image//Triple Seven Home
image//S U R V I V E
All the talk about spring has me wanting to lighten up both my wardrobe and my home, especially during this cold and gloomy week (my mood, forever linked to the weather). This part of the south can hardly complain about frigid temperatures but I’m still just about over it and desperate for warmth. Remember when I was looking forward to sweater weather? Fickle, fickle woman.
The back detail on the Rachel Comey Zanzibar top is stunning. It just made the number one spot (aka the only spot, at that price) on my birthday wishlist. I’m not sure where birthdays fit into my desire to simplify my belongings, but I’m working on that.
My inbox is full of emails about after Christmas sales and some great new arrivals are trickling in everywhere it seems. It’s tough to restrain myself mentally but quite easy in reality–my Christmas money is already spent on much needed items. Still, here are a few things that caught my eye.
photo: Need Supply Co.
photo: Steven Alan
images: The Future Perfect
// Kim Thome Lump Candleholders. I never thought I’d be dying for brass candleholders or black candles, but there’s a first time for everything.
// Michele Quan eye sculpture is somehow elegant and creepy at the same time (also the eye ornament which I really want for the tree this year but sadly is over twice my budget).
top: Madelynn Furlong of Wide Eyed Legless at NYFW, from W Magazine | concrete table by Nina Mair | home of Anne Griswold Tyng
middle: beautiful Lambert & Fils wall lamp | Recreation Center Donut Mobile from Sight Unseen | painting by Alice Browne
bottom: First Rite Spring 2015 “Duality” | lovely Australian home featured on Design*Sponge | Maison Martin Margiela black finger cuffs
Whether distractions are helpful in the long run has yet to be determined, but right now I don’t care. It’s the weekend and I’m going to relax: workout, drink coffee, read, and make plans for the new house. That sounds a lot better than sulking.
Now that the renovation is finally under way I can start focusing on our needs and wants room-by-room. First up is the kitchen. Other than the bathroom, this is the room that requires the most work. We’re gutting it, and to say that I’m thrilled is a massive understatement. The current state, which I’ll post photos of later, is frustratingly dark and bland. I want to brighten it up as much as possible. The photos above give an idea of the look we’re going for.
Aside from a few items like a larger food processor, trivets, and serving ware (every time guests come over we’re calling up my mother-in-law to borrow something of hers), David and I have what we need. Or we at least make due with what we have. That doesn’t stop me from wanting things though, pretty things. Since we’re going with open shelving for our mix-and-match dishes (not everyone’s thing, I know), I want the rest of the kitchen to be a bit more calm. Square white subway tile, concrete counters, grey light fixtures, medium toned wood cabinets, stainless steel and lots of it. And of course beautiful accessories to warm up the space can’t hurt. Due to the kitchen’s size we were unable to include a built-in island. The extra counter space would definitely be useful, so the plan is to find a smaller island that can be moved out of the way if need be. Below are several things I wouldn’t mind using and displaying around our new kitchen.