homesweethome1Growing up in New York City, I knew that unless I had Rockefeller money, moving to the neighboring ‘burbs was my only option of owning a house. Yes, “house.” Not an apartment. Not a studio. I wanted a multi-level, detached H.O.U.S.E. I was fine with selling my city girl soul for some much needed living space (indoors and outdoors).

In April, 2005 (months before our wedding), Chris and I bought our first and current home in the ‘burbs………  read more here

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Glam Office Makeover – The Big Reveal

. Welcome my friends to the "Reveal" of my Glam Office Makeover, as part of my guest participation in this fall's One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home.  Although this is the tiniest space I've ever devoted to an ORC makeover, it's up there with my...

Chic Accessories for Corner Office Makeover – ORC Week 5

Wow, we're just 1 week away from the reveal of my corner office makeover as part of the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home. If you've missed any of my updates (as a guest participant), you can catch up on the links below: Week 1 (Before...

4 Important Tips for Assembling Furniture – ORC Week 4

It's week 4 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and my little "corner office" is starting to take shape. If you've missed any of my updates, you can catch up on the below links: Week 1 (Before Photos)    //   Week 2...

Multi-Purpose Armchairs & Office Update – ORC Week 3

There's finally some tangible progress being made in my corner office project, as part of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home. You can catch up on previous posts here: Week 1 (Before Photos and Plan      //     Week 2...

5 Stylish White Desks for Your Office Nook – ORC Week 2

It's Week 2 of my One Room Challenge (ORC) guest participation and I'm sharing the 5 desk options that made it to my short list! You may recall from last week's post that I'm creating a corner office in our living room as part of this 6 week design challenge, hosted...

Corner Office Makeover – ORC Week 1

I was so close to skipping this fall's edition of the One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Calling It Home. I literally decided a day ago as I was taking these "Before" photos. If you've never heard of the ORC, you can read all the details here. In a nutshell, 20...

Elegant and Neutral Tablescape

Last weekend, I kicked off fall by visiting 3 B's Fine Furniture Consignment, a local business started by longtime friends Amy and Linda. If you follow Beauteeful Living's Facebook or Instagram accounts, you may recall my presentation at 3 B's on the topic of "Refresh...

End of Summer Outdoor Relaxation

When we returned home from vacation several weeks ago, I was so happy to see that our outdoor lounge chairs had arrived. Perhaps we could pretend we're back in Turk and Caicos in the comforts of our own backyard! That's quite a bit of a stretch but with just a couple...

Wicker-Look Planters Perfect for Your Home

Durability is always a concern when it comes to outdoor items that are exposed to the everyday elements. That's why over the years, I've pretty much replaced all of our outdoor planters with all-weather (resin) wicker planters. On the blog today, I wanted to share...

5 Easiest Ways to Decorate for Summer

Summer started several weeks ago and I'm already realizing that this summer will fly by even quicker than last year! Not much summer ambiance in your home yet? That's okay because on the blog today, I'm sharing 5 Easiest Ways to Decorate for Summer. It's never too...

Summer Backyard – Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Now that we're into June, I'm hoping warm, backyard-hanging weather will linger longer than a day before temperature drops 20 degrees the very next day. Yes, it's been happening! Although the past several weeks have been mostly cool and rainy, we've managed to host a...

Outdoor Entertaining – Creating a Cozy Vibe

With Memorial Day weekend approaching at the end of the week, the beginning of "outdoor hosting" season has begun! On the blog today, I'm sharing some ways you can create a cozy vibe to your outdoor entertaining space. This post is sponsored by Amara where many of...

Spa-Inspired Guest Bathroom Reveal – ORC Week 6

Today's the big reveal of my Spa-Inspired Guest Bathroom Makeover and I'm so excited to share this completed space with you all! Thank you to many of you lovely readers for your sweet and encouraging comments throughout this 6 week process. Some of you who know me,...

The VorMax Toilet Difference – ORC Week 5

We're now just 1 week away from the reveal of my Spa-Inspired Guest Bathroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home! There's still lots of details to be done but I'm so relieved with all the progress during Week 5, which I'm sharing today on...

Updates to Refresh Guest Bath – ORC Week 4

In the past week, there's been quite a few important tasks that I've crossed off in my "To-Do" list for our Spa-Inspired Guest Bath Makeover. After all, it's Week 4 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and time is almost up for...

Spa Inspired Bathroom Makeover – ORC Week 3

It's Week 3 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and we're at the halfway mark of my Spa-Inspired Bathroom Makeover! In case you missed any of my previous posts, you can catch up here:  Week 1 (Bathroom Before Photos)     // ...

Gray and White Bathroom Color Scheme – ORC Week 2

It's Week 2 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and I'm back with another update on our Spa-Inspired Bathroom Makeover. If you missed last week’s post (week 1), please catch up here. I thought I'd start today's post with a...

Spa Inspired Bathroom Makeover – ORC Week 1

It's finally starting to feel like spring now that the One Room Challenge (ORC) is back again! Yes, I'm again participating in the spring edition of the ORC, hosted by the lovely Linda from Calling It Home. You may recall that 20 official design bloggers take this...

Spring Mantel 2018

Can you believe tomorrow's officially the start of spring? Although we're not in the temps that would be ideal for spring (currently high temps in the 40's), I've decorated our mantel (aka sideboard) with spring in mind! Since last year, I've been participating in the...

Silver and Gold Themed Birthday Party

Before this past weekend, I've never hosted a birthday sleepover party at our house. Our oldest has been asking for sleepovers with her friends since she was around 7 but I've wanted to put that off as long as I could. Last year, I promised her that I'd throw her a...

Bedroom Hallway – Before

Remember my recent post about repainting our living area a different color? Well, before I can get to the main living space in our home, I have to address the hallway situation by our bedroom upstairs. Unless you've been inside my house, chances are you've never seen...

Hipster Chic Girl’s Room Reveal – ORC Week 7

It's Reveal Day for this fall's One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and I'm nothing short of estatic for completing another space in our home! This is the 3rd bedroom I've revamped in the 4 times that I've been a guest participant of this challenge. If you're...

Hipster Chic Girls Room – ORC Week 6

We're at the home stretch with just ONE week away from the completion of this fall's One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home. Normally at week 6, I'd be revealing my finished space but with the 1 week extension provided, I'm able to procrastinate  take my time...

Hipster Chic Girl’s Room – ORC Week 5

Happy November! This can only mean 2 things... Lauren's Hipster Chic Bedroom makeover is just about done and we're moving ahead to the holiday rush! Okay, maybe I should slow down a bit and just focus on the last few weeks of my guest participation in the One Room...

Hipster Chic Girl’s Room – ORC Week 4

Is it me or has October been one of the busiest and craziest months this year to date? I know I say this every time October rolls around but this year seems to even top last year! Why so busy and crazy? To start, we're now into the 4th week of my guest participation...

Hipster Chic Girl’s Room – ORC Week 3

There's been a whole lot of painting since last week's update on Lauren's Hipster Chic bedroom makeover. If this is the first time you're hearing about my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, please catch up on my previous...

Hipster Chic Girls Room – ORC Week 2

It's Week 2 of The One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I'm still in my "Planning" Mode. If this is the first time, you've heard about the ORC or my guest participation in it, please catch up with last week's post. Although it's been consuming my...

Hipster Chic Girl’s Room Inspiration

It's happening again...Fall Edition of The One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by the lovely Linda from Calling It Home. I can hardly believe it's already my 3rd consecutive fall season joining as a guest participant! What can I say? While some people are hooked on...

Side Yard Makeover

A few weeks ago, we hosted some friends over at our house for an “end of summer” gathering. Having seen so many updates to our backyard in recent years, one of our friends asked, “Is there anything else left to do in this backyard?” My eyebrows raised and I couldn’t...

The Best Things In Life Are Not Things

There's a core element to Beauteeful Living that has been brewing for some time. After taking the summer off to enjoy uninterrupted family time, I cannot even begin to write about everything on my mind right now. In truth, I always feel like I have a lot more to say...

Garden Tours and Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

I'm happy to kick off summer by joining blogger friends of mine in a special "Garden Tours and Outdoor Spaces" blog hop! It's no secret that my family and I practically live outdoors during the summer. How incredible is it that our living space immediately doubles...

10 Gorgeous Upholstered Headboards

Remember my master bedroom makeover I shared last fall? I'm so thrilled to share with you the news that my headboard (a DIY project I did for that makeover) was highlighted on Joss and Main's website! You can read all about it here. Joss & Main chose 10 bedroom...

Summer Mantel Decor

It wasn't long ago that I shared how our mantel was decorated for spring. Guess what? It's already time to decorate our mantel for summer already. No, no... I'm not drastically changing things around. In fact, I usually do a simple decor transition from spring into...

Reveal of our Tropical Dining Oasis Makeover – ORC Week 6

This spring edition of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home has been an eye opener. A pretty big revelation developed last week. I no longer will allow myself to obsess over getting a summer vacation home. Who knew that in the midst of updating...

Tropical Plants – ORC Week 5 Update

It's Week 5 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I'm pretty much at the home stretch! In case this is the first time you’re hearing about the ORC, please catch up on these previous posts here: Week 1 // Week 2 //...

Bamboo Chairs – Tropical Outdoor Dining Oasis (ORC Week 3)

Welcome back to another edition of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Calling It Home. In case this is the first time you're hearing about the ORC, please catch up on these previous posts here: Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 The space that...

Tropical Outdoor Dining Oasis – ORC Week 3

It's week 3 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, and it's definitely the week when panic starts to set in! How are we are already halfway through this challenge? That's part of the thrill and insanity of doing a...

Tropical Outdoor Dining Oasis – ORC Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! If you missed last week's post, you can catch up here. As I'm writing this, I'm actually on spring break with my kids. No, no, we're not away in some fabulous vacation...

Tropical Patio Makeover – ORC Week 1

Brace yourselves --- Beauteeful Living is diving into another "6 Week Short Makeover" and you’re all invited to witness the mayhem! In all seriousness, I'm thrilled to be a guest participant in the spring edition of the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Linda of...

Spring Mantel – Flowers Galore

Today, I'm excited to join some blogger friends of mine in a "Spring Mantel Blog Hop," organized by the lovely Amy from My Life From Home. It may not feel like spring with the cold temperatures lately but today's post and blog hop should get you thinking about warmer...

Lucky Spring Floral Centerpiece

You know spring is near when you see St. Patrick's Day decor all around stores. I am definitely not complaining! I really love the spirit of St. Patty's Day and today, I along with some blogging friends, are all sharing DIY projects that we created to celebrate this...

Modern Halloween Decor

If you haven’t started decorating for Halloween yet, don’t fret because in today’s post

Summer Home Tour 2016

Today’s summer home tour is a continuation of my recent outdoor patio tour.

Our Inground Pool Preview

Ever since we purchased our home over 10 years ago, I’ve wanted to have an inground pool

Modern Rose Bloom Wreath

Lately, I can’t seem to get enough of projects using silk flowers. My fixation continues on the blog

Magnolia Flower Ball DIY

One of my favorite things about spring is seeing the beautiful blooms blossoming on trees this time of year.

Hanging Floral Chandelier DIY

Are you one of those people who loves decor items hanging from ceilings? I certainly do. In fact, if I could insert an emoji right now of a girl raising her hand up high, I totally would. 🙂 It's the event decorator in me! On the blog today, I'm sharing a floral...

DIY Wine Bottle Vases

Valentine’s Day must not be far away because it’s already time for another edition

Jewelry Pegboard DIY

On the blog today, I’m sharing a tutorial of the jewelry pegboard DIY

Christmas Home Tour

I’m so excited that the day is finally here for the full reveal

My Spooky Drink Bar

Being that Halloween lands on a Saturday this year, my husband and I decided

DIY Spooky Chandelier

Since I’ve wanted to make embellishments to my pendant chandelier for Halloween

Updating Our Foyer

I’ve wanted to make changes to our foyer for at least 2 years now.

Summer Home Tour

How is it that we’re into August already? Didn’t it seem like summer just started?

Summer Entertaining Tablescape

I’m so thrilled today to share how I decorated our dining room and created a tablescape for summer entertaining.