Wish List: Straw Entryway

It’s no secret that I love straw accessories, both for the home and the wardrobe. So it should also come as no surprise that I have a lot of them lying around my apartment.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about taking all of my straw accessories and curating them into a beautiful entryway statement, just as these photos show. I love how each of these entryways instantly conjure the feeling of adventure—like you could just grab a hat and hit the beach at a moment’s notice.

What do you think? Is a straw entryway on your #WishList, too?

Photos from: Pinterest.

Home with Emma Blomfield

First off, how stunning is this book? I could not be more obsessed with the watercolor-esque look and the color palette.

Well now that you, too, are looking something like the heart eye emoji, you’re likely wondering what this book is. This lovely book is called Home and it’s by Emma Blomfield, an interior designer based in Australia. When Emma’s team reached out to me offering to send the book my way, I was so flattered and had no idea how much I would end up l-o-v-i-n-g it. It has easily become my new favorite book!

If you need some design inspiration in your life, I’d highly recommend picking up Home. It contains decorating tips for each and every corner of your home, and includes styles to suit all tastes. Trust me when I say you need this book in your life, and your coffee table does too.

Apartment Refresh

This edition of Apartment Refresh contains one pretty big update that I can’t wait to show all of you. It’s one of those changes that you can’t believe you never made earlier—keep reading to find out what it is!

Ahh, I can’t get enough of our new straw pendant! It was on my wish list for as long as I can remember and I finally made this one mine a couple months ago. I love how it brightens up our dining room, even when the light is turned off. All that’s left now is to install a dimmer.

Also in the dining room, we removed the photograph we had behind our table to make the space feel even airier and lighter. While it seemed empty for the first few days, we’ve since come around to the negative space and actually like it much better this way.

I’m a huge Gray Malin fan, and am now the proud owner of his coffee table book, Beaches—just in time for summer.

I wrote about this bohemian addition in my last post, but am including it here as well because we’ve found a new home for it between the chairs in our living room. Since it holds two blankets, it’s super practical to keep it here for those chillier nights.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about these updates in the comments!

Travel Treasures

As I’m sure you’re well aware by now, travel and interior design are two of my biggest passions—well, those and organizing, of course! Every year, my boyfriend and I aim to visit brand new places, and to buy trinkets from each place to forever remember them by.

Through all of our travels, I’ve collected quite a few treasures. From pottery and art to clothing and jewelry, so many pieces in my home were purchased while traveling. And while I love just about all of them, the below pieces are the ones that I know I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.

How stunning is this blanket from Oaxaca, Mexico? As soon as we saw this blanket in Onora Casa in Mexico City, I knew it had to come home with us. The soft color palette and intricate woven design caught my eye and I love thinking about where it could end up in our future home. From being folded along the edge of the bed to be draped over a sofa, this blanket will look perfect anywhere it’s placed.Also in Mexico City, we found this gorgeous hand-painted vase in El Mercado de la Ciudadela. Because I want this vase on display at all times and not just when it’s filled with flowers, I’ve found the perfect home for it atop cookbooks in our kitchen.Who could possibly say no to another stunning vase? That’s what I thought when I saw this gem in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We’ve been collecting blue and white sponge-wear pottery for a few years now (as you can see on our bookshelf here), so when we saw those same colors in this piece of Thai pottery, we instantly fell in love. As if it weren’t perfect enough on its own, I cannot get over how amazing it looks sitting right on top of Rebecca Atwood’s book.  Last but certainly not least: the patterned pillow of my dreams, also from Thailand. Funnily enough, the fabric of this pillow was not complete when we bought it—the woman making it still needed to dye and color treat it. But we loved it just the way it was and decided to buy it right on the spot from her worktable. Even though we didn’t know exactly how we wanted to use the fabric (maybe a table runner or a wall textile), we knew we would find just the place as soon as we got home, and we were right.

P.S. Check out my blog posts on Mexico City and Thailand to find out even more about our trips.

Wish List: Pink Upholstery

From blue velvet sofa to pink velour upholstery, my wish list just keeps expanding. Right now, I am absolutely l-o-v-i-n-g the look of dusty pale pink upholstery, especially when paired with darker tones like rich wood floors.

But in case you’re like me and probably can’t commit to an entire sofa cloaked in this fabric, a throw pillow would look just as good!

 

Photos from: Pinterest

Home Envy: Anine Bing

This post officially kicks off my newest series: Home Envy. Up first is one of my favorite fashion designers, Anine Bing. I have followed Anine on Instagram for a few years now, and have loved watching as her style, as well as her cult following, has grown. What began as classic leather pieces (think jackets and studded booties) evolved into a full-fledged label with everything from perfume to intimates to jewelry.

Though it’s not just her fashion style that attracts me, but also her knack for interior design. Her home, as you’ll see below, is a beautiful blend of bohemian casual with classical elegance. From the stained glass and exotic tile to the brass details and modern furniture, Anine’s house is simply perfect in my book.

Photos from: My Domaine

Apartment Refresh

About to say something pretty shocking: It’s been almost 6 months since my last apartment refresh—can you even believe it? As soon as I realized that, I knew I needed to check in with you all on the latest additions to my apartment. Keep reading to see what I’ve changed!

While we used to have three succulents situated above the glass cabinet our dining room, they were not getting the best light and I was having to replace them quite frequently. Finally, I decided to move them and replace them with cookbooks and my favorite wine.

One of the plants has now made its way to a sunny corner of our kitchen.

Couldn’t help but brag about just how big my Vogue magazine stack is getting!

Current nightstand essentials: A delicious candle from Candlefish in Charleston and my Beatles book.

These colder nights call for an extra quilt on the bed.

I’ve had my eye on this straw basket for quite some time and I’m so happy it has found a home in our living room.