I am looking anywhere and everywhere for a little peek of warmth and spring these days, it seems like winter is never ending this year! I ran into this image and it was just the dose of freshness I needed. Don’t you love the bright and airy lavender wall color and the little pop of cheery gingham?

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Can we say ‘styling-crush’? I got the new-to-me Schoolhouse Electric catalog in the mail last week and it’s one of those things that I think will end up in my magazine box for years to come — the styling and photography are amazing. Not to mention the actual products are beyond lust-worthy, it made me want to start from scratch and redecorate my entire apartment.  I love that slightly messy, collected-Americana look to the pages.  And gosh does it make me want to invest in new light fixtures!

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Images via Schoolhouse Electric Catalog

I’m in a kitchen-styling mode this month on the blog, which is likely due to the fact that my own kitchen is bursting at the seams. I’ve been cleaning out our cabinets in preparation for the first few wedding gifts that have been trickling in the mail the past few weeks. It’s so exciting to open up brand new accessories for cooking and entertaining… but I have no where to put them! Then this week I saw Alaina Kaczmarski’s gorgeous apartment on The EveryGirl and was inspired by her open wire shelving in the kitchen — everything was perfectly styled to look gorgeous, but still highly functional. What do you think of adding open shelving to the kitchen?

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I can’t get over the perfection of the styling in Amanda Dawbarn’s home (of 100 Layer Cake fame) on Glitter Guide this week. The gold glassware, teapots, and pink mixer give such a girly, almost dressing-room-like feeling to the kitchen. There are just little touches of glamour everywhere;  I am always drawn to spaces that have that overtly feminine look, but I’m usually not brave enough to push the envelope this far in my own space! Read the full interview and see the rest of her space here.

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Whenever I see pictures of a mint and white bathroom I tear them out for my ‘someday’ inspiration folder. There’s something fresh and clean about these colors in a bathroom — what do you think of this color scheme?

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I love this bathroom makeover from the blog AB Chao. The monogrammed shower curtain, the bowl of nail polish, and the cute striped accessories all caught my eye. My favorite part though is the mini-gallery of Polaroid pictures tacked up with patterned washi tape. I think the impermanence of this little art installation makes it feel so special and unfussy. It makes me want to find some film for the dusty old Polaroid camera in my closet! What do you think, do you like the idea of unframed artwork in your home?

All images via AB Chao (I feel like I’ve been living under a rock for not knowing about her blog — check it out, it’s so cute!)

Earlier in the week I posted about the crisp bright vermilion hued-trend in Fall fashion displays this year, and it made me think about all of the ways I’ve seen the color used in design. Much like pairing the color with classics like blue jeans and camel coats, I think the same practice applies in interiors — it looks best paired with crisp white details and simple design.


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Sometimes I forget that back when I started this blog, it was all about interiors. Now I’m posting about parties and fashion and food and beauty… it’s easy to forget your roots. Until of course, something inspiring comes along and I’m right back to where I began, writing about gorgeous interior design. Two rooms in the past week have made that inspiration light bulb flicker on. One by Nick Olsen for House Beautiful, the other by Tori of Sitting In A Tree Events —  both are very different, yet both polished and feminine. Which is your favorite?

Images 1, 2 via House Beautiful, 3, 4 via Glitter Guide