Archive for the ‘home decor’ Category
I’ve (Christina) historically been pretty shy about using gold in our home. I suppose you could say I’m more of a burnished bronze or an aged brass kind of girl, but glitzy gold is very accessible in small doses. An accessory here and an accessory there and I’m feeling richer already. Ok, maybe not richer, but a little sassier perhaps. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite gold accessories from the independent design community to share with you today. See anything you like?
1// tassel garlands by confetti system 2// the midas gold lion by white faux taxidermy 3// 23k gold mug by bailey doesn’t bark available at orange and pear 4// regency salt and pepper shakers available at leif 5// succulent sculpture by waterstone succulents 6// flawed gold-plated set of cups by studiomake available at gretel 7// crystal pinata by confetti system 8// stripes thank you card by rifle paper co. 9// resin deer head by white faux taxidermy 10// gold love print by jennifer ramos
As we turn the corner headed in fall, I start to think of ways to keep that summer feeling going strong just a little while longer. One of the easiest ways to keep that summer feeling in the home is through a liberal splash of bright sunny yellow.
Yellow is generally a love it or hate it color, and I will say that for years, it sat on the hate it side for me. But lately, I’ve been drawn to pops of yellow in discreet doses. Do I want a room with yellow walls and yellow furnishings? No, but set against whites and greys, yellow injects a playfulness that is quite refreshing. Try a couple yellow accessories, paint a cabinet, pick up some furniture, or just accent a wall. A little yellow goes a long way!
My little niece and nephew started school again yesterday and if you have little ones running around, you probably have back-to-school on the brain right now too. I don’t blame you, even I have a little back to school fever and I don’t even have kids, but I still love this time of year. When I was teaching, the first week back was always the best – planning for the year and dreaming about how the next 10 months will go.
But now that my teaching days are behind me (well at least in the traditional sense), I take the month of August to regroup and organize my home office to get ready for the busy holiday shopping season. Want to know what’s on my (modern) back to school list? Here are my picks…
And as for the (modern) kiddos, here are my picks for boys and girls…
All the products from today’s roundup are from My Urban Child, a site for modern parents and their kids that features unique furniture and accessories (including brands like Ferm Living, DwellStudio, Offi, notNeutral, and more). And honestly, whether you have kids or not, it’s definitely worth taking a look. I found a ton of stuff to put on my wishlist.
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I spent the majority of my weekend indoors because I was sick and honestly, I didn’t mind it at all. I love lazy weekends at home. Don’t you?
Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you have a cozy place to hang out. Here are my five favorites this week for decorating your humble abode…
These sisters specialize in paper goods of all kinds – prints, notepads, greeting cards – and believe that paper still has a place in a digital world. I couldn’t agree more. I’ll take a handwritten note over a text message any day of the week!
Modern surface designs from this Germany-based studio. The patterns are so hypnotizing on those potholders, they almost make me want to learn how to cook. Almost.
Functional pottery from Greek artist Marietta Theodorou-LeMieux. I have a hunch that yarn bowl would come in handy for you if you are a knitter. I don’t knit, but lucky for me Marietta makes vases too.
4. Wall Stories
Eco-friendly wall decals for children and kids-at-heart. Love these stickie frames especially. Receive 15% off by entering PAPERNSTITCH15 at checkout.
Inspired typography from Barcelona designer, Coni Della Vedova. Lots of good prints in this shop!
Some DIYs are more complicated than others, but this one couldn’t be any easier…
When I was still in Seattle (and lived directly across the street from Wets Elm) I found these toothbrush holders and fell in love with the stripes. I didn’t really need a vessel for the bathroom, so I bought one to use as a vase for tiny centerpieces instead. I use it all the time!
Tips for Creating a Similar Centerpiece: Cut the stems short (close to the vase’s opening) for a uniquely, casual look. I recommend trimming the stems under water at a 45 degree angle and removing all leaves from the stems. Water should be changed out every other day or as needed.
My favorite flowers to include in any arrangement are peonies and ranunculus, which were super easy to find in spring, but during the summer, not so much. Guess I am going to need to find a new favorite. Any suggestions?
Which kind of flowers are your favorites to include in arrangements?
photos and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff (that’s me)