Spring Pastels

images via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

Nothing like some spring pastels to liven up a home right? I love lavender or a soft yellow for anything - walls, furniture, pillows, etc. They definitely help to brighten up the living space a little more than having just neutral walls and pieces. So go ahead, add a little pastel color to your home this spring.

Have a great weekend!

CONDO UPDATE: BEDROOM

*all photos by myself for the casual classic

If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I promised to post finished pictures of the condo when I did my first post on "the beginning stages". When I did so, I didn't think it would take me literally 7 months to follow through on my promise. It took a while, but I finally got my bedroom decor to the point where I was ready to take some photos! That and the fact that my damn bed was back ordered for almost 6 months - talk about a long wait!

My bedroom is a room that I like to be very cozy, peaceful and bright. My condo has windows that face the East, meaning I get all the morning sunlight, which I absolutely love. As you probably know, I'm a big neutral person, which is why my color palette consists of grays, tans, and shades of white. I can't help it! These colors are just so calming and peaceful, they make me so happy!

I've tried to list where I found everything in the photos below, but let me know if there is something you are looking for, and I'll do my best to find it!

Horse Print: Art.com

- Raleigh Nailhead Upholstered Bed: Pottery Barn

- Cotton Pintuck Duvet Cover & Shams: West Elm

Faux Fur Throw: Restoration Hardware

- Bedside Table: Ikea

- Vintage Velvet Drapery: Restoration Hardware

- Door Knob Curtain Draw Back: Urban Outfitters

- Bedside Lamp: Vintage

- Faux Flowers: Joann Fabrics

- Vase: Joann Fabrics

- Bunny Ring Holder: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Gold Letter "D": DIY Project

-Jewelry Tree Earring Holder: Bed, Bath & Beyond

- Tiered Black Velvet Bracelet Holder: Bed, Bath & Beyond

- Dressers: Ikea

- Black Square Picture Frames: Ikea

Small Dress Form: Found at a second-hand furniture store

- White Crystal: Grandview Mercantile

- Wood Jewelry Chest: My Mother's (old)

- Slippers: Restoration Hardware

The Gallery Wall

images via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

Gallery walls are an art. They are not an easy thing to create, but the end result is usually worth it. I love how they look, whether they're very linear and neat, or whether they're just a neatly crafted mess of frames and colors. I went with the neat linear version in my own home because it matched my overly organized, neat-freak, type A personality (plus I thought it was a bit easier), but I'd love someday to be able to pull off the type of gallery wall that is full of funky different frames of all shapes, colors and sizes. If you're looking to really get into a DIY project this weekend, check out these helpful gallery wall tutorials and links herehere and here. You can also find some cool gallery wall arrangements here and here.

Have a great weekend!

xx

Dana