Sunday, 17 September 2017

Neutral and Cozy Fall Home Decor


Hello friends! And welcome to my home :) I have to say it was a little tricky getting pictures of our fall home decor without revealing to too much of our family room to you! We are in the midst of a re-design with some exciting projects underway so stay tuned for the reveal of that whole space in October!

Ok now onto talking fall home decor, so if you have been following along here for awhile then you know I love neutral design and if your new here today coming over from some of the other lovely ladies blogs,  hi I'm Lauren, and I'm a neutralholic. I don't know what the right word to use here is but you know when people say you don't have to be 'kitchy' when decorating your kitchen? Well whatever the appropriate word is for that in relation to fall decorating insert 'here'. You will not catch me with crazytown fall colours everywhere and if I did I am pretty sure my husband would be convinced I have lost it.

My favourite spaces are those that are fresh and bright, yet feel lived in and cozy so when decorating for Autumn I love to use lots of soft fabrics with great texture, neutral colours and lots of layers- oh and white pumpkins, I love me some mini white pumpkins. Ok so lets get on with it right? Without further ado here is a peak at some of the ways in which I have decorated for fall this year...



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Eucalyptus, Floor Baskets, Wall Hanging, Crochet Pillows, Leaf on shelf is all from Girliture


I hope you all enjoyed my fall decor and please pop on over and check out some of the other ladies homes I have linked below!
Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth

This post contains gifted product but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands I work with. 


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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Making Memories


Ok, SO today I wanted to share something with you that has seriously brought us so much joy. When Fuji film offered to send me one of their SP-2 Insta print printers I said sure not really certain how often we would actually use it. Well, it arrived and let me tell you this little printer is awesome and we have been enjoying it so much!


I am sure most of us can agree that we take a zillion pictures on our cell phones over the course of a week but we very seldom ever print them out- like ever!  I probably have 50 pictures just from today of my kids and they just end up on my computer. Well this little printer has changed that and boy have we been loving it. You just download the corresponding app on your phone, connect to the printer, select the picture you want and press print! It's that easy my 5 year old can do it and the little picture comes right out polaroid style and you have the cutest little picture. 


The boys have been loving having a tangible photo that they can look at and we have been printing out all the pictures of the fun things we did this summer and putting them on the fridge. It has been so nice having them out to look at and has made me remember how much I love having real photos out. 


Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth 

This post contains gifted product but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. 
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Solar System & Space Boys Bedroom Reveal


If you checked in on Friday then you know that the room I designed for my oldest son was featured on Project Junior!! This was such an awesome experience and I am excited to talk a little more in-depth about the space today!

So Bobby is really into a lot of different things right now but predominately it's the solar system, clocks and the time as well as music. So designing a space around all his passions right now was a lot of fun- plus I had him there telling me the things he was wanting as well which was just adorable to say the least.


I really wanted his room to feel like a transitional space that will carry him through a few years and not something that needs to be changed in a few months- I really feel like we accomplished that! One of my favourite things in his room is this Star Map that we got him for his birthday, it is a picture of the nights sky the night he was born and it is just so special. Another special piece is his dresser that I refinished- it was a vintage dresser that was my parents and we just freshened it up with some grey chalk paint and new hardware and it has a completely updated feel now that is perfect for his room- I love how it brings in some family charm.



His bed and bedding is the same as his little brothers and I love how transitional and simple it is. I am a fan of keeping those pieces fairly neutral so you can use them for many years and your not always looking to replace them with the latest thing your child is into.


The boys are in love with these Cuddle & Kind stuffed animals that are hand made and so snuggly! They are the perfect size and they have been sleeping with them every night since they got them.


You guys know I am a big fan of Girliture pillows and these two on his bed and on his rocker are just so lovely! I adore the mudcloth inspired print and they really add great style to his room. Throw pillows are the perfect decor item and a lot of times they are forgotten in kids bedrooms but they really add such a great layer in their space and make things feel even more cozy. That sweet little blanky on his rocker is by XOVE baby is so soft and cuddly!


Ok and these Educational Charts?! Like how stinking cute are they! They are from this amazing company called Squared Charts and they make the prettiest learning charts for kids. I love the minimal colour yet high impact deigns they do, they keep learning simple but also look great hanging on the wall. I feel like this makes them feel like more of a long term piece and not something you need to take down as they get older.






I hope you all enjoyed this reveal of my sons bedroom and he is just so in love with his room now it is the cutest thing ever. He wants to be in there all the time which makes me feel like we really succeeded in creating a space that reflects him!

Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth

This blog post contains gifted product but of course all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands that I work with. 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

Big Boy Bedroom


Well today is the day- I am giddy with excitement over here lovely blog readers. The big boy room I designed for my oldest son is live over on Project Junior . This is so exciting for me because as someone that has loved looking at Project Nursery & Project Junior I find it so surreal to see my sweet little guys space revealed on their site! I am going to further discuss all the details of his room on Monday so check back for that but in the mean time go over and see how sweet his little space is! :)

https://projectjunior.com/2017/09/solar-system-boys-room/

Best,
Lauren
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Weekend Sales


Happy Friday lovely blog readers. Ok, there are some major sales going on this weekend for labor day and as per usual I was cruising online and thought I would share some with you! I am lusting after so many beautiful pieces for the house right now and there is seriously nothing better then scoring a great deal online, am I right? So pull out that plastic and shop away my friends, shop away- there is no judgement here! 
Have a lovely long weekend.

Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth 

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Family Room Inspiration

Well it's the beginning of another week and I thought what better way then to start things off with some inspirational pins! If you have been following along with me over on Instagram (@houseofhire) then you know I have been doing a little bit of a redesign in our family room. It's funny you know, after you live in space for awhile you really get see how the room functions for you and also how the space is being used. It wasn't that I was super unhappy with the room before because it was a beautiful space however there were some issues and things that weren't quite working for us.

I want to share some of my inspirational pins with you guys to sort of show you the vibe I am going for and what I am loving right now! I really want the room to feel pulled together and pretty but most importantly super cozy and lived in- nothing to precious just a functional but beautiful family space. So lets dive in to the Pinspiration!

Best,
Lauren Elizabeth
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