Circa Lighting Ring Lamp | Teil Duncan Painting | ABC Home Bedding | Wisteria Louis XVI Chair | Urban Outfitters Faceted Wood Block Side Table
Did you have a nice holiday weekend? Easter crept up on us this year so we laid low with no plans other than a sinfully delicious breakfast of overnight french toast. Chalk it up to a sugar high, but after breakfast (and a bag of sour Jelly Bellys) I felt ready to tackle some serious spring cleaning.
After ripping apart my closet and filling two trash bags worth of donations I focused my wrath on the rest of the apartment. A gallery wall was deconstructed, furniture re-arranged, and bookshelves re-styled. I can’t even tell you how much better I feel just making those small changes. Now that I’ve gotten rid of the old, its time to make room for the new!
I have a spot above one of our bookshelves that needs a piece of art and Teil Duncan is my latest favorite artist. I’m obsessed with this snake printed pillow from Block and Brayer. It would terrify my mom, but I think it’s oh so chic. New bedding and a desk chair are on the punch list for the bedroom. I really don’t need a new table lamp or side table, but fell in love with these two as I was hunting around.
With any luck I’ll cross those final few items off the list and finally feel like our apartment is somewhat “done” even though I don’t believe decorating is ever done!
P.S play any good April Fools jokes today?
W magazine fashion editor, Giovanna Battaglia, is one of my fashion icons. I’m always stalking photos of her outfits for inspiration and wondering “why didn’t I think of that?” For example, look how she styled the neon scarves above. Would I ever have thought to pair a neon green scarf with an emerald lace dress? No. Does it look fantastic? Yes!
Of course now it’s monkey see, monkey do, and I need a neon scarf of my own. Giovanna’s are Hermes, but I found this Versace number on super sale that fits the bill. If I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone I might pick up a pair of her mirrored sunglasses too. Not sure if I’m quite there yet, though.
Now I just need to practice my tying skills…
I recently realized it’s been about three months since I used up the last spritz in my perfume and I still haven’t bought another bottle. I’m having commitment issues. I’ve worn Chance and Mademoiselle but I just don’t think they’re the ones. You know, my signature scent. Doesn’t that expression sound so “ladies who lunch”? Love it.
If I were to pick purely on aesthetics, I’d love to find something by Jo Malone or Le Labo. Their bottles are just too chic. Molly has me curious about Joie’s Folle de Joie and I’m even considering revisiting kai, the fragrance I wore in high school.
So do tell, have you found your signature scent? If not, what are you currently wearing?
P.S be sure to visit me over on Cupcakes for Breakfast today where I’m sharing how I’m “Figuring it Out”
Wedgwood Chinoiserie Dinnerware | Pomegranate Inc. Raffia Placemat | Echo Design Dinnerware | Kim Seybert Seersucker Napkins | Glassybaby Elise Drinker | Pomegranate Inc. Floral Placemat | Juliska Bamboo Flatware
Hosting a holiday brunch this weekend? How about a little springtime table setting inspiration. If I had gotten my act together and actually planned something for this weekend (Easter creep up on anyone else this year?) this is what I’d want my table to look like. Fresh, pastel, and a little preppy. It’s what springtime’s all about, right?
Do you guys read billie magazine? It’s a great online read founded by former Domino stylist and author of Details: A Stylist’s Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors, Lili Diallo. I’ve really been enjoying it since it launched this fall.
This month I fell in love with the Texas country home of graphic designer, Ashley Putman. It’s everything a country house should be: lived in, comfortable, and collected. I’m pretty sure I’d never come out of that moss green library and can imagine more than a few lazy Sunday’s in the Pendleton blanket clad bed.
More inspiration for the someday files…