Pieces that do double duty are so great for small spaces. This piece below, a bookcase turned on its side with a cushion on top, doubles both as a place to store favorite books as well as extra seating. So clever!
I love finding pieces that can be mixed and matched to accommodate various space and storage needs. My most recent finds are these Muji acrylic drawers and stands. The configuration below shows the 2 Drawer Acrylic Case with the Large Acrylic Stand on top of it, used for organizing makeup brushes, tools, and cosmetics.
For additional storage compartments I could swap out the 2 Drawer Case for the 3 or 5 Drawer Case…or maybe add the Small Acrylic Stand… or this case placed horizontally on top of the drawers… So many possible combos!
image credit: top photograph by Emily Weiss
There’s something about wicker that just adds a lovely casual warmth to a space. Love it used in chairs for dining spaces both outdoors and in:
I’m thinking of getting some wicker chairs for our patio. Do you have any wicker in your home?
More wicker: baskets
So excited to see our leopard pillows in the August issue of Matchbook Magazine, out today! Editorial Director Katie Armour used them in the decor of her California apartment, which is featured starting on page 66. Click on over to check it out!
After going way too long without a properly functioning phone, I finally got myself an iPhone 4S yesterday. I’m excited to explore all it’s features and available apps. So far I’ve downloaded TeuxDeux, Instagram, Pandora, and Evernote. I know a lot of you out there are iPhone users. Which apps do you recommend?? Any tips or tricks I should know about?
I’ve been shopping around for a stylish case and I’m loving these:
1- j.crew, 2- kate spade, 3- dvf, 4- anothercase, 5- dvf , 6- dvf
A good tip for magazines that are current reading material is to store them wherever you tend to do most of your reading. Here, a basket next to the sofa makes them easily accessible, perfect for reading while lounging:
You could follow the same idea and place a basket or rack next to or under your nightstand if you read in bed.
Or near your desk if you tend to do your reading there:
Maybe you have a desk that has built-in storage, like the one shown above right (lucky!). Since chances are you don’t, you could consider creating your own storage using display shelves. A magazine wall like this one shown below would be perfect for an office or breakfast nook:
In a later post I’ll go over ideas for storing larger collections of back issues saved for future reference, so stay tuned for that!
Clockwise from top left: beautiful painting by mira belleza, my pup little foot at the dog park, bright pink peonies on my desk, brunch with my husband in malibu
Are you on Instagram? I use it every now and then …when my phone will cooperate. I’m planning to use it more often once I get a new phone next week. My current one is incredibly slow, will go to a blank screen even though it’s on, will randomly turn off on it’s own (even though it supposedly still has battery life), among other things (can you tell I’m frustrated with it? lol). You can see my current Instagram photos here. This weekend we’re finally getting around to painting the bedroom so I’ll likely be taking a few progress shots of that. Let me know if you have an account, would love to see your photos!
Absolutely love the look of a marble herringbone backsplash in a white kitchen. These beauties are going in my dream home inspiration file:
Do like Kelly and use a hanging organizer like this one:
The pockets are a good size for jewelry and other small accessories and they’re clear so you can quickly see what you have. Overall it takes up little room – perfect for small spaces!
…colorful outdoor living spaces…
My little patio looks nothing like this and these spaces make me want to change that stat!
Doesn’t all that color lift your mood?