Hello Lovelies!

I'm happy to be back today with the second edition of a collaborative series I'm working on with my talented sister, Holly Platt.


I love art!  In my opinion, the choice of art in a person's home is extremely important.  It is one way in which we can truly express who we are.  And, of course, art is very personal.

I am lucky to know some very talented artists.  One of whom is my beautiful sister!

We thought it would be fun to work together to share our two passions...her art and my design.  And so we came up with the idea of ART-spirations.

In case you missed my inaugural post, the premise behind ART-spirations is that I take a piece of Holly's art and use it as the jumping off point for a room design.

This time, I decided to use one of her abstract floral paintings.  She has done a series of these and I love ALL of them!!


Adding Some Green to My Living Room~

This post is sponsored by CommercialSilk.com. 

Today I want to share with you a small refresh I worked on in my living room.

I was contacted several months ago by Commercial Silk, an artificial plant supplier.  I had been looking for a nice artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig because I have a bit of a black thumb, and I knew that I wouldn't be able to keep a real tree alive.

They offered to send me a silk Fiddle Leaf Fig in exchange for a review, so I decided to go for it!

I had recently purchased a couple of new throw pillows to freshen up the look of the living room and I wanted to try the tree in that space as well.

I like the look of the greenery in the space and the tree is high quality (read that as "it doesn't look fake.")

It doesn't really look like the Fiddle Leaf Fig trees I've seen...it's a little too full and has too many leaves.  But the leaves are the right shape and they're a gorgeous color.

All in all, I'm quite pleased with the tree, and Commercial Silk had many other plants to offer as well, including a large selection of topiaries (which I'm a sucker for) and which can actually be used outside.  That might be a really fun addition to a porch.  Hmmmm.

Are you in on the Fiddle Leaf Fig trend?  What do you think of it?


I received a silk plant from CommercialSilk.com at no charge to facilitate my review.  The opinions expressed are 100% mine.



I'm Back...Where Have I Been?

Hello?  Is this thing on??  Is there even a chance that anyone is actually out there still reading this blog?

This is me ⇩. My name is Wendy.  I write The Shabby Nest.

For those of you who might be new here...Welcome.  For those of you who've been reading my blog for a while, I'm glad you've stuck with me while I've been MIA.  I took an unplanned two month hiatus.  And I learned something about myself and this blog.  I really love blogging, but I am having a hard time "career blogging".