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Filed in DESIGN & STYLING, LIFESTYLE β€” July 7, 2023

Anyone else looking around like summer is HALF OVER already… how??? I sometimes tend to be a glass half empty gal. I don’t love that about myself but it’s true. So, here we are after the 4th and I’m feeling like summer’s already overrr. So not true but that’s how it sure feels. If you have kiddos I’m sure you get it. Time is so fast. I’m soaking up every sunny day, chasing sunsets, and all the little moments of summer I love so much.

Here’s a recap of June including bestsellers, some of my summer favorites, and a few project details!

We finally got headway on our dining room project. Furniture got delivered last month before our vacation, and I’m slowly finishing the styling. I’m so excited about this major designer dupe cabinet. This space has quickly become a favorite for me. I’m planning to incorporate decor pieces plus dinnerware, barware, and glassware in the cabinet so it’s beautiful and functional.

Our summer has been so busy between trips, baseball, and parties. All good things but I’m truly looking forward to a slower half of summer. Our summer edit is here – the best travel essentials, beach must-haves, and resortwear for the most aesthetic trip! SUMMER EDIT HERE

Our virtual design books open for fall soon! Love our signature organic modern aesthetic and ready to love coming home – with inspired spaces, thoughtfully curated and intentionally designed for an elevated everyday? Fill out our design questionnaire HERE and learn more HERE. Our E-Design service is great because it allows for beautiful design help in affordable way. You’re fully equipped with design boards (pictured below), curated shopping lists, and design notes with all the details to bring the design to life on your time and budget.

SNEAK preview: our next project is likely our primary bedroom. We had a horrible limewash mishap in the winter. The color was beautiful in the can. Not so beautiful on the wall, and makes our already small bedroom feel even smaller. Plus, with this I found I really do love bright and airy bedrooms for myself. I adore a moody bedroom moment but it doesn’t work for me personally. I need it to feel spa like, serene, calming. Because honestly, with three boys my life is anything but calm half the time πŸ˜‰
And this is EXACTLY why I created my design studio built on this foundation – we always always design with a feeling FIRST. It matters so much!

Stay tuned for more project updates, dining room reveal, and everything in between. Follow along on IG HERE for the day to day, design behind the scenes, and our favorite finds, decor, and styling tips.

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