Gray MCM Tallboy

It's T-Minus 5 days to Christmas and I gotta ask: does anyone else have visions of furniture dancing in your head?  I can't tell you how many times I have asked Caleb for furniture for my Christmas/ birthday/ justbecauseitstuesday present.  This year, I'm hoping he'll approve setting aside funds for a headboard.  Or a new armchair.  Or another plant stand.  (I know: I'm trouble).

The good news is, if you are hankering for home decor that doesn't exactly fit under the tree, StyleMutt Home has some handsome new pieces in the garage shop!

In all my pre-Christmas dreaming, I stumbled across this dashing (albeit pricey) devil.  There's no way I'd be willing to pay such a steep asking price, but I was inspired nonetheless.  So when I first saw this chipped white & gold dresser on Craigslist, my wheels started turning.

Pretty close to the inspiration yes?  

Inspired by the double-breasted pulls of the inspiration piece, I added whistle pulls that match the brass-capped tapered legs.  The greige color was a custom mix using some leftover paint from our Navy Yard Condo client.  (Waste not, want not!) 

Although it looks like 5, this piece actually has only 4 dovetailed drawers - one is a faux double-front with extra deep storage for bulky sweaters and such.

And on the underside of the drawers, you can find the original maker's mark.  Apparently this fellow is Swedish!  

The styling for this piece was especially fun.  I really felt like I was channeling my inner Urban Outfitter with the colorful art and moon phase chalkboard.

But the best part is this white and gold cactus by GoodNight Light.

Yeah, you heard right - that cactus lights up!

It is safe to leave on for hours at a time and made of a shatterproof vinyl which, to my surprise, feels more like a matte porcelain in person!  It would of course be adorable (and safe!) in a nursery (one day ;) but for now it's the perfect light to leave on for Thor since we're not getting home before sunset on these short winter days.


If you are still looking for a last-minute gift for any little-ones on your list, I highly recommend browsing the quirky inventory at GoodNight Light to see if any of their quality products pique your interest. 

And if you are local and looking for an affordable MCM tallboy (for you or anyone else on your list ;) this one is in our shop!

Gray MCM Tallboy
Now Available for Sale
36"W x 18"D x 43.5"H

If you're interested in this gray & gold Swed (or a custom order like him), please email

New feature launch: StyleMutt Spaces!

Hi friends! When Cate and I first sat down to discuss StyleMutt and all our hopes and dreams for this site, a theme that kept coming up in our conversation was, 'sharing is caring'. We want this place to be both a DIY and decorating resource, as well as a place where the great throng of creatives out there can share their hard work. We absolutely love seeing what brilliant ideas folks are uncovering and one of our goals for this site is to share all that inspiration!

We've got a handful of really fun features in progress and we'll be launching them as they are ready to go - starting with Spaces! StyleMutt Spaces will not be just a page of Cate's home and my home - not by a long shot. Well, at least that's the hope! At the moment, almost all of the rooms in our homes can be toured on Spaces, but we want to add so many more of yours! If you enjoy your home and the 'sanctuary' you've made it to be, we'd love to take a peek if you're up for sharing! Just use the hashtag #stylemuttspaces on Instagram, or post photos right to our Facebook wall! We're hoping you'll help us fill our Spaces page quickly!

Kicking off StyleMutt Spaces is a crazy fun playroom for a sweet 2yr old boy named Rylan. Rylan's Mommy, Nicole, and I are actually friends from high school! As soon as I saw these photos I was uber motivated to improve my own kids' play area! From the awesome statement wall that Nicole did herself, to re-purposing a shoe rack to use as a bookshelf, this room is definitely not lacking in good hard toddler fun. And the best part of the room is all the thought that went into every detail so Rylan's little imagination can just run wild and soar. 

Let's take a look!

From Nicole:
"It's hands down my favorite room in the house now. Rylan is using it SO much. Anytime he's not eating, sleeping, or outside - he's in this room and having so much fun!!"

A custom floor pillow, made by Rylan's Nana, is perfectly cozy for curling up with books.

A custom floor pillow, made by Rylan's Nana, is perfectly cozy for curling up with books.

Nicole's source list:
-Easel and DIY lego table from IKEA
-Area rug from Urban Outfitters
-White shoe rack to house puzzles and books in the corner, with a custom floor pillow, (made by his Nana), to make it comfy!
-My wicker toy basket is from Target
-I did some crafty cord hiding behind the computer with a chevron drape and a cute box, (that I cut the back out of to hide my extension cords and router)
-As for my wall - it was originally a faint grey/white. I freehanded my accent wall with frog tape, putting the tape where I wanted it to remain white. And then I painted! Two coats of Anjou Pear from Sherwin Williams and I removed the frog tape quickly as to keep my lines as clean as possible.

"It was my first project like this and I think I may have gotten the "bug!"

We really hope Nicole got the "bug" and sends some more amazing inspiration our way. Isn't this room crazy fun?! Thank you so much, Nicole!

We invite you to check out the Spaces page and tour the rooms that are up there now! And don't forget to tag yours on Instagram with #stylemuttspaces or share directly to our Facebook wall!

Thank you all for stopping by and have a happy weekend!