When the calendar moves to November there’s an immediate shift to all things holiday. Not necessarily Christmas, but it seems to be the start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, followed closely by Chanukah this year and then Christmas and New Years. Plus with supply issues and shipping delays it’s definitely not too soon to be thinking ahead to the holiday season. Today I want to share some of my holiday decorations from last year!
It’s Way Day – AKA Wayfair’s biggest sale of the year. I actually didn’t know this was a thing until a few years ago when I got an email from them about it. I took advantage and made some of my very favorite purchases that year and have loved the sale ever since. Today I want to share items I personally own and love available on Wayfair.
Black outdoor bar stools – We purchased these for our outdoor bar addition last summer. They’re durable, easy to clean and I love the style.
White tulip dining table – A simple but classic dining table that seats four.
Faux hide rug – We’ve had this for years – I love the colors.
Mid-century inspired arm chair – A newer addition to our den. Love the style of these chairs and they’re pretty comfy too.
Babyletto Hudson crib – I fell in love with this crib when I was pregnant with Crosby and knew it was the one for her. It converts into a toddler bed and she slept in it until last summer.
Nuloom Moroccan rug – We have this in our bedroom – it’s cozy and goes with everything.
Navy and white striped umbrella – There’s something about navy and white stripes that remind me of summer. They’re classic, clean and never go out of style.
Outdoor lounge chairs – This was one of the purchases I mentioned I made a few years ago on Way Day. My favorite place to lounge in our backyard. They are so comfortable.
Babyleto Gelato crib – I wanted a different style crib for Wilder but knew it had to be Babyleto. Love the light wood and style of this one.
Round jute rug – Purchased this last summer to go under the lounge chairs. It really brings the space together.
Nursery Works rocking chair – I’ve rocked both babies in this chair and it’s still in Wilder’s room. I’ll be sad when the time comes where we don’t need it anymore.
Brown leather pouf – This was purchased with the rocker for a foot rest. It’s classic and will be in Wilder’s room for years.
Sputnik chandelier – When we first bought our house I couldn’t wait to install a sputnik in our dining room and was so happy the day this one went up.
Tribal area rug – We’ve gone through two other rugs in our living room but this one has been my favorite. I love the pattern, texture and way it brightens the space .
Light tan leather pouf – These are the same style as the darker brown one in Wilder’s room but in a lighter softer shade I love for our living room.
Just a quick post to share my new bedding that I’m obsessed with from Boll and Branch + a discount code for 20% off that’s good until the end of the month. We have the signature sheet set in dune, the prettiest sandy beige, and the windowpane duvet set in white. They’re both made of 100% organic cotton and are so comfortable and luxe. I love the contrast of the darker beige sheets against the bright white duvet. I’m also contemplating ordering a waffle blanket to fold at the end of the bed.
We previously had a duvet cover with buttons and the bottom and they kept popping off when we’d tuck it into our bed frame. It was so annoying! I love that this one has a secret zipper that’s hidden away and runs across the whole bottom. It also makes taking it on and off a lot easier.
Boll and Branch gave me a 20% off discount code (ASHLEYT20) that’s good for anything on their site through the end of the month. I’m super impressed with their bedding and one of my friends was telling me how much she loves their towels.
I know the groundhog said there were six more weeks of winter, but it has seriously felt like spring here all week and it’s been amazing! Since the weather has been so nice we’ve been spending more time in our backyard and I realized I haven’t shared the few new changes we’ve made back there at the end of summer.
We have a pretty large patio space and have had a nice sized seating area out there – below is what it looked like last summer. Towards the end of summer (blame COVID) we decided to have a built-in bar/bbq built on the of the house. We shifted our dining table so the area wouldn’t be too crowded….
After spending so much of the last year at home I find myself staying the rooms in my house and visualizing how I’d re-do them. One space that’s been bugging me for awhile was our den. It’s a sitting area in between our living room and dining room – the middle of our “great” room and I knew I wanted to do a little makeover on it. After we remodeled our house we purchased two chairs for that space that were kind of an impulse… they were mismatched and on major sale. We liked them at the time but have known for awhile we wanted to replace them. We also stuck an old ottoman in there as the coffee table, so the whole space just felt pieced together.
Last month I ordered these chairs for the room and set out to find a coffee table. I knew I wanted a round one in a light color – either light wood or rattan. I couldn’t find a wood one I liked, and I was worried about having too many mismatched woods between the floor and the chairs. I spotted this one and ordered it for curbside pickup.
I brought these pillows in from our living room and really love how the space has come together. It feels so much brighter and is one of my favorite places to drink coffee or take a call while the kids nap.
Next up we’re looking for a new rug – the hide is old from our last house and seems too dark for the vibe we want. Going back and forth between a jute/neutral one or something like this with a little more color.
I think holiday decorating starts earlier and earlier each year. Here we are not even one week after Halloween and I’m already thinking about decorating. Last year we decorated our tree mid-November but waited until after Thanksgiving to hang our lights outside… I’m thinking we’ll do something similar this year. Another reason to get started at least thinking about things early is because lots of decorations sell out quickly. And with the extra time everyone has spent at home this year… I think they’ll go even faster.
Our tree is from Balsm Hill, we invested in it a few years ago during a big Cyber Monday sale. Their trees look so real and beautiful but are definitely a splurge. I wanted to share other great artificial trees at various price points.
If you’re wanting a smaller tree for a table top or just a small space I found a few beautiful ones at Anthroplogie: here, here. I also love this faux noble fir tree from Anthro. and a really pretty flocked tree.
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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!