Happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend. Karrie and I spent much of ours spitballing between San Diego & LA about how to decorate the new casa. First order of biz was to get girlfriend a bed, since no one’s had a great time sleeping on a mattress on the floor since frat parties ca. 1998 at IU, when they were too hopped up on jungle juice to know the difference. We did end up pulling the trigger on one, but I’ll save it for a post on the master bedroom later this week when we get it all dialed in. But for now, I can show you the guest room (!) Which was easy because *COUGH* since it’s (( air quotes )) “mine,” I got to pick out whatever I wanted. AKA, Karrie’s words were, “just pick out what you normally would and do your Beautiful Mind thing,” so the only client I had to run it by was Sir Licks-a-lot (Gus). Here’s what’s gonna go down in the front guest room at Casa Covet Living:
a) Paint Color: Dunn Edwards, Icy Lavender DE5924. This came out slightly more pigmented / more purple than we wanted, so we decided to tone the rest of the room down with a lot of neutral layers.
b) Bamboo Pendant Light: Sinnerlig, Isle Crawford for Ikea. THIS IS UNDER $60 PEOPLE!!! And freaking fabulous in person. I carried it on my head like it was a 200 lb fruit basket through the sea that is Ikea a month ago when I saw it, having no idea where it would go. If I were you, I might buy 2 and hang ’em over my dining room table. Like – go now.
c) Drapery Panel Fabric: Shibori Angle Grey by Michelle Mathis. This chick has a TON of great patterns you should check out. Think Amber Interiors / global style, but for closer to $20/yard.
d) Wall Sconces: Midcentury, Lumfardo Luread “F” Sconces, 1st Dibs. These are amazing, but too $$. But will source lookalikes on Etsy… or just wait to snap these up on eBay.
e) Artwork: source unknown. But every time I look at this, I get transported to a peaceful place. On a remote lake somewhere. In the summertime. At dusk. Where else would anyone ever wanna be?
f) Upholstered Bed: Target Parkside Button Tufted Bed. Frankly, I have no idea if Target’s beds are gonna sh*t the bed or not in terms of quality, but I figure if Emily Henderson can do it, we can give it a whirl. They have SURPRISINGLY bomb silhouettes… post on that later.
g) Nightstands: Restoration Hardware Martens Round Side Tables. Love these for their spare, rustic quality & patina. Also always good to introduce another round shape in a space where there aren’t many.
i) Throw: Estrato Oversized Bed Throw / Coverlet. All I ever wanted was a pom pom coverlet to take naps under.
j) Rug: Antique, via Aja Rugs in La Jolla. I’ve had this pinned for awhile but just had to email them for pricing this weekend. These shopowners are great to work with, but this thing is a stunner, so cross your fingers this isn’t four trillion dollars.