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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.

schumacher citrus garden

175761Schumacher’s Citrus Garden print is another all time favorite of mine, like Samarkand which I talked about here. Every time I’m in the Schumacher showroom pulling fabrics for work I always end up looking at Citrus Garden – it’s just such a fun, happy print. I have a fabric swatch of it at home that I’m keeping in the hopes of one day using it in my future house. I think it would be just so pretty in a kitchen as either a built in bench cushion or some sort of window covering. It’s quite a bold fabric so I think I’d keep everything else quite neutral, though I do like how Taylor Jacobsen used the fabric on a pillow in this room which is already pretty busy. Doesn’t it look great?

I also love how the fabric is used as an incredibly chic tablecloth in one of the images below – isn’t that amazing? I’m kind of tempted now to get some to make into pretty napkins or something. A couple of Etsy shops sell pillows made in both colorways of the print; this bolster pillow would make a perfect pop of color and pattern in a kitchen nook or on an armchair. Thoughts? Do you love it as much as I do? Have a good day!

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a fun northern california home

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There’s something so appealing about a lived in space that looks collected rather than decorated, and this former YWCA summer camp turned sprawling Northern California home is a prime example. Per the Elle Decor article, the first time the couple was shown the space they couldn’t wrap their heads around the amount of work needed and just walked out, but ended up feeling a pull and that they had to own the space. I kind of feel like that about the little beach house we’re planning (hoping? the landlord still hasn’t given us a lease to sign) to move into in a few weeks, it’s like I need to live there and have become a little bit obsessed!

 The thing that’s so neat about this house in my opinion is that a lot of it actually had to be built new but the end result flows so perfectly and everything looks like it’s been there forever. The decor is a great mix of flea market finds, gorgeous fabrics (there are a few from Raoul, a really amazing textile company based out of Santa Barbara) and playful accessories which creates an overall effect that looks chic but still cozy and livable. My favorite room in the house would have to be the built in window seat (a few images down). Doesn’t it look like the ideal place to curl up with a book and a cup of coffee?

Scroll on for more pretty pictures, and check out a few items to help achieve the look below.

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