this wallpaper! i’ve been swooning over cupcakes + cashmere’s new powder room (below) for the past week. mostly the wallpaper. like, can’t get it out of my mind, it’s so gorgeous, i really want it, kind of swooning.
the pattern is called dark floral and is by designer ellie cashman, who lives in the netherlands and is, clearly, inspired by all of the beautiful flowers there (must get to the netherlands – - on my to do list).
this black and white beauty is called moonlight meadow black and it is pretty perfect.
and, it’s no wonder . . . because, i’ve been loving this large scale floral pattern on mokkasin (one of my all time favorite homes!), for some time now, too. this one is by mr. perswall.
what do you think?
would you use a large floral pattern in your home? what room would you put it in?
images / ellie cashman design / cupcakes + cashmere / mokkasin
01 / a super simple daybed (this one is actually in a garden)
02 / a chair wildly surrounded by scattered greens and stacks of books
03 / a hanging daybed in a sea of white
it’s been awhile since i’ve done a happy spots post. while i like to have entire rooms that make me happy i find it much easier to start by making spots, nooks, corners, and areas just as i like them. focusing on smaller spaces is much more doable for me and i find that i then sometimes come up with bigger ideas based upon one little spot.
i’d be super happy to hang out in any of these spots on a regular basis.
what spot would make you most happy this week?
images: design sponge / tokokaelo /lauren conrad
i’ve loved christine dovey’s, of bijou and boheme, home the first time i laid eyes on it, several years ago. it’s always been good and gorgeous, but it just keeps getting better. christine’s style is feminine, modern, glamorous and yet refreshingly unfussy. i’m totally swooning over her latest feature on SMP Living and her newly designed website.
one of my favorite things about christine’s decorating is that she never misses a detail.
i’m beyond loving designer caroline z. hurley’s home featured in the latest edition of rue mag. i’ve long been crushing on caroline z. hurley’s work and now i’m head over heels for her home.
that couch is like my dream as far as couches are concerned. big. squishy. pillowy.
do you live in a small space? what are you secrets? i love the bed above the kitchen (above). why not?
this 3rd small space edition by rue and it is a gem of ideas for small spaces. you can read the full issue here.
perusing around beautiful shops, whether in person or online, is certainly a favorite past time of mine. lately i’ve been (virtually) wandering around a darling shop called shed home. lots of lovely in one place. in fact, i found quite a few pieces that i adore (pictured above):
+ tibetan lamb bench (OMG it comes in PINK too) / the perfect statement piece.
+ LOST cart (and, there is a FOUND cart – brilliant) / i love the playful idea of a lost and found at home.
+ acrylic tray / would love this in my bathroom, on my dresser or even in my kitchen.
+ stick earrings/ i’m always drawn to simple elegant pieces.
+ LOVE poster / because LOVE makes the world go round.
+ metal bench / perfect in a mudroom or on a back patio.
+ tibetan lamp poufs - i was just thinking how fab it would be to have a furry poof + poof here it is!
my favorites picks are just a snapshot of the goodness going at shed. head over and take a peek for yourself. and, while you are at it, why not pick up a little something for yourself. valentines day is next week, after all (if you are anything like me than you have probably taken valentines matters into your hands)! and, to make your shopping even sweeter . . .
shed is offering 10% off your entire first purchase through February 28 with code: Shed at checkout.
p.s. for more design inspiration like shed on facebook and follow the shed blog. i’m la la loving this particular post on the color yellow (hello, much needed sunshine!).
this post is in collaboration with shed home.
what does your dream bathroom look like? last week i was dreaming of kitchens, this week, it’s bathrooms. perhaps the frigid weather has something to do with it? for the past few weeks the only way to get really warm is by way of a hot bath. my bathroom dreams, in recent years, have included things like trough sinks, subway tiles, shiny fixtures, and always a claw foot tub. when i dream of bathrooms i dream in threes. powder room, kids bathroom, and master bath. it only makes sense. here are a few bathrooms + styles i’m la la loving :
amazing floor patterns, are a must. who knew?
and, a fireplace in the bathroom - – winning!
i absolutely adore open shelving in the kitchen. clearly this is not a new trend, but it is one i can’t get out of my head. if there is one room i could change in my home it would be my kitchen. i love my home and my kitchen is fabulous…it’s just not “me.” so when i dream of updates, my mind always dances around a bright white kitchen with some open shelving. i get a bit carried away on my kitchen pinterest board.
if you are making any updates to your kitchen, have you thought of using the lack shelves from IKEA? they are shown in all the images in this post. its a super inexpensive way to work in floating shelves into your kitchen or any room, for that matter. i have a set in my home, adorned by super heroes, in the boys room. and, i love all of the lack goodness here (i love the bottom image with the books).
do you lack? and, do you love the open / floating shelving look as much as me?
(click through for more pretty images + ways to use floating shelves in the kitchen)
as many of you know, i don’t have a dining room (it’s currently a playroom). instead, we really make use of the dining area in our kitchen. we spend a lot of time in our kitchen, and specifically at our table, as we are big on eating meals together. and, thats just the eating part. there is homework and crafts, cups of tea and conversations happening here all the time, too. since a lot of life is lived at our table, i was pretty excited to update our dining table and chairs with hayneedle.
i love the modern look and clean lines of this particular table. and, i cannot get over how much more the space has opened up and brightened up on a whole.
the nuevo max dining chairs work great because they are easy to wipe clean (major plus with 4 kids) and the nuevo beck dining table feels so much more intimate than our old one. in fact, i love the little set up so much that i’ve been sneaking my computer over to the kitchen table to work (forgetting all about my little desk).
see what i mean about brighting up the room after the jump :