bucket list.

it’s probably no secret that i have a thing for rattan, and especially when it arrives in the shape of a bucket-shaped chair. they come vintage or brand new, in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and sometimes in other materials too — like the ever-popular Acapulco chair which is sometimes made from cotton cord, or woven vinyl and even leather — i have a few... 
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anywhere but here.

ugh. am i ever in a mood today. i don’t usually share too much here when i’m in a funk or down, but honestly, i just don’t have it in me this sunday to write another inspiring post for monday. i’ve tried and tried and sometimes i just get stuck creatively and today is one of those days. i’m feeling a little depressed so when that happens it can... 
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west elm’s new look.

wowza! have you opened your mailbox to find west elm’s new catalog tucked inside? it’s really something special. it’s not just the incredible looking location (those tall ceilings, crown moldings, and marble mantel — sigh) it’s the colorful new collection with a vintage-modern vibe. i really love the juxtaposition of the classic architecture paired... 
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summer color.

@justpeachy6. it’s real, real hot out there, people — and it’s even cooled down about 10 degrees, but darnit, it’s just not enough. and frankly, it puts me in a lazy mood. all i want is to be a kid again with long summers off! work, who wants to work? i just wanna hit the beach. but since, i mustn’t let you down, i am working, but i am pretending... 
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neutral ground.

country road. something i’veĀ learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a naturalĀ canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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