Living Room Inspiration


I honestly thought I'd have an easy time decorating this new house. Like of course, it will take time, it's a bigger space than we had previously and we opted to get new furniture for our primary living room and the rest of the floor there. Let's just say I enormously underestimated the task at hand. While I truly love the openness of this house, it makes decorating a bit tougher.

Every room really does flow into the other, so you have to be mindful of what the entire space is going to look like. With that in mind, I ended up going navy just about everywhere for now, and I can pepper in accents of additional colors elsewhere.

That said, our living room still needs a ton of love! No room is truly done and I can't wrap my head around putting anything on the walls for the most part because I'm horrified I'll change my mind, but we'll get there! Our living room space does have a TV above the fireplace but we are lucky enough that it's not our primary lounge space in this house, so I want to keep this room a bit more formal but still comfortable. This room also needs to house my ginger jar collection and my mom scored amazing ginger jar-inspired lamps that will be perfect for side tables.

I had planned on a beige couch, some lucite accents, leopard print, blush, navy. This photo really serving as my main inspiration. I'm loving the pattern play here, and the idea that it's still comfortable and livable while still maintaining its formal living room space.


When I worked at Stitch Fix and now Mac & Mia, pattern-mixing was seriously one of my favorite things to do with clothing. This living room is definitely going to have a lot of pattern, and I really love the floor-to-ceiling curtains in play here. We're lucky enough to have nice, high ceilings to work with at this house so I definitely plan to take advantage!

This ottoman really got me thinking about texture. I ended up purchasing the Ryder Rug from Serena and Lily and I love what it does for your line of sight!

The Fela Tassel Chandelier is something I've wanted in my house for way too long. I purchased the indigo option for our playroom in addition to the cream option for our entryway. When we received the navy chandelier I scrapped my plans for a really cool lucite fan because it needed to go in the living room. Too cool to pass up! If we decide we want a fan in there later down the road, we can always do that!


We purchased a custom couch locally, and I was able to get these chairs too, because they were just too fun to pass up. A few things we still need to take care of in this room:
  • side tables with two levels: need a place to house/hide the cable box and NUMEROUS cords
  • amazing patterned curtains and perhaps two matching roman shades for the walls flanking the fireplace
  • fun gold hardware for the curtains, loving these (as well as just about everything this Etsy seller is selling), and these.
  • new throw pillows? Have you seen the Rifle Paper Co. options? All of the rugs & pillows are so, so good.
Here's how she currently looks! Just an iPhone photo, if you have any questions about sources, let me know! I'll share them all in a big roundup once it's all done!


All of the photos in this post link to my Living Room Pinterest board if you want to poke around and see what else inspired me! Hopefully getting this down in blog post form will get me to finish up the room and get photos of it! I can't wait to share!
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My Everyday Smoothie


Are you a big fan of Bravo's "Southern Charm"? I honestly wasn't, but given my family's love for the city of Charleston and the need for mindless TV I've become completely obsessed in the past few years. I follow Naomie on Instagram and about a year ago, she posted about something called Blender Bombs. Being the social media believer/creep I am, I immediately bought a bag of them and now I have one in a smoothie five days a week. Totally ridiculous that I don't get sick of them? Probably, but I look forward to my BB smoothie every single day. If you know me personally or have followed me on Instagram, you know how totally in love I am!


Now, my smoothie isn't the MOST healthy. Hushup + Hustle has tons of awesome, healthy recipes on her site you can try! I have this smoothie Monday-Friday for lunch and it keeps me totally satisfied until dinner, so I'm calling that a win!

Ingredients
  • 1 Cacao + Peanut Butter Blender Bomb
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1 tbsp Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt (be mindful of the sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup nut milk (or water)
  • handful of ice
  • handful of spinach

Blend together and enjoy! I've also halved the water or nut milk to 1/2 cup and added a 1/2 cup cold brew coffee if you need some afternoon caffeine! Here's our blender, too. We've had it for over a year without any complaints!


Do you have a go-to smoothie recipe you love? Share it with me in the comments or on Instagram!
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I'm Back



Well, it's been over three years since I last blogged and a lot has happened. Bodie Charles joined us in September, 2016. Georgia is now 4 years old. We've built a new home and I'm in the process of decorating it. I let go of my wedding invitation and paper goods business in 2016. I now work as a Children's Stylist with Mac & Mia and I teach classes at my local Pure Barre studio.

I've gone back and forth about blogging more times than you can imagine. I've chosen to revamp this blog to share a little more, let it function as my kids' baby books, and have a home base for my brain as I sort through decorating this new home of ours! I've always loved sharing bits and pieces of our life over on my Instagram, but I feel like there are days when it would be nice to have a little bit more space for my thoughts. This will be that home.

I look forward to sharing thoughts about motherhood, style round ups for moms & kids (maybe men too!), fitness tidbits, some healthy recipes, some not-so-healthy recipes, and interior decorating posts. A full-blown lifestyle blog space. I'm still working on updating the site design, and I'm loving every minute of it.

I can't wait to share more. Xo, Molly

Photo by Rachel Rowland Photography
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