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I love snuggling up in bed with my furniture catalogs I get in the mail. I daydream about our first house and how I’ll decorate it by adding new items to the collected pieces we already own. Ryan says I need to stop wanting things, but I say if I stop wanting then I won’t be inspired to try new things. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. These are my current cb2 faves.

pouf, table lamp, pendantwhite vases.

wedding card holder

I purchased one of these lanterns to hold cards at our wedding, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been looking for options other than the faux cake options available online and while I love the birdcage and suitcase ideas, I think that they’re more for a vintage styled wedding. I never decided on a theme per say, but Ryan and I are simple, understated and modern. I thought this lantern was a great option for our venue. I also bought a mini one to put a candle in so the big daddy doesn’t look so out of place. (And we’ll be able to use this again in a future house, unlike those faux cakes!)

I also noticed these lanterns being used here and love the look!

leather coffee table tray

I’ve had this leather tray from William Sonoma that I bought on sale months ago. But after deciding it was too orange for my living room, I found out it was non-refundable. Instead of letting it continue to collect dust in my closet, I bought this dye and darkened it to a dark brown with a hint of plum. I was nervous that the dye would go on streaky or uneven, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. My only recommendation is to wear rubber gloves while dying the leather because my fingers were a “dark brown with a hint of plum” for about a week.

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I highly recommend this product to liven up any dull leather that you may want restore!

frosty the cotton snowman

Every year I make a Christmas ornament with Ryan’s nephews, now 6 and 9. As you get older, Christmas doesn’t feel the same as it did when we were little. This year we made a snowman out of cotton balls for the body, pipe cleaners for the carrot nose, pompoms for the coal, and felt for the scarf. Being able to start new traditions with young children allows me to see the magic and believe in the spirit of Christmas.

dream dollhouse

I’ve mentioned before how my love for interiors may have started with a miniature dollhouse. I absolutely love this Dorothy Draper inspired design by Lonny Mag for Curbed! The christmas ornament “chandelier” and the mirror above the fireplace (made of a vintage earring!) are such clever ways to decorate this space.

I have a (not so) secret dream to redecorate my childhood dollhouse. Maybe that’ll put my collection of favorite fabric samples to use!

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DESIGN PROJECT!