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love nest progress

So sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've been trying my best to get back into the swing of things, but I'm hoping that I can start making daily updates really soon. In the mean time, I'll leave you with a few (ill lit) shots of our living room. It's actually coming along pretty well. I definitely have more plans for the near future, but for me and my thrifty budget, things must come together slowly but surely. Check it out.

Here is our infamous Klamby sofa (which is actually quite comfy for lounging) along with a faux throw I got from the workplace, Target lamp ($13 with shade), a frame left over from the wedding (fab photos from Brianna Goodwin), and our Kartell-esque side tables from Homegoods.

Hubby's shoes... for a lived-in look. lol!

I'm still in the process of choosing photos for the frames on the wall.

I have yet to build up the nerve to cut the sheers (they came with hemming tape, but so far I've been chicken). This view gives a little sneak peak into the sunroom - notice our westelm steal in the background. I'm still in the process of trying to figure out what kind of sheers I want to use in that space, but hopefully I get it together soon. There you go, a small sneak peak our peacock/orchid - inspired love nest.


  1. Rae, your picture-hanging skills far outweigh mine. I am in LOVE with the arrangement you made with those photo frames. I give it an A++ :)


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