Move over Schumacher & Quadrille, because I have just discovered the most amazing new textile company! I came across Cotton & Quill via instagram (gotta love social media) and when I saw owner Mary Catherine Folmer’s designs I was blown away. No joke, I want to put her fabric all over my house but I especially want to put it up on the walls. There are so many fabulous designs in lots of color ways but here are just a few of my favorites!
Pretty sure you can’t beat foo dogs on fabric, am I right?? And to top it off Catherine also does amazing stationary! Talk about one stop shopping!
I think that tassle garlands are such fun and a great way to add a bit of flair to a party! It is amazing how using such a simple and inexpensive product (tissue paper) can make such whimsical decor. I think they are perfect for birthdays & showers, and I would even hand one in a nursery or my home office
I have been tempted t try and DIY one myself but if that isn’t your style that I suggest you head on over to Studio Mucci and pick out one of these pretties
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! Besides picking up some items I won at an auction (more on that later) the fiance and I had a super low key weekend which is always nice And today I have a lovely Boston based blogger sharing her Favorite Finds with you all! I am always super jealous/intrigued by people who have the opportunity to live abroad and Kerrie from Rarely Taken Seriously was actually living in Ireland and recently moved to the states this past fall just a few days after getting married! Talk about a big change
I’ve always been obsessed with statement necklaces and while I really don’t need another I’m finding it hard to resist this one. Bright and beautiful this lemon yellow will make any outfit pop. Right now I’d love to pair it with an all black look.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love the mugs from Ashley Brooke Designs. I’ve been torn between this one and the “You Can’t Sit With Us” version for ages now but something tells me I could do with the reminder that good things happen to those who hustle.
Slogan sweaters are huge right now and I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect one for me. I saw this in Madewell the other day and it’s not just on-trend but ridiculously soft and cozy too. Better yet? It just went on sale!
I lived in Ireland and the UK before making the big move to Boston and when I came across Hotel Chocolat on Newbury I actually squealed. I never thought I’d see this little bit of home again! I’ve been devouring disgusting amounts of these caramel buttons for years now and all I can say is this: AMAZING! Seriously, go buy 5 bags now.
**Thanks so much for sharing Kerrie!!**
I absolutely love agate and recently I have been seriously lusting over agate necklaces! I find that I wear long necklaces more than short ones because I can layer them over most outfits and they make a fun statement. I am pretty sure that I need an agate necklace in every color and I just love how each one is completely unique and that no one will have the same necklace as you
Oh so pretty!!
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This winter has been pretty rough for this SoCal girl. The other day I was driving home and I thought to myself ’I forget what these trees look like with leaves on them’! To say I am ready for spring is an understatement but with the weather still super cold and more snow expected this week all I want to do is hunker down in a warm and cozy space until the warm weather returns.
I’ve said it before but in my next home I will definitely have a navy blue velvet sofa. And my newest favorite design element is burl wood. I’ve always liked the look and have seen it in some pretty trendy designs, but I’ve started to keep my eyes peel on Craigslist and at estate sales for budget friendly pieces
One of the many reasons I love blogging/social media is coming across new to me businesses and artists/designers. When I stumbled upon Holly Nichols I was so excited because she does some of the cutest fashion illustrations and she is based in Boston! I love Holly’s illustration style and she does custom pieces so you can work with her to create a super chic portrait. What a special birthday, wedding, or special occasion gift?! I am so happy to have Holly sharing her Favorite Finds today and make sure to check out some of her beautiful work at the bottom of the post!
Cameo Macaron is the most adorable food truck in Boston, selling beautiful and delicious french macarons that are almost too pretty to eat! I fell in love with their Rose Petal and Coconut Flavors.
Lindsay Tia has serious talent and a huge heart. She designs custom clutches, totes, and bags. Each of her bags are inspired by the story of someone special in her life. She also has a “Love Label” in which you can customize your own bags with special messages inside. She’s even popping up a local restaurants and bars with “Paint your Own Tote” nights!
I’m a sucker for anything Anthro. I had to get this clock to add to my workspace. I love how it looks like a vintage illustration come to life. It comes in pink, yellow, and minty blue, and was $24 at Anthropologie.
Tassel garlands are blowing up everywhere and i’m LOVING it. Check out this adorable tassel garland by ChicLoveAffair on Etsy. I’m ordering some to display in my vendor booth at an upcoming bridal party, but how cute would this be as a permanent fixture above a vanity or in an office?
PS: Check out some of Holly’s fabulous illustrations!
Pink is definitely one of my favorite colors and as much as I try to convince my fiance that we should have a pale pink bedroom one day, he just won’t budge I recently worked on design for a little girls room and I certainly did not shy away from the whole pink theme! I love the look of pale pink, white and metallics together (basically my wedding decor colors) so its no surprise that this was a fun space to come up with.
Can’t go wrong with such a soft color palette!
When it comes to flowers and decor for our wedding I am pretty sure I will be going with light pinks & white with lots of sparkle! I love this tutorial from Honestly WTF for floral letters and I really want to make some sort of arrangement like with our initials to put by the entrance of the manor house.
I am also planning on making all of our centerpieces because 1. I love doing flower arrangements, 2. If I do them myself then I know I will get exactly what I want, and 3. I am able to get flowers wholesale so I will save a decent amount of money which is always a bonus I am going for organic looking arrangements in glitter vases that I will make myself using Krylon Glitter Blast spray (best invention ever!!)
I’m not 100% sure of the flowers I am going to use but I love the look of these pretties. I think a mix of pinks and whites with the glitter will look really nice
Lots of decisions but so much fun!
This past weekend we were in Vermont where there was so much snow! We went skiing on Saturday (my first time in 4 years) and it was a lot of fun but now I am crazy sore
Today I am happy to have the talented Kim from The Green Room Interiors sharing her Favorite Finds! I love seeing Kim’s design projects on her blog as well as tons of inspiration. Plus she is always sourcing and discovering amazing vintage design pieces that I am always so jealous of when I see them on instagram
This new online marketplace offers so many incredible vintage finds – which is near and dear to my heart! What’s so unique about it is that all items submitted for sale are edited by Hunter’s Alley , making sure that they offer the best of the best to design savvy buyers across the world!
Not only is this miracle shampoo readily available and inexpensive, it works wonders on my fine hair that has a tendency to frizz in high heat and humidity or rainy days. If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders or Keratin, I highly recommend you give CVS’s budget-friendly shampoo a try!
There is so much to love with this Threshold Tufted Ottoman in Lavender from Target. I absolutely adore the sophisticated styling of the x-base, and the lavender upholstery on top gives those sleek lines some femininity. There are so many places you could uses for this versatile piece – tucked under a console to be pulled out for extra seating when entertaining, or top it with a tray and use it as a side table next to a favorite chair. I also love the idea of using a pair at the foot of the bed!
Particularly of the floral variety. We thought we were done with it in the early 90′s and suddenly it feels fresh again! I’m determined to bring a little chintz into my own home – maybe as a pair of gorgeous curtain panels or a chintz pillow for the sofa. The chintz pattern I am particularly smitten with is “Elizabeth” by Alessandra Branca for Schumacher Heavenly! Elizabeth is a classic rose chintz in updated color palettes. And in case that particular fabric is out of your budget, there are always some pretty chintz fabrics on Ebay or Etsy. Just type “chintz” in the search bar and there will be plenty to choose from
**Thanks for sharing Kim!!**
One of my favorite furniture websites to lust over is World’s Away. I just love their style and could use their pieces all over my home but their prices aren’t exactly budget friendly. They are definitely worth splurging on if you are investing in nicer furniture, and often One Kings Lane will have a few pieces in their sales. So when I found a side table from Urban Outfitters that is super similar to a World’s Away pieces I was so excited to share!
Such a great deal! If only I had the need for two of these pretties