Category: Home Decor

Back Porch Redo

lately we’ve been workin’ hard on our back porch area! I am a total outdoor girl and love to be outside, especially when the weathers nice! Since were getting into fall I’m determined to have our little area all set up! Linking things below that I’ve recently purchased!

Eucalyptus Wreath | $35

Wreath is 20in

Decorative Moss Balls | $11

Set of six.

White Dough Bowl | $21

Wood Bead Garland | $12

Artificial Potted Grass | $15

– SIMILAR RUG CHOICES –

5 Seat Sectional | $757

White Cord Cover | $10

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Apothecary Jars

Incase your wondering who took the cookie from the apothecary jar, it was me 🍪 😜 anyone else have apothecary jars all over their house? It’s my favorite way to fill up some empty space! they are perfect for the kitchen, bathroom or even some built ins! I’m sure you can guess what my favorite thing to put in them in the kitchen is – this girls weakness is a good cookie! linking a bunch of affordable sets here for y’all (most come in sets of 3) and I thought it would be fun to tell you guys what I normally fill mine with!

Most of the time in the kitchen I round stack my big jar with Oreos, and put candy or something with the season in the smaller one. In the bathroom I fill them with bath salts, bath bombs, soaps & natural bath sponges! I change out my Oreos for a lighter cookie, the oatmeal feels more summery, I know that sounds crazy… I kinda am!

The things you fill them with are mostly for show, so they don’t have to be expensive! Honestly, I have to keep peoples hands out of the jar because my Oreos have been in there for like 4 months lol!!! I have to tell people omg those are for show don’t eat them!!! Haha! Because of that, I normally buy the cheaper cookies, no ones really eating them!

– GET THE LOOK –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Krista Cheramie Co.

Easter Table Setting

Decorating my table for holidays is one of my favorite things to do! Sharing this years look with you guys and a few other cute Easter decorations! Everything is on sale right now so grab it while you can!! Some of my stuff is on prime so it will definitely get to you before Easter!

I’m also tagging my Easter wreaths because I found them online as well!!

p.s. – I have used these little wreaths on my plates for years, so they are something you can use time and time again!

I’m pressed for time, so just linking everything in the sliders below!

– EASTER TABLE –

– OTHER CUTE DECOR –

Let me know if y’all have anything I can help y’all with!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Light Change up!

We recently changed out a bunch of light fixtures in our house & it got me thinking about how much something so little as a light fixture can totally change a rooms vibe/feel! It can make it more elegant, more relaxed, more boohoo, more whatever your going for!

When I moved in with Ryan, his house had a very industrial farm house feel, if you’ll just go with that! He did an absolutely fabulous job at decorating/styling his house, so of course changing things up are by no means a necessity. I remember the first time my friends came over for a crawfish boil & they were like “oh chels you won’t have to do anything to this house if you move in” of course I was like yalll shhhhh your going to embarrass me! Pahaha! Anyway, even though the house doesn’t need any changes -we both are into redoing things (which makes for a problem pahahaha) and since I’ve moved in the house has taken a more French farmhouse vibe!

I was amazed at how changing the light fixtures in the bathroom gave it a completely different look, and same thing in our kitchen above the island!! Buying 4 lights cost me about $500 and to me that’s a pretty good deal on lights + a room vibe change!

here’s a before (picture on right) and after (picture on left) of the bathroom light fixture. It sounds crazy but the lantern pendant gives a more open feel to the bathroom and definitely gives it a more Frenchy feel!

Linking some new fixtures we got below that I found for amazing prices! And then in the slider below I’ll add some that I love/think we’re good finds!

Lantern Pendant | $125

This is our bathroom light that is over both sinks! They have a few different finishes!

Empire Chandelier | $195

The light we just purchased and installed over the tub! I am OBSESSED with this chandelier, I love the beading and think that under $200 is an amazing price for something like this!

Distressed Lantern Pendant | $175

we replaced super industrial looking lighting over our island in the kitchen! This gave it a completely different look and feel! I love how these are not polished and it gives it a more worn in look!

– OTHER PICKS-

That’s all y’all! Happy lighting! If you guys ever want a second opinion or help picking out anything having to do with decor or interior design let me know, I would LOVE to help!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Krista Cheramie Co

2018 Fall Tablescape

So, if you’ve followed along for a while now you know that decorating is one of my favorite things ever!

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Halloween has fallen through the cracks at our house lol! We didn’t even pull out one scary skeleton! Of course we have tons of pumpkins, but that’s about as spooky as it’s gotten!

This year Ryan allowed me, out of the kindness of his freaking heart, to include PINK in my life (my dinner table life that is). Y’all I was shocked and amazed when him and Hayden got home to see our table fall ready and they didn’t make a peep about the pink napkins!

Anyway, me and Ryan found this GIGANTIC pumpkin at home goods! I searched for something similar online but couldn’t find it.

HOWEVER, you could definitely do this at home with a smaller size pumpkin. Ryan made our kitchen table and it’s actually a little obnoxiously big lol – so on a regular size table you should definitely be able to find a pumpkin that fills out the area!

We ran to Michaels and found greenery that we liked and created a “nest” (if you will) around the pumpkin! Obviously making it look like it was sitting on a bed of flowers!

I can’t lie. I love this tablescape this year – I love it even more because it’s perfect for thanksgiving too! With planning a wedding, my time has been so consumed so I love the fact that I won’t be pulling this down in a few weeks and redecorating! Double holiday decor for the win!

Tagging all the goodies on my table below incase y’all want to join the blush table linen movement with me!

– SHOP MY TABLE-

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

puppy love portraits

Hey yall! Happy Tuesday! Today I’m hopping on to share something I know y’all will love because apparently my blog lovers are also major dog lovers!

How ADORABLE are these paintings y’all?! A friend of mine Amanda had one of Febe made YEARS ago and when I moved into Ryan’s I thought it would be cute to have them made for Fara & Rouxe as well! These are cute little water color paintings and the lady that does them recreates the photos SO WELL!

The price point is perfect if you ask me! They are $40 and I am linking them HERE all you need is your favorite photo of your pet on your phone! These come from Italy but the shipping is normally super quick!

Also linking the picture frames HERE they have a more cool wood tone, more ashy! These are also 8 x 10 size!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Krista Cheramie Co.

Not Your Everyday Dog Bed

Hey y’all! Happy Thursday! Sharing the CUTEST Dog beds with y’all today! .. okay so some aren’t technically dog beds but my dogs love them! And let’s be real, how many of us actually ever find cute dog beds?!

I discovered these one day online (they are technically just floor pillows) and though okay, those would be WAY cuter on the floor in the den over some dumb dog bed from pet co! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found a cute one here or there before but that takes some searching!

If your like me and you want the dogs to be able to relax in the den with you and not always be on the sofa then you want something that matches the flow of the room & doesn’t scream DOG BED.

So, here are some of my picks I’m excited to share with y’all! The first set is my exact beds that are pictured!

Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow | $37

The color pictured in our home is the “light gray” it actually looks a little khaki to me. The dogs absolutely LOVE them for some reason lol! The fact that they are floor pillows is nice because I feel like it gives them a lot of comfy cushion!

Shag Donut Bed | $39 – $129

Ranging in price for different sizes! Also comes in taupe! I love this because it would like nice in a room since it’s shag as opposed to being a print or a solid color. It’s a dressed up dog bed!

Velvet Floor Cushion | $49

Same sizing & type as the one I have but velvet. Color pictured is silver and I think that’s the most neutral color that would match any room but it also comes in other colors!

PupRug | $119

Yalllllllll, I am OBSESSED with this bed. I am getting it when I have the opportunity lol! We have no where to put it in the house right now but maybe for the camp?! I absolutely love this because it doesn’t look like a dog bed AT ALL and these type of rugs are so in right now! There are tons of pictures from other people if you click the link to compare what colors or shape you like!

Chenille Floor Cushion | $34

Different fabric and more color options then the ones pictured above.

Velvet Pillow Pouf | $66

Comes in this color & a turquoise! Very cute if your allowed to have blush colors in your home, which I have to sneak in my home 😂.

Plush Faux Fur Bed | $39-$99

Ranging in price for different sizes as well! I love this bed because of its fur look, again not looking like your everyday pet bed! It comes in tons of colors and the link will show you more pictures from other people as well!

Some of these might seem more pricey then your norm but I think ya worth it for a nice look! Remember, happy pups, happy life 😜

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

All Blush Everything

Happy Sunday y’all!! I don’t know about everyone else, but the weather in Louisiana is made for a LAZY Sunday! I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s all about the BLUSH and anyone whose been following knows that’s my favorite at the moment!!

If you’ve read along you’ve known my opinion about the blush trend. I LOVE IT. However, I know it’s going to be short lived. With that being said there are ways I like to incorporate this into my decor without getting crazy i.e. making crazy priced purchases or purchases/changes that would be more permanent. Also, I can’t go crazy because Ryan & Hayden probably cringe at the sound of sight of the word blush at this time and Ryan has said numerous times that blush is not allowed in the house. But even my fool proof tricks for keeping it subtle yet TOTALLY present have still fooled him (okay, he definitely notices I’m pretty sure but he lets them stay there & that’s what matters!)

Subtle things like throw pillows, touches of pink flowers in numerous spots, a throw blanket, a blush vase or even a cute pink book thrown on the coffee table can bring it out in a room! I even have pink salt on display in the kitchen pahaha!

I know a lot of others have been wanting to incorporate this into their decor so I wanted to share some ideas with you guys that you can do and I’ve been doing around my own home!

– PILLOWS & THROWS –

H&M | $9.99

Urban Outfitters | $49

Bed, Bath & Beyond | $24

World Market | $29

Urban Outfitters | $49

Bed, Bath & Beyond | $24

Target | $29

Pottery Barn | $29

Target | $19

Target | $19

– FLORALS –

Wayfair | $57

Wayfair | $24

– DECORATIVE BOOKS, FRAMES, VASES & CANDLES –

H&M | $24

Shopbop | $20

H&M | $9.99

Kate Spade | $28

Horchow | $55

– BATH SALTS & SALT –

Dr. Teals | $5

Bed, Bath & Beyond | $5

Goop | $50

– KITCHEN WARE –

I love these cute plates & cups, it would be cute to leave things like this out on the table to pull some pink into the room!

World Market | $29

World Market | $15

– CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, RUGS & CURTAINS –

I would absolutely LOVE to be able to incorporate a rug with some pink tones in the house, I absolutely know this is not happening however – a girl can dream right?! These pieces would make a BIG statement in a room for a reasonable price. These are things you won’t be sad you spent $200 on 2 years down the road if it goes out! An inexpensive rug or curtains can be easily replaced!

Target | $99

Target | $170

World Market | $29

Target | $69

Wayfair | $44

World Market | $349 (set of 2)

CB2 | $199

Hayneedle | $149

World Market | $699

Target | $99

There ya have it! Great options to adding a little blush to ya life! Almost everything here is pretty inexpensive & will look great in any room! Need any blush decorating ideas? Shoot me a comment or email because I’d LOVE to help! This post was fun for me because I got to shop without really spending money 😜

Xoxo, Chelsey Rae

– SIMILAR POST OPTIONS-

– SHOP MY BEDROOM-

Christmas Decor + Tablescape

I love decorating for Christmas! I don’t know if I could think of anyone who would say different! Christmas decor is hands down the best! All the lights, and sparkles! The fresh (or faux) greenery – there’s no other holiday like it!

The thing I love about decorating for Christmas is that you can throw some lights or greenery around the house and it makes such a huge difference! It doesn’t really need anything else if you don’t have anything else, land honestly, sometimes I think the simpleness of Garland and some lights is the prettiest! Anytime I decorate, I have to say I’m more into the simplicity of things rather then throwing a billion over the top things up just to have them fill up the house!

Also, with decorating for any holiday, I always try to keep in mind all of my past years themes when shopping and only really purchase things that will work with them/add to them. This helps save you money and gives you more options for years to come. I like to think of shopping for any holiday decorations as an opportunity to add things that will go with anything in my collection – not to necessarily start a new collection. For the past few Christmas I have stuck with silver, gold, white, silver & gold and all white.

Now, if I wanted to make things look different from those past years I would maybe think to add some color! If I was in my all girl house still, BLUSH would have made a major appearance (but every time I turned to look at Ryan after saying something blush was cute in a store he looked at me like I had 3 heads)! Or, if the boys would have wanted to go for a more festive theme I would have thought to throw in some red ornaments in the mix of white. Maybe have a red bow as my Christmas tree topper and add small poinsettias through the house to add touches of the red theme in different areas!

This year, Since it was my first Christmas moved into Ryan’s I tried to remain calm and told myself I wouldn’t go crazy and take over. Pahaha! Although I think Ryan’s maybe used to me taking over the decorating. And that he’s maybe okay with it! He goes along with it, so sometimes I think he doesn’t mind, either that or he gives up lol!! But anyway, I only realllllly went nutso in the dining room! So I figured I’d focus in on that for you guys in this blog post!

This year we went more with a silver and white theme. Keeping things clean and simple. I wanted the table to look elegant but not to done up! With the table I used the normal urn that stays there but replaced our fall pumpkins with a big silver reindeer! This little guy looks big and makes a statement but was cheaper being that he’s made of paper mache!

Once I filled underneath him with fur ornaments I found, this made for the highest point on the table. I knew from here that I would have to even the feel out with something that would bring the hight down a bit on each side! Since the table is very large you can’t have just one tall thing in the center.

As soon as I got to brainstorming I knew that candlesticks would be perfect to incorporate. They would be a great way to fancy it up and keep the hight of everything proportional. I found these pretty wire ones, but they were gold so I sprayed them silver with a mirrored glass spray paint!

I added touches of mercury glass and fur. The fur table runner, I. am. obsessed. with! I also added snow tipped pinecones. I laid these staggered over garland that was intertwined through the candle sticks!

My place setting are all from pier one, they have the best stuff! Depending on what’s going on I add or remove plates for more laxed or fancy looks. I found these cute little birds that had clips on them, I got the idea of using jute twine as a napkin ring because I wanted the birds to stand out, not the napkin ring!

For the chairs I placed small wreaths that I got from hobby lobby! I tied a small thin white bow on them to tie in the white from the napkins and table runner. The trick is to make everything flow.

For other greenery touches, I placed faux garland springs around the top of the chandelier. This is something you don’t always see so I thought it looked really cute and different!! Again, touches like these are so simple and inexpensive.

Ryan also has this huge old window on the wall behind the table that he got from an old uptown house he worked on. He changed the glass out with mirrors. This is something that’s a great idea at any time to give a big empty wall a special touch while still making it simple! I placed garland around this and draped one of my favorite little Christmas goodies on it! I got this cute banner from Etsy a few years ago and I always love how it looks!

Hope this post can give you guys any last minute Christmas decor inspiration since I know I got around to it a little late in the game. However these are always great things to keep in mind for next year, and some of the things in this post will go on sale I’m pretty sure once Christmas is over! It’s always good to stock up for next year while the gettin’ is cheap pahaha!

I am linking a ton of products you can use to re-create this look in the 2 sliders below! Scroll though and click the things you like to be directly taken to the page!

-EVERY DAY TABLE DECOR-

 

-CHRISTMAS RELATED DECOR-

 

XOXO, CHELSEY RAE

DIY holiday wreaths

Hey y’all! Yay for Wednesday! Let’s make today DIY Wednesday! Pahah maybe I should make that a thing here on the blog every Wednesday!?

First week of December marks the start of Christmas blogging! I’m thinking of sharing lots of recipes with you guys, gift lists, clothes & lots of DIY for around the house!

I did these wreaths a few weeks ago but I am finally sitting down to blog about them! I made two because the house has double doors, they look so cute! Id post a picture but Ryan FINALLY broke down and said he would paint the door a more neutral color, so, I am waiting till that happens to share with you guys! Any of my girlfriends know this makes my day and I am extremely excited paahaha! Its the little things right?! Ry thinks I am insane but, I love him for always trying to go along with my craziness! anyway, getting off subject here.. back to it! Blogging about DIY stuff is kinda a pain in the booty because you have to document everything and then go find all the links to similar stuff too! But it’s worth it if y’all enjoy it!!

Here’s a list of things you will need, I will link the exact wreaths I used but you could obviously use whatever kind of wreaths you want/have!

wreaths x2 | here

jingle bells | here

hammered silver spray paint | here

metallic champagne spray paint | here

jute string | here

thin white ribbon | from any craft store

So first, I had to change the color of my jingle bells! I sprayed them all with the silver hammered spray paint, literally hung them on branches in the back yard and let them dry for a few hours & then Ryan had the idea of spraying the brushed metallic champagne color on a plate and using a plastic bag balled up to blot the bells and give them a worn look. We rolled with that idea because it looked better then my sponge idea haha!!

Once everything was dry it was time to work on the wreaths. I took a small piece of white ribbon and tied it in the spot around the top of the wreath that I wanted everything to hang from and the bow to eventually go at the end. This was basically my “base” for everything.

I strung my bells (which I think came out so cute!) on jute string & tied the rope at different levels so the bells hung at different heights!! I pictured the back of the wreath below so you guys could see!

I wanted the bow to be small & dainty, so, I tied a small & dainty bow and called it a day lol!! Of course after all this hard work I found some bells at hobby lobby that could have worked without me coloring them really! They were a little larger butttt the whole point is that instead of going out and spending a trillion dollars on wreaths, you can always make your own! Most of the time they turn out cuter, were cheaper & are original!

Hope this inspires some of you guys to get D.I.Y.y for Christmas! It’s always fun making things your own!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae