Good morning! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. It seems as though Spring has finally sprung and I could not be more excited to have the windows open, let in some fresh air, and hopefully say goodbye to my sweaters for once and for all. Those awkward transition periods between seasons are not my thing. I’m inevitably over or under dressed. Fashion bloggers, how do you manage to make it all look so chic?! I could probably answer my own question… layers and a little bit of smoke and mirrors.
I picked up some hyacinths this weekend and have been moving them around my house with me because the smell is so delicious. They started out in our living room but have since made the move to my desk. As I’ve transitioned to working from home I’ve discovered that fresh flowers and a jumbo candle (I’m currently burning one of these) are little luxuries that help keep me at my desk and working happier. It really is the little things.
This week I’m looking forward to putting the finishing touches on a few presentations, I think finally being able to share a few of our wedding photos, and of course, sharing the latest updates with you during week two of the One Room Challenge!
I shared a peek last week at some of the bits & pieces currently coloring my office, but I thought my latest find was deserving of its own post. Meet the new apple (er, artichoke) of my eye. A playful new shade is in order and I’m thinking the Raoul Textiles beauty shown above might be just the ticket.
The hoarding continues…
Bolts of fabric, pillows, a rug, and antique lamps I couldn’t leave behind are slowly but surely taking over my “office” (a niche I carved out in our bedroom, for now) but when the clutter is this colorful and happy, I don’t mind one bit.
I suppose if you needed further evidence from Monday’s post that I’m back to my old color and pattern splashed ways this would suffice. In any event, this little corner is a much welcome respite from today’s gray skies.
Where is Spring?!
Hello, hello! Long time no blog. I did a mini social media detox last week–no blogging, no Insta–which to be honest was mainly due to a lack of planning on my part, but rather than stress out about finding something to share I decided to roll with it. Once I got past the urge to reach for my phone and mindlessly scroll every ten minutes it was kind of great.
We finally got started on our goal of trying a new (to us) restaurant that we’re excited about every month and had our first date night at Rasika. We both left our phones at home which sounds so ridiculously simple but can weirdly be a little anxiety provoking–only making me realize how much I need to cut that cord! Anyway, I found that disconnecting from distractions enabled me to better connect with the important things i.e the person in front of me at the dinner table. Shocking, I know.
I spent the weekend in Raleigh catching up with girlfriends from college and that plus my step back from social media has me feeling re-energized and ready to jump into a new week. When I came home I decided it was time for an impromptu bedroom refresh. I tore down the curtains that have been driving me crazy and shifted our nightstand to make room for some desperately needed storage now that our bedroom needs to serve double duty as an office when I’m working from home.
Spending more time at home has definitely led me to be more critical of our existing furniture and I think it’s time for a change. Any designer will tell you that they are their own worst client so we’ll see how this goes!
Friends, we’ve made it through February which feels like more than half the battle. In the spirit of blue sky days ahead of us (fingers crossed!) here’s a peek at a project I’m currently wrapping up.
This over sized capiz shell pendant is going to be even prettier when it’s framed by the window treatments we’ll be installing in a few weeks. When it comes to waiting for the good stuff I’m definitely more impatient than any of my clients!