Welcome, dear friend! Here you will find an inside look into my life as a business owner and newlywed, helpful advice from years of studying wedding publications, and snippets of all things delightful as they delight my virtual travels. I'm so glad you're here!


pour yourself a cup of coffee and

stay a while!


daily life



Our Home

June 21, 2017

Making Design Choices for Our Home

Happy Wednesday, Y’all! I’ve lived in our apartment for less than two weeks but that short time has reawakened the interior designer in me. I’m feeling incredibly inspired! I am approaching the process of making design choices for our home as an opportunity to reflect our style as a couple. As we begin to purchase pieces for our home, I’m sharing my heart behind our design choices today!

Making Design Choices for Our Home - Kyla Mary

via Magnolia Market

I define my personal style as classic and polished, but not lacking personality. I prefer timeless pieces that have a touch of character. Dillon is drawn to styles that are both fun and functional. We’ll express these preferences in our home by building a foundation of neutral pieces and then adding our personality through decorative accents.

Wood Furniture  —Dillon and I look for pieces that are both timeless and well-made, marrying form with function. To make the most of our design budget, we plan to invest in classic furniture items, made of quality materials. For example, we found a beautiful wooden dining table from Pottery Barn on Craigslist that will anchor our space for years to come. We also invested in a pair of well-made pine nightstands for our bedroom. By choosing beautiful wood furniture, we’re making an investment in styles that will last.

White Essentials — To keep with our plans to invest in neutral pieces, we purchased white floor-length curtains for each room. This has made our spaces look brighter and open instead of giving each room a dominant color. We registered for classic white porcelain dishware, choosing a style we will still enjoy years down the road. We also chose a white quilt over a patterned duvet, with room to accent with pillows or a throw blanket. As we collect decorative pieces, I’m thankful to have a neutral foundation that won’t compete with fun pieces we find.

Meaningful Details — As we’ve considered expressing our personality in our home, we want our home to inspire others. We plan to do this by choosing fun decorative details and displaying scripture and uplifting words throughout our home. This will be a great way to have what matters most front and center each day! We also want to display photos of loved ones too, serving as a loving reminder of where we came from and those we love.

I’m excited to share an inside look into the process of decorating our home! Stay tuned over the next few months as I continue making design choices for our home and settling into our space.


Kindly Leave a Reply

  1. 2017 in Review - Kyla Mary

    December 31st, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    […] into our apartment as I prepared to move in with Dillon after our wedding. We did lots of shopping for home essentials, searching Craigslist for furniture and tying up the final details before our wedding. On the […]