De-stressing with distressed home goodies

Moving is always a difficult process – but also a very fun one! It’s a chance to make a space your own. I am a huge fan of distressed wood, antiques and family heirlooms. I knew I wanted clean cut lines – a white, charcoal grey and mint color scheme – but with a rustic feel for my brand new room.

This antique trunk is one of my favorite furniture accents of all times. The history of my trunk goes as follows: my mom has had it “since she was a little girl” – and thank goodness. I’m in love. It’s a unique accent to my room, while practical for storage at the same time. So happy you didn’t throw this one out, mom!

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I’d have to say my second favorite piece of furniture in my room is my bedside table, which the lovely Ms. Natalie discovered with me at HomeGoods. I love the combination of wood and splashes of color – not to mention how it acts as a perfect stand for vanilla candles, a sisterly love photo and a good book.
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Now for the comfy part – my beautiful white Anthropologie Rosette Quilt bedding – equipped with grey, turquoise and mint accent pillows. Although white makes me incredibly nervous – I went for it because I wanted a versatile arrangement just in case I decide to make a spontaneous transition into another color scheme. The grey accent throw, also from HomeGoods, tops it off!
Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 6.14.37 PMI guess my first attempt at making a room “truly mine” wasn’t TOO disastrous 🙂 What’s your home decor style?

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Skip spooky! Chic pumpkin decor

It’s almost Halloween! This year, my roommates and I have decided to make a night of it while waiting for Georgetown’s little trick-or-treaters to knock on our door looking for sweet treats.

We were thinking pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, chilled Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc and butternut squash ravioli while watching Hocus Pocus (it better be on TV!)

My best girl friend Natalie spotted this amazing white, studded pumpkin online last week – a perfect way to add a little Halloween spirit without the ghouls and goblins. When did pumpkin decorating become such an exquisite art form? I cannot decide which one to make first. They’re all the die for.
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Photos via Pinterest

The chic way to decorate this Halloween. Trick-or-treat!

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