home tour, Uncategorized / 13.07.2021

Have you ever designed a room and felt like it wasn't what you were envisioning or not really your style? Yes, you say?! Me too! Our "formal" living room has been an ever-evolving space since we moved in 6 years ago. It's a room that we don't use everyday except for larger gatherings. The paint color was what I really couldn't stand. Every time I tried to take a photo, the walls looked green when it was supposed to be grey. Here are some before pictures. In January, with...

Uncategorized / 26.06.2021

2020 was quite the year, wasn't it? Our daughter was born in February just a short time before everything shut down due to the pandemic. Since, we had a newborn, we were extra cautious last year and stayed home and didn't have many gatherings. Fast forward to today, we are feeling more comfortable to start gathering again thanks to the vaccine and regulations being lifted. We've been working on giving our living room a bit of a refresh in preparation for some much anticipated gatherings. One of the things...

Uncategorized / 08.06.2021

A few years ago, my sister gave me a few peonies from her garden to plant in our yard. I remember the first year after planting, how excited I was to get a single bloom on that plant. Today, we have dozens of blooms. I'm not sure why but this year seems exceedingly abundant. I love it! I hope they continue to spread so I can divide them to plant more throughout the yard. Last year, I remember feeling hesitant about cutting them as they looked so pretty in...

Uncategorized / 27.01.2021

Happy New Year! I've never really been a big New Year's resolution type person but I do like this time of year because it feels like a fresh start and pushes me to make small changes to my life. I find myself usually trying to get more organized or to fit more time in for exercise. Well, this year is no different but I also am working on some changes to my blog that have been a long time coming. You see, when I came up with Graceful...

Uncategorized / 18.12.2019

Last March my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him that I wanted him to build me open shelves for our coffee bar. Fast forward several months and a few projects in between and we have new shelves for our coffee bar. First, let's recap how they looked then. I had this rustic shelf from Hobby Lobby which I loved but I didn't feel like it truly fit with the rest of the style of our home. To see what this space looked...

Uncategorized / 17.12.2019

Does anyone else feel like this month is flying by? Since Thanksgiving fell late this year, I knew it was a shortened holiday season. I even started early and yet here I am feeling behind. Today, I had a chance to do a little photo shoot of our dining room decorated for Christmas. This year, I went very neutral with mixed greenery and silvers throughout our home. I added a faux cedar garland to our mug rack and wrapped it with a silver bell garland for added sparkle. One of...

Uncategorized / 01.10.2019

It's October 1st! We have been having gorgeous weather here in New England. The last several days have been beautifully sunny with crisp fall air. I've been decorating for fall around the house and felt inspired to create a fall tablescape. A little over a week ago, I went to the Profound Market which is a vintage market that takes place in Lancaster, MA. If you're local, I highly recommend checking it out. They bring in tons of local vendors, food trucks (which are delicious by the way) and...

Uncategorized / 20.06.2019

Our side door is the main entryway we use for our home. I've always had a rocking chair there and tried to keep it visually welcoming with my decor but it felt like it needed a little something more. The inspiration for this entryway refresh was a sign that I had a local artist make. I had a vision for a personalized welcome sign to go in this space and Ann Marie of Thimble & Thicket totally nailed it! This is the image I sent to her of the...

Uncategorized / 10.05.2019

One of my goals for this year, was to organize our house. I started the year off with organizing small areas, such as our linen closet. I also organized things like our spice cabinet and our DVD movie collection. I began purging things that we no longer need/use or that we just don't love anymore; in Marie Kondo's words, things that didn't "spark joy". While purging, I realized that I needed to get the rooms in our house in more of a "finished" or functioning state. Since we moved...

Uncategorized / 31.01.2019

If you saw my previous post, then you might remember that one of my goals for this year is to get organized. For us, that doesn't only mean organizing spice drawers and linen closets, but to get the rooms in our house finished. There will always be a project of course, but my focus is to get them to a place where I have a better idea of what we need in that room in order for it to function. This month, I have been really focusing on...