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The Envelop Sectional of My Dreams

And just like that our living room is finally complete
Filed Under > Living

Envelop Sectional c/o, Art, Draperies c/o, Blinds, Rug c/o, Chandelier c/o, Floor Lamp, Coffee Table, Tray, Candle, Calligraphy BrushesLarge Bowl c/o, Blessing Beads (call the store for availability)

If you remember correctly, my last One Room Challenge was left incomplete.  The reason; the envelop sectional I’d been dreaming of for months, that was the perfect fit for the room would not be able to arrive in time.  Well friends, I’m hear to say the wait was well worth it.

Technically my Bassett Envelop Sectional arrived about a week after the ORC wrapped. But by that point the holidays were in full swing and between WOMH, hosting friends and family and all the Christmas decor there was no way I was going to be able to do it justice by having it photographed for the Blog then, so here we are.

Having lived with this sectional since November I feel I can better share why it’s truly the perfect fit for me.  A few things I really love about this Envelop Sectional;  it’s BEYOND comfy.  Like it’s name, it really does envelop you. The frame is fully encased in foam for extra softness, and the seat toppers and back pillows are a blend of down which mimics my bed pillows perfectly.  And they’re removable which makes them much easier to clean.

Second, the Envelop Sectional is modular.  Meaning you can move the pieces, at any time, to create the sectional of your dreams.  I like to move the center pieces in to create almost a full square during movie night, and then move them out during every day.

Third, I loved the overall modern, yet cozy look and I really really love the light Bone color.  A lot of lighter fabrics tend to come off too warm which is a big turn off for me.  But, this Bone coloring was cool without being cold, and just made the whole room feel bigger, lighter and more airy.

I know, I know when talking about the light bone color the next thing I’m bound to hear is, “oooooh it’s so beautiful, but I could never get a sofa that that’s light, it would get ruined”.  So let’s talk about this.

First things first, this is our only living area in our home, which means this sectional is VERY lived on. While light in color, the Bone fabric is a performance grade fabric meaning its more stain resistant than most. Bassett also has amazing warranty policies that I implore you to check out and should put your mind a bit more at ease. I do take some precautions by laying Addison’s blanket down during the day, though she still finds her way on to every pillow and cushion.  And I’m extra careful when eating and drinking red wine on the sofa. But other than that, I don’t do much else to ensure the sectional stays stain free.

My main thought on this point though is you should always design your home based on what makes you happy. Decor that you love, and that you will absolutely live on and in. For me, I didn’t want anything dark which means my only option is a lighter fabric.  Embracing the fact that stains are inevitably going to happen is something I had to let go of in order to make my home feel the way I yearned for.  Besides, cushions can be flipped.  And the cushions, as mentioned above can be removed and professionally cleaned! 

So with this space finally being complete I can honestly say I’ve never loved my home more.  Just by transforming this one room, the whole home feels lighter and calmer.  And with this challenge I feel like I’ve finally pinned down the design that makes me the happiest.  Truly, MKR



Photography, Rustic White

Making Laundry Easy Again with Samsung

How the Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry has saved my clothes and more importantly saved me time
This post is in partnership with Samsung, a brand I love and adore. All opinions are 100% my own.
Filed Under > Living

I, like most people, am not a fan of laundry.  It’s not the task of laundry per se, but rather the time laundry takes.  So when Samsung reached out about partnering together for their new, FlexWash + FlexDry machines  I was game.

A system equipped with two washers in one, and two dryers in one the Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry allows me to get twice as much laundry done at one time.  When hearing about the FlexWash + FlexDry I was sold with this feature alone; “just think of the time four machines will save me,” I thought.  But I couldn’t have imagined just how powerful and fast these machines truly are.  Not only can I do more laundry loads at once, but the washing and drying power is speedier than ever.  Before I would have to run my towels on 2-3 cycles to dry completely, but with the FlexDry it’s one and done.  Plus the wrinkle release button actually works.  No wrinkles! Because of this I’ve been able to cut down on my dry cleaning bill drastically!

Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry

So how does it work? The bottom compartments work like your standard machine. Featuring 7.5 cubic feet, it handles all of your standard laundry loads; towels, bedding, etc.  Meanwhile, up top, the Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry has innovative washing and drying zones.  This is perfect for delicate items, or if you just need to wash one or two things immediately.

Another feature I love; the steam sanitize button.  I’ve washed rugs, blankets, my husband’s athletic wear, kitchen towels, and all of my dog’s beds using this button and feel completely comfortable that the germs have been banished!

And speaking of features, if you’re like me and live and die by your smartphone the Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry is loT-enabled.  Simply put you have the ability to run, stop and monitor cycles right from your smartphone.  This is especially perfect for me since I tend to be a bit on the paranoid side when it comes to having any appliances running when I’m not home. 

Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry

Lastly, I love that while they are major units, they don’t take up any more space than my previous washer and dryer.  This was a MUST for me since as you can see, I don’t have a very large laundry room.   

I never thought I’d be writing a love letter about a washer and dryer, but the Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry has seriously changed my life.  Alright, maybe not my life but it sure has made it so much easier.  If I were you, I would definitely put this duo on your Christmas list.  Truly, MKR

Photography, Rustic White 


A Bathroom Makeover with Pfister

How a simple switch of hardware can completely transform a space
Filed Under > Living

Lately everything in my home is feeling tired.  I’m not sure if it’s that three year home owner’s itch, or the season, but literally every single room has been begging me for a refresh.  The problem, I don’t have the time or patience to do any major design overhauls right now. So I was thrilled when The Home Depot reached out about their Pfister matte black bathroom hardware collection.

To be honest, matte black hardware was never on my radar.  Matte black always felt too modern or severe to me. But when I visited the Home Depot and saw the Pfister Venturi collection in person it wasn’t either of those things. In fact it was just the refresh and challenge I was looking for.

I am not a huge DIY-er; let me just put that out there.  So when it comes to tackling projects like this I can sometimes be a bit hesitant.  You can imagine then, my relief, to find out firsthand just how easy the install of all the Pfister Bathroom Hardware was.  We’re talking from start to finish, this was easily an afternoon project.  I even switched out our sinks in less than thirty minutes.  

Pfister Venturi Double Faucet, also available in centerset single 

An added bonus of my new faucets; the way the water flows out.  I tried to capture it via this photo, but trying to capture a stream of water isn’t exactly the easiest.  It flows in a modern, almost flat stream. Plus the Pfister faucet is WaterSense certifies meaning it uses 30% less water, but doesn’t compromise your water experience.  

I also love the faucet’s pop up drain.  It’s funny that I’m even going into detail about a drain, but the push and seal drain is so much more current than the older faucet/drain models.

Pfister Venturi Towel Ring, Towel Bar, Robe Hook

After I had the faucets properly installed it was time to move on to the additional bathroom hardware: towel racks, rings, and hooks.  I used both the Pfister Venturi Towel Ring and Towel Bar; one on each side of my vanity.  I like mixing it up rather than being so matchy-matchy.  I also hung hooks on all of the doors to hold robes, towels, dry cleaning, etc.   

Besides the hardware itself, the only other accessory I switched out were the knobs choosing matte black ones to accent the new matte black hardware.

All in all I was thrilled with how everything turned out.  The Pfister matte black hardware looks so clean, and adds the perfect modern touch to what is otherwise a traditional bathroom.  Plus this refresh took me less than 24 hours and didn’t break the bank which is always a MAJOR win in my book! So cheers to DIY afternoons and refreshed bathrooms!  Truly, MKR

Photography, Rustic White

I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the Home Depot Pfister Bathroom Program.  As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot.  All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words.  My post complies wth the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

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