Summer ’17 Inspo

Although we’ve already had our taste of NC summer weather this year, the first official day of summer is in just a few days! We’re really feeling fun patterns & bright colors for the season, and we’re big on light, crisp interiors and outfits. Take a look at some of what’s inspiring us this summer!

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  1. Obsessed with these clutches from Ann Howell Bullard– they have such fun prints that make for the perfect summer accessory!
  2. Loving this crisp bedroom- the use of muted greens, whites, deep yellows and natural materials perfectly invokes the season.
  3. The pattern/ color combos on these cement tiles from Cle Tile are simply amazing & give off major summer vibes.
  4. The perfect summer outfit from Rebecca Minkoff: a ruffled blouse and a button up skirt. Light, comfy & chic! 
  5. How cute are these abstract planters from BTW Ceramics?! Perfect for adding a little green around the house. We’ll take 5 please. 
  6. We’re hoping to get lots of lounging outdoors + pool time this summer & wishing it could be in this beautiful space!

What’s on your mood board for the summer? Let us know in the comments!

Outdoor Spaces We’re Loving

The weather has been so nice here lately and it’s got us craving as much time outside as possible! With summer quickly approaching, now’s the perfect time to spruce up your patio for cookouts, drinks outside, and long nights with friends, and we’ve got just the inspiration for you. Take a look at some of the outdoor spaces that we’re loving lately!

Patterned Patio Floors:

We are obsessed with these spaces with patterned floors. Being outside should be a bright, fun experience, and these floors really help to accomplish that!

Love the built-in seating nooks in Design Love Fest’s outdoor space (as well as the color scheme!):

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Emily Henderson’s bright blue and white tile really pops and takes this patio to a whole new level of amazing!

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This patio from A Beautiful Mess is a painted pattern right on top of a concrete slab- it looks so good, you can hardly tell it’s not tiled!abm

Pavers, concrete slabs, and wood planks are all great materials for your patio floor, as well, and are often times more economical than a patterned tile. 

Love the different seating groupings here:

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String lights (and lots of plants) for the win:

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Loving the stark contrast here:

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Obsessed with this cozy, boho-chic outdoor setup! Adding an outdoor rug can really help to create warmth for an outdoor space.

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We definitely wouldn’t mind being transported to the Mediterranean with a patio like this 😉

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Create a super moody outdoor space by using shades of dark grays and black, accentuated with dim lighting:

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After seeing all of these inspiration pics, we can’t wait to get started sprucing up our own patios! We hope this helps to create your perfect patio space 🙂

High-Impact Headboards

Headboards can easily be transformed into a focal point of a bedroom. If you have enough room on the wall behind your bed, a headboard can be a great way to add color and pattern into your room. Whether it’s a bold, solid colored headboard, or a fun patterned fabric, there are many ways to create a high-impact, attention grabbing bed with just one piece. We’ve grabbed a few of our favorite examples for you to see- take a look!

Solid Colored Headboards:

You don’t always need a pattern to make a statement- try a bold hue for extra impact!

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Nail heads are a great addition to a plain headboard- they are available in many finishes and provide visual interest. aptther

[photo sources: High Fashion Home, Emily Henderson, Apartment Therapy]

Patterned Headboards:

Patterns are always attention grabbing whether they’re bold like this one:

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or a subtle stripe as seen below:

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We’re obsessed with Emily Henderson’s upholstered bed with Rebecca Atwood fabric!

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[photo sources: Lonny, One Kings Lane, Emily Henderson, Isabella, Rue Mag, Old Brand New, Isabella, Lindsay Speace]

Irregular Shapes:

Another way to amplify your bedroom is to add an irregularly shaped headboard to your bed. We especially love these two from John Robshaw!

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[photo sources: John Robshaw (first two), The Resident]

What are your favorite headboard styles? We’d love to know!

Mother’s Day Gift Picks

It’s time to celebrate the moms in your life and all that they do! Whether it’s your own mother, another mother in your life that you admire, or yourself (you deserve it!), we have the perfect gifts for the occasion. Take a look below at our favorite Mother’s Day gift picks!

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  1. Lands Downunder Throws – These throws come in all different colors & are so soft (and machine washable!!) This Peony colorway is the perfect shade of pink!
  2. Candles & Diffusers – Can you really ever have enough of these? And they always make great go-to gifts! We’re especially loving the Bleu Phthalo scent from Le Feu de L’eau & Meditation room from Lafco
  3. Travel Accessories – Cosmetic cases from Tonic Australia & all the pouches/cases from Stephanie Johnson are perfect for that mom that’s always on the go.
  4. Tonic Australia Heat Pillow – Heat them up in the microwave and relieve your aches & pains; they even have lavender in them for an even more relaxing experience! And they come in cute prints. A definite must-have.
  5. Sheets – The best thing to own (in our opinion 😉 ) is a quality pair of sheets. Treat the mom in your life to a crisp set from our favorite brands like NC Souther & Peacock Alley!
  6. RICA Siesta Salts – Relax your muscles and refresh your skin with these amazing bath salts from RICA- available in 4 scents! Added bonus: all of their products are made without synthetic preservatives, colorants, parabens, sulfates or petroleum, and all are made fresh to order in Brooklyn. 
  7. PJs – PJ sets from our favorite brands like Kiyomi & B.Up!

 

We hope you’ll stop by & let us help you find the perfect gift for Mom! Just a heads up- we’ll be having a 15% Off Gifts for Mom SALE this Wednesday – Friday that includes: candles, PJs, bath & body products, diffusers and jewelry. See you there!

Wallpapered Ceilings

Wallpaper: it’s not just for walls people! A ceiling is a surface in your home that may get overlooked during an initial design, but that shouldn’t be the case. Wallpapering your ceiling can give added personality to a room where there may not otherwise be much going on. If you’re looking to spruce up your space, consider adding extra color and pattern to your room with wallpaper on the place you least expect it- above you. Check out these gorgeous examples of wallpapered ceilings to see for yourself!

 

The neutral palette in this room is beautiful by itself, but it’s given more visual interest with the use of this oversized malachite paper on the ceiling: 

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Love the added bit of color & pattern that this paper brings to this space:

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Umm how glam is this walk-in closet?! The marbled paper by Calico Wallpaper is extended onto the ceiling so you’re completely surrounded by it’s beauty!

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This oversized watercolored floral paper creates a dreamy aesthetic in this restaurant:domino2 Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 3.05.31 PM turquiose

Such an adorable use of this heron paper on the ceiling of this nursery!
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Would you ever wallpaper your ceiling? Let us know in the comments!

 

Photo Sources: Hello Sukio, Domino, Amanda Hillerman, House Beautiful, Coveted Home, Domino, Houzz, House of Turquoise, Style Me Pretty, Architectural Digest