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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Laura

Fun Friday- Christmas, an update on Lincoln's room, and Kelly Wearstler

The Christmas decorations came out last night- it's starting!! I actually waited a week longer to pull it all down than I did last year. Last year I was so excited to start decorating everything, but I really had no idea what I was in for...this house is almost double the size of our last home and decorating it was a HUGE undertaking. We have our Christmas tree from our old house, my mom's tree, and then I ended up buying a tree for the upstairs because I just couldn't help myself. So I have to say I've been dreading it a little this year...I want to take a nap just thinking about it!

This is what our living room looked like last year- I think I'm going to do something very similar this year. Maybe add a few more elements, but I'm going to try and challenge myself to DIY any new decor so I don't end up spending so much $$'s so easy to go overboard.

My husband Kris and I spent some time this week working on Lincoln's room and we've already ran into several hiccups...the rug I ordered feels like it could be the wrong certain angles it looks good with the wallpaper, and then other angles it feels like something is off.

Don't mind the pink walls, they will be getting a fresh coat of white (I think) very soon. As for the rug I've decided to keep it for now and decide later as the room comes together more. In this photo I feel like the color isn't I should probably just go ahead and return it.

Then we started ripping out the window seat and found an air conditioning duct inside.

After a bit of thinking we're going to attempt building the bed up to sit on top of the window seat. We assembled the bed yesterday to play around with it and it's actually only going to add 7" to the total bed height. The bed we ordered is already super low to the ground so I don't think it's going to feel too tall at all. Once we've built it up then we can add some type of storage underneath the bed. We will lose the trundle that was originally supposed to go down there, but I'm ok with that.

Have you seen the ads for Kelly Wearstler's masterclass? It's probably because I spend all day searching interior design related terms so my phone knows I'm obsessed (those algorithms are wild). I decided I wanted to take it. I have idolized Kelly Wearstler for years, I remember first seeing her when she was a judge on Top Design and then when I started working as an interior designer, they had all of her design books just laying around and I would flip through them constantly- just in awe of the choices and bravery in her projects. It was so inspiring to see someone pick the most fun combination of finishes you could possibly imagine.

I will definitely report back on what her masterclass is like. Having an interior design degree is a lot more technical than most realize- very little time is spent on selecting fabrics and furniture, and the style aspect. Most of our classes revolved around learning to draft floor plans and elevations, creating electrical and lighting plans, and learning codes, codes, and more codes. So while I'm sure Kelly Wearstler is a total pro at all of the technical aspects of design, I doubt her masterclass focuses on that and is more about the fun parts of design. I'll definitely report back! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, have you started decorating for Christmas or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving?



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Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way. 

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