This week’s “Friday Faves” is inspired by my submission to The Home Depot Holiday Challenge! For those of you unfamiliar with the Holiday Challenge, Home Depot gathers a bunch of talented bloggers as early as mid-summer, then sends them a mystery box (more like 4 mystery boxes!) full of holiday decor goodies, then asks each blogger to decorate a space in their home. I chose to decorate our bedroom. ”Your bedroom?!” you might ask? Well, you’ll just have to read the whole post to find out the reasons behind our decision
// ONE Striped Duvet Cover – PotteryBarn Teen // TWO Original bulldog painting – Sasha Lynn// THREE Frosted Spruce Christmas Tree – The Home Depot // FOUR 12″ disco ball – vintage, similar found here or here// FIVE Martha Stewart gold mix ornaments – The Home Depot // SIX Zebra hide rug – vintage, but similar one found here or here // SEVEN Polka dot sheets & shams – PotteryBarn Teen
After you grab all these items, all you need is a stunning blue wall as your backdrop! Check out this post for more sources from our gallery wall.
Have a great weekend everyone!
// ONE I bet you’ve never seen a paper pendant light so exquisite, or maybe you have, but this one rocks my world. Hard. I have to find a space for it, I just have to! // TWO How could you not want these salt and pepper shakers? They’re only $30! Not bad especially since they look very Kate Spade-esque. // THREE I’m the worst at putting my jewelry away at the end of the day. I’m sure if I had this darling gold leaf jewelry box I’d be sure to cram every necklace and bracelet I own into that sucker every day! // FOUR I’m a big fan of watercolor, especially when it’s on textiles and home accents such as this geometric brushstroke pillow // FIVE O.M.G. behold world’s most perfect snood/cowl/infinity scarf, in the most fabulous pattern of leopard.
Have a great weekend everyone! Crossing my fingers I get to catch up on my backlog of projects
I’m in the spirit early this year after decorating for The Home Depot Holiday Challenge (don’t worry, my space is being revealed very soon!). It only seems fitting to embrace the season now to soak it up as long as possible. This week’s faves are in the holiday spirit, so that you walk away super warm and fuzzy on this fine November Friday.
// ONE Let us all thank Emily for introducing us to this lamp. That’s it. I need two. NEED. Now let me try to convince my husband that my life simply can’t go on without this lamp. // TWO this pendant light is crazy expensive, but absolutely beautiful, oh boy if money wasn’t an option…. // THREE tartan, plaid, whatever you want to call it, this throw blanket is pure holiday perfection // FOUR I’ve got major bar cart envy going on right now // FIVE shades of oxblood are everywhere this season, and this velvet throw pillow would be the perfect item to bring in the season (instead of buying it, I say make it yourself using this fabric!)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Yep, it’s finally Friday! And naturally this means I share with you the random things I’d so totally hoard this week
// ONE World’s cutest stapler, we now know, is shaped like a whale // TWO brass and wood bar carts are all the rage right now, and this one is a sweet nod to that mid-century Mad Men character lurking inside of you // THREE Watch out gold, copper is about to steal your thunder! I’m totally loving these baroque chargers, paired nicely with some warm woods and whites and natural greenery, you’ll have yourself one snazzy table scape // FOUR If a cold flute of sparkly champagne were transformed into a pillow, this pillow would be it. It’s so tasty! // FIVE lord knows I don’t need another tote, but my goodness West Elm! Metallic leather + nautical stripes?! Winner.
Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Boy, I’ve missed these faves the last two weeks! Two Friday’s ago I posted our fall home tour, so it was a special case. Let’s just forget I skipped last Friday Good news is, this audit is almost over! My regular schedule can finally go back to normal.
// ONE Even the British are riding the gold train. Check out these retro faceted light fixtures from London designer Lee Broom. // TWO I think I need to learn how to mix cement, so I can hack this bajillion dollar marble cylinder stool. A little concrete, white paint, and faux marble treatment and we have a hack! // THREE I just love slices of wood. There’s no better way to display nature’s beauty on your coffee table than with these wood bark coasters // FOUR We’re all going gaga over this white & gold Ikea lamp. Rumor has it there’s a floor lamp version too?! Someone pinch me. // FIVE Holy cow this chair. I need two of them, for no concrete reason, just two to place at the end of my bed. I’d toss my X bench like a hot potato, because these club chairs are so beautiful. Too bad they cost an arm and a leg.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone! I’ll be decking the halls, and moving. UGH MOVING.
// ONE This pendant light looks like a torture weapon, it’s intriguing and slightly scary looking (and kinda Hogwarts-esque), so naturally it would look good in a home library with walls and walls of books // TWO Start hunting for your 2014 planners, people! I’m smitten with these two from Kate Spade // THREE Gold rimmed marble coasters? Yes, I need these. We all need these. // FOUR I’ve always dreamed of owning a tufted, plushy velvet chaise, I’d relax so hard on this emerald chaise // FIVE Gold side tables are everywhere, and this scalloped guy from Urban Outfitters is one of my favorites so far
Have a wonderful fall weekend everyone! My birthday is next week, which means I just might give away something super awesome. What are the chances it’ll be gold?
// ONE I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect leopard print. I love this pillow because the print is light and airy, not dark and saturated, like the majority of leopard print fabrics. What do you think? // TWO I’ve always wanted a rattan swing chair in my home, but can someone really sit in it? I’d fear the roof would collapse. It’s pretty nevertheless! // THREE I’m quite drawn to this onyx flatware set, even though they kind of look like plastic, I’m intrigued to see what they look like in person // FOUR I’m sure you’re all aware of Nate Berkus’ fall line at Target? And have you seen this table yet? Goodness gracious. // FIVE I think my friend Annie needs to fill her Ikea Expedits with these metallic woven baskets, they’re perfect!
Ciao friends! Crossing my fingers that I get my hands on a gold iPhone 5s today! GOLD! I still can’t believe it.
// ONE My heart literally stopped beating for a moment when I spotted this brass and wood bar cart online… and can you guess from where? TARGET! // TWO I find this round jute rug so darling, would be a cute one to try that rug layering technique that everyone’s loving // THREE What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? This vintage brass boot bud vase of course! // FOUR I’m absolutely obsessed with bentwood walnut veneer as of late. This Jake chair has been sitting in my faves list for quite a while, chances are it could be a duplicate fave, but it’s a classic one at that and hey, worth duplicating // FIVE I love colored baskets, and this mint diamond wire basket from Ferm Living is so beautiful I’d hate for someone to use it as a trash can. I bet you could easily get this look by spray painting a cheap wire basket. Any takers?
Have a great weekend friends!
Friday usually calls for some celebrating, and for me I’ll be celebrating by shopping at the Rose Bowl Flea this Sunday! Strangely, I’m really nervous. I mean, what if I find something amazing but I can’t bring it home? What if I find nothing? What If my alarm doesn’t go off and I miss the early bird hour? So many what if’s! I’ll also be helping my girlfriend design and decorate her home office, she has great taste, and I have the design eye – it’s a perfect match! Expect my Instagram feed to be super annoying this weekend.
Well, let’s get to it shall we?
// ONE I foresee a hack in order, yo. This metallic tiled storage piece is just TOO GOOD // TWO French bulldog watercolor. Nuff said. // THREE forget the usual key ring, class up your car keys with a stunning key rod like this bad boy // FOUR I used to collect geodes when I was a kid, it’s funny how some things come around full circle. I’m particularly obsessed with this calcite geode, it’s very stunning and chic // FIVE My affair with chairs continues to grow, and these natural woven wishbone chairs are a strong contender for that new dining space I keep thinking about
Have a great weekend!
// ONE I think one day I should adorn a room full of brass pendant lamps – this gorgeous creature would definitely be included // TWO Who says you have to give up your bright summer decor for fall’s boring shades of rust and mustard? Kill it this fall with this pink, red and blue floral pillow. Just throw in some white pumpkins and you’re set! // THREE I know, I know. Sometimes it get’s a little weird on these Friday faves, but I’m totally digging these glossy black horse candle holders. I’d prob just ditch the candles and display them on their own // FOUR My obsession with black, white and gold continues. This clutch is mine! // FIVE let’s talk about the cheapest, chicist lucite and square shade lamp on the planet. It’s at Target, and it’s $22. OMG!
I’m totally playing hookie today at work (aka, vacation day) to extend the holiday weekend. IT’s been go-go-go since we got back from our honeymoon, and a few days off should feel great!