some snapshots of our progress


We are officially 'moved'! The movers unloaded our truck on Saturday and since then we have been swimming in boxes. We've had so many wonderful people in our lives help us in some way with this move... So because of that we have been able to get a little bit done already and I wanted to share our progress here!

Formal living room progress:

Dining room progress:

Family room progress:

What is not pictured is the chaos that is happening elsewhere :) Literally, I think there are 4,285 things left I still have on our 'to-do' list. But so far, we are loving it! Love our house, love our neighborhood, love having friends and family close by!

Oh, and Dais loves it too, especially her yard :) Hope you all are having a great week!

Miss Flo master bedroom: the plan


Well, we are in the throws of moving craziness! The packers were here yesterday, and all of our belongings are being loaded onto the truck today. Even though this is the third time we've gone through this process, it still makes me quite anxious....

But that doesn't mean I've stopped plotting, planning and scheming about Miss Flo's decor. **Full disclosure? Since I put this post together, I may have changed my mind about a few things. My indecisiveness can be both a blessing and a burden. Blessing because it ensures I 100% know about every source option out there and have weighed them equally. Burden because I drive myself crazy doing so! i.e. staying up wayyyyyy too late the night before we move web searching for 'white ginger jar lamp' 'white urn lamp' 'white gourd lamp' 'white double gourd lamp' ......  ANY.WAY. The master bedroom in our new home isn't huge- and that's ok! This room has been a super fun challenge space planning wise- but we'll get more into that later. Here is a visual of a few design elements:

And the layout:

the before:

In words:

Layout: The picture above is taken from the room entrance. As you can see, the bed is pretty much in the center of the room. The door you can see on the far wall leads into the family room. In the layout plan I did above, you can see that I plan on placing our headboard on that wall. This means I will lose this door, and I am ok with that. Mostly because I prefer to have the bed be on the wall  you see right when you walk into the room- its the most visually pleasing. Also, losing that door will create more floor space and make this room more secluded (not a walk thru). SO, I am going to make a headboard like this one (OBSESSED) that will hang over the door.

Color scheme: Love the gray walls. Leaving those as is. We are going to use white linen on our headboard, and our bedding will be white with a blue scallop detail. This Robert Allen fabric is going to be a loooooong pillow that will lay across the bed, pretty much being the main pattern/detail in the room. And I'm using these nightstands with two white gourd lamps on them. I also found a great upholstered bench on CraigsList that is in the process of getting a facelift.

Can't wait to GET IN THE HOUSE and get started.

Tulsa or bust


Well, Miss Flo is officially ours! We closed last week and are back in STL this week to coordinate the move. But come Friday we will be Tulsans once again. Living in Houston and St. Louis has been lots of fun and a great experience for us, but we are very ready to move HOME :)

I am also very ready to decorate this business:

Thanks for following along :) Tulsa or bust!!

Miss Flo formal LR: the plan


Yay! Design plans for our new house!!! Here. we. go. The formal living room is the first space I began designing in our new home. The reason I started with this room is because I've never had a 'formal' living space before and well, I'm just pretty excited about it. Many say they are outdated/never use them/only for Grandmas, etc. But I've always really romanticized the idea of having a sassy seating area in the front of my home to entertain guests.  This is the first room you see when you walk in the front door, and I want it to be a great first impression. Anyway. I think what I've created here is just the right amount of formal with a good amount of fun!

The plan:

The layout:

Here are some pics of the current space to help you visualize:

In words:

1. Color scheme- leave the walls as is. I really never thought I would do that, but I love the gray the previous owners chose and the molding detail on the wall is awesome enough without painting it a different color. Keeping the whole color scheme pretty neutral, with pops of blue/white and animal print.

2. Layout- Because this is a formal living room, I really don't feel we need a huge chunky sofa in here (we'll use our current sectional for the family room.) So, I think two loveseats flanking the fireplace will create a nice little seating area, and I'll finish it out using my leopard benches and a brass coffee table. We'll pull in some garden stools for side tables/extra seating. I'll probably end up using some more cute side chairs eventually, but still toying around with that idea and where they will go. I'll use our CraigsList-ed TV stand(s) as a buffet for storage on one wall with this mirror over it. I'm going to paint two larger scale versions of my fav doggie art for over the fireplace. And at some point I'll add a fun rug either to anchor the seating area or as a runner from the entryway.

3. Lighting- I love the look of the lantern, but think it would be better suited for the dining room. So, it's going to be moved in there and replaced with the cutest flush mount I can find. Which is an undertaking, people! So far, I'm liking this one. I mostly just want something that doesn't grab your eye. Also, I'm going to use these fab blue/white lamps on the buffet.

Soooooo all in all, I'm pretty pumped about the design for this room!! What do ya think!?

We close tomorrow!! YAY!
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