Don’t blink or Thanksgiving will sneak up on you… I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way, right?? Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing lots of inspiration for your tabletop, from my favorite dinnerware to some incredible recipes. To start, I want to share my favorite sources for cloth napkins. These are a year round staple in my home because we’ve totally done away with paper napkins in an effort to be more earth-friendly, but also a little bit more civilized. There’s something that feels grown up when you use a cloth napkin instead of paper one! I also think of cloth napkins as jewelry for my table — easily swapped out depending on your mood and preferred style that day.
Keep reading for my favorite sources for cloth napkins!
I think by now we all know I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to vintage pieces, but I still find myself curious about new sources and techniques for my favorite pastime: vintage shopping! My friend Erica Reitman recently launched her pet project, Vintage Shop Camp, and I knew I had to tell you guys all about it. She’s going to teach you loads of amazing tips and tricks on how to score BIG at the flea market and on Craigslist, among other things!
Ever since we put this rug in my dining room for the Decorist makeover, I’ve been obsessed with cowhide rugs. I love this style for so many reasons: the pop of unexpected texture, the irregular shape for my odd-sized room, and the low profile of the rug itself. All of these reasons added up to a cowhide being the perfect choice for my room! Rugs Direct has some pretty great options if my metallic beauty isn’t your style. Here are my favorites + a discount code for any order!
It’s a BIG DAY, you guys… it’s the official unveiling of my living room + dining room makeover by the super talented Jessica McCarthy of Decorist! Throughout this entire process, I was always able to rely on Jessica to steer me in the right direction — from picking paint colors to sourcing new front door hardware to hanging art at the right height, her one-on-one design insight was exactly what I needed. I don’t even have the words to explain how absolutely blown away I am that I can call this space my home. I feel so very, very lucky.
Without further do, let’s look at the amazing photos!
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I find myself obsessed with 3 things lately: brass, indigo, and warm tones of terra cotta. The latter manifests in different ways: live edge wood, sumptuous leather, or the perfect ‘grown up’ coat for fall. Indigo is a no-brainer, especially now that I’ve incorporated so much of it into my home (more on that to come next week!). And brass… well, it just seems to go with everything and make every space feel that much more special.
I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately:
For some reason, I’m really struggling with having a design plan for my bedroom. It’s a room that needs a lot of work: all new drywall, figuring out why the ceiling is a different height than the rest of the house, moving light fixtures, and installing a closet… and that’s not even my entire list! I’m hoping to tackle this room during the winter months, but in the meantime I need the space to feel way more livable and restful. The chaos of my nightstand situation is one easily identifiable reason that I feel grumpy every time I enter this room. Thankfully, Bellacor sent over these two gorgeous side tables from Uttermost that offer lots of storage and help the space feel wayyyy better. They also want to hook you up with an amazing giveaway, so keep reading…
Lately I’ve taken on more styling projects, so my eyes are always open for new props to add to my ever-growing collection of ceramics. Imagine my excitement upon finding 1220 Ceramics Studio on Etsy! Neutral ceramics are a personal favorite of mine, something that I always incorporate to my dining table, but I know that these pieces will also work for my professional projects, too.