The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Monday, January 16, 2017

{ Rustic Romantic Cottage Style Spring Bedroom Inspiration }

Oh heyyyy Monday!!! Welcome back guys & thanks for dropping back in on the blog..Today I'm popping on here real quick to share something that I do around this time every year- A Spring Bedroom Refresh-. Something about January has me always wanting to spruce up & refresh our bedroom with some calming simple spring touches! This year I did add in some warmer spring throws because let's be honest it's Michigan & will still be chilly until April most likely! I wanted a super romantic cottagey vibe with lots of whites, greens & of course a few neutral vintage/ warm cozy goodies thrown in! I think the reason why I crave a cooler & calmer spring room after Christmas is because Christmas decor is so cozy, but also can be really HEAVY! Spring is all about fresh airy spaces, right?! Anyways I'm sleepy & y'all are probably sick of my rambling at this point haha..Come see what I put together for you guys!

I love the clean white textured bedding paired with some simple pretty greenery & farmhouse style throw pillows! The green plaid throw is pretty much what brings the whole space together & then the  candle holders add that bit of rustic romantic style! I added in the sign because it added that bit of vintage cottage charm & well it kind of just all tied in together! I think I might be painting our room soon & thinking this might be our new room decor & design inspiration..Hint...#staytuned!

P.S. How cute is that "cozy" throw?





What do you guys think about this spring bedroom inspiration? What do you do to spruce up your room for spring etc.. & when do you start decorating for spring?? Leave me some comments below :)!

Wishing you all a lovely Monday!



As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

{ Cottage Style Blue & Tan Check Wintery Dining Room & Decor }

I can't believe it's the middle of the week already..I hope you all are having an amazing week! Today I'm back to share another room on our little "Winter Home Tour" room by room. The dining room is today's post & I'm so excited to share this simple, yet refreshed & cozy cottagey winter space..whoa that was a mouthful ha! I had bought this blue & tan check runner at a local shop { my favorite to be exact } last year on sale & never ended up finding the right time to use it..typical!! Well while I was refreshing our dining space for winter & removing the Christmas I spotted this runner hoarded in my runner drawer { is that even a thing haha }. Again, I looked at it & thought ehh blue not going to work, then threw it down & actually loved it!! It adds that pop of wintery rustic color & something to our simple tablescape of a farmhouse basket, rustic pine, burlap placemats & some vintage dishes piled up! See the full space put together below!!!

I kept it really simple with the black leather parsons..I usually switch the chairs out in the winter to the larger white parsons from +IKEA USA  ,but decided to leave them as is after Christmas this year! I added the faux white fur pillow from +Target  I got for $5!


All of the greenery is from IKEA with the exception of the little rustic pine on the table that is from +HomeGoods !



This cozy little wintery hutch is pretty much my favorite in our kitchen right now! It's simple & filled with the cutest little vintage goods!







The blue & tan check went so well with the vintage crocks & gold edged dishes! Most definitely screams cozy winter decor right?! The runner is from the Dixboro General Store for $10!!



I love how some of the simplest items can warm up any space! Truth be told I love decorating for winter..It's so cozy, rustic & SIMPLE!!! How do you cozy up your home for winter? Any tips are welcome below :)!! Hope you all loved this & gathered some decor inspiration..See ya soon!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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{ Industrial, Utility, Modern & Rustic 3 Step DIY Light Fixtures from MICHAELS!!

Hey everyone & happy Tuesday!! I'm currently sitting here at 5am typing with a huge bandaged thumb after I literally took 3 layers of skin off of it with a razor that fell, a tooth that was chipped from chewing gum & if anyone knows me personally reading this you know how freaky I am about my teeth.. Oh & my husband blew a fuse while plugging his dang diesel in haha..Fun night right? Happy 2017 to me?.. Ahhh, but because I loveeeee my job so much & I needed something to get my mind off of things I thought I'd blog the coolest thing I've spotted in a chain store in a longggg time!! Now, I know some of you might say this isn't that "new" but it's new to me & our +Michaels Stores  location, so I'm sharing today!!! Be aware there are no "pretty" pictures, but more of an informative post for you all...& seriously I'm pretty obsessed with this new line they have put out! It's simple, affordable & super trendy for just about any style!  

So I was out last Saturday night tooling around with my sister & we happened to pop into Michaels which I haven't shopped in a while..Just as we were heading out I noticed they updated & reconfigured their store so I had to walk down the front isles..Well, as soon as I spotted this new 3 Step DIY Light Fixture collection I grabbed my camera out & had to blog it for you guys!!! When I say this collection is literally an easy 3 step process..it TRULY is!! I love how cute the set was, simple & informative, and affordable/ versatile!!



H o w  T o:

  • Choose your Bulb
  • Choose Cord Color/ Style
  • Pick your Style Light { 4 styles with different sizes to choose from }




The assortment of lights are awesome!! They range from utility/farmhouse style to vintage mason jar styles etc.. !



The cords are super easy peasy & come in either black or white! I believe they are under $15 too with a 15ft cord!



Okay...true story the vintage inspired light bulbs are my most FAVORITE part about this new line!! I love them & the different styles they offer!

**So what do you guys think about this new DIY Light line from +Michaels Stores ? Have you used this line yet or plan to? I think a new dining light is in our near future haha! I hope you guys liked this different kind of post...It's nothing too pretty, but so inspiring & hopefully informative!!

Happy Tuesday!!

 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose
 





Monday, January 9, 2017

{ Decorating your Fireplace for Winter Neutrally }

The last week I've been slowly cleaning & organizing/ putting away all of our Christmas decor & getting rid of a few things etc.. While the Christmas is organized & put away now, I did leave some rustic neutral winter pieces out for a bit longer for winter. Ours winters tend to be really long here in Michigan so whyyyy not make the best out of them with some cozy wintery goods styled in your home?! A few days ago I mentioned during a "sneak peek" post HERE that I was going to be doing a few blog posts on specific areas in our home decorated for winter! Today I'm back to share our super simple & rustic fireplace decorated for winter with some thrifty/ post Christmas mixed in goods etc.. I basically shopped the house for everything I used to decorate with in this post, because lets be honest I'm already planning / buying items for spring!!! Speaking of spring I have some exciting news about one of our post from a few months back that I'll be sharing soon ;)!!!! Anyways come see & grab some ideas on how to style your fireplace for winter!



I kept most of the stuff I had for Christmas out, but just moved things around like this wreath! I have two & decided I liked it here & just setting it here while cleaning & redecorating! I picked it up at +IKEA USA  for under $2 a few years back!



**You can see some more winter decor & tips for decorating after Christmas HERE


The sign was a DIY a few years back..I love how simple it was & it gave some height to the mantel! It's just resting on the chalkboard tag baskets from +Walmart  !


I love how soothing it looks with still being cozy & rustic which you all know I love! Although I love winter { yes, I'm one of those people haha } I will say I'm excited to get this winter either going with tons of snow, or just have it be over, and have spring/ summer hear already! I typically dislike the month of January, February & March, but once the New Year gets going I start looking forward to the summer here in Pure Michigan & spending time at our family cottage with Mark, our pups & my sister!! I didn't spend anything on this mantel, but stay tuned because I'm already hoarding spring goodies haha

 


What do you guys think about decorating neutrally for winter? Do you decorate with color or more blues etc.. for winter? I hope you guys liked this post..P.S. I'm soo sorry for the quality{ waiting on another new camera haha}. 

Wishing you all a lovely Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Thursday, January 5, 2017

{ Cottage Style Simple & Cozy Winter Decor Sneak Peek, Ideas & Announcement..}

Welcome back to TQS, I sincerely hope you all are having a lovely start into the New Year!  Talking about the New Year etc.. like I said in a previous post isn't really my thing, so today I'm sharing what I've been up to in our little cozy suburban cottage as far as winter decor goes!! I'm going to be sharing each room individually soon & then blogging my first full - WINTER HOME TOUR - after, but today I wanted to check in with you guys & throw out some simple ideas since this is the week that most are pitching the Christmas & getting back to regular seasonal decor! I always seem to go with extra cozy & warm decor after Christmas to kind of warm the house up & fill in the bare spots Christmas decor left! Adding extra fresh pine greenery all over is definitely one of my favorites! Come take a little sneak peek at some spaces I decorated for this winter season below!



I just added a smaller more wintery wreath to our barn door divider & added some new chalkboard writing..Stay tuned for another little DIY that might be added to this door! The wreath is from +Michaels Stores  a few years back on clearance! I added the little white ribbon bow!


I just love this little DIY hutch of ours! It's one of my most favorite pieces to decorate with because it's so simple & styles perfectly! I honestly didn't do much but add some thrift store rustic pines my sister picked up, added some glassware & of course a few vintage goods! I'll be showing the full hutch soon! 


This is probably my most favorite space to show you guys! It's our lower level aka family room & it came together so nicely after Christmas! It's simple, super rustic & cozy, and YESSSS I left our big tree up bare with just white lights on! Truth be told I actually love the tree not lit even more down in this space! The simple rustic semi flocked look makes the space super wintery & cozy next to the little fireplace!


I kept the antique plate wall because I love the wording on the sign { close up soon } for the New Year & the plates are passed down from my gram & the gold trim looks so wintery!! I added the tan & dark blue check runner & just some old crocks for now...


I'll be showcasing this super neutral upstairs living room fireplace on the tour as well! You can see more inspiration for winter here HERE


What do you guys think about these wintery touches I've added so far? 
Be sure to check back in for each room individually blogged & then our 2017 Winter Home Tour!

Happy FRIDAY!!! 

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose







Wednesday, January 4, 2017

{ Farmhouse Style Goods for Every Room of your Home + Ideas }

Hey guys! Today was the day that sadly most of our Christmas decor went away..which was sad because my Christmas crazy self loves everything cozy & cheerful Christmas brings! I did however manage to keep one of our largest trees up in our lower level, because it's super rustic & I just left it bare..I mean pine trees for winter decor check checkkk hahaha! Anyways so as I was putting all the cheery & cozy Christmas decor & pulling out some items I noticed a trend.. Not only was I basically redecorating for Christmas with winter goods , but I also was pulling out all farmhouse & cottage style items{ or treasures as I like to call them} to warm our little suburban cottage back up! I always go for cozy style items, so I thought I'd blog some of my favorites! I put together a bunch of goods that can be used in almost  every room of the house! These items are for the most part neutral & can be found at all your local chains like +HomeGoods  , +Marshalls , & +Michaels Stores !!





I love that "grocery" sign! I actually just helped a friend out with her home & we purchased one of these for her kitchen/dining space! This is where I got the inspiration for this post...Not everyone knows where to purchase these goods or how to cozy up their home in farmhouse or cottage decor so why not blog how/where?! 


I hope this list of things was helpful for your farmhouse & cottage style decor! I know people still get a bit confused on where to get these goods, because lets face it this is still a semi newer trend etc.. What do you guys think about these style goods? Do you use any of these items in your home? Where do you get them? Let me know in the comments below!

Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose


Monday, January 2, 2017

{ Easing into Winter with some Simple Tips & Decor Items }

Happy 2017 everyone!!! I'm so excited to dive into this fresh new year with some new personal goals, career goals & just life in general! I didn't want to come on here today & just talk about the new year & resolutions because let's face it everyone does that right after the 1st & it actually drags me down a bit! I wanted to do something a little different { typical on TQS } & talk about something a lot of people struggle with including myself- DECORATING AFTER CHRISTMAS!! It's that weird transition that you just can't totally go one way or another..Too cold/ bare to start decorating for spring { at least here in MI } & everyone is basically over Christmas decor..So what to decorate with? Today I'm sharing some pictures from our own home decorated for "winter" using a mix of leftover Christmas goods, junkin finds, wood, wreaths & good ole' pine trees!!!





P i n e  T r e e s / P i n e C o n e s

 

This is probably my favorite thing to use to decorate for winter with!!! I'm a lover of greenery & pine trees so I always pop a few up in the house after Christmas!! I usually don't even need to dig them out because I'll just use the ones I had out for Christmas & take the bulbs/decorations off! I love the simple rustic look of a pine tree & it's perfect for wintery decor. You can find the mini rustic pine trees from your local +Michaels Stores  or +Hobby Lobby  for usually under $10!!

P.S. the bulbs are a bit too holiday for me so I'll be removing those, but everything else will stay or be tweaked just a bit. Love now having to worry about putting tons of Christmas way this year..and that's coming from the 'Christmas Crazy" me haha!


N e u t r a l / N a t u r a l  D e c o r

This piece is the perfect example of styling something so simple, naturally & well thrifty too! It screams Christmas & with only a few thrifty items! I just added some old wood window frames stacked, +IKEA USA  greenery/ $1 wreath & a +HomeGoods  picture! The table legs, crock  & tree were all free or thrifty finds! The $5 tree will stay a up a bit longer just bare, because it's wintery! I'm actually not dreading putting Christmas away this year because I went more wintery than anything! Most of our upper level can stay up well into January..score right?!

 **See this cabinet makeover HERE

L a n t e r n s

I love using lanterns in the summer & winter both honestly! They're so versatile & they help add that cozy rustic farmhouse/cottage look while being useful too! I just popped these little ones on this mantel behind our slipcover sectional & I love how they look. These are just little LED ones I got for $2 each from Family Dollar.  I have a huge chandelier lantern in our upper living room as well that coordinates. 


You can see from these two pictures & the others that I move & shuffle goods so much in our home. All these items doubled as winter + Christmas ,and using them in different spots just added more looks!


D i s t r e s s e d  W o o d

 Distressed wood items decorated with simple greenery are pretty much a staple in the winter at our little suburban cottage! The old rustic chipped wood creates that cozy cottage charming look while the simple natural greenery looks so natural & effortless paired with it!  Most of our chippy wood pieces were junkin finds, but you can also paint & chip/distress wood super easily as well with a wire brush & some dark wax!



R u s t y / V i n t a g e   G o o d s

Another one of my favorite things to add around our home or leave out depending on that year's Christmas decor..VINTAGE GOODIES! I love using items like skis, rusty skates, old buckets & crocks to display or mix in with the greenery or wood to add cozy warmth!


The vintage skates, metal toolbox, rusty candlestick holder & skis were all free junkin finds!

  

-These skis were a free find & I use them almost every winter..I love the rusted hardware & the wood aspect..The lit garland will be taken down soon or I'll just leave some greenery, but without the lights on etc..!

T h i c k   P i l l o w s

This is a given, but pillows make so much of a difference through each season & holiday! I love adding thick cozy pillows to our sofas to add a ton of texture & warmth/coziness! I had these pillows out for Christmas this year & just took out the"holiday" themed ones out after Christmas! I did recently switch out this sectionals pillows for all grey & white, but they're all still very winter without being Christmasyyy!


What do you guys think about our Christmas decor doubled as simple winter decor too?? Do you decorate for winter? What do you love to use? 

****Shop some of these alike items HERE

Wishing you all a lovely Monday & fresh NEW YEAR!



As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose
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