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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DESIGN || 5 Gorgeous Pools & Outdoor Spaces

Do you guys follow along on Pinterest? If not, do it now! (jk I'm not that bossy, but really, if you like my posts, follow along!)

One of my favorite boards to fawn over when in need of inspiration is my Daydream Dwellings board - which is filled with photos of insanely gorgeous interiors, exteriors, landscaping and architecture. And this heat has got me longing for a poolside escape - which has led to a pool pinning frenzy!

I've rounded up my top five favorite pools and outdoor spaces that would definitely leave you feeling and looking cool. Let's take a look.

1. Two words. POOL HOUSE. 

The brick, the wooden counter, the hinged glass window - I'm daydreaming of serving friends and family a refreshing signature cocktail when they take a break from the pool. Watermelon Mojito, anyone!?

2. Private Pergola

You can bring the bougie poolside cabana feel to your own yard with a beautiful wooden pergola. Add some outdoor drapes, a rug and some lavish seating, and all you'll be missing in a pool boy to refill your cocktail. 

3. Living Room Extension

Wake up. Morning swim and coffee in the pool. Afternoon nap in the hammock. Dance party in the living room. Evening cocktails poolside.

This seamless transition from living area to poolside would make my ideal day feasible. 

4. Interior Courtyard

This is perhaps my favorite of them all.  A gorgeous bohemian-inspired interior courtyard with a pool, acting like any other room in the house, except the sun is shining brightly and the tropical plants are thriving!

5. Poolside Glamour

A beaded chandelier in a tree? Yes! The juxtaposition of the casual seating with the touch of glamour makes this poolside feel luxe yet relaxed.

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