Perpetual favorite of mine Rebecca Atwood has launched yet another stunning collection. After a weekend of ‘roughing it’ in Texas, all I can think about this morning is curling up with piles of these gorgeously patterned pillows and sumptuous textiles.
The Dobbler collection is inspired by the lazy weekend, “with the easeful feeling of sleeping in, stretching your legs and feeling blissfully relaxed.” Amen, sister.
As with her past collections, Rebecca’s ultra relaxed yet luxurious pillows and textiles are made of painterly shibori linens, dots and circles, and artwork inspired by leaves. Whether you mix-n-match or stick to a singular statement pillow, these pieces are perfect for pretty much any home.
I usually tend to keep the textiles talk to the posts I write for Anthology, but usually there have been so many lately that I can’t possibly keep up!
First up, In Bed. One of the best investments I made was a set of linen sheets years ago and I’m looking for another set. They feel that good. I love the casual, rumped look, the natural cooling effect of linen, even the way it takes color differently than cotton. I especially love the colors that In Bed offers and the way they mix and match so well.
I actually did write about Ohhio on Anthology a few weeks ago, but my love affair has yet to end. I’ve got these oversized knit blankets on my mind in a BIG way for my new loft, especially as I brainstorm ways to create a great reading nook (see more tips on that over on eBay).
Then there’s Lumiere Art and Co. from Australia. It’s kinda safe to say I want it all, especially these giant polka dot throws and pillows. Then there’s their amazing ice-dyed pieces. I’ve never seen this technique done before! Basically, they individually layer the fabric with dye and ice to achieve the totally one-of-a-kind patterns that sort of look like florals. Talk about a fun, new twist on tie dye, right?
I’m finally here! I rolled into Seattle around 7 pm Sunday night and have been basking in the ‘glow’ of my new neighborhood and gorgeous new apartment ever since. There’s one catch though: my stuff doesn’t arrive until next week! I’ve got the essentials with me, but I’m one of those people who needs to immediately feel at home, so I today I partnered with Glade to share some of my favorite ways to settle into a new home with flowers and fragrance.
Flowers have a way of making a house feel so much more like a home, especially in bold, vibrant, playful hues. Something I’m most excited about my apartment is proximity to Pike Place Market. I can walk there in 15 minutes, so it’s sort of the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce and flowers. Spring is definitely in the air here, so I picked super-saturated hues of orange and red for tulips, then added a few pale yellow daffodils. I borrowed a vase from a friend, arranged the flowers and that was it. It’s a really inexpensive, easy way to make a new space feel brighter and happier.
I also really believe in the power of fragrance, especially in the home. Every time I’ve moved, I bring a candle along with me so that I can immediately make my new home smell great. I chose Poppy Groove from Glade’s new spring collection for it’s playful nature. The notes of water lily, iris, and freesia definitely perk up my empty apartment and make it feel livelier. There’s something about this scent that I know will energize me as I tackle my mountain of boxes.
These two simple additions to my blank canvas of an apartment are the perfect way to tide me over until my stuff arrives, don’t you think?
photography & art direction by Jojotastic
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This time next week, I will be in my new Seattle home, so it’s definitely time for me to start thinking about how on earth I’m going to fill a space that’s 3x the size of anywhere I’ve ever lived! MEEP. Luckily, I recently discovered the absolutely incredible Homestead Seattle. They sell vintage and antique pieces in a way that feels cozy and totally curated. Founders Ryan and Michelle Tansey have truly amazing taste — so much that I just want to live in their showroom.
I’ve already scooped up this incredible live edge shelf, but I have my eyes on a few more pieces to add to my own home. Yeah, I might have already set up an appointment to peruse their showroom 2 days after I arrive.
They sell out pretty quickly, so I recommend following them on Instagram to get first dibs on the latest and greatest pieces! And here’s a bonus for Seattle-based readers: Homestead offers local pick up, so it’s even easier to fill your home with these gorgeous pieces.
The countdown is officially on: 12 days until I move into a gorgeous loft in Seattle! A few details about the space: exposed brick, giant windows, huge ceilings and more space than I’ve ever lived in before. To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement. And, because I am ever the daydreamer, I started a Pinterest board appropriately titled Loft-tastic to house my inspiration for this new space. Here are some of my favorite finds so far!
While I’m still deciding on the type of bed I want to get, or if I even want to go ultra-boho and opt for the mattress-on-the-floor look, I definitely know that I want tons of texture for my bedding. I adore the modern-meets-granny vibe of this tufted coverlet and want to layer it over this deep navy Belgian linen duvet. Combined, the look is a bit his, a bit hers, and oh-so-cozy.
Speaking of things on the floor… I love this image from Elle Decoration as inspiration for storing my tons and tons of books. I want the space to feel lived in, casual, and very, very cool. Curated piles like this have always felt so chic to me.
Then there’s the sofa situation… I’m going to have room for a full-sized sofa for the first time ever! I can’t express how excited I am to lounge on a sofa without bending my knees. And don’t even get me started about finally getting to nap on a sofa. Goodbye, loveseat, hello normal sized sofa. This feels like such a huge investment, one that I don’t want to make lightly. I find myself drawn to ultra-casual, low styles, with my ultimate dream being the Togo sofa (below). It’s a taddd bit out of my price range, so the hunt is officially on for options that have a similar boho, ’70s vibe. Then there’s the debate about color: I find myself split between bold saturated hues or friendlier, less ‘trendy’ neutrals. Do I want tan, sumptuous leather or rich color? Do I want my sofa to be a focal point, or do I want it to be a neutral base for tons of fun pillows? So many choices…
images from Trendland and Share Design.Filling an apartment always takes so long, but I’m hopeful to get a few things squared away in the coming months — and I’m sure that my inspiration will continue to evolve once I’m finally in the space on March 1. To see more of my creative journey as I move into my new loft, be sure to follow along on Loft-tastic.
I was chatting with a friend the other day as she kept me company while I pack up for my impending move and she suggested that I share my tips for moving. I guess it makes sense, really. Even if you include all of your toes, you’d need more hands to count up all the times I’ve moved as an adult. To call me ‘a wanderer’ is putting it gently. I tend to move a lot, and when I do, they are big moves (I’ve moved across the country 3 times). So without further ado, some tips from a self-declared expert:
It’s worth it to invest in professional-grade packing materials. I suggest looking for local business who sell bulk moving supplies and deliver (I used Bay Area Box Express). I was able to get enough boxes for my entire apartment, plus tape, foam, and bubblewrap, all delivered to my door, thus saving me time and money. Believe me when I say this: you do not want to deal with scrounging up boxes at the grocery store. Two words: fruit flies. Also, when it comes to long-haul moves, you absolutely must have sturdy boxes. Another reason why this is a great idea? Because I was able to chat up the owner of the box delivery company and he suggested a few contacts for moving companies. I ended up going with one that he suggested and got a friends and family discount. Not too shabby.
If there’s one room in my apartment that’s barely gotten any love, it’s the bathroom. Recently, I decided to change that and give it a facelift by framing a few pieces of art that I’ve accumulated. Honestly, hanging framed art is one of the easiest ways to update a room, especially if you’re like me and tend to own more art than wallspace.
To give the boring ivory walls an update, I used a really awesome new service called Framebridge. They manufacture really high quality frames at super affordable prices. My favorite part? They framed my artwork for me. While selecting my perfect frames, I also requested special flat packaging. That arrived in 3-5 days, then I packaged up the pieces and shipped them back to Framebridge. The entire process was really straightforward and astoundingly simple.
This piece was pretty interesting to frame… see that wobbly, torn-paper looking edge? That’s called a deckled edge and I had this harebrained idea to mount it on top of black so that you can really see the edge. While ordering my art, it was incredibly easy to request this special ‘treatment’ from Framebridge. I added the info to a special request field while ordering and -voila- it showed up absolutely perfect.
The ordering process was also so simple that I decided to order one more frame for a piece I haven’t touched since 2007: my college diploma. I’m not exactly the type to flaunt my degree, but I did work my butt off so I figured it was high time I framed this important (and expensive) piece of paper! Me being me though… I opted for something unexpected: a black matte and the most gorgeous burl wood frame. The result is dramatic and I absolutely love it. Framebridge definitely helped me elevate a piece that feels somewhat ubiquitous and turn it into something that feels totally me.
If you’re like me and have been saving stacks of art to frame ‘one day…’ well, this is the time to do it: Framebridge has generously offered Jojotastic readers 20% off an order of 2 or more frames with the code JOJOTASTIC through 2/14. Click here to shop.
photography by Jojotastic
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