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The July Edit: Enjoy the Small Pleasures

Cheers to our first official summer in the Tumalo Ranch home in Bend, Oregon! We couldn’t feel luckier to have had the chance to turn this old house into something that’s truly ours. We put a lot of thought and care into designing it just the way we needed it to be, and can now enjoy being there. It has been very rewarding to use both Derrick’s and my skills to create something beautiful that we’re so proud of! Sharing our journey with you all has been such a joy, and we can’t wait to keep the story going and see what other fun ideas come our way.

Looking into July, it finally feels like we’ve reached that ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ moment after all the move-in chaos. This month, I’m taking a page out of the Clouz Houz book and choosing to linger longer. It’s a good reminder to slow down and appreciate all the little things that make life so wonderful. So, this post is your reminder too: take more time to embrace the moments that make your story special.

This month’s color of the month is Farrow & Ball’s ‘Parma Blue,’ a gorgeous light blue that’s so soothing it reminds me of a relaxing evening on a white sand beach under a beautiful sky! Can you tell I’m dreaming of a beach vacation? Seriously though, I’ve been loving colors lately, and having more fun with my creative side. Can’t wait to use this color on a client project soon. If anyone’s feeling inspired, you know where to find us!

Click here to read last month’s edit and learn about “color drenching” — a trending paint technique that we love here at Clouz Houz!

 

You might like the special finds I’ve rounded up for this month. It’s a timeless collection with some festive flair thrown in —because who doesn’t enjoy celebrating the 4th of July? It wouldn’t be the July Edit without a little red, white and blue.

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What’s Inspiring Us in Our Designs

Let’s dive into what’s sparking creativity this month! I’ve found some amazing pieces that I just have to share with you all. Enjoy!

First up, the checkered rug. It’s neutral, classic, and just the right amount of fun to spice up any living area. You’ll love how it blends timeless style with a playful vibe.

Next, I’m totally obsessed with this turquoise concrete sink. Imagine it in a mood room, laundry room, or even a powder bath. It’s funky, bold, and makes a standout statement.

I also have to mention this incredible leather chair with a dramatically tufted sling seat. It’s all about that “linger longer” vibe, with its rich, authentic, lived-in look. This chair is a classic that’s both stylish and comfy, and easy to enjoy.

You can never have enough vessels and baskets, especially in summer. They’re perfect for storing everyday household items in a chic way, using organic and natural materials to hide the less-than-pretty essentials. Notice how they elevate the everyday!

Framed mirrors are another designer favorite. An artistic framed mirror is perfect for styling on shelves or bookcases. Try layering it with other art pieces for added texture and depth.

For outdoor dining, a clever food cover is a must to keep the bugs away. It’s all about making your home feel like a 5-star restaurant by elevating the basics. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.

Lastly, summer art (like nostalgic prints and vintage photography) are really inspiring. This particular piece from a park in France captures colors, movement and memories, making it feel so special and alive. I can’t get enough of it.

Enjoy an Inspired Wardrobe

There’s nothing quite like slipping into a sundress on a warm day. Lately, I’ve been all about anything floral — effortless comfort with a touch of whimsy. These dresses make me feel instantly put together, even on the laziest of days. They’re my secret weapon for those “I have nothing to wear” moments.

Here’s a fun fact about me: I never leave home without a baseball hat in my bag! It’s my go-to for those unexpected hair emergencies or when I want to add a cool, relaxed vibe to my look. This summer, I’m loving hats with fun and flirty sayings. They’re the perfect accessory to elevate even the simplest outfit and give it that playful twist.

And, of course, everyone’s latest obsession — the crochet tote. It’ll become your go-to for carrying essentials to the beach, the lake, or even just running errands. I recently found this American-inspired one with “Le Vibe” printed on it, and it’s totally my mood this month. It’s playful, functional, and oh-so-chic! It reminds me to have fun with fashion and embrace laid-back summer vibes.

These pieces are more than just wardrobe additions; they’re little joys that make summer even sweeter. I hope they inspire your style as much as they do mine. Here’s to celebrating effortless, fun, and practical pieces that make every day a little more special!

Enjoy Beauty and Wellness

Let’s wrap up this month’s edit with some beauty and wellness favorites that have been giving all the feels this summer. Because, yes, I’m a product junkie. I admit it. ❤️

First up, Jones Road. Their products have you feeling dewy and rosy all summer long. You can keep their essentials in your bag for last-minute touch-ups or a quick refresh on the go. There’s something satisfying about having a little magic in your purse to keep you looking and feeling your best all day ⭐️

And speaking of little joys, I recently picked up a book called “Small Pleasures.” Not only is it gorgeous enough to use as décor (hello, coffee table vibes), but it also has a lovely message! It’s all about appreciating the tiny moments that make life so sweet. It’s funny how the smallest things can leave the biggest impact, isn’t it?

Enjoy your Summer ☀️

As we head into July and embark on new adventures, I encourage you to embrace the magic around you and find joy in the little things. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Cheers to a summer filled with love, laughter, and endless inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!

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Come take a stroll through our cozy living spaces that have been transformed with thoughtful furnishings. From the kitchen to the dining and living area, every corner reflects the way we live and the love we have for hosting and gathering with friends and family.

Our dining area is all about creating memories. We opted for banquette seating that not only saves space, but invites everyone to gather ‘round for a meal filled with laughter and love.

The living room is small but mighty. Defined by an area rug and a mix of cozy seating—including a well-made sofa from @mosshome and timeless vintage chairs I scored on Facebook Marketplace—it’s the perfect spot for unwinding, reading, or catching up with loved ones.

At Clouz Houz, we believe in turning a house into a warm, welcoming home. Our furnishings aren’t just pieces; they’re part of our story, creating spaces that reflect our lifestyle and values.

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