Friday Finds: Lace Top, Sweaters & Jackets

Happy Friday! I'm stopping in with some fun finds today...let's get started!

1. Anthropologie is having a 30% off SALE items! Use code XTRAXTRA for your discount at checkout. I love this lace tank for under $40!

I LOVE these sweet tea towels that just went on sale in 3 different colors:

2. Nordstrom sale section is greaaat! I love this wrap cardi:

This floral dress is under $30 (WHAT!) and it's perfect for fall with tights and boots!

At over 30% off, this jacket could come in realllll handy if you live in the arctic like me (okay, I live in Michigan... ;)) I love the quilted gray look!

3. Serena & Lily is having their fall sale which is up to 40% off! 

This circle cut pillow is so cute and under $40 now!

That's all for today! TGIF :)


10 Ideas to Try for Halloween

Halloween is this Saturday-- WHAT?! Which means the next day is a new month (and happens to be my birthday!) While Halloween has never been my favorite holiday, I couldn't help but round up a few cute ideas, projects and DIY's to try this week!

1. Jack-o-lantern Mango Guacamole

2. DIY Plaid Pumpkin

3. Last year, I changed out white candles for gold ones and kept pretty fall flowers in my home!

4. Sequin Pumpkins

5. DIY Fall Flower Arrangement

6. Decorating your Fall Mantel 

7. Fall Leaves DIY

8. Apple Blackberry Hard Cider Recipe

9. Front Porch Decorating Ideas

10. Apple Cider Donut Holes

Have you done anything to decorate for the 31st?!

Have a wonderful day!


Inspired Room Tour: My Dining Room

I'm so excited to give you a little tour of my favorite room in my apartment, as a part of The Inspired Room Home Tour in celebration of Melissa's new book launch. My favorite room is probably my dining room (which is also connected to my living room and kitchen.) I love the vaulted ceilings, so I accentuated them with long, gold patterned curtains. Because the space is tiny, I had to get a custom table made. I actually drew out the design for a local handy man who made it for me! Then I found a pair of chairs, a small buffet for dining / entertaining storage and hung some metal work art. To continue adding height, I dressed the buffet with candlesticks and set my favorite gold tray on there along with pretty cocktail glasses.

Another thing I love about this room is the amount of light it gets. There's also been some fun times around this table-- I adore having my high school girls come over for bible study, I loved sharing meals with my mom when she visited, and it's always a treat when I make dinner for my boyfriend and I, enjoyed at this table. Breaking bread with your people is something to be cherished and not forgotten.

Melissa's book, The Inspired Room, is such a gorgeous coffee table book, but aside from that, it's filled with helpful design insight, her decorating process, sweet anecdotes and inspiring pictures of her home. Last week at Bloom we had a cocktail party celebrating her book launch and I was giddy to finally get my hands on the book! So much love went into these glossy pages. Friends, you're going to LOVE it. And yep, that's copper/gold foil on the front cover!! Dying.


DETAILS | Book / Metal Art: Pottery Barn, sold out but this is similar / Chandelier / Wood Table: custom, but this is similar / Dining Chairs / Buffet: Vintage consignment / Gold Tray / Goblets / Striped Straws / Curtains: Crate & Barrel, sold out but these are a similar look. 

Melissa is inviting all of us to post a room tour of one of our favorite rooms in our house and then enter it to win a $300 gift card to Anthropologie right here!

Pre-order your copy of The Inspired Room HERE! It releases November 1st (what a fun birthday! ;)) Today you can go visit these other bloggers' room tours:
City Farmhouse
Domestic Fashionista
Wicks Nest
At the Picket Fence

Happy Wednesday!


25th Birthday Wish List

DETAILSchecked sweater / gray dress / oatmeal cookie candle / 2016 calendar / baking book / heart socks / booties / flower iphone case / oh lola perfume /

I can hardly believe I turn 25 this weekend (November 1st!) I guess this is when life gets really serious ;) Since I am busy on my actual birthday, we will be celebrating it this Friday or Saturday. I'm excited to spend the weekend with my boyfriend, who I haven't seen in a week or so because of both of our business trips. He said he's taking me shopping for a new sweater-- the best kind of birthday present :)

Since winter is upon us here, I need a few things to keep warm in the freezing months. I found a few at Anthro I'm loving! I also really want a yummy candle, some warm socks, a new iPhone case (mine broke!), a new perfume, and maybe a new pair of booties. Fun little things!

While my mom was visiting me here in Michigan a few weeks ago, she got me this adorable skirt and lace top as an early birthday gift. I ended up wearing it to Bloom Bash last week and loved it!

That's my wish list! Here's to year 25 :)

Happy Tuesday!

Bloom Bash Seattle is Here!

The day is finally here! Today is The Bloom Workshop's first TWO day event and it's in Seattle. I'm so excited to be in my old stomping grounds! Seattle is where this little blog was born and where the feeling of wanting to serve others through design was confirmed over and over again. You can follow along with the event on Instagram via #bloombashseattle or @bloomtheworkshop. Or my personal account, of course! It's going to be lovely.

Calligraphy by Jenny Sanders of Graceline.

We only have ONE workshop left for 2015 and it's in Chicago! Find out all the deets and register here.

Happy Thursday!


Client Progress: Family Room Touches

I'm excited to show a few updates to a client project with you today! For this client, we are sprucing up the look of many rooms in her home to give it that "complete" feeling. With 3 young girls, things need to be practical, yet sophisticated. Today I'm giving you a peek at the family room transformation.  For perspective, we're doing a good old fashioned before & after (well, almost done!)


Because the leather couches are new, my clients decided to keep them and instead just brighten up the room in other ways. She wanted to add some color, pattern and interest. She told me she had the foundation pieces, but the room has never felt cozy, decorated or finished. Here's a look:

I measured, came up with a design plan and then we executed. Here's the space today:


We added a long off-white Trellis Mirror to brighten up this wall above the leather couch, made custom pillow covers to dress up the pair of sofas and hung some fun curtains to tie it together.

And one more sneak peek of the TV wall. It's totally transformed! This was the design plan and this is how it turned out. Looks just like the rendering :)

I shared this update on Instagram the other day:

Now instead of the TV sticking out as a dark black box on the wall, it's surrounded by beautiful artwork, framed in a gorgeous, metallic frame. The new media console is more substantial, taking up more space and completing the look.

Can't wait to get the rest of the house finished and photographed for you to see! It never fails: just a few simple additions can dramatically change the look and feel of a room. It went from house to home with pillows, artwork and some added color and pattern :)

*** If you're looking for design services, I'd love to hear from you! I'm now taking on new clients. Please email me at hello@michaelanoelledesigns (dot) com

Happy Tuesday!


Friday Finds: Sweaters, Scarves & Boots

Happy Friday! I'm gearing up for going on a trip to Seattle next week for Bloom. I can't wait to go to one of my favorite cities! But first, I'm sharing a few of the best sales around the web.

1. J.Crew is having a 30% off sale on sweaters, outerwear, and tee's! Use code LAYERUP for the discount at checkout!

2. J.Crew Factory (yes, this is a real thing!) is having a 30-40% off sale as well. Prices are as marked. I found so many cute items, including this adorable plaid scarf:

Use code EXTRA30 if you're getting something that's in Clearance for an extra 30% off ;) Fo

3. I love this simple sweater from Anthropologie (and it'd be adorable with the scarf above!):

If you're looking for some favorite sale finds from Anthro, here are my picks!

4. These cute boots are now on sale!

5. UPDATE! Anthropologie is having a 20% off full price apparel sale this weekend only! Use code FALLFUN for the discount at checkout.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!


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