Gray and White and Marble Kitchen Reveal

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this kitchen a classic yet modern look.

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this marble kitchen a classic yet modern look. ______________ A special thanks to Wayfair and Moen for providing products for this space! As a mom of three littles ones who recently celebrated Christmas, trust me when I say that I know the meaning of anticipation.  They … [Read more...]

New Year, New Look: Fresh Neutral Accessories

Warm whites and grays, natural wood tones, cozy textures, touches of metallics... All these fresh, neutral accessories can bring a soothing and clean ambiance to your spaces this year.

Warm whites and grays, natural wood tones, cozy textures, touches of metallics...  All these fresh, neutral accessories can bring a soothing and clean ambiance to your spaces this year. _____________ While I am first and foremost a fan of shopping the house before ever spending a dime (can I get an Amen?!), a new accessory or two is always a fun treat from time to time.  This winter, I am loving … [Read more...]

Using Greenery in your Home and Life (Pantone’s Color of the Year)

Using Greenery in your Home and Life (Pantone's Color of the Year): Accessories for fashion and home that celebrate the cheery, green tones of earth and nature.

Accessories for fashion and home that celebrate the cheery, green tones of earth and nature using Pantone's Color of the Year: Greenery. _________________ As a self-proclaimed lover of neutrals and blues, I found the recent Color of the Year announcement by Pantone a little intimidating... but the name had me hooked: greenery.  Even though I look terrible in lime green (and if you've read my … [Read more...]

The Best DIY Projects and Decorating Tips of 2016

So many fabulous diy projects, decorating ideas, and home decor! best of maisondepax.com 2016

As I said on January 1 when I shared my favorite cozy blankets this season to enjoy this winter, I cannot believe a new year is upon us again.  Before we blaze ahead to 2017, though, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the top 10 posts of 2016, and I'm so glad to be joining a group of other amazing DIY and home decor bloggers to do the same.  If you want to find THE BEST of THE BEST diy … [Read more...]

Cozy Throw Blankets

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even air modern conditioning is a cozy throw blanket. They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. Click here for a collection of the best cozy throw blankets!

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even modern air conditioning is a cozy throw blanket.  They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. ____________ Happy New Year!  I can't believe it's 2017 already.  As we put away our holiday decor, many of us (me included!) are looking for some blank space, a relief from the clutter … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Farmhouse Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

15 Inspiring Farmhouse Holiday wrapping ideas

Inspiring neutral, farmhouse holiday gift wrap ideas perfect for your Christmas presents! ______________ Hi friends! The final days of shopping are here and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the task of wrapping. I personally love making a fire in my new fireplace, getting a warm drink, and putting on a Christmas film to get my gifts wrapped.  It's a quiet moment before the bustle of the holiday … [Read more...]

Chic Modern Cabinet Hardware

Chic Modern Cabinet Hardware: gorgeous knobs and cabinet pulls at a variety of prices - you'll be surprised how affordable some are!

Looking for modern cabinet hardware?  These silver and brass options would look beautiful in any space. Whether your style is farmhouse, modern, or traditional, these chic knobs and pulls will make your space sophisticated and lovely. ______________ I've had a sink and faucets sitting in my garage for months.  I've had tile picked out almost as long... And I knew what countertops I wanted years … [Read more...]

10 Steps to a Magical Outdoor Dining Table

10 tips for a magical outdoor dining table: lanterns, string lights, apple candles, and other cozy outdoor fall decorating ideas!

Learn how to create a magical outdoor dining experience with a few simple elements... ____________ Y'all.  Can I just say how loved you make me feel?  When I shared my outdoor fall tablescape last week (and my confession about the pool ;) ), I had no idea how kind the response would be.  If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, you can do so here), you can see just how sweet everyone … [Read more...]

Rustic, Feminine, Neutral Little Girl Room with Daybed

Elegant, neutral little girl room with wood tones and a stenciled accent wall: A gray-washed trundle bed provides the perfect anchor for a gorgeous, neutral yet feminine little girl's room.

A gray-washed trundle bed provides the perfect anchor for a gorgeous, rustic, feminine, neutral little girl's room. This post is sponsored by hayneedle.  All opinions are my own. __________________ I can't believe my daughter turned two this summer.  It's not as if it was a surprise (we did, after all, know when it was coming)... but it still came as a bit of a shock to me.  We packed away … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids to do Laundry

laundry time saving tip: teach your kids to do their own! Simple tips to teach young children to do their own laundry...

Want to know a HUGE laundry time saver?  Find out why it's worth it and how to teach kids to do laundry at a young age... ______________ I grew up with three brothers, and one of my favorite things my mother ever said was "The more children I had, the more convinced I was that I knew nothing about parenting." Let that soak in for a moment... Honestly, she was (and is!) an amazing mother, … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Closet into a Mudroom

How to turn closet into mudroom: What an adorable space! Baskets and hooks turn a closet under the stairs into a functional mudroom space for a family.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Hardware. All opinions are 100% mine. Find out how to to turn a closet into a mudroom with a few simple steps. ___________ Sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy... I hate clutter. I can't stand mess. I twitch at the thought of disorganized chaos. But - and here's the problem - I am not a fan of detest organizing. I'll let … [Read more...]

Fireplace with Built Ins Inspiration

gorgeous white fireplace mantel

Inspiration and plans for creating a fireplace with built ins... ________________ Last summer when we moved into our house, I knew that the flooring and the fireplace were top on my list to change.  (You can see how we changed the floors here.) I love the concept of a four-sided fireplace, but the stark black metal box (and its bronze decorative painting) was not my style.  Plus, the … [Read more...]

Splurge or Save: Traditional Modern Living Room

Budget Decorating Sources: Get the look for less with the splurge/save options for a gorgeous traditional yet modern living room!

A gorgeous living room doesn't have to cost a fortune.  Don't miss these budget decorating sources to help you get the look for less! ___________ Traditional modern - like awfully good, bitter sweet, or icy hot - is a contradiction in and of itself, I realize.  But I'd like to think that the use of this oxymoron makes me neither an ox nor a moron (can anyone name that movie?!)... Rather, it … [Read more...]

Traditional Modern Living Room Design

Gorgeous living room mood board with a blend of traditional and modern design elements... all sources linked!

It's official.  The only thing more fun than decorating your own house is decorating someone else's. Think about it.  You can create, dream, design... and you don't have to pay for it (*wink*). Though I am generally refraining from interior design consultations these days so I can spend more time at home with my family, I made an exception for my little brother recently.  He just moved into … [Read more...]

Texas Hill Country Beauty

Beautiful home in the texas hill country

If you've been following me some time, you know that it was almost exactly a year ago that we left our beloved 1940 colonial in the city and headed out here to the Texas hill country. Now let's be clear, I'm only about 20 minutes from downtown Austin (when there's no traffic, which is almost never ;) ), and our 1994 home can hardly be called quaint or rustic (see our summer home tour here … [Read more...]