Palm Sunday

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Palm Sunday


Who ISN'T ready for Spring?
This week's snow day(s) was fun (I didn't get out of bed until noon on Tuesday.... no really) but I'm ready for Stella to go home now....#GIRLBYE

Once daylight savings hits it's time for after work happy hours, spring blooms and a wardrobe refresh.
 
Lately all things palm are catching my eye. If you peeped my insta story from Monday, then you saw I just picked up these insanely cool placemats. I cant wait to host an outdoor Spring dinner party so I can use them!

Also, can we pause for a moment and take in the adorable-ness of those palm leaf slides? Charlotte Olympia always kills it with her cheeky shoe designs.

Lastly, I'm obsessed with incorporating palm leaves into home d├ęcor choices (that sofa is killllllling me). Specifically one giant leaf displayed in a cool statement jar or vase. Put it in the kitchen, or on a display shelf, or in the powder room...endless options. You can score the one above from CB2

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Home Edition

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Home Edition


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OK. I am actually addicted to shopping for home decor items. 
It's a constant struggle working in the interior design world (follow us here!) and being exposed to the most beautiful homes that are FULL of inspiration. However I can't say that's where this love affair began. While I have always loved shopping for clothing, make-up shoes etc., my true obsession has always been small home design details. Ask me how many blue and white ginger jars I own (I'm not ashamed). Tell me I don't need that NDI magnolia plant (I won't listen). I have to feed my monster. My interior design monster. And if you want some home decor inspo, you have come to the right place. 

Here are some items on my short hand shopping list. All easy breezy. All #necessary.

1. If I told you this mirror was $38, could you even possibly believe me? I wouldn't lie to you friends.

2. A pink garden hose?? A PINK GARDEN HOSE.

3. Judging this book by it's cover... Judging hard.

4. I've got 2 of these beauties in my living room. The shades are rimmed in gold!

5. Ordering this table this week to sit under an oversized framed floral print we have hanging in the living room.

6. These chairs are crazy cool. They are also sold as a pair which is a win. I am wanting a set to sit opposite one another in front of our fire place.

7. Probably my favorite Suzanne Kasler piece. This baby is what kitchen island dreams are made of.

8. My new little buddy. I've been obsessed with these animal foot stools since I was a child. I used to play with my uncle's lion version. J named our new little hippo, Gunther. Welcome to the family Gunther!

9. If you read my post on little luxuries (you can read it here) then you know I am a super advocate for nice sheets. This pair is begging to be added to the collection. To. Die. For.

10. The little tassel detail on these towels makes me giddy!

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Small Pleasures

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Small Pleasures


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I realized that I've become addicted to pinning "secret" boards on Pinterest. I have no idea why I keep this one secret, but I do. However today I'm feeling extra generous (you're welcome) so I am going to reveal my "Small Pleasures" board. Honestly, it's really the simple things in life that make me smile. I mean that! What may seem like an odd assortment is actually a perfectly curated compilation of some of my favorite little tid-bits that brighten up my world. In short, these pieces are ME. 

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These small Nantucket prints make me smile as they remind me of my favorite place on this planet, and also bring back wonderful memories of our wedding day. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunshiny October Nantucket day. I can't wait to get back to the little slice of heaven in just a few short weeks!


I am in desperate need of new luggage and I love the customization of this piece. Also, I think I've finally learned my lesson after my last Bermuda trip that a wheel-y bag is #NECESSARY.


These little sea sponges sit in my bathroom in this set of apothecary jars, and I love the natural vibe that they bring into the space.


These horn pieces make my heart sing. They are the definition of simplistic perfection and look gorgeous adorned on a vanity top. Shop the handled comb here, the hair hook here, and the long comb here.


I definitely let out a little squeal when I discovered this adorable fox letter opener. He is just too damn cute! Do you use a letter opener everyday? Probably not. But you should! At the very least, style this little guy on your desk and get ready to smile with every use.


I was casually shopping in Anthropology a few weeks ago and came across their beauty section (one I admittedly tend to pass over). Out of the corner of my eye I saw all of these gorgeous gold brushes out on display, and was instantly drawn to them. Once I felt how soft the brush was coupled with that beautiful shiny base, I was sold. I've been using the powder brush every day and I am full-on addicted.


These earrings! I went to an India Hicks shopping event a few months ago, and was blown away by this woman. Listening to her speak, I was so inspired by her stories of her childhood and background and was also super impressed with her stunning collection. These little sparklers were one of my very favorites. I also walked away with this delicate necklace which is a must-have!

One of my favorite (and super random) things about our house is the linen/storage closet. It helps to keep my organized which is massively needed in my life. We keep the usual, extra towels and linens, a back supply of our favorite candles, and a few bathroom supplies. This little wooden "Guest" toothbrush set is the perfect item to tuck away until you have a favorite visitor. They will certainly appreciate the small gesture. And did I mention they are $12.50 for a set? LOVE them.

I have been having a serious love affair with this wooden salad bowl and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm seriously so obsessed with it and I am just waiting for that right moment to pounce. P.S. I found a serious look alike at Homegoods recently if you want the look for less. Me? I am holding out for the real deal. #saladbowlrelationshipgoals

Just a girl and her coffee table books... I seriously put 3-4 of these bad boys on my Christmas list each year, and I always keep a running list of ones I want to add to the pile. So I guess you could say I'm a collector? And honestly, this is the one case when it's totally OK to judge a book by it's cover. In fact I encourage it! Also, show me one person who doesn't love blue and white. I mean if you don't love blue and white - GIRLBYE. Shop these ones here and here


Rattan for the win! I recently picked up a gorgeous rattan umbrella stand (because I needed it, that's why) and have this tissue cover in each of our bathrooms. I love a good rattan charger or server for entertaining, and also a classic rattan hamper for the bedroom. Give me all the rattan all the time.


There you have it. Some of my favorite guilty small pleasures. What are yours?

.E