Though we had really done a great job completing the house for our mega Thanksgiving party in the winter, there was still some finishing touches to add.
So we’ve been slowly making updates this month that I thought you might want to see!
Let’s do a little tour, shall we?
The Guest Room
First of all, you’ll notice that I got those Caitlin Wilson pillows I shared about a few weeks ago. I have to say, I’m in love with this British Bouquet one in the guest room. If I could turn that fabric into a dress, I totally would. Mr. Lively really loves it, too.
You’ll also notice that the changes I planned on July 2nd have happened! Here’s the before. You’ll notice a whole lotta color and a painting that Mr. Lively dubbed, Birds walking on clown vomit.
And here’s the now.
I painted new art (Mr. Lively named this one The Jess Lively Creative Inc. Flag), replaced the pillow cover, changed the sheets (old), and got a new fluffy duvet cover (seen here).
I’m now using the guest room as my ‘writing room.’ So having the large expanse of white with pops of gold, white, coral, and color is like living inside my brand everyday.
The Living Room
The coral Deco pillow has also added a nice pop in the otherwise neutral living room. The gold pillow is from West Elm.
While in Ann Arbor the other week, we also scored the deal of the century. This white and gold(!) mirror cost just $37. Steals like this can always be found at Treasure Mart. Last year we scored our white marble coffee table there for $60, as well.
I think the entry looks way more finished now that the mirror is hung. It’s obviously very practical and pretty at the same time.
Oh, and that lamp? Here’s a secret: it’s not plugged in! There is no plug nearby, but the table needed a bit more height, so I put it there anyway.
Tip: You’ll also notice the ‘his and hers’ trays for our keys – a great way to beautify any Mister clutter.
And that completes our tour! We are still saving our pennies for the living room armchair makeover. But until then, the home is looking a bit more polished with these little additions.