Author: Maura

Vinyl Tablecloth Picks for Easy Cleanup of Homeschool Crafts Without Sacrificing Style

Vinyl Tablecloth Picks for Easy Cleanup of Homeschool Crafts Without Sacrificing Style

Today I present to you, courtesy of COVID-19, a roundup I never thought would be relevant in my life, yet one I imagine I’m not the only one needing… …brace yourselves…

It’s Friday! How are you? I toured a historic home with original woodwork, am getting ready for “back-to-school”, and put up a Christmas tree

It’s Friday! How are you? I toured a historic home with original woodwork, am getting ready for “back-to-school”, and put up a Christmas tree

Affiliate links are included for your shopping convenience. It’s already Friday again! How are you doing? Stir-crazy? Reflective? Finally accepting that your hybrid office and children’s creative space is not a viable option during a pandemic, and figuring out how to convert your dining room […]

An Update on Our Master Bedroom Elliptical Hiding Vignette

An Update on Our Master Bedroom Elliptical Hiding Vignette

polka dot pillow in front of coromandel screen nude charcoal in bedroom hiding elliptical

Happy Friday! In lieu of my normal Friday updates and links, I’m sharing an overdue update on our master bedroom. I hope you and yours are safe and sound out there. We didn’t do much this past week, except introduce the kids to Where’s Waldo and assure them we were safe despite the whirling winds of the hurricane that passed through, especially since they were traumatized from the tree loss of the derecho in June. No tornado warnings or power outages for us this time, but the immediate surrounding areas were definitely hit – we were really lucky, and thankful for it! Oh, and in case you missed it, last Friday I launched my new pillow and accessories shop!

Remember back in April when I shared my plans for our little vignette hiding our elliptical in our master bedroom? No? I’m not sure what else is happening in the world that may have put this pressing dilemma out of your mind, but I suppose I can forgive you.

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It’s Friday and the New Shop is Open!!!!

It’s Friday and the New Shop is Open!!!!

It’s Friday! This has been the fastest and hottest July of my life, but the new shop is officially open for business as of today! I’m skipping normal Friday links to let you know a bit more about it, and we’re throwing pillows instead of […]

It’s Friday! Tour a Kennebunkport beachfront home, take a virtual vacation with a dreamy instagram account…and a BIG announcement!

It’s Friday! Tour a Kennebunkport beachfront home, take a virtual vacation with a dreamy instagram account…and a BIG announcement!

It’s Friday! Another week has flown by. How is it already July? Here’s hoping the second half of 2020 is better than the first, but no improvements so far. Each week seems to bring a new calamity. I hope you’re taking care of yourselves out […]

A Neutral Kids Room Design Full of Texture

A Neutral Kids Room Design Full of Texture

UPDATE: The new shop is open!

I hope you had a happy 4th!

It’s been a busy few weeks, because I have some exciting new developments I’ve been working on around here that’ll be ready to share with you very soon. Here’s a hint in this room design board I put together for a playful neutral kids room that’s full of texture.

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neutral kids room design board with green and polka dot throw pillows

Curtains | Animal Cameo Artwork (Bark & Burrow) | Gold Picture Frames with Mats | Table Lamp | Velvet Maple Buds in Alexandrite (in stock / made-to-order) | Atlantic Blue Dots (Motif Motif – coming soon!) | Floor lamp | Bedside table | Dresser | Bed | Area Rug | Cotton Fringe Basket | Paints: Sherwin Williams Dover White, Waterloo

Has my not-so-subtle hint tipped you off? PILLOWS ARE COMING. Also, A shiny new storefront that will be right here on Motif Motif where you can peruse them! I’m keeping my Etsy shop open, but the focus will be here in the new shop.

I’ll be getting back into weekly links again soon, but there has been so much going on behind the scenes that has just taken over my time for now. I want to say the new shop and pillows will be up by x date, but there are a lot of moving parts to wrap up. Timeline is hopefully by next week, but I’m waiting on product tags and still setting up the new site, and I can’t say that definitively yet. Check back here for the latest, or better yet sign up for email updates and follow along on instagram to be notified when pillows are a go. Are you excited? I’M EXCITED.

– Maura

It’s Friday! Tour a Birmingham designer’s custom home, see our backyard dining area, and the new picture hangers I’m a little too psyched about

It’s Friday! Tour a Birmingham designer’s custom home, see our backyard dining area, and the new picture hangers I’m a little too psyched about

It’s Friday! I’m actually posting on a Friday again, trying to get back into a routine after this last maelstrom of a month (sort of literally here, we had some storm drama and damage). I hope you’re well and safe out there. We’re back to […]

TV/ Living Room Mantel & Curtain Updates

TV/ Living Room Mantel & Curtain Updates

Today I’ve got an overdue update for you on the TV/living room I introduced in the how to shop your house post from a few weeks back. (If things are feeling stale and you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate with what you have, […]

Yesterday was Friday! See the trees our first derecho took down, the most beautiful ancient tile floors, a Nashville abode, and the controversial basket I bought

Yesterday was Friday! See the trees our first derecho took down, the most beautiful ancient tile floors, a Nashville abode, and the controversial basket I bought

Hello, yesterday was Friday (Rebecca Black vibes) but we had no power so here’s my highlights of the week on Saturday! The shop will be up and running again next week.

Instead of glitter, we’re throwing some patterns around today – in mosaic tiles both new and old in this week’s home tour, and in a major archeological discovery unearthed this Spring.

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Ancient Floor Inspo: Have you seen the amazing ancient tile work uncovered in Italy under a vineyard? The intricate mosaic work in blues and corals are majorly inspiring, and would fit in in a modern decor scheme or any “selfeet” on the addicting ihavethisthingwithfloors account on insta. The dig site dates back to the 3rd century and was discovered in the 1920s under a vineyard, and has just this past May been successfully excavated to reveal its beauty.

El Derecho: As I mentioned yesterday via LTE and my iPhone 7, this Wednesday a derecho hit our area (aka severe thunderstorm with tornado force winds minus the cyclone). Pictures after the jump. Okay it’s not “el derecho,” it’s just called a derecho but I keep saying it like it’s El Nino. We lost four trees and power for 48 hours, and thus found ourselves on a sweaty, mandatory staycation with 80+ degree indoor temps and exhausted, traumatized little kids.

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It’s Friday! We have no power and three fewer trees!

It’s Friday! We have no power and three fewer trees!

Hello, it’s Friday! Quick and dirty post today, we have no power and I’m blogging from my iPhone 7 – thumb cramps commence! I’m sorry I missed last week. I decided to do some listening and reflecting instead of blogging. I see and hear you […]