Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Black & White- ten years and going strong

Ten years ago, Connor and I were newlyweds in a small one bedroom apartment. Because I was still figuring out my style, I decided to decorate with black and white- black furniture and white couches. I eventually added red to the mix in the way of red throw pillows, a red tea kettle, a couple red candles, and a red outdoor rug that we used under the newly black painted dining set(my first DIY).  When I think of that first apartment, I can't help but smile. It was a simple apartment, but our hearts were exploding with pride and happiness to have a home together. Though my design taste has changed (and grown), I don't look back on those early decorating years with dismay. Yes, the matching red candles/tea kettle/throw pillows ensemble is long gone.....but I think design is more about how well designed a room is, I think it's also about how it makes you feel. Ten years later and I still love the calmness of black and white interiors. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Transitioning your Outdoor Space from Summer to Fall

While I love all the sentiments of summer- no school, vacations, beach trips, sandals, laid back vibes etc.., I do not love the hot temperatures. My heart skips a beat when I see cooler weather in the forecast, so when fall hits, I really just want to spend my time outdoors as much as possible. As such, I've been scheming up ways to transition our balcony to be fall-ready. So far, I'm planning on trading my herbs for fall plants, and bringing out blankets and throw pillows....these images have me so excited.