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A Special Project | Bloggers Heart Habitat

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Hello friends! I have been so excited to share this post with you!!! This summer I had the opportunity to work on another Habitat For Humanity project, and it was such a joy to be able to help a wonderful and deserving family turn their new house into a home!

A couple years ago Charlotte of At Charlotte’s House created the volunteer group Bloggers Heart Habitat to partner the skills of home and DIY bloggers with local companies and furnish rooms for new Habitat For Humanity homeowners. For this house we were charged with outfitting the living room and a boys’ bedroom for a mom and her two sons who recently moved to this home via Habitat For Humanity of Eastern Connecticut.

Incredibly, Raymour & Flanigan offered to sponsor this project and provided BOTH rooms with furniture!

I teamed up with one of my blogging besties, Kris of Driven By Decor, along our teenage daughters, to design and install the living room, while the amazing trio of Charlotte, Diane of The Rath Project and Carli of Fearfully & Wonderfully Made created the cutest bedroom ever for two brothers. The new homeowner shared her vision for the spaces and it was our job to make that dream come to life. In addition to Raymour & Flanigan, Minted was kind enough to provide framed art for the two rooms and it was such fun to choose pieces that brought these spaces to life.

This is the living room space we were working with, a blank canvas with beautiful hardwood floors. 

As you walk into the room, to the left was the homeowner’s console table.

We added a mirror and oversized mercury glass lamps to throw the light around and give a bit of sophistication to the space, as well as provide a great dropping zone for keys, and a basket for shoes.

The homeowner’s one wish was for a sectional in this corner if possible, to maximize seating and make the most of snuggle time with her little boys.

Kris and I absolutely LOVED teaming up with Raymour & Flanigan to make that wish come true!!!

We found a smaller scaled sectional that worked well in this room and comes in a durable, neutral chenille fabric. Super soft, comfy and *scrubbable* :), it couldn’t be more perfect for a home with small kiddos!

Let’s talk about the palm prints!!!! I’m obsessed!

Our lovely homeowner likes a tropical vibe, and I’m totally with her!! Nothing like two huge, swaying, sunny palm tree prints to help you chill out, right?

The teal patterned chair is covered in a Sunbrella fabric that will also stand up to spills, stains and sunshine.

The blue and white elements are reminiscent of the ocean and sky, and fresh greens picked from the yard brighten the space! (you know my mantra….anything green besides poison ivy will do!!)

Throws and pillows bring so much life to a room design.

The coffee table is a storage ottoman, and what mom doesn’t love hidden storage for books and toys?? Kris brought some of her gorgeous white hydrangeas for the ottoman tray; this is also the perfect spot for the tv remote or a cup of coffee.

Furnishing a Habitat For Humanity home.

I can’t say it enough – fresh plants (or really good fauxs) – and even WEEDS like those above! – bring SO SO much to a room. Every room needs a plant….and a tropical-vibe room definitely needs a PALM! (Inexpensive and dramatic by the way!)

After a long, hot August installation day, the family returned home to their newly furnished living room and boys’ room; I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it was to be there for that moment!

Bloggers Hearth Habitat group with the wonderful family.

Left to right:  Carli of Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, yours truly, Kris of Driven By Decor, Diane of The Rath Project, the homeowner and her boys, and our fearless leader, Charlotte of At Charlotte’s House.


To this beautiful family – may your life here be filled with love, laughter and so much happiness!!


Unending thanks to Raymour & Flanigan for sponsoring this wonderful project and helping this family’s dreams of a home come true,

and many thanks to Minted for the beautiful art that pulled together the spaces!

Photo creds for all the good photos in this post to my partner in crime Kris (all the terrible shots are provided by me 🙂 ). It was so much fun to design this space with Kris, and install it with our daughters!!


You will not believe how amazing the boys’ room came out!!!

Check it out here!!

At Charlotte’s House  •  The Rath Project  •  Fearfully & Wonderfully Made




Sectional  |  Chair  |  Ottoman  generously donated by Raymour & Flanigan

Palm 2 and Palm 3 prints by Kamala Nahas, generously donated by Minted

White end table | Similar blue pillows(these ones are $8.99!) | Similar white faux fur pillow |

Blue throw blanket, paisley pillows, ottoman tray, mercury glass lamps, glue and gold tabletop frames – all Homegoods finds!

White curtains – Ikea Ritvas



Thank you for stopping by to check out this very special design project. Hope you have a great weekend!

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cindy hattersley

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

You ladies did a beautiful job! What a lucky family to have you fabulous ladies design a room for them!


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Aww you're so kind! It was our honor to be able to work on this special project. The family is so sweet!

Charlotte Smith

Monday 28th of August 2017

I am SO grateful to you for being such an energetic helper with these houses. I love spending the day with you and I love being a part of it all with you! (Sorry for the slow response... I blame wifi in NH!) xx


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

So much fun Charlotte!! Can't wait to do another one!!

Calypso in the Country

Sunday 27th of August 2017

How wonderful - and you ladies did a beautiful job! Shelley


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Thanks so much Shelley - it was tons of fun to work with the other bloggers and just the best to see the family walk in the door at the end of the day!

Maria Awad

Friday 25th of August 2017

You ladies did a wonderful job for a well deserved family. It is beautiful!


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Maria thanks so much! It was tons of fun and also such a joy to see the family's reaction at the reveal!


Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

Lisa! You and Kris did an amazing job transforming this space! I want this room in my own home! It was so great to finally meet you (nad Hannah) and hope that we'll have the opportunity to work together again in the future! Xo


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Carli!! SO fun to work with you - we definitely need to collab again soon!! XO