Spindle & Rye: June 2015

JORD: I Think I Love You!

Friday, June 26, 2015


If you know me in real life, or are one of my Instagram friends, you know that my love for wood runs deep! I love using wood throughout my home, and that passion extends to jewelry pieces too.

I was so excited when Jord Wood Watches reached out to me to review one of their wood watches!
I'm just as finicky about product reviews as I am about my home decor, because let's face it, I would never endorse a product that I didn't absolutely love or want to purchase myself. 
I was immediately drawn to one of the company's taglines "Jord owners don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. We believe our watches tell more than time"
Amen to that! Why not be there in unique style?

Tuesday Tours: Flea Market Style

Tuesday, June 16, 2015



Hello friends!
Welcome to this week's edition of Spindle & Rye "Tuesday Tours".

This week my amazinglyawesome (<-------is that even a word?) friend Vikki  takes us for a peek inside her beautiful California home! Vikki is a stay at home Mom to three beautiful little girls, is a crafter & a lover of all things flea market & vintage.

You will see from these beautiful photos, that Vikki has cornered the "art of flea marketing" & shows us that old items can be very new again.

Tuesday Tours: 2Ladies Style!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015




Happy Tuesday Tour day friends!
Or should I say Merry Christmas instead? Today feels like Christmas morning to me because I get to feature the amazing homes of my two friends Tamara & Joan of 2ladies&achair today!

If you are like me, you have your "go-to" Instagram feeds that you check on daily & get soooo excited when you see they posted a new photo. I even went as far as turning on post notifications for their Instagram account so I can receive an alert each & every time they post...can you say stalker much?
I lovingly refer to Tamara as a "hippie chick" because she calls her home the "house of hippies" & I just can't resist how dang cute that is!
I have been following the work of this talented duo forever & can't seem to get enough 2Ladies love.

Tamara & Joan live in California and are the best of friends! They met while working in the visual merchandising field & have been working together ever since. They both have an amazing sense of style, & they mix daring colors and textures like its their job....hey wait, it is:) 

Together they run a successful boutique decorating & event design studio in Monterey & are resident pinners to the Home Goods Pinterest board. How cool is that?


Did I mention they are the sweetest, friendliest, most down to earth gals?
I truly admire both of these women for being such a positive & inspiring team who always take the time to encourage others.

Sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) as my special Insta friends let us take a peek inside their jaw dropping homes!




 Who is behind this fascinating phenomenon we call 2ladies&achair?




Joan's Gorgeous Home:


What a welcoming entrance! I love all the pops of color, the double lanterns, and of course the super sweet miniature chair. This screams "come on in" to me......gladly:)


Joan has some of the best shelf styling skills I have ever seen! This is a perfect example of arranging elements to visually please the eye. There are so many goodies here!




 I love all the beachy/nautical items displayed here. Neutral shades with teals & blues...a perfect marriage to me!


I'm definitely a person who loves to mix textures. I love that Joan added leather to this space...spot on! And can we talk about the gorgeous chandelier?




Who wouldn't love to share a meal at this beautifully set table with family & friends? Simple meets elegant Joan......love it!








This gray fireplace had me at "hello". Love how the color blends so well with the space!




  This is how Joan rock colors, patterns & textures..oh my!! Bravo friend!


I've never met a bar cart I didn't love! This vase of flowers adds visual interest and fun color!




Love this bedroom space and the subtle touches of beautiful blue. The blue glass jug has my heart.


How cute are Joan's Havanese dogs? Kiki & Carmen......you are looking perfectly styled!





Tamara's House of Hippies:



How fun is this space? Tamara NAILS this entire space with her amazing style! The gallery wall is pure eye candy, not to mention the beachy touches & fun patterns!



I can't get enough of this amazing gallery wall! I find something new to drool over each time I see it!
A yellow door? yes please!


 I love the texture of wicker & leather playing off each other! The wicker round tables couldn't be more perfect to make the space super cozy.





 Who doesn't love walls that you can write on? How fun are Tamara's handwritten messages?




I just love this bench at this table! You might be expecting to see standard chairs.....Tamara shows us the "unexpected" just works!




I would have never thought to hang lights through the headboard rungs.....another great idea Tamara!


Love, love the bold dark color of this bathroom!




 How fun are these triangle cut outs in the hallway? Leave it to Tamara to blow us away!


When I first saw this sneak peek of the painted dressers...my mouth literally dropped! The color is so bold, so beautiful......sooooo perfect!


And then there's this......just one gorgeous bedroom in every way. The painted dressers, the pillows, the special collage above the bed. I'd never leave!




Mustard, gray & pink.......these colors just "work". They are bold in their own way, but play together beautifully! Love this space!


And because of this photo, I now need an OMG pillow.....just sayin.




If this photo doesn't say Summer to you, I don't know what will! How about a refreshing beverage at that super cool bar? The color is so fun, the space is inviting, and as always Tamara......."I'm on my way" :)

Tuesday Tours: Eclectic Glam Style!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Welcome to this weeks edition of Spindle & Rye Tuesday Tours!
I couldn't be more excited to bring you inside the gorgeous home of Haneen's Haven for a closer look.
Haneen lives in Michigan (GO Michigan!) with her husband and four children. She is a stay at home Mom with an art degree, and her home is where she pours all of her creative energy.
If you love bold colors, pattern mixing and texture beyond belief, you will adore her #eclecticglamstyle!

Her home leaves me speechless and I'm always finding "new things" to love in each & every photo I see. If you are not already following her on Instagram, you need to add her account to your feed as soon as possible....trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) as Haneen shares what makes her house a beautiful home.


 I stenciled the entrance with a tone on tone look. The more you walk, the more color you see, so I thought I'd keep that wall neutral. 







I stenciled the feature wall in here, but this time in a deep chocolate brown, and topped it with an airy gallery of mirrors and empty frames- some from stores, some from antique shops. I love to entertain, and often times you'll find me and my girlfriends in here catching up and enjoying a beverage. That cabinet is filled with anything from my mom's old coffee set, to clay art my kids have brought home from school.




New designed Office!!  It was essentially used as a toy room, and I just reached a point where I wanted to glam up the space and move the toys to our finished basement. I knew I wanted a deep navy on the walls (went with Ralph Lauren's Club Navy) accented with gold finishes and tiny pops of hot pink. I think the Sputnik chandelier from Lucent Light Shop on Etsy really makes the whole space! The green cabinet was purchased as solid white from a new store called At Home. I'd always wanted to try gold dipping, and because I knew I needed some storage to remain for my 2 year old's go-to toys, I thought this cabinet was the perfect opportunity to give a little makeover. A new favorite in the room is the sign I ordered from A Cut Above the Rust! It has one of my favorite Picasso quotes on it... "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Perfect for hanging above my kids' artwork!






Kitchen is definitely a work in progress. I had a rug under the table that I recently moved to the basement. It was orange and I was feeling like the kitchen was a bit orange-overloaded. Still on the hunt for a perfect new one. Trying to find ways to keep my kitchen light and airy since we have dark counters and cabinets!


The dining room is probably the most traditional space in our home. My favorite thing about it is the gallery of rustic frames with photos of our trip to Napa. The frames remind me of old wine barrels, so they seemed fitting. 



All four of my kids' bedrooms have won Project of the Week on Project Nursery. In my son's nursery, I wanted a blend of rustic and modern. I absolutely love old pallet walls, but wasn't sure how to go about installing one, and I also wasn't sure how practical it would be for a nursery. This wallpaper was a perfect compromise. The Z marquee sign was a DIY. The wall above his dresser is filled with things that have lots of sentimental value. The framed photo is a shot of part of my dad's old painter's palette. I love the colors and the sentiment. I also framed my husband's old childhood Detroit Tiger's tshirt. And the sock monkey was a handmade gift to my husband as a baby.


The yellow room is my 9 and 5 year old's shared space. The beds in here are me and my sister's childhood beds. I painted and stenciled them (and the feature wall) with stencils from Royal Design Studio. They have a fabulous selection of stencils! Love the modern chevron juxtaposed with the traditional look of lace on the walls.


Tween room: She wanted bold, and I gave it to her! I wasn't so sure about this color on all four walls, but we broke it up with a polka dot stencil, fab bedding from Pottery Barn Teen, and solid white drapes. I don't regret it. This room is FUN! The dresser was my husband's childhood dresser. I topped the drawers with Overlays painted to match the polka dots, and added fun hot pink pulls from Hobby Lobby. Just another fun way to add color to the room and customize the space. 




Master bedroom: Went with Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal, and once again chose to do an accent wall for a sitting area with a stencil. I love that this room has a little bling in the pillows and lamps and mirrors.


Pseudo mudroom: I'd love to finish part of the garage as a real mudroom someday, but for now we took the doors off of closet at the entrance coming in from the garage, painted some stripes and added a bench and hooks. It works for now!


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