My Kitchen + Runner

I realized I never shared pictures of our completed kitchen. So here you go, the pictures are a bit amateur, but you get the idea.

We had been searching for a runner so when Medallion Rug Gallery offered to send us one, I knew we would find something perfect. And we definitely did. Their selection of area rugs is pretty incredible, I had such a hard time choosing.

I love our white cabinets, marble backsplash and honed absolute counters. It all came together so well.

And now my new favorite touch, our area rug from Medallion Rug Gallery. How gorgeous it that blush pink Persian next to white cabinets?


Area rugs are such a nice way to warm up a kitchen. This runner was the perfect finishing touch.
And now onto the other hundred things on my must complete ASAP list for our house.

Friday Links

Spencer got his wisdom teeth out yesterday, so we’re planning on having a nice, low key weekend with lots of relaxation. Although its supposed to be 80 degrees here this weekend, I am SO ready for wall weather, cozy nights by the fire and falling leaves. Bring it on.



Absolutely loving this new lamp from West Elm. Already scheming places to use it.
Completely smitten with these bracelets I found on A Piece of Toast. I love that you can engrave them with, and choose any color rope to personalize your bracelet.
Have you guys been following along with Christine’s #projectdreamhouse? She is in the beginning stages of building her dream home and its been so much fun watching her creative genius evolve.
A couple of you have asked about the dress I wore in my Milos pictures. It can be found here (on sale for $66, yes).


Have a great weekend! xo

Random Wednesday

You guys. All week I have just been off. I thought Monday was Wednesday. Can you even imagine how disappointing that was? Then yesterday trapped me at home with a little snowstorm. And today, I’m back at it… sharing some random thoughts with you.
Before my vacation I’ve been making an attempt at eating sort of healthy. But then I saw this recipe. Nutella stuffed brown butter sea salt chocolate chip cookies. Could you ever ask for anything more?
I’m also excited to announce that I am taking part in the Home Depot Patio Challenge. With a foot of snow on the ground its hard to imagine spending time outside. But soon enough, the snow will melt and we’ll be able to spend cool spring nights on our deck. I’m hoping it will look a little something like this (although I know it won’t).
I’ve been doing a lot of kitchen research for an upcoming project and this one is really a front runner for me. Although, we decided to go in a different direction in the end, I will always love the black and white contrast in this kitchen by Jennifer Worts Design.
Last night with the snow coming down in Chicago, we cozied up by the fire, ordered some pizza (yeah, maybe I said I was “trying” to eat healthy, ignore that) and watched the Blachawks being AMAZING. The hyacinth on the coffee table were picked up at TJs and smell insane. Almost too strong, but not quite.
photo via my instagram


I’m working on a little project, going through all of my old travel pictures and choosing some of my favorites to be framed for the office. It made me realize I have a serious case of wanderlust. I think part of it is my stage of life; very few ties at home other than my work. Every time I get home from a vacation I am ready to start planning my next one.
Bora Bora
Punta Mita, Mexico


Punta Mita, Mexico


St. Petersburg


*all photos taken by me

Do you have the itch to travel? What are the top destinations on your list right now?

The Everygirl

I am back from Europe, very jetlagged but happy to be back in my own house! It was an incredible trip but there really is no place like home. I’ll share lots of pictures this week, but today something different.
I, along with my friend Morgan (of The Edit) are being featured on The Everygirl today! It was so much fun helping to design Morgan’s retail space and I am so excited to share all of the details with you today.




Check it out here.
Thanks so much to Danielle and Alaina for featuring us!
While we’re on the subject on The Everygirl, did you see their feature on Thursday about “how to style a coffee table”? Its absolutely gorgeous. I can’t believe how much I love all three options. But the first (pinky, girly, and glittery) one holds a special place in my heart…
 …because it was photographed in my living room. It was amazing seeing these girls work their magic and totally transform my space.