Faux Fur design: Is this a Decorative Rug or Throw?

faux-fur-2With our house under a bit of construction with the installation of new floors, I’ve had a bit of a small window to find some additional pieces I plan on adding to our home.  I, like so many, have fallen into the faux fur trap and I just love the textural feel it brings to any room in our home. But, I haven’t been able to find a room I like it in just yet and to tell you the truth I’m alright with that.

My husband and I also have two dogs better known as our fur babies: a Husky and an American Eskimo Spitz, which coincidentally their fur is roughly the same color as my Safavieh faux fur!!

*On a quick side note, I just have to say how much I LOVE the Safavieh brand.  I own multiple pieces of furniture and decorative items all through my house and the quality is second to none.  If you are looking for durable, long-lasting, and unique items which are functional and timeless then check out this brand.

In our living room, I had purchased a while back, a smaller faux fur rug to display on our side chair, however, in between moving furniture out of the room, my smaller faux fur throw must have fallen off and low and behold guess who found it?

Yes, both pups!  They claimed it! And I didn’t have the heart to take it away from them to simply drape over my chair for decorative purposes.

So naturally, I needed another one, but this time a bit bigger.  These “rugs” are truly interchangeable and even though this rug is bigger I can still use it as a throw to drape it over my couch, my chairs, or display it on the floor.

What I just love about this faux rug/throw is the size and overall dimensions of it.   The versatility of this faux fur has been fun redecorating with and really exciting to see what I decide to pair together with: chairs, a single side table, and chair, over the couch, or simply placing it on the floor in my office in front of my desk.  Again, this is another useful and functional decorative piece that can be used throughout the year for anything and every occasion.  When you can recycle an item simply by displaying it differently an I feel like I am getting my money’s worth out of it.  So this is definitely my type of item!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

*I am not a paid affiliate for endorsing the Safavieh brand in this blog post. I just love it and wanted to share my experience as a valued customer.

Trays, Trays, and More Trays

PictureOh my goodness, I am thrilled to be sharing my amazing find at Kirkland’s I recently purchased. If you are up to date with certain decorating trends you honestly can’t help but notice most people have somewhere displayed in a room; trays, trays, and more trays used mainly for decorative purposes rather than serving food or drinks.

Trays vary from colors, materials, textures and even height but all of them are unique and specific to your design. When decorating for any occasion I like to find items that are not only timeless pieces but actually effective at displaying what I want it to. This 3-tired tray can literally be used throughout the entire year and decorated according to the holiday or function!!! Trays are used for almost everything. You name it a tray can take care of it…okay well not everything!

I have been on the lookout for a tiered tray for almost a year but I knew exactly what I wanted and I knew roughly what I was willing to pay for it especially since I knew my husband could make me exactly what I wanted. Which at this point many of you are probably wondering “Well why didn’t he just make you one.” Because he’s very busy with his job and has other projects he’s already working on for me. Adding another project to a perfectionist’s long list can be daunting.

Despite having my Easter and Spring decorations on it now you can see how this piece can really go anywhere in your house. Truly a versatile piece! I’m loving the idea that this could be used to display smaller sized positive quotes with some pops of color accented with a fabric to bring in additional texture. Displaying a tray of sweet treats for a bridal or baby shower would totally be adorable for your guests. Guys, as you can see the possibilities are endless for every holiday, every season or every occasion!

Have a great day and Happy Easter!!

Sneak Peak from my office view

PictureFinding ways to brighten up a room can take some time especially when you have a particular color in mind. Mint… has to be one of my favorite colors because it just makes me smile and can really go with anything.

For my office space, I wanted it to be light and bright. However, I also wanted my office to be tranquil but not so tranquil that I would fall asleep rather be inspired and motivated in getting work done. After all, this is my personal oasis, where I want to be able to walk in and be as productive and focused as possible. Color patterns and organization is vital for me.

I love finding functional pieces for any space but for my office, everything has a “home” or it goes. No clutter, no mess, and no junk shoved in an unnecessary corner. My lampshade was a labor of love that literally took me 14 months to find. I did, however, find this beauty at TJ Maxx and used this as my inspiration piece to add this pop of color throughout my office. I liked the mercury glass lamp because it not only reflects light from outside but it also reflects light from the bulb which, adds another dimension of color and light when I am working. I also found these garden pedestals at Hobby Lobby that I used to give a bit more height to my lamp so this space opposite my desk was a bit brighter.

My side table is from Safavieh, as well as some other items and furniture in my office (not pictured) also from this amazing company! Just the quality, Safavieh brings in their designs, and the paint color is truly a step above!

Thank goodness for my diffuser…is all I am going to say. Just because I may be working from home does not mean I am at all immune from getting sick, so having my diffuser nearby has been a life-saver and an immune booster throughout the entire year, but more specifically during this horrible, HORRIBLE cold and flu season.

I usually like to have different blends during the year, but for this particularly sick season, I have stayed with Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, and Orange. Each essential oil has their benefits, for health but I also found that I like the subtle hint of peppermint in the air mixed with the Eucalyptus oil.

I used to buy essential oils specifically made for: winter, immune support or whatever but I like creating my own blended mixture from my own stash of oils I have accumulated, where I can add as many or as few drops of particular oils as I want. I will caution you though, not all oils are created equal so look for high quality oils and you will use far fewer drops in your diffuser.

So that’s it friends! I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek at my one of my home inspiration spots!

Have a great day and stay healthy!!

*Disclaimer I am not paid for any of the above companies for sponsoring their name, or company in my blog