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Lifestyle || Home Decor || Our Man Cave Reveal with @TheBrick… With Before Photos!

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I’m so excited to finally reveal our new and improved Man Cave! With ALOT of help from The Brick, we’ve transformed this place into a cozy viewing room that everyone in the family can enjoy. I really wanted my husband Matt to have a place that he could both get away from the kid chaos but also enjoy some family time every once in a while. I went with a modern industrial feel as usual but kept all the small touches very masculine.

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Every single piece of furniture from the couch to the book shelf are from The Brick. I even found these accessories in store. We love the Samsung 70″ KU6290 UHD LED Smart Television and Odesos 72″ TV Stand with Glass Ember Firebox and Soundbar. It easily heats our entire room in minutes so we can get all cozy while easily accessing Netflix and youtube!

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If you are thinking of changing up your living room or creating your own Man Cave, this is the time to do it! Also everything in this room will be on sale for Boxing Day with The Brick. Here are the highlights from the up coming sale:

On Boxing Day for 3 hours only, 80% off genuine leather and reclining sofas when you buy the matching love-seat or chair. (Check thebrick.com for your local valid times)

For Boxing Day this multi seating convertible coffee table, end table, and book case will be up to 35% off. 

All I’ve saved the best sale for last, our TV is on for $1999 after discount from Dec 26 to Dec 29 2016.  (That’s $1000 in savings)

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Pyjamas: Old Navy c/o #HappinessIsTrending

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Lifestyle || Home Decor || My 2016 Holiday Home Tour

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Welcome to my holiday home tour. As you know, baby Harper arrived this month so unlike other years, I’ve only had enough time to include a handful of rooms. Sorry guys, we’ve had our hands full with late night feedings and diaper changes. I’ve linked as many items as I could think of along the way if you are looking to snag a particular item. If I missed one, leave me a comment and I’ll let you know the source. Hope you get inspired to decorate your home for the holiday season, it’s such a magical time of year.

 

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Couch: The Brick || Rug: The Brick || Side Table: The Brick || Tree: Canadian Tire || Lamp: The Brick || Geometric Ornaments: Home Sense

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Blanket: The Bay || Couch: The Brick

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Stockings: Anthropologie || Bookshelves: The Brick || Wreaths & Garland: Canadian Tire

Canon CS100 is a perfect gift for that snap happy photo taking family member. Pictured here on my bookshelf, I store all my photos in one place where they are easily accessible to share on my smart TV. It’s nice to not use up all the storage on my iPhone with photos.

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Calendar: Stendig || Rug: The Brick || Table: The Brick || Chairs: The Brick || Light: Wayfair

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Bench: The Brick || Candle Stick Holders: The Brick || Chargers: Home Sense || Plate Setting: Canadian Tire || Flatware: Wayfair || Blanket: Marshall’s

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Napkins: Home Sense || Napkin Rings: Home Sense || Wine Glasses: Easy Tiger Via Nordstrom || Marble Serving Boards: Anthropologie

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Stools: The Brick || Mirror: The Brick

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Geometric Wreath: Canadian Tire || Rug: Wayfair || Dishwasher: The Brick || Toaster: SMEG via The Bay || Facet: Wayfair 

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Lifestyle || Home Decor || The Modern Man Cave Preview with @TheBrick || Black Friday Sale

Today is my lovely husband’s birthday! I’m so excited to give you a little peek into the man cave I’ve been working on for Matt from The Brick. For me, it was so important to give Matt a space he can call his own football oasis where he can relax, kick back and watch some NFL. The challenge has been creating a space that is masculine, functional and stylish. For me I truly believe the biggest visual impact is your sofa choice and it’s also the one piece of furniture you’ll use the most. With that being said, I wanted to find Matt something chic/ comfortable that could withstand the wear and tear of kids and a dog. The River from The Brick offers the best of both worlds. It’s not your average recliner; I’m loving the sleek design, wipeable leather and the power recline. Stylish comfort when enjoying a football game or taking a quick cat nap. I’ve built the design of this room around the River power recliner sofa and chair, stay tuned for the full reveal in December!

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Cabinet: The Brick || Rug: The Brick || Chair & Sofa: The Brick

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The Brick is having a Black Friday sale. There is no better time to start working on your entertainment space! 50% off the ticket price on sofas when you buy the matching loveseat or chair.

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Lifestyle || Home Decor || How I design a room… || The Brick’s Designed2B & A Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to introduce you to this affordable custom furniture option from The Brick. See how I designed these 2 custom pieces: the sofa and ottoman in my video below. I’ve had a thing for blue lately, if you’ve seen my newly designed living room at home.

At The Brick they know everyone has their own style, which is why they created the Designed2B collection of custom living room furniture. Choose from three furniture styles, add any of our accent ottomans and chairs. From there you have 24 upholstery and 16 accent fabrics to complete the look. With endless combinations available, putting together the living room of your dreams has never been so easy or affordable.

Watch my styling tips with the Designed2B collection.

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I’m hosting a great giveaway with The Brick every week in November. For your chance to win $2500 towards your custom designed living room with their Designed2B collection head over to my Instagram to enter. To see a complete list of contest rules please visit The Brick, and good luck!

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Lifestyle || Home Decor || My Dining Room Revamp with The Brick

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I’ve teamed up with The Brick to freshen up my dining room situation. I’m so excited to share the place before we are start decorating for the holidays, so you can see it a nonseasonal look. I love the mix of modern industrial and eye catching features we were able to put together. It’s both functional and inviting, which as you probably know can be really difficult to achieve both of those notions when designing a room.

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Our dining room is open to the living room, so we needed some conhesion in the style department. I don’t feel like you need to be matching by any means but the two places should compliment each other.

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Tip #1: We painted the dining-room white to lighten the place and make a noticeable difference between the living and dining room. 

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We went with modern industrial furniture choices, but added eye catching details for the  accessories, lighting and art. I love to have the furniture pieces work well together, that way you are only changing out accessories to change the styling feel over time. It’s an affordable way change the place throughout the year.

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Tip #2: Invest in furniture that works well together, that way you can change out affordable accessories to achieve different looks throughout the year and for years to come. 

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