Friday, April 18, 2014

Amazing Boho Chic Interiors


You guys!  I have a fun treat for Friday.  I honestly feel like I've been hiding under a rock, but I recently connected the dots to realize that many {and I mean MANY} of my favorite interior designs were by the same person.  Amber Interiors.  She is amazeballs.  Like, talk about patterns, colors, textures galore.  I am obsessed with her spaces.  Intrigued?  Let me lead the way...






Do you see what I mean?!  Amazing eye candy...your welcome!  Be sure to check out the rest of her site...she's always blogging about design tips and tricks and has an awesome shoppe too!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

xo natasha

PS...last chance to enter to win an adorable top or onesie for your little!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shopbop Sale: Last Day for 25% Off!

Today is the final day for Shopbop's 25% off sale!  I scoured the site last night to find my favorites...many of these have been on my wish list for a while...LOVE this dress, and those heels...and that tote!



Simply enter INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout for your discount!

Have you splurged on this sale yet?!

xo natasha

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Design Showcase: Awkwardly Shaped Living Room


Kendall contacted me regarding her awkwardly shaped living room.  She and her husband {along with her three dogs} recently moved in and she's looking to find furniture that will fit the new space a little bit better.  Here's more from Kendall:

We recently bought and moved into our house and our family room is the that has given me the most trouble. As you can see it is long and narrow. We aren't able to attach our sectional because of how narrow it is. We have been looking at getting some new couches. We have also thought about mounting the tv in the middle of the wall that it is on now. 

My style preference would be light and airy with some color mixed in. Eventually we will do hardwoods in here and new light fixtures are next on the to do list. 

I would love to keep the budget pretty low or even DIY some things.




Perhaps the more challenging detail about this space is not really the space, but the placement of the entry ways and how wide they are.  It doesn't allow for a large couch or sectional.  Luckily, there are a lot of compact options out there!





First, I think Kendall should consider a smaller sectional and move it closer to the middle of the room. The side table and lamp should nest between the couch and the wall. By moving the couch closer to the oppose wall, it takes advantage of the long narrow room and makes it more functional This way, they're closer to the TV and I would suggest putting a small console table behind the couch with a fun piece of art above it. On the wall where the TV is, I would move the media console to the middle and have a shelf on one wall and a sitting chair on the other side. Anchor the room with a fun coffee table and I think they'll be amazed with how much more functional the room is.

As for the DIY aspect, I love the idea of making some of the pillows, like the ampersand and LOVE pillow.  Another fun idea, might be to make your own print for above the sofa...whether you blow up a print or paint it instead.

I hope this helps to spur some fun ideas!

xo natasha

PS...there are still a couple days left to enter to win a cute Hen & Co top or onsie!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

San Diego Weekend



This past weekend, we got to escape down south for my best friend's baby shower!  It was so fun spoiling her and baby Nixon!


Me and Ethan with my best!


Of course, Minted helped to bring all of the decor together!  


And Ethan made a new girlfriend...notice how he's attacking her with a hug, and simultaneously patting her on the back!  ;)


The other fun thing about going to San Diego, is that Ethan gets to see his Aunt and Uncle...notice what a stinker he is here...oy!


But Auntie knew how to win Ethan over with fun toys...


And cute dogs!


We had a blast and already can't wait to get back!

And in case you're wondering, we checked out Haggo's Organic Tacos {thanks Alexa!} for lunch, Fish 101 for dinner and Swami's for breakfast...all of which I would highly recommend!

xo natasha

PS...don't forget to enter to win a super cute tee or onesie for the little one in your life!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cutest Easter Shirt + Giveaway!


Can you believe Easter is less than a week away?  Actually, you probably can because it's so late this year!  In anticipation, I ordered the cuuuutest Hop Hop shirt from Hen & Co.


It definitely got Ethan in the Easter spirit!





Look at those bunny teeth!

And Kendra is super sweet because she is giving away a onesie or tee-shirt of your choice from her shop!  Simply visit her shop and be sure to enter the widget below for a chance to win!  I'll announce the winner on Easter Sunday.



a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks for entering and good luck!!

xo natasha

Friday, April 11, 2014

Baby Shower Weekend


The tables have turned and now I get to celebrate my best friend's baby shower this weekend! 


You may remember her wedding recap here...she's having a sweet baby boy...and of course, I could not be happier for them!


The sweet invitations are from Minted...naturally!


Of course, we're also excited for some warm weather, the ocean air and spending time with the ones we love!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

xo natasha

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Design Showcase: Gray & Yellow Master


I was recently contacted by Debbie regarding her master bedroom.  Since it's a brand new home, they're just settling into the space and figuring out what direction to go in.  You'll notice that the space is pretty large, which can often make you want to fill the space with furniture and decor.  Sometimes though, it's nice to let the room breathe a bit {something I'm still trying to learn myself!}.  Here's a little more from Debbie:

We just built our house not long ago, so excuse the mess! The room is big and I'm unsure where to go with it. We did just purchase the end tables, bureau and dresser, so I would obviously keep them. Also, this is the paint color we chose. It is Benjamin Moore, "Ashley Gray." 

Basically, I don't know what to do with the empty corner spaces and wall decor, and would be open to new bedding!

As far as colors go, I am really open to anything. Right now we have very little color. The comforter is an orangey/brown pattern, and that's the only color we have. We would probably keep the sofa we have in there, but could bring in some more colors with pillows or a throw or something to match bedding. Also the lamps are really old from Ikea and are just a neutral color and really don't look good, especially with the cream panels. So I am open to any color. I try to keep it gender neutral and not have it super girly for my husband. 

My eye tends to go towards warm/darker things with pops of color. I would like to avoid bedding that is all white if possible. With little kids...you know how that goes! We are young, I am 29 and my husband is 28, so we like a lot of modern looking decor, but also affordable!

One big thing I would like to accomplish is just basic wall/dresser decor that I get so confused about. I know I'd definitely like something over my tall bureau, and I'd also like to put some accents on the dresser below where the TV is mounted (the wires under the TV are in the process of being hidden behind the wall..we just moved in not long ago). I also get confused about what accents to put in the open corners, as they seem to look so bare.





The nice thing about this space is that Debbie has most of the furniture she wants to use int he space, so my job was purely integrating decor and a couple accent pieces.


Pillows: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

This gorgeous painting was what I based the rest of the decor around.  I love the grays, purples,whites, and yellows and added some silvers to pull the rest of the room together.  Since the room has gray walls, I thought a white tufted headboard would serve as a great focal point.  Additionally, the white lamps and mirror over the bed would help set off the dark furniture as well.  I see the poufs going at the foot of the bed and the nesting tables going alongside the sofa.  Last, the candles and jewelry box would make great accents on top of the media console.

I really love this color palette and glad that Debbie was on board with it too!

xo natasha
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