The Home Edit V.3 + House Updates

blue rug / lamp / white chest / storage bin / pillow / stump table / ottoman / tv stand / gray rug

Home Decor

Do you gals like home decor posts?  I am addicted, but I love your feedback too on what you want to see here.  Sourcing products and putting together spaces gives me all kinds of happiness.

 My style is less about my taste these days and more about more about what works for our family as a whole in our new home.  I try to include more masculine pieces and as many durable items as I can because I want it to feel like it works for everyone.  Plus, kids and pets do a number on pretty much every thing in our house.

I want to splurge on home decor, but I also have to really pick and choose where I do.  Some things just aren’t worth spending a ton on because I know they won’t last in our house.  Rugs and seating furniture tend to get ruined quickly and easily for us thanks to our pets and kids. Pillows and large pieces of furniture end up covered in marker and scratches; can anyone explain to me how this happens?  In the future, we can spend more on these, but for now, it makes sense for us not to.  I like to keep my splurges on accessories or durable, small pieces of furniture: side tables, lamps and small pieces I know we will keep.

Updates Around Our House


We own more couches than necessary, but our family room needs a very specific size.  This is our biggest splurge yet, and there are already slime stains on it.  ????


We have a breakfast nook in our kitchen where we spend more time than anywhere else in the house.  I’m still trying to figure out the pillow, table and chair situation here to fit the space right.


We had all of the old carpeting ripped up and replaced with a lighter, more durable one.  There is a giant piece left over that we are going to edge ourselves and use as our family room rug.  Fingers crossed it turns out ok!


The space next to our front door is tricky to me for some reason.  I just cannot figure out what to do here.  It’s a logical place for storage, but I’m drawing blanks on how to do that.  For now, it hosts pretty bags and fresh flowers.


The dining room hutch is finally in its final (for now) spot and styled.  This has been such a challenge for no reason at all, but I am so happy to have it done!
Dining Room Design Post


Last, but definitely not least are these blue and white decorative balls.  I have wanted a set for so long and was able to find one, just ONE sole ball in New Jersey.  I had all but given up until a recent Home Goods trip where I found a set floating around the store.  It was opened and taped back up, but everything was in perfect condition.  Does anyone else get that HomeGoods high when they find a score like that?

Thanks for reading babes!  -XO


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  1. Natalie wrote:

    Love all. your updates! I love seeing home decor posts, but I’m nosy and love to see inside other people’s houses!

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Me too! I love seeing inside people’s homes and style!

      Posted 9.13.17 Reply
  2. Jenn wrote:

    So much pretty here! I love it all!

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
  3. jillian wrote:

    your place looks great!! i love the throw pillows you picked out.

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Home Goods and Etsy for the win! Thanks lady!

      Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  4. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Yes to the Home Goods high! With our house being built right now, we are so excited to do all things home decor, well I am, my husband is just paying for it, lol. But he does like to furniture shop.

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      You have SO much fun shopping ahead of you! Decorating a new house is the best!

      Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  5. Amanda wrote:

    I feel the same! Everything must be functional and cleanable lol. Love your picks and the glimpses of your new house.

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thanks love! You know I am all about the don’t spend too much because my kids will just destroy it furniture ????

      Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  6. I LOVE home decor posts- I’m the same way…finding items and ways to add fun things to update your home is so thrilling to me. I love your breakfast nook–super cute space!

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you Emelia! The breakfast nook has been so nice to have, I just can never keep it clean! ????

      Posted 9.15.17 Reply
  7. Shelly wrote:

    Loving all the blue! I am working with some interior designers right now to update my living room because I suck so bad at doing it myself. I have been really trying to figure out what my signature color might be and I think we have all finally come to the agreement we can all live with blues. I wish I was better at “seeing” things….I can tell you when something is done whether I like it or not but seeing it ahead of time is a tough one for me.

    Shelly|The Queen in Between

    Posted 9.15.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Blue is always a great way to go. It matches everything! The best part of accessories is that you can switch them out and then change your color scheme if you leave everything else neutral. You have great taste so I know it will look amazing!

      Posted 9.16.17 Reply