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Tablescape Tuesday: Coastal Console Table Design Plan

I’m back with another Tablescape Tuesday series today.  Last time a simple refresh of my coffee table had me encouraging you to rearrange yours as well.  Today I’m talking about another table in my house.  Specifically the console table at the top of my stairs in the landing area.  You can see the console table in my living room here.  Although it looks a little different these days.

I knew from when we first viewed this house the exact table I wanted to use in the landing at the top of the stairs.  However, since the movers put the table in place, I haven’t done much with it at all.  Our whole upstairs hallway area is pretty bare actually.  Now that most of our bedrooms are completed, it’s time to pay some attention to this area upstairs.

I’ve put together an inspiration design plan with a ton of resources if you are looking for something similar.  But before we get to that let’s start with the bare bones before photos.

Console table design plan, coastal themed console table with resourcesThis table is at the top of our stairs and right outside our master bedroom.  Other than adding a few books, photos, and a plant I really haven’t done much with the space or table.

console table decor, console table mood board, decorating a console table, console table artconsole table decor, console table mood board, decorating a console table, console table artI think I’m looking to make this area a little more cohesive and less hodge podge-y.  Carrying the coastal theme that’s throughout the rest of our house to this common area is important for cohesiveness.  I also like having some family photographs here because I don’t have a ton throughout other places in my house. However, I want to streamline the frames and get all matching photo frames.

There also used to be a great mercury glass lamp on this table, but after breaking the matching one in the living room I moved the one from here to my living room console table.

Here’s the design plan and links to the resources.

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I want to use a large piece of art above the table to utilize the wall space.  The one in the design plan is great because of it’s abstract, coastal look and colors.  I also found a ton of other options on Minted.  Like this one, this one, this one, or this one.

I love the Minted Art section.  It’s great if you’re looking for a specific piece of art and they do a great job of showing how the art is going to look with other frames.  After picking your art, there are options for matting, frames, glass, and sizes.  It comes shipped right to you just as you chose.  I also love that you get a lot of information on the artist and can see all of their other work.

I’d love to bring back a mercury glass lamp to the table and found one similar to what we had before on Wayfair.  I plan to keep a plant on the table for some greenery and life.  I found this ZZ plant at Ikea and highly recommend them since they are really hard to kill.

Like I said before streamlining the photo frames is on my list to do and these simple silver matted frames from Target are perfect.

I plan to keep some books here as well, but want to bring in some more of the blues and greens that are in the art print so these geode bookends are perfect to corral the books and bring in those colors.

So that’s the plan, now to get the funding to make it all happen.  Thankfully this area has sat untouched for so long, I’m not really in a rush to get it finished.  Now that I have sourced out what I want I can wait for sales and coupons to get the things to complete this tablescape.  Once it’s done you know I’ll do a follow up post showing you how it all turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be on the lookout for more real life parties and some back to school posts over the next few weeks!

 

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Vintage Baseball Themed Nursery Reveal

Happy Friday!  I’m so excited to share this vintage baseball themed nursery with you today because we are just about a week out from meeting the little guy that’s going to occupy this room!  We’ve been working on pulling this room together over the last few months and I’m happy that it’s done before his arrival!Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorIf you know my husband and I, you know that we’re kind of crazy baseball fans.  Specifically St. Louis Cardinals baseball, so coming up with this theme for our baby boy was a no brainer.  However, I didn’t want the room to scream baseball and be brightly colored, so the vintage or rustic aspect has helped keep that in check.

The lighting when I was taking the pictures isn’t the greatest, but you’ll get the idea.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorThis is literally my favorite view in the entire room.  I’m obsessed with the baseball american flag art!  We purchased it from Etsy after deciding that would be much less of a headache than trying to make it ourselves.  I’m pretty sure it was the best decision we could have made.  It will totally grow with our little boy and can be used in so many other places in our house if he hates it as he grows up.

My husband did a great job of painting the accent wall.  I love how deep the Navy color is.  The paint is a Behr paint from Home Depot, but it was color matched to Sherwin Williams color Naval.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorBaseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorWe got this super comfortable chair from a friend that was upgrading her daughter’s room to a big girl room.  I love the history it has and that I’ll get to use it for years to come with our little guy too.  The baseball hanging art was purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorBaseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorOn the opposite side of the room from the crib is a bookshelf and gallery wall.  A significant piece of the gallery wall is missing until after the baby is born.  We don’t like to tell names until after the baby is here to avoid receiving any opinions.  So you’ll have to check back on Instagram to see the name initial that is supposed to go in that spot.

I’m also thinking that I may add a couple more things to the gallery wall.  We’ll see how it evolves over time.  The bookshelf is from World Market here, and it’s on super sale right now.  Get it while it’s cheaper, it’s super versatile and could be used all around your home.

I used some red wire baskets from Hobby Lobby to contain toys and blankets.  I also reused nautical baskets from my daughter’s nursery to hold hats and, swaddles, and burp cloths.  Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorBaseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorBaseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorProbably my second favorite thing in the nursery is this lamp.  I found it at Homegoods because I was looking for a large glass container to hold used baseballs.  When I found this lamp and the opening was big enough for baseballs to fit inside, it was a win-win.  I get lighting and the look of baseballs in a glass container.  We were able to get a big bucket of used baseballs off of Craigslist super cheap which was nice.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorA really amazing friend found baseball books, so those obviously had to go in the nursery.  The painted baseball mason jars are from my baby shower and were diyed by that same amazing friend!  You can get similar handcrafted baskets here if you’re interested.  Who doesn’t love buying something that’s going to give back.  Buying from the Field of Dreams Uganda organization is going to give hope to kids throughout Uganda.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorOnto the closet.  We received literally two years worth of hand me downs from a friend.  We have no shortage of clothes around here.  Although we did have a shortage of clothing storage space, so we had to get a little creative in the closet.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorWe added two stacked three drawer RAST dressers from Ikea to one side of the closet to hold all of the clothes we have. After a quick paint job and switching out the drawer pulls they are more on theme. The dressers keep all of the clothes tucked away and ready for little guy to grow into.

Baseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorBaseball themed nursery reveal, vintage baseball themed nursery, baseball decorOn the other side of the closet we diyed some hanging bars and used the tucked away space on the side as a place to hang any clothes that didn’t have to go into drawers.  Doing something like this, especially in a nursery or kids room, is a great way to make use of typically wasted closet space.  We did something similar but with shelves in my daughter’s closet and it makes a world of storage difference.

So that’s pretty much it for the nursery.  I’m so glad the nursery is done and now it’s just waiting for our little guy to come check it out.  Only about a week left and he’ll be here!  What’s your favorite part of this reveal?

Hopefully soon, you’ll also get a reveal of the new big girl room we are working on after moving the crib into the nursery.  It’s a pretty fun room!

 

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Tablescape Tuesday: Coffee Table Refresh

Wow!  How long has it been since we’ve had a Tablescape Tuesday?  A long time!  Today’s is super simple too, but it’s funny how getting one new thing can make you look at things totally differently.  That happened when I got a new tray for my coffee table.  I’m loving how the new tray made me do a little coffee table styling refresh. But I especially love the outcome!

I’ve seen tons of pins like these on Pinterest with inspiration and how to’s for styling coffee tables.  They are a great resource that are pretty detailed but simple with how to style a coffee table.

Coffee Table Styling How To

The basic concept for coffee table styling is to use the following items:

  • A tray to corral things
  • A candle
  • Something living (plant, flowers, etc.)
  • Varying heights which can be done through books or objects
  • Something odd shaped

That’s it, sounds simple enough right? I think if you can utilize at least three of these things you’re doing pretty good.  I mean you have to have some place to actually put your coffee on your coffee table right?

So here is my interpretation of how to style a coffee table.  I was doing most of these things before, but this whicker tray really amped up the texture of my coffee table.

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coffee table styling, coffee table mood board, how to decorate a coffee tableI just love the chunky woven whicker of the tray.  A couple decorating books are typically on my coffee table or in my living room.  I recently picked up a new candle from Target and it smells amazing.  I would link to it, but I pulled the label off pretty quickly after I got home.  At this point, I can’t even tell you what scent it is.

Thanks to hosting a party, I had some leftover flowers that I rearranged into a smaller vase for the coffee table.  The finial was picked up from Marshall’s years ago.  Places like Homegoods, Marshall’s or Hobby Lobby are great places to get something a little quirky or oddly shaped.

We also have about a million tile coasters, but I especially like the ones we picked up on our trip to Maui when we lived in Hawaii.  They are from this little wine tasting room that had the cutest grounds.

Coffee Table Styling Resources

If you want to give your coffee table a bit of a refresh I’ve rounded up some great options for you.  I highly recommend starting with a tray.  It’s the base of everything else.  Here are three that I think would be great!

Hello gold handles!

If you want that whicker look, this tray is perfect.  Especially if you have a wooden or darker coffee table.  The washed out whicker would offer some great contrast and texture.

Love these trays because they are reclaimed.  So they won’t be exact or like anything else.

Coffee table books are great to have.  You can’t go wrong with decorating books.  Here are a few I recommend:

If you have a passion for something definitely get coffee table books in that genre.  It’s more entertaining to look through books of things you have an interest in.

I hope these few tips have been helpful and the resources give you a place to start on your own coffee table refresh.  Just remember to add a few of the items from the styling how to and you’ll be enjoying your coffee table just as much as me.

 

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