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Casual Friday: Best of August (And a first look at the wallpapered powder bath!)

September 3, 2021

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The wallpaper went up in the powder bath yesterday and I couldn’t love it more! I let out a huge sigh of relief and LOVE after the first panel went up. I had a couple days of panic after I ordered it because it felt a little bold, but where else can you go bold if not in a powder room!?  The warm mahogany stripes, with little glimmer of gold, feel so chic with the pale aqua. And I’m so glad we painted the trim a glossy black (Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black in semi-gloss). It really ties everything together. We’ll add the shoe molding and toilet and sink hopefully today and tomorrow and the bathroom will be usable again. Or, I guess I should say for the first time since moving in! We’re going to have to probably train our whole family that there’s a bathroom here since everyone has been using the one in our bedroom for the last couple months.

This wallpaper consumed a lot of my August thoughts–picking it out, ordering it, waiting for it to go up, and now that it’s up, it absolutely made the favorites list for the month, Here’s everything else that made up my August Favs!




1. Faux Plum Leaf Beech Branch $19 We did a whole round up of faux branches here, but I actually picked these up while walking through the Crate and Barrel Store! They looked so realistic!

2. Block Print Stripe Wallpaper $280 The wallpaper in the round-up above looks way more blue and red than it actually is. It’s definitely a Mahogany and light blue-green with gray undertones.

3. Advanced Retinol Nightly Renewal Moisturizer $79 Everyone talks about the importance of Retinol as you get older, but I haven’t been able to find one that works for my sensitive skin without drying me out. This one is it! I’ve been using this on my face every night and I love the glow it’s given me. If you are new to retinol, I still recommend working up to every night!

4. Mable Pen Holder $31 I got one of these for each of our desks in the office because is there anything worse than the pen cup falling over as soon as you put scissors in it!? This is nice and heavy and perfectly sized.

5. Range Dinner Plate $14 Leanne Ford’s plates, serve ware, bowls! Another thing I saw in person and drooled all over. They are dream-y with that perfect black rim! I want the whole set!!

6. Organic Crispy Coconut Rolls $12 I hate two entire bags of these in the month of August. They are crispy and airy and sweet, but not too sweet. The perfect crunch at 2pm.

7. Reusable Grocery Bags $34 I shared these earlier this month and I’m so glad to hear that so many of you are loving them as much as we do! They keep the groceries so tidy and they don’t tip over in the car! Highly recommend.

8. Providence Cerused Oak Dining Table $1299 We ordered this table for the dining room and it’s supposed to arrive any day. I love the fluted skirting and the perfectly warm, but light wood tone.

9. Ribbed Office Chair $250 We were ready for more supportive office chairs and I can’t believe the comfort these chairs provide! There are so many bells and whistles–we all love them so so much!!

10. Pierce Wicker Side Table $119 I got this adorable side table and it has already moved so many places all over the house. I’ve learned side tables, lamps and mirrors–you can just never have enough good ones.

11. Samsung Frame TV $1549 Saw the 65″ Frame TV is on super sale for the holiday weekend. This is the exact place (and size) we bought ours from we shared in this TV post earlier this month!

12. Leather Shirtdress $39 The perfect faux leather dress I picked up to transition to fall. I love the color so so much and it looks so much more expensive than it is!

13. Miller Chelsea Boot $99 I have worn the same black chelsea boots for the last 2.5 years nearly every day in fall and winter. And these are already the perfect replacement. I LOVE them.

14. Alcott Storage Lockers $2969 Okay, I ordered these lockers for the bonus room. Ahh!!! We were trying to figure out where the school drop zone is going to be and right behind the girls computer area in the bonus room felt like the perfect place. These were 20% off a couple weeks ago and the design and size was perfection, even if the color was a little more blue than I was thinking for the space. I knew we couldn’t build something similar of the same quality for less so we ordered these and are going to build them in and maybe give them a paint job depending on how it looks in person. Can’t wait to have this cute storage for the girls!!

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  1. Melissa says:

    This is the first picture that I could really see the burgundy color in the wallpaper stripes. Seriously, that powder room is going to be a stunner! I love it already. The black trim is a perfect way to jazz it up. Modern and yet traditional… you nailed it!

  2. Elizabeth Leach says:

    Great job with the powder room. It looks incredible! I can’t wait to see the progress of your new home.

  3. Kala says:

    The powder bath is so good!! I’m still so impressed by the penny round tile!! It’s kinda crazy that I never realized that you can diy your own pattern by popping the tiles out!! I feel a massive pull to convince hubby to embark on that adventure.

  4. Rebecca says:

    My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw that powder bath pic! It’s perfection! Please keep going bold… I love it! ❤️

  5. Kelly says:

    Thanks for taking us along with you as you complete your design projects. SO much fun to see everything come together!

  6. Karell says:

    The black trim is *chef’s kiss* to that wallpaper!!

  7. I’m interested to see how it will all come together!!

  8. Amanda says:

    The wallpaper isn’t my favorite. Especially brownish stripes with black trim. But I’m hoping it will look great when the vanity and mirror and sconces are in! I’m so excited for the vanity and controversial wooden toilet seat haha!

    I’ve also been dying to try a pair of Chelsea boots!

    • Julia says:

      Brown/burgundy + black are my jam

      • Carrie says:

        I don’t know what it is about that brown and black combo together, but it gives off such a vintage “old world” charm. It pairs so so well with that penny tile! I absolutely love it.

      • Danielle says:

        Brown/ burgundy + black is tres chic 😘

    • Bethany says:

      I would never have chosen the wallpaper myself, but I think it looks amazing! It reminds me of a bathroom you’d find at a cool restaurant, ha! Is that weird? The kind where everyone takes a mirror selfie and talks about it afterwards: “Did you see the bathroom?!” 🤩 Can’t wait to see it finished!

    • Jenice says:

      I’m getting serious Haunted Mansion vibes, lol! I trust that it will come together though 😉

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