1. girly natural

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    Isn’t this color combination just the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen. Totally not what I’m normally drawn to, but now that I see it…I can envision it as the color palette for a lovely living room. Imagine a purple couch, patterned pillows, and neutral earth tones all around. Lovely!


    *Images from here & here & here

  2. New Project With Kirsten Grove


    Hi guys. Today marks the start of a new fun little project on both my blog and over at Kirsten’s blog, Simply Grove. I’ve admired Kirsten’s eye for styling and found her little space of the internet to be quite inspiring. She seems to just “get it” when it comes to home interiors, so I’ve enlisted her expertise.

    Here’s how it’s going to work:
    Every other week I’m going to send Kirsten some images of interior spaces that have been particularly inspiring to me. She’s going to study them and then provide some styling suggestions for each space. I’ll then share her suggestions with you and we can continue to chat about it.

    I really look forward to gaining a little more knowledge about styling from a professional level and you never know how this will help us transform our own spaces, right?

    Also, head on over to Simply Grove for my post series called The Perfect Palette. I’ll be sharing some colorful spaces and their color palettes! Don’t forget to check back in a couple weeks for some more tips and suggestions from Kirsten :)

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  3. In Their Home // Karen Barbe’s Studio

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    I’m excited to be back to my normal blogging routine with a new In Their Home feature. Today I am switching things up a bit and showing some snippets of Karen Barbe’s studio space. Karen just happens to be among my favorite textile designers (from Chile) and her visual aesthetic is so pleasing. Karen’s specialty is creating one of a kind pieces with her unique screen-printed,woven and embroidered textiles for the home.

    If you haven’t already stopped by her blog and website, please do (links below). Thank you Karen for sharing some of the corners of your studio!

    Catch up on all previous In Their Home posts HERE!

    * All photos in this post were taken by Karen Barbe. If you chose to pin or use these images, please make sure you “link with love” and link to Karen’s blog or her website.


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    We’re finally back at it with another “Trending Graphics”over at Design For Mankind. Things have hit a little crazy patch over here. Last Friday I was sharing a new graphic trend that was all about black and white packaging. One of my biggest pet peeves about the packaging industry is that most packages are cluttered with unnecessary “stuff”. I loved how the simplicity of black and white was paired with the simplicity of design elements. Hop on over to see some examples!

    Previous Trends:
    Week 1 // Geometric Assembly
    Week 2 // Typographic Packaging
    Week 3 // Double Exposure
    Week 4 // Vintage Inspired Graphics
    Week 5 // Ampersand Love
    Week 6 // Iconography
    Week 7 // Handwritten
    Week 8 // Bold Brush Strokes

    * The above image is from All Things Stylish on Tumblr

  5. My Little Fabric


    I stumbled upon this little space of the internet and was blown away with the aesthtic of the entire space. It’s part dream land, part graphic design space and part DIY-palooza. It’s truly amazing. Each post is written and put together with such attention to detail which keeps you coming back for more. Don’t these images make you feel like you’re surrounded by cotton candy. Love it!

    Stop By My Little Fabric or see THE PORTFOLIO.

  6. Friday Finds & Favorites // 57


    * I know this video is spreading around blog land like a virus (which is exactly what it is supposed to do). If you haven’t taken the time to watch it, please take 30 min today to become more aware about our world’s invisible children.

    1. How fun is this. A blog called Closet Visit walks you through the homes of some of the most stylist individuals.

    2. Isn’t this just amazing. I love the idea of “painting outside the box”. Such great spaces are created by thinking untraditionally.

    3. I really love how this room was recreated by Jessie of Sweet Thing blog

    4. Arthound. One of my favorite blogs of the week.

    5. Watch some really interesting fashion videos and interviews over at Garance Dore.

    6. A online magazine for my dearest travel-loving friend over at Roving I.

    7. A really lovely photography blog by Karen Kristian. So great.

    8. The Whitpepper Collection by Asos Marketplace is pretty darn great. So many items I’d love to add to my closet.

    9. Did you see this blog (Oeuvre)…if not, go now!

    10. The above video touched my heart like a pound of bricks. As soon as the video ended I made a donation, because I felt like that was all I could do. Please watch the video (in it’s entirety) and get inspired to make change!

    Happy Weekend!

  7. My New Baby


    So Porter James wasn’t thrilled that I got a new toy and decided to test it out at the crack of dawn. He was half asleep and completely distracted by the birds behind the fence. Testing lasted 2 min at the most, but I know from those 2 min that this new lens is like gold.

    Lens: Sigma 24mm f/1.8
    Tiffen 77mm Haze Filter
    ISO800, 1/1250sec, f1.8

    * photo taken by me, 7:00 am, cloudy



    It’s very hard for me to resist a color palette that conjures up a bright summer day at the beach (especially when you’re stuck in Seattle’s winter gloom!)  These acrylic sculptures from Phillip Low are the perfect antidote to my current battle against gray skies and rain.  For me, art is something I instantly turn to when I want to remedy a bad mood!  I hope this post brightens your day right up too, wherever you may be.

    Art by Phillip Low

  9. Inspired by polar opposites



    Black and white is my go to “color” combination. No matter what it is, if it’s black and white I can guarantee you I have pinned it on Pinterest or thought about pinning it but restrained myself. Pinterest has proven to be a great tool for myself when it comes to figuring out what trends, design, colors, etc that I’m drawn to. Within your own pin boards you start to see reoccurring themes and I’ve used that gained knowledge to tailor my design style

    These are just a few of the many images that have been inspiring me. What else (besides Pinterest) do you use to gather inspiration?

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  10. recreate it / 18

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    I thought this spread from Ink Magazine was intensely cool. Focusing on shaking things up with repetition + typography, aren’t we!? Sure, the designer could have simply had “Mikkat Market” centered on the right side with plenty of white space. But you know what? They didn’t! A little fun was thrown in … I mean, how often do you see a full page of repeated text like this?

    I had a blast with my example of typography repetition on the bottom and decided to take it a step further by overlapping my text on top of the image. It added a little extra dimension for kicks. Go have fun and repeat things like crazy, folks!

    Ink Magazine / photograph / knockout / blogged by breanna rose