image// More & Co.
image// Studio Guastalla
image// Ye Rin Mok for Apiece Apart
I’m a gift giver at heart, so finding thoughtful presents for our loved ones is a fun task I look forward to every year at Christmas (even when it’s daunting to pick out the right gift for David!). It becomes even more special because we have another opportunity to support independent shops, designers, and makers, something that’s very important to us. I always seem to revise my own wishlist in the process, so here’s a little bit of Christmas dreaming.
//Black Crane long pleats dress.
//Hasami teapot because I’ve mostly given up coffee and finally embraced this chilly weather that’s perfect for tea drinking.
//Primecut Palomino pouch.
//RMS lip2cheek in Illusive, a beautiful, rich color for winter.
//Drift Riot’s line studs are the minimal, elegant earrings of my dreams.
//David and I could both use a catch-all to keep our everyday items organized and this Billykirk leather tray would be a gorgeous solution.
//My skin needs all the help it can get during the winter months and I’m eager to try this Glossier face mask.
//I’ve been on the hunt for a coat that I can wear over bulkier tops but continue to come up short. Lauren Manoogian’s Capote coat is forever out of my price range but forever one of my favorites.
//Fort Standard + Areaware balancing blocks.
//New Balance 620 sneakers in all white, comfort and style for days.
I’ve inadvertently made purchases around a theme over the last several months. These shades of off-white speak to the current mood I’m channeling–comfortable, muted, and composed. A good neutral does wonders to balance my somewhat unrestrained tastes. I’m so happy about these new additions to my collection.
lamp: IKEA, hanging pot: Kati von Lehman (purchased at FERN), weirdo planter: Jacqueline Klassen (also from FERN), ceramic triangle: It’s All My Stuff in Cincinnati, candle: Yoke (purchased at Idlewild Woman), other ceramics: local
images: Akron Street
I don’t normally post on Sunday but I’m in too good a mood not to. We’re officially in pack mode because our house will be done next month! It’s still a few weeks away but to say that I’m ready is an enormous understatement. I said to my father-in-law the other day, “Won’t it be great when we can stop having conversations about how the house is or isn’t coming along and talk about something else for a change?” I can’t wait to get into our forever home and start the nesting process all over again. It brings me so much joy to turn our house into a space we love to be in. I’ve already boxed up things we plan to sell at a yardsale and it was such a relief. I plan to tackle most of the packing myself simply because I have more free time than David, plus cleaning and organizing have always been hugely therapeutic for me. More about all this soon!
Moving provides such a great opportunity to make changes. We feel the freedom to replace items we aren’t thrilled about and we’ve even found places our existing furniture just won’t work. I’ve wanted to sell and switch out our current coffee table for a while. We had it custom made by someone found online for a relatively cheap price but it turned out to be a huge hassle by the end and we were pretty disappointed in the quality of the piece. I can tell that isn’t the case for Akron Street’s clean and effortless goods, which I fell in love with recently thanks to The Fresh Exchange. How stunning are the lines of this Kou Table? The entire American Oak Collection is a pleasure to look at, in fact–perfectly modern without feeling lifeless. The dreamy combination of this muted blue sage rug and Akron Street’s white oak table is making me long for cool temperatures and breezes blowing through open windows. Aside from having a great name, the Morse Coat Rack seems like it would fit our hallway needs perfectly and we’re hoping to snatch it up if our yardsale goes well. I can’t resist adding such wonderfully designed pieces to our home.
I’m feeling some real calm and cozy vibes on this beautiful Sunday–just what I need as I head into the chaos of packing and moving. Here’s to a productive and exciting week!
I’m having the hardest time deciding what to do about lighting in our new bedroom. For years I’ve bemoaned the fact that our house doesn’t have enough secondary lighting. I love the ceiling fans/overhead lights for the bedroom in the new house but I prefer the less harsh glow of lamps for most occasions. Lamps are expensive and it pains me to spend the money on them but finding decent ones at thrift or antique stores happens rarely. I’m giving in and seeking other options. There might even be too many options. Should we have table lamps beside the bed? Sconces? Swing lights? Cord lights? I love them all and choosing makes me inclined to rip my hair out. I mean, all of these are just so pretty.
David and I are leaning most toward the hanging cord light set up. We love the idea of the white silicone cord and Michele Quan wall mount together. It’s understated and versatile, exactly what we need. What’s your favorite look?
I missed the chance to snatch up this Emerson Fry caftan on super sale the other week and David and I are both bummed about it. A gal can still dream. I’m really into subtle pinks and rose shades right now and can’t get over how incredible these GUR rugs are (found via Miss Moss). Worthy of hanging on the wall, for sure.