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Barristers Bookcase

Hi there!

Gah! Where is the time going? I can’t believe we’re already well into January and I’m just finishing up storing all the holiday stuff. I’m not sure what’s worse… hauling it all down or putting it all back? It sucks! And every year, I’m left wondering why we all do this. Well, that’s until December rolls around and I’m back at it again!! We really are a bunch of weirdos.

Of course, today I’m not even thinking about any of this. I’m thinking about barristers bookcases – which I LOVE!! Aren’t they so cool?! Very hip in the nerdiest of ways.

Or am I describing myself?

It’s funny, for years I’ve been scouring high and low to get my hands on one of them for my husband’s office. Yeah, I would spot one once in a blue moon only to find out it was $600 or $800 or $1,000 bucks. And even with that price tag, I was definitely tempted. I mean, wouldn’t his baseball card collection look SO, SO much better in one, than all over the freaking place?, I would rationalize to myself. Well, NO MORE!! I finally found one and now it’s in our home, happily filled with pictures of dudes. Ha. But then the most miraculous of things happened.

I found another one.

You guys?! Isn’t that insane? How did TWO of these creatures just fall into my lap? Right into my tight, little hoarding hands.

I literally just sent it on over to Chairish, so it’s not even listed with them yet. It’s freaking amazing!!

I was tempted to keep both, I’m not going to lie. But then I thought perhaps one of you is looking for one too!! And see all the fun ways you can style it out??

I once saw one filled with bugs and butterflies and old books – It was incredible. Of course, now that I went searching for it, I couldn’t find the photo. This one above, crammed to the brim with books is pretty spectacular though.

I think the one on the kitchen counter is probably my favorite! That’s just so creative. Second? I dunno, that shoe collection is off the chains.

If you happen to be interested in the one I’ve got listed, please let me know! I will definitely give y’all a better deal, wink wink!! And if you already have one, then yay, we are bookcase twins!!

FOR ALL THE LINKS TO THE PHOTOS –
Lauren Liess, Homefeed, Globe Wernicke, Lonny, 52Soul, Design Soda, Apartment Therapy

Hot Caramel!

Hi Friends!

Are you guys craving fall colors the way I am?!  I am SO crushing on everything caramel – it’s darker than mustard, lighter than honey and ooohhhh so yummy!!  I have a feeling that brown is going to make a big comeback and why not start warming up spaces with caramel right now?!  That’s what I’m saying!!

And the thing I love most about this color, is that it literally goes with everything. It warms up grays tones beautifully, makes red have more depth and with blue or green? Shut the front door.

Adding in black accents and brass/gold fixtures, really gives a nice sophisticated but cool vibe, not too fancy, not too casual.

  1. Counter Space  2.  Tyles  3.  Chrissy Co.,  4.  Terracotta Studios

And just ’cause I lovez to shop, here are some CAR-A-MELOO things to add into the mix!  Those shoes are being delivered today (whoop!) and I’m so into the chair from CB2, the wallpaper and the rug pillow!  Ah, who am I kidding?  I kinda want them all =)

Sprouted Wallpaper, Pony Leather Chair, Leather Pillow Cover, Mules, Tableau Pillow, Kaufman Plaid Fabric, Tassel Jute Rug, Edessa Tribal Rug

Color Crush – Red Orange

Hi friends!

Yowza it’s been a long time since I’ve done a color crush.  And, you guys, I’m SO HAPPY to be seeing color again!  YES!!  I know that even I painted a few rooms white, but sheesh, everything white is just sooooo plain toast.  Y’know?  Finally some flava!

So, let’s just feast on this here color.  It’s so BOLD, yet classy.  My eyeballs are ALIVE!  And it ain’t boring.  Interestingly, I’ve seen the color only referred to as Red Orange… which is kinda weird.  Like, is it not worthy of a totally misprounceable name- WHICH IT TOTALLY IS.  ‘Cummon Pantone let’s aubergine the crap outta this color.  That being said… you know you’re looking at the right color when you’re thinking, “Is it red?  Or is it orange?”  It’s RED ORANGE!

And it is bad.  But in a good way.

The saturation of the hue really lends itself to being paired with blues.  It ain’t too shabby with neutrals either.  And yes, you guessed it, red orange looks pretty dope with red and orange.

Someone VERY interesting lives here.

Here too.  You get the idea.

That wall.  THAT FREAKING WALL.  It’s all kinds of awesomeness.

Today, I could use that wall color in my life.

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