trend alert: the blush sofa

It would be an understatement to say I am slightly obsessed with the colored sofa trend. There’s been a lot of talk in design circles about millennial pink, and the verdict is it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. We know you all loved the green velvet sofa post so much (thank you for the 18,000+ engagements on pinterest…and growing!), that we thought it was time for another round-up of our favorite sofas in this oh-so-popular blush. I’ve heard from clients that although they see photos of blush furniture and like the look, they’re afraid their room will end up looking like something out of a Barbie dream home. I wouldn’t steer you in that direction…I promise! The key is to use pinks that have a lot of gray or beige as their base, so the pink becomes an elevated neutral in the room. 

(Image Source: Style Me Pretty)

 

Check out the “Lorelei” or “Duffle” if you like a more casual modern feel. Want something more classic? Try the “Blythe” or “Margot” sofas for a look that will last without being too boring. The “Chamberlin” is that middle ground for anyone who’s more transitional or contemporary in style.

Lorelei  //  Duffle  //  Blythe  //  Chamberlin  //  Margot

target project 62: fall style

We’re loving Target’s new Project 62 collection over here at MMH! In addition to being affordable, these pieces have some serious style. When I started hunting for my favorites, I started to notice some of the items looking a lot like some higher-end designer lighting, furniture and décor. The key is to find deals like these and mix a few pieces in with your larger high-quality furniture and unique finds. I wanted to round them all up so you can grab the designer look for a whole lot less.  Still can’t believe how similar some of these are!

You’ve done it again Target! Which one’s your favorite design deal?

Sources:

Mid Century Coffee Table: Target // Designer

Brass Double Globe Sconce: Target // Designer

Brass Accent Table: Target // Designer

Blue Accent Chair: Target // Designer

White Media Console: Target // Designer

Black Metal Side Table: Target // Designer

Woven Chair: Target // Designer

Blush Chair: Target // Designer

Wooden Bowl: Target // Designer

Wood Arm Chair: Target // Designer

White Marble Lamp: Target // Designer

Brass Rectangle Lamp: Target // Designer

top 5 ikea dresser hacks

Lately I’ve been craving a project. Just something I can look at by the end of the weekend with excitement and say “hey, I made this!” I love our vintage campaign dresser in the guest room, but Jon and I are leaning more towards the mid century modern look these days. I believe in finding quality pieces that will last a long time, but every now and then you just want to add a few fun items without spending a fortune. It’s hard for me to justify expensive furniture when it’s too trendy, which is why I love Ikea. The styles stay current and there are so many ways to transform the basics so you get a high-end look with the smaller Ikea price tag.

Image : Paige Jones

It’s amazing what pretty paint and nice knobs can do, isn’t it? These are a few of my favorites from my Ikea dresser hack hunt. Now if only I could decide on a color…

 

Sources:  Blush // Forest Green // Mint // Sky Blue // Mid Century

I love the pulls on the mint and forest green dressers. Which one are you going to make your DIY project this weekend?

trend alert: buffalo check

Plaid for fall. Not exactly out of the box is it? You may not have noticed though…this isn’t your traditional red or navy plaid flannels! I’m seeing this clean, black and white buffalo plaid on just about everything lately and wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for how to use it this season.

Images :: Caitlin Wilson // Maritsa // Studio McGee

This print is understated but classic. You can make a real statement by putting it on a wall or large piece of furniture (which we’re finding all over the place… by the way!), but I also think there’s something nice about having a few decorative accents that can get changed out seasonally. I would usually go straight for the throw pillow or blanket, but I also think the napkins would dress up the table for fall dinner parties. Try using this print in the bedroom for an extra-comfy bed through the winter months. And if this print doesn’t work with your decor, don’t fret! There’s plenty of ways you can wear this new classic…

Sources:: Rug // Crossbody Bag // Throw Pillow // Scarf // Settee // Duster Coat // Upholstered Bed // Wallpaper // Napkins // Top // Bedding // Throw Blanket

We’re loving this print in the home paired with a deep emerald, but it also looks pretty when worn with a ruby red lip!

What’s your favorite way to use this buffalo check?

removable wallpaper round-up

With all the kids going back to school, I still have this feeling that a new chapter is starting. There’s something so nice about the fresh start that the fall brings, and I don’t know that you ever really grow out of that. Now’s the perfect time to refresh your space for the fall and winter months, and removable wallpaper is such a practical way to add style to your walls! Not only is removable wallpaper more affordable than traditional wallpaper, it is also far less of a hassle to remove once the styles change. When this product first popped up, there were only a few companies selling the stuff, and to be honest, most of the prints were pretty awful. Years later, there are plenty of vendors and patterns to choose from.

When I started looking at my favorite removable wallpaper sources and prints, they really came down to three different styles: clean minimalist designs, dramatic prints with dark accents, and then the more whimsical artsy prints. I think it really depends on where these are being used and what your overall design aesthetic is for your home.

The minimalist prints could be used all over the room and wouldn’t distract from the objects within. Try adding one of these with some natural elements around the space for a Scandinavian or modern farmhouse look.

Minimalist Sources:

Circuit / Blurred Lines / Scallops / Retro / Checkers / Spots

While these dark papers would make great accent wall decor, I think they are best used in smaller rooms like the entry or a powder bath. These areas of the home often fall flat with only a little decor, so why not make a statement with a taste of one of these bold patterns.

Dark Accents Sources:

Swansy / Dots / Aztec / Damask Eye / Pinstripe Floral / Diamonds

I love these artistic prints for a nursery or playroom. Bonus: when the kids get older this stuff comes right off the walls! Try using the more feminine papers in a well-organized closet or to line drawers in a pretty vanity!

Artistic Sources:

Daniella Floral / Land of Women / Paint Dot / Confetti / Ink Stripe / Cactus

I don’t like to play favorites, but I definitely have a few I could picture using in future projects. Which prints are you loving?

high-low: modern farmhouse dining room

This modern farmhouse dining area has my name written all over it! The white bright walls and open ceiling bounce light around the room while the wood accents bring texture and warmth. Then you add striking black accents for a modern feel. I’ll take it all please! It’s always fun finding an inspiration photo for your space, but it can be challenging to find similar pieces within a budget. So what pieces should you spend money on and which are you paying too much for? We’ve got you covered! I’ve collected some of our favorite similar finds for this beauty of a dining room in two different price points below.

Image credit: Ana Kamin

Designer rooms can climb into the 5-figure range quite easily when a client wants all high-end products, so when the high end came in under $10,000 I made it my mission to get the low end at around $1,000. If the budget would allow, I would ideally pick items for clients from both ends of the spectrum so you end up with a very well-designed room. There are items where it pays to upgrade to higher quality pieces and areas where the cheaper items will look just as great in the room. In this case, I think the higher end table and lights are worth the higher price. I’d select the less expensive mirror and brass object and would use the cheaper chairs as they give you the same look for a fraction of the price. I think the lower priced prints would look great in the higher end frames. It’s all about balancing what works for your budget and spending your money where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck! (Please note: total prices below include 6 chairs per room)

 

High Sources:

Lights / Table / Chair / Frames / Artwork 1 / Artwork 2 / Brass Sphere Object / Mirror / Grape Wood Branch

Low Sources:

Lights / Table / Chair / Frames / Artwork 1 / Artwork 2 / Brass Sphere Object / Mirror / Grape Wood Branch

 

Which pieces would you pay more for and where would you choose to save?

color mix: blush and prussian blue

It all started when I stumbled upon an article about a new cafe called Moby 3143 in Melbourne. I fell in love with the color scheme of their design and just knew I’d have to do a color mix post on these two hues.

Image Sources:     1  /  2  /  3

If you’re loving these colors too, check out a few of our favorite finds in these gorgeous shades…

With blush being the new neutral, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this combo in the near future. They make such a pretty pair…don’t ya think?

Prussian Blue: Throw Blanket | Fabric | Paper Tray | Earrings | Couch | Lamp | Dresser | Pot | Dress

Blush: Bowl | Rug | Bag | Trench | Sandals | Pillow | Wallpaper | Chair | Luggage