Fall home inspiration

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!

 

goop x CB2

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!

Mio amato

cb2_cerchio_chair

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.

 

Cerchio chair  Vienna chair  Eames-style shell chair

Let’s move to Sweden!

Niki over at My Scandinavian Home has done it again with a house tour that has me dying to move to Sweden rightthisveryminute.  Everything about this space, from the high ceilings and clean white walls to the luxe layers of texture (that linen! the warm wood! those moldings!) has me yearning to call that space my own.  Stunning photos, right this way:

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If you have the flexibility to move to a foreign country and happen to be wealthier than I am, this gorgeous home is actually for sale!  I’ll have to dream from afar, I’m afraid, but if you’d like some more eye candy, visit My Scandinavian Home.

New and fresh

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!

aspens print  striped blanket  stoneware mugs  navy pillow  mint lamp (sold out)  blush bolster  colorblock lumbar  brown square shelf  seagrass basket  geometric pillow

This and that

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.

Blue and rust

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!

dhurrie tassel pillow  blue velvet pillow  rust embroidered pillow  turquoise medallion rug
leather accent chair  faux sheepskin  copper end table  live edge wood tray  marbled glass lamp  acrylic nesting tables  faux snake plant  midcentury sofa
rust pillow  ink wash pillow  knotted pillow  erased lines rug

 

Back home

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!

headboard  striped lamp  macrame basket  media stand  faux succulent  tasseled throw  cork board

Spring refresh

As if it wasn’t hard enough to get out of the store with out purchasing EXTRA STUFF, Target has been killing it with their home decor lately.  Between their Project 62 and new Opalhouse lines, I can’t get enough.  After mulling over wallpaper options here, I finally decided to go with the pretty floral with birds, above.  Paired with a new tasseled bathmat and some greenery, our bathroom is looking 100% better.  And candle snuffer, where have you been all my life?  We may or may not have a couple new pillows in the living room, too, because give me all the pillows.

wallpaper  floor pillow  faux plant  lumbar pillow  faux jade plant  bath mat  snuffer

Stuck on you

I’ve been considering wallpaper as an accent wall in our bathroom on and off for a while, but I have been hesitant since we are renters.  It seems like the options for removable wallpaper are getting ever more stylish, though, so I’m pondering it all over again.  Here are some of my favorites — I think maybe some samples swatches are in order!

starburst tile  fine point floral  peonies  new moon  woodland forest  beige tears  watercolour  bohemian scallops