March 16, 2017

Using Tiered Stands Around the House

Ideas for using tiered stands for organization all over the house
I use tiered stands all over the house to stay organized. When I diy-ed my first tiered stand a couple of years back, I thought it would mostly be a decorative item. However, I quickly learned that they are actually very useful. So when I spotted this painted wood stand at HomeGoods, I knew it would be coming home with me for our kitchen island. I have had my eye out for one just like this.
3 tiered kitchen stand from HomeGoods on kitchen island. More ideas for tiered stands in this post.
We use it to store fruit in bowls, measuring cups & spoons and salt & pepper. I like that it keeps everything corralled on the island. I still have the diy stand I made from candle sticks and cake pans. You can find out how I made it here. It isn't quite as large as the new one, but it will still be on the rotation and will be used again.
3 tiered kitchen stand DIY on kitchen island. More ideas for tiered stands in this post.
As will the wooden stand from World Market. The wood on this one gives it more of a fall feel to me. Although it is smaller, it still holds a few necessities.
Tiered kitchen stand from World Market on kitchen island
I also use a tiered wire basket to stay organized in our bathroom. This one holds a bunch of bathroom necessities and keeps them off of the delicate marble countertop.
Tiered basket stand for bathroom organization
I found the tiered basket stand at HomeGood in the kitchen aisle, but I don't often see them there. I found this one on Amazon and it looks very similar. I have also used this basket to organize items in our bedroom.
Tiered wire stand for bedroom storage
I have even borrowed this tiered stand to use outside for entertaining.
Ideas for tiered basket stands. Useful for outdoor entertaining
Do you like to use tiered stands around the house? I enjoy hearing about how others have found uses for them. Have a great day!

March 8, 2017

Spring Family Room

Spring gallery wall with Pottery Barn console
I was excited to change things up for spring in our family room this year. I started with the gallery wall, adding a few items that I already had in storage to create a botanical feel to the space.
Bookshelf styling in spring family room
I gave all of the white slipcovers in this room a good bleaching and changed out all of the throw pillows. I am really enjoying the fresh and crisp feel with all of the black, white with pops of green and yellows.
Spring Gallery wall with botanical decor
I even changed the furniture arrangement a little bit by putting the sofa in the middle of the room.
Spring family room with planked wall
Ikea Stocksund chair with plaid pillow in spring family room
Spring decor with boxwood wreath and Ikea throw pillow by stone fireplace
I added some spring to the fireplace with the windmill decoration that I recently picked up at HomeGoods. I am seeing elements of these everywhere on Instagram and blogs.
Windmill decoration for spring on stone fireplace
Spring decor with striped throw from Target
Spring decor with windmill, stone fireplace, and striped drapes
Game and puzzle nook in family room
Golden retriever and DIY ladder with blankets with spring decor
Spring entryway with DIY plank wall and shelf
Golden retriever with daffodils and spring decor

February 1, 2017

Winter Kitchen & Dining Rooms

Pottery Barn quilt pillow covers in farmhouse style kitchen sitting room
This level of our home is bright and welcoming even on the dreariest winter days, which we have had our fair share of lately. I took these pictures on a rare bright and sunny afternoon last week.
Farmhouse style sink in kitchen with winter decor

January 25, 2017

A Cozy Corner Nook for our Family Room

I recently shared the new furniture arrangement in the family room and today I am going to share my new favorite part of this room. I have always loved "nooks" of all kinds and my Pinterest boards are full of dining nook inspiration. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to incorporate a dining nook into this house. But I started brainstorming how I could add a nook-ish space to our home. Without spending money.

January 17, 2017

Winter Family Room - A New Furniture Arrangement

After we packed away all of the holiday stuff, I was craving a change in our family room for winter. We spend the most time in this space during the winter months and I like it to function as well for as family as possible. I thought about the different ways we use this room and decided to break it up into sections. The three main activities we enjoy at this time of year are tv watching, playing games/puzzles and reading by the fire.
Gallery wall in winter family room



I knew that I wanted to separate the wall unit into three separate pieces because that is an easy way to change the whole feel of the room. We put the two side pieces together to give them more of a bookshelf feel.
Painted bookshelves in winter family room