i continue to see a big green trend going on — but not just with houseplants. i’m also seeing loads of emerald, kelly or grass green popping up in homes all over the internet. jordan of oh happy day has a smashing house and she’s recently brought in a deep green sofa that looks great. sarah sherman samuel’s bold green headboard is really fantastic, too. i’m also seeing a lot of palm frond motifs — in both prints and wallpaper, it seems to be making a big comeback, and i like it. i’d love a screened in porch dedicated to nothing but bright whites and fresh kelly green. how about you?
as i mentioned last week, the lovely elsie green sent me the best housewarming gift — these gorgeous vintage linen pillows with cool copper zippers. so sexy, right? elsie green scours europe for the prettiest vintage linens, as well as one-of-a-kind homewares and furnishings and brings them back home to sell online, in her shop and flea markets around northern california — in fact, that’s where my beautiful french daybed comes from (oh and she’s found another daybed if anyone’s interested). anyway, we thought you might like it if we gave away a pair of these pretty pillows!
to enter to win a pair of Elsie Green’s Copper Zippered Linen Pillows, simply:
• follow elsie green on instagram.
• comment below letting us know you followed on instagram.
• please comment by monday, september 28th, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• sorry, this giveaway is for u.s. and canada only.
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of september 28th, so be sure and follow along.
• pillows photography by victoria smith; full shot of bedroom by laure joliet.
have you noticed this ever-growing trend for tiled backsplashes in colorful patterns? i’ve been seeing tons of these kitchens popping up everywhere, and i have to say they’re really pretty, with a Moroccan, Spanish or Mediterranean kind of vibe. cement and encaustic tiles seem to be popular options and you can find them in places like granada tile, original mission tile, and fireclay tile. fireclay tile is an excellent resource (for traditional and recycled tiles, too) and you can even order samples from their website, which they’ll mail out to you. heath ceramic tile is a beautiful way to go, too. i’m thinking of going with cement tiles with a subtle, sort of washed out look on my kitchen floor, so i’ll let you know if i decide to go for it.
hey guys, happy friday! annie’s on holiday today so i’m stepping in with friday finds — always fun for me. annie’s got such subtle, exquisite style i thought instead of compete with that i’d give you a little something different today — color! enjoy the weekend, everyone.
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- i was inspired for this week’s post by the styling of anna malmberg.
- this is one crazy cool outdoor dining space.
- how about painting vintage furniture turquoise? this image by nicole franzen could seriously tempt me.
- bec’s ‘sugar shack’ just puts a big smile on my face, via apartment therapy.
- i dream of visiting cuba and these don’t help: COLORS OF HAVANA by Alessandro Giraldi.
If I could empty my closet and pick one shop to refill it, I would choose Mixed Business. With a focus on clean lines, every day basics and natural fibers, Mixed Business offers a no-fuss, classic ensemble. Owner, Rhianna Tycholis began designing clothes in New York City and moved her operation West, launching Mixed Business in 2013, and just celebrated one year in their brick and mortar shop on Hyperion Avenue. The Silver Lake specialty boutique offers a range of handmade and vintage objects alongside their in-house line. Rhianna and her husband Frank collaborate with local artists and designers to showcase rotating pop-up shops in the back room (a current collaboration with The Radder will showcase through October 11th).
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.