I found this little fella across the street at a yard sale last year. I always think these vintage peacock headboards look so sweet in kiddos’ rooms. Plus, err-body’s so busy that it’s easy to get caught up in buying everything on page 59 of the Pottery Barn catalog and calling it a day, so I love it when you get to inject things that are a little more unique – and maybe a little time worn – to give a room some soul.
Remodelista also shared this pic from Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, which shows ta go ya that you can keep the headboard neutral and just dress up the bed with bold pillows.
Or if you ever needed a reason to love wicker’s natural finish, there’s this. BANG.
But I’m also thinking of rolling up my sleeves and giving it a fresh coat of something awesome… maybe for one of my knocked-up pals. It’s been done in everything from ROY to G to BIV:
What do you guys think?? I love it in hot pink and in green. OR in this peachy pink perfection – which would be so sweet for a little girl’s room…
…with layers of whites and creams and maybe some charcoal grey on the bed. Like this Boho-went-to-heaven fabric (Sedona Ikat in Java by Beacon Hill), which is about as $$$ per yard as your kid’s first year of college… but it’s good for inspiration:
If you’re looking to do the wicker thing, there’s a few on ebay for $200 and up. But I would suggest keeping your eye on Craigslist, Estate Sales, and yes – my old faithful – the Goodwill.
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And if you need gorgeous, one-of-a-kind rugs, I suggest her shop. They look fab online, but I have a friend who bought one in real life and said they’re all beautiful and in great condition.
Arcona products, including this new serum. My skin flipped its sh*t when I moved here – probably because I was slathering it in sunscreen every day – but then I got a facial at the Arcona Spa in Santa Monica on Karrie’s recommendation, and my skin cleared up in a matter of days. I haven’t looked back (or used anything else, other than their products) since. It’s pricey, but the line is all natural and amazing. I use the Toner Tea Bar + Magic Dry Ice + Advanced A Serum (below) when I can hoard enough samples of it. Did I say that out loud? The Mandarin Brightening Peel is also the cat’s pajamas.
Just started binge-watching on Netflix. Can’t stop.
I’m all about pinning some life lessons these days. It helps.
Galbraith & Paul’s Lotus pattern is something you usually see covering the walls of Powder Rooms all over Pinterest, but the gals from Good Bones Great Pieces (or, I guess they’re McGrath II now) recently did some chairs in ‘em. So pretty. We also just ordered samples of all the color ways in this pattern, and they are stupidly gorgeous in person. Dove Gray might be my fave.
Long, flowy mermaid hair. Every time I try to grow mine out, I get fussy and impatient, and cut it in the tweener stage. I’m gonna let it hang out this time.
Baby hex mosaic tile flooring, comme ça. I dunno if it reminds me of Grandma’s bathroom floor or the floors at my high school (built in 1929), but I love it.
Drinking lemon water in the a.m… (I also pop mint + cucumber in mine, and let it marinate in a giant Ball jar before I drink it). Super refreshing and apparently also super good for you.
Again. More wise words. Nous sommes nos choix means “We are our choices.” Ain’t it the troofs.
I love my mornings, which look like this. It’s like I haven’t adjusted to Pacific Coast Time yet, even after a year, because I get up around 5am and can hardly keep my eyes open after 9pm. But that time in the mornings – right before anyone else gets up & before the sun comes up & everything is quiet = one of my favorite times of the day.
This is what almost every sunset here looks like. The sky is always pink. I snapped this walking Goose after work the other day in our hood.
This sculpture by Peter Gentenaar. I’d take it as an art print, a sculpture, the ruffles on my skirt or printed on fabric. It’s fab.
The sun is always warm here but the water is FREEZING right now, and if I had balls, they would shrink to the size of raisins every time I jumped in. But I do it anyway, because there’s next to nada that’s more invigorating.
Le sigh. I know this feeling well, and I am holding tight to the hope that I’ll have that again someday.
Last night, which looked like this. Design Porn + DVR + Pasta = perfection. I’d love to feel like a nerd, but I hit the town twice this week on school nights, and found my house keys in my underwear drawer once. #timetomarinate
Molly’s hair color. I tried “brown” for the umpteenth time last week in one of those efforts to go au naturel and save some coin, and it’s beyond godawful on me. I’ll save elsewhere. Bring on the blonde.
Here we go again. But seriously – ye gotta, right?? Otherwise then you blink and it’s almost over. Sure, there’s always a chance that if you try something that scares you, it may not work out. But damn, those are better odds than the 100% chance that it WON’T work if you don’t even try. How does it go? “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Spring-y, vintage-y, and so colorful:
When have I not loved a good Vintage Sputnik? …but I REALLY love this one.
The perfect Spring outfit. Aviators, a wife beater, and giant Hammer pants. 2 Legit.
These bistro chairs are PERFECTION.
A sweet and inexpensive way to display old family photos… with washi tape.