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Today I’m sharing some pictures of our powder room that we updated towards the end of last year. I never got around to documenting it on here, but I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out! I love wallpaper and have helped clients select variations for their homes, but in my own home I tend to have commitment issues. I wanted something that flowed with our home, made an impact but wasn’t too bold and had an overall timeless appeal. Powder rooms tend to be a good place to play around with design. They are small but have a lot of traffic so everyone gets to enjoy your creative selections!

Serena and Lily’s Priano wallpaper is what I finally settled on and I couldn’t love it more. Previously we had Sherwin Williams Sea Salt on our walls with the wainscoting being white. I was hoping to be able to keep Sea Salt as a part of the new design which is what ultimately led me to pair it with this wallpaper in ‘pink sand’ which worked beautifully together. Sea Salt has a soft, spa-like vibe to it which makes it a very popular bathroom go-to color and one that I specify often for clients.

Since wallpaper cannot be changed out as easily as paint, I knew I wanted a rather timeless look that I wouldn’t tire of easily and this combination did it for me. Outside of the paint and wallpaper, we changed out our previously framed mirror for one that wouldn’t take away from the wallpaper. I love the elegant shape of this beveled mirror that we selected.

We kept the existing fixtures and changed out the milk glass shades to clear glass (we lost one shade during the wallpapering process but I’m happy with the change in the end). It’s a small room with a big impact and just may be my new favorite in the house!

As a side note, if you are planning to paint, I highly recommend ordering large painted swatches that you can hang and replace from Samplize. They have all the top paint brands and you typically have your swatches in hand the following day. These large samples made a world of difference in comparing and getting a better idea as to how each color will read in your space. You can check those out HERE.

It’s that time of year when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale comes along and we ever so briefly think about the fall season to come. I know there are mixed feelings when it comes to this sale in particular, and in my opinion, it isn’t as appealing as it was in years past. I do however always take advantage of some key items that are worth grabbing at a discounted price. Below I’m sharing what I purchased this year as well as items that I’ve bought in the past and/or believe are great pieces to take advantage of while they are marked down. The sale is currently open to all Nordstrom cardholders and opens to everyone on July 15th but you can create your wishlist now so you’ll be ready to check out. You can find everything I share linked below.

Here are the purchases I made this year…

And here are items I’ve bought in the past and find to be #NSale staples…

Summer Pastels

You know me and my love for ruffles and pretty prints, so naturally I wasn’t about to pass up this adorable floral top. It also comes in a solid which I have from last year in cream (seen here). You could pair this style with anything from a denim skirt to cut-offs to a dressier pant for work etc. These pants are from Zara and I have them in a couple of colorways. I realized my closet was lacking bottoms in anything other than my more neutral navy, black and army green so I wanted to branch out a bit. Both Zara and Loft are great places to look for pants in a wide variety of colors and styles. Whether you’re looking for a wide, straight or tapered leg, you can find them all.

top (available in solid here) / pants / shoes (similar) / sunglasses (similar)

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