House Beautiful

Saturday Morning Swoon

The only thing that’s as delightful as toting flowers comme ça back from the Farmers Market on a Saturday Morning is sitting propped up in your big white fluffy bed with a cup of coffee, in your PJ’s, scouring Pinterest.  Which is what I’m currently doing, and it’s heaven.  Here are a *few* things making my heart beat a little faster this morning:


HO-ly testicle Tuesday, I truly cannot handle it.  Tile is by AKDO and was featured in Lonny this Spring.  It feels like what happens when the Great Gatsby and your kitchen meet.  I could seriously rap with this in a smallish dose – like a bar or over the range – that way it’s not overwhelming and looks like the rare jewel that it is. #nomnomnomnom


Simple and structured and sexy and stunning.  And belongs on a Bond Girl in a Bond Movie, but I’d still take it.  This number probably has the same effect on boys as Farmer Ted does on us ladies.  And if you don’t get the Farmer Ted reference and haven’t read some of my shameless Bachelorette recaps, then you probably oughta get on that.


…Which is about what living in Southern Cali feels like.  I was staying at the beach last weekend and up early with Gus to fetch my coffee, and about 185 beat-up 4-Runners with surfboards hanging out the back window vroomed by me on their way to the water…  Pretty sure it was Bodhi & his buddies from Point Break.


Just do yourself a favor and peruse Mociun’s rings.

This one from Dawes wouldn’t look ugly on my hand.  HEAVENS.

Nor would this.  No, I’m not getting married… and when I do, I’d probably just want some thin, stackable pavé guys.  But I wouldn’t say no to this.  And anyone who would should make a B-line for the Looney Bin, stat.


…from a Hillary Thomas install, swiped from her Instagram.  I always think I wanna do some crazy silhouette in a neutral fabric with my next headboard, but how pretty would crisp white bedding look against this bad boy?  The shape is also lovely, lovely lovely.

PS: I love just about everything Hillary Thomas does – we’ll have to do a post on her soon.


My homegirl K-Hud can do no wrong.  Her hair and makeup are also perfection in this pic.  I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to be friends in real life.


…which literally made my jaw to hit the floor when I saw it.  It’s Barbara Barry for Visual Comfort / Circa, and it’s everything.  It reads a little formal / art deco, but I feel like it’s versatile enough that you could dress the rest of the room down a bit, and it would still work beautifully.  We’re thisclose to doing it in a client’s bedroom, and I plan on living vicariously through her.


I may be making these later on today.  Cuz why not?  Recipe here.


In the vast sea of quotes you see online that you could literally drown in, this is the one I always come back to.  It has sustained me for most of this *most* interesting year.  It’s the one I literally think about every time I feel like I might have a mini-panic attack… which isn’t often, but you get the idea.  It’s a great mantra.

That’s all I got for today!  I need some breakfast and some yoga.  Hope you guys have a great weekend!


Bachelorette Recap: Hometowns

1. In case anyone was curious what’s on the menu at Nick’s house, it’s Cocoa Pebbles (made of stone) for breakfast, Rock Candy for lunch, and Brick & Mortar for dinner.

2. Nick = Le Petit Prince meets Count Dracula.

3. Am I the only one who was twitching at the eerily arranged wall of gold frames chez Nick??

4. Dear Andi:  CLOSE YOUR MOUTH!!  There are not snowflakes in Iowa!  Is she trying to catch lightning bugs?  I’m so confused.

5. Andi saying “my dad and I LOVE the outdoors – I could totally live (in this cornfield)!” = the largest load of manure topped with a load of malarky I’ve ever heard.  Sprinkled with deveined shrimp poop, and then lit on fire.

6. Chris and his mom have the same hair from the front!  LOVE HER.

7. Iowa and the cornfields make me miss home.

8. “There’s no limits on a farm nowadays!” = the best line of the night, courtesy of Mrs. Chris.

9. If Andi doesn’t pick Chris….  I quit.  Or, I might just hi-5 her for being smart enough to give him up for someone who deserves him.

10. Andi.  Honey.  Wake up.  Josh is a doucheriffic philandering manipulator extraordinaire of a cheesewad.  I call Visine on those tears.  Though, his dog is cute.

11. Josh saying “I just decided what was really important” is code for: “I was never drafted.”

12. (Slow-Mo Airquotes): “Pro base-ball” in Josh’s case means (cuz we googled it), “I was drafted of high school 12 years ago, then fizzled after a year or so in the minors.”  I’m going to need an updated job description in his subtitle, svp.

13. Did Nick steal a blazer and pocket square out of the back of Bud’s closet from the 1973 salmon collection?

14. All ABC ever needed to do to hook me for another season aka Bachelor in Paradise is blare an 80’s love ballad.  Aka Almost Paradise.  CAN’T WAIT.  Also…  did anyone watch Married at First Sight (my girl Karrie’s show?) last night?  Cuz JAMIE from Ben’s season – and from Bachelor Pad – is ONE OF THE CHICKS WHO GETS MARRIED.  You may remember her as the girl who wore the sparkly Indian headdress thing to one of the post-Bach interview shows.  I didn’t have time to do pics with each comment this week, but this one was absolutely imperative.

15. Note to self: strip teases in my little white cotton underpanties do not a lasting relationship make.  Thanks for the tip, Marcus!

16. The Eric bit at the end was so sad.  I can’t handle it.