lol) Now, I just want to renovate every other space in my home!

I did learn quite a bit from the whole process as a designer and a client. It takes a while, so have patience and understanding. Good, quality work takes time and there are things like inspections and plumbing hick-ups that happen. It's messy! Be ready to live in a construction zone and use your kids bathroom for 3 1/2 months! Things won't always go as planned so be ready to adjust. And get a good and reliable contractor! So much this! Ean and his team were amazing to work with and delivered everything they said they would. Plus, they were just incredibly kind, attentive and their work was spot on.

So, what do you guys think?