Insta Inspo

Instagram has always been my #1 and I basically get giddy every time they roll out a new feature. Maybe it’s because social media marketing is my career, but I just love watching how Instagram evolves their platform and design.

Naturally, when Instagram rolled out their new collections feature, I couldn’t wait to learn more about it and how it would enrich my usage. In a short amount of time, this new addition has quickly become one of my favorite features of the social network—read on to find out why.

There was a period of time in which Pinterest was my most-frequented web destination. I found endless inspiration from the site and took great pride in curating my boards. While I still do turn to Pinterest for inspiration, particularly as it pertains to interior design, I’ve found Instagram’s collections feature to fill a lot of the same needs that Pinterest once did. I’m constantly stumbling upon beautiful photos as I scroll through my Instagram feed and at one point, I even had an album on my camera roll for all of my Instagram screenshots.

Now, however, there’s no need to screenshot because I can simply save beautiful images right within Instagram. After a few weeks of saving photos, I started to notice patterns amidst the content, and that’s how I landed on the following collection boards:

  • Recipes
  • Interiors
  • San Francisco
  • Outfits
  • LA
  • Weekends
  • Tropical Vacations

I absolutely love that when I’m at the market, I can quickly open my Instagram app and navigate straight to my “recipes” board for some ideas. Similarly, when I’m staring at the contents of my closet and not seeing anything I like, I can open the “outfits” board for some much-needed inspiration.

Have you been using the collections feature? Let me know how you’re liking it below!

Wish List: Vintage Quilt

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As someone who loves nothing more than crisp white bedding (as seen in my bedroom here), I’m actually really liking the look of a vintage quilt. I love the unexpected pop it creates, especially when placed at the foot of the bed.

I still don’t know if I’m ready to abandon my all white look, but I’m putting this one on my wish list regardless. Who knows, maybe it can be inspiration for a guest bedroom someday!

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Photos from: Pinterest.

Interior Textures

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Back when I was decorating my apartment from scratch, I kept getting hung up because everything looked and felt so two-dimensional. It took me a while to figure out that a variety of textures in a home is what really brings it to life and makes it feel complete.

See what I mean via these beautiful photos below.

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Photos from: Pinterest.

Wish List: Butcher Block Countertops

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I’m having a major moment with butcher block countertops right now. There’s something about the casual vibe it creates, especially when paired with subway tile, that is super attractive to me. To top it all off (no pun intended, I love that you don’t have to be too precious with it since it actually looks pretty good with a bit of wear & tear.

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P.S. Check out more of what’s on my wish list here.

Happy Holidays

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I’m still trying to figure out how it’s already the middle of December and where time has gone (does anyone else feel like this year went by so fast?), but loving all of the holiday spirit around me. These photos are getting me so excited to head home in just a few days and celebrate the holidays surrounded by friends and family.

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Happy holidays!

San Francisco Stunners

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Whenever my boyfriend and I decide to head into San Francisco over the weekend, we know we’re taking a chance on weather. It could be 75 and sunny in Oakland, but the second we cross the Bay Bridge, we’re immersed in a thick layer of fog.

So while we definitely can’t count of San Francisco to deliver on the weather front, we know for sure that it will never do us wrong when it comes to: shopping, eating, and architecture. Once the shopping and eating are done, of my favorite things to do in San Francisco is just walk around and admire all of the beautiful houses (well, more like apartments that are divided amongst six roommates). Whether it’s Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights or the Marina, every corner you turn will be another architectural goldmine.

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