This Couple Really Got the DIY Home Coffee Station Right—Fixer Upper Friday

All of us serious coffee drinkers have our own special coffee prep rituals. On auto pilot, we can crawl and grope our way to the kitchen and make our morning cup without even being truly awake. Recently, I’ve tried to streamline this process a little bit. I wanted all of my coffee paraphernalia in one place without clutter and without fuss. Most of all I wanted it to be pretty, because of course I did. This couple really hit the mark on what a fully functional, beautiful coffee station should look like. Check these pics out!

 

Creating a coffee station like this one isn’t as difficult as it might look. It’s all in the details. You can use a simple baker’s cart or a chunky piece of furniture like a buffet table or an armoire. Here’s a list of things you might consider including in your own home coffee station:

  • Glass or ceramic containers for storing everything from coffee and tea to flavored syrups and sweeteners
  • A pretty carrying tray or low top basket to organize paper cups, lids, and napkins
  • unique artwork (try chalkboard signs like the Gray House above or something like this)
  • any kind of houseplant or flower vase to add a little nature

Source: StudioGrayHouse

Trend Alert---Kilim Woven Rugs and Accessories

Trend Alert—Kilim Woven Rugs and Accessories

I’m not a bold colors kinda gal. When it comes to fashion I stick to blacks and grays. Home decor is no different. I love the muted colors of Scandinavian design and I absolutely love minimalism. This has become a constant source of contention between my sister and I, as I renovate our family’s two fixer uppers. She loves bold colors and prints and we argue all the time about paint choices and accessories. Enter the awesomeness that is kilim.

Trend Alert---Killim Woven Rug and Accessories

Kilim is a type of Turkish/Persian, woven rug that boasts some pretty interesting patterns and colors. It’s making the rounds in Western homes thanks to shops like World Market and Urban Outfitters, and I think it’s just the perfect compromise between the muted design choices I make and the totally bold choices my sister loves. Because of its increasing popularity, you can find kilim print on everything from rugs to throw pillows. Check it out!

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Trend Alert---Kilim Woven Rugs and Accessories

Trend Alert---Kilim Woven Rugs and Accessories

 

Fixer Upper Friday—5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

These 5 pretty houseplants are a breath of fresh air!

5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

1. Spider Plant: As one of the most popular and commonly found indoor plants, Spider Plants not only are easy to care for, but also work as a natural filter for absorbing harmful elements like mold and other allergens from the air.

5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

2. Aloe Vera: We’re all familiar with the incredible healing effects that aloe has on cuts and burns, but what many don’t know is that it also removes Benzene from the air, which can be found in many chemical cleaners and paints. Plus, Aloe Vera plants are almost foolproof for anyone who doesn’t possess a green thumb, making them one of the easiest plants to care for, with the most benefits!

5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

3. Philodendron: Known for their beautiful flowering leaves and bold appearance, Philodendron’s not only make a statement in any interior, but also absorb high levels of Formaldehyde from the air. Unfortunately, since they soak up large volumes of harmful toxins, this also makes them poisonous to consume, so be sure to keep them out of reach from children or pets!

5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

4. Fiddle Leaf Fig: Fiddle Leaf Fig’s are cropping up all over the interior design scene lately, making them one of the most photogenic and popular indoor plants around. And not only are they aesthetically appealing, but they’re also wonderful for improving air quality by providing high levels of oxygen and cleaning the air of allergens.

5 Pretty Houseplants that Improve Air Quality

5. Peace Lily: Not only are they easy on the eyes, but they’re also powerhouses when it comes to detoxifying the air of Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, and Ammonia. Place them in your bedroom to reap the benefits of these toxin-destroying botanicals.

Source: TataHarper

Fixer Upper Friday: It's All in the Details

Fixer Upper Friday: It’s All in the Details

Window treatments, wall art, accent furniture. Pick unique pieces and the space is just transformed. It’s all in the details…
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Thinking about stealing this look? Check out the items below. They’re a great starting point. Get inspired!

Source: Refinery29

Have you been to Target lately?! – DIY Playbook

I just love this post from the ladies over at DIY Playbook! Their Target obsession is almost as bad as mine. Check out these fantastic finds!

“Have you been to Target lately? Wow, there’s some gorgeous decor on sale and we’re breaking down our favorite picks.”

Source: Have you been to Target lately?! – DIY Playbook