I’m loving the Life, etc. feature in InStyle magazine. July had a particularly lust-worthy spread which featured not only a gorgeous pair of ikat pillows, the perfect laundry hamper and drapes so pretty I want to pull a Scarlett O’Hara and make a dress out of them, it also introduced me to the company Indian Dhurries which is responsible for the amazing rugs above. I’m seriously obsessed with every single rug they offer! All of the rugs are made-to-order and custom designed. Their color selection is fantastic–the perfect mix of neutral and bright. If I weren’t on a self imposed spending freeze you can bet I’d be reaching for my wallet!


To me, there’s nothing that screams summer more than a straw tote and the seaside tote from J.Crew is beachy chic at its finest. The gold handles add just the right amount of shine, don’t you think? The best part? It’s on sale for $29 right now! I might just have to scoop one of these up for my 4th of July beach weekend.
How about you, any exciting plans for the 4th?


The weather in D.C this weekend would best be described as sticky, hot, and humid. This outdoor oasis designed by Ruthie Sommers would have been the perfect place to beat the heat. That adorable lab seems to be loving it!
P.S If you’re loving that moroccan inspired table as much as I am, check out this set at Serena&Lily. Pretty close match right?

How were your weekends? Did you survive the heat wave?