We have all been there or at least seen it… the living room over run by toys. The kids have taken over, if you are anything like me, you want your living space back! I don’t want to lie to you and say my house is a decluttered toy free oasis at all times but I will say I’ve found a storage solution that makes tidying the daily fun easy. Meet the Adept Wide Storage Cabinet from The Brick. With three adjustable shelves on either side, this storage cabinet provides ample space to tuck away your clutter. We have had it for over a year, made of a durable wood / laminate combo, it has held up with our kid’s daily use. I love the fossil oak hue and gold finish handles this cabinet is both stylish and functional.
My secret is out! I can’t name the number of times people ask on social media how I keep our living room looking so tidy with two kids. Now you know! It’s time to declutter and organize your life, let me tell you it feels good.
Disclaimer: This post was paid by The Brick but my thoughts and opinions are my own.
I think this must be a January thing but I’ve just spent the entire week purging the house. More notable, the kid’s clothing and my glassware. I need my monthly brunch session more then ever! In the past month, I’ve gotten quite a few emails wondering why I changed out my dining set, why I choose the Bari set from The Brick and how much storage my sidebar really has. So I wanted to do a Dining Q&A, hopefully answering the questions some of you may be having in your redesign / organizing January mood. Let’s get right to it:
Why did I redesign my dining room after only one year? Why the Bari set?
Short answer, my previous table was about 1.5 -2 feet too long for the place. We have access to our kitchen from each end of the table, over time it was very apparent that I had picked a table far too big to make my space functional for everyday. Did I love the ample seating, YES! We host dinners and brunches often but the Bari set fits our space so much better for day to day. And I don’t find it too tight adding a few extra chairs for Sunday dinner. I’m lucky enough to work with The Brick, I found a modern table set that was slightly smaller but still, if not more stylish than my last table. I love this new modern space.
How much storage does that sideboard really have?
The big question related to the functionality of my space, was the additional of this Jade server sideboard. Obviously, with my window I cannot have a large curio cabinet that would have floor to ceiling storage. If I had the wall for it, I love the Keswick Hutch, I highly suggested it if you had the space for it. But in all honesty, our Jade server has almost just as many shelves and because the top is at waist level, I love to add design accents and seasonal decorations to our dining space. The top can also serve as a food station when serving several course meals that involve many large serving plates. And the closed storage is perfect to hide clutter or mismatched plate sets. I hide ALOT in that server, it’s an organizing must for a dining room.
Thank you so much for the questions via, the blog, email or social media. I’m happy to help!
I love a good rug! It’s crazy how much of a style impact a rug can make to a room. We had an unfortunately family related accident happen to our last rug. Let’s just say, little kids and juice can be a white rug killer. But it did last us almost a whole calendar year, which is pretty good for a high traffic area like the living room with two babies and a large dog. I knew I wanted to keep the rug light in colour for the replacement because the white opens up the space making it airy. We finally made the decision to go with this incredible Sparkle Shag Area Rug. It’s so soft, cozy and glamorous with that touch of sparkle. It’s the perfect addition to our space.Continue reading →
First off, if you don’t know what the #MyBrickHome contest is… here’s a quick run down if you’ve missed it on my previous posts. The#MyBrickHome contest by The Brick has a grand prize home shopping spree (up to $36,000), & monthly prizes! In a nut shell, take a product from The Brick, style it, snap a photo and post! Each month there will be mini prizes to be won… then a big prize at the end of 2018!
To enter simply follow these 3 simple steps: 1. Style your Brick product 2. Snap a great pic 3. Post with #MyBrickHome to Instagram and tag us @brickwarehouse. No purchase necessary. Contest ends December 31, 2018 https://www.thebrick.com/mybrickhome/contest.
I had the honour of being the first monthly guest judge. There were so many great entries, it was so difficult to narrow them down to my top 5 choices. Keep the entries coming! The new monthly time period for entering has begun. To see the first monthly winner announcement, head to The Brick’s Instagram page!
Looking to impress here are a few helpful hints to aide you while capturing your styled home decor moment.
1. Shoot with plenty of natural indirect light. Then slightly brightened on your app before posting to instagram. A well lite photo is a great way for others to see all the details, textures and added touches you styled for that room shot.
2. Declutter, arrange/ straighten the main furniture pieces in your room and finally add a few stylish accessories. Seasonal accents, books, candles, throws, pillows, trinkets. Add your personal style touch to complete that room.
It’s been quite the year! Looking back at our home and it’s decor revolution is a trip, so many projects I loved this year with The Brick. With this 2017 coming to a close I wanted to highlight and speak to my most asked about pieces of furniture and my favourite room transformations. From the comfiest sectionals that made our living room the place to hang for our family, or the life changing sleep on this new mattress or our modern dining transformation. There are so many products I want to link up that made our home come together in both the style department and the functional side of things. Here are my favourite things 2017 Home Edition:
The Berlin Bed Frame:I love the style of this headboard. It transformed the room adding a feminine touch to the modern industrial features. I love the neutral grey durable fabric.
Designed2B Dez 3-Piece Right-Facing Textured Chenille Sectional:One of our most asked about furniture items this year was our sectionals. We love them! They added ample seating and they are so plush and comfy. Plus the fabric is so forgiving with kids! There are so many colour choices, call a store near you to send over the choice PDF, the selection is amazing.
Bari Dining Set:We needed a modern touch to our dining room, and this set was it. I love the wipeable and padded leather on the chairs. Many of you asked about the chairs, and yes they can be purchased separately. It is by far my favourite transformation of the year.
Cheers to 2017! Can’t wait to share my home design with you in 2018.
disclaimer: this post was paid by The Brick , but my thoughts, design choices and opinions remain my own.