My CMS » CT, NYC & Destination Event Design

Category Archives: Home

I assume that most everyone knows H&M for their clothing line but am I the only one that did not know they have a home store as well?!?!?!  Absolutely loving the look (and prices) of their rustic charm collection! Check out this as well as their other collections here!

hmprod (1)

hmprod (9)


hmprod (10)


hmprod (2)hmprod (3)hmprod (4)hmprod

Hey guys, in case you missed the first part of my home tour showcasing our living space you can check it out here. Today I am sharing our entry way and home office space.

A great entry way is important in any household. It is the place where you throw your keys, sunglasses and pocket change when you walk through the door. We have this great mirrored catch all that has a deep pocket for mail as well as hooks underneath for our keys and sunglasses.


The “table” in the entry way is composed of old wooden crates that we already had. We simply stacked them on top of one another to create a “junk” table as my husband likes to call it where we throw all of our things down when we get in at night. The crates are filled with various items; one houses homemade jam for when we have guests or visitors. Another has a collection of milk bottles. We built a custom fit wine rack for another. These crates not only have great storage but are very versatile and can easily be changed around when needed.


Fresh flowers help brighten any space! ( I grew these little sunflowers in our garden)


Our home office space is simply a desk on the opposite side of our entryway from the main door however it is a functional space and works well in our apartment. A simple white desk provides storage. Above the desk is an old garage window that we used as seating escorts at our wedding. It now hangs behind the desk as a great focal and conversation piece.


To the left of the desk is my small craft storage station that I made from milk crates that I spray painted white and use for storage. Pictures are hung on the wall along with the antlers from my first deer.


One of the things  that I loved when I first walked into the one bedroom apartment in the city where my husband and I are living, was the natural light. You walk in to an open room which we subtly divided to be used for both a living and dinning space. Ever since we moved in just over two years ago we have been building unique furniture pieces to fill the space. At this point I think my husband would say that we have run out of room to keep all of the pieces however I think he would agree that all of the pieces that are meaningful to us because we built them together.


The corner unit in the room is a re-purposed door which we found on the street. Cut it in half, add some shelves, a vintage glass handle and a skeleton key and your in business. We have a blend of color tones throughout the space. The burnt orange color of the shelving unit pops against the white walls and light wood floors.


Our bookshelf is also handmade with rough cut lumber and perfectly houses a blend of our books and antique pieces.


The coffee table is a basic shadow box concept  that we filled with wine corks – contributions were made from our friends and family to fill the eight wells.


Our console table which sits behind the sofa was also built by us with some scrap wood donated to us by a family member. This unit houses our bar, glassware and wines. Alex’s treat stand is always within reach to keep him happy, particularly when there are oatmeal raisin cookies inside it:)


We love our X-factor pub table. It is a great color contrast in the space and it makes for a unique elevated dinning experience.