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Saturday Morning Mishmash

sigh, saturday

Good MORNIN Sugarplums!!!  Happy Saturday!  You know what my favorite thing to do on a weekend morning is, so, I’ll tee it up while you refill your coffee…

first I drink the coffee | covet living

This antique poppy in coral from Spoonflower of all places is amazing.  And it’s a dead ringer for Raoul Textiles, but at a teeny fraction of the price.  Can you picture it as drapery panels or a big gorgeous roman shade in a kiddo’s room?  I can.  And I DIE.

antique poppy

My every (single) day, fave hairdo.

fave hairdo

This kitchen makes me so (so) happy.  Between the arched glass pantry door, the giant demijohn lamps on the console/island, and the dough bowl, it’s the warmest/fuzziest thing I ever did see.

kitchen warmth | covet living

And it makes me almost as happy as things like this.  Which is what my entire Instagram feed looks like.  Karrie asked me the other day what she needed to do to make sure I didn’t become a dog lady someday, and I was like, “Psssht – fat chance.”

golden retriever in lake | covet living

Cuz this is legit going down.  Sorry Karrie.

puppy class | covet living

One more.  I meaaaan…..


Moving along.. the gorgeous paint color of this dresser totally inspired me to refinish my next piece of furniture in whatever that hazy grey-blue is.  I also just had my Modern Farmhouse client in Ohio do her playroom built-ins in it.


Hello, Spring.


What my life in Cali feels like…

straw hat

summer surf

life in cali

I got this yesterday from my buddy Mully.  Heavens, he’s so right.  We’re a long long way from Kansas Ohio and where we were 2 years ago, Campers.


Speaking of that place that starts with an O, *this* is a solid reminder it took me a long time to realize and could’ve saved me a LOT of grief had I understood it sooner. But ye know – it’s a journey.

never argue

WHAT is this glorious print and can I put it on (anything/everything)??  …jk, it’s Persia Black on Taj Ecru from Quadrille and it’s to die.

persia in black

Take me back to there, svp. #tuscany


What my someday dream home dreams are made of. brass and marble

Every now and again I appreciate a good crisp, white linen lampshade, but most of the time it puts me to sleep.  A super easy way to customize whatchoo got goin’ on and warm things up / introduce some color & texture to your space is to have your existing shades recovered in a favorite fabric.  Karrie & I are doing this in her dining room with her wee chandelier shades (prob doing a burlap)… Bunny Williams has this whole collection which is so cozy I can’t take it, but also so expensive I could never afford it:

Bunny Williams Home Shades

So thank heavens there are lovely Etsy sellers like this one who do custom shades in baller fabrics at a fraction of the cost.  Like these… which would be AMAZING on some crystal wall sconces:

Sconce Shades

Speaking of sconces… this is the most drool-worthy one I’ve eva seen.

favorite sconce ever | covet living

Love Loren Hope’s photog skills almost as much as her jewelry.  I’d like this blown up into a massive print to put in my dining room, thannnnksss guuuuuuuuurl.

waves and whitewater

This one is also amazing:


My **FAAAAVORITE** white wine.  Not sure where its been all my life but if I was once lost, now I’m found.  My girlfriend Becky brought it over the other night for dinner.  Bonus: it’s $10.99 at Trader Joe’s.

pine ridge chenin blanc and viognier

Behold: the perfect jeans + white tee combo.


Loving this print from Scalamandre… Bali in Roses & Moss.

scalamandre fabric


best nail color

Dallas Shaw’s Insta, which is a sea of dreamy pink eye candy.

dallas shaw instagram

Clayton Sconces by AERIN for Circa Lighting.  #nomnomnom

Clayton Wall Sconce

So sweating Gigi Hadid’s style these days.

gigi hadid malibu tee

Please, get in my (beach) house now.

rug love

I’ll take a coupla you, too.

bella cane stool

Who knows when or if I’ll ever find someone I’d like to marry, but when/if I do, I’d like to wear THIS gown by Liz Martinez… GASP.  That is the most stunning wedding gown I’ve ever seen.

best wedding dress ever

On that tangent… it’s funny how your priorities shift as you get older.  Every girl’s got a dream about what she wants her wedding to be like, and I’m sure if you’d asked me 10 years ago, it would’ve been a REAL big to-do / fuss.  And now, I’m like, howsabout just give me the most amazing person (ever), maybe a simple but beautiful antique ring from Tadema Gallery down there (or just a simple pavé band), a handfulla good friends and family, a beach and a taco truck, and I’m cool.


Kenil in Indigo Textile from Penny Morrison.  You could use it for pillows or upholstery, or you could just frame it b/c it’s so beautiful.

kenil in indigo | penny morrison

I DIED yesterday over this stunning tile design, via my dear friend and fellow designer, Cory McCrummen.

tile cory mccrummen design | covet living

The perfect weekend outfit.

weekend uniform | covet living

Just about the only philosophy you’ll ever need…

joy in the ordinary

The most perfect candle scent, ever that I picked up from Pigment as a Christmas gift for my girl Caitlin, but haven’t been able to find since.  Pomegranate Citrus by Capri Blue.

capri blue pomengranate citrus

a) I need these immediately, b) somewherelately is a great follow.

steve madden pumps

I ran across TONS of amazing hardware when I was scouring the universe for Karrie & Tim’s house… these pulls are so unique and would be amazing on an island, or on a refinished dresser:

cast brass pulls

I need this jumpsuit, stat.

white jumpsuit

I’d also take a handfulla these to hang down a long hallway. #perfection… and #bonus – they’re under $200 each at Wayfair.

Wayfair Hayden Pendant

Hello, lover.

Picture 14079

Picture 14079

Take me to there.

somewhere lately pool

AND I’m off to make breakfast.  This is a go-to: sautéed spinach (set aside), then roasted tomatoes, then scramble eggs + a handfulla feta + cilantro, then toss the veggie mix back in, then top with fresh avocado.

steph's go-to break

Have a great weekend, you little love nuggets!!


Steph's Scanned Signature

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!