Who loves decorating for Fall?? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 This girl does for sure!! But I also know how expensive it can be decorating year after year, season after season. Styles change, so do our tastes/preferences; & then add to that the constantly evolving trends…sometimes it feels like we need to spend an arm & a leg to decorate for the season. Well, thankfully, that’s just not true!! We can definitely give our homes a little seasonal refresh WITHOUT breaking the bank!
Well, here we are again. That time of year when half the female population is holding on to those last few days of summer, & the other half is already knee deep into a pumpkin spice latte. I, as you already know, am included in the latter half. In fact, I literally had my first PSL of the season today. #noshame 😂
So, since all of us are either prepping & planning for fall or pulling pumpkins out of the attic as we speak, (there’s no third group here 😉, jk) I thought this would be the perfect time to share the fun fall tablescape I put together this year!
Now, because I like to mix things up from year to year, I decided this time it would be fun to incorporate some of the traditionally “fall colors” with some of my favorite “neutral-ish” colors. I say neutral-ish because some of them are still quite bold for me & my basic self. 😂
So if you guys are anything like me…when it comes to blog posts on food/drinks/recipes, I tend to skip all the hullabaloo & scroll right down to the recipe. 😬 So in an attempt to save your thumbs from some unnecessary cramping, I’ll just get right to the reason you clicked on over here today! 😉 The recipe:
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I can’t believe it. Our kitchen is finally done!!! The estimated 2.5 week renovation (which ACTUALLY took just under 5 weeks) wrapped up this past week & WE ARE THRILLED (and so relieved)!! Kitchen & bathroom renovations are no joke!! And my most frequently asked questions…
Was the experience painful? yes
Did you have to eat out every night? no, I wish! We (the hubs) grilled. Every. Single. Night
Would you do it again if you had to? hell yeah! I love the results!
Now, don’t get me wrong, things could most definitely have been worse. All things considered, it went pretty smoothly. It’s just that, keeping tiny fingers & toes out of the construction zone, making design choices without actually seeing them first, having our main home zones completely torn up, & the constant flow of people (strangers) in your home, sure can wear on ya after a while. Again, I’d do it all over in a heartbeat because it made SUCH a difference in the overall feel of our home; but….I just wanna make sure I’m giving any of you readers out there who are considering a major reno, the truth about what it’s like during construction.
Okay, now for the fun part. The before & after shots!! I’m pretty sure that’s why you’re all here so let’s do this!
Now, just for fun, let’s take a look at the mock-ups I put together to help us visualize what the kitchen would actually look like when all was said & done!
To do this I just used Photoshop & a pic of our pre-renovated kitchen to create my design plans. I had so much fun putting these together! Plus, it was crazy helpful to to actually SEE our design choices before-hand. It gave me so much more confidence that we were making the best choices for our little fam! Not to mention, I was able to share it with the contractor as well, which was SUPER helpful!
Okay, so now that you’ve see the “vision”. Let’s see how it actually turned out!!
What do y’all think?? What a difference right?? HUGE transformation!! Here are a few more closer-up shots for you guys!
We are absolutely THRILLED with the results!! It’s exactly what we were hoping for!! One of my favorite parts has to be the custom island! We love it so much & it’s got tons of storage (functionality was a MUST)! There are so many other fun details in this kitchen that you can’t see from these photos! I’m thinking about doing another in depth post about the renovation process (sneak peek of that below), & also some of the smaller details/design choices that went into this project (spice cabinet, hidden trash can, special outlets, cabinet lighting, etc.). What do y’all think, would you wanna see that?? Let me know in the comments below!!
Although it feels AMAZING now to have everything done, it definitely was NOT an easy process! If you’re thinking of doing a kitchen reno, or already have one in the works, feel free to reach out with any & all questions you may have!! I’m no expert, but if nothing else, I can at least relate to eating on paper plates for 5 weeks 😆!!
Talk soon buddies!!
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So the two most common questions I get (outside of “Will you please come decorate my house?” ← huge compliment when y’all ask me that btw) are around styling tiered trays & styling shelves. So, while I was doing a product shoot for one of our trays the other day, I had an idea to put a blog post together with my tray styling methods. I figured this way y’all could just refer back to it anytime you need it! ❤️
Tiered trays…super on trend these days as far as farmhouse decor goes. The great thing about them is, if they don’t look super cute, nobody really cares 😂 (it’s not like you’ll get criticized for having an ugly tiered tray), lol. BUT…if they’re done well, PEOPLE LOVE THEM!!! They can add such fun, flair, & personality to your space & they’re awesome for parties & entertaining! (Here are a few shots of trays I’ve styled in the past)