meet @sistergolden and enter to win $100 to shop their amazing online boutique

There’s a lot of things to buy on the internet… I mean, a lot. That’s why I’m loving the trend of curated online shops that sift through the online jumble and offer a unique hand-made assortment to swoon over. Sister Golden is one of my new favorites. I mean, hand dyed canvas totes, wheel thrown pottery and vintage turkish pillows? Yes, please!

meet @sistergolden and enter to win $100 to shop their amazing online boutique

This mother + daughter duo focuses on celebrating art, design, color, and craftsmanship with the range of product they offer. From a 100 year old letter-press in Atlanta, Georgia to a one-woman studio in Perth, Australia, I love that their home goods and accessories can find their way to me from around the world. Plus, this week we’re lucky enough to partner with Sister Golden on a giveaway!

Enter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday August 4 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive 1 $100 gift card to shop Sister Golden (please note: $100 off code can only be applied to a single order, so entire discount must be used at once on any single order totaling $100+. No balance will be kept. Shipping cost remains the responsibility of the purchaser). Good luck!

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shop the post: marble vallarta scarf, mudras scarf, luna purse, ceramic bud vases, coral totem bolo, presidio pillow, mini hexagon ring dish, trifecta necklace, copper foil cork bowl, small triangle tea towel, regalo shortie earrings and “moody meadows” print.

rustic home decor from father rabbit

The more time I spend in my loft, the more inspired I get — there is just so much possibility. There are a few things that I know I want/need: a new pendant lamp for the kitchen island, some lighting source for the closet, and tonsss of organization. That kinda thing. Enter Father Rabbit. I discovered this boutique over the weekend and, now that it’s Monday, my cart is rather full. The vibe is a bit rustic, super functional, and all about great neutrals.

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I’m kinda thinking this woven rope pendant lamp is the perfect boho addition to my kitchen. Right now the current pendant light is all glass and bright, bright blue cord. I want something a bit more… natural and statement making. I love the subdued drama that this would add to the space, too.

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Meanwhile in my closet… I have one of those stupid ‘pull the string’ kind of lights with an exposed bulb to boot. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve pulled the string off the fixture entirely, rendering my closet dim and leaving me to get dressed in the dark. I’m loving the industrial feel of this hook lamp, especially for my loft. Super functional and wayyy less temperamental.

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What are some of your favorite pieces from this gorgeous shop?

images via Father Rabbit.

meet Waggo Home and enter to win $250 to shop their collection of chic home decor and pet-friendly pieces! for more info:

As you know, I recently moved into a loft in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. What you probably don’t know is that it’s the largest place I have ever lived… like 3x the size, which means I have loads more decorating opportunities. I tend to make decorating decisions slowly, wanting to surround myself only with that which I love. Translated, that means that the loft is kind of empty at the moment. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered these chic and handsome pieces from Waggo Home. I definitely urge you to check them out for your own home — the vibe is very design-driven, simple, and totally unfussy. My must-have picks? Why, this dot knot pillow for me and this plaid bed for Noodle.

Plus, lucky for you, I’ve partnered with Waggo Home for a giveaway this week!

meet Waggo Home and enter to win $250 to shop their collection of chic home decor and pet-friendly pieces! for more info:

Enter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday May 26 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive 1 $250 gift card to shop Waggo Home. Good luck!

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Shop the post: lotta spots plates, dot know throw pillow, white hanging coat rack, edge linen napkins, aquarella flatware, and woven storage baskets.

my dream room picks from Dot & Bo (plus details of a $4,000 giveaway!)

More and more, I’ve been focusing on settling into my new loft, which means making tough design decisions. This lamp instead of that one, this rug instead of that one… even picking out dining room chairs, something I’ve never done before! When Dot & Bo asked me to make my dream room picks to help spread the word about their Dream Room giveaway, I could hardly contain myself. The list is a long one, definitely, but it’s all stuff that would perfectly fit into my new loft:

  1. Ways to Hang Coat Rack – I’ve never seen this in all black before and love it. It would be so sexy on the exposed brick in my loft.
  2. Ikebana Plant Holder – a great addition to my indoor garden.
  3. Mushroom Table Lamp – this mod lamp has always been on my wish list.
  4. Spiers Sofa – I think I want a sofa that makes a statement and this mustard color is exactly what I’ve got in mind.
  5. Amethyst – I just love having natural elements in my home.
  6. Thebes Dhurrie Pillow – this pillow is juuust crazy enough for me and I love the dhurrie construction.
  7. Condiment Bowls – these guys would be really cute in the center of my dining room table.
  8. Reclaimed Crusoe Arm Chair – this chair feels a bit modern, a bit rustic and I love the balance of the two. If there was any one thing at the tippy top of my wish list, it’s a set of these chairs!
  9. Forest for the Trees Foot Stool – again, another natural element to warm up the space while also providing extra seating as needed!

Plus, a bit more about the giveaway: between now and May 22, create a pinboard called “Dot & Bo Dream Room.” Pin 5-15 pieces from Dot & Bo onto the board and then go here to repin to your dream room board. From there, they will narrow it down to 20 boards and turn each into arranged collages on the Dot & Bo Pinterest page. The collection with the most likes after 3 weeks wins a $4,000 shopping spree! Plus, 10 runners up will receive $100 shopping sprees. Go go go, time to pin away!

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enter to win a copy of The New Bohemians by @justinaBlakeney #giveaway

It’s about time: The New Bohemians, my most anticipated book of 2015, is here and I’ve got loads to share with you about it (and details about a giveaway).

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First of all, HOLY EYE CANDY. Justina and photographer Dabito really hit it out of the park with this one. This is one of those design books where you discover something new every time you open it. And it’s not just going to sit on my coffee table and collect dust — no, I feel like I’ll be referring to The New Bohemians for years to come for inspiration, both personally and professionally. The design of the book is gorgeous, too, with painterly end pages and a striking design on the spine of the book. You can definitely display this book with pride.

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Second, Justina has made it incredibly easy for readers to pull inspiration from the book and translate it into their own home. As I settle more and more into my new loft, I am constantly referring to the book for inspiration, especially the Modern Bohemians section. I think of all the chapters in the book, this is the one that speaks to me the most.

And there are so many ideas to steal for my own home. Some of my favorites…

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The simplicity of all-white bedding + sun bleached global patterns… or maybe all white bedding popped with intricately appliquéd fabric sourced from travels abroad.

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There are also loads of ideas when it comes to living in a small space or loft-type space, like I do. See that pieced together milk crate bookshelf? I’m thinking of stealing that idea for sure.

To say I’ve been pouring over this book would be an understatement.

enter to win a copy of The New Bohemians by @justinaBlakeney #giveaway

Third… a giveaway! Justina was kind enough to offer one copy of her amazing book to a very lucky Jojotastic reader! It’s easy to enter: follow both Justina Blakeney and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday May 5 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 book, valued at $27. Good luck!

Noodle is definitely pulling for you to win.

enter to win a copy of The New Bohemians by @justinaBlakeney #giveaway

book photography by Dabito, photography of me by Meghan Klein

p.s. be sure to catch more of the virtual book tour!

linen bedding, so dreamy

Linen bedding is seriously one of the best investments I’ve ever made in terms of self-care. I’m not a great sleeper, so any help I can get in that area is essential. I feel like there’s a misconception that linen is difficult to maintain, when actually it just gets better and better with age. True, new linen is a bit stiff and can be course, but with washing and wearing, over time it loosens and does that perfectly-slouchy kinda thing.

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I am also a really warm sleeper, but linen helps with it’s natural cooling and breathable properties. Honestly, the texture of linen sheets and bedding cannot be beat — I really love it.

Plus, I kinda feel like rumpled sheets are sexy, don’t you think??

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Unfortunately, the sheet set I picked up on Gilt Home is totally sold out, but here are some great alternatives in a variety of price ranges:

  • Moo Shop on Etsy — tons of beautiful crocheted trims and handsome buttons.
  • Belgian linen duvet + shams from West Elm — this set is a really great price and comes in lots of fun colors.
  • linen blend duvet set from Parachute Home
  • linen duvet set from H&M — another suuuper affordable option.
  • I actually own this duvet set from Ikea and it’s great. Plus I love the trim details.
  • Target got in on the linen action with this duvet set — the coral color is pretty fun (it’s on sale, too!).
  • If you want to go all out, look no further than Restoration Hardware. This is the stuff of which textile designers like me dream.
photo journal // LA

Recently, I popped down to LA for a quick little shoot with Ford (more to come — sneak peek here!). While there, I had the opportunity to stay in oh-so-hip The Line Hotel. Honestly speaking, I’ve never been quite so comfortable in a hotel as I was there. I had a day off between shoot days and it was g-l-o-r-i-o-u-s. The creative juices were flowing and I just felt awesome. Here are some snaps from that day.

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Having a space totally to myself with no requirements… I can’t remember the last time I’ve had that.

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Speaking of thankful…

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photography by Jojotastic, a mix of DSLR & instagram