Finished Master Bedroom + Fabric Giveaway

November 26th, 2014

Midweek greetings friends!  This will be my last post this week since the next four days I’ll be focused on food and family! I was able to put the finishing touches on the master bedroom at the Las Vegas house this week, and I’m so happy with the result ~ I think it’s a nice balance of masculine and feminine, traditional and modern, layered neutrals coupled with navy and green accents.  

master bedroom centsational girl

I bought a pair of Oxford writing desks to use as nightstands, they’re higher and wider and offer plenty of room for lamps and reading material. The room is 16 feet wide so they help to fill the space under the windows on each side of the bed. The rug is inherited from Matt’s grandmother, the wall paint color is Quiet Light by Glidden.

master bedroom his side

It’s easy to get dehydrated here in the desert, so I couldn’t resist a pair of his and hers water glasses, they’re from HomeGoods and the tray is too.

 his hers water glasses

The gray linen headboard is a Better Homes & Gardens product at Walmart. The navy sheets are from Bed, Bath and Beyond, the linen tufted bench I found at thrift store for $40, it was a brand new donation from a local furniture store and a total score! (Here’s a similar bench for more.) The navy lumbar pillow is from HomeGoods, the gray border duvet is from Crane & Canopy.

master bedroom cg

I really love this ceiling fan, I prefer fans with three instead of five blades and this one is the Minka Aire Koa Wood fan with a light and three speed settings, necessary for hot summer nights in the desert! I also purchased an 18" downrod to extend the fan lower since the ceiling slopes up higher.

master bedroom koa wood fan


The Oxford writer’s desks come with a half shelf underneath, but I switched them around to provide for a full shelf on the left side and no shelf on the right, leaving room for a desk chair on that side.

It’s a great little spot for myself or a guest to work on a laptop. I painted the trim on the drawers for contrast and substituted brass ring pulls. The white fretwork chair is from Overstock, the gorgeous gold faceted lamps are from Lamps Plus.

medallion window panels writers desk


desktop clock and vase


brass ring pulls on drawer


The fabrics for the accent pillows and the window panels are from Online Fabric Store, with them I sewed basic rod pocket panels and followed these steps for the zippered 24" accent pillow covers.

medallion pattern window panels


accent pillows


Sources if available: gray linen headboard / writer’s desks / gold lamps / gray border duvet + shams / pillow fabric / window panel fabric / bedside clock / ceiling fan


This week Online Fabric Store is giving away two $100 online store credits to their online shop! To be eligible to win one of two $100 shop credits…

1) Visit Online Fabric Store and pick a favorite fabric for your next decorating project, then name it in a comment on this blog post.

Giveaway ends Sunday November 30, 2014 at midnight PST. Two winners chosen at random. By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Online Fabric Store is having a huge Cyber Monday sale, find the details here:


Wishing you all a very


Be back on Monday!

Gift Ideas from Etsy

November 25th, 2014

This week there are competing ideas swirling around in our heads: gift giving and turkey dinner making! I love the handmade quality of gifts from Etsy, they’re more unique than big brand items which add that extra special touch.

It’s a few days until "small business Saturday" but don’t let it stop you from shopping small business now! Here’s a look at some of my favorite gift ideas from Etsy. 

gifts for couples etsy

mr & mrs glasses / personalized cutting board / popcorn flavoring sampler / etched ice bucket / ice cream spoons

  etsy gifts for him

monogrammed leather shaving kit / natural beard balm / iphone speaker made from reclaimed skateboard / man cave personalized bottle cap catcher / spatula bottle opener combo / personalized multi tool pocket knife

  gifts for her etsy

geode necklace / 2015 spotted day planner / monogram necklace / fingerless cashmere gloves / cuff bracelet / scarf hanger

   Find more lovely gift ideas in my 75+ Favorite Shops, many I’ve featured before!

P.S. Is anyone else shocked at how big box stores have completely taken over Thanksgiving? I saw Kmart is opening is doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and so many others on Thanksgiving afternoon. Ugh! Makes me crazy…