If you follow me on Instagram, the secret is out! We’ve been asked to participate in the One Room Challenge this season! If you aren’t familiar with the One Room Challenge it is where 20 design bloggers tackle a room from start to finish in 6 weeks, sharing the progress every Wednesday during the challenge. We’ll be sharing what room we’re doing and our plans for it when the challenge kicks off next Wednesday, October 5th. For the past 4 weeks, since we committed to the challenge, we’ve been making plans and gathering inspiration but have decided to do the project in real time. I’m so anxious to get started and take you all along for the journey? rollercoaster? walk in the park? (time will tell) starting next week. Chris and I decided to take this weekend and get away before it all starts. I really love to gather as much inspiration as possible, plan plan plan, and then take some time to breathe before starting a project.
My favorite things from this week!
Pictured above, one of my favorite designers Katie Hackworth, looks effortlessly perfect. I want to be wearing those jeans and blouse and these black oxfords (or these for half the price) on that olive green sectional she custom designed. Because of course she did. But I’d settle for a room with that color scheme. #inspirationiseverywhere
Chris could have written this article about knives in dishwashers. It pains him so.
I’ve long admired Bryan Nash Gill’s work, but especially his ever popular tree stump relief prints that have been everywhere pretty much for the last 10 years. When I was choosing work for the large wall in the living room, I immediately knew I wanted something organic that I’d love for a long time. Unfortunately, even the largest one was not quite big enough and pretty steep at $1500. I searched high and low and found this Tree Rings print by Mackenzie Darrach on Minted in every size under the sun. I ordered the largest size at 60×44 for $220 (a steal!) and it arrived yesterday. It really took my breath away. I dropped it off at a local framer, where I picked out a really simple natural wood frame and can barely wait to get it back.
“A Smile Is The Prettiest Thing You Can Wear” print for the closet or bathroom would be so cute.
We got word that we could have our new stair railing as early as next week. After 6 months of being so sure we were going with vertical spindles, this photo completely changed my mind. We went horizontal. Eeee!
Hope you have a great October weekend.