Friday, September 19, 2014

Obsessed With v2.0

This week, I'm obsessed with:

This bed. Oh this bed needs to be mine.

Using this Dash & Albert rug in a project and I loved it so much I ordered one too.  #occupationalhazard

Zak + Fox textiles are wear it's at. This pillow looks like an oushak rug, it's so dimensional!

Crazy for this inexpensive Ikea sink vanity!

iPhone covers are so clever.

These pendant lights, swoon.

Rose gold and neutral leather on a chair? Please and thank you.

My SIL2B (def: sister-in-law-to-be, fingers crossed) makes awesome jewelry. Currently coveting this necklace.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A living room redo

Remember this post on our beach vacation?  I can't stop dreaming about updating the beach house, so I've put my ideas to paper.  One of things Mom and I talk about all the time is how to decorate the house and update it without losing the distinct sense of style that my Aunt and Uncle initially gave it.

In an effort to add function to form, I took the liberty to add curtains to the living room.  The window-lined room can get incredibly warm after the midday sun beams in so shade would be helpful.  We don't want to block or deter from the views, so sheer, unobtrusive panels would be best.  I have these same panels in my own bedroom at home and they are inexpensive and have wonderful texture.

Batik and block-print textiles nod to the fabrics initially chosen to decorate the house.  This fish pillow reminds me so much of the beach vibe and the existing bed linens they still sport on the beds (see picture below).

An ottoman as a coffee table would do wonders to ratchet up the comfortability factor in this room.

Sets of bunched together recliners or swivel chairs would also add comfort to the equation.

Replacing all of the carpets would be a nightmare on the pocketbook, so adding in a (washable) layer accent rug would really help.  We love how affordable and easy to care for Dash & Albert rugs are. It also repeats the blue and white stripes of the outside awning!

The current sofa is a modest mid-century piece with straight wooden arms.  Something clean lined and simple will work best.  Treated with one of the many fabric protectants would be well served in this salty climate.

The best time to use a nautical pendant, contrary to popular kitchen design concepts, is in a real beach house so I had to add this DWR piece.

My relatives have a piece of live edge wood resting on a console table nearby (see picture below) and I always dream of putting hairpin legs under it and making it a side table.

What's your favorite thing about a beach house?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Obsessed With

In the words of Andy Cohen, here's what three things I'm obsessed with this week (except it'll never be just three, trust): 

I have this necklace's cousin.  You have to check this shop out.  So good! I get so many compliments every time I wear it.

We are considering this mirror for a client. Love the long lines.

I am saving my pennies to switch out my mirrored nightstands for these beauties.

I love this beachy striped throw.

Surprised at the good price point on this cowhide ottoman!

Dying and I mean DYING over this leather hardware.

Mongolian stools may be out but Target just got on board .

Hair beads? No, pendant light!