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on my radar…

 

A (very) random assortment of things I’m currently loving, from a Matisse inspired painter to a very delicious sparking soda…

1. I’m a little bit obsessed with this fabric from British textile designer Penny Morrison, and really want to make a large bolster pillow for my bed with it. A few Etsy shops sell pillows using her fabrics if you end up loving her designs as much as I do!

2. The Go Between. I just ordered this book and am really looking forward to reading it. I can’t remember where I saw it recommended but it sounds like such an interesting story – I’ll report back.

3. Hudson Grace makes the most gorgeous, well, everything, but these oversized linen napkins are particularly great. I have them in pink.

4. Ahh this shoe. I wore a similar heeled version as my wedding shoe but I just love this flat since it’s a tiny bit more practical (although very expensive for a shoe). I’d pair it with distressed denim to tone down the fancy a little bit.

5. Veronica Beard has been on a roll lately. I have a few pairs of their pants and have tried on their shirts and dresses in shop, and am happy to report that their tailoring and craftsmanship is on point. I really love this dress and think it’d be such a cute Spring wardrobe addition – I’m just hoping it’ll go on sale!

6. I’ve tried every flavor of Spindrift and think that the Blackberry is the best one. If you’re not familiar, they’re similar to La Croix but contain actual bits of fruit which make them taste a thousand times better, while still being super refreshing and low in calories. You can search on their site to see if they’re available in the grocery stores near you.

7. Wayne Pate is a New York based artist and seems to be all the rage right now. I first read about him a few years ago in a magazine, and was re-reminded of him when a client bought one of his pieces a few months ago. His work is so interesting and ranges from abstract black and white drawings to whimsical, colorful paintings. You can buy his prints on One Kings Lane and on his site.

8. My friend Kirsty is the designer behind Retrouvai, the most gorgeous LA based jewelry line. Her brand motto is to create modern heirlooms which is such a neat sentiment and one that her current line captures perfectly. I’d definitely keep this ring to pass on to my daughter one day.

serena and lily

You know how there are some stores where you just know you’ll find something you want/need each and every time you visit? That’s how I feel about Serena & Lily. I love popping into their showroom here in LA for a little inspiration whenever I’m in the area; I always find something that’s perfect for a client, and I also pretty much always find something for my own home as well. Justin and I recently bought this bar cart for our new dining room, and I’ve been perusing their cute nursery section for items (like this crib bumper – so cute right?!) for the baby when I have her in April.

They have a ton of great new items in for Spring as well and are having a fun event on February 28th in the LA shop to celebrate; there will be free floral bouquets (whether or not you buy something) snacks, and styling of their new product by a local designer. If you’re in the area you should definitely check it out, I’m planning to stop by in the afternoon. In the meantime, here are a few pictures I snapped of the shop the other day and a few of my favorites from their new arrivals are below.

Happy Friday!

some of my favorites:

thinking pink

Maybe it’s because it was just Valentine’s Day or because I’m currently decorating for the new baby’s nursery (which is so fun but so expensive…why are baby things so pricey?) but I’ve had all things pink on my mind and on my Pinterest board for the last little while. I guess it also has to do with the fact that we’re coming into Spring soon and a lot of the shops are showing pretty blush colored dresses and tops, though I’ve also been seeing a lot of pink in interiors lately and I’m really liking it.

Having a little something pink in your decor feels so unexpected but can look very sophisticated and not overwhelmingly feminine when done in the right way. I swear! The key is to keep the rest of the look relatively understated or neutral, or to throw in some darker colors to help ground the look. A good way to incorporate a little pink into your life while keeping things from being too sweet is through art – I really love this painting and think it would look so cool in just about any room. The pink things that started my obsession are these chairs in this pink fabric, which I had planned to order for our old house but ended up cancelling since they were a little big for the space (plus they were backordered for months which is frustrating). I’m determined to have them in my life at some point when we have more space, but for now I’ll focus my pink obsession on the nursery.

There’s also a way to wear pink without look too saccharine and sweet, as shown by a few of the incredibly chic girls in the images below. The key is to either keep the pink pieces tailored or the rest of the outfit not too perfect looking (messy hair, a half tucked shirt, etc). There are some women who can really pull off the perfectly polished, super girly pink look (Julia from Gal Meets Glam comes to mind) but I find that I look like I’m trying too hard to look young and like I need to mess up my hair or grab an edgy accessory whenever I try on something too girly.

Scroll on for more pretty pink inspiration, and have a good day 🙂

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