home renovation

Our Home Renovation Update Phase 2

It’s been a while since I have updated you on our home renovation.  If you haven’t been following along, you can hop over and see our before pictures.  I’m finding that renovations take a LOT of time and effort.  I am also not the best interior designer and second guess every decision.  I decided it was time to hire Aryn from Oyster Creek Studios.  I love her aesthetic and her own personal home is gorgeous.

Below you can see the inspo boards Aryn created for me.  I wanted my home to feel light and open yet remain child friendly.  We are keeping our dark leather sofa but adding pops of white in the curtains.  Our fireplace is a beige cement and I wanted it to pop against the light grey paint.  I found this awesome paint from a company called Romabio.  They sell limewash paint for brick and cement.  The best part is it can be washed off up to seven days after being painted!


home renovation

home renovation


home renovation

home renovation

This is the tile we will be putting in the powder bathroom.  I wanted to keep everything as timeless and neutral as possible.  As much as I love cement tile, I’m afraid it will be out of style in 5-8 years.

home renovation

home renovation


To Do List:

  • Install hardware on cabinets
  • Rip out counter top in laundry room
  • Design a locker/mudroom for laundry room
  • Replace wood flooring downstairs
  • Install tile in laundry room & powder bath
  • Find wallpaper for powder bath
  • Lighting for powder bath
  • Have wingback chairs recovered
  • Have curtains made for living room
  • Decor items for living room
  • Artwork

As you can see we have a lot of work still ahead of us.  Next month we will begin the process of having our tile ripped up.  My entire house will basically look like E.T. when he’s in that contamination room.  Plastic and dust will be everywhere and we will be living in a sea of plastic.

Wish us luck! Send wine and snacks.


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Killer Deals

 On MEGA Sale $35!!!! This romper was a major favorite! It runs TTS and works if you have a long torso.

I also love these beaded bracelets.  They are super inexpensive and I like to mix and match different sets.

Romper  Earrings Bracelets Phone Case Use code SARA10 for 10% off

loft sale

Striped Tank On Sale!  I suggest Sizing down.  I also paired it with linen pants in this post.

Top Shorts Sunglasses  | Hat

loft sale

This peplum top has been my go to.  I pairs well with jeans and shorts.

Top Shorts – size down |  Sunglasses  Necklace

peplum top


Stay tuned first thing tomorrow morning for all of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks!  I will focus on the items I think will sell out first.  Read all of my tips and tricks to shopping the sale before you hit the racks.


XO- Sara




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