This week in the Shop we have added more of our favorite finds. Plus, see our selections from a couple of friends and family sales going on. Get 20% off everything at Serena and Lily, including the blue stripe baskets seen in our instagram post today. Also, we’ve added some items from Piperlime. They are having a 20% off sale as well. See below for a a few of the items from the Shop. Go to our Shop page to view more. Have a great weekend!
For this beachy boys room we new we wanted a blue palette with subtle colors and a rustic feel. We picked a white paint and cotton linen bedding. The bed and nightstand are reclaimed wood giving that rustic beachy feel. The bedroom feels masculine and is a perfect fit for the surfer boys that live here.
The vision for this master bedroom was light and bright. We added bold pops of color in jewel tones and patterns to add interest. This is a fresh look with some new colors for fall. The West Elm chevron bedding was a perfect fit. For the dresser the client did an ikea hack, adding modern legs, brass knobs, and we chose a bold jewel tone in green to make it pop. It was such a transformation. The bed was a white, raised four poster bed to keep it separated from the wood floors. We decided on a white bed to layer it against the crisp white walls and white window treatments. To accessorize we used a painting that was a gift from my clients husband. We love the personal, sentimental touch it brings to her nightstand. We feel a master bedroom is the perfect spot to showcase items with personal history. In the end, we have a room that has character with some things old and somethings new. Consider an update with some jewel tones for fall. To view more of this home go to our portfolio. Stay tuned for a DIY on nightstands coming soon!
| duvet cover |
We love to add personality with a side table. We choose a side table based on our needs for a room. Usually, we need a table sturdy enough to hold a lamp, so our selections are more substantial, but don’t be afraid to have fun with a side table. We style side tables with books, vintage pieces, lamps, potted plants, vases and picture frames. Be creative and always edit, sometimes too much is just too much. Keep it simple and clean, but unique to you and your home.
One of our favorites are nesting tables. They always add a lot of dimension and weight to a room. If your space needs something lighter and simple, choose pieces like the marble and gold table, tripod table or round white table below. If storage is needed we love the first, gold and glass table for open styling or the wood table for closed storage. I always love a table that is simple and chic like an X-base side table.
Make sure you have fun choosing your side table. Have it add character and personality to the space. Mix it up with something unique and personal. Below are some great options we’ve have selected with a lot of variety. We hope you enjoy browsing.
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 1/2 cup Canaola Oil
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2-1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup (additional) All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 stick Butter, Melted
- 1-1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Extract
- 1/3 cup Whole Milk
- Dash Of Salt
To make the dough, combine milk, canola oil, and 1/2 cup sugar in a large saucepan. Heat it until very hot but not boiling. Turn off heat and allow to cool to warm (not at all hot.)
Sprinkle in the yeast and add 4 cups of flour. Stir to combine, then put lid on the pot and allow to rise for 1 hour. After 1 hour, stir in additional 1/2 cup flour, along with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. If dough is overly sticky, stir in another 1/2 cup flour.
Place dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour to make it easier to work with.
Roll out dough onto a floured surface. Drizzle on melted butter and smear so that it covers all the dough. Mix together the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle it all over the surface of the dough. (Dough should look very covered.)
Cut the dough into 6 to 8 strips, then stack all the strips into one stack. Cut the stack of strips into 6 slices. Place the stacks sideways into a buttered bread pan. Do not cram the slices into the pan. (You may have a few leftover.)
Cover with a dish towel and allow to rise for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, checking at 20 minutes to make sure it’s not getting too brown on top. It’s important to bake the bread long enough to ensure that the middle won’t be too doughy, because if it is it won’t pull apart easily. If the top looks like it’s getting too brown, cover it lightly with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking time. REPEAT: IT’S IMPORTANT TO BAKE THE BREAD LONG ENOUGH FOR THE CENTER TO NO LONGER BE DOUGHY.
Remove the pan from the oven when it’s done. Run a knife along the edges and take the bread out of the pan. Mix together the icing ingredients and drizzle over the top, allowing it to sink into the crevices. Serve warm or room temperature!
| Pull Apart Bread |
When we aren’t creating interior spaces or spending time with our families, we like to sneak in a little time for shopping. Today we are announcing the Owens and Davis Boutique. We invite you to shop with us as we discover our favorite finds in home decor and fashion. Every week we will add new finds to our Boutique. This week we are highlighting the Modern Bohemian look. This happens to be our favorite style. The creative, artistic expression of the Modern Bohemian speaks to us. Take a look below to see a peek of our Boutique, click any of the images for more of a description. You can visit the boutique anytime by using our “Shop” button on the site. We hope your enjoy some of our favorite finds this week. Have a great weekend!
Here is a sneak peak of a bohemian bedroom we’ve created for a client. Our client lives by the beach in Southern California. She loves a clean, white, minimal home but also loves bohemian style. We started with simple white walls and a gray post bed. Then we accessorized to create her bohemian bedroom. One of our favorite pieces is the handwoven tapestry. It’s very unique and has beautiful detail. Next to it, the warmth of the wood lamp brings out the browns in the tapestry. We used all white bedding, but added unique throw pillows to give an eclectic, artistic feel. This bedroom went from a neutral space to the feeling of casual, bohemian, beach living. We loved creating this bohemian bedroom for our client. See below for all of our resources.
We feel a room isn’t complete without the element of Art. We love layering with art, it adds interest and life to a room. Below you will see some examples of the artists that inspire us. You will find that the perfect piece of art finishes a space. A great example is the beautiful painting by Tia Zoldan, shown here on our homepage in the living room with the grand piano. We hope you enjoy browsings some of our favorite finds.
| 1. Caroline Wright | 2. Michelle Armas | 3. Botanical Print | 4. Wave by Seaton | 5. “Gulls at the Beach” by Jenny Prinn at Serena and Lily | 6. Hexagon Cluster | 7. Flower Print | 8. Elizabeth Mayville at Oopsy Daisy | 9. “LA” by Anna Bond at Serena and Lily |
Today we want to share some of our tips on styling a kitchen. First, we start with a crisp neutral palette. Once we have created a fresh new look in a kitchen, we finish with the styling. This is where we add the warmth and personality to the space. Here are a few of our favorite tips for styling a kitchen:
Beautiful wood cutting boards in different shapes and sizes are one of our favorite styling tools right now. They are useful and great eye candy at the same time. It’s nice to have your serving utensils on hand, and we love to find unique containers to keep them in. When we style open shelving, we like to coordinate the display with one or two colors. We layer stacks of dishes and glasses to create a clean minimal feel. There are so many beautiful cook books available right now, add a few of your favorites for some color. Finally, adding a little green with a potted plant or fresh flowers brings life to a kitchen. We hope the pictures below help give vision to our tips on styling a kitchen. Enjoy and happy Monday!
| French Cutting Boards here, and here | Striped Cutting boards | Circular Cutting Board |West Elm for Feed Cutting Boards | Clear Jar | Flour and Sugar Canisters | Ceramic Canisters | Honeycomb Vase at West Elm | Ikat Bowls | White Bowls| Blue Bowl | Utensils Container | Gold Serving Set | Wood Serving Sets here and here | Woven tray | Cook Books here, here and here |
A great way to update a bedroom is with a fresh new headboard. This turquoise upholstered headboard changed the whole feel of our clients room. It’s bright, clean an simple but has a big impact. We love the modern white side table with gold accents. It complimented the crisp look of the headboard and bedding. Finally, we added accessories from Anthropologie and West Elm. See below for resources. Have a great weekend!