On a recent Kaufmann Mercantile order I got a little “what the hell” and threw this leather bucket bag in with the rest of my goodies. I actually need a knock around bag and seeing as though I love getting packages in the mail (weird obsession – they could be empty, and I would still love it), It was the easiest way to get a bigger box to open. But when I pulled it out I knew it was mine to keep. The leather is amazingly soft and it has the perfect cell phone pocket big enough for my iPhone 6 plus. I haven’t stopped using it.
Last weekend I spent the day shooting my upcoming thanksgiving table for a Glitter Guide feature! I am so excited for it to finally be live! Nelson and I are hosting thanksgiving this year so this was the perfect opportunity for me to get organized and excited! Because it is our first time hosting a formal meal on Leland Road (we just finished the dining room) I wanted to bring some thoughtfulness to the table by setting some silver accents and serving pieces that have been handed down to me by my mother, Allison, and my grandmother, Charlotte. Coupled with our casual wedding china, Country Estate by Juliska, and some fresh linens by Matouk and Bellalino, the table started to look just as personal as the pieces used to set it. I am so pleased with the way it all turned out! Check out the full feature here! I hope you enjoy it!
From the portfolio to the branding, Michelle Smith of Studio MRS has had my attention from the start. I always got terribly excited if I caught a glimpse of a new project online. But her most recent work on her personal apartment, featured by One Kings Lane, really got me to girl crush level. I took notes on the blue velvet chairs, the great use of space, and the mix in of mid-century pieces with traditional accents.
As the house projects gets further and further along, and larger goals are checked off the lust, my attention starts to shift over to accents pieces. Whenever I need a bit of inspiration, I click over to Soane, a British company that caught my eye about a year ago. They have such a neat take on interiors. I have yet to find a company to rival them. They push the envelope in such a way that most products seem to have an energy about them. I most appreciate their chairs, lampshades and mirrors for their ability to mix classic with quirk.
Dear friend Katie Armour created something so terribly clever. Her new website, Buddy Editions, is an online art gallery that sells exclusive (you can’t find them anywhere else!), limited-edition art prints by emerging artists around the globe. I would have already snatched up some of Mia Carameros botanicals had I not luckily discover her work over the summer and commissioned a few originals of my own! Such good stuff!