July 29, 2016

Moments at Home








When Keith and I moved into our new home (this past October – crazy how time flies), we took a lot of our old furniture with the intention of swapping some major pieces out. On that list was a new coffee table (got it!), a new mattress and bed frame (got the mattress, now just need to find a new frame), and a new couch. The couch we had was so uncomfortable, something we realized after it was already bought.

We couch shopped for months and I never realized just how difficult it would be to find something that was comfortable, that suited our home style and something that we both actually agreed on.We also knew that we wanted a sectional, something that the entire family can lounge on and something that worked for entertaining (Oscar parties, Superbowl). One day, we were walking around in Soho and popped into the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic store. The moment we sat down on one of their couches, it was like sitting on a cloud. We came home to analyze whether the size and style would work in our home and after a few days of discussing, we decided to go for it. Now, I 100% realize their couches do not come cheap and are a major investment. However, if you are in the market, I really cannot recommend their couches enough. The comfort level is unlike anything else and with a new baby, we’ve spilled so many things and nothing has stained. Our old couch was so poorly made, it looked dingy within months.

Every morning, as soon as my crying baby alarm clock goes off, I make our way downstairs and I feed him while we nap on the couch. Little moments I actually look forward to as I know they’ll be gone in the blink of an eye.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

photos by Christina Emilie



  • Alyssa Amato

    Your home looks so cozy and chic! I love all the white and grey together, that’s my favorite combination. xx


  • mediamarmalade

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures, a beautiful family

    Mel x


  • Fashion and Frappes

    Man! I really wish this post was out before we ordered our couch! Very surprised this one you have hasn’t stained – thats really fantastic! But I definitely think a couch is a good investment to make. Honestly, the trend or style in couches never changes very much so if you find one that fits, that you like it and is durable it definitely makes sense to just go for it!

    Helena – any tips on how to keep and maintain such a big plant at home? I love the thought of it but I am wondering if its at al feasible?


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  • pia

    wow your house looks so chic and beautiful!
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  • Carolyn

    that couch DOES look incredibly comfortable and plushy!


  • Nicole sioui

    Your home really has a comfy vibe! And Nate is an absolute darling.. So cute! ??

  • brett

    Such a gorgeous living room! And the couch is beautiful!


  • christina

    you’re so cute! i love your stile and home! super

  • Trendique

    Aww so lovely!

    Happy weekend <3

    xo Vanessa from http://www.Trendique-Magazine.com

  • Rach

    Love the style of your home and just by the photos, your sofa looks super comfortable! Definitely checking them out!


  • Ev

    Nice post dear 😉

  • Monika

    Love your cosy sofa!

  • Kashika

    Absolutely love the interiors, colour combinations and how cosy and comfy your home looks!! Great post too! x

  • Anne

    What beautiful pictures. Your little boy is so adorable. Your home looks so comfy and stylish.


    Beautiful room!!! What mattress did you buy?

  • Fatma

    Loved this post,and I love how cozy your home looks. But I couldn’t keep my off your evil-eye necklace <3 Where's it from?

  • heidi

    Hi – what sectional do you have from the website: http://www.shabbychic.com/furniture/slip-cover-furniture/sofas-sectionals.html?

    • Kathy

      What couch did you buy? Style? And fabric? Love the comfy look!

  • vamshi

    it is really very good content and written well. Thanks for this post.

  • Martha Rester

    Did you get the Dove Linen for your fabric choice? It’s so beautiful! I like the baby blue as well but it looks bright online. Will order a swatch! Loved this post as we are also looking for a big comfy couch for the exact same reason.

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