Thursday, August 27, 2015

This could make me want to cook

 I love the idea of loving to cook, preparing awesome meals for my family, etc. but it just isn't me.  This isn't to say I don't cook sometimes.  We host all the holidays at our home, throw lots of parties, etc, but I just don't enjoy the cooking 5 times a week type of thing....HOWEVER....this range might make me change my mind!!
It is my dream to have something like this in our future farmhouse.

You can see even more stunning photos here

Of the 2 brands Lacanche is my favorite.
You can go onto their website and choose exactly what you want.  There are so many different styles, colors, finishes, layouts, etc.
You pick your style and then you can try out all the different swatches to get exactly what you want.
From white, blue, pink, black, even orange!

 Here is one think I don't like; I like built in double ovens in my kitchen.  I don't want to have to bend over to get in my oven.  I also love having pot and pan drawers under my stove.  I really wish they made a stove top and double ovens.  Not only is the quality incredible, but they are so beautiful!  Truly a work of art!  I mean how stunning would a kitchen be with double ovens and a stove top like this?!!

I did a quick image to get an idea.
Here is a stunning white kitchen from Milk & Honey Home
Here is the same kitchen with the stove part of the Lacanche range
I mean it is just perfection!!!!
Maybe they will read this blog post and make this option available by the time we build our farmhouse (wink wink)....a girl can dream right!
Here is another example of a beautiful white kitchen with double ovens...
but with a little photoshop magic....look how amazing!
I really think we all need these in our lives...or at least our kitchens ;)

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Dining Room details

Earlier this week I shared my new updated dining room and today I am sharing some details!
I LOVE decorating, and getting amazing deals makes it even better!
Here she is!
 I got this beautiful weathered grey piece at AtHome stores.  I love that I can change it up by placing new things in it.  This will be so much fun during the holidays.  It was $39.99
If you are not near an AtHome store you can find a similar one here: French Country Terraium
I wanted to add something simple to the inside and when I saw these greenery balls at AtHome Stores I knew they were perfect!  Here is my little secret.....they are Christmas Ornaments!!!
Moss Balls are sometimes a little pricey, but these adorable balls were only $3.99!!!

So cute right?!  I love using Christmas ornaments year round.  There are some beautiful glass ones tied in rope that I have used many times for fillers in bowls, etc. 
I got these distressed white boxes at AtHome as well.  I put them on both sides of the center piece and filled them with old mason jars.  I crinkled some old book pages on the bottom.
I love white dishes!  I got this amazing cupboard on Craigslist for a steal!!  These dishes are faux Ironstone so they have the look, but are much cheaper.
I got a set of 6 Farmhouse Platters HERE
The are AWESOME!! They are random shapes and sizes and I couldn't be more happy with them.
To get the platters to stand up and not slip I use rubber bumpers like these.

I am also obsessed with these pitchers and they are on my "Christmas List" (wink wink)
Did I mention I like white dishes!  Ha.
I got this frame at a barn sale made of old barn wood.
Lamp can be found HERE  only $24.99
I got this old chicken feed at a flea market and use it as a plate rack.
Love decorating with boxwood wreaths  
These Garden District Mirrors are from Ballard Designs and they are some of my favorites!!
They are on SALE right now!!
Love having this room updated and super excited to decorate it for the holidays!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to Create a Beautiful Fall Tablescape: Pinterest Hack

So I know it is not Fall yet, but this 100 degree + weather is killing me so I am dreaming of Fall! Now that I have updated my patio and dining room I plan on having lots of dinners at our home so I am loving all the beautiful tablescape inspiration out there!
I fell in love with this photo on Pinterest!
It is so simple, and so Fall!

I wanted to recreate the look and also add my own touches.

To recreate an almost exact look:
LOG CHARGER: World Market
TABLE RUNNER: Pottery Barn
GOBLETS: The ones in the picture are vintage INDIANA GLASS CO Diamond Point Dark Green Water Goblets.  If you search them you can find some on ETSY or EBAY.  
The ones I showed in my "rendering" are Villeroy & Boch Boston Green Stemware from BELK.
LOG CANDLE HOLDERS: can be found HERE or cut some tree limbs down if you have a saw
NAPKINS: "Amelia Blue" Cloth Napkins Set of 4
PUMPKINS: Local grocery store or pumpkin patch
CANDLES: Any craft store

To Create an Inspired Look:

LOG CHARGER:World Market
PLACE CARD HOLDER: Leaf or Apple and write name on it
GLASSES: Mason Jars from Target or Walmart
LOG CANDLE HOLDERS: can be found HERE or cut some tree limbs down if you have a saw.
The Birch Wood ones can be found HERE
NAPKINS: Pottery Barn 
PUMPKINS: local grocery store or pumpkin patch
CANDLES: Any craft store, Target, Walmart

Happy Fall Yall!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My House of Hargrove: Dining Room Reveal

My dining room was very Pottery Barn circa 2000 with red walls.  It was a lot more formal than my current taste.  I wanted to change it up and have it flow more with our home and my current taste.
Click HERE to see the BEFORE.
First step: PAINT!!  Bye bye red....hello grey
 Next steps:
-décor, décor, décor
Here is the after:

There she is!  Avery's 4th Birthday party is at our house on Saturday and it will be the first time I get to use the new dining room.  I am so excited.  I still need a rug, but that will come later!

Chandelier: farmhouse chandelier
Dishes: various white dishes  Will post links on upcoming post.
Chairs: Mine have sold out, but these are the ones I would have bought if I was getting all new: french dining chairs  
Lamp: Kirklands only $24.99
Numbered Drawers: Hobby Lobby
Buffet: Craigslist and I refinished it
Dining Table Accessories: At Home Stores. Will post more details on these later

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