Tile Tips & Current Affordable Faves

Tile can be a paralyzing thing to choose when doing a renovation- it’s not technically permanent, but redoing tile is no easy feat. And while you can go absolutely crazy price wise with designer tile options, I find that some of the best, most timeless choices don’t cost an arm and a leg.

At first patterned tile may seem trendy, but really the style is based in so much historical inspiration that it really is not. One of the most popular styles is cement tile, which can be tricky to keep clean. We’ve sourced some tough porcelain versions that give that same look for much less money.

via Halcyon House

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Mantle Styling 101

When I asked for blog ideas on Insta Stories last night SO many of you asked about mantle styling!  So I decided to focus on just that today for my post.  I find mantle styling to be something that just innately comes to me and not something I always plan out.  Sometimes it takes a little trial and error and moving things around and living with them for  a bit.  But I do have a few tips and tricks!

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Accessories for Under $100 That Make Your Home Look Expensive

Above: Fresh flowers and pretty books and a candle go a long way, as do small touches like custom shades for your lighting!

Even if your budget isn’t huge, your home can still look super high end by choosing some of the right accents. From small touches like monogrammed linens to bigger ones like art and pillows- here are some awesome finds that will look WAY more expensive than they are and add a touch of grandeur to your home.

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Updating Your Front Entrance for Spring

After along winter of depressing temps and grey landscapes, it’s nice to give the front entrance of your house a little facelift for spring time!  Painting the door a fun color and replacing doormats, planters and hardware and accessories can make a big difference!  Here are four styles of homes and how I’d decorate the front door and surrounding areas!

house numbers // door knocker // lantern // wreath // stone dog // doormat // planter //

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A High/Low Guest Room Makeover

I saw some bedding I loved on Williams Sonoma Home and it inspired me to create a high/low guest room look illustrating how it’s possible to get the same style for less than half the cost. (Side note: These side tables in the low version are from Target’s new collection and come in white too- love the faux bamboo leg!)