Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Updates Around My Apartment

It's been a little while since I've shown you an update of things around my apartment, so I thought I'd do that today! I just got these plants for either side of my TV. I felt like the gallery wall's asymmetry needed to be balanced out with something symmetrical, and these plants were the perfect thing! 

I try to change out my chalkboard saying every few weeks. This week I'm reminding myself of grace! My chalkboard is found here. 

I found a vintage desk last week for a great price. I'm obsessed with it! My little office space is coming together!!

Fresh flowers by Spring Sweet are always a reason to smile. If you happened to catch our little segment on Fox Channel 17 news last Friday, then you would have seen these blooms on the show! We had so much fun chatting about the Bloom Workshop. You can watch the clip here

I'm starting to read Bread and Wine. I love it so far! My purple huckleberry candle is my favorite smell ever!

My gold pouf is one of my very favorite things in my apartment. Every house could use a pouf! :)

Some fresh tulips for the dresser in my bedroom makes my room feel so happy-- even in the midst of some seriously cold weather.

That's what's new in these parts! Have you made any new changes in your home?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

On My Desk: West Michigan Client Living Room Design

Happy Monday, all! How were your weekends? I spent the weekend away at a winter retreat with our youth group. It was a ball of fun (and super cold!)

This past week I've been working hard on pulling together details for a few client's homes. I just love the way one of my client's living room's is coming together, so I wanted to share it with you! We are doing the entire bottom floor of Angela's house, but the living room is becoming my favorite (okay, and the entry way, too!)

One of the first things I do after meeting with a client to hear about their space and the direction they want to go, is create an inspiration board with pieces I think will work well in the room. These are always just the foundation items (like a couch, table, etc.) This is a starting point for both me and my client, as I show it to them and let them give me feedback. Right after I emailed this inspiration board to Angela, she replied with "I love everything!" That's a pretty good starting point ;)

While construction on the house continues, we have been ordering pieces for the living room and it's making some good progress! The above couch came last week and it is so gorgeous, I can't wait to show it to you in a picture. The nailhead trim makes it look high-end and gives it that special detail. I also can't wait to throw some custom designer pillows on it, sewed by my grandma. Our pillow cover business, Lilac & Grace, is so fun to run together. I love that each of my clients get a custom look on their sofa.

Once some of the other major items come in, we will start accessorizing with pieces that offer a bit more color to spice it up. The pillows will be in the blues, turquoises, and gold palette. Here are some other accessories we will be adding:

I can't wait to show you more as the space comes together.

If you are looking for design help with your home, I'd love to step in. Whether you're looking for an hour consultation to help start the ideas flowing with a second pair of eyes, you are far away and want virtual design services, or you're in the West Michigan area and want in-home design services, I've got you covered. If you're interested in where some of the above pieces are from, I'm happy to help you get them ordered. I'm currently running a winter discounted special, so email me at hello@michaelanoelledesigns.com for more information! 

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Finds: Sweaters, BIG Sales, & Valentine Gift Ideas

Happy Friday! I'm rounding up my favorite finds for you this week, most of which are ON SALE! My favorite.

1. J.Crew is having an end of year sale! Extra 40% off sale styles using code ENDOFSEASON.

2. J.Crew Factory is also having a sale on new arrivals...so these deals are amazing! (Prices as marked.) Their men section is great, too! McCann gets a lot of clothes from here. And by that I mean, I get McCann a lot of clothes from here ;)

3. The Loft is having a tag sale with sweaters for only $15.99. I MEAN, seriously. This is crazy!! get.on.it. Here are some faves:

4. West Elm's sales are out of control. Almost everything is on sale! My favorites:

A pair of my favorite curtains are on sale that I just used in a client's space! Stay tuned-- this whole home tour will be coming to you soon!!
Andrea Pesce Photography

5. Is it too early to think of Valentine's Day gift ideas? I hope not ;) Besides the something creative I will do for my boyfriend, I also want to get him something he can use. Here are some ideas for the guys:

Here are some ideas for us gals!

Nordstrom is always my go-to for gifts because they have the best gift guides!

6. Lastly, BaubleBar is my favorite place to get jewelry. You get 15% off on your first purchase, too! 

Those are my favorite finds for this weekend. Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend! We are taking the youth group kids at church on a winter retreat. Can't wait!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Insta Style

It was so fun to read all you comments about home organization and routines in yesterday's blog post! Thanks for chiming in :)

If you are on Instagram, you might be wondering what the little tag @liketoknow.it means. Well, friends, it's a simple little tool that allows you to shop my style (and other bloggers' styles) straight from your email inbox. Here's how you sign up...

1. Sign up for LiketoKnow.it right here.
2. Like an Instagram photo of mine with the link.
3. You get the product sent straight to your email.
4. Shop your heart out.

So easy! If you were signed up and liked any of these photos on my account, you'd be sent all the details in a matter of seconds.


Hopefully that helps cut the confusion and is a great tool for you to use on not only my Instagram, but also lots of others! I love using it to find new products I see in blogger's homes or wardrobes.

Happy Thursday!

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