We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving and I’m happy to say that it’s shaping up to be a relaxed one in our household. Well, with a toddler and a preschooler perhaps “relaxed” is an overstatement but nevertheless…
I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit of news… I’ve been an avid Remodelista reader since 17thandRiggs.com was launched in 2008 and grateful for the new and inspirational finds they share. (For any of you not currently following this site and home design/decor resource, they are an impeccable source of inspiration so do read up when you have a chance!) Remodelista released their first hardcover publication this month. Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home is a lovely book filled with house tours (including actress Julianna Moore’s NYC kitchen), tons of inspiration and design ideas, and a curated list of their 100 must-have items for the home.
I’m drawn to certain colors (pastels and brighter tones) in the warmer, summer weather and when I feel summer winding down, I start to crave a richer palette. However, a vibrant orange can span the seasons and live year-round in all of it’s glory. That’s one of the reasons I’m loving these new pillows from Ferm-Living!
I’m loving these fun little clothespin bags with coordinating clothespins. As a newly minted clothesline user (our dryer was out of commission recently) I’m already enjoying the benefits of hanging laundry outdoors to dry: eco-friendly, easy and fun (my three year old daughter and I both have our own sections in which to hang and we both agree it’s FUN to do), and helpful on the electric bill. These adorable bags and pins will certainly take our laundry experience to a whole new level and will make sweet little gifts for friends.
As the heat of summer looms ahead, I always love to brighten up the interiors with some fresh color and bright designs. Which is why I’m particularly loving these organic cotton and down-filled pastel pillows right now:
The weather is getting warmer and I’m getting excited to play outdoors before the mosquitoes take up residence. Luckily, Houzz has a timely post or two to help. I loved the idea of this brightly painted wall to accent the outdoor dining or sitting area.
This post falls into the design tips and inspiration category. I was checking out Pepper Design Blog, where Morgan regularly shares DIY design for interiors. Always looking for some good design advice, I loved her interview with John Newlin of Lonny Magazine and, in particular, loved his design advice (and the super vibrant image of a design by Nick Olsen). I wanted to share it here. Visit Pepper Design Blog for the full interview and more great tips from Morgan!
Here are three design suggestions from John Newlin:
1. Show no fear. Don’t be afraid to try something completely different. Just because it’s not in the rule book doesn’t mean it’s against the rules. You’ll know pretty fast if your experiment works. Interior designer Nick Olsen has a pretty cool thing going.
2. Evolve. While you may just be that one person who created the perfect room, I think the rest of us should be making adjustments to our spaces as frequently as our lives’ dictate. It seems natural that our dwellings grow with our character.
3. Don’t limit yourself to one particular style. Develop your own aesthetic and buy pieces that speak to you, whether they’re modern, vintage or not fashionable at the moment.
Great advice, don’t you think? Personally, I love any advice that encourages us to follow our inner guidance system and do our own thing. Thanks Morgan for the great interview.