Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Favorite Spaces Around The House

I have received SO many requests to post pictures of our new home and I wanted to give you all a little new casa update.  We moved into our new place just over a month ago, and I still feel like there is SO much to do!  We have furniture that has yet to arrive, and I haven't hung a single picture or piece of art on any walls {waiting to see how the furniture looks in the rooms once it arrives before working on wall art}.  I've been trying not to rush this process, and only purchase furniture/ home decor that I truly love, rather than purchasing stuff to simply fill up empty spaces.  

Decorating a new house is definitely a labor of love, and while I'm not yet ready to showcase it on the blog via a home tour just yet, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite spaces around here.

Hope you enjoy!

I've been so paranoid about ruining my marble countertops that I purchased a couple of huge butcher block cutting boards and placed them around the kitchen as little work stations.  I love how this one turned out!

A few of my favorite cookbooks displayed with some fresh pomegranates & pears.

I love the look of mixing rustic serving boards against the marble.

My bookshelf is basically complete {full post on how I styled it will come later}.  This was such a fun project for me to work on.

I love the character & untold stories found in antiques.  I found this French terracotta pot that dates back to the 1800's, and love the patina that it has developed over the years.

And the small clay jar that is sitting on top of the Cars book was found underwater in an area of China that was destroyed by a flood.  I love objects that have a history :)

I ended up switching out the console behind our couch to this one which features reclaimed wood, and placed two large baskets underneath which I filled with throw blankets & pillows.

A little fall decor around the house.

I filled this basket weave tray with travel related books for our guest bedroom.

Pretty bedside table vignette in the guest bedroom.

Our hallway is SO long, so instead of having one long runner made, I ordered 2 of the same runners and added a little space between them.  This added a bit of visual appeal to the space and draws the eye to the gap between the two which seems to break up the hallway.

Cheery flowers on our entryway console table.

I took old books, tore out the pages and created fake scrolls.  Kinda fun :)

I like to collect books of matches from hotels that we have traveled to.  I love this look of the matches in a small wooden bowl we picked up in Zambia combined with one of my favorite Diptyque candles under a cloche.  Glass cloches make just about anything seem more interesting! 

Thanks so much to everyone who has reached out to me requesting pictures & home updates.  I am beyond flattered that anyone is even the least bit interested in what goes on around here :)  You guys are amazing!  Thanks for reading! xx


  1. Loved this post Andy! You have a great style, can't wait to see more!

  2. I love it ALL!! I can't wait to see more!

  3. Everything looks amazing! Are you an interior decorator/designer? All of the little touches like those baskets and travel finds really brings everything together! Great post! :)

    1. Oh gosh! What a compliment, Nicole! No, definitely not an interior decorator. Just truly love decorating my home & reading every design book/magazine I can get my hands on :)

  4. Can you please come decorate my house - you have such an eye for design!! Every little touch is perfect!

  5. Loved all the looks Andy! Great design ideas!!

  6. lovely, especially love the little treasures you have found from your trips, I notice the little Italy book:) I got similar one whilst in Rome..You have great style:)X

  7. Yes! I love to pick up travel related books and keep them as a reminder to the places we've traveled to :) Have a great weekend!



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