Styling Tips

  • Bye Bye Beige in the Bathrooms

    Bye Bye Beige in the Bathrooms

    When we moved into our Chicago pad, we decided to paint the entire place with a fresh coat of gray. Well…I shouldn’t say entire place. We did most of our new condo, but decided to forgo the bathrooms.  Just because bathrooms can be very difficult to paint…I mean c’mon…who wants to crawl behind the toilet

  • Making a Statement

    Making a Statement

    If you’re a regular here on the DIY Playbook, this statement chair is old news. Howeverrrr…. over the past few months I have gotten quite a few questions about where I bought this gem and when One Kings Lane approached us to dish on this little darlin’, I thought this was the perfect chance to

  • Holiday Bar Cart

    Holiday Bar Cart

    Cheers to our bar cart getting all dressed up for the holidays! She used to look like this, but now she is all glammed up for the upcoming holiday festivities. By adding hints of silver and gold metallics, this bar cart is ready for some holiday cheers. I scored the bar cart itself on clearance

  • Bar Cart Styling

    Bar Cart Styling

    Thanks to Casey’s Bar Cart Styling Tutorial, I created a bar cart of my own! Like Casey mentions in her step-by-step guide to creating a bar cart, you just gotta love how bar carts save cabinet space, add some serious function to any get-together, and can be a glamorous piece of eye candy for all

  • Styling 101: How to Style a Bar Cart

    Styling 101: How to Style a Bar Cart

    I’m a big fan of entertaining. It’s always so nice to have friends and family over to hang out, have a few cocktails, and eat some munchies. We like to accommodate all of our guests with a wide variety of beverages. That’s why we’re always well stocked with a plethora of wine, hard alcohol, and

  • Tips on buying used books… for less.

    My built-ins are dripping in books. My bedside has a stack of color coordinated books. Our guest room is sprinkled with books. The bar cart has a few books on it. Heck, there’s even a book on the back of our toilet. I love decorating with books. It’s something about their color, title, history, and

  • Why a White Couch?

    Why a White Couch?

    I often get asked why on earth I would purchase a large ALL WHITE couch for our family room. The simple answer. I like it. I always dreamed of having a big, comfy, “pottery barn-esque” couch to lounge on. One that was crisp and neutral. So when we moved to St. Louis, I decided to

  • White Bedding for our Master Bedroom

    White Bedding for our Master Bedroom

    So you guys remember my big plans for our master bedroom, right? (Read about it in this post) Well, I’ve tackled the first step for our bedroom makeover. New Bedding!   Yep, I took the plunge and decided to go ahead and purchase a fabulous new duvet and pillows.  If you follow us on Instagram

  • Storage Solutions in a Small Home

    So, if any of you have ever rented an apartment, loft, or condo…you know that storage is usually scarce. You’ll maybe be lucky to have a coat closet…or a linen closet. But typically not both.  And if you’re like me, then you enjoy when all of your “stuff” has a designated spot to call home.

  • Heavenly Couch, Thanks Macy’s

    Heavenly Couch, Thanks Macy’s

    Furniture shopping is___________________. a. Overwhelming b. Intimidating c. Exciting d. Full of commitment e. All of the above Answer: (E). All of the above. Throughout allllllll of the adventures that come along with furniture shopping, I have felt all of these emotions and more, many, many more. Trying to pick out the perfect couch; one that has the ideal ratio of