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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Photo via Apartment Therapy. Hey, friends! I just realized that even though I've been sharing a lot of home stuff, I completely forgot to share my inspirations with you for our new home! Sorry about that! "Moving brain" is a real thing—I have forgotten a lot of important things lately. (face palm x10) Anyway! I'm really excited to share this with you. My style has evolved a lot since we... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at A Beautiful Mess
Thanks, Jessica! I love this kind of stuff. It's difficult sometimes to describe things. I kept thinking as I put this post together, "Okay, this is Hollywood Regency because... well, because I just know it when I see it!" Ha! Kind of like how in design school you just want to say you like something or dislike it, because you have that gut instinct, but your teachers press you to discover and eloquently describe why you hate something. :) It can be annoying (especially in the classroom envronment), but I think it's definitely worth the extra effort to become a better communicator and student of style. -Mandi
Thank you! I first learned about all of this in my History of Interior Design class in college, and love, love, loved it all! I took two interiors history classes, and wished I could have spent more time on it. If I ever go back for my masters, I think I'll do something along those lines for restoration work. Dream job! It was fun to revisit and hunt down good examples of this style. :) -Mandi
Every year around this time I share some kind of version of an apple pie. It's sort of a tradition for me. In 2011 we made baked apples together. In 2012 I shared a spiced bourbon apple pie (adding bourbon to recipes was, and is, a passion of mine). In 2013 I shared a cheesy apple pie—so good but, yes, kind of weird. And last year in 2014 I shared... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
Thanks for letting us know! :) -Jacki
above: living room of designer Antonia Hutt featuring William Haines's Brentwood Chair Hollywood Regency is known for its glamour, drama and new twist on old classics. The style became popular in the 1930s during the golden age of Hollywood. William Haines designed homes for movie stars that made them larger than life with sleek low-lying furnishings and sumptuously dressed walls and windows, while Dorothy Draper's larger-than-life personality filled great halls... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
Hi Kelly! We're still going to do Happy Mail and Messy Box. :) -Jacki
Hey, friends! I'm just over here unpacking boxes. (So. Many. Boxes.) Moving has definitely brought out the online shopper in me. There's something about focusing on renovations that makes you really long for fun purchases. And I would most definitely file pillow shopping under fun. :) Here's a roundup of some of my favorite pillows from one of my favorite online shops, Lulu & Georgia. They have the best pillow... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
That's so sweet Elise! I like how you operate! xx- Elsie
Haha! A mobile kitchen. I love it! xx- Elsie
Thanks for sharing your story Carla! xx- Elsie
Nice!!!! Thanks for sharing this. I'm gonna try it. :) -Elsie
I relate with this so much! And thank you for saying it was worth it! Thanks for sharing. -Elsie
Great advice Amy! I never thought I'd be so tired of eating out. Haha! xx- Elsie
Great tips Sarah!!! Thanks so much! -Elsie
That makes sense! Thanks for sharing your advice, Whitney! -Elsie
Thanks for sharing Katelyn! xx- Elsie
Sending good vibes, Emily! xoxo- Elsie
Hi Sara! I like bright whites, personally! We're using Marshmallow by Valspar in this house. You can't go wrong with a crisp white! xx- Elsie
Looks amazing! xx- Elsie
Yes, I am in Amsterdam right now on a trip where we just taught at a blogging conference. Before our trip we wrote extra posts so that we wouldn't have to blog too much "in real time" while we were traveling, but we'll share lots of photos from our trip soon. :) -Elsie
This is the sweetest thing I have ever heard! Thank you for sharing Velvet. xx- Elsie
Hey, friends! We recently moved into our new home, which is still being renovated. It's kind of like camping really. :) We imagined moving into a freshly renovated, clean, bright space. In my imagination, we would be moving in the summertime, totally decorated and settled in by the fall time. Blah, blah, blah.... Everything would be just LOVELY. But in reality, our renovation is months behind schedule, it's autumn, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
Love this idea Toni! xx- Elsie
We're definitely doing one (just maybe not in this room- not sure!) Stay tuned! xoxo- Elsie