Saturday, April 16, 2016

Coffee Table Essentials

What's on your coffee table? for me the essentials are some sort of tray to keep everything contained and from looking cluttered, and CB2 happens to be killing it in the tray dept.
Trays: high gloss square mint tray / stainless steel / copper tray
Once you've got your tray, go ahead and fill it! I love a mix of thrifted and travel treasures (that skull is from my first mexico trip)  Fresh flowers are always lovely, I usually try to pick up some inexpensive ones at trader joes...and you can't go wrong with finishing off your coffee table with candles, I'm pretty obsessed with smokey scents right now. I keep my matches in a a little glass bottle with a striker glued to the bottom (there are cute options to purchase or you can easily DIY one.
Accessories: HB Firewood Candle / match holder /  ceramic vase tall / short / brass crab / coffee table
...and voila, here's my coffee table. I love the striations in the marble and the simple brass legs AND the fact that this was another craigslist steal
This post was inspired by Chairish, head over to see even more coffee tables.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Summer Ready

It's already spring in Chicago and spring break is just around the corner! annnnnd while I doubt we'll be going anywhere beachy this time around I've ordered a few things to tide me over, and mostly on the cheap.
Scalloped Suit / Sunnies (not a bad take on those beloved Dior ones) / gladiators

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On Deck

Finally it's spring so it's time to look at some outside projects while we wrap up things inside (antique mirror DIY, and half bath pics to come).  We've talked about doing a dream back yard from the second we moved in, so it's time to get started on the deck. First on the list are some bench seats, and a modern awning to let in a mix of sun and shade. Once these are built I plan to hit target and ikea since they are both winning at the outdoor decor game this season.

More to come!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

New Blog Alert

Have you ever clicked on a pin and discovered a whole site full of goodness? I pinned this outfit and realized I've pinned quite a few things from the same spot, which happens to be a super awesome style/travel blog: COULD I HAVE THAT go check it out for TONS of inspiration. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Neo Classical

Hmm I feel like my style is morphing away from Mid Century Modern into a more Neo Classical Victorian type thing. I've been pinning gorgeous modern brownstones non stop. Maybe my house needs a slight face lift.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


All of a sudden I'm having a really hard time picking out a light for our little half bath!!! Usually I'm super decisive. Fortunately these are all available from Home Depot, so I've ordered my top 3 and we'll wait and see. Mirror is from here

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentines Bijoux

Walt Cassidy:

Valentines is creeping up so why not a jewelry post. After all these years I still have a thing for statement necklaces, especially those that look like they belong in a museum full of ancient artifacts.
This lovely thing is by Walt Cassidy (orchid field collection), and at that price point I'm not expecting it as a valentines cadeau, but I'm certainly inspired.