Serena and Lily Thank You Event: Today is the perfect time to snag on that home purchase you’ve been dying to make for months (you know the one that is saved in your cart!) Read on to see my favorites from the sale, what we’ve been doing around our house, and what I am eyeing (and a sneak peek of our office makeover!)
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Serena and Lily. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
SERENA AND LILY THANK YOU EVENT
While we haven’t had many huge DIY updates lately, we’ve been “tweaking” the house with lots of little updates–including a lovely kitchen upgrade during naptimes! These are manageable little projects that really provide a lot of change for minimal effort.
As you know, we plan to renovate our kitchen; but, in the meantime we wanted to update our kitchen stools to something more comfortable. During Serena & Lily’s Thank You Event, it’s the perfect time to make that purchase you’ve been wanting to make (and save 25%!)
In years past, I’ve always used these sitewide sales from Serena & Lily to save on something I’d been eyeing for months (or years in this case with the kitchen stools!) Last year, we purchased THIS WALLPAPER (click here to have a sneak peek of what we are planning for the office makeover). The year before that, I used the sale to stock up on linens for Jack’s bedroom. And the year before that, I used it to buy blue and white crib linens and twin sheets for our baby boy nursery.
So let’s go those updates! Below each picture, I’ve linked products to get a similar look or exact look (all 25% off!)
After literally pining after these kitchen stools for years, we now have the amazing Chevron Riviera Kitchen stools. While our kitchen set-up isn’t forever (we plan to completely gut it and reconfigure the layout so it’s more functional), I won’t lie. I love the view seeing these gorgeous chevron stripes next to my blue and white bookshelves around the fireplace! We plan to get one more for Caroline down the line.
They tie in perfectly with the Greek key lamps, and coordinate with our breakfast area curtains, and really bridge the gap between the two rooms making it feel like one large great room.
Chevron Riviera Stools use the code THANKFUL for 25% off sidewide
JACK’S ROOM UPDATES
This summer (while I was 9 months pregnant,) my amazing husband and mother-in-law wallpapered Jack’s big boy bedroom with Serena & Lily’s Acadia wallpaper. The only problem…we only did one wall and now I want to do all the walls! The beautiful handpainted stripes are soft enough for a little boy’s room and versatile enough for a big boy room that will age with him as he grows up. They have a touch of navy in them that coordinates with the navy accents around the room, and the french blue in his bedding.
And they coordinate perfectly with his Serena & Lily bedding (discontinued but you can get a similar print here). I’ve always loved his nautical themed room, and the stripes really pull it all together!
We also revamped our playroom storage with these gorgeous La Jolla storage baskets La Jolla storage baskets (we have two of them in the playroom). We use them for dress-up so it’s light things only in there (and gentle on the beautiful seagrass!) With the exception of Jack trying to pop out of them like a rattlesnake a la Indiana Jones, it’s been a great improvement!
MASTER BEDROOM UPDATES
If you missed it here, we also revamped our master bedroom for when it’s in use for guests. This fall, Evan and I took Caroline to a blogging conference hosted by our advertising network and my wonderful in-laws stayed with the kids. It’s always easiest for the kids to sleep well when they are in their own beds, so we made our master bedroom up ready for them.
I also took the chance to get new guest towels, and these bath sheets couldn’t be more luxurious feeling!
KIDS BATHROOM UPDATES
With our guest refresh, our kids bathroom also got a mini-upgrade! I replaced the orange DIY roman shade curtain with ones we used to use in our master bedroom (see how to make your own DIY Roman Curtains here), and we replaced all the towels, and added a lovely La Jolla basket to store toilet paper (just don’t tell Brooke!)
We also replaced the lime green floor mats to a super plush white bathmat from Serena & Lily–something even our dog/ housesitter commented on!
And don’t forget that this Bar Harbor mirror is also 25% off! We replaced this mirror a year or two ago during a 25% off sale, and I’ve been smitten ever since! It made the room and pulled together all the components! They also have a floor length version!
LIVING ROOM UPDATES
With the passage of time, I find that my tastes have softened. In place of solely navy blue, I’ve started to embrace light blue as well–and it was these Blakely shams from Serena & Lily that made me do it! And I absolutely love them! They tie in perfectly with our sitting room chairs and the DIY Greek curtains. I’ve even added a few blush pillows and made it a theme for this year’s Christmas tree!
Shop all my favorites here:
1- alpaca throw / 2- montecito pillow cover / 3- albion pillow cover / 4- mayne pillow cover / 5- granada pillow cover / 6- winter beach pillow cover / 7- blakely pillow cover (what we have!) / 8 – west shore pillow cover / 9- auckland pillow cover / 10- oakview pillow cover (what we have!) / 11- jetty pillow/ 12- palomino alpaca throw
What am I eyeing, you may ask? Well, to be honest, I can’t get this brand new dresser (it’s the dreamiest color) and this console table out of my head. Although having grasscloth does scare me a bit with four kids to be completely honest. Just this morning, I found a little surprise from one of the kids with some ink written on the back of one of the chairs. I think I know exactly who did it (and we will have a serious conversation).
For the most part the kids are incredibly respectful of all the furniture and nice things in our house. The hardest wearing rooms in the house are by far the family room and the kitchen, which take 75% of the wear and tear. But the Riviera stools hold up well and are wipeable (thank goodness!)
Now, don’t wait because the 25% off sale won’t last forever! This is even bigger than the Friends & Family Sale!