40+ accent trays + how to use them!

40+ accent trays + how to use them on your coffee table, bookshelf shelfie, vanity, nightstand, bathroom, entryway, and desk. #accenttray #homedecor #decortips #interiordecor #shelfie

Styling a #shelfie is by far one of my most favorite decor tricks in my portfolio. I could literally spend hours tweaking the placement of my books, various home decor accent pieces, dishes, vases, and ephemera… it’s almost therapeutic! During one of my many living room re-styling sessions, I realized that there is one key element upon which I always rely: accent trays! This basic, yet essential decor piece has so many uses and styles… I just knew I had to share some tips on how to incorporate a stylish tray into your home + some of my favorites!

source: blush glass catch-call tray

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The Weekend Edit

a steaming cup of hot coffee in the morning #iwokeuplikethis #coffee #morning #routine

Happy Friday, friends! I’m posting The Weekend Edit a day early AGAIN, this time from Maryland. Sean and I are in town so he can meet my parents and see a bit of where I grew up. It’s sort of like hometown dates on The Bachelorette… but not. HA. I can’t believe how much has changed in my hometown since I was here last. It’s definitely been an experience to show Sean around but also to feel like a stranger here myself. And, of course, it’s been great to see family, eat home cooked meals, and take some time off. I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule next week and have some really great posted lined up, so be sure to stay tuned.

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zero waste farmers market essentials

zero waste farmers market

When I first planted our garden, I was convinced that I’d be able to grow all of the veggies we needed and we could give up going to the grocery store totally. Then, when we added chickens, I thought it was even more possible! But… I’d basically have to turn our entire yard into a garden for that to happen! Sean vetoed that idea, so now I frequent farmers markets whenever possible. One of the best farmers markets in the entire city just so happens to be within walking distance of our bungalow, so we walk there every Sunday to scoop up what is freshest! During our many visits to the market, I’ve learned what is absolutely essential to a successful, waste-free market trip.

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coming soon to Seattle: Blu Dot

Blu Dot store opening in Seattle. Modern minimalist furniture and home decor, designed in America. @bludot #furniture #bludot #minimalist #modernfurniture #storeopening #seattle

Ever since my days as a wee little industrial design student, I have had a mild obsession with Blu Dot. The modern furniture and home decor brand is only 20 years old, but I’m sure you’ve seen their pieces in countless spaces… especially mine (here, here, and here). Not only is the aesthetic of everything they do so spot on, but it also works so well with different vibes! I’ve seen the same Blu Dot piece in a modern, minimalist space work well in a maximalist, bohemian home… it’s really quite incredible. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that the Minneapolis-based brand was opening a store in Seattle. The 5,800-square-foot store opens next week, but here’s a sneak peek of just how incredible it’s going to be:

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5 of my best small space hacks

5 of my best small space hacks including tips for how to paint your ceiling to make it feel taller, where to hang curtains, using dark paint in a small space, and more! #smallspaces #tinyhouse #tipsandtricks #fixerupper #smallhouse
photo credit: Ellie Lillstrom

I remember this moment so well: I had officially closed on #mytinybungalow and, with keys in hand, went to check out my new home again. I walked through the front door and it hit me just how tiny the house was! Even as a renter, my loft had more square footage than my ‘new’ house. In that moment, it felt so daunting. Now that I’ve been in the space for over 2 years, I feel like I have this whole small space thing on lock! Throughout my small space journey, I’ve learned loads of tricks to make the space feel bigger and I wanted to share them with you.

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The Weekend Edit

The Weekend Edit of July, 7th: moody dahlias, summer flowers

Happy Friday, friends! I’m posting The Weekend Edit a day early because I’m in Philadelphia for a few days visiting my bff who is pregnant with twins! I want to savor every moment possible with her, so I’m sort of slacking with posts. Our plan for my visit is eat at all of my old favorite haunts and to help her finish styling the nursery (and other rooms in her house) before the babies come. We might even take some photos of her home because I’ve been doing a bit of interior design consulting for her, too! Would you be interested in seeing more??

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The Weekend Edit of July, 7th:

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