Boho/ Traditional Living Room Remodel

Living room SOS! That was the message we received loud and clear from a busy mom of three looking to lasso in her living room. Teaselwood Design to the rescue!

We happily dove in, creating our design map book, our usual starting place if the process requires a design overhaul. When you’re out and about furniture shopping or browsing pieces online, this book comes in handy (read: life saver!) to see if that adorable addition that has caught your eye will actually work in the overall scheme.

In addition to our design map book, we also had a specific list of objectives in terms of living room functionality to follow as set by this busy Mom Boss.

  1. Maximize storage for books and toys
  2. Create a more appealing fireplace area
  3. Use family-friendly fabrics
  4. Focus on versatility and adaptability: the space needs to be able to evolve over time and work within their budget
  5. Keep the family’s collection of antique artwork
  6. Tradtioanal but with a Boho twist
  7. Use color, lots of color

Once we had the plan together, it was time to implement it!

living room remodel

First, we came up with a visual for the fireplace and incorporated built-ins flanking it. Hello, subtle storage space. What books, toys and games? No such clutter here! Existing wall was flat with very little detail and was just calling out to be a focus in the room.

Living room built in

Next, we decided to keep the existing leather sofa and work a scheme around it, including a couple of cute chairs covered in navy and white herringbone for a touch of texture. And – get this – they’re made of a Sunbrella fabric that Mom has already tested to the fullest (and they even withstood the marker test.)

The color scheme we chose is a fun one with punches of greens and blues and yellows atop a neutral base. The green velvet chair, for example? It adds a cool and cozy boho vintage feel. It just works in the room, effortlessly and is one super comfy chair.

What else? The daybed. Not only is it is big enough for all the kids to pile on but it’s a great use of the space that has become the reading nook of the living room. It gets a ton of use for story time and cuddling with Mom.

The last piece of the puzzle: The perfect rug to tie it all together. Operation organized living room was a success.

sunbrella chairs

Is there a room that’s been bugging you in your house? An area that craves a little extra something to make it more fabulous to the eye and functional to the fam? Give us a shout! We’d love to help you create the perfect space to suit your individual needs.

P.S. If anything you see on the shelving in our living room makeover strikes your fancy, please check out our shop, home to many of the adorable, unique accessory items featured here.



all photos by :  Alice G Patterson for Teaselwood Design

We gotcha covered!

Yoo hoo, Santa! Teaselwood gift certificates are still available!

gift certificate

Last minute holiday shopping got you down? Well, let us help you get back up and dust those tired, overstuffed-bag-carting shoulders off. Give us a ring or shoot us an email, We’d love nothing more than to cross another person off your list with a Teaselwood gift certificate! This year, give the gift of handmade, one-of-a-kind, custom home goods inspired by timeless, modern farmhouse simplicity. We just know there is something – OK, many, many things, in fact, from kitchen essentials to apothecary goodies to everyday living accessories – in our shop to make everyone’s holiday a little happier. If you happen to be local you can still have plenty of time to get the gift crossed of your list we have 2- location pickups till Friday morning.

We hope you’re enjoying a very joyous holiday season filled with good friends & family, good food and plenty laughter.



Teaselwood Stocking Stuffers Guide + 20% off the shop

A Guide for the Foodie, Chef and Farmhouse Lover in All of Us

Favors for the foodie, clever kitchen companions, heartwarming handmade home goods. Teaselwood’s Stocking Stuffer Guide includes an assortment of all of these and more to create a truly inspired, not-your-average-stocking stocking.

stocking stuffer

First things first – before you go stuffing anything, why not switch it up this year and give your mantel a fresh new (yet ironically vintage) look? Our recommendation: Vintage European Grain Sack Stockings. ( Made from vintage grain sacks popular in Europe, these are some incredibly unique holiday pieces that add a charming, rustic farmhouse feel to your mantel. They’re sure to become an instant family heirloom (an oxymoron in most cases, no?)

Now that the stockings are hung with the utmost of care (and style), let us begin piling in the goodies. Some of our shop  favorites include:

Holiday Collection Hand Poured Beeswax Candle Inhale the sweet scent of the holidays (Christmas Orange, Holiday at the Cape, or Highland Forest) with one of our small batched hand-poured candles made with pure local bees wax, sustainable palm oil and wicks of 100% all natural ring-spun cotton. No zinc, no lead, no metals – no smelly chemical nonsense, just pure holiday cheer.

French Rolling Pin Understated elegance plus a design that allows for easy circular rotation means this little ditty will not only look sweet in your kitchen, but it will deliver on the goods – the bakery goods, like the most perfect pie crust you’ve ever laid eyes (and taste buds) on.

Hand Balm  Handcrafted from local beeswax and high quality essential oils right here in Skaneateles, NY, this is best described as a multi-purpose, slather it here, there and everywhere beauty balm. It’s a lifesaver in crack-your-skin-cold wintry temperatures, too.

Farmhouse Spice Crock and Syracuse Salt Company Gift Set Artisanal sea salts (Roasted Garlic, Lemon Rose, White Truffle… mmm) made by Syracuse Salt Company in Teaselwood’s adorable farmhouse stoneware spice crock? Match. Made. In. Foodie. Heaven.

maple syrup set

Teaselwood Farm Maple Syrup Our luscious, natural syrup is exclusively packaged for us from a family-owned and operated maple tree farm in Vermont, the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup, by the way. Your lazy Saturday morning pancake breakfasts will never be the same.

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Goldenrod Honey to It’s the bees’ knees, an oh so tasty and healthy sugar substitute. Our raw honey is produced for us at a small local apiary located in Upstate NY using a blend of late summer flowers – golden rod, purple asters and basswood.

petite modern farm cutting board

Modern Farm Collection Petite Cutting Board  Hand carved just for you, this board is perfect for slicing and dicing, serving up a pretty appetizer or as a breakfast plate for your peanut butter-and-honey covered toast.

stocking stuffer guide

Well, there you have it, stocking stuffing inspiration from your elf friends here at Teaselwood. Remember, we also offer gift certificates that fit nicely in those sacks, and we’d be delighted to create a custom holiday gift basket if you’re looking for something larger than stocking-size.

Because we are feeling very Merry this year we are going to do an unexpected 20% off everything in the shop on purchases over $100.00 till Friday night with the code <<STOCKING>>.

Here’s to a very merry one! Happy stocking stuffing, everyone!