happy friday! ok, i know this is not my normal fave friday photos of the week but i haven’t taken a ton nor had time to go through them. and, i apologize that this photo is is so grainy (you can see it properly, along with the rest of the gorgeous home here). i did a big no no and increased the size, but the truth is i just love it so much that i wanted to post it. i’m totally loving the black and white situation carried outdoors. we are going to be cleaning up our deck and bringing up the patio furniture and i’m so wishing that i could recover our (pink) cushions in black and then find a pretty flower chandy like that. viola …. porch heaven!
these past few weeks and next coming ones are crazy schedule wise. i’m trying my best to just take it day by day. tonight we are finally celebrating rocco’s birthday and tomorrow night we are going out on a date. and, in between and after that there are a million practices, school parties, organizing and errands to do.
what about you? tell me your weekend is going to be super relaxing and let me hear all about it!
have a happy one, lovelies! xo
i also write for euro style lighting and this weeks post is super fun (or should i say how to create it in your home).
A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / would you make homemade wrapping paper? i would.
02 / spring cleaning? how about your pantry?
03 / i still ooh and ahh over her house.
04 / i should be eating this but i’d rather be eating this (it just says welcome summer).
05 / does anybody watch this? someone told me that the girl looks like me when i was younger. i’m now kind of sucked in and missing my 18 year old face.
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lately, i love been loving lockers. like want a pair for my house in a bad way kind of loving. i envision them in a mudroom looking all vintage and cool but hiding all of my kids things. coat hooks just don’t seem to be doing the trick anymore.
and what about in the kitchen like the photo above? that thought never occurred to me. i’m also in desperate need of a pantry (i don’t have a built in) thanks to the appetites of 4 little (some not so little anymore) la las. the built in version (pictured) are pretty great, right?
i’m so excited that my entry way finally looks inviting! i’ve been wanting to do something in this little spot forever! i longed for wallpaper but it just wasn’t happening. and the more i thought about it, (it’s a darker space) i just wanted it to be bright and inviting, but most of all i wanted it to welcoming to all guests and family who enter our home.
i strung together a few words, sharing what we are all about as family and i really wanted them on the wall as reminder to our brood. what is really funny is that when one of the littles gets in trouble they come reminding me that the wall says we give second chances – ha!
if you are wondering, the words are actually wall stickers and they are from vinyl impression. they have a variety of stickers (images and sayings) but what i love is that they take custom orders. and the customer service is really great. which is always #1 with me.
have you decorated with wall stickers in your home? it’s an easy way to make a big impact.
sticker c/o of vinyl impression
Hi everyone! Kirsten from Simply Grove
here, filling in for Trina as she travels the world!:) I’m a huge LaLa Lovely fan so of course it is an honor to be guest posting for Trina!
When it comes to designing your dining room or even just simple decor, grey chairs are a perfect way to go. They are neutral enough to match a style of decor and are just a really good staple piece. If you are a vintage lover, a rusty grey medal base would be great.
Maybe you are one who likes the modern look. Find a chair with a sleek and minimalistic look. These Hay chairs are such a striking choice. Pair them with a wooden dining table for an eclectic look.
However, if you are one that doesn’t know what kind of chair would look great in your space, a simple grey choice with a wood base can make for an easy decision. They are stylish to the eye and will certainly wow your guests.
In the end, grey chairs are always a nice design choice, at least in my book.
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Now, if you don’t know, over on Apartment 34 we have a thing for neutrals, and we’re especially smitten over anything white. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite white kitchens that all had a little something extra: black! Adding a few pops of black and white patterned towels or black and white stoneware is a great way to mix up an over saturated white kitchen while still keeping it primarily monochromatic and interesting.
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The great thing about adding some black and white accessories to your kitchen is that they go with any color palette that you already have or might decide to change it to in the future. It’s not a trendy color palette, so you don’t have to worry about buying out a whole store in fear that the color won’t be back next season. It’s timeless and classic and looks great in any kitchen. I hope you will enjoy some of these modern and fun updates in your own kitchen and you can check out more installments of Tasty Tuesday over on Apartment 34, where style lives happily ever after! Thanks for having me!
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sometimes the messier the better? yes? i love a space that looks worked in. especially when there is creative work involved. my eyes find no offense or annoyance in this kind of chaos. i’m only left with curiosity and interest. i’d like nothing more than to comb over every little bit of something or anything in this space. i’m certain there are a lot of stories hidden in the papers, the paint and the piles.
do you think you your papers or piles say anything about you?
images / loveology
i finally put my instagram photos to good use.
i came across this crazy amazing eclectic spanish loft over on decor8, which you may have already seen. i just couldn’t help but re-post it. it is one of those spaces that i like to study and go over with a fine tooth comb. you know, the kind of space where you take in each and every little detail and then go back again only to see something that you missed the first time.
i think them mirror turned sideways (and scribbled on) is such an unexpected element. and do you spy the birds hidden up in the chandelier? this would be so fun (and easy) to mix in for spring. and i have to say, i just really love those black and white dogs with the pops of red next to them.
as much as there is a lot going on, there is still something very relaxing and calming about the space….i say it has something to do with all of the beautiful white tones. do you find this space inspiring or is it too eclectic for you? i’ve always loved eclectic style. in fact, i came across an eclectic decorating book i bought back in the late 90′s. i love seeing how some styles just stick with you, over the years. more lovely photos after the jump.