I am a little late with this post but I am very happy to feature today the first “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” of 2017 and it’s great to start the year having Lindsey Marlor from @pillowthought on the blog. Get to know more about her and her inviting home. I am sure you will love it as much as I did!
“Hello Home Bunch friends!
I’m Lindsey Marlor, I am the creative mind behind the blog Pillow Thought.
I am a wife, full-time mom, a college graduate in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Photography. I fell in love with the blogging world back in 2010 where I love to showcase my love for design. I love styling and staging and having a space to share my creative side!
I feel so privileged to be featured on this gorgeous site and I was excited when I was asked to share our home sweet home with all of you! We moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area in Texas almost three years ago. We rented for our first year while got a feel for the big city and found our home a year later. We were in a quick transition to get out of our rental and into a home so we didn’t have time for building. After three-four months of searching we found our cute spec home! Spec homes if contracted by a buyer early enough in the building process can have finishes customized to the buyer’s wishes. Some builders even build a home leaving out flooring and other finishes in the hopes a buyer will like the space and want to select their own finishes. We however were too late in the process and were only able to pick out a shade of carpet. To be honest, this wasn’t our dream home by any means… but we fell in love with the neighborhood and the price was right! Over the last couple of years we have been lucky enough to dive into some pretty fun projects and make it feel more like our home! We haven’t gotten to every room in our home, but here are the rooms and projects we have been able to tackle thus far! It’s been such a fun journey and I have loved every minute of seeing how these spaces come together!”
I love the simplicity of this entry. Isn’t this reclaimed wood console great?
Entry Table: West Elm.
Book Page Print: Sugarboo Designs 3×4 size.
Bottom Half: Antique Store.
Faux Florals: Michaels & Ikea.
Floors: NobleHouse English Leather.
First things first, PAINT!
Our whole house was beige, even the ceilings! I could not wait to ditch the beige! I wanted to go with white walls and my husband wanted gray, my husband won on this one, and I’m glad we went with the gray walls since we were doing white cabinets!
We decided to start with painting the entry/living area gray (Tinman by Kawll Paint at Sherwin Williams) and the ceilings white. We also had our black cabinets painted white and we picked the shade of white that best matched the trim, which ended up being “Snowbound by Sherwin Williams”.
The countertops were not my all time favorite but not something that had to be changed, so we kept them.
We also changed the backsplash to a basic white subway tile and added hardware to our kitchen cabinets.
Subway Tile: Lowe’s.
Wall Paint: Gray -Tinman by Kwall Paint at Sherwin Williams.
White & Green Plants: Ikea.
Wood Plant: Home Goods.
Concrete Candle: Target.
Metal Sign: Vintage Market.
Cutting Board: Home Goods & Magnolia Market.
Utensil Holder: World Market.
Wooden Spoons, Spatula, etc: World Market.
The wood and glass pendants are from Home Goods. They were only $39.99 each!
The kitchen stools are from Target.
We replaced the existing tile on the floor and continued out the hardwood to match the rest of the downstairs living area.
Hardwood Floors: NobleHouse English Leather.
Island Dimentions: 109” ½ x 51”
Kitchen Runner: Home Goods.
Cabinet Paint: White – “Snowbound by Sherwin Williams”.
The cabinet hardware is from Amazon.
I gravitate towards the style of Restoration Hardware so I pulled most of my inspiration for this room from their spaces!
Shelves, Table & Chairs: Restoration Hardware.
Chandelier: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.
The pale grey paint color is Tinman by Kwall Paint at Sherwin Williams.
Book Page Print: Sugarboo Designs 3×4 size.
The decor is from Nebraska Furniture Mart, Michaels, Homegoods, Magnolia Market, & Rad & Happy Print.
Figuring out our living room was a daunting task for me. It took a good while to figure out the style of the room since our living, kitchen, and dining all basically roll into one area. I wanted a soft, bright, neutral space.
The sofa is from Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Safavieh Rug: Joss & Main -Vera Rug Size: 8′ x 11’2″
This rustic wood coffee table is from West Elm.
Throw Blanket: Saranoni.
End Table: Home Goods.
Jug on End Table: Tuesday Morning.
Creating a photo gallery brings personality and a welcoming feel to any home.
White Linen Curtains: West Elm.
Pillows: Target & Homegoods.
The media cabinet keeps everything hidden and organized.
One of my favorite rooms in the house is our laundry room! The original cabinets in there made no sense what so ever and it drove me crazy. We had those torn out and started over! We had my husband’s cousin install our shiplap, frame the windows and built new shelves! Later we had a tile guy come rip out our existing tile and swapped it out with something cleaner. Then had a painter come out and paint the shiplap walls in Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.
Floor Tile: Allen + Roth Lowe’s 464009.
Laundry Basket: World Market.
Wood Crate on Floor: World Market.
Bench Shoe Basket: Home Goods and spray painted flat black.
Various Metal Cans — no stores unfortunately all have been found at vintage markets.
Towel on Metal Can: Ikea.
White Shelves: Board from Home Depot & Ikea Shelf Brackets.
Small Metal Planter: Hobby Lobby.
Green Plant: Ikea.
Flowers & Greenery in Metal Basket: Michaels.
Metal Pitcher with Succulents: Michaels.
Wood Metal Organizer: World Market.
The white shiplap walls are painted in Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.
Black Clock: Hobby Lobby.
Coat Rack: Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Green Jackets: Joyfolie.
Custom Bench Cushion: Home of Wool on etsy.
Gray Pillow: West Elm.
Felt Bag: Target.
Faux Eucalyptus Stems: Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Bench shelf: Ikea Hack.
Glass Laundry Detergent Holder: World Market.
Laundry Detergent Metal Scoops: Bed Bath & Beyond.
Can I just say I love this room? It has been so nice to have it! It is our date night escape after we put the kids to bed. I was not a fan of making this one of our first projects… but I can honestly say it was so worth it! I was going for more of an industrial style media room.
We used our existing Kivik Modular Sofa in Dansbo Dark Gray from Ikea for our couches and just had to add on a double piece to make things work in there! I also found the perfect industrial media stand from World Market. Oh, and every media room needs a bar cart, aka Treat Bar, and the metal one behind the couch is perfect for us!
Marquee Letters: Michaels.
Treat Cart: World Market.
Soda Caddy: World Market.
Media Stand: World Market.
Comfy Throw: Saranoni.
Our first thing we decided to do was PAINT! I didn’t want it to feel like a dungeon so I went with a greige paint color. I chose Requisite Gray by Sherwin Williams — Not too dark, not too light!
Screen: We went with a Da-Lite Fixed Screen with an Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 2030.
Lighting: I swapped out the lighting which I found at Lowe’s, and I am very proud to say that I did all the electrical and installing by myself!! My husband was out of town and I just could not wait! I did however face-time my dad to get some tips but I was pretty excited I did it!!
Kivik Modular Sofa in Dansbo Dark Gray: Ikea.
I chose a fun playful eclectic room for the girls playroom! I am a sucker for pastels.. so those were the colors of choice!
Chalkboard: DIY | Pink Ukulele: Amazon | Small Basket by chalkboard: Land of Nod.
Industrial Pipe Curtain Rod: DIY (Pinterest tutorial). I used Hammered Antique Pewter spray paint on Chandelier & Industrial Curtain Rod. Bulbs are medium base LED Vintage Lights.
Tiny Pink Piano: Homegoods also on Amazon | Pink Wood Activity Cube: It’s from when Lexi was little but pretty sure we got it from Toys R Us.
White Book Shelf: Ikea.
The Friends in Fantasy Forest: Ikea.
Flora and the Flamingo: Anthropologie.
If You See a Fairy Ring: Barnes N Nobles | Amazon.
Ella Bella Ballerina : Amazon.
Hanging Pink & Aqua Ball String Lights: Target.
Wood Kid Table: DIY | White Metal Chairs: Target | Chair Pillows: Pink- Homegoods / Arrows: Aaron Craft | Rotating Pencil holder: Homegoods | Wood Pencils & Paint Brushes: Ikea | Journal Books: World Market.
Wood Shelf: DIY | PLAY scrabble letters: DIY.| Metal Family Print: InkdotPrint | Hanging Fabric Bead Garland: Crate and Barrel.
Area Rug: Land of Nod *(I have since swapped it out for a similar bigger Rug -Safavieh Rag Rug – Light Green Shade (it does not pull greens though more pastels): RUGS USA).
Curtains: World Market.
Blue Sofa: Homegoods | Sofa Blanket: World Market | Sofa Pillow: Target | Sofa Dolls: Live Sweet Shop
Metal Side Table: Homegoods | White Pitcher with Flowers: Ikea | Pink Lamp: Target.
I wanted a soft airy space for the nursery and kept with the twinkle theme!
Crib & Dresser: Ikea.
Nursery Room Details:
Twinkle Print: Kirklands.
Baskets, Rug: Homegoods.
White Moroccan Pouf: Amazon.
Paint Color: Repose Gray at Half tint by Sherwin Williams.
Both Chairs: Restoration Hardware.
Curtains: Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
My Little Girls Room: I decided to keep with the eclectic whimsical theme for my oldest daughters room!
Bedding – Target.
Dolls on Bed: Live Sweet Shop.
The nightstand is from Whimsical Treasures – a shop in Idaho.
Room Paint Color: Repose Gray at Half tint by Sherwin Williams.
Whimsical Carnival Prints: Pillow Thought Print Shop.
Unicorn Head: White Faux Taxidermy.
Play Kitchen: KidKraft Vintage Kitchen – White.
Play Donut & Taffy: Imagine Out Loud (they carry other fun fake foods).
Hot Air Balloon & Kite Artwork : Hobby Lobby
Metal Coffee Table: World Market.
Outdoor Sectional: Jardine Sectional from West Elm.
Isn’t Lindsey’s home beautiful? I especially love her kitchen and that adorable playroom. I am off for a meeting now but make sure to come back tomorrow for a new post!
I hope your week is filled with many Blessings!
Many hugs to all of you!