This week I was excited to see that one of my design idols, Anna Spiro, launched a new website. Anna’s blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things, was one of the first I ever read and one of the reasons I became interested in design. As with everything Anna does, I found it completely refreshing and inspiring.
The WSJ introduced me to a new handbag label I’m loving: Mansur Gavriel. How great is that pop of glossy hot pink against cognac leather? If you’re looking for something a little more understated, the ballet slipper pink is pretty great too.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Gwyneth’s new cookbook, It’s All Good. If the preview recipes she shared in Goop are any indication, it will be in heavy rotation in my kitchen.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
My to-do list seems to be growing longer by the minute and the thoughts swirling around my head are certainly disorderly. Let’s hope A.A. Milne was right!
Have a great weekend!
-Excited about joining the Matchbook Magazine team as a correspondent! Look out for my weekly posts on Matchbook’s beautiful new site and check out the other talented ladies I’ll be joining.
-Re-arranging my bookshelves and using it as an excuse to buy some new books. Designers At Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living by Ronda Carman (her blog All the Best was one of the first I read!) is at the top of my list.
-Getting ready to cross off one more thing on my 26 for 26 list. I signed up for a 5K in June. I know it’s nothing, but I’ve never run a race before! Any tips?
-Looking forward to my first trip to High Point Market. From what I’ve heard it’s going to be design overload in the best of ways. Anyone else going?
-Loving Free People’s shoe selection. I’ll take these and these and these please.
During my spring cleaning/purging/re-arranging extravaganza I realized what our living room is really in need of is a side table. I’ve resorted to putting my drinks on the floor (classy, I know) which with my general clumsiness and our golden retriever’s rogue tail is a recipe for disaster. I’ve looked and looked but there hasn’t been anything I’ve loved enough to pull the trigger.
Then it hit me: why not do a skirted table? I’ve wanted to bring more pattern and texture into the room to combat the sterile feeling our all white walls are giving off so a skirted table will kill two birds with one stone. I’m sure you’ve seen the images above a million times over, but they really are the best examples of skirted tables in contemporary spaces. A far cry from the ruffled Laura Ashley version your mom or grandmother might have rocked in the 80s/90s, right?
Now to find the perfect fabric. Would you go printed or solid with an amazing trim? Design dilemmas…
This might just be my favorite ‘this and that’ pairing yet! I’m so so so obsessed with that Joie blazer. Probably in large part because of its striking resemblance to one of my all time favorite fabrics, Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf (really excited to find affordable pillows here.)
If the blazer is a little too bold for you, check out the coordinating shorts or tank. I’m picturing both paired with crisp whites and a tan–something I’m in serious need of! Sigh, anyone else ready for a vacation?