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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,

Steph's Scanned Signature

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

 

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:

THIS TILE.

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

THIS DRESS.

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.

THIS PHOTO… (EXHALE).

…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.

THESE STACKING BEAUTIES.

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.

THIS HEADBOARD.

…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.

THIS PANTSUIT.

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.

THIS CHANDELIER.

…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.

THESE CUCUMBER LIME MARGARITAS.

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

THIS QUOTE.

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!

xoxo,