A Spring Tablescape with Tulips & Tapers | Spring Tablescape Hop | This is our Bliss

A Tulips & Tapers Spring Tablescape

I kid you not. There was still glitter and metallic foil confetti in the cracks of our dining room table from Christmas when I went to spruce it up for Spring! After a(nother) good wipe down, a few new table linens, some thrifted finds and my go-to dinnerware and flatware, the table was looking oh-so-fresh again! Continue reading

Adding a few Spring Touches to the Bar Cart | Spring Bar Cart Styling in the Dining Room | This is our Bliss

Bar Cart Styling | Adding a Few Spring Touches

While tulips fill the house, snow has buried the toys in the back yard that the boys left out when it was 70 degrees less than 2 weeks ago!! Yeah, so Spring is NOWHERE to be found here in Chicagoland, but with a few simple spring touches our home is feeling warm, bright and well, spring-y! I didn’t do much decorating for the season this year, but I did spruce up the dining room, where the bar cart sits and I’m sharing that little part with you today! You’ll get to see the dining room table all dressed up for Spring in the next week or so 😉  Continue reading

How to Style a Sofa | 2 different Ways to Style a Sofa | This is our Bliss

How to Style a Sofa [2 Different Ways]

Hey there, guys! I’m super thrilled to be sharing today’s post with you! Since ya’ll seem to go crazy for styling posts around here AND you know about my un-tamable love [ok, let’s call it what it is – my obsession] for throw pillows, I’m going to show you how to style a sofa with 2 different looks! The other fabulous part about today’s post is I’m joining an amazing group of bloggers who are also dishing on their sofa styling tips, how to get the look, sources and more! So be sure to scroll to the end of the post to check out the others’ sofa scoop!

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A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

A Merry & Metallic Christmas Home | The Living Room | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016

All of the decking is DONE! And I’m so excited to welcome you in for the first peak of our Merry & Metallic Christmas Home today! If you are joining me from the 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour, then welcome! Today marks the 5th Day of the tour, hosted by Evolution of Style and 11 Magnolia Lane! I’m so honored to be part of this lovely group of incredibly talented bloggers sharing their inspirational holiday homes!

Today, I’m going to invite you in to see my Merry & Metallic Christmas Living Room. As for the rest of the house, I’ll be sharing several other spaces over the course of the week, so please come back to see the rest!! But for now, come on in…

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Simple Halloween Mantel | last-minute Halloween decorating | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

[Last-Minute Decorating] Simple Halloween Mantel

Slow & steady wins the race. Or is it, last one to finish is still a winner?! Either way, I know Halloween is less than 1 week away, but I just HAD to do a little last-minute decorating. We’ve had our fall decor out since the first week of September, but I find it VERY difficult to muster up the energy to take it all down and trade everything out for Halloween decor. Right?! Even as a blogger, when holiday decorating is serious business, I just can’t ever gear up to make something halfway presentable.

Until this year. Less than 1 week from Halloween. We have a super simple [and super cute!] Halloween mantel! Continue reading

A Casual Fall Tablescape [How to add a warm, welcoming vibe to your Fall Table]

Hi, friends! I’m absolutely loving the coolish fall temps we’ve had in Chicagoland over the last few days. I think I’m even going to turn the fireplace on tonight [one of my very favorite things to do now through March]! I hope you enjoyed peeking inside our home last week when I shared my fall home tour on Friday. The amount of work that goes into getting the house ready to be photographed is all worth it when it’s over because then house is fully ready to enjoy as a family and host and entertain in with friends!

Today, I’m sharing a few more shots of the tablescape you saw in the tour and a few tips for how to add a warm and welcoming fall vibe to your fall table. Mine is full of texture, patterns and a mix of metals — all of which ring pretty true to my style. Don’t you agree?! Continue reading

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Master Bedroom Accent Wall

Hello and welcome! If you are stopping by today from Amber Oliver, I am thrilled to have you! Two things have me uber excited today. 1 – I am sharing our brand new accent wall in the master bedroom [which is truthfully one of the first nearly finished spaces in our new house] and 2 – I’m joining 19 other bloggers this week who are also sharing wall treatment ideas for bonus inspiration! The bedroom wall was honestly finished in the knick of time to be able to participate in this fabulous blog hop hosted by Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof. She rounded up some of her modern/eclectic friends to be able to show you all there ARE other ways to create an accent wall OTHER than shiplap. There is absolutely nothing wrong with shiplap walls, but they are EV-ER-Y-WHERE right now because of Joanna Gaines’ and “Fixer Upper”.

If shiplap is your jam, then roll with it. But if you are looking for alternative, less farmhouse-y ideas, then we are here for YOU!

My style calls for a wall that’s a bit more bold…with a touch of chic. Continue reading

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How to Set A Simple Summer Table

Hey guys! It’s been a little while, huh? I hope you all had a wonderful long fourth of July weekend. We are back home and I’m getting back to business on the blog! Today, I’m going to share my tips for how to set a simple Summer Table. Yes, creating a lovely table – the easy way! I adore a beautifully embellished table and an ornate place setting, but let’s be real. There just isn’t time for all the frills and fuss! I mean, creating a super fancy tablescape for each holiday or change of the season would be waaaay too much work. It’s a wonderful thought, but just not realistic, especially for the stage of life I’m currently in. #littleonesarewildones  Continue reading

Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer bar styling | Thrifted dresser turned bar | This is our Bliss

Inspired by DIY | Eddie Ross Inspired Indoor Summer Bar

When we kicked off this monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge in February with Kate Spade, I knew I was going to have fun with it — with fabulous designer themes each month, new projects for our home and doing it with such a talented and creatively inspiring group. I mean, how could it not be a blast?!

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This month we are pulling inspiration from Mr. Modern Mix himself — Eddie Ross! He flawlessly combines thrifted antique gems, with chic, classic pieces and then tops it off with a brilliant, modern spin. He style is fearless, fun and exceptionally inspiring! Not to mention, his signature “looks” can be achieved by incorporating frugal, second-hand finds in order to keep styling and accessorizing on budget.

Today I’m going to show you how I styled my Eddie Ross inspired space! Continue reading

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New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge | Master Bedroom: The Reveal Part II

If you haven’t heard me say it before, then listen up! These curtains were a GAME CHANGER in our master bedroom!! I revealed Part I of our master bedroom refresh for the New Year, New Room Challenge, and today I’m finally sharing Part II! There is a tiny ounce of me that wishes I wouldn’t have shared anything until the curtains were up – it was THAT much of a transformation, but I was still so excited about where the room had gone. Continue reading