This post is sponsored by Bemz.com. All opinions are my own. See full disclaimer at the bottom of this post. You know you nailed it when a decor change moves ya to tears.   I’d been missing my aqua couch in my great room after purchasing the new Farlov sofa and loveseat with white slipcovers.     As much as I love white couches in others homes, I really loved the statement my aqua sofa made in this space.   … Read more »

Ever wonder how to define your decor style? I know I did, and I occasionally need a refresher course. I recently revived this old post via an INSTAGRAM LIVE (linked below) with my daughter Maddie for our hashtag #honingyourhomestyle Maddie is passionate about all things home, seeing herself not as a decorator/stylist but as a homemaker. She’s a good egg, and inspires me to continue the process of creating thru my heart, not just my head. I believe everyone intuitively… Read more »

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Home Reserve Furniture. See disclaimer info at the bottom of this post. Over here at the Harvey Cottage, rooms get do-overs. A lot. This here post is Part 1 of our newest den do-over.     With extremely cute grandlittles.     The front room just off the entry has been everything from a bland white-walled cra{p}ft room, to a pale pink-walled Mary Kay party room, to a poop brown-walled room where all miscellaneous… Read more »

Room makeovers at our house are often a long winding road with lots of pit stops.  And my brain’s GPS sometimes doesn’t really know the ending destination.       I’m ok with that.  I like my rooms to evolve.  And I don’t know how to do photoshop, so putting a mood board together beforehand isn’t an option.     When I received this glorious floral wallpaper from Milton and King Wallpapers, I was excited to create a fresh English… Read more »

Do you ever find that you’ve been doing something decorwise so long that you don’t really know you’ve been doing it? And it’s actually a smart kinda something?     In froufing my home, as I approach yet *another* room up-do, I find I MUST have warm wood pieces.  They ground my cottage aethestic so my rooms don’t float away, and end up looking like a sorbet of pastels. No one really wants to live in an ice cream parlour,… Read more »

This is a sponsored post. See end of post for full disclosure.   Well folks, I finally have a working den/sewing/cra{p}ft room.   It’s right as you come in our front door, so I’m hoping it’ll stay neat and tidy. If not, it’s the perfect opportunity for hubs to build me a sliding barn door, amiright?     I started with the beautiful rug from the folks at Well Woven. I wrote about it in my last post, but will… Read more »

  Area rugs can be tricky, amiright? They have to play nice with the other colors you have, as well as any color you add later.     Neutrals certainly have their place…but for a soft color lover like myself I like using something other than jute or non-descript beiges in every room.     I’d always heard oriental or persian rugs are so great because they pick up all the other colors in a space an just become a… Read more »

NOTE: This post includes affiliate links for your convenience. For full disclosure, see bottom of post. You’ll remember my review of the Zinus SmartBases, yeah? We’ve since bought 2 more!     Well, we discovered the good folks at Zinus also make incredible memory foam mattresses too…our son’s bed was in sad shape, and we were expecting company who’d be sleeping in his room. Yikes!     We decided on the Zinus 12 inch Green Tea Memory Foam mattress (twin)…. Read more »

Spring has sprung around the Cottage this year.   I haven’t decorated for Easter and spring in such an in-your-face-way before, but it was super fun!     I pulled out lots of pinks and greens to go with my pale aqua sofa.     Used some vintage, some repro, some new, some (a lot of) bunnies.     Added some greens to the mantel, with milkglass and tulips…     I know. Chippy corbels and old windows are fabulous…. Read more »

I’m trying to learn how to style and tablesettings. Because evidently home decor bloggers need to know how to do this. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love food. And I certainly love to eat food. The problem is, I don’t really like to cook. Enter Freshly.  *angels singing* Perfect opportunity to practice my styling skills AND eat a healthy meal with the convenience of a quick zap in the microwave! Freshly one-serving, pre-packaged meals are basically the perfect… Read more »