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When we were looking at houses there were certain things on my must list and a white kitchen was one of them. I was looking for a finished one right off the bat, but Jeff was hoping to find one we’d be able to customize just the way we liked. Guess who won that battle? Ha! In the long run I’m so glad we got to pick and choose exactly what we wanted.
We did a lot; changed floors, backsplash, cabinet and wall color, light fixtures and hardware. We also added a wine fridge, thanks to our parents. But decided to leave the counter tops and island color and are loving how it gives it a fun pop. I’m so happy we went with house we did and now, after six months, I’m excited to share some before and after photos of our now white kitchen.
The before wasn’t terrible but it felt really dark and just wasn’t our style. It’s hard to tell but the backsplash was so busy and just too much with the labradorite countertops.
cabinet hardware c/o Hickory Hardware
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Happy Friday! I’m so excited to have a lazy weekend and tackle some house projects that have been looming over us for awhile now. Like hopefully hanging this chair!
But before we dive into that I wanted to share a house photo. This is the living room section of our great room. When we bought the house this was actually a bedroom, but we wanted a big open room so we knocked the (load bearing) wall down and opened it up. We are still waiting on a built-in to go inside the old closet.
I’ve been wanting to upgrade our coffee table for a long time. I got our current one over five years ago when I bought my condo. The thing I hate about it is it’s glass top. I’m constantly wiping it down with windex and it never feels clean. Jeff wants to build us a new one eventually (once he’s finished with several other projects), so for now we’re living with it. West Elm had one I loved last year, but it’s not available any more. I love the idea of a bean shaped one similar to this one but can’t decide if I want a marble or wood topper.
I’m also on the hunt for a rug. For some reason I’m being super indecisive about it, which isn’t like me at all. I know I want something that compliments the space but I’m having a hard time narrowing it down. I love this one but I’m not sure if it’s too blue for the room. This is another contender, I’m just not sure how it will hold up.
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I’m someone who requires a lot of sleep to function. I wake up for work around five am, so by 9 pm I’m ready to crash and call it a night. My bed has always been my sanctuary, but ever since we moved into our huge new master suite our old bed felt so teeny tiny in the room.
Recently Jeff and I and got the chance to upgrade from our old queen size mattress to a king from Leesa. If you’re not familiar Leesa is an exclusively online mattress company. They’ve designed and crafted a beautiful mattress that really helps give you the best night’s sleep. They’re delivered right to your door step in a box about the size of a mini-fridge. I couldn’t believe my king mattress was inside! Even better, for every 10 mattresses they sell, they donate one to a shelter. If you’re still not sold, they have a 100-night risk-free guarantee.
You just unroll the compressed Leesa mattress, set it on your bed frame, tear away the plastic wrapping, and it immediately takes shape of a luxurious foam mattress. It’s kind of crazy to watch!
Our new mattress is so comfortable and not only has my approval, but Jeff and Mackie’s as well. I’ve been sleeping so much better since we switched… I didn’t even know that was possible. We weren’t seeing any bed frames we loved so Jeff decided to design and build one himself. He also built our headboard a few years ago.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress Leesa is offering $75 off with the code ASHNFASHN. Happy sleeping!
*This post was sponsored by Leesa
We’re still working away on a few loose ends of our remodel, but we’re finally able to really enjoy the place. It’s been so rewarding watching all the things we worked on and dreamed up come to fruition and we’ve really had fun decorating the space! I wanted to share a few of my current favorite places in our main living areas. It’s crazy what paint, plants and pretty art can do to make a house feel like a home.
One of my favorite places to shop for art is Minted. I was drawn to the beach-y prints and fell in love with this one for over our bar cart and this one that I’ve had fun moving around. Minted is about to kick off a spring sale offering 15% off sitewide from April 19 – 25!
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I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!