New & Different

Sometimes change is necessary. The seasons are shifting, I'm turning 23 in a week or so, and my creative juices are flowing. Instead of my usual "I'm going to take a trip somewhere," I decided to redecorate. Redecorating is something that always feels really great. It's a wonderful way to start over; even seeing a new paint color cover the old is somewhat cathartic. Who couldn't use a little catharsis every once in a while? (Oh, and thanks for photobombing me, Juno.)

Before: I actually don't mind the "before" at all. It's cozy. I wanted a change though, which is why I  kissed that soft seafoam green "goodbye" and traded that green chevron stripe rug for a similar but more geometric one.
I like it. It's classy but still very "me" -- a hodgepodge of sorts but everything is still somehow cohesive. Staining my bed was the best decision I've ever made. It came out unexpectedly well and I now believe in the power of the stain. Seriously, if you want to make a big impact on a budget, stain a piece of furniture. WOWZA. 
xo, e.m.

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  1. Love all the patterns and white. Your dog is also pretty adorable as well.

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    1. Thank you! I can't take any credit for Juno though, she's my roommate's.

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  2. It looks great! I love how brighter the room looks. I painted white over my aqua walls a few years ago.. it was a nice change :D

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    1. Thanks! I knew it would make a difference but I didn't think it'd be that huge. I was certainly pleasantly surprised.

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  3. Your room looks amazing; I especially love the bell jar!

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  4. Love the new stain on the bed! Everything you own is adorable.

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  5. Love, love, love that side table! Where did you find it?

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    1. Hey! It's from IKEA. This one: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80227014/

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  6. I love the Southwestern vibe! Also, where are your lucite chair & animal head from?! Daniel and I have a white ceramic moosehead above our bed, and I just bought real antlers to go in our living room. I miiight be a little obsessed? Ha.

    xo, grace

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