June 2018 | Olive and Tate

The Transition to Two Babies

The Transition to Two Babies

I've thought long and hard about how to write this post, how to really nail down how I felt about the transition from one to two babies - and now that my youngest is one and no longer an infant (and I, ahem, survived the transition), I think I might be ready to lay it all out there. 

If I'm being honest, my transition from mothering a singleton to a mother of two, aged three and under, wasn't anything like I expected it to be. In fact, it was easier. I know that's a little hard to believe but hang in there with me - and for the record, there are many days that I'm not sure that there is enough of me to go around, but the actual mothering of two babies proved to be less of a dramatic shift than when I became a mom the first time. Why? Oh, I'm so glad you asked.

When I had my first baby, I absolutely struggled. But I didn't struggle in the traditional ways - I hated the lack of sleep like everyone else but it was something I could handle, the caring for and nurturing of a baby comes naturally to me and my C Section birth recovery was very easy. 

But.

I struggled immensely with the loss of myself. The loss of my identity, the loss of my autonomy and the loss of freedom that comes with being a mother took my breath away. I felt suffocated and smothered by the responsibility of caring for and raising a child for the rest of my life. I missed spontaneous get aways and leaving my house without any prep, I missed being someone with passions and goals that were self serving, I missed being able to talk about anything other than my beautiful baby. And I wrestled with those feelings for a very long time. In fact, I never truly adjusted to those "losses" and instead had to proactively search out ways to gain back my identity and independence. I learned that the pressure of responsibility will crush you if you let it, especially if you aren't seeking to take care of yourself and fulfill your own needs. So I did just that, even if the only time I could carve out for myself was after bedtime or during nap. I continued to write and publish the blog, set goals for myself like seeing my work published on respected outlets and gave myself a break on the days when my brain was just too tired to form coherent sentences. I fell in love with renovating and designing our homes and working with my husband to create dream spaces for our family. 

Eventually, I recognized myself as something other than Gray's mom and felt like I could breathe again. I settled into life as a a full time, stay at home mom who also worked on the side doing things that inspired me and reminded me of my own talents and skills. By the time we welcomed Georgia into the world, I was prepared to handle the weight of being her mother. I knew that the outlets I had built for myself would wait for me and would be ready for me when I needed a reminder of who I was outside of diapers and formula. 

It's been well documented that Georgia's first six months were nothing less than excruciating and her entire first year was completely different than I ever dreamed. Needless to say, I struggled in the day to day of managing life with a three year old and difficult baby but that, for me, was a phase to get through. A terrible, exhausting phase that I wouldn't wish on anyone, but the feelings were very different than what I felt when I first became a mom. In that way, having a second baby was actually easier than when I had my first. 

Do we have more stuff, more laundry to clean, is it harder to get out of the house? Yes, of course. Are there days where I wonder if I'll survive until my husband makes it home or that I'll lose it if I hear "MOM!" one more time? Um, weekly. But do I worry that I can't love them both equally or that they aren't cherished or their individual talents aren't appreciated? Not in the least.

The motherhood experience is nothing short of a mind game that I'm not sure many have mastered. We all struggle, succeed and strive to do better in different areas, which makes our stories all so different but ultimately tied together by wanting to do the absolute best for our babies. My struggles were much different than I imagined but how can anyone prepare for the weight of motherhood? 

Tell me, what was your hardest transition? Being a first time mom or welcoming additional babes to your tribe? 

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

This post was sponsored by Amazon, all opinions, experiences and life hacks are my own. 

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

Ok, let's talk about Summer, shall we? 

Summer for a mom is long. Looooooong. So long that I was a bit shocked when I counted up all of the weeks our pre-school was closed for Summer break. And while we do have a ton of fun things planned, there are also going to be days (ok, fine, probably more like weeks) where we just don't have anything major on the books. And those are the days that I might be just the tiniest bit afraid of. 

So what's a mom to do to maintain her sanity and survival during the dog days of Summer?

Hack it, outsource it and simplify it. Anything in my life that can be handed off to another adult, maintained in a system other than my own brain or handled by the sound of my voice is a win for me.

And the secret to all of that hacking, outsourcing and simplifying? 

Here's the thing: if I need help around here, to say, remember that we're out of diapers, I can just say "Alexa, make my life easier" and all of my Skills will be available to me. I'll just ask the QuickList skill to add diapers to my list and I'll be all set before the next blow out. With Alexa's Skills in mind, I'm about to dominate your Summer, one Skill hack at a time. 

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

1. Keep Things Calm 
We're working hard around here to master the art of sharing our snacks, the feelings of disappointment that come when we cannot watch Trolls more than once a day and the rage incited when our sister touches our dinos, but occasionally, our emotions get the best of us. Cue the Calm Now skill, built for just for kids with the idea to walk them through techniques to calm their feelings in positive ways. It really is the cutest skill and I can undoubtably use the backup in the summer when we're all together oh so much. Methods include counting to 10, guided deep breathing and shaking your legs like you've got ants in your pants. It's playful while being respectful of big feelings and we dig it around here. 

2. Clock It 
Occasionally, we make it past the point of no return in the actions/emotions department and we need a time out. I was using our stove timer but we were having a bit of an issue with getting up to see the time, thus starting the process all over again. Sigh. Thankfully, I got my hands on the Time Out skill and let it do the time out management work for me. You can set a time out for as long as ten minutes and Time Out skill will share a reminder every minute to remain quiet. Once the time out is up, Time Out will let your kiddo know and will commend them for completing their time. 

3. Never run out of wine.

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

This should be a no brainer but after a long summer day of splash pads and wet swim diapers, no one wants to reach into their fridge and realize they're out of cheap Chardonnay. If I'm down to my last bottle, you can be sure I'll be shouting at Buttery to set up a delivery of my favorite red blend, stat. 

And because we all know the Mom World cannot go 'round with out caffeine, you best believe my voice can be heard telling Alexa to "start my Starbucks order" with every crack of dawn/unsanctioned three year old wake up. 

4. Cook outside, always.

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

I am all for any form of consuming meals that does not require me to use pots, pans or my stove, so I vote for all meals to be grilled at all times during the Summer. Bonus points that my husband prefers to be the one manning the coals, giving me a chance to kick back and relax (jokes! I'll be inside, changing diapers). We grill anything and everything from pineapple to zucchini, chicken sausages to ribs and we do our best to eat it outside, too. No dishes, no kitchen to hose down, that's a Summer win in my book. And just in case you have a stickler-for-the-rules style chef like mine, you can always ask Alexa to open the Meat Thermometer Skill and check the correct cooking temperature of any meat that hits the grill.

5. Nag someone other than me.

Summer Survival Hacks For Moms

This might be my fave hack of all, and I'm just going to leave it right here for you mamas:
You can ask Alexa to nag some (ahem, Husband) to do something (cough, take out the trash, cough).

The Start Nagging Me skill can be set to remind you of any task for any interval of time. By setting that bad boy, I don't have to deal with feeling ignored or repeating myself endlessly, I just let Alexa continue to nag until the task is done. Need I say more?

6. Have a back up plan
When all else fails, have a back up plan. We all need that one thing that we keep hidden away until things are desperate - like your offspring might tie you to a chair and no one will find you until your husband gets home from a businesses trip desperate. Enter the Play Time Ideas skill. Built for preschool to school age children, you can ask (beg) Play Time Ideas to spout out imaginative, unique play starters in an instant. Ah, here that? It's the sound of my kids wearing themselves until nap time.  

Happy Summer Solstice, mamas! 


The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies


Ok, I'll admit it: I was afraid of shorts for most of my adult life. I hate the feeling of my thighs rubbing together with denim sparking a heat rash between them, don't love anything tight on my legs and really thought all shorts wedged up in the front, no matter what.

It may take patience, but I'm here to promise you that the perfect short isn't a myth. As it turns out, a well fitting denim shorts can be flattering, comfortable and easy to wear. I hit three different retailers and tried on over a dozen pairs of denim shorts in all price points in an effort to find the most flattering pairs for all bodies and stages of motherhood. Post-baby mamas, preggos, those who rock the 3' inseam and my Bermuda lovers, I've got you all covered, complete with photos showing waist hight and fit notes! 

I'm a size 8-10/typically a Large, sometimes a Medium/5'9" 


The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Old Navy
Wearing Size: 10
Inseam: 3"
Waist: Mid-Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

I was surprised at how flattering this pair of cutoffs really is - there is a center seam down each leg but the seam doesn't draw attention or create a wider leg. The wash is a great neutral denim without whiskering. If between sizes, size down as Old Nave denim tends to stretch with wear.

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

4 Button Denim Cut Offs 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Old Navy
Wearing Size: 10
Inseam: 3"
Waist: Mid-Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

I love this pair of shorts - it's a dead ringer for both the medium price point and the high price point 4 button pairs that I'll share further down but at a twenty dollar price point. The wash is very dark and the buttons don't add any sort of discomfort but the rise is a bit higher than a typical mid-rise. If between sizes, size down as Old Navy denim tends to stretch with wear.

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

High Rise Denim Shorts: Button Front Edition 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Madewell
Wearing Size: 31 (my size, a 30, wasn't in stock)
Inseam: 4"
Waist: High Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

First, I'm sized up in this pair, which is giving the shorts a much baggier look than the model is rocking. I do actually size up on certain pairs of shorts in my wardrobe so that I have a pair or two in my closet that are more forgiving and this pair would fit the bill nicely. If you order your traditional size, the legs will not be as wide as in my photos. The high rise waist is very flattering and holds in your tummy, and the 4" rise is perfect for someone who isn't in love with a super short short - don't forget that I'm 5'9"! 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Overalls 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

I couldn't resist including a pair of denim overall shorts in my roundup! Wearing a size Large with a 3" inseam.

High-Rise Denim Boyfriend Shorts in Glean Oaks Wash: Cut Off Edition 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Madewell
Wearing Size: 30
Inseam: 4"
Waist: High Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

This is by far the most versatile pair of shorts in the round up - and potentially the most flattering of all of the distressed. A high rise flatters the mid-section and a 4" rise with a relatively wide leg flatters the thighs. The best part of this pair is the length - it allows for the leg to be cuffed or left straight. I did try on size 29 and they fit well but I did not think the loss of length was as flattering when I cuffed the leg, so I went with my regular size 30. I would stick with your regular size and if between, size down if on the shorter side.

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Modern Denim Bermuda 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Loft
Wearing Size: 29
Inseam: 8", rolled
Waist: High Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Bermuda shorts aren't typically my jam, but if you're buying a pair, this is the pair to buy. The slim leg, extremely dark wash and cuffed leg is slimming and creates a clean line. The rise is high, perfect for running after babes, etc. I will warn that a Bermuda can cut the leg visually and make you look shorter than you are, so be sure to try them on if it's your first pair in this cut! 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Tie Waist Utility Chambray Shorts 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Loft
Wearing Size: Large (should have sized down to a Medium)
Inseam: 3.5"
Waist: Depends on how you choose to size, but a slouchy mid-rise  

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

This belted, wide leg pair will work perfectly for anyone with a bump or transitioning into that post-baby wardrobe. If you fall into either of those categories, go with your traditional size, if you aren't in the middle of baby making, size down. The waist is a combo of elastic on the sides, a button fly and a tie belt so the fit is incredibly comfy and loose, especially on the rear. This is the perfect throw on and go pair.

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies


The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Loft
Wearing Size: 29
Inseam: 3"
Waist: Mid-Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

This is absolutely the most flattering and elevated pair of denim shorts on this round up. I would suggest everyone have this pair in the closet to feel put together and slim. Dress it up with a wedge or down with an espadrille and this short can really go anywhere. It has more of a trouser cut, if you will, with a tab fly and two pockets instead of the 5 found in traditional jeans. If you're not sure that you can/want to pull off a pair of denim shorts, start here, you'll thank me! 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Button Front Denim Cut Offs

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Loft
Wearing Size: 30
Inseam: 3"
Waist: Lower Mid-Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

I own this pair and wear them constantly! The rise is the lowest of any in this round up but keep in mind that I'm a mom of two so what I consider a "low" rise is probably what most would consider a mid rise. They wash and wear really well but the leg can roll up a tiny bit at the bottoms during wear. They are also on the shorter side and just 3" but I don't feel that they are hard to wear, just something to keep in mind!

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies


The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Retailer: Loft
Wearing Size: 8
Inseam: 3.5"
Waist: Mid-Rise 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Preggo and post baby friends, this pair is a must for you! The darker wash is crazy flattering and the elastic waist with drawstring (and tassels!) will be comfortable and easy as your size fluxes with baby. The legs are frayed but stitched above the fray so they won't get stringy and the leg length is ideal. This would be my go to pair to pull on after the splash pad, so these might just end up in my closet! If you're pregnant or post-delivery, wear your traditional size, if you're not expecting, size down. 

The Best Denim Shorts For All Bodies

Motherhood Q and A: A Roundup of FAQ's on all things Motherhood



Tonight I was feeling the call to write a good old fashioned, throwback style motherhood blog post - the kind that used to pop up on this space all of the time but has since moved over and made way for room designs, out of state moves and house flips. Because I'm a little rusty on the motherhood topic, I sent out a call to my Instagram community, asking for those burning questions desperately needing answers from yours truly. As it turned out, there were a ton of questions and I responded to each one, basically writing dozens of mini blog posts. I thought I would post some of the most common questions and my answers in a roundup here on the blog and one or two of the conversations will be turned into their own blog posts in the coming weeks. If you have any questions that I didn't answer, leave them in the comments and I'll do another roundup! 

Q: Any tips on potty training?
A: Um, well, I used the Three Day Method - downloaded the book on my phone and moved us into the playroom (that had play mat flooring and a baby gate so pee wouldn't end up all over the house) and ended up stumbling on the "right" method for my kid. It clicked with him fairly easily at home, less so at Mother's Day Out/school, but he got there. I'm sure my cosmic payback will be sending my second child off to college in pull ups. 

Q: How do you get friggin' veggies into you kid?
A: He eats chips and salsa Lunchables pretty much three meals a day, so he eats tomatoes. Mission accomplished.

Q: What are your eat/sleep schedules?
A: Gray has started waking up at some ungodly hour (before the sun rises, so early) and getting into bed with us so I will say that our sleep schedule is "non-existent" and would classify the amount of time we spend sleeping as "not enough". We did Mom's on Call with Gray religiously and with success but Georgia basically lit her schedule on fire and threw it at me, so she does what she wants. Our OK To Wake Clock is currently on it's way to us via Amazon Prime and if that doesn't work, we'll have to bribe our eldest to stay out of our bed until sunrise. 
Food is currently a battle with Gray as he eats like two total things but Georgia eats all of the things, all of the time. If we go to a restaurant, she eats her full kids's portion and then her brothers as well. I would love to say that we have a great meal time routine but honestly, I'm just hanging on for dear life.

Q: How do you make mom friends since you move so much?
A: My friends live in my phone! Blogging has brought me my very best and closest friends and they live all over the country, so I have them with me all of the time, if not in person. In all seriousness, I'm an introvert and so I don't really seek out too much in the way of in-person friendships. I will say that once my kids were in school/mother's morning out, I found an amazing community of mom friends in Greenville (and I miss them dearly). Here in Charlotte, I actually already knew quite a few people since I lived here as a young twenty something - so I had friends from college, a bridesmaid and blogging friends to call as soon as we moved in. But prior to Gray starting school around 16 months, I didn't have a single mom friend who lived near me, and that wasn't ideal. I wrote a post once on the types of mom friends that every mom should have (and where to find them) and they were inspired by my Greenville crew. 

Q: How do you balance "you time" and date nights with two young kids?
A: I'm not sure that we/I do! We definitely did not make time for date nights or for ourselves for the first 6-7 months of Georgia's life so I think we're starting to get back into a grove now that she's feeling better and this move has settled down. I think with the second child comes a bit of peace of mind about certain things that doesn't exactly come naturally with the first child, so we are able to leave them with a sitter with less anxiety. We have learned to schedule our plans around the kid's bedtime to make things easier on everyone so a date night usually looks like Justin and I doing the kid's regular dinner routine, putting Georgia to bed at her normal bedtime (6pm) and doing Gray's bath time and getting him into pj's. Our sitter will pop in at 7, giving her just an hour to chill with Gray until his bedtime. Georgia never wakes so our sitter only has Gray to worry about and he loves the one on one time with her, so it works out nicely. 

Q: How did you know you were ready to have a second baby?
A: We weren't! I got pregnant on accident with a baby that we lost - after that, I desperately wanted a baby to fill that void. We had planned to wait until Gray was three to start trying for a second but our babes are exactly three years apart instead. 

Q: Will you have more babies?
A: Hard pass. That's a no for us. We are very much done: every single time I change a diaper I count how many months I think I might have left of diapers....I threw away all of the bottles the day Georgia turned one.....we are starting to travel to Zika ridden countries again.....and everyone finally sleeps through the night. Our baby days are done! 

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For All Body Types

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

Truth be told, I don't think I've ever received more emails and comments than I did when I posted the swimsuits I wore on our recent anniversary trip. I totally get it, buying a swimsuit is a nightmare. You either order online and cross your fingers or stand in front of a horribly lit mirror in a fitting room, hoping for a not so terrible outcome. Add in a desire to accommodate a post baby body, a large rack, a need for full bottom coverage and, you know, something you can actually move in, splash pad style, and finding such a suit feels like an impossible task. By some stroke of luck, this swim season has been kind to your's truly and I've managed to secure four suits that fit the bill for my body type and current needs (read: no cutouts or places for one of my boobs to pop out while I'm pulling the baby from her headfirst dive into the fountain at the splash pad). I'm rounding up each suit with fit notes, my sizes and suggestions for how to make them work perfectly for you. 

My body stats: 5'9", size L/30 in bottoms, size M/L in tops, Bust is DDD

As a bonus, each of these suits comes in under $45 - and two are under $25! 

Wearing: L 

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types
| suit | hat | cover up similar |

I will never get over how cute this striped one shoulder suit is!  Somehow, the ruffles don't add bulk to the bust and the lines are strategically placed to narrow the waist. Considering the price point (under $15!) I had zero expectations but this suit is now my all time favorite. 

Fit: I'm wearing a Large 
The top has cups but no wires, the legs are cut fairly high and the bottom has medium coverage. The single strap is wide and thick so that it doesn't pull or leave marks, even with a large bust. If you carry your weight in your tummy, you may want to size up as I think the torso might be the tiniest bit short. The high cut leg is crazy flattering but may take a minute to get used to because it will show the tiniest bit of skin that a classic one piece might not. You can see my exposed tan lines in the top photo for reference! 
The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

With thick straps and full coverage bottom, this suit required no adjusting throughout the day - and I wore it on our adventure day, just to really put it through the ringer! If you have a large bust, I highly recommend this suit, it does not have wires but does have cups and the strap across the back adds bra like support. The tie is just for show and won't leave you exposed, although my one year old does love to rip it from the grommets given the chance. 

Fit: wearing a Large
Runs true to size in my opinion with full coverage and great support. A great, go-to black one piece. 

Wearing: M

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types
| suit | sunglasses | 

This suit comes in both red and black but I highly recommend the red! It's the perfect shade and since the suit is so flattering, it's a win-win. The cups in the top are a little difficult to shape just right around your ladies but they can be removed if needed. Again, this suit is wire free but the two thick straps provide great support.

Wearing: M (8-10)
Fit: I should have sized up to a Large (12-14) because I do think the torso runs very short on this suit, making it a little tricky to get into the criss cross straps. I made it work but would suggest considering going up a size unless you're petite. I also think the bottom might be a bit cheekier than the other suits on this list but not to the point of being uncomfortable or inappropriate. It is very flattering around the midsection and emphasizes the bust without adding to it. 

Wearing: 12


The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types

The Best Budget Friendly One Pieces For Mom's of All Body Types
| striped suit | dress |

I love the criss cross back on this suit! The stripes are flattering to the midsection thanks to a seam cut across the diagonal and the rear coverage is perfect. Plus there is something about blue and white stripes that is just so classic, you know?

Fit: wearing a 12
I suggest sizing up if between sizes on this one. Also, be aware that this suit does not have cups or wires and does have thinner straps, so it probably takes the most work of all of the suits to get your chest just right in the top. If you are on the hunt for maximum boob support, I'd skip this one!

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Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

This post is sponsored by Tarkett NA; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It's amazing to me how much my priorities have changed with each and every house we move into - four or five houses ago, I always set out to unpack and settle our master bedroom first so that Justin and I would have a "retreat" in our home. Well, two babies later and our bedroom is, without a doubt, the lowest priority space in our home. Nurseries, big boy rooms, playrooms and bathrooms now all take precedent over our adult hideaway. But after our anniversary trip, I came home inspired to create a vibe in our bedroom that reminded me of our favorite hotel in the world - the Four Seasons Anguilla. The decor and architecture combine a modern vibe of sleek whites and sharp angles with natural elements like light, soft wood tones and woven textures. 

Here's what our room liked like when we moved in....




And what it looks like now, with a fresh coat of paint (Ice Cubed Silver by Benjamin Moore on the walls and Dove White on the ceiling, trim, shutters and doors) and a little decor upgrade:

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

This space had a few unique challenges as a result of it's unusual shape, size and door placements. Quite honestly, placing the furniture was tough and we ended up snagging a new dresser that was much shorter than the one we owned and upgrading our end tables to two petite dressers to compensate. 

And then there was the issue of rugs. 

We didn't own a rug that would fit the shape of the hardwood area and couldn't find one that was long enough but not too wide. I had somewhat given up when Tarkett asked me if I wanted to give their Tandus Centiva custom rug line Design Shop and Configurator a try. Once I realized I could design a rug online in 5 steps, using custom measurements to fit our space, down to the color of the border thread, I hopped on that ASAP.

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

We chose a gorgeous, gunmetal grey rug with a woven texture that Justin says reminds him of a big, chunky sweater. I love how soft it is underfoot (and under crawling babies!) and how much it visually anchors the space. As a bonus, the carpet is made of commercial grade carpeting which is perfect for our high-traffic bedroom (anyone else have a family bedroom? We couldn't keep our kids out of here if we wanted to!) and all rugs ordered via the Design Shop arrive within 15 days.

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva




I scored the dark grey antelope pillow covers and the khaki and white french knot lumbar pillows at a local design boutique's tent sale last weekend and love them so much! The dark grey throw pillows tie in our new rug and the knotted lumbars add a touch of sophistication to the natural rattan chair (another crazy steal, linked at the end of this post!)

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva


As a treat for ya'll, Tandus Centiva is offering 25% off all area rugs designed via the Design Center Configuration with the code SPRINGBLOGGER! If you've been hunting for a custom area rug to warm up a space or need a floor covering in a tricky size, I cannot recommend the Design Center enough - there is a shade available that reminds me of a classic jute but will be much softer underfoot, perfect for a playroom or family room. 

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

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Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva


Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva


Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Master Bedroom Reveal with Tarkett-Tandus Centiva

Believe it or not, we have a little renovation work to do in this space (hello, new master bath!) so keep an eye on our Master for our next round of demolition! 

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