Toast Rack as Mail Organizer

Love the idea of using a vintage toast rack as a way to beautifully organize mail or neatly hold stationary:

Look for vintage racks on Etsy, eBay and your local flea market.

image credits: 1- via this is glamorous, 2- via design sponge, 3-photography by Patrick Cline via lonny mag
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Navy + Orange & Quadrille’s Potalla

Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes!

I’ll leave you today with this beautiful room by Porter Design Company. I’m in love with those gorgeous navy lacquered walls and the color combo of blue, orange, and turquoise.
Love also that it incorporates Quadrille‘s Potalla fabric. It’s such a gorgeous pattern and works so beautifully in the space.

For those of you who may be interested, I just recently added pillows made of that fabric in my shop!

Have a great weekend all!

image credits: 1 – 2  porter design company, 3 – 4 arianna belle the shop
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Turning 26

Today I officially enter my late twenties.  My early twenties brought some wonderful unexpected things. My younger self wouldn’t have guessed I’d be married at 21 (I thought I’d get married in my late twenties), that I’d adopt a dog (I used to have a fear of dogs), that I’d be a design blogger (a few years ago I had no idea what a blog even was!) and that I’d start my own business (I thought I’d be content in the corporate world).  I’m excited to see what life enhancing twists and turns the next few years will bring!

image credit: marlein overakker
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Stylish Storage: Lacquered Boxes

Today I’m talking about lacquered boxes over on La Dolce Vita. Click on over to read the post!

Image credit: plantation design
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Hanging Pot Racks

Hanging racks are a great option for storing and displaying beautiful cookware. Hung right above a center island, they make pots and pans easily accessible and create a visual centerpiece. Additionally, pot racks free up cabinet space so there’s more room to store dinnerware, food items, etc.

image credits: 1- nate berkus, 2- via house beautiful, 3- via elle decor, 4- via home bunch, 5- martha stewart, 6- country living, 7- via elle decor, 8- via elle decor, 9-mick de giulio
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Monday Inspiration

This morning feeling drawn to the mood and colors of these lovely images…They’re serving as inspiration for a beautiful start to a fresh new week.

image credits: 1-hound design, 2-sunday suppers, 3-elseachelsea on flickr
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Secretary Desks

Secretary desks are so great for adding some function to a little corner.  They provide plenty of concealed storage and the hinged desktop surface can be folded up when not in use.


image credits: 1- domino, 2- domino, 3- eddie ross, 4- via habitually chic,, 5- via french by design, 6- lonny mag, 7-via gunkelman flesher, 8- hickory chair, 9-domino, 10- domino
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Concealed Office Storage

Like the idea of concealing office storage (and injecting some color into the space!) with a beautiful curtain:

From the launch issue of a new online mag – 91 Magazine.

 photography by Lisa Cohen
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Crisp White + Rustic Wood

While at the pumpkin patch this weekend,  a grouping of white pumpkins placed in a wooden container, caught my eye. The contrast between the white and the warm rustic wood was so lovely. Reminded me of how much I love that combo in interiors:

image credits: 1-via sunset magazine, 2-re-nest, 3- photography by john bessler, 4- gulf shore design, 5- the brooklyn home company, 6-re-nest, 7-via mi casa revista, 8- photography by simon upton, 9- design by vicente wolf, 10- via digs digs
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Have a Great Fall Weekend!

Can you believe this will be the last weekend of October? I can’t either.

Looking forward to fall favorites -pumpkin patch tomorrow afternoon, and pumpkin spice pancakes Sunday morning -yum!

Hope you have a lovely weekend! See you again Monday! :)

image credits: 1- country living, 2- frenzel photographers, 3- kristen buckingham, 4-jason and shawnda 5- hibou & baleine, 6- annie’s eat’s
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