Wednesday, February 11

West Elm Multipixel Rug Love

I dropped by West Elm the other day and saw a sample of this rug. I love its textured "rag rug" feel and the color palette. It's definitely at the top of my list for bringing in colors, patterns, and textures into a space.  The third picture I think speaks to the vibrancy and coziness of the rug because as we all know, it's all about lighting, lighting, lighting.

Tuesday, February 10

Ellie Cashman Wallpaper

I am beyond obsessed with this floral wallpaper pattern by Ellie Cashman since the first moment I've laid eyes on it. Her work is inspired by floral paintings by the Dutch Masters. Our wedding cake was actually a nod to the Masters. The color palette is filled with cool tones and the balance between the muted white flowers and dramatic black background make me swoon. Wallpapering this in a formal dining room would be incredible. You can find the wallpaper here.

You can see how it was vividly inspired by Cornelis van Spaendonck's Still Life with Flowers, 1789

Monday, February 9

New Michael Hsu home

We recently purchased our dream home designed by one of our favorite local architects, Michael Hsu, and are in the process of customizing it. I've learned to appreciate all the hard work and detail that goes into building a home. Above is an illustration of all of the "modern farmhouse" row homes. I love the balance between the two and and can't wait to share my personal journey into interior design and decor on this blog

Thursday, January 15

The Learning Loop by Jason van der Burg

What a clever, simple, and attractive organization stand.  We're currently designing a house and I've been working hard to figure out storage and organizational ideas for our clothes and shoes.   Nobody likes a cluttered entryway and when I saw these on Design Milk the other day, I thought, "What a simple, beautiful, and smart idea."  The Learning Loop by Jason van der Burg is an genius solution since the "compact organizer props itself against a wall and becomes your go-to clothing hanger, gadget shelf, mirror, magnet board, key holder, and shoe rack all rolled into one."  Check it out here.

All images via Design Milk.

Monday, January 12

Louise Bourgeois

Today, I feel inspired by textiles and fabric works fashioned by French artist, Louise Bourgeois, using her old clothes at the age of 70.  The MoMa tells us that, "All the while she constantly made drawings on paper, day and night, and also returned to printmaking. Art was her tool for coping; it was an exorcism. As she put it, 'Art is a guarantee of sanity.' Bourgeois died in New York in 2010, at the age of 98". -MoMa

All images and materials via The Museum of Modern Art

Thursday, January 1

Happy New Year!

In 2014, I've worked on practicing gratitude and vulnerability.
The year was filled so many trips and memories.
To top it off, we just bought a home.
I know a new journey has begun so
when I saw this today on dot&bo,
I thought it would be a good way to start off 2015.

Image via dot&bo

Wednesday, December 31

Apiece apart New York

Since the weather has gotten chilly here for Texas,  I'm dreaming of Apiece Apart's magnificent outer wear.  Both classic with a twist through color or texture, these are favorite picks from their amazing F/W 2014 collection.  I'm still looking for the perfect cape and that camel one looks oh-so-cozy.

All images from

Tuesday, December 30

Lou & Grey

I love statement and investment pieces 
but sometimes I just want to feel laid back and comfortable. 
My secret treasure trove for these basics is Ann Taylor Loft's Lou & Grey.  
In case you haven't already heard, they have simple pieces that feel amazing.
I find myself reaching for Lou & Grey every day now.
I never wore sweaters but this lounge-wear line has made me a sweater person.
Above is a new jacket (that reminds me of the Acne one)
 I purchased because I'm allergic to wool coats.
Check it out. Lou & Grey has such gems.

Image courtesy of Loft.

Thursday, December 25

A Tiro Tiro Christmas

After a busted trip to the flu-infected city of Atlanta, we returned home to Austin on Monday night.  
This morning, I received this beauty in sterling silver from Tiro Tiro purchased from Feliz this year.
It sits next to a thin Hey Murphy turquoise band on my right hand.
Sometimes it's the small things that count.

All images from Tiro Tiro

Monday, May 19

Miranda Bennett Studio S/S 2014

I recently met Miranda Bennett at her trunk show and she like her textiles were beyond gorgeous. Since it was my birthday I snagged a scarf alongside a Growing necklace at the Kick Pleat event. It was really a pleasure speaking with Miranda as she is not only artistically gifted but she's incredibly intelligent and sweet.  I've seen her pieces all over town and am thrilled to see her studio and collections grow with the increasing demand for her season-less scarfs and light cotton summer dresses for the upcoming summer!

My goodies from the trunk show!

Images courtesy of
Bag: Proenza Schouler, Necklace: Growing Jewelry, Scarf: Miranda Bennett