UPGRADING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE WITH ARTICLE

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It has been a hot (or shall I say cool) minute since I sat in my swimsuit or threw an outdoor dinner party. I couldn’t be more excited to be outside in the summer sun, especially now that I have some gorgeous pieces from Article.

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To put it simply, Article seriously stepped up their game this season with their newly expanded outdoor collection. Not just in style and value, but also in how easy they’ve made it for you to upgrade your outdoor space — no matter your style.

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They’ve curated three distinct looks to choose from: Garden Scandi, Boho Patio, and Industrial Pop. So there’s something for everyone. They even have a QUIZ you can take if you need a little extra help defining your style. For me, I was so drawn to the modern, clean lines and timeless, neutral qualities of their Garden Scandi collection.

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You all know how much I adore Article. I have a sofa and two green velvet chairs from Article that I cannot stop raving about. Well, now my outdoors look like my indoors.

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The Teaka dining table is SOLID. Solid in style and make. The teak wood comes raw. You can seal it if you would like or you can let it weather. I would recommend sealing it if you live in Arizona because the sun can be super harsh.

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I chose the Svelti white outdoor chairs to go with the table because they are easy to wipe down (it gets dusty in AZ) and they won’t burn you when you sit on them. They are very comfortable and light-weight, which makes them easy to store in a garage or indoors during the cooler months. Pro tip: The armed versions of these chairs stack if you need to store them during the off-season.

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I styled the table with blue, vintage earthenware that I grew up eating on. Blue is a hot color right now, and it looks beautiful outside with the blue sky or near a blue pool.

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Because we live in the pool 12 hours a day during the summer, I thought a sectional that I could easily wipe down and lie on would be nice to have. I like the shape of the Tezra sectional, and I felt the darker gray would show less dirt. It’s SOOO comfortable. My friend Pete likes it too.

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The Toba Driftwood Gray coffee table was the perfect shape to balance the rectangular design of the sectional and the color coordinated well with the solid teak table and dining chairs. The wood also comes raw. So, if you want to avoid water rings, I would recommend coasters or sealing it.

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Elle, Levi, and I are set for summer thanks to Article. If you’re in the market for affordable, modern outdoor furniture, I highly recommend checking out Article’s expanded collection. Be sure to also see how Vintage Revivals and No Whey Lady styled their pieces.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer; location Lexi Grace Design

Happy Holidays from Us to You

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Though I haven’t been posting here as often as the years prior, I want you to know how thankful I am for your support over this past year and half as my family has transitioned to the three amigos.

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We’re finally feeling “normal” and have hit our groove. I’m finally used to my new life and my new job too.

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We are glad to say good-bye to 2018 in a lot of ways, but are thankful for all of the growth that came out of it. We are looking ahead to 2019 and excited for all that it will bring. We will be sure to take you guys along with us too.

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We hope you had the best Christmas, and we’re wishing you the happiest New Year!

Love,

Alex, Elle and Levi

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Winter Velvet with Garnet Hill

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My master bedroom got an update just in time for the holidays thanks to Garnet Hill. I finally have the best linen sheets on the planet to sleep in every night and the softest velvet green comforter to top it all off.

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I have been wanting to try the tone on tone trend for a long time, and there is no color that I drool over more than emerald green. This comforter is high quality with a natural linen side as well. So, you really get two looks in one with this purchase.

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If you’re looking for a bedroom refresh without redecorating the whole space, I definitely recommend just updating your linens. It makes a big impact without as much of an investment.

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Photos by Rennai Hoefer.

Article Anton Sofa

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This post is sponsored by Article.

In a sea of neutrals it’s nice to see a pop of blue. Don’t you agree? I’m still not over deep gem tones, teals and blues. The Anton sofa by Article was just the perfect pop of color in Rennai’s home. I had the chance to style her living room, and I had a lot of fun playing up patterns, textures and color.

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If you’re looking for a stylish couch with durable fabric definitely check out this sofa. I have the Sven in Birch, and I love it. However, this blue sure makes me smile when I see it. Sometimes you just need furniture in your home that does that for you.

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Something else to note is that this bench is from Article as well. You don’t always need a coffee table to complete a space. Leather adds a lot of warmth too.

Article is just amazing, guys. The quality and design is THERE! Check them out!

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Levi's Big Boy Room

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Levi turns 3 this week. I just can’t believe it. He has officially started wearing clothes without the letter “t” in the size, he is potty trained, and he is definitely ready for a big boy bed. For his 3rd birthday I partnered with Living Spaces to pack away the crib and graduate him to a bonafide twin bed.

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It sure was an emotional day when that crib left the house. Countless hours have been spent rocking my babies over that crib. I remember the day we first set it up and how I couldn’t believe a baby would be sleeping in it. Now, here I am…The crib is gone and Levi is sleeping in one of the most gorgeous twin beds I have ever seen.

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He is practically Prince and the Pea because he has the nicest mattress ever. If you didn’t know, they have their own mattress line called Revive. I got the R2 plush mattress, and I wish I had one for my bed. I own one for my guest room, and after sleeping on it I was hooked. They also do a lot of giving back to their communities. During certain times of year they do buy 1, give 1 events where for each mattress purchased a twin mattress is donated to a foster family through Arizona Helping Hands. So cool, right?!

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I kept all of the items from his nursery, and I rearranged the room to incorporate a twin bed. Instead of keeping the big mirror hanging above the bed, I moved the dresser to the opposite side of the room and put the mirror above it. This created some space to put up a wall clock and have the bookshelf be more of a focal point.

If you’re looking to design a room for your son or daughter, I have shared some tips on Living Spaces’ Behind the Design blog.

All in all I still love his room. I’ll miss the beautiful nursery that I brought him home to, but this space is just as great and one for him to grow into.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer