Today I took a visit to the High Museum with my friend Maya and my camera. It was a wonderful start to my Spring Break, and when I got home I had some mail from The Oxbow School, a art-intensive semester program in Napa Valley… And I’ve been accepted for their Fall semester 2014! I really can’t believe it. I’m super excited!
Here are a few shots from today.
Enjoy your weekends :)
Friday Links 05
Happy Friday, folks! I’m excited to finally be on Spring Break – this week has been long and full of last minute tests, and I will be enjoying some time off to blog more and work on my own projects!
Today I’m especially inspired by the vignette above on Domaine Home from their articles on indoor plants… It’s my inspiration for my whole room refresh project – I absolutely love the white/green/brown palette and I am also digging the beetle print on the right!
Have a great weekend and enjoy these links…
1 // A monk’s retreat turned relaxing family home on Daily Dream Decor
2 // Sugar & Cloth shares a summery strawberry and basil galettes
3 // A fun set of desktop backgrounds from Design Love Fest
4 // I love this pineapple post on SF Girl by Bay
5 // It was fun to see the process behind one of Latrina’s latest projects
6 // I love this room of the week on Coco & Kelley
7 // These 10 pins on Design Love Fest are rockin’
8 // The Lacquerie shares inspiration for a modern beach house
That Awkward In-Between Time
It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve got some progress to share on my room refresh. For my more recent readers, I’m trying to create a lighter and fresher space in my bedroom, and I’m currently in the middle of clearing out the old and moving in the new. I actually won a Lief platform mattress from Modernica a couple months ago that I was able to use as a platform bed (but now I need new bedding), which I created out of two hollow-core doors on vintage railroad springs. I also moved out an old club chair and ottoman I had and got a new desk chair (Ghost Louis) and rug (Beni Ourain style). I’m liking how my room is looking so far, but there are a lot of details that need finishing off!
I’ve taken some candid (please pardon the lack of cohesion) pictures of the current state of my room, and I’ve annotated my plans for what’s left of the room refresh. The pictures speak for themselves!
One of my biggest challenges is working with what I’ve got (a lot of dark wood furniture like my desk and dresser) but still keeping my room bright. I’m wondering if I should do something interesting with the top of my dresser?
My fan/light situation is another challenge, because I’ve sort of exhausted my non-existent budget for this project (minus some frames and a desk lamp!)… The look I’d like to achieve is inspired by this wonderful post on Coco & Kelley – a simple modern light fixture backed by an ornate ceiling medallion. Kind of fab, right?
Currently Loving: Loaf
I stumbled upon Loaf this past week through Bright Bazaar’s weekend roundup, and I’m so glad I did! They have an amazing selection of simple and fresh furniture, decor, and linens, and I am surprised I had not found them before.
Coco Bed / Darcy Bed / Piper Bed
Loaf started out selling just bedroom furniture and linens as “The Sleep Room,” but then changed their name and started selling for other rooms in the house, but you can tell the bedroom is one of the store’s best categories. I especially love these Tumble linen cotton bed sheets!
Oscar Sofa / Bayonne Table / Scratch Desk
Their expansion to include furniture for the whole home has definitely proved successful. They have a great collection of lamps and lighting, and I also am really digging their desks (especially this zinc desktop)! Make sure to also check out their kitchen, hallway, and bathroom categories…
Are you in love yet? I can’t wait to see this store expand and evolve, and hopefully even ship to the US more easily!
Ali Cayne’s West Village townhouse is an incredible display of her style. She picked out each detail of the home without any help from an interior decorator, and the result is smashing. Boasting lots of white and gold, she created pleasantly neutral but enchanting spaces. Just take a look at this living room… It’s simple, inviting, but has a really glamorous edge to it all at the same time.
I love the use of subway tiles and dark grout in this bathroom. The black and white in the tiles and rug contrast nicely all the gold hardware on the window, door, bath, and vanity. I also think that the black tab was a nice choice because if it was white the room wouldn’t look at crisp.
This library is fantastic! The leaning gold mirror, soft wool rug, and funky modern chairs look so inviting. I would love to curl up in front of a fire in here and read a good book.
(via Domino Magazine, photography by Brittany Ambridge)
The combination of styles in this house takes a delicate balance, but Ali managed to pull it off wonderfully. It’s definitely one of my favorite spaces I’ve shared in my Monday inspiration series!
Friday Links 04
Happy Friday! This weekend is particularly exciting for me because I’ve ordered a new camera that is coming tomorrow (can’t wait to start shooting again, I’ve got some great photo shoot ideas!), and also the weather dropped down to freezing temperatures today but by Sunday it will be back up to 77! I hope it’s warming up where you are too…
1 // Fig and balsamic ice cream (image above). This looks amazing, a springtime treat! Strawberries would also be delicious…
2 // Kate Arend’s apartment tour on Every Girl took the internet (well mainly Pinterest) by storm this week. If you haven’t already checked it out, you should.
3 // Kristi Kohut’s art is full of bold patterns and pops of color. I’m in love!
4 // Domaine magazine keeps to it’s grandiose aesthetic with this Istanbul home. I love the chairs in the living room!
5 // Rue Magazine shares the perfect Friday night, complete with a yummy kale pesto pizza recipe.
6 // These simple DIY pendant lights are super easy to make if you have some old lampshades around. I may replace my bedroom fan with one!
7 // SF Girl by Bay is one of my favorite interior blogs and her apartment tour is bright and inviting!
8 // Smitten Studio shares some simple DIY shelves she made for her studio! I love how they turned out.