Styling Up My Dining Room With Corduroy Company

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

This post is a collaboration with Corduroy Company who provided the awesome art and mudcloth you'll see here. I'm thrilled to be able to partner with a brand that I love and am excited about!

Did y'all catch last week's Meet the Maker post with Colleen from Corduroy Company? If not, be sure to check it out here because today's post is a follow up to that! In that post, I interviewed Colleen about her business, how she got started, and what her current favorite products are among other things. I'd love for y'all to get to know the face behind the company that I'm partnering with here today! She carries a fantastic selection of home decor, art prints, jewelry, and accessories in her shop.

When Colleen reached out to me on Instagram and wanted to know if I'd be interested in styling up a few of her products in my home, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. She has such a great collection of products from small-batch makers and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a few. Our tastes are super similar so I would have been happy working with just about anything. Colleen ended up bringing by four art prints and a gorgeous piece of indigo mudcloth for me to share with y'all. 

I had a blast playing around with different spots in my home for these five pieces and ultimately all of them ended up on and around the mid-century modern china hutch in my dining room. They worked so well together that I thought - why not keep them together?

First up, let's talk about these three "back of the head" prints as I affectionately like to call them. They're by artist Elizabeth Mayville, and though they don't come as a set, I love them as a group of three. Here are the links to find them in Corduroy Company's shop: Braid no. 8, Bird no. 8, and Top Knot no. 24.

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

I framed them in my favorite white frames* from Target and hung them using Command picture hanging strips. We have old plaster walls in the dining room, so hanging things on them is tricky sometimes! The picture hanging strips are perfect to solve that issue.

These prints are just adorable, aren't they? Who would have thought that the back of someone's head could be so cute! I can totally picture these hanging in a little girl's room too.

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.
 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

The second art print is an abstract from Ocean + Olive. I'm a huge fan of abstracts, especially when they're in fun, poppy colors like this one! I also framed it in the same white frame as the others, but in a square version. Those frames are great quality for such a reasonable price - you really can't go wrong with them if you need a simple white frame.

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

I layered that abstract against another larger piece of art that I had in another spot in my home. That one is actually just a framed piece of indigo fabric - it was a remnant I found at a sample sale!

I love the height that the two pieces of art bring to this vintage china cabinet. I finished off the styling with a set of three painted terracotta vases from West Elm (sadly no longer available) and a trailing pothos plant. I'm loving how this little vignette turned out!

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

Finally, let's talk about this stunning piece of indigo mudcloth. This material is SUPER popular right now and for good reason - it's beautiful and each one is unique! You could use this as a decorative piece in so many places like on the end of your bed, hanging on the wall as a tapestry, or even use it to make pillows. I tried it in several spots around my home before settling on throwing it over this leaning ladder as a decorative piece.

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

I love how this balances out the set of prints on the other side of the china hutch without feeling too perfectly symmetrical.

 I loved collaborating with Corduroy Company on this little styling project in my dining room! Those charming back of the head prints, abstract art print, and indigo mudcloth work beautifully with my mid-century china cabinet.

I'm totally digging the way that these five pieces transformed this wall in my dining room. The colors and style are perfect in here! If y'all liked these pieces in this post, you definitely need to check out the other items in Corduroy Company's shop - I promise you'll find a ton of things you like! She's got a really nice variety of carefully selected pieces of home decor, art, accessories, and even jewelry. Head on over there and take a look! 

Happy shopping. 😉

 

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Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Patio

 Get the look of this mid-century modern outdoor patio space! A mix of soft grays, natural wood tones, and modern lines make for a cozy, inviting outdoor living room. Add some plants to finish it off!

Welcome this week's installment of Get the Look! This time I decided to skip the inspiration step and go with my gut to create this mid-century modern outdoor patio space. I had this picture in my head of what I wanted to create and BOOM. Off I went! I let those creative juices flow, which was so refreshing - I was definitely in need of a little bit of no expectations, straight-up design fun in my life.

Since we're getting into the summer season where being outdoors is priority number one, I wanted to put together an outdoor living room that felt fresh, modern, and fairly neutral. I can totally picture this design living on a screen porch in someone's backyard or out on a deck somewhere overlooking the water! 

The only challenge I gave myself for this space was that every piece needed to be on sale right now. I wanted to see how much bang I could get for my buck on this design AND show you how many good deals there are right now on outdoor furniture! If you're in the market, now is the time to buy, my friends. If you wait until mid-summer, your pickings will be slim because retailers will have already moved on to fall!

So, was I successful in my mission to find amazing pieces for amazing prices? Yes! Every item you see in this design is on sale except for those lanterns you see on the coffee table. They're extremely affordable though (and they come with candles!), so I figured I'd let them slide. :) 

Here's the design I put together and below it are all of the sources!

Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Patio

 Get the look of this mid-century modern outdoor patio space! A mix of soft grays, natural wood tones, and modern lines make for a cozy, inviting outdoor living room. Add some plants to finish it off!

Corded Weave Lounge Chairs || Wood Coffee Table || Gray Sectional: Left Arm, Right Arm, Armless Chair || Mid-Century Flatweave Outdoor Rug || Concrete Drum Side Table || Gray Triangles Outdoor Lumbar Pillow || Botanical Leaves Outdoor Pillow || Modern Outdoor Bar Cart || Rectangular Outdoor Planter || Outdoor Lantern - Small || Outdoor Lantern - Large || Majesty Palm in Gray Planter 

And here are some notes about the design and a few of the pieces I chose!

For this outdoor space, I decided to go with a very calm color palette and let the greenery and plants add a little bit of pizzazz. Thanks to the various patterns and textures, that calm color palette doesn't feel boring at all - that outdoor rug is certainly an example of that with its abstract geometric design!

The outdoor wicker sofa you see is actually a modular piece - you can purchase the individual pieces to make the size and shape you want, which is perfect if you want to customize it to your space. You can make a sectional, love seat, or straight sofa like I did here.

The armchairs have a really cool corded arm and back design - I've been eyeing those since they were first released and now they're on crazy sale! If I didn't already have patio furniture, I'd snap those up in a heartbeat.

To make this space feel like a little oasis, I lined what would be the back wall with some wood planters. I put three planters together to form one long line for high visual impact (but low cost!).

And finally, we can't forget about that little majesty palm! This particular guy is from Amazon, which is my new favorite source for plants if I can't find something locally. I wrote a whole post about it if you want to read more about shopping for live plants online. I've now sent two plants as gifts to folks via Amazon and both recipients raved about them.

All right, folks, that's all for now! Have a great weekend!

 

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