Favorite Things 7-24-15

Favorite Things 7-24-15

DIYI love this DIY graphic poster from Nostalgiecat. We have a big blank wall in our kitchen that is crying out for art work but can’t be drilled or nailed into, so something impactful but lightweight like this would be perfect. Style I just bought these jeans from Mint Velvet and I love them – such a good fit and I love the biker-esque detail. FindI’ve been on the hunt for a small desk since we moved to London, and I’m seriously considering pulling the trigger on one of West Elm’s new mid-century… View Post

Pretty Plants for Clean Air

Pretty Plants for Clean Air

A lot of my favourite spaces have a common element – plants.  {Via} {Via} They can visually balance a space – every room needs something organic, I think – and the health benefits are a bonus (priorities, people). You’ve all probably read about the NASA clean air study, which tends to be my go-to for choosing house plants – it highlights the plants best at filtering specific toxins from the air. Gaddys Plant Hire has more info on this too. {Via} We had quite a few snake plants like the… View Post

Get the Look: An Eclectic Entryway

Get the Look: An Eclectic Entryway

I have been swooning over Nomad Luxuries’ entryway ever since I spotted it on Pinterest. I want my home to look more like this – it’s just gorgeous! I imagine it’s sourced as eclectically as it looks, but I was able to come up with a similar look from easier-to-find places, and most of it is pretty affordable. Venetian mirror – 1st Dibs // Lamp shade – Target Lamp base – Asda // Chinese planter – Amazon Snakeskin tray – Amazon // Console – Home DecoratorsBaskets – Connected Goods // Faux boxwood – Jamali Garden Trunk… View Post

The Big Boy Bed: We May Have A …

The Big Boy Bed: We May Have A Winner

I was recently perusing Ikea Hackers when I stumbled upon this bed, which I rather love. {Manhattan Nest} And it started out as one of these: {Fjellse Bed Frame, Ikea – $49.99} $50 for the bed frame, a sheet of plywood, batting, fabric, a bunch of staples and a few screws and we may have ourselves a winner, people. My original plan was just to make a headboard with a basic metal mattress frame, but then I’d have to use a bed skirt, and I kinda hate them. I really… View Post

Trip Report: A Beach House on Bald Head …

Trip Report: A Beach House on Bald Head Island

Last May, we rented a gorgeous little house right on the beach in North Carolina. The house is one of a pair of distinctive towers built near the harbor on Bald Head Island. I loved the colorful beachy style, and I’m sharing in case you do too! The house has been featured in architecture magazines and has won a few awards too. It’s three stories, with bedrooms on the top and bottom and a living area in the middle. The owners put an emphasis on bright, cheerful and affordable decor – a… View Post