Keeping it Fresh …
I’ll take ANY excuse to re-arrange and add new pieces for the sake of ‘content’. I can’t imagine the excuses that fashion bloggers have to buy new clothes and prance around in them all the time, strictly ‘for the people’. As Target’s Home Style expert I figured I’d take their new line of Room Essentials (the more scandy/urban/young line) and use it around my house, with the hopes of showing off how to style with them. Look closely. We are actually REDESIGNING it in a couple weeks for a big shoot and many, many, things will change 🙂
Some cute pillows for those of you who can handle bright colors and tribal motifs. I go in and out of this phase depending on what clients I am focusing on. For instance when I was working on Ban.do I found myself buying a LOT of neon, velvet and hot pink. But when I did ‘The Spanish House‘ it was old world nude paintings and washed linen EVERYTHING.
Of course the phase I’m always into is that baby up there (and yes, those frames are sized for Instagram, all resources at the end). Please note the gold detail (the stem) on those lucite lamps – so good. Sofa | Pink Vase
Meanwhile I may have to quit my job to become a full time pouf expert. Or seller. I have so many, which I clearly don’t need, but I collect them like they are thimbles. I actually gave a ton of them to the shelter a couple weeks ago so technically I was in the market for a new one. And this one is furry and causes Charlie to do that adorable fake ‘oohhhh’ as he nuzzles into it.
The wooden hand collection is not exactly diminishing (I have three more beyond this), and is only in competition with my gold lamp collection.
Remember the time I bought these antique shoes from the 30’s, absolutely CONVINCED that I would wear them every day until I realized that it took 45 minutes to button each shoe? Now I couldn’t even pretend to wear them because I can’t even bend over that long. Maybe I should just hire a dressing assistant? Ooh, perhaps an intern? Serious applicants only, please.
Meanwhile in the guest room (that is soon to be another baby room – design plan coming in 2 weeks) we played around with a task lamp and a cute little pillow. If having gold instead of silver detailing on that lamp makes you happy then stay tuned for fall 🙂
Here is a roundup of all the products we played around with, in addition to some others from the new Room Essential line that I love.
1. Embroidered Pillow | 2. Sapphire Accent Rug | 3. Citrus Sheet Set | 4. Solid Mug | 5. Triband Mug | 6. Color Block Pillow | 7. Cobalt Vase | 8. Table Lamp | 9. Graphic Pillow | 10. Medallion Pillow | 11. Instagram Photo Frame
1. Blue Dot Sheet Set | 2. Ebony Accent Rug | 3. Sandals | 4. Faux Fur Pouf | 5. Southwest Lumbar Pillow | 6. Triband Plate | 7. Vase | 8. Hourglass Table | 9. Instagram Photo Frame | 10. Task Lamp | 11. Striped Pillow 12. Graphic Pillow
*Photographs by Jess Isaac for EHD.