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Beach Bungalow Style… (Refined)

Summer Vibes

Soon(ish), I’ll be moving out of El Frat House and into a new place – probably much closer to the beach.  And it’s got me all kindsa thinking about how I wanna play musical chairs with my decor to make things feel a little more fresh and – in the spirit of the laid back left coast – maybe a little more boho and beachy.  Someone asked me what my style was once (sounds easy but it’s the hardest question ever) and I think I responded: “Refined Bohemian Chic.”  Because that’s the vibe I always end up chasing… caning, vintage oushaks, shades of sea glass, layers of texture, hints of brass – all that noise.  These are the things that are looking like a whole lotta fun to me lately:

White Surf | Covet living

Neutral Layers | Covet Living

Dream Kitchen, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

Lindsey Lane Design | Covet Living

Jessica Gordon Ryan | Covet Living

 

{Antique Anatolian Oushak…  I DIE.} OKL Anatolian Oushak | Covet Living

{Art Deco Green Bath by Kelly Wearstler}

Kelly Wearstler Bathroom | Covet Living

Boho Backyard | Covet Living

Tulu Textiles Blue Lana | Covet Living

Thonet Chairs via Chairish | Covet Living

Hillary Thomas Entry | Covet Living

{Estee Stanley’s outdoor space}

Estee Stanley | Covet Living

Michelle R. Smith via Domaine | Covet Living

Layered Rugs via Domaine | Covet Living

Anne Sacks Magreb | Covet Living

Coziest Bed | Covet Living

Benjamin Moore Colony Green | Covet Living

Betsy Burnham for Domaine | Covet Living

Noir Graff Coffee Table | Covet Living

Porch Swing via Apartment Therapy | Covet Living

what if this were fabric? | Covet Living

Coco Bead Chandelier from Madegoods | Covet Living

Refined Boho Living Room | Covet Living

Jonathan Adler Console via Zinc Door | Covet Living

Bukhara Euro Sham from Furbish | Covet Living

Chairs | Covet Living

{Sidenote: I wanna mix those blue perforated SUPER bad a$$ chairs above with my greige upholstered tufted buddies below… this is my current dining room}:

steph's dining room

Mirror via Plum Furniture | Covet Living

Bungalow from BHG | Covet Living

Marjorie Skouras Chandy | Covet Living

Free Form Ceramics | Covet Living

Pineapple Sconces | Covet Living

Madegoods Stella Mirror | Covet Living

Michael Taylor for Baker Dressers | Covet Living

Chic Coastal Living | Covet Living

Malin Ming Jug Table Lamp from Visual Comfort | Covet Living

Simple Beach Bedroom AD | Covet Living

Geo Glow Lantern

Southern Living Living Room | Covet Living

Beach Chic via Charleston Home Mag | Covet Living

Grace and Blacke White Feather Lamp | Covet Living

 

{…has a stair runner ever been done better??}

Stair Runner Coastal Living | Covet Living

If I had my druthers, this is what I would do in my new digs:

Refined Boho Chic, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

{Image Credits: Carolina Irving Textiles “Paloma Stripe” | Gigi Rattan Chair | Coco Bead Chandelier | texture detail | 1st Dibs Wine Jug Lamps | Ombre Antiguo in Taupe throw pillowAntique Khotan Rug | Louis Chair | Papua Face by Sally King Benedict…  who, ehrmahgah, I love}

And maybe this for a bathroom that I plucked and slapped together awhile ago – full disclosure: I’m a skank cuz I lost the sources.

Powder Bath

Happy Sunday!  See yaaaaaaaaaaa…

Water | Covet Living

xoxoxo,

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Image Credits: click photo to link to source, unless otherwise noted.

 

iPhone Dump: Favorite Things

Before I spitball in a post next week about the come-to-Jesus Karrie & I had the other night & how we’ve made a pact to shut down our iPhones & computers after 8:30pm every night, I thought I might dump some of the inspiration & goodness I screen shot while perusing the digital universe.  Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook – they’re all a blessing and a curse.  I’m still trying to figure out how to find some balance with them, but in the meantime – check out all this gloriousness:

THE BADDEST ASS PATINA’D COPPER VENTS TURNED LIGHT FIXTURES, via 1st Dibs.  This pic was from awhile ago though and they have sold.  But ode to how I want to hang something like this in my kitchen, instead of a pair that errrrrbody has seen 999 times in the Pinterest feed in a homogenized white kitchen.

Copper Vent Hanging Fixtures, via 1st Dibs | Covet Living

TABARKA TILE & every piece of anything they’ve ever made.  I keep meaning to do a full-on post on them – remind me later :)

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THIS CALLIGRAPHY.

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THIS PICTURE OF SOMEONE’S HUSBAND/BABY DADDY BEING AWESOME, which – if we’re being honest – is what my dream looks like.  It’s like porn for chicks.

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PREGGO JUMPING ON THE BED, which imho is a way more fun/original maternity shoot idea than the real pensive ones where pregnant ladies are half-naked & stuff.

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GOLD LASHES.

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FISH TACOS (MY FAVE).  I keep meaning to go try this place.  ALL the fish tacos in San Diego are pretty decent, but I haven’t found any I can’t live without… yet.

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NAPKINS / TEXTILES FROM SHOP MILLE, via last year’s b-day list.

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THE WAY THE SUNLIGHT HITS THAT FRONT DOOR.

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DALLAS’ NECKLACE.

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THESE PEOPLE HOLDING HANDS ACROSS THE AISLE AS MY FLIGHT HOME FROM CHRISTMAS BREAK TOOK OFF.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up.

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THE TOFU BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE from some place in Santa Monica that I keep trying to recreate.  It was divine.

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JULIA’S TRAVEL GET-UP.

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LEA’S DRESS + EARRINGS.  The funniest thing Joan Rivers ever said about her was that “…she always just looks so damn pleased with herself!”  Haaaaa – and that’s true.  But she/her stylist (also one of my fave designers) Estee Stanley do her outfits proud on the red carpet.

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KATRINA’S SUNNIES.

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THESE KITCHEN SHADES.

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THESE RUGS, which Kristin & I saw at Las Vegas Market in January in the Momeni Showroom.

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THIS WET DREAM OF A CHAIR (I know, so gross but I said it) from another showroom at #lvmkt which I have since forgotten.  Whoops.

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THESE ACCENT TABLES from Madegoods we saw.  AKA the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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COPPER + GLASS PENDANT from Four Hands.

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CHICK ON LEFT’S WAVES.

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THESE JORTS, which I plan on living in all summer.

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HAAAAAA – TOWANDA!  Which is what I think about every time I open up a can on someone, which is not often but when it does happen, it’s well deserved.  It’s basically code for “don’t put up with sh*t from anyone.”

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THE PINEAPPLE LAMPS FROM RO-SHAM-BEAUX, which we’ve all seen 1 trillion times but they just never get old.  These were at Bon Bon in Solana Beach.

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THESE FRENCH VINTAGE CRYSTAL LAMPS, also from Bon Bon, which I nearly fainted over.  I feel like I would’ve seen them in my Great-Grandmother’s house… (And then lifted them.)  j/k GG.

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VINTAGE THONET BENTWOOD CHAIRS, from Rare Bird Consignment a few months ago.  The only reason I didn’t snap them up is b/c the caning was so brittle.

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THIS SOFA.  I generally don’t like slipcovers b/c they always look messy and never seem to stay on right, but this I could get on board with.

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DALLAS’ PINK HEADBOARD.  She’s my little muse this days.  Do you guys follow her?  She’s a fashion illustrator / creative type and a great Instagrammer.  With great hair.  And always has great nail colors.

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THAT. MARBLE.  Bailey Quin is also hilarious and uber creative.  She’s the chick behind Biscuit Home.

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IRENE KUANWOOD JEWELRY.

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THE IRON CALLIGRAPHY, THE LANTERN, THE GARLAND.  All of it.  If I ever open any brick & mortar establishment, I hope it looks like this.

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OMG, MY UTERUS JUST EXPLODED.

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THIS TEAR-JERKING SCENE that I stumbled on while I was walking Gus on the beach in Malibu the day after my big birthday shenanigan.

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K.  Now imma go turn off my phone and computer and run with my red pony dog :)

xoxo!

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