For a long time I have flirted with the idea of going dark in our bedroom. There is something so dramatic yet inviting about dark walls. I have long admired Theobert Pot on Instagram for his lusciously saturated interior shots, and I keep being drawn to the dark and moody wherever I turn. I finally have decided to take the plunge, and with it, I’ve ordered the pink velvet bed of my dreams to really pop against the dark walls I’m envisioning.
I’ll be sure to take you along for the transformation, but in the meantime, here are some of the images I am inspired by, along with my glorious new pink bed and a song I can’t help but sing on repeat.
The eminent Janelle Monae makes an excellent argument for pink, no?
Maybe it is the busy, chaotic state of the world right now, but I find I am currently craving clean clean clean soothing neutrals, with a bit of black for a sophisticated accent. Black gives an unexpected polish to these looks, and I’d love to spend a serene afternoon in any one of these spaces.
Anthropologie has debuted their fall home line in stores, and it is full of inspiring hues and textiles. They’ve got me very excited about velvet and jewel tones! Here are a few of my favorite vignettes from the Anthropologie & Co. fall home launch event, if you’d like to see. I especially like the way they’ve incorporated lux fall fabrics with more all-season items — it’s an approachable way to decorate your home, and most of us do not start from scratch every season! There were so many pieces I’d love to have in my own home, perhaps especially that gorgeous blue velvet sofa, and those oversized prints and wall hangings. Enjoy!
As fate would have it, I was able to attend the goop x CB2 launch event this past weekend, only days after professing my love for the gorgeous Cerchio chairs. CB2 did a delightful job of hosting, with pressed juices, meditation, DIY sage bundling, and a chat with the lovely Caroline of Love & Loathing Los Angeles. Here are a few snaps from the event, if you’d like to see:
While I had no need for new dining chairs, I may
or may not have bought a new coffee table — and I am so excited! I think it will be just the bit of curvy modernism my living room needs/wants/has to have. In the meantime, thank you goop and CB2 for a lovely event!
I fell in love today. Meet my new crush, the Cerchio chair from the new goop x CB2 collaboration. It’s got the perfect vintage Italian vibe — without the hassle of toting an actual vintage set back home from Italy somehow. I think these are gorgeous just as shown, or would be amazing in a matchy-clashy set mixed with some Thonet chairs and Eames shell chairs. Maybe it is just because it is Monday, but today, I am infatuated. Be still, my heart. I have literally zero need for new dining furniture, but girl can dream.
Someone dear to me is moving in about 5 weeks and it is going to be a bit of a whirlwind, so I offered to help her pull together a fresh new look on a major budget. She is keeping most of her current furniture, but I’m excited to give her a pulled-together and homey new look with accents and accessories. Most of her existing furniture is dark wood, so I’m hoping to lighten up the feel of everything by adding some lighter colors into the mix. I can’t wait to pull everything together in her new space!
It’s been a little while since I shared some inspiration images, so here are a few lovely things that have caught my eye on this fine Friday. A blend of fresh and moody colors and sunshine are on my mind — and judging from the variety of locales, I seem to also be feeling a tinge of wanderlust. Enjoy, and have a good weekend!
That carved wood cabinet on that wood wall at Casa Warrandyte in Australia is perfection. Warm woods and leather with all that greenery? Yes and please.
Dying over this moody teal hex tile, especially paired with a grey concrete shelf.
This sunshiny corner at Sonoma’s Scribe Winery encapsulates their “falling down but still soulful” aesthetic delightfully.
Sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey’s Brooklyn apartment is a maximally chic adventure in design. (And seriously, how great are their names?)
This serene and light-filled seating area in Sint-Niklaas is exactly where I wish I could spend the weekend.
Some time ago I helped a friend pull together some inspiration for his new studio apartment. I love the color combo even though it is a bit of a departure from my own home — it is fun and eclectic with the blues and rusty tan hues in a mix of patterns.
For a cleaner, more streamlined vibe, just swap out the pillows and the rug. There is still a lot of visual interest with the combination of textures and materials, but less pattern and a tighter color palette give it a quieter overall feel.
Which do you prefer? Either way, that sofa and leather chair have my heart!
My dad is back home after dealing with some medical issues, and I wanted to make his apartment a bit cheerier as well as better equipped to handle his mobility accommodations. Enter: the budget-friendly apartment refresh! I thought an upholstered headboard would be more comfortable than his old wood one, for starters. A new bedside lamp made things feel cozy, as did a bit of (faux) greenery and a tasseled throw for the bed. I also added a sweet macrame basket — it was just right to wrangle coils of oxygen tubing, and the soft cotton won’t scratch or snag the tubes like wicker could. A new lower media console helped to open up the space and make it feel bigger. And lastly, I hung up a cork board to help him corral doctor appointment reminders, stray sheets of stamps, and important phone numbers. My dad seemed happy with his fresh space, and I was incredibly gratified that I could help with his transition back home. Success!