Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nourison Graphic Illusions Damask Rug Review

You guys...my office mini-makeover is coming along (check out my gold & marble shelving units, coral closet doors, closet system, and coral curtains), and now I have a new rug that feels so silky and delicious (yes, delicious!) under my toes.

A review of the Nourison Graphic Illusions Black Damask Area Rug from Rug Studio. The rug looks gorgeous in this black, white and gold glam home office. | via monicawantsit.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Interior Design Inspiration in Austin, TX

My husband's birthday was last Friday, and we went to Austin, TX for a weekend getaway. Even though we were gone a whopping 48 hours, it was still so nice to eat new things, see our friends, and we even carved out some time to visit a few interior design hot spots in ATX. I took plenty of iPhone photos so I could share the eye candy with you all.

It was such a treat to get to visit Jonathan Adler's Austin store. The staff was beyond friendly (even if it was totes obvious we weren't going to buy anything...) and the decor and furnishings were impeccable. I am obsessed with the horse head lamp, Greek key rugs, agate coasters, and the hints of gold all around. 

Design inspiration from Jonathan Adler and West Elm in Austin, TX | via monicawantsit.com

If you're not familiar with Jonathan Adler, I would describe his taste as happy meets chic. His designs and products tend to be bold, large, and trendy. You can spot his furniture on The Mindy Project- several pieces at her fertility practice are Jonathan Adler pieces.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer House Tour 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is my husband's birthday, AND it's the day I get to share my home with all of you lovely people thanks to my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're here from Splendor Styling, welcome! Mariella and I seem to share a love of black, white and gold, as evidenced by her office and chic, glam style.

My house is a bit of a DIY mess right now, so this will be a series of new and old photos. Working 10 hour days in the summer at my full-time job leaves me with few hours to snap pics in perfect lighting.

Let's start in the living room. Cheers!

// LIVING ROOM //

This room is the one I am currently working on replacing items piece by piece. I will be purchasing a new coffee table and console table really soon (I hope!) Recently, we tiled over the brick fireplace and built a custom mantle. I really love how it all turned out.

Our mantle decor is very simple. I'm trying to transition to a more understated kind of decor style because I hate clutter. The art print was a clearance find at At Home for $15, and the brass candlesticks were a Hobby Lobby clearance find at $6 for the pair.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nourison Graphic Illusions Damask Rug Review

You guys...my office mini-makeover is coming along (check out my gold & marble shelving units, coral closet doors, closet system, and coral curtains), and now I have a new rug that feels so silky and delicious (yes, delicious!) under my toes.

A review of the Nourison Graphic Illusions Black Damask Area Rug from Rug Studio. The rug looks gorgeous in this black, white and gold glam home office. | via monicawantsit.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Interior Design Inspiration in Austin, TX

My husband's birthday was last Friday, and we went to Austin, TX for a weekend getaway. Even though we were gone a whopping 48 hours, it was still so nice to eat new things, see our friends, and we even carved out some time to visit a few interior design hot spots in ATX. I took plenty of iPhone photos so I could share the eye candy with you all.

It was such a treat to get to visit Jonathan Adler's Austin store. The staff was beyond friendly (even if it was totes obvious we weren't going to buy anything...) and the decor and furnishings were impeccable. I am obsessed with the horse head lamp, Greek key rugs, agate coasters, and the hints of gold all around. 

Design inspiration from Jonathan Adler and West Elm in Austin, TX | via monicawantsit.com

If you're not familiar with Jonathan Adler, I would describe his taste as happy meets chic. His designs and products tend to be bold, large, and trendy. You can spot his furniture on The Mindy Project- several pieces at her fertility practice are Jonathan Adler pieces.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer House Tour 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is my husband's birthday, AND it's the day I get to share my home with all of you lovely people thanks to my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're here from Splendor Styling, welcome! Mariella and I seem to share a love of black, white and gold, as evidenced by her office and chic, glam style.

My house is a bit of a DIY mess right now, so this will be a series of new and old photos. Working 10 hour days in the summer at my full-time job leaves me with few hours to snap pics in perfect lighting.

Let's start in the living room. Cheers!

// LIVING ROOM //

This room is the one I am currently working on replacing items piece by piece. I will be purchasing a new coffee table and console table really soon (I hope!) Recently, we tiled over the brick fireplace and built a custom mantle. I really love how it all turned out.

Our mantle decor is very simple. I'm trying to transition to a more understated kind of decor style because I hate clutter. The art print was a clearance find at At Home for $15, and the brass candlesticks were a Hobby Lobby clearance find at $6 for the pair.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com