Elegant Rustic Farmhouse Entryway Look for Less | Shop The Look

Elegant Rustic Farmhouse Entryway Look for Less | Shop The Look | Large round mirror summer home style 2019

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An elegant rustic farmhouse entryway brings coziness and makes all guests feel welcomed as soon as they walk in the door! Updating your space doesn’t always have to break the bank! I’ve put together some of my top cozy-home picks that will look great in any space in your home.

Number 1: A framed round mirror! I love the project 62 mirror I linked because it’s (on sale for under $50 right now!) 28″ and adds dimension to every space! If you’re looking for a black frame like in the picture, you can snatch this one 24″ or this one 21″

Number 2: A texturized vase with florals or faux greenery adds character and charm to any space! Everyone knows I have an extreme obsession with target! I’m also loving THIS one and THIS one from Target for under $25!

Number 3: Goes hand in hand with number 2, but add a smaller texturized vase for extra dimension and eye appeal. I’m loving THIS, THIS, and THIS one.

Number 4: Exact match. This exact console table is behind our sofa as well BECAUSE it’s minimal, and goes so well with all of our decor. The best part? IT’S ONLY $52 RIGHT NOW! There are so many different spaces that you could stick this guy to add character to your entire house. For your entry way, in a hallway, behind the sofa- the possibilities are endless. Seriously y’all- snatch one (or two) up quickly and thank me later!

Number 5: I’m a firm believer in Garden Flowers and greenery. They genuinely soften the feel of a home, whether fresh or faux. You can never go wrong with throwing a few stems in a vase and putting them in any spot in your home to soften the feel and add some color. They truly pull the room together! My favorites for spring and summer include Peonies, Eucalyptus, Fern, and gardenias.

Number 6: We all already know that throws add coziness to your home. You can never go wrong with a simple gray & white striped throw! Just Incase Gray doesn’t go with your color scheme, here are a few of my other favorites. | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

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A Trendy Rustic / Farmhouse Entry Way (where to shop for less!)

SHOP | Faux Peony Stems | Faux Fern Stems | Glass Vase | Mason Jar Caddy (similar style) | Wooden Pillar (also here and here)| Pillar Lavender Candle here, here and here in a few of my favorite spring/summer scents | Faux Potted Greenery | Lamp & lampshade | Table Book | Summer Floral Scented Candles HERE, HERE, HERE | Vintage Serving Platter Similar Style (my less expensive favorites here, here, here |

One of the main things that I love about being a military family and moving so frequently is that we get to update our living spaces and sort of start from scratch every few years. Right now, I would have to say that our trendy Rustic / Farmhouse entryway is one of my favorite spaces in the house! I’ve linked a few of my favorite pieces right now for your home and hope you love them!

If you’re needing more inspiration, here are a few of my entry way necessity top picks for under $25!

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xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

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Enjoying our Spring Saturday // Garden, Icecream, Laughter, and a whole-lotta gorgeous North Carolina weather!

Saturday’s are for shopping (obviously) so today we did something we haven’t done yet in this town..

Those of y’all that know me personally or have been following along with me for a while now already know that I try to avoid shopping malls like the plague. For many reasons, but the main one being my anxiety skyrocketing from being around way too many random people at once- all pushing and shoving trying to find the “deals” that these big corporate stores are having that day- no thank you. I need my personal space and don’t enjoy strangers brushing up on me. However, since we couldn’t find these particular shades that Jeff was eyeing at another brick-and-mortar store, we knew the mall would surely have them- and they did.

I’m pretty sure this was also the first trip to the mall that Sophia will actually remember- and let me tell ya’, this girl was a fan! She loves shopping, (The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree there, friends!) she loves food, and she loved the big cookie she got for being such a good girl! (Any fellow mamas spoil the crap out of their kids if they don’t act a fool in public? I see you)


We came home, got messy in our garden, played outside and then had more treats. This weather is too beautiful not to soak up every second!

One of the most beautiful things about being a parent is watching your children fall madly in love with the hobbies that you love. I absolutely adore that most of the hobbies Sophia has picked up on show her how to take care of things.

Gardening is a big hobby of mine that I believe teaches wonderful life lessons. With little eyes always watching, I believe it’s so important to bestow meaningful activities upon our children rather than the “norm” nowadays. (especially in this day in age)

We started last year when I wanted to dabble into a vegetable garden. She helped me plant the peppers and zucchini’s from seeds and she beamed from ear to ear when she saw them growing. After we planted the seeds, she watered them every single day and anticipated their growth. Life lesson learned: “In life, we have to take care of things if we want them to return the favor,” and also, “Don’t rush the process, good things take time. And sometime more time”

SHOP: SIMILAR BOWS (Also HERE & HERE & HERE) Her outfit was a gift from her auntie- but HERES another romper I’m loving)

I hope everyone has had the most fabulous Saturday like we have! How do you spend your Saturday’s? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Color Street Nails // My Newest Nail Art Obsession.

Hey there, gorgeous!

Today I have the pleasure of sharing my experience with the company Color Street Nails and my gorgeous friend and Color Street Stylist, Courtney Bitner! (Keep reading for a treat!)

Color Street Nails // COLOR CHARLESTON BLUSH // ENGRAVABLE BANGLES (Also Available in Rose Gold & Silver) // MARBLE COASTERS HERE & HERE (I’m also LOVING the gold & marble on THESE // Similar Wooden Candle Sticks HERE (under $20), & HERE (mine is an antique that was given to me by my Mama in law)

If you’ve never heard of color Street before, you’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing my personal experience with this company, my stylist, and my honest opinion on their products.

Before I start, I want to fully disclose that I was not paid by this company or given free product in exchange for this blog post. This is my honest opinion, and my true experience with this fabulous company!

These nail polish strips give you a salon quality manicure in minutes! They’re 100% real nail polish strips, and they are SUPER easy to apply (I’m the WORST at painting my nails or doing any sort of nail art- so finding this company was a God send for me!)

I purchased my first Color Street Nails through a party that my sister hosted with her friend, Courtney Bitner. Being in the direct sales business, I wanted to support my sisters party and Courtney’s small business; so, without hesitation I ordered a pair in color that I loved and knew I’d be able to pair with any outfit.

Those of you that know me know that I don’t really go get my nails done, nor do I paint my nails very often for many reasons- but mainly because they’re a lot of maintenance, I clean so much (it feels like my hands are constantly in water) and I work with my hands every single day so any sort of nail polish always chips and has to be redone. Between owning my clothing boutique, my Stella & Dot Business, and being a full-time wifey and Mama- I just don’t have the time to constantly redo my nails. Thank God I found Color Street!


I received them quickly and curiosity struck when I opened my package. I sat down, read the directions and started putting them on. These are so awesome because they’re so easy to apply, and they’re super stylish! Because I had no clue about them or had never even heard of this company before- I had every expectation that they were going to chip within a few days because of my lifestyle- and my standards were so low (from my own experiences with past nail salon nails and painting my own nails) that I was okay with the thought of them chipping after a couple of days.

Fast forward to a week later: To my MAJOR pleasant surprise, they were still perfectly intact and still looked like I had just gotten a fresh manicure. No lifestyle changes, same hectic day-to-day routine- they were just still simply perfection and by this moment I was hooked.

On top of their high quality products- they have MULTIPLE different styles to choose from! Solid colors are my personal favorite but they have glitter colors, french nails, nail art designs and they even have exclusive holiday designs each season!

And lastly- let’s talk this surprising price point. They’re VERY inexpensive, with prices ranging from $11 USD to $13 USD (and they always have specials going on!)

Specials right now that I saw include Buy 3 Get 1 Free, and Buy 1 Get 1 Free on the french manicure sets! But Courtney could tell you more about specials!

If you’ve never tried Color Street Nails, I HIGHLY recommend them. And if you don’t already have a Stylist- I highly recommend mine, Courtney Bitner! Not only is this supa’ fine Mama extremely sweet and humble, but she always answers any questions I have really quickly! Customer service is SO important to me, and she truly goes above and beyond!

Pictured above is Courtney with the Founder and Creator of Color Street, Mr. Fa Park!

Shop/Browse Courtney’s Color Street Website Here: http://www.mycolorstreet.com/COURTNEYBITNER

If you’re interested but are a little skeptical, anyone that wants a sample to try before you buy can email Courtney directly at courtneysnailobsession@gmail.com

Let me know if you’ve tried color street nails in the comments below! I’d love to hear your experiences as well. And, if you’ve never tried them but plan on trying them, let me know that too! I truly hope I can take some credit for introducing you to your newest obsession. (haha!)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies
Instagram: @tormongelli 

Top Candles & Faux Peonies for Spring

I’m just over here dreaming of spring.. The past few days have actually been surprisingly warm in these parts, so I’ve got all of my favorite spring scents burning. (Too soon?)

What you probably know about Peonies is this: They’re gorgeous and smell amazing- and if you didn’t know that, now you do.

But sadly, peony season does not last very long at all. One measly spring season, and then the start to summer marks the end of peony season.

So, I’ve scoped out the best candles and faux arrangements to fill your home with that lush scent and imagery all spring and summer long!

By far the best Peony Candle and the one I keep stocked both seasons👇🏼


Notes of Mango Blossom, Freesia, and White Peony will fill your house for over 75 hours with this one candle! If you know me, you know I’m always burning candles in my home and I’ve burned this one so much I’ve even practiced burning different candles with it to see what scents I can create!

Which brings me to my next candle must-have:


Not only does the Jar remind me of my Meems’s vintage decor (she had these green hobnail glasses when I was growing up that I’m in love with) but the notes of apricot, passion fruit, and fresh grapefruit fill your house for up to 80 hours AND it’s only $12.99!

If you’re looking to add some faux Peonies to your home so you can enjoy the beautiful scent from your new candles and add some flowers into your space, I highly recommend any of the arrangements below from TJ MAXX!





Which color peony is your favorite?

I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies