With the cooler temps, it’s great to bring in some warmer tones to the home decor. Time to bring in lots of texture and cozy items!
I’ve rounded up some favorites in different areas of your home that will create that neutral warm and cozy feel.
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Textured Chain Piece- I love the texture on this piece. We purchased this for our home and it’s currently getting a thing black gallery frame added to it. Looks SO high end in person for the price.
Blurred Lines- This piece pulls all of the different neutral tones and is warm and just beautiful!
Portrait- My FAVORITE artist. You can see all of his work at Josh Young Design House. This portrait serious is a fun twist on a classic. He also features tons of neutral pieces layered in textures that are just stunning.
Bust- A real statement piece that is perfect for an end table or console table.
Chain Links- I have several of these in our home. Comes in a wood grain, white marble and black as well. Comes in a large form and smaller size as well. These look great in a decorative bowl or on top of a stack of coffee table books.
Hands Dish- This piece is a total Amazon find! It looks like a high end designer piece, but is very affordable and a talking piece. Just ordered one to hold jewelry on my night stand.
Decorative Bowls & Vases-
Dried neutral florals, pampas grass, etc. is the perfect fall touch and this white walnut vase is the perfect size to hold those.
Wayfair’s Biggest Home Sale Of The Year- Way Day Is Here!
** Thank you to Wayfair for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own. **
Wayfair’s biggest and best sale of the year is here and you do NOT want to miss this.
Discounts are up to 80% off and EVERYTHING ships for FREE. It’s the ultimate sale to shop a wide variety of home decor and furniture. Warning.. it’s quick! 48 hours only. Lots of flash deals happening throughout the sale as well.
I’ve gathered a few vignettes around our home with some of our favorite Wayfair pieces that are part of the sale.
This wooden console table comes in other finishings and length options as well. This size is on sale for $125! It’s a super versatile piece and I was very impressed with the quality for the price.
As we creep into the cooler months this Log Tower is the perfect addition to your living room. It brings in some character and can hold a good amount of wood. Comes in several other finishing options as well.
If you are needing some additional storage, this accent chest is great. Lot of texture and neutral tones in this piece to add to your room as well.
It’s that time of year again for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Sale Guide! If you’ve followed along in the past, you know this is like Christmas to me! The big sale is a little different this year, but it’s still on and strong. This page will be periodically updated as more information becomes available, so be sure to bookmark and check back for the latest news and my style guides. I’ll be breaking down favorite finds in each category, how to style them and Nordstrom Sale best practices.
Since the stores are often extremely crowded during the sale, I wanted to make it easy to shop online this year from the comfort of your home. A social distance style Nordstrom Sale!
WHY THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Why the Nordstrom sale is so much different than your typical sale is because it features heavily discounted brand-new, newly released items for Fall. It also features items that rarely ever go on sale. These NEW releases then go back up to full price post sale.
WHEN DOES THE SALE START?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will start Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 30. However, depending on your Nordy Club access, you can shop the sale as early August 4 during the Early Access period. Early Access enables Nordy Club members exclusive access to the sale before it opens the general public. The shopping begins at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT for each day.
HOW DO I KNOW MY STATUS?
You can check your card status, RIGHT HERE to see how early you can shop.
SHOULD I SHOP THE SALE EARLY ACCESS WITH A CARD?
One thing I always like to note (typically not discussed) is that if opening a store card is not the right financial decision for you and your family, DO NOT DO SO FOR A SALE!!! We do not have store credit cards and were able to do the debit card option when that was available. (You still receive points, but it is a card that is linked directly to your debit card.) While I absolutely find the best deals and love this sale, it’s never worth jeopardizing your family’s financial well being over a pair of shoes. Make sure you only sign up for a card or shop on a card if it’s right for YOU.
First up, my absolute top picks of the sale. I’m a total crazy person and have searched through every single page in each and every category multiple times. There are a few things that pop up each year on the sale that I know to stock up on.
Barefoot Dreams Blankets are always on the sale. This year there is a new neutral plaid print in a cream version and a black version. It’s on my wish list and would make an amazing Christmas gift to stash away for someone as well.
A few of the the best fall staple piece items on the sale are this All Saints Ribbed Cardigan (comes in camel and grey… ribbed trend is so hot this year!) and these faux leather leggings. I wore these leggings countless times last season and will be purchasing a second pair. They are that good! Much better than the Spanx version in my opinion.
There are always a few REALLY good fall boots on the sale. THIS PAIR reminds me of Chanel and they look much more high end than their $100 sale price!
One of my favorite pieces of the entire sale is this under $100 hooded long puffer vest. It’s one of those pieces that you will get a ton of wear out of and wear from season to season.
Houndstooth Coats are having a moment and this one is under $200 with the sale price. It’s a classic look that can be used from year to year.
There are always a few home/kitchen gems on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as well. My favorite pick from this season would be these white nesting bowls. They are great for mixing bowls, leftovers, etc.
BEST OF WOMEN’S CLOTHING
** FAVORITE ALERT: This camel coat is a total closet staple and looks so much like my Anine Bing version. It is under $150 on the sale! **
** And here is another houndstooth version that gives me major Anine Bing vibes, but is also around the $150 price point during the sale! **
BEST OF HOME
Diffuser- We love the way a diffuser makes our whole house smell amazing and “homey.” This one is on sale for $25!! I will be purchasing several and giving these out with an essential oil as Christmas gifts.
Jute Rug- This rug comes in several sizes and is the perfect neutral, but heavier duty rug for any space in your home.
Set Of 3 Nesting Bowls- These bowls are perfect for mixing or leftovers. Also, would make such a cute hostess gift paired with a cookbook.
Set Of 3 Le Labo Santal Candles- I can’t believe these are part of the sale! The best smelling candle of all times. Even after searching time and time again, I’ve never seen them go on sale before this.
Supergoop 3 Pack Mist SPF– Best for everyday body spray when you are active. We go through this like crazy, so I buy two packs to last our family for months.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Kit- The prettiest neutral color and her products are great quality. This is the lip color I wear most days.
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Kit- I’ve been minimal with my makeup lately and rarely buy. THIS IS WORTH IT. These creamy eyeshadows go on well and don’t crease up like many other brand’s cream based shadows.
BEST OF MEN’S
Kiehl’s Body Fuel & Facial Fuel Face Wash– These jumbo sized containers are great and will last your man a LONG time. Trey loves these products, but it’s the kind of thing he never buys for himself.
Nike Joggers- On sale for $45. These might be Trey’s most worn item he owns. They can be worn to run/workout or he will throw on a thermal and vest and wear them for errands. Super comfortable and durable.
All Saints Polo- A really well made Polo for $45 in multiple neutral color options. A men’s closet staple!
Nike Color Block Shorts- The perfect lounge shorts for men. Come in several different color combinations and $45 on sale.
Patagonia Backpack- Loved the coloring of this brown backpack, but it comes in a black variation as well. A great gift idea and it’s on sale for $85. Perfect for travel.
BEST OF BABY/KID
So I’ll be honest, the baby/kid section is a little slim this year. There were hardly any great options for our toddler boys. Last year, I snagged these leather converse and really loved them. They have velcro, but still look cute. I’ll be re-ordering in a size up.
There is also a really snuggly Patagonia Zip Up Jacket In a neutral grey/cream. I got each of the boys one of these for the fall.
The best part of the baby/kid section is by far the Uppababy Vista Stroller and the Nuna Car Seat. We have both of these and they are the most used baby items we have. Loving the color of the stroller this year and it comes with the bassinet. Also, really loving that the new Nuna is flame retardant.
Holiday decorations really give that magical feel and look to your home. However, I’m still not a huge fan of anything with crazy colors or “character” like. You can easily pull of a neutral holiday decor theme and still have a cozy and festival feel.
This year we kept it simple with lots of texture. I kept grey and ivory tones mixed in with emerald greens and a bit of a “reindeer” theme with the pillow covers and gift wrap. An easy way to add in interest is by faux fur. (Shown here in throw blankets and on the stockings.)
You can find these pre-lit smaller (4 foot) trees for under $25 HERE. They are perfect to layer throughout the house, and really great for a kid room.
When it comes to kitchen decor, keep an eye out for pieces that are both design driven and functional. With an all white kitchen, it’s great to add in lots of variations of texture and materials.
I’ve rounded up all of our favorite pieces that help to keep the kitchen bright and airy, but also add some interest.
One of my favorite pieces in our home is our kitchen light fixture. You can find it HERE and HERE. Another one of our “big ticket” items were the barstools. We went with these because they are super easy to wipe down with kids. No worrying about stains. You can find them HERE.
The rest of the decor items are extremely affordable.
Here are also some of the best kitchen gadgets and appliance that are too pretty to even put away.