Interior Inspiration: Incorporating Vintage Furniture

So, as much as I love spaces where everything is brand new, I really love incorporating vintage furniture into a space. I think there’s something special and unmatchable in a space that is that perfect mix of new and old… it has a richness and character that other spaces just don’t have. But not all antiques are the same… and there is definitely an art to mixing them ~ both with vintage pieces from other eras and with new furniture. As always, design is subjective, but with that in mind here are some of my ‘rules of thumb’ for incorporating vintage…

How are those Resolutions coming??

How are we already in the beginning of March?! I feel like we are literally racing through 2017… so as we enter the tail end of winter and round the corner toward Spring I’ve been thinking ~ how are those resolutions coming? I always feel like my birthday is more of a personal new year than January first, for me it’s a great chance to check in with yourself  and is a more ‘real’ time for starting new things. So this past week I’ve been spending some time thinking about how I’ve been doing with my own list of resolutions… and…

This ‘Aint Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

In the sea of trendy gray paint that’s all the rage right now, I’m on a personal mission to bring back wallpaper! I think wallpaper is so beautiful, my Instagram feed has a steady stream of vintage patterns that I come across and drool over. I love it. It’s an easy  way to bring an extra level of fun, color, and pattern to a space. It can take an already beautiful room to breathtaking, and it can take a forgettable or utilitarian space, like a hallway or closet, from invisible to star of the show. Today’s wallpapers are nothing like…

My Five Most Favorite Things About Meditation

Since I don’t live under a rock I’ve definitely noticed that meditation is having a little bit of a moment these days. I’m reading stories that all of these major athletes and celebrities are big time into meditation, it’s like when I learned how to knit thinking I was literally the only human doing it, and then found out that everyone else already knew how to do it, just no one talked about it! But now I’m seeing regular articles and different bloggers writing about the benefits of meditation. Personally, I’m a huge fan, it’s transformed my life. I grew…

It’s intense out there in the world right now.

Is it just me or do things feel kind of weird lately? Everything is so intense!  All last week I felt weird, I kept trying to write, start some new projects, and wrap up my next post but I just felt kind of … well ~ weird. A mash up of uncomfortable, uninspired, grumpy and like anything I wrote or did or thought just wasn’t quite right. You might have missed it, but The Onion recently had a hilarious video about how women are quitting their jobs to pursue lying face down on the floor, that pretty much sums up how I felt last…

Hey Hey L.A.!

January isn’t even over yet and I’m totally rocking my ‘non’ resolutions. {Watch out 2017!} I spent this past weekend out in L.A. on a ‘just for fun trip’ and it’s been so. great. I was kind of waffling about whether to go or not when I ended up reconnecting with an old friend from my very first adult job after grad school. I haven’t seen her for almost ten years {also, wow, I’m old}. So I pushed through my weird indecision and hesitation and booked it! Plus I still hadn’t officially done anything to celebrate getting my license so what was I waiting for anyway?!…

Bringing color into the Kitchen

A few posts back was all about refreshing the white kitchen, but there are a few other trends happening on the horizon that are super fun… and colorful! More and more often you are seeing some really fun, and really beautiful different colors being used for kitchen millwork. I’m so excited to see more color in people’s spaces overall. Here are some amazing spaces, from more understated grays to pastels and playful mint green {it’s having a moment, yay!} to rich darker and bold colors, they are all beautiful. And none are all white, and I love that :) Light Grays & Pattern…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I like to start off each year really indulging in all of the things that I love and want, to really set a strong tone for my year to come. In order to create everything I want, I immerse myself in them with extra intention at the new year, to make things more real. Yesterday at the workshop I went to about Endings & Beginnings I got a great reminder that actually, our energy is finite, we don’t have an unlimited supply to be giving to anything and everything, so it’s important that we are aware of where we are…

My favorite gold accents & accessories to brighten up your space

There are so many super fun and great looking gold accents and accessories right now, even if you don’t have gold hardware in your kitchen, you can still totally get in on ~ what I think is ~ the best trend in a long time. Here are some of my favorite gold accessories/accents that you can easily integrate into your space. Instant upgrade and refresh. Installing a new light fixture is actually pretty easy and will totally transform a room. These two from West Elm are really beautiful, totally affordable and you can use them in lots of different spaces…

White Kitchen Refresh

You heard it here first, white kitchens are on their way out. Or are they? This is a hot debate right now, as white kitchens are the go-to for pretty much every kitchen renovation and are in most new developments I can’t help but wonder if they’ve saturated the market a little too much. But, my personal opinion on their current popularity aside, shaker cabinets and white subway tile are both timeless and classic. But as with everything, if you see it too much, and too often, people get tired of it and it starts to seem stale. It’s inescapable, just…