Get The Look: My Dressing Room at The Real

My dressing room at The Real

Hey guys! You might’ve seen some peeks of my dressing room at The Real over on Instagram, but I made sure to save a ton of exclusive photos to share here on the blog. As you can probably already tell, my dressing room is very different from how I decorate our family’s home

Tamera Mowry's Dressing Room
Dressing Room flowers
Tamera Mowry's Dressing Room

Why? The time I spend in this space is unique because it’s all throughout my work day. We have long hours filming at The Real, so this isn’t just for changing but primping, preparing for the day, transitioning and more. And of course, visits from my little ones whenever possible! Because of this, I wanted it to be cozy, clean and relaxing. Shout out to my designer Alexis Fields for knowing exactly what I mean by this!

Dressing room at The Real
Tamera Mowry's Dressing Room
Dressing Room Accents

And since I spend all my time here when I’m not at home with my family, I made sure everything in it has sentimental meaning. Since I don’t need a typical office space, I carved out a little nook for my Bible and journal… Two things there is always time for.

Dressing Room Accents
Bathroom
Dressing Room Candles

Instead of pops of color, my entire dressing room is very subdued and romantic. Silvers, creams, and pale pinks are my accent colors. However, what the space lacks in color is made up by textures, from these gilded candle holders to a cozy knitted throw and faux fur stool. It’s all about being cozy and warm… No matter what room I’m decorating, my goal is always WARM.

Dressing room accents.

Got a room in need of a warm, cozy makeover? Here’s a handy guide…
Dressing room accents.

Chevron bone picture frame / White square tray / Light gray/ivory throw / Gemma vase, frost / Nettie carved trays / Wood vintage lanterns, set of two / Victor stool / A frame ladder shelf / Grateful pillow / Small flower candlestick holder

So, what’s YOUR ideal space? Cozy, warm, modern, rustic? Share with me in the comments below!

Xx,
Tamera

Home Look I Love: Colorful Accent Chairs under $300

As you probably know, I’m all about rustic neutrals and beachy vibes in my home. But I’m also a huge fan of color and using it strategically to create interest in a room. One way to do this? The accent chair…

Accent Chairs under $300

Hayneedle teal armless chair / Joss & Main Gerwin arm chair / Aspiin contemporary arm chair / Joss & Main Nikole club chair / Nate Berkus classic tufted chair / Yuma green accent chair / Wayfair Madison Park arm chair / Wayfair curved arm chair / Threshold upholstered chair

Accent chairs don’t command as much attention as sofas or shelving, yet they add a fun pop of color that can really lighten the mood of a living room. When it comes to choosing an accent chair, you still want to stick with the style you’ve been decorating with – like traditional, mid-century, modern etc – and consider the wood textures and metals when pairing with other furniture. Besides that, it’s all about choosing something that elevates the room, and lately I’ve been loving the idea of adding something like the pink Nate Berkus for Target chair to a bright white space or putting a sunny yellow like this patterned chair in a more traditional sitting room. So many ideas!

The best part is you get the most bang for your buck as far as furniture goes with an accent chair – all of these are under $300! So, if you’re on a major budget but want to transform a room, this is a great place to start. Be sure to click through to your fave styles because some of them come in even more colors ;)

Which one are you eyeing?

Xx,
Tamera

Transforming Your Home for the Holidays

As you might’ve seen from my post last Friday, I love decorating our home for Christmas. Red, green, and gold are fun to throw around this time of year, but there’s a catch – our home has a coastal, beach chic vibe throughout. Combining these two themes isn’t the easiest, but instead of doing away with our beachy everyday décor, we decided to roll with it and create our very own Christmas design.

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

We placed our tree near our nautical built-ins and a big window so that it would stay just as light and bright as the rest of the space. Natural light is a MUST for me, so keeping the tree we’ll gather around on Christmas makes it even more inspiring.

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

One tip? Find unexpected places to hang things like bows and garlands from. That way you don’t have to rearrange much at all.

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

Yup, that would be 3 A’s and a T up on our mantel…

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

Because our everyday décor is full of nautical colors like red and blue, it actually mixed in well with the festive accents. (See my tips for mixing prints here!)

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

No need to take down current décor if there’s a way you can work in greenery and other winter accents. Love how this turned out!

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

Here’s that centerpiece I mentioned before that we shared on Facebook.

My Christmas Decor 2016 - Tamera Mowry

Only in California, hehe.

See more photos from my holiday house tour here.

Xx,
Tamera

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

Hosting gatherings during the holidays can be a scary thought – you’ve got food, drinks, décor and guests to think about. And if you scroll through Pinterest for fall table inspiration like I’ve been doing, it can seem impossible to pull ALL that off, even for a simple dinner party. Luckily, simplicity can be beautiful this time of year, and you can actually get creative with what you already have to make your Thanksgiving or other fall tables come alive.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting from Tamera Mowry

This DIY place setting looks elegant but is so easy to throw together right before an event – even while dinner’s in the oven.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting from Tamera Mowry

You just need a place mat, the dishware you’ll be using, and your supplies: ribbon, a metallic pen, kraft paper or card stock, and whatever twine or ribbons you already have stashed away. Navy and cream make a rustic fall combo if you ask me :)

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting from Tamera Mowry

Punch a hole in the card stock (or use ready made tags) and write out your message. I like the idea of writing words like “thankful”, “blessed”, etc., but you can also write guests’ names down if you have a lot of friends and fam gathering around the table.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting from Tamera Mowry

Tie the tag to a piece of twine or string and then tie it and a few ribbons around your cutlery.

It’s such a simple design that really goes a long way in setting a gorgeous fall table.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Tell me about your plans!

Xx,
Tamera

Fall Home Décor Ideas (That Aren’t All Red & Orange)

Do you guys switch up your home décor based on the seasons? I don’t go too crazy but I absolutely love this time of year and I’m a firm believer in keeping a house a welcoming space that you feel truly excited to come home to. And if you want to think outside the box with unique fall home decor ideas, why not try something new inside and save the red, orange and yellows for the leaves?

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Resin pumpkin sculptureSet of 4 gobletsCharcoal felt basket / Velvet pumpkin / Large speckled vase / Antler glass bowlBirch tea light holders / Pumpkin stoneware dining bowlBourbon Vanille candleFaux fur throw 

This look is definitely not as bright as your normal harvest décor,  but it’s not lacking in warmth. The cozy candles and silvery grays it a romantic vibe that can easily be paired with nice glassware for elegant entertaining. This style looks so pretty with white pumpkins too! And you can decorate with black and white accents like spiders and spooky bats for Halloween.

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Gather pillow / Cabin fever stool / Tall stoneware pumpkin / Tartan plaid blanketMagnolia leaf wreath / Pumpkin & spice candleCopper mug / Sandpiper log basket / Burlap wine bags

While that was a more modern look, this screams cozy and welcoming – perfect for intimate nights in with the fam! Since I recently talked about my love of rustic neutrals in another post, I decided to create a guide with a few accents to show how easy it is to give your year-round décor a seasonal upgrade. Here all you need are some candles, faux pumpkins and a hint of plaid. So cozy.

How do you decorate for fall? And, what other home décor topics would you like me to blog about next?

Xx,
Tamera

Home Look I Love: Rustic Neutrals

There’s nothing like a finding your perfect neutral shade when it comes to interior design. It anchors the whole space and from there you can build a color palette and design you love. Over the summer I shared my obsession with aqua accents, a tranquil color that looks great in splashes throughout a space. Next up, how to find the perfect neutral to inspire the rest of your décor.

Home Look I Love: Rustic Neutrals

Rustic wood mirror, Gale rustic 2-door console, 1 light pendant in natural, Relax wood sign, Ice crackle vase, Racing stripe pillow covers, Throw pillow, Rustic dinner plates, Wood bench, Distressed candlestick holders, Butler crawford end table

For this edition of Home Look I Love, I decided to go with rustic neutrals. These would be light ‘n bright tones that have a natural feel to them—think woodgrain, driftwood, jute, distressed paint, etc. They also have a coastal twist to them, with blue-grays and minty greens, which, if light enough, can definitely double as a neutral.

3 Tips for Choosing Neutrals

Choose 2-3 shades. You don’t need to stick to one neutral, like white or gray, but you don’t want to get too crazy. For example, if you love the rustic look, try a couple complementary neutrals like gray, ivory, and a pretty lightwood. Give them enough contrast so they don’t clash.

Consider the theme. Think of words that you will want to describe your home with, like rustic, modern, coastal, or even feelings like warm, cozy, chic. The shades you choose will need to evoke those feelings.

Pair with what your own. Unless you are starting from scratch, you probably already have furniture or décor that you plan to keep… Make sure the new color scheme you choose highlights what’s so great about those pieces.

Anyone in the midst of redecorating? Share your progress below!

Xx,
Tamera