Seeing all the imagery coming out of High Point right now is making me very sad I’m not there! My schedule is NUUUUUTS these days and I just couldn’t work int he trip. But I am living vicariously through Instagram and rounded up some of my favorite images of the new goodies coming out soon! Click the link below each image to find out more from the original Instagrammer!
I’ve probably posted about this 800 times, but blue and white, while a perennial favorite of mine, becomes an OBSESSION in warmer months. I want my whole house to be blue, white and linen right now and my wardrobe too. Pulling inspiration from the king of blue and white, Mark Sikes, I gathered up some fashion for spring that follows his lead!
From preppy to bohemian, blue and white in small and large doses works well on ANYONE.
Yesterday we came to a crossroads in the battle of Henry vs. My Decor. While most of my previous choices have been okay (and some changes made already, like my ottoman)- some have not. Namely the grasscloth in my dining area off the kitchen. Last weekend I made Henry blueberry pancakes and blueberry juice ended up splattered on my paper. After an incident with mashed beets and a close call with a crayon I’ve decided its best to replace it with vinyl grasscloth- which has gotten SO much better looking in recent years! Sometimes its hard to tell the difference between the real deal and vinyl.
And while we’re at it, we decided we want more room in the dining area for Henry since he seems to love playing in there. I loved our dining table set up and style since it’s our only dining area and currently provides some sense of formality- but we’re going to get a corner banquette instead so we can push the table into the corner and gain more floor space. Since we NEVER have dinner parties there’s no point to having anything formal! So now basically I’m re-doing the whole room!
A reminder of what it looks like now (at 5:30 this morning- pardon the lack of light!). We had to remove a window in order to make our garage big enough so I hung Ballard window-style mirrors there instead to make the room feel more open and reflect light.
I am always looking for local sources for great original art, and lately I’ve been sourcing items from Art Collector Maine, which showcases tons of Maine artists on one great website (and has a couple galleries it pulls from). From abstract work to coastal landscapes, I’ve been very charmed with their options- from $200 to thousands. So a little something for everyone! Here are a few that caught my eye, but be sure to check out all the options (I also love that you can search by price!)
I wear jeans 6 or 7 days of the week, which means I have quite a few pairs! But I actually need a couple more as some are ready for retirement (read: sagged out bum, holes in places I did not pay extra to have holes…) So I partnered with Nordstrom (my favorite place to order denim thanks to their fast shipping and easy returns) to share some of the cuts and styles I’m loving for spring and summer and paired them with the types of shoes I’d pair with them. I hope this helps you with your denim shopping!