Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Favorites

The dreamiest wallpaper. I'd love it for an awkward wall in my living room….also as throw pillows…and an iPhone case…too much? 
The looks of this sweet nursery

and these links:

Best online art resources -this is golden I tell you
Beautiful wrapping paper
This necklace
The textiles in this etsy shop
Now I want a mounted antique phone for my entryway
Spring basics
Sunglasses (at many price points)
Kirsten's studio
Ice cream cone macarons (because everything involving macarons has my attention)
Loved this

Monday, March 30, 2015

Watercolored Easter eggs

I realize this may not be the most innovative option out there ( look no further than pinterest for some of those), but I think watercoloring Easter eggs has some of the prettiest results without a lot of prep. I wanted to keep things simple this year, and since Reese has been really into watercolors lately, it seemed like the perfect option. 
For a minute I was worried we would have only black and brown Easter eggs(see her reaching for the brown), but I tried to sit back and let her create. She eventually added in color. Once they dried, we turned them over to paint the bottom portion.

Happy Easter everyone! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bedroom Reveal

I finally got around to snapping photos of our bedroom and thought I would share with you before I change out the fur blanket for something less wintery. We have lived in a lot of different homes over the years, but this is the first time it's felt pulled together. I'm not sure if I'd call it done (a bed frame and rug would be nice), but it's pretty close!
We found this reclaimed wood, and Connor added some caster wheels to create a low bench. It cost a whopping $10 and adds a lot to the room.

I was a little unsure of this antique orchard ladder at first, but next to the midcentury dresser(thank you craigslist) it looks fresh and modern. 

You've seen this nook before, but it's my favorite corner of our bedroom.

That's it guys, hope you're enjoying these spring temperatures!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For All Things Green

We are all overly ready for Spring I think, yes? Warmer weather has been flirting with us here in Indy….just when I think it's time to pack away our coats we get snow or icy rain (last week). So forgive me if I'm still holding my breath during this week of warmer temperatures. Regardless of whether or not it's here to stay, I'm in desperate need of some green in my life and I'm assuming you are too. So, here are some of my favorite vases/planters/terrariums from around the web. Me? Well, I'm off to my local green house for a playdate for Reese. Cheers!

1. Sambaya vase
2. Brass planter
3. Hanging ceramic planter
4. Glass vase
5. Ceramic pastel herringbone planter
6. Kabasa vase
7. Faceted Terrarium

Friday, February 20, 2015

DIY Modern Wall Hooks

We have been sick over here this week….nothing life altering, but the "getting only the basics done" kind of sickness.  Thankfully, I've had this post on hand for a time such as this. Remember these simple hooks from Reese's room? They were the easiest DIY, and if I hadn't had to buy the parts in packages, they would have cost less than a dollar per hook.
*Artwork by Eleni Hannula
Here you can see them in her room….I'm still deciding if I want to add a third one.
What you need: 
                                                                               -1 wooden spool (found at local craft store)
                                                                               -1 flat wooden circular piece (found at local craft store)
                                                                               -1 hanger bolt (or double sided screw as I call it)
                                                                               -a drill & Forstner drill bit(not pictured)
                                                                                -wood glue (not pictured)

*Make a slight "imprint" with the drill bit into the center of the flat wooden circular piece. Add a thin coat of wood glue to the imprint before pressing the spool firmly into place. Let it dry completely. I actually just screwed the hanger bolt into the spool with my hand. You can leave the hook as is, or paint it however you like. Easy.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Masculine California Cool

We all know that I tend to gravitate towards bright airy rooms mostly comprised of neutrals, but when I do add in color, I usually do so through art or textiles. For me, it's the easiest way to add color to a space without taking away from that cool laid back vibe that I've come to love some much. So when Chairish asked me to design a room around one of their vintage rugs, I said yes... because not only is that my favorite way to design a room, but I'm also a sucker for vintage rugs. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites

The entryway to this house
This cozy corner

and these links:

15 ideas to steal from vintage kitchens
This amazing story
Wishing I was designing a nursery right now so I could use this mobile
Ilse Crawford designs for ikea
Emily's styling of this bathroom
11 things you're probably forgetting to clean
Empathy vs sympathy
Loving these loafers
8 lipsticks to try
On contradictions and the "ugly"