Exciting Changes

Hey Y’all! Oh how I’ve missed you!

As many have noticed, I took quite the little break from blogging. This was mainly because of a very busy summer and starting my new teaching career as a 4th grade teacher, which I am so excited about. As a result of all of this, I took some time to develop a new path for my blog. I have changed the name and some (SOME) of the content. I wanted a new name that reflected me a little better. Crow + Bone will forever hold a special place in my heart, but it was a tad bit too cool for school (see what I did there 😉 ). I feel as though The Haute Classroom fits perfectly with my career AND my love of fashion and design in both apparel and home décor. The only ways that the content is going to change is by adding a few classroom and teaching posts here and there. I know y’all will still enjoy it, if not more than before! I am so excited for the new changes and updates in my life and can’t wait to start sharing very soon! Stay tuned, until then I thought I would post some pictures of my classroom for the year.


Please excuse the wrinkles in the table skirt 🙂

Desk Chair // Rug // Drawers // Cart (similar) // Storage Cart


Our Dining Room


utensils // dining ware // book // love // cabinet // champagne glasses // s&p shakers // vase // tray  // buffet table, old similar // Prada sign

(Disclaimer: this room was pretty difficult to photograph and edit since it’s so dark)

This was one of my favorite rooms to create when completing our house. Every single room in our home is very light and bright, so I wanted to do something completely different in here. I was really aiming for a very Mad Men feel and I think I got pretty dang close. I just love how swanky it looks and all the dark colors. I think that If I were a room, this would be it. The background is dark with bright touches. While thinking of what I wanted, I decided to go with a deep navy paint with a matte finish. I did not want any kind of sheen or shine. When looking at the room, I think that the Prada sign and the light fixture really bring the whole room together. It will make me sad to leave this house one day, simply because of all the hard work and personal touches we have added throughout. Through the whole process, I have realized how much I love decorating. It’s like styling an outfit but on a grander scale.  This work has definitely been a labor of love and an amazing first home.



Kitchen (semi)Remodel


My husband and I bought our house exactly two years ago. We loved it because it was almost a completely flipped house and there was very little that we needed to do. This was great for our first home. We loved the kitchen, although it is not exactly what I would choose if I did it myself. There were some changes that we wanted to make in order to best meet our needs and wants. So, two weeks before our wedding (July 18th), we decided that this was the perfect time to do that. Hahaha it was terrible, we actually did not completely finish until October! We wanted to change the tile since it did not go and was so old and add an island. We like to have friends over and the kitchen always seems to be the focal point of the gatherings. Once we decided on tile and how big of an island, we went to work. It took some time to get all the tile up since our kitchen is pretty large. Then the rest was done once we got back from our honeymoon.



We decided on a butcher block counter top for our island because it was cost effective and we also loved the look of it. The tile is also a very neutral color and the size is larger than the 12×12, which we loved. The cows behind our stove belonged to my Grandma and I received them after she passed. I love looking at these everyday as little reminders of her and my Grandpa. The Covent Garden sign over the door was a random Home Goods find and we were so excited because that was our favorite area in London on our honeymoon. Having a designated coffee area has really cleared up our counters which has been really nice. The shelves on the wall were made from left over butcher block that we did not want to throw away. It was a great decision! We received a lot of help when making our island. A friend who is a carpenter and his brother who is an electrician were amazing and made it everything we envisioned! So here’s a little glimpse into our (semi)remodeled kitchen. I will be posted more of house soon!

vase, similar // book // stools // canisters // Keurig // cabinet