We recently acquired an old family hutch from my brother-in-law. After playing a bit of Tetris to figure out where the heck we could fit it, I became obsessive about styling it (because obsessive is kind of my middle name). I’ve been seeing gorgeous shelfies (I love that word, #sorrynotsorry) all over Pinterest and Instagram, but when I go to fill a shelf it usually looks like a hot, unkempt mess no matter how hard I try to be cool and artsy.
So I decided to do what I usually do and get completely lost down the Pinterest rabbit hole. And to make myself feel better about all of the time I lost there, I put together a blog post of some of my favorite shelf decorating ideas so that I could call it “work” and share it with anyone else who hates what their shelves look like.
The whole new year, clean slate, organizational rampage thing that happens to me in January inevitably leads to a burning desire to redecorate. Does anyone else go through this? Not only do I want to purge and go all KonMari method on my belongings, but I want to sort of revitalize everything too and breathe a little fresh air into whatever is feeling stagnant.
Right now, I’ve waged a war on our living room. The space has been more or less wasted for a while now and it makes me cringe a little. A little shuffling around here and there has pepped it up a bit, but now I’m looking to attack the walls.
My thumb may be black as a moonless night, but that doesn’t make me any less obsessive about plants. And, right now, I’m hardcore obsessing.
Maybe it’s emerging from the dreariness of a northeastern winter that does it. Or maybe it’s just the buds bursting on all of the trees outside my kitchen window. Whatever it is, it happens at this time every year. I desperately want to become a plant person.
Usually I focus on flowers for outside, but this year I decided that I want to turn my house into a jungalow. Inspired by Justina Blakeney and her magical bohemian spaces that are filled with color and layers and wild greenery, I want to go all out…
… so of course I had to window shop the internet for beautiful green interiors to draw inspiration from.
Totally inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same name, Girl Boss is a series focused on fierce, determined women who go with their gut and create their dream businesses in the process.
I’m not exactly sure how I discovered the gorgeousness that is STAY + Co. (although Instagram would be a pretty decent guess), I just know that as soon as I found them I fell in love. Their simple, beautiful aesthetic is just so calming. Featuring lots of neutrals and classic designs with the occasional happy burst of color, their pieces are timeless. The more I saw of their work, the more I wanted to know about the powerhouse team behind the brand. I’m so glad they found some time to share more about themselves and their business!
Have you ever opened up a catalog or a website and wished you could live inside it? I mean, obviously that’s what they’re supposed to make you feel, but some of them do it particularly well.
Right now I’m kind of in love with PB Teen—maybe even more so than full-on, grown up Pottery Barn. A little bit more relaxed and with a healthy dose of quirkiness, PB Teen is definitely from the same family as Pottery Barn, it’s just the adventurous younger cousin. And I like it. 😉