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happy weekend + home palette

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! My Saturday is dedicated to making some much-needed and long awaited changes to our apartment. I've been so busy lately that most days I come home and fall right into bed and am out the door as soon as I'm ready the next morning. So, to celebrate my efforts to create more free time I've decided to spice up our apartment so coming home & relaxing feels wonderful. My deadline is quick... I planned a cocktail party at our house a week from Saturday so I'm forcing myself to plow through this and get things done fast! (we'll see if that pans out, ha)

My budget is small but my splurges were a vintage Persian rug and a new outdoor dining set for our patio. The rest of the changes will be more low-key (new paint, reworking pieces I already own, and creating some quick original art for the walls).

Above is my inspiration palette for the place. I'm taking a risky step and painting our bedroom black a la Jenna Lyons' room, above, but I'm excited to see how it turns out..

1. Jenna Lyons' bedroom 2. persian rug 3. lighting from Jayson Home & Garden.. i wish i had the budget for those 4. Wayne Pate print 5. Room & Board chair 6. Anthro side table 7. IKEA throw (only $12.99) 8. The Small Stakes poster print

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Reader Comments (14)

Fabulous picks! I just used a photo from Jenna Lyon's home (the nursery) in a design post I did this morning, and I had bookmarked that Anthro table too for a future post - great minds think alike:) My own apartment is always a work in progress, but you're so right that making a space that makes you happy, filled with objects and art you love, makes all the difference to a busy life. Love your blog!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Yikes, I have been wanting to paint our bedroom dark, but I think our ceilings aren't high enough. This is such a beautiful concept! I hope it works out for you - please share pictures!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
I've admired that bedroom for a long long time. I think, as a matter of fact, there is a clawfoot tub in the middle of it soul says yes to that!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrebekka
great side table. i'm getting the itch to nest again. great ideas!
February 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkaira
What a fabulous inspiration collection! I'm really digging the mix of rustic with classic, vintage, and modern lines. You inspire me to do a bit of re-decorating!
February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
i would so love to paint my walls black someday... i agree - post pics!!
February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandrea
I have that ikea throw! I loved it so much as an accent throw that I bought another.
February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaydee
Wow! Gorgeous chair, and I love that lamp!

And good luck with the color change in your bedroom, hope it turns out beautifully!
February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterN
I adore that Persian rug! I’m thinking of placing a carpet or rug on our entertainment room but I can’t decide what color would much the room. And I have been checking the shops in Indianapolis for a perfect fit. Now I think a red one like this would be perfect and also to give cleaners a painless job.
February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirlene Hinsey
Hi! I'd love to see the final touches after a weekend of sprucing up! Such a fan of your work, please keep the inspiration coming!! :)
February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
This is indeed a worth read post, keep up the good work! i will check back to see new updates.
Gorgeous pieces. I love the wall color in Jenna's room!
March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOneleven Creative
LOVE this post. I seriously want every single thing you picked out!!
March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKC
While sipping on a glass of Domaine de Beaurenard rosé I just happened to be lloking at your blog and I just happened to see one of my prints in one of your posts!! What a nice surprise! Love the blog. * Playing Paris tag, will be their in two weeks! We always go in April/May.
April 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Pate

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