When it comes to artists and makers, I try really hard not to play favorites. But sometimes… well, sometimes, someone is just so damn good that I can’t help myself. Such is the case for textile designer Rebecca Atwood. She and I know each other from our days designing for Anthropologie. After leaving, she went on to create her own company and it’s flourished into an amazing business. Recently she released her first book, Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home, and let me tell you… it’s pure genius. The book itself is a gorgeous specimen, but the inspiration is simply amazing. As I settle into my home more and more, I can’t help but reference the pages of Rebecca’s book and apply them to my own space.
Today’s your lucky day because we’ve partnered with Rebecca Atwood to giveaway a signed copy of Living with Pattern, too!
Things are really starting to come together here in #mytinybungalow for the living room + dining room makeover. If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you’ve gotten lots of glimpses into all of the fun deliveries, material details, and how my pets are reacting to the new decor! I’ve also been doing a lot of vintage shopping because pieces with character and charm are so important to the design of any space. I’ve found so many treasures that I thought it would be fun to show you!
Remember when we started #smallspacesquad, a weekly round up of my and my friend & designer Erica Reitman‘s favorite small spaces on Instagram? (Catch up here!) Well, it’s time to share even more amazing, small space goodness with you guys — and encourage you to keep on tagging! The inspiration has been damn good lately, especially with the mix of dark and light, lots and lots of plants, and incredible styling.
Let’s be real here: my house was built in 1908 and kinda smells like it… there’s just this weird old house smell that I’m not totally loving. I’ve been a long time fan of Candelles, so I was delighted when they sent over the newest fall fragrances: Pomegranate Cider (Gwen’s favorite), Pumpkin Roll, Vanilla Maple, and (my favorite) Cabin Getaway. These yummy soy candles have done wonders for making my house feel way more home-y and ready for fall! They’ve been kind enough to also offer a giveaway for you guys, so be sure to enter below!
After rounding up some gorgeous black dining chairs, I figured it was time to move on to the main event: the perfect round dining table! Finding a good table for my oddly shaped space was a little bit of a challenge, but with the help of ATG Stores, I was able to weigh all of my options and pick a gorgeous table that will be the perfect centerpiece for all of my upcoming fall entertaining!
If there’s one room in #mytinybungalow I would totally demo and start over from scratch ASAP, it would be my bathroom. That room is sad. Actually, it’s sadder than sad. But a total overhaul is not in the budget quite yet, so most of my time is spent brainstorming ways to make it decidedly less awful. A fun shower curtain is definitely one way to do this, so imagine my joy upon discovering this epic shower curtains from Quiet Town.
It’s been yet another busy week around here, especially because we’re starting to brainstorm fall and holiday content. Yup, that stuff starts in August if you can believe it! There are also a few fun press links to share with you guys: HGTV named me one of their 10 Favorite Designers to Watch on Instagram Stories and Shutterfly was kind enough to include my old SF home office in their round up of 85 Inspiring Home Office Ideas. Both lists are pretty great and I’m really honored to be part of each, so be sure to check ’em out!
I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately: