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Hi friends! I hope you’re having a lovely morning so far. The Pilot is back home from a trip so we’re enjoying having him home for the daily shenanigans and afternoons at the pool.

I’m so excited for this post because I can finally share the bedroom update! We ended up having to wait a bit for our new bed frame to be delivered, but it was worth the wait, because we love it.

Since we’ve been chillin’ here at home, we’ve finally had the time to crank through some house updates that have had a permanent spot on the to-do list. We’ve been back in our house for two years – we had tenants while we were moving around the country – but for a majority of those two years, the Pilot was deployed and then straight into airline training. Things settled down (slightly… you know, minus the whole pandemic thing) so we could finally start working on making some updates. We got new patio furniture and twinkly lights, booked our pool design and building company for later this fall/winter, updated the formal living room, and painted the kitchen cabinets. A few big projects are next: updating the hardware, fans, and light fixtures, new carpet/wood flooring upstairs, and painting the bathroom cabinets. Whew!

For our most recent project, we gave our bedroom a little refresh. While the girls got new bedroom sets and bedding while we were in Valdosta, we’ve had the same basic setup and bedding for years. We bought our bed frame when we first moved to Tucson – when I was pregnant with Liv!- and it was starting to feel a little dated. I reached out to Havenly about doing another design round with them and was so happy that I could work with the same designer (Natalie!) who helped us with the formal living room.

Here’s the final concept that she sent over:

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and here’s what it looks like now.

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The navy blue wall was definitely the trickiest part of the whole operation. We used two coats of primer – learned later that with Clare paint you don’t need to use primer. Derp. – and ended up using TWO GALLONS of Clare paint on the wall.

We loved the color but hated the way it dried. Unless you glopped a ton of paint onto the brush, it was streaky or had strange patches. We finished the first gallon on the wall and it had weird streaks and blotches, so we needed another gallon to fix everything. After using Benjamin Moore Advance – which dries beautifully and streak-free – I don’t think I’ll use Clare again for anything else. All in all, we love the color and the way it turned out. It gives a little bit of interest and something different without being too much.

Master product list:

Bed frame and nightstands from West Elm

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(Obsessed with the quality of the bed and nightstands. They’re extremely heavy/sturdy and the marble top on the nightstands is gorgeous.)

Table lamps

Duvet cover and shams from West Elm

Neva Home throw

CB2 decorative pillows (and this one)


Sheet splurge. These are the same sheets they use on the Disney Cruise Lines and they.are.magic. I already don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and this made it so much more difficult haha.


Light fixture. LOVE this new addition to the room!

All in all, I’m so happy with how it all came together. It feels fresh and more modern, and I love the way the lighter wood pops against the dark wall.

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Each time we’ve used Havenly, I’ve been blown away by the designs and how much I love the final result. I’ll likely be using their services for the playroom next. 🙂 If you want to try it out, you can use my referral link for $50 off a full package and $20 off a mini. I hope you love it as much as I do!

So, tell me friends: if you could update or change anything in your house, what would you do first? Any design projects you’re working on right now?



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