When this month’s House Beautiful landed on my doorstep, I was excited to see a fun project featured by New York based interior designer, Lilly Bunn. The jewel box NYC apartment of a 20-something (cue “I’m 20-something, why isn’t my apartment that fabulous?!” jealousy) reminded me of another project by Bunn that I’ve been meaning to post about.
Chinoiserie hand painted wallpaper, a sputnik chandelier, Saarinen dining table, and ikat upholstered bergère combine to create my dream dining space. Throw in an emerald velvet sofa, what looks to be Thibaut’s Tanzania wallpaper, and leopard print carpet, and you might as well break out the defribullator because I’m going into cardiac arrest in the best of ways.
A big congratulations to Lilly on a fantastic feature. I can’t wait to see what she does next!
Behold my latest treasure from this weekend’s antiquing adventures at the Georgetown French Market. Less than five minutes into shopping I spotted this carved wood mirror propped up outside one of my favorite Georgetown haunts, Moss & Co. Naturally, I had to make it mine.
It’s far from perfect, but as with most things, I think the imperfections are what make it charming. I especially love the antiqued mirror. I’m thinking it will be perfect for a future powder bath and just need to find the right wallpaper to compliment it… anyone else have crazy thoughts like these?
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
I’ve always been an advocate for white subway tile–it’s crisp, clean, and pretty much a guaranteed safe bet–but as they say, fortune favors the bold. Maybe it’s a mini rebellion against the ubiquitous all white kitchens and baths we’ve been seeing the past few years, but blue and white tile has staked its claim in my heart.
We’ve just started looking at houses (!!) and re-sale considerations be damned, I could see a blue and white bath or kitchen in my future (at least until I change my mind next week, of course.) I’ll consider it an homage to my Portuguese roots. What do you think, could you go bold?
I spend way too much time online–kind of comes with the whole blogging territory–but when I come across amazing small businesses like Block Shop it makes it all worth it. What did we do before the internet put the world at our fingertips?
The art of block printing fascinates me. I even bought a few hand carved wood blocks at Brimfield last year and fully intended to start block printing my own fabric and wrapping paper–hasn’t happened yet.
Founded by sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman, Block Shop works with a cooperative of master printers in India to produce their beautiful hand printed, vegetable dyed scarves (you can see the whole process here.) Their designs put a modern twist on an ancient textile tradition and I couldn’t be more of a fan.
I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on the Zipper scarf because sometimes you have to treat yo’ self and I think the colors are just perfect for spring. If The Pink City is also on your bucket list, don’t miss Lily and Hopie’s guide to Jaipur. I immediately pinned it to my Destinations board and sincerely hope I’m able to put their suggestions to use sooner rather than later!
If you know me, or have been reading for awhile, you know how much I love the thrill of the hunt. Auctions, flea markets, road-side antique malls–I can’t get enough. Finding that perfect one-of-a-kind piece is my version of an adrenaline rush.
Chairish is my latest addiction for sourcing unique vintage finds. It’s so well curated, you won’t have to sift through a lot of “rough” before you find your diamond. Instant gratification! Download their new iphone app (if you’re reading on your phone check it out here) so you can shop and sell on the go. This might even replace my Instagram obsession.
Since I’m sure you’ve already discovered a myriad of things you can’t possibly live without, I’m excited to be giving away a $100 Chairish credit to help you make them yours! If you need help deciding what to spend it on, I’ve sifted through every.single.item and have teamed up with Chairish to showcase my collection of must-haves.
As a teaser, here are just a few of my picks and the rooms that inspired them. Naturally, they’ll all help you achieve the classic, colorful, and collected look I just can’t get enough of.
Supernova Chandelier | Large Sumak Rug
Louis XVI Armchairs | 2-Arm Gold Wall Sconce | Pink Suzani Throw
Blue Delft Transferware Plate | Faux Bamboo Tortoise Shell Chair | Diane Von Furstenberg Tribal Rug
Framed Little Egret Shore Bird Bookplate | Giltwood Convex Mirror | Demilune Table
Head on over to Charish to enter to win the $100 giveaway and be sure to check out the rest of my curated collection! Best of luck and many thanks to Chairish for sponsoring such a great giveaway and being such a great resource for unique finds!