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Love the Home You Have: Simply Inspired Holiday Series!

Love the Home You Have: Simply Inspired Holiday Series!book page from Love the Home You Have

Are you feeling inspired already for the holiday season, or are you slightly overwhelmed (or both!) at this point? Or maybe like me you are just in denial. I’m excited, but also wishing our kitchen would be done in time for Thanksgiving dinner and that I wouldn’t be Christmas decorating around a heavy kitchen sink in a box on the dining room floor.

Isn’t that how it goes though? Most of us don’t have the perfect house or perfect circumstances for the perfect holiday. Even if you are in your sweet spot in life right now, expectations for what this season should look like can sometimes distract us from what we really want it to be.

I could hardly believe it when my Instagram feed started filling up with homes fully decorated for Christmas already on November 1 (and before)! That feels early even for me (See my post from the past when I was defending having a tree on Thanksgiving!).

Whether you are eager to baste that turkey and ready to deck the halls, or just wondering how in the world (or even if) you are going to pull yourself or your home together in time to celebrate or entertain, I have a brand new series for us this year :)

This series will be designed to inspire a little more joy in the season for all of us, no matter what shape or size or state our home is in this year. I’ll share simple practical ways to transform your home, heart and holidays. It isn’t just about decorating and gift giving (although I’ll offer lots of inspiration for that!), it’s about all the ways we can start savoring this season at home, right where we are.

Love the Home You Have: Simply Inspired Holidays kicks off here on The Inspired Room this Monday!

Will you join me? :)

As a free gift from me to you, you can download a copy of a “Seasons” art print, based on the one featured in my book photo (above)! You’ll find various sizes and other artwork options right here. Enjoy!

Inspired By: Round Mirrors

Inspired By: Round MirrorsVanessa Francis

Greetings! So confession time. The round window that was supposed to be installed in our kitchen last week wasn’t on the truck as expected, so it wasn’t delivered and is not in my kitchen. Needless to say, I WAS BUMMED! But we are expecting installation this week. Delays seem to be the story of my life! No projects have moved along as quickly or smoothly as I’d like.

But as I’ve said before, delays often produce a better result and I’ve found that to be true with our kitchen project on more than one occasion. More details to come, but we should be back on a roll soon with exciting progress to show you as we enter the phase where more interesting things start to happen.

Meanwhile, one reader mentioned in the comments of our round window post that round mirrors can accomplish a similar look for those who may not want to install an actual round window. Such a good point! Round mirrors are one of my favorite accessories to add a circular shape, reflect light, and add interest in a room.

True story, I probably have a dozen mirrors (many of them are round) sitting on the floor and against walls just waiting for all the remodeling to be done so I can finally hang them on the walls. 

Today I thought we’d “reflect” (see what I did there?) on some of my own round mirrors and offer you inspiration for how round mirrors can add pizazz to a room (and might even impact your space as much as a new round window)!

Inspired By: Round MirrorsPhoto from my book The Inspired Room / Mirror: HomeGoods / Lamp / Dresser (click here for similar, mine is out of stock)

Inspired By: Round MirrorsJessica de Ruiter / Photo: Nicole LaMotte via Remodel.io

Inspired By: Round MirrorsThe Picket Fence Projects

Inspired By: Round MirrorsThe Inspired Room /Mirror: Ikea / Cabinet / Light: Barnlight Electric

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Megan Pflug

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Serena and Lily

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The Inspired Room / MirrorLarson Nailhead Trim Chair / Lamp (sold out) / Striped Rug

Inspired By: Round MirrorsSarah Bartholomew

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House and Home

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The Inspired Room / Mirror / Lamp / Cabinet: RH

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Serena and Lily

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Andrew Brown Interiors

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Jennifer PalumboMontara mirror

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Becki Owens / Calle Tamara

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Serena and Lily

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Jennifer Palumbo

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West Elm

Inspired By: Round MirrorsAnthropologie

Inspired By: Round MirrorsBay Head Beach Bungalow by Chango and Co.

Inspired By: Round MirrorsLonny

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Come back tomorrow for a fun seasonal announcement!

Inspired By: Round Mirrors

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