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!
Next up in my little series of makers is the delightful Canadian ceramicist Cathy Terepocki. She appeared on my radar with her lovely Ontario line at Anthropologie, and now I can’t get enough of her beautiful Instagram images and down-to-earth ethos. (Yes, I may have a set of plates from her line that were more of a want than a need. #sorrynotsorry)
Visit Anthropologie if you’d like a piece (or eight) from her Ontario line, or visit her website for some beautiful videos, photos of her work, and of course, the opportunity to shop her wares. Or if you need a semi-regular dose of her style like I seem to, you can follow her on Instagram.
Via anthropologie and cathyterepocki.com
Current obsession: Year & Day tableware
I’ve been gravitating towards clean lines and simple ceramics of late, and these dishes are just about perfect. I love the shapes, the soft pink hue combined with graphic neutrals, and their conscious and creative business model. Really the only question now is what combination of colors and shapes I’ll be buying to create my own set!
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!
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.
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!