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A Makeover with Formerly Painted Wood Paneling

The current trends of all-white-everything and trim painted to match the walls in homes is lovely. Honestly, our Victorian would look beautiful with all of the wood painted out. Take away the strong feelings associated (on both sides) with painted woodwork and look at it objectively, and it would be amazing. That said, I have no plans to paint the trim downstairs, and I can’t relate to much of what seems to be out there in the decorating world right now. So when I came across a stunning before and after of a Parisian apartment with painted wood that was stripped down and stained, I thought I’d share.

Before: A+B Kasha

After: A+B Kasha

The floor makes a huge difference here, of course. Had the chevron flooring been uncovered and the paint freshened up instead of stripped, this would still be a stunning makeover. But still, it’s nice (for me, at least!) to see some unpainted wood being brought back in all its glory.

After: A+B Kasha

Favorite Room Essentials Pieces

Favorites from Target's RE Line

I’m all for great design that’s accessible and affordable, so I’m happy to be sharing some of my favorites today from the Target Room Essentials line. The pieces below would mix with a huge range of styles, making it easy to incorporate each item into your home and really make it your own.

  1. Gooseneck Desk Lamp
    Such a cute little desk lamp, and it comes in black, gray, pink, blue, yellow, or white.

  2. Large Coiled Rope Baskets
    Just one of these would look great on its own, but I love the look of the three together.

  3. Plus Sign Bath Rug
    The black and white palette makes it easy to use this bath rug in most bathrooms, and the design is simple but with a nice graphic punch!

  4. Wood Pole Scholar Lighting
    So digging these. How cute would a floor lamp and table lamp in different colors look in the same room?

  5. 6 Drawer Dresser
    This one comes in three colors, and the angled feet are a small but noticeable style upgrade over the chunky blocks you usually find on affordable furniture.

p.s. I just helped my sister choose new bedding and we went with this quilt and sham set, which is the best yellow. I want her to add some of the lamps from above into her bedroom too!

Here’s to Summer Soirées

Tiny Prints Thank You Cards and Address Labels

Summer parties call for festive color, don’t you think? I love keeping a few fun supplies on hand, like party hats and glasses, so we’re always ready to set the scene. And I think I’ll always be a paper invitations kind of person — it’s the former stationery designer in me! Below are a few of my favorite invitations from Tiny Prints, along with the thank you cards and address labels we’ve been using lately.

Tiny Prints Summer Party

  1. Plenty of Confetti: Begonia Return Address Labels
    The wraparound style of these is cute, and the confetti print makes me smile.

  2. Sunray Celebration: Blaze Party Invitations
    So bright and summery!

  3. Acapulco Lounge Chair
    I assure you that if this chair were on hand, it would be every guest’s favorite spot.

  4. Cube Lanterns
    Light the way with colorful lanterns.

  5. Toot Sweet Party Hats
    Kids love these. (Adults, too!)

  6. Heartfelt Thanks Bright Red Thank You Cards
    I love the little surprise when you turn it over.

  7. Joyful Herringbone Party Invitations
    The sleek black circle against a playful backdrop is perfect.

  8. Colorful Plastic Goblets
    Unbreakable cups are great for outdoors, and they don’t get much cuter than these.

  9. Pineapple Party Invitations
    What’s more summery than luscious, ripe pineapples?

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