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Interiors: My Dream Chair

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When we moved into our new apartment a year and a half ago I had a vision and wish list for the pieces I wanted. There is nothing I love more than mixing old and new together. With that being said, incorporating a touch of modern with antiques in each room is important to me.

 

The quest began for a chair for a corner in our dining room. It’s been sitting empty, waiting to be filled with the perfect lounge chair.

 

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I’ve always had a love affair with white Barcelona chairs. I’ve dreamt of having one in my own home for years. When I began my search for one I found that my dream chair was a little to pricey for my budget. That’s when I was introduced to Rove Concepts who offers mid-century modern replica designs that are more affordable. Friends, it’s one of my new go-to sources for client projects. When my Barcelona chair (in Siena White) arrived I was in awe of its beautiful soft leather.

 

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Let’s just say, what used to be an unused spot in our home is now my favorite spot to sit back to enjoy a warm cup of tea, a stack of magazines or catching up on my favorite sites. I have to say, although this chair is modern – it will forever be timeless in my eyes. I know that I’ll be able to move it from room to room if I ever get the itch to redecorate. And we all know that happens quite often!

 

This post is a partnership with Rove Concepts. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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The Layered Bed

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With 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to focus on sprucing up your house. There is nothing I love more than creating a cozy bed for cold winter days. Lately it’s been especially chilly. Now you may think I’d be the type of gal to have an all white bed, but that’s not the case. When it comes to putting together bedding I’m all about a layered look with multiple patterns mixed together. To show you how I put together my layered bedding I’ve partnered with Anthropologie to show you how I’ve mastered the art of bed layering.

 

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The best way to mix patterns and textures is by using the same tones. If you keep them in the same color family, everything will pair together beautifully.

 

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Want more tips on the art of layering together different bedding? Pop over to Anthropologies blog to get more tips from me. You can also achieve this same look in your own bedroom with the items below. I know I’ve been wanting to stay in bed a little bit longer now that it has all of these soft linens on it.

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Faux-Fur Pillow | Tiveden Fringe Throw | Move and Work |

Soft-Washed Linen Euro Sham | Flora Sheet Set | The Inspired Home

| Soft-Washed Linen Duvet | Pinched Glass Vase

 

This post is a partnership with Anthropologie. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Claire Giffen for Sacramento Street 

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Frame It: A Guide to Creating an Artwall

Framebridge | Sacramento StreetDo you ever find yourself with a stack of artwork or family photos that need to be framed? I’m completely 100% guilty. When it comes to framing artwork, I’m constantly looking for quality frames that both myself and my clients will love that a) look beautiful, b) are easy to work with, and c) don’t break the bank. I know what you’re thinking, where am I ever going to find an option that encompasses all three of those things? Friends look no further, Framebridge is here to help!


When I first came across Framebridge I was intrigued by their process – it’s an easy to navigate site, which also has an app that will lead you through a step-by-step process to design your own frames for each piece you want done. Another plus, they have an option for a designer consultation if you aren’t quite sure what will look best with a particular piece. I’d say that’s a huge bonus!


Since I’ve been hoarding photos that I’ve been wanting to frame for an art wall in our house and for Christmas presents for family, I decided to give it a whirl. Let’s just say it was easy as pie. I quickly uploaded the five pieces I wanted done and in about 30 or so minutes I was done. When I was finished I couldn’t believe I had waited that long to do it all . . . I was even tempted to get even more pictures framed. Beware, it’s addicting – especially when you are putting together an art wall in your home.


With that being said, I wanted to share step-by-step details into how I go about putting together art walls. I’m constantly getting asked by readers and friends how to even begin putting together an art wall. I’ve come up with five steps that will help you create one in your very own home.

1.  Paper First:
Don’t pound a single nail before you do a little planning. Decide which pieces you definitely want on the wall. It’s nice to have a few extra options in case you need to fill in the blanks. Then make a paper template the size of the frames.

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2. Mix & Match:
Cut out the shapes and experiment with various placements. This small step will save your walls from misplaced holes from the nails. It’s important to measure out how large the wall is so you know that they will fit in. Once you decide on the arrangement take a picture of it.


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3. Tape It Up:
Transfer the paper onto the wall in the arrangement you’ve decided on. Figure out spacing and height.

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4. Time to Commit:
Measure where the wire hangs on the frame and mark the paper with a pen. Take the nail and hammer it through the paper – it’s the only way you’ll get it exactly right. Once you’ve done this with each piece it’s time to rip all that paper down. 


5. It’s Time to Hang:
It’s time to see your vision come alive. Hang your artwork up on the nails. Refer back to the picture you took in case they got out of order.


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Now it’s time to sort through your photos and artwork and get everything you want framed. Framebridge has a plethora of options and styles that work with any aesthetic you have in your home. Pop on over to start your framing!


This post is a partnership with Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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Put a Twist on the Holidays

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There is nothing I love more than having the entire house decked out for the holidays. This year we’ve kept it a little more low-key, but this little nook in the dining room was screaming to be decorated. That’s why I turned to Pottery Barn for their beautiful holiday decor to give it a little bling from the usual look – it’s one of my go-to spots for sprucing up the house from season to season. Now that the house feels festive, I’m ready to have a few small gatherings with friends and family before baby Flemming arrives.

 

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Liberty Double Old Fashioned Glassware | Silver Mercury Glass Trees | Snowflake Napkins

 

When it comes to the holidays I love having a few signature cocktails on hand to make for guests. This year I’ve had the challenge of creating a cocktail for guests that can also be created into a delicious mocktail for myself. After quite a bit of taste testing I finally came up with a twist on the perfect holiday cocktail that is now my go-to mocktail – the Cranberry Fizz. Just add a splash of vodka for guests and voila it’s perfection.

 

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Cranberry Fiz Mocktail | Sacramento Street

This mocktail is sure to have guests wanting the recipe. Plus, the best part is that it’s easy to make, which means you won’t be stuck behind the bar whipping them up all night long. Are you putting a twist on anything this holiday season? A cocktail? Decor? Recipe?
 
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This post is a partnership with Pottery Barn. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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A Tree Decorating Party with Treetopia

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What better way is there to kick off the holiday season than with an old-fashioned tree decorating party? It’s time to gather your girlfriends (or loved ones), heat up the a pot of hot cocoa and put on some of your favorite holiday tunes. This is truly one of my favorite times of year. I invited over Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things and Crystal from Rue Magazine for some quality time to catch up about our holiday plans and get advice from Jeanne about motherhood – both Crystal and I are expecting. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend a fun-filled afternoon surrounded by Christmas cheer!

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Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street


Last year, some of you may remember that I partnered up with Treetopia to decorate my first artificial tree. I was in awe of the beauty of their trees. It looked like a real tree and we didn’t have to worry about the messy needles, watering or most importantly, getting bugs in the house. When we cleaned up Christmas last year it was so hassle free that both Eric and I were converted.

 

Fast forward a year – We took out last year’s tree and decided that we could’ve gone a bit larger with the tree. That’s when I decided to partner with Treetopia again to get a new tree. We went from having a seven foot tree to a nine foot tree. I never thought we’d have a tree this big but let me tell you, after putting it up, I can’t imagine anything smaller.

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Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

 

When it comes to food, make sure you have nice bite sized treats that your guests can enjoy while decorating. Amanda, our food editor put together a beautiful spread – crostinis, a dessert trio and cheese puffs. We’ll be sharing each recipe this month for you to enjoy and make for any holiday party you are hosting or attending. All of them are easy!

 

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Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

 

Decorating a tree can be quite a task – that’s why we wanted to gather friends to help with this occasion (especially with me being 9 months pregnant)! The art to hosting a tree decorating party is just few simple steps.

 

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I hope this has inspired you to host your very own tree decorating party. Just remember – it’s all about being surrounded by the people you love and cherish. So spread some holiday cheer and host your very own soiree!

 

Now for the fun part, one lucky reader will win $500 towards any tree of your choice from Treetopia! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.


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This post is a partnership with Treetopia. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Emma Fineman for Sacramento Street | Special thanks to Crystal from Rue Mag and Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things for stopping by! 

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