Cozy Texture

by Jesse on February 10, 2016

I’m in dire need of new bed linens.

With kids who like to wrestle and do flips on my bed, it’s safe to say that they have worn out what I currently have. I’m really considering going with a series of cozy blankets. Layering textures and maybe even colors. Something like this.


I’ve been rearranging and doing some painting in our master bedroom lately. Going with a black accent wall behind the bed. Similar to those I wrote about a post or so back. So now the hunt for new linens. Can’t wait to share with you.

My newest article is up on too, if you’re interested in art for an interesting gallery wall. I’d love for you to check it out.

Have a lovely day!


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Dark Accent Wall

by Jesse on January 25, 2016

Ever since I saw this photo I’ve been coveting a dark accent wall.


The cozy and inviting vibe it lends really calls to me. I do have a similar shade in my entry and love the depth it give the space. I even went as far as to paint my ceiling in our dining a dark shade too.

I seem to sprinkle things I fall in love with all over the house. And my current obsession is turning out to be this dark shade. I think since my bedroom gets so much light with our large picture window I don’t have to worry about it feeling cave like. I’m thinking behind the bed would be a perfect spot!

Here are some photos that have been lending me additional inspiration.




sources 1 // 2 // 3 // 4


Leather Seating

by Jesse on January 11, 2016

Happy New Year friends!

I’ve been a bit MIA lately, trying to keep up with my kids activities. When Christmas and New Years  pass I almost feel like it’s the start of a new season. I tend to want to rearrange or paint, to refresh a room or rooms. So I’ve started a to-do list and at the top is painting the living room and hall way. Next up is to add a camel leather chair to my living room. I’ve been coveting them for some time now. Here are a few drool worthy designs that have been feeding my fascination.






Oh and I’ve decided on a 2016 mantra.

“Inhale Confidence, Exhale Doubt”!

What’s yours?


All photos via Pinterest


Wooden Ball Garland with Tassels

by Jesse on December 3, 2015

Does it feel like this year has flown by to you?

I really can’t believe it’s Christmas time again! Time to get out the tree and decorate. This year I wasn’t sure how that was going to go with our new puppy, Dutch. Our plan was to get the tree out and see if he tried to eat it or pull it over. LOL! He has really done great! The tree has been standing with only it’s lights as decorations for a week and has made me enjoy the simplicity of an undecorated tree. Which kind of lent me the idea of changing up my tree decor a bit and keeping it simple. I’ve been really drawn to simple Swedish design lately and with my white tree I thought it would be fun to go with some wood elements.

I started out with this garland made of unfinished wood balls. I thought of adding the tassels kind of as an afterthought, after seeing a few items with tassels comes across my Pinterest page.


I measured and cut some ribbon the length I wanted the garland to be. I tied a knot in the ribbon, but left enough to make a loop at the end and threaded the beads in a pattern of four unfinished beads to one white (we pre-painted a few).

Every once in a while I added the pale pink tassels I made out of yarn. Below I’ll show you how I used some left over beads to make a cute ornament also using more of the fun pink tassels. Also a quick and easy How To for the tassels.


These are so quick and so much fun to add to a tree. Though I have to tell you I hung one too low and the pup jumped up and pulled it right off!





Tie the extra string around the top area of the tassel. In the photo below I did two sections just to change it up.


If you’d like to add beads to the top of the tassel to make an ornament, here is how I did mine.



Super simple and such a cute little addition to your tree!



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