Hello, hello! Kelly from Design Crush here to fill in for Joanna while she’s off traipsing around Amsterdam without us. (The nerve.)
You know how sometimes you see a particular book or vase or obscene graphic tee and just know your friend such-and-such would love it? The second I saw Depeapa I knew it was right up Joanna’s alley. Granada, Spain-based Verónica de Arriba designs for home and body. Pillows, totes, and prints all give her lovely and quirky illustrations a second chance and benefits all of us art lovers quite nicely at the same time. Depeapa also uses Spain-based manufacturers and suppliers whenever possible, and who doesn’t love a little local loyalty?
I consider myself to be a vintage shopping aficionado, especially in the way of home decor, which is probably why I’m so excited to share the news of Schatzi. Located in the Mission, here in San Francisco, Schatzi is truly my new favorite place to shop for quirky-cool accents for my home. Shopkeepers/owners Charles and Kelvin have the best aesthetic, self labeled as “rustic to refined – mid-century modern abuts folky primitive next to 1970s glamour.” The fact is that no matter your taste, I strongly believe you’ll find exactly what you need (read: want) at this gorgeous little boutique.
For me, vintage shopping is all about the details, something that positively abounds at Schatzi. I planned to spend about 30-45 minutes in the store… and ended up being there for 2 hours. I just kept discovering more and more the longer I looked. Charles and Kevin did a really great job of curating vignettes on their shelves, so it’s the perfect inspiration to re-create the looks in your own home.
Meet the newest addition to my apartment, this copper glass bar cart! I couldn’t possibly walk away from this beauty.
I’ve always wanted a set of these vintage decanters. I just might head back to get them to complete my bar cart.
Schatzi really has a great assortment of what I call ‘smalls.’ You know, all those special touches that turn a house into a home. If you’re looking for something special, this is the spot to find it.
Be sure to stop by and visit Schatzi: 1908 Mission Street San Francisco,CA 94103. Also, follow along on instagram for their latest finds.
It’s no secret that I’m craving fall and this home decor inspiration from Toast’s fall lookbook is not helping in the slightest. Or maybe it’s helping just a little bit too much? Now all I can think about are these burlap-covered walls, mix and match patterned bedding, and moody eggplant-hued ceramics. It’s all just so good and so perfectly fall.
Confession: I can’t stop buying plants. It’s getting a bit out of hand and I’m running out of places to put them… which I sort of love. I want my apartment to feel lush and green and… jungly. My latest project is to make a ‘curtain’ of plants in my kitchen, so now I’m on the prowl for the perfect grouping of hanging planters. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve found so far.
To start, how gorgeous is this hanging planter from High Yield Studio? It’s made with a special Raku firing process and finished with a really nice touch: leather cords.
While we’re on the topic of interesting hanging materials, these wooden beads from HRUSKAA feel both modern and bohemian.
Truly one of my favorites, this cone-shaped hanging planter from Half Light Honey Studio is decorated with a sweet curlicue patter… and reminds me of a chalkboard!
This vintage copper planter is also from HRUSKAA and feels super modern. I think it would lend a really nice clean vibe to my otherwise textural, pattern-covered planters.
This ceramic planter from Le Collecte feels dainty and sweet with it’s hand-painted design. I also really dig the addition of natural jute twin for hanging.
Ok, talking about sweet: how about this tiny guy from Pottery Lodge? I’d put air plants in this planter, for sure.
If you’re like me and have many, many plants, clearly this 3-tired porcelain and rope planter is for you. I love the way this Light and Ladder hanging planter can bring greenery all the way up to your ceiling.
Maybe you noticed an absence of color in this round up? That’s because I like to let the beauty of the plants speak for themselves. There’s just something about this handpainted one from Hang With Me Ceramics that I think would be perfect in the mix, though. The print feels modern and fresh, while not being too busy and distracting.
What if a room was used to inspire an outfit? The first time I saw this photo by Brittany Ambridge, I was completely inspired. I just love the warmth, the touches of ebony wood, even the wobbly, bohemian geometrics. I was especially inspired by color palette within this room. The neutrals range from stark white to warm ivory to natural beige, and yet they all go really, really well together. I’d even say that the range of neutrals gives this room a cozy, casual feeling. Then there are the pop colors: terra cotta, hot pink, navy, and black. Do not forget the black! If I had to identify one key element within this room, it’s the use of rich, deep black in a restrained, but powerful way.
Seriously, this room has so much inspiration for your outfits. From a tangerine-colored car coat to hot pink nails, think of all the possibilities!
If I learned anything from this post, I think it’s the importance of a boldly hued coat for fall. Even if you’re in head-to-toe black or rocking a basic tee and jeans, a pop of tangerine or goldenrod is a really great way to fight off the fall doldrums.
I’m not exactly the target Tory Burch customer, but there’s something I love about adding touches of her casual preppy style to my boho, unkempt style — especially for my home. This is why I love the new collection of home decor from Tory. Focused on the tabletop, these pieces really capture the effortless ease of the brand in the best way possible. Definitely not fine china, these are pieces that are perfect for every day use, but with a fun, historical twist. For example, the spongeware plates and bowls are inspired by the 19th-century English ceramics that both she and her mother, Reva, collect. Plus, the entire collection is mix-n-match friendly, so you know you can put your own twist on it. My favorite piece of the home collection? These lucky charm cocktail napkins, of course.
Always amazing, Rebecca Atwood has once again blown me away with her new collection, titled The Howland Collection. This new offering features naturally dyed shibori styles, painted watercolor designs, marbleized swirls, metallic linens, and screen printed pillows at new lower price points. Pretty awesome, right?
In Rebeca’s words, this is the inspiration for the collection:
The new fall collection begins on a crisp autumn morning. It’s a morning where milk turns a warm cup of coffee into that perfect latte color. It’s a morning where light dances across the bedroom walls, creating ever changing patterns. As morning gives way to afternoon, smoky grey shadows cast long grids along the sidewalk, and weathered steel reflects the soft luster of the late-morning sun. A day in the studio is spent creating potato prints, marbling paper and working through ideas in a sketchbook. By the end of the day, the light has shifted, casting everything in deep blue-green hues.
PS – Rebecca Atwood is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made contest — if you’re as big a fan as I am, be sure to cast your votes here. You get 5 votes a day, so be sure to keep goin’ back!
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