New House Inspiration

You guys, it’s almost here! In one week we will be pushing off from central Virginia and making our way to Tennessee, where we will be living for the next 3ish years. If you don’t follow along with my Instagram Stories you did not see the house hunting and house buying that we did at the begining of January. We close on our new home the day before we arrive in TN. Also, when I say new home, I mean brand spanking new! Which is exciting since I really didn’t think we were going to go the route of buying a newly constructed home. It was our wild card house actually. We had a lot of great houses on our list and in the end it came down to one of a group of brand new homes and a slightly smaller home built in 2008 with a fabulous back yard. In the end larger and newer won- it was really hard for me. I was definitely rooting for older with a great backyard, but the down side was that tile in the bathrooms and carpet upstairs would need to be replaced along with a LOT of painting. All that to say, we really are psyched about our new home and of course I have so many ideas for decor and projects to do! 

The above picture is from the MLS, just to give you a feel for what we are working with in this new home. I wanting to keep the color palette neutral mostly with very small pops of color, used sparingly. I’m wanting some dramatic elements to be the focal point. Dramatic you ask? Here are some examples of what I’m feeling for our new space….


I am for real digging the high black ceilings with beams. Also, those big lanterns are everything!


I am also totally digging the weathered brick veneer. So pretty! So the plan is to definitely “man up” our house a little. With the height of the ceiling a beautiful fireplace the architecture of this new house can handle masculine elements like our previous home could not.


Last but not least the gorgeous weathered plank ceiling! I love it, so so much! Now that I’ve shown you all my inspiration photos let me show you the little design board I’ve come up with.

The style of our new home is all about one thing, compromise. The mix of modern and traditional, masculine and feminine. I can’t wait! I’m so excited to have another home to make pretty and spend our days in! I’ll be sure to send you all lots of great updates along the way!

xoxo, Holly 

The Perfect Upholstered Headboard!

I’ve been on the hunt for a cute tufted headboard for a while now. I was really looking for something in a neutral color (I have an obsession with neutrals in my room) with a little shape. Not too flat, not too curved.


I didn’t want something I would quickly tire of- I decided that nailhead trim (brass obviously) might not be the way to go incase I use the headboard in a space where gold/brass is not my metal of choice; FAT CHANCE I know! But, better safe than sorry.

Wayfair carries the Cleveland headboard and it was the perfect amount of everything for our room. Link Here! Our colorway is called “linen” and we have the headboard in Queen. 

When I bought the headboard it was on a crazy good sale! Like, $80 crazy- but I didn’t want to endorse it not knowing if it was really worth the price. It totally is! I think Wayfair has it priced between $113-$170 depending on day and time. 

This is totally not proven but……I think Wayfair’s items are sometimes priced lower in the morning. Worth it to keep an eye on things. Also remember that Wayfair has free sipping on the “big stuff”.

If you are looking for the perfect headboard, be sure to jump over to Wayfair and check out the Cleveland Headboard!


Kid’s Clothing Sale Picks

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You guys know I am ALWAYS on the look out for a good deal! Well, today I’m showing you some of my favorite picks from a major kids clothing sale going on right now!
Gymboree (one of our favorite stores!) is hosting an ‘Up to 75% off” sale right now and it is off the hook! They have Tons and Tons of looks to choose from, some items as low as $3.99- These are amazing prices people! I’ve put together this little post to show off some of my favorite looks for boys and girls and it was beyond difficult to pick just five items for each, but I narrowed down my choices with links listed below!!

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Sloane’s Neutral Nursery

Hey you guys! As our time here in our rental is now wrapping up I want to share some photos of sweet baby Sloane’s neutral glam nursery as I had promised. This is one of my favorite rooms in our home. When we moved into our rental I could not get over how BLAH all of the rooms were. everything is beige and there really isn’t any contrast in the rooms. I decided that for Sloane’s nursery I was going to let the neutral color palette work for me. 

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New Year, New You!

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It seems to me that this holiday season is going by so so fast and before you know it we will all be faced with the new year and all the new resolutions that we’ve made for ourselves. If you are like me you probably don’t voice your resolutions but you tell yourself every year that you will try to be a little healthier, eat a little less sugar and exercise a little more! 

I’ve put together a great little list of products that I currently use to help me make my fitness goals a reality. These would be perfect as stocking stuffers for your favorite fit friend or a great after Christmas purchase for yourself!


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Christmas Place Settings

Hey you guys! I’m rolling out all my Christmas/New Years/Holiday ideas super early this year so you can get a jump on your holiday decorating! Today I filmed a fun FB LIVE video on creating cute christmas themed holiday place settings all with Target dollar section supplies! Be sure to check out the FB live I’ve posted below! if you don’t follow me on FB be sure to “Like” Love The Tompkins & Holly Tompkins Designs to get informed about all my future LIVEs! I’ll be filming more holiday entertaining ideas that I can’t wait to share with you!

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