Lately I’ve been coveting a modern feel. Neutrals, clean lines, black and chrome and leather, oh my! I just can’t get enough.
Each of these interiors I find so appealing and well-balanced. Interesting angles juxtaposed with curved lines — a sharp-lined chair with an arched lamp or curvy pendant here, a playful couch with an angular coffee table there — and enough touches of black to keep the eye intrigued. Plus just enough eclecticism to keep things feeling inviting? Just my style.
Fall has finally arrived in earnest here, which means I finally got to wear my new plaid coat today. It drapes nicely, is lined beautifully, and fits like a dream — the kind of piece I can dress up or down and wear for years! It feels like this year’s crop of plaids is more playful than ever (and I do love a classic pattern done in fun colorways), so here are five more I have been eyeing. Enjoy, and stay warm!
I’m in the process of planning a getaway in December with a few girlfriends, and we are all seriously looking forward to a few days away to relax, recharge, and savor some quiet. Currently we are scouting out some AirBnB locations, trying to decide. Beachy location? Desert oasis? Mountain escape? Regardless of which we choose, I do have some essentials in mind.
Alice Munro’s Dear Life, for short stories to dip in and out of all weekend long.
A hair band in the perfect ochre for easy-yet-cute hair.
Comfy velvet wide-leg pants for lounging, because duh.
Softest hoodie that is ideal weight, ethically made, and beyond comfortable.
Faux fur mules that will be equally stylish outdoors as in.
Cozy candle with a hilarious boyfriend-y backstory, for all the comfort and none of the inconveniences of toting our menfolk along.
I love a dash of whimsy in a space, especially in subtle, unexpected ways. Lately I am loving quirky animal accents, and if it’s brass-toned, so much the better!
I fell for this charming little mallard mirror years ago when I saw it in Kim and Scott’s beautiful bathroom. It was such a fun touch in a classic room, and I couldn’t get it out of my mind.
Fast forward a couple years and this quirky lamp had to be mine. It lives on my dresser, and makes me smile every time I see it.
Likewise for these Farmkeep knobs from Anthropologie — I have the goose and hare on our nightstand drawers, and they are so adorable! They have since sold out, but these bunny-ear knobs or sleeping foxes are equally great options.
Most recent to capture my heart? This beautiful brass bird side table. This is a slightly less spendy option, but I love the webbed feet on the first one so much! It is currently in my living room, and I am having great fun trying to find just the right spot for it. It feels equal parts glam and fanciful — perfect.
Pendant lighting has been having a real moment of late. Pendants are classic and versatile, and with so many beautiful choices these days, you can easily find something to refresh your space. Here are five I am currently coveting:
This lovely milk glass option is feminine in all the right ways. It would add just the right touch of Parisian flair to a breakfast nook.
A sleek nude nude pendant with Scandi vibes can make a quiet statement wherever you might hang it.
Alabaster combined with a faceted bulb makes for a glam and alluring option. I’d love to see a pair of these flanking a velvet headboard in a bedroom.
Cement’s industrial edge is tempered by warm wood in this visually well-balanced choice.
This petite pink cylinder pendant is right on-trend with it’s blush hue and diminutive size. A row of three of these over a kitchen island would be beautiful AND functional — and they’re a great price to boot.
As September gets going, I inevitably think of back-to-school times. It stays hot in southern CA well through October, but I love fall clothing and could hardly wait to break out that new brown corduroy jumper or pretty sweater.
It is far, far too hot to consider sweaters at the moment, but in the meantime I’m feeling inspired by rusty, earthy hues in every iteration. Rust can look fresh with white, wicker, and linen, or deliciously moody with deep blues and ochres. Terracotta, amber, burnt sienna — whatever the hue, these interiors incorporate rust beautifully, and I’m here for it.
Night Palm Studio – Los Angeles – Photos by Pablo Enriquez
I’m not quite ready for summer to end yet! Breezy neutrals are still on my mind — rattan, wood, linen, and all the rest. If you’re still feeling as summery as I am, here are a few reading nook chair/table/lamp combos to curl up in and relax over the long weekend, drink in hand.
Eclectic, light, and easy, these pieces will give a relaxing vibe to your home all year long. And if you need any reading suggestions for the weekend, might I suggest this or this? Kick back and enjoy!