FRIDAY FINDS | Take Comfort

You know those Fridays when you wake up and think it's Saturday?? Yeah that happened to me this morning. Well after two days stuck in bed fighting off my first cold of the season, I thought a round-up of some cool weather comforters and quilts seemed very appropriate as we start to break out some warmer bedding.

So remember to turn those clocks back, open the windows, let the crisp air in and spend that extra hour in bed this weekend. Then maybe go treat yourself to a new quilt. 

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DESIGN | Neutral Autumn Delight

It's the day after Halloween and I've already seen 3 Christmas commercials. Typical. As an adult I like to enjoy my holidays one season at a time and there's something to be said about savoring each season, enjoying the now instead of anticipating the next.  Autumn is filled with so much deliciousness and beauty and I'll be relishing in all of it this month.

When it comes to decorating our home, some predictable autumnal tones are shades of orange, yellow and red as seen in the change in foliage, but these colors can also feel commercial and may not work with your style. For me, I'm really feeling this warm, neutral palette, where subtle hints of nature are integrated into your existing decor for a look that will last all season and even transition into winter. (well maybe not the pumpkins).

Creamy white pumpkins, sage green eucalyptus, sea glass vases and bowls, & crisp white mums enhance a neutral backdrop and look lovely contrasted with black accents and trims.  I also love the unexpected look and tones of ornamental cabbage (also known as flowering kale) as seen below.

If you're looking for some subtle ways to cozy up your home, embrace the fall season or just need some Thanksgiving day decor ideas, I hope this post brings you some inspiration and reminds you to slow down, smell the mums, and enjoy the season to its fullest.

DESIGN | Green + White Living

2017 may be coming to a close in two months, but I'm holding on to Pantone's Color of the Year Greenery and all its different shades. Freshly married with a re-signed lease,  I'm looking for a few small ways to re-energize our Hell's Kitchen apartment and it's no wonder I'm gravitating towards shades of green. Green is a positive color and very inspiring in the way it represents growth, good health and balance in the home. The same things we also want in a marriage right?!  

Okay now let's talk about these (freakin' amazing) rooms. This look and color palette happens to work in my favor since the granite counter tops in our rental apartment kitchen (which extend into the living area) are greenish, something I've mostly been ignoring instead of embracing into the color scheme of the room.

I could just DIE over the natural wooden floors and table against the white wood detailing and cabinets in this kitchen above. 

We also happen to own a vintage rattan armchair and some woven storage baskets which would tie in perfectly with this look and I'm thinking about switching out some of my patterned pillow covers on the sofa for more natural colored or white ones.  

Another thing all of these rooms have in common is the use of nature.  I love how plants are quite literally the accent color in some of these rooms and you can feel the outdoors shining through in the form of natural sunlight, natural textures and textiles. So peaceful, so tranquil. 

I don't know about you, but all of these spaces are leaving me green with envy.

Friday Finds || In the Light O'Sphere

As the days get shorter and darker I've been looking for new ways to brighten and warm up our place. One trend I have been noticing and loving lately is orb/spherical lighting! 

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A circle is associated with harmony, love and power, making it an inviting and adaptable shape for any room of the home. From pendants to dip-dyed table lamps to chandeliers, I'm especially drawn to these fixtures in brass and white.  They feel modern and bold.  Do you have any favorite lighting trends? Leave a note in the comments, there are endless possibilities in the light'osphere. 

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DESIGN | Velvet Crush

Velvet is back (and so are we!) and better than ever. Following the trend that flooded the runways this season, our homes can also delight in this luxurious fabric. Velvet pieces in deep, rich tones will instantly up the lavishness of your space and make you feel like royalty. Today I'm diving into some of my favorite ways to add velvet into your space, big and small. Let's take a look.

Traditionally made from silk fibers, velvet is known for its short, dense pile which gives it that soft & sumptuous trademark feel, making it perfect for furnishings.  The pieces above bring earthiness to the room when mixed with other natural-inspired textures and pieces like wood and marble. Velvet is also very durable despite its decadence, making it suitable for dining chairs or a sofa. 

I'm quite literally obsessed with the idea of a velvet headboard. After all, shouldn't your bedroom and more importantly your bed be the most luxe place in your home? Who wouldn't want to fall asleep against the backdrop of glamour? The juxtaposition of modern wooden side tables and printed bedding keeps the look a bit less traditional and more vintage-inspired and fun.

If you're not ready to fully commit to velvet, start small by introducing elements like pillows or drapes to your home to add elegance and luxury in a simple way.  Pair the pillows or drapes with clean lines and white walls for a modern and contemporary feel.

So are you ready to take the plush plunge? Shop some of my favorite looks available right now. I've got my eye on that ivory bed, swoon!

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