“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”  -Anne of Green Gables

 

It is finally magical October, and I am back today to bring you Part 2 of my Fall Home Tour. Once again, I have joined up with some incredible bloggers for a Joyful Fall Home Tour blog hop. I love doing these tours because it allows me to share not only my home with you, but also the beautiful homes of the women who inspire and encourage me on a daily basis.  After my tour, be sure to follow the links at the end of this post to get more Fall inspiration from each of these talented bloggers.

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Hey Friends! Happy Fall! The last few months of the year are always my favorite, so I get so excited when Fall finally rolls around. Fall signifies the beginning of the coziest, most joyful, wonderful time of the year. I love every bit of it! Today I have teamed up with a few of my super talented blogging besties (who happen to love this season as much as I do) to bring you a round-up of our Fall Home Tours. Be sure to click through at the end of this post to check out each of their beautiful blogs and see how they have cozied their homes up for the season.

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Many of us have ‘multipurpose spaces’ in our homes. A multipurpose space allows us to combine multiple functions into one room, like a guest room + home office combo (or if your house is like ours, it also serves as a storage closet, among other things). Sometimes creating a multipurpose space that’s functional AND stylish can prove to be a challenge, but I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely possible!

 

I teamed up with Cost Plus World Market over on their blog to transform our tiny 10′ x 10′ spare bedroom into the multipurpose space of our dreams. With the help of some creative storage solutions and Cost Plus World Market’s Small Spaces CollectionI was able to create an appealing space for my husband to sit down and get some work done when needed, a gorgeous and ultra-stylish guest retreat to make friends and family feel right at home when they come to visit, and a simple storage system to conceal and store toys – all in a tiny, yet functional and stylish multipurpose space.

 

 

Head on over to the World Market Blog to see all of the gorgeous details of this room and read my tips on how to create a stylish and functional multipurpose space like this in your own home!

 

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains some affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small percentage of the profit from sales made through these links at no additional cost to you. All ideas and opinions expressed are completely my own.

 

A bright, fresh, and simple Master Bedroom makeover just in time for the warm Summer months. Summer Home Tour Part 2: by Belle Amour Blog

Hello friends! Welcome to Part 2 of my Summer Home Tour, Sponsored by hayneedle.com. If you are here from A Blue Nest or A House With Books on our Summer Home Tour hop, welcome! Weren’t Jordan and Hayley’s Summer homes gorgeous?! I just love each of their unique styles so much. Don’t forget to follow through to the rest of the ladies on this tour tomorrow. I have linked them all at the end of this post. The girls in this tour are some of my blogger besties, and I know you will just love them as much as I do!

I am so excited to share my newly refreshed Master bedroom with you today! When it comes to decorating my home for Summer, I love to keep things really fresh and simple. If you missed it, you can check out my Five Tips to Refresh Your Home for Summer along with Part 1 of my Summer Home Tour here. Summers here in California can get really hot. There are so many fun activities and events going on that it feels like we are always on the go, and so exhausted at the end of those long fun-filled days. During the Summer especially, I want our Master bedroom to be a fresh, calm, clean retreat to sink into at the end of the day.  (more…)

Summer is slowing creeping up on us, and I for one am extremely ready! I love everything about summer: From the backyard BBQs, to the long lazy days, to the beach bonfires, and luxurious tropical summer vacations. My house is finally getting on board with the Summer vibes too, and I am so excited to share Part 1 of my Summer Home Tour with you! Today I have teamed up with nine extraordinarily talented bloggers to bring you the Joyful Summer Home Tour. We are each sharing parts of our homes all decorated for summer with you. If you are coming here from Meaningful Spaces, hi and welcome! Isn’t Laura’s home stunning? After you finish my tour, be sure to check out the schedule of participants at the bottom of this post.

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A Joyful Spring Home Tour with a fresh and fun modern boho farmhouse vibe.

Hey friends! Happy Monday! I have something that I am so excited to share with you this morning. I have teamed up with 14 incredibly talented bloggers and hayneedle.com to bring you our Joyful Spring Home Tour. You can find the post schedule for the week at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check back each day from now through Thursday to view each of these ladies’ Spring Home tours. Trust me when I say – they are all out of this world talented and I promise you don’t want to miss a single one! If you just came over from TIDBITS, welcome! I will give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor. Wasn’t her post beautiful?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains some affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I only work with brands that I love and stand behind 100%.

 

The arrival of Spring brings so many wonderful things: Sunshine, rebirth, warmer weather, and for many of us an undeniable urge to clean, organize, and refresh our homes. One area of my home that has been feeling a little lackluster lately is my dining room. I am hoping to re-do the space at some point in the near future, so I have been shopping around and gathering tons of inspiration.

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I put this Spring Dining Room Makeover inspiration board together using items from Cost Plus World Market (if you have been following my blog for any length of time you are already well aware of my obsession with that store). One of the things I love most about World Market is the wide array of styles they carry. They have everything from Contemporary, to Mid-Century Modern, to BoHo, to Farmhouse, and so much more. I think that true beauty is born when you can mix styles effortlessly, and World Market makes that so easy by having so many beautiful styles right at our fingertips. They carry a huge variety of furniture, home decor, entertaining essentials, and so much more, which made it so easy to find everything I could possibly want for my Spring Dining Room makeover in one place.

For my new dining room, I would like to keep the main pieces in line with my modern farmhouse style, but I also really want to bring in some more fresh and fun elements for the Spring season. I am so in love with the way these neutral Farmhouse style pieces from World Market mix with the clean, bright, modern gold and marble elements, fresh greenery, and soft subtle pops of color for a beautiful & fun Spring Dining Room makeover.

 

Now I just need to convince my husband that we need everything on this board, because I have fallen head over heels in love with every bit of it and I need it all in my dining room stat!

If you are looking to refresh or makeover any space in your home this Spring then you are in luck, because Cost Plus World Market’s Friends and Family Event starts on Friday and they are letting me share this special deal with you, my readers!

Cost Plus World Market’s Friends and Family event begins this Friday 3/10! Save an extra 30% on home décor, furniture, entertaining essentials and more. Save 10% on food and beverages. Sale ends 3/13/17. Get your coupon HERE (online promo code FRIENDS). Then head into your local Cost Plus World Market store to check out all of the amazing deals you can score during this huge sale. Find your nearest location hereI’m coming for you San Jose Almaden store!

 

Cost Plus World Market Friends and Family Sale

 

Are you eyeballing any World Market items for a Spring refresh in your home? I would love to hear your favorites!

 

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Modern Boho Farmhouse Finds

Hey everyone! I hope you all have enjoyed this long holiday weekend! My style has been going through a little bit of a transition recently, and I have been having so much fun incorporating subtle, neutral bits of the boho trend into my existing modern farmhouse style.

Yesterday I took my Instagram followers on a HomeGoods shopping trip with me via IG stories. I scored some really amazing finds (pictured above) including this fun Flokati stool, gorgeous vintage gray accent rug, and bold black and white geometric / tribal tassel rug. You all had so many questions about these fun finds, and lots of great input too. (I finally settled on the black and white rug in the kitchen and the gray vintage in the entryway. Thanks for the help deciding!) Anyways, since so many people were interested but these don’t have online sources (they were lucky HomeGoods finds), I have scoured a few of my favorite online sources to find some similar items for you.

 

I have linked up a few of my favorite similar items below.

Flokati Stool: 

 

Vintage Accent Rug:

 

Black and White Rug:

 

Hope you find something you love!

 

Do you enjoy mixing styles? What trends are you finding yourself drawn to lately? Let me know in the comments below, or find me on Instagram over @belleamourblog.

Have a great week friends!

 

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small percentage of the profit from sales made through these links at no additional cost to you. All ideas and opinions expressed are completely my own. I only recommend products that I use or stand behind 100%.

A Minnie Mouse Birthday Soiree + 5 Tips For Throwing a Stylish Character Party

Oh hey! Remember me? Things have been crazy busy around here, but I’m hoping to return to a more consistent posting schedule now that things have settled down a bit. Thanks for sticking around! I’ve missed you guys!

So last weekend we threw my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. She specifically requested a Minnie Mouse birthday. I thought I had at least a couple more years before I would have to begrudgingly peruse the overwhelming character aisles of the party supply store. Of course there is nothing wrong with character parties. If the character decor they carry in the store suits your style, then by all means go for it! But if you are like me and the thought of hot pink and bright purple character posters and streamers plastered all over your house sends you into a panic, then you can probably understand where I’m coming from.

But I know this girl’s love for Minnie Mouse (She met her at Disneyland last month and stared at her in awe and hugged her six times and kissed her little nose and giggled uncontrollably). I see her dancing all over the living room to “The Hot Dog Song” when Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is on TV. Who am I to deny a two year old her birthday party dreams? I set to work to create a fun, girly, stylish Minnie Mouse Birthday Soiree that she would love even more than a store bought, commercial character party (and that didn’t send my simple, neutral loving heart into freakout mode). With some time, effort, and a whole lot of DIY, I made it happen. And you know what? She LOVED it! She has been raving about her Minnie Mouse Birthday party every day since, and it feels so good knowing that I created that for her.

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Every year I am so bad about putting a Christmas wish list together. I get so excited about buying gifts for loved ones, and I forget to even think about what I want and / or need. It usually takes multiple instances of people saying “Ok Steph… Christmas is a week away. Please tell me what you want” for me to finally come up with a few things that I think might be nice to have.

This year I decided to be on the ball so I’m ready when my mom says “Ok honey, send me your Christmas wish list please!” Now that I am Mom-ing and blogging, I have found it a lot easier to come up with a list of things I could use.

Here are some of the items on my Christmas wish list. These are all things that I either need or want and would love to have. They would also make great gifts for any laid back, hard-working ladies you know. You can shop these items by clicking the photo of the item on the gift guide, or the links below.

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