getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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dramatically different.

i’ve had a decor crush on the beautiful bedroom treatment just above for a long while now. there’s just something about the playful mix of pattern and textiles that are so unexpected and chic. i’d love to just use a strip of wallpaper as a kind of headboard like they’ve done here with a Chinoiserie print and a contrasting batik fabric. i love dessin... 
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friday finds.

as i write this on thursday, i’ve had a particularly emotional morning, and honestly, i just need to see some inspiring things. today, lucy and i came upon a poor neighborhood pup who had been hit by a bus and killed and it was just heartbreaking. i tried to help and comfort the owners, the bus driver, the friends and neighbors who came to the scene, but as you can imagine... 
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entertaining with Q Squared: a giveaway.

i’m a dedicated member of those of us who love to throw parties, especially a themed dinner party! i think i get it from my mum — the ultimate hostess. recently Q Squared invited me to check out their beautiful collection of melamine dinnerware and throw my own soirée with their Cambridge Rose set in crimson. the pretty dinnerware is inspired by vintage English... 
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friday finds.

happy weekend, everyone! it’s here at last and i for one am grateful — it’s been a really frantic week and i’m ready for some downtime. i’ve been doing a lot of summer reading so i’m looking forward to diving into the latest book i’m reading — the nix by Nathan Hill. if anyone would like to give me their book reco’s i’m... 
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