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Home Office Update- Art With Desenio

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Home Office Update- Art With Desenio

Both Trey and I have been working from home for 11 months now. It was time to give our home office a refresher to make it a more inviting and exciting space to be in. If you are looking for the easiest update to any space, some fresh new art is an affordable and quick option!

We went with abstract pieces that I found on They have a HUGE selection of posters and mounting solutions. You are able to easily refine your search to your specific needs by art type, size, etc.

Behind the desk we wanted an oversized piece that could make a statement, but also go with all of the other items in the space. Something that created a serene working space. I went with this one HERE. The beige tones and balance in the piece are perfect for a large piece. You can choose to purchase the frame as well in different color options or purchase just the poster or hang with clips.

An easy way to update your bookshelves is to stack in art pieces behind decorative pieces or books. This one HERE and this one HERE went great with our larger art option. Both abstract, simple, neutral, but still interesting. Layering art pieces is a great way to get a designer look. It looks polished and put together.

If you are wanting art that is cohesive together you can check out their gallery wall options right HERE. Gallery walls make the biggest statement in a space, but can be intimidating. I love that they take the hard part out and you can purchase a set.

Another way to make a serene work space while we are working from home is to add a diffuser or candles. It can be so stressful to work with a wild four and three year old (and a husband) all in the same tight quarters. Diffusing eucalyptus or lavender makes your space more calming.

If you are looking to feel more motivated and uplifted in your surroundings, adding some art to your walls is the quick update you need! Really loved my experience with Desenio. Super easy, affordable, shipped quickly and shipping was free (over $45.)

You can receive 30% off with code: BEAUSANDASHLEY. Valid until the 25th of February, and excludes frames and handpicked/personalized prints.

** Thanks to Desenio for sponsoring this post. **


Neutral Living Room Decor

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Neutral Living Room Decor

There are very few spaces in our home that I feel are “finished”, but the living room is just about there. While everything is always a bit of a work in progress, this space is starting to feel complete.

Neutrals don’t have to be boring. When you add in fun art, tons of varying textures, and different materials. We wanted a light and bright space that also felt very cozy and inviting. We live a lot of life in here in this space.

The rug is this one HERE. We wanted something large enough to fill the whole space and durable. While the jute is not the softest option, it’s heavy duty for our two toddler boys. The texture that this brings to the room is great as well.

Our couches are the Restoration Hardware Maxwell in Belgian linen. We have had them for years and they’ve held up well. We wash the covers fairly frequently. The trick is to spray any stains and wash on delicate and cold. Before the covers are totally dry, put them back on. You can have a fan on them to speed the drying process. (Never put in dryer…)

The couches were a bit of a splurge, but if you love the look of Restoration Hardware for less I have a full blog post on that HERE.

These white chairs are a Restoration Hardware look for less option. They are these HERE. These cushion covers can be washed as well. Many think I’m crazy for having these with kids, but we really haven’t had a problem with them. We use this stain remover and it’s great. I also hang a throw blanket on the back and a pillow on the front of each chair.

It took multiple attempts to get artwork that we really loved in the space. Oversized art makes such a statement for any room. The doves to me mean peace. I love the idea of having that in living area of our home. These were purchased from Perigold and the artist name is Thom Filicia.

Baskets are a great way to hold blankets, pillows or in our case they hide the toys. These HERE from Target come in two sizes and look identical to our Pottery Barn ones.

Another way I made a statement in this space were with oversized throw pillows. These pillows were a splurge, but made such a difference. They are HUGE and bring in a great texture. You can find them HERE.

We needed to add in a bit of storage in the space and this accent cabinet has been perfect.

A favorite piece in the room is this mirror. It’s the popular Anthropologie version which is another splurge, but I’ve found a mirror that looks almost identical for under $100. You can find that one HERE.

When it came to the coffee table I knew I needed something that would be kid friendly for our two wild toddlers. This soft ottoman has been super durable and great for the kids. My dad built a simple waterfall edge to the specifications of the ottoman to provide a space for some added decor.

Personalized touches in a space are what makes a home feel like home. George went to an art class with a Nashville based artist, Sydney Clawson, and made an abstract piece. I had the piece framed and wanted a really special way to showcase that. This gallery art easel makes such a statement for a great price. They have a smaller version that can go on top of a table as well.

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Amazon Home Decor Finds

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Amazon Home Decor Finds

Since so much time is spent at home these days I have been focusing on making ours as comfortable and “homey” as possible. Design projects I had put off for months are slowly getting finished and I’ve had great luck with Amazon home decor finds. So many neutral, affordable pieces that can be mixed and matched.

You can click on any of the below images to shop them.

ightweight Pre-Washed Belgian Flax Linen Reversible Throw– This looks almost identical to the Restoration Hardware collection for a fraction of the price. (If you love the look of RH, but are looking for more budget friendly options. Check out this Restoration Hardware Dupe post, HERE.

Soap Dispenser- We love the shea in this soap, but also love the neutral design of this bottle. You can reuse this bottle over and over.

Santal Essential Oil- The best way to make your house smell luxurious. This smells very similar to Le Labo’s Santal perfume.

Set Of 3 Linen Tea Towels– My favorite of the Amazon Home Finds. This comes in tea towels, napkins or table runners.

Grey Terracotta Vase- Easy to use as a decorative piece over a stack of coffee table books or with flowers as a vase. It has great texture!

Mango Serving Tray– Comes in various sizes. Great as a serving tray or as a decorative tray.

Wick Trimmer- Love adding this useful tool next to a candle as a decorative piece. This is under $10.

Cream Jute Rug- This comes in a variety of sizes and is super affordable!

Neutral Coffee Table Books- The easiest way to style any space is with coffee table books. Two great options on Amazon HERE and HERE.

** If you like affordable home decor items, check out this blog post of Target Home Finds HERE. **


Home Decor: Neutral Living Room

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Home Decor: Neutral Living Room

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I wanted to keep this space light and bright, but bring in a lot of different textures and mix matched prints to keep it interesting.

One of the best part of working with a monochromatic palette is that any print or texture can be brought it and play well together.

Once you’ve decided on a color scheme you can pick a statement item or two and build around that. I had these striped chairs in the office prior to this, and decided I wanted to move them to living room. They are a bold statement piece so I started building from there.

If you have kids I HIGHLY recommend replacing a typical coffee table with a round ottoman . It’s easy for the babes to pull themselves up without hitting their head or gauging an eye out on a sharp corner. (These are my concerns when decorating these days…)

When designing this neutral living room I always knew I wanted a big light colored jute rug to cover and protect the dark wood floors. It’s more of a heavy duty material than a typical rug. I layered that with this monochromatic print rug. (This is also something that I could switch out to change up the look.)

I get asked about these couches a lot. They are from Restoration Hardware in the luxe depth. (Size of a twin size bed deep, for reference.) This is the belgian linen in the color “sand.” I like to mix some higher end pieces like the couches, with easy to change out affordable pieces. (Like throw blankets and pillows.)

Baskets are so important for us because they can hold toys, blankets, pillows, etc and hide the “crazy” when company comes over. I found this large braided basket at Target and LOVE it. It’s $35 and looks identical to the pottery barn option that’s 4x that price. It’s very sturdy and can hold a good amount of items. (By “items” I really mean toys that I cover up with some throw pillows and blankets…)

Acrylic furnishings are trending right now, and I wanted to “glam” up the more boho space with a few. This acrylic tray is such a versatile piece that I have several of them all throughout our home. You can throw some florals or candles on one to freshen up a space easily.

I also found this acrylic console that blends in perfectly with the space. I topped it with a marble tray (another home decor must have at $25) and some florals, candles, and this wood bead garland. (Side note, this roses candle is the best smelling candle I’ve ever had.)

Making our house feel like a home and putting our own spin on the decor has been so much fun! Can’t wait to show you the entryway I’m working on next.