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

Our Christmas Decorations

Tamera Mowry Christmas Tree

We love getting festive around here so the Christmas tree and holiday décor went up as soon as we came out of our turkey day food comas. It may look like summer outside those windows, but inside the Housley house is a winter wonderland. Take a look…

Tamera Mowry Christmas Decor

We’ve officially got four stockings on display now. I must say it fills out our mantel nicely. And yep, that is indeed Elf on that shelf.

Tamera Mowry Christmas Decor

We had to do a little rearranging to fit in our tree, so this spot is looking much cozier. I swapped out some throw pillows for more festive ones and hung our wreath in the window.

Tamera Mowry House

Hints of Christmas all over our home now…

Tamera Mowry Christmas Tree

Now onto the tree. This is a busy household this year so we opted for a fake tree to hopefully make decorating easier and quicker. I’m relieved that there aren’t pine needles everywhere, but perfecting this setup was a labor of love!

Tamera Mowry Christmas Tree

We have all our special ornaments, lights, garlands and this year – a full-on train too. Aden is obsessed so it had to be done.

Tamera Mowry Christmas Decor

Instant entertainment!

Share a pic of your decorations!

Xx,
Tamera

My Tips for a Perfect Playroom

As you know I’m very into home décor and interior design, but when it comes to a room like a playroom, you can’t just inject your style into the mix and call it a day. It has to be safe, functional and something that can keep the kids occupied for as long as they need to play. Play is very important to little ones, and it really doesn’t matter if you have a large, separate space for it or just a little nook where the toys and books are kept. Kids don’t pay attention to that, what they pay attention to is the fun they have and the things they learn in the space. But for the sake of a parent’s sanity, there are a few rules to keep in mind when creating the perfect playroom.

Aden's Playroom

Drawers are everything. As much as we all love the open concept look of shelves (especially on display in our built-ins in our family room), any parent knows that that doesn’t exactly make sense for a playroom. A bookshelf sure, but if you don’t have drawers or tubs to store miscellaneous items in, you’re looking at loads of clutter that – let me tell you firsthand – will drive you nuts! Fabric storage bins and wicker baskets were the solution to our open style while keeping things neat and tidy.

Aden's Playroom

Dedicated space. Along those lines, keeping toys, books and other objects separated and orderly isn’t just for you – it helps the little ones know where to find things, and can even help them learn how to put away their things more efficiently after play. Our go-to? Numbered bins!
 Aden's Playroom
Remember why it’s there. The playroom is for fun – which is definitely something to keep in mind. As a décor lover, it’s tempting to go crazy with all the bells and whistles of a modern home design. But if it isn’t serving this primary purpose, I’ve learned that there’s no sense in having it in a playroom. A couple shelves, storage solutions, a sofa and a kids’ sized table and chairs are really all this room needs. In keeping with our beach chic look, we did go with a blue and gray color scheme, injecting red for a playful touch for Aden. I love that everything goes together, it being an open room that visitors can easily see, but let’s be honest – this room is made for getting messy!

Aden's Playroom

Lastly, this depends on the space you’re working with, but we love that we can keep it open. It’s separated as much as it has to be, but it’s also in a common area so when I’m in Ariah’s nursery or my bedroom I can hear Aden playing. If the space isn’t at least a little open, you’re looking at something you might not be comfortable letting them play in without you directly in the room, which can lead to an abandoned space and a living room littered with toys.

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Where do your kids love to play? I would love to hear your stories.

Xx,
Tamera