dwellstudio + calico fabrics.

Founded in 2000, DwellStudio is a design house with a decidedly modern vibe and always a favorite furniture and home accessories source for me. and now they’ve announced a creative partnership with Calico, a leader in the fabrication of beautiful custom home furnishings and window treatments, making it easier for you to choose a look that best suits your taste and color... 
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friday finds.

i feel as though it’s been a rough week for a lot of us. the news has been difficult to listen to, to say the least. so i’m here with some friday finds i hope will lift your spirits. green has always been a cheerful color for me — the color of new beginnings, fresh starts — a very optimistic color if you will. so happy friday everyone, and here’s... 
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wear this there: peonies paris.

roll your eyes in our direction, but yes this is yet another paris-based wear this there! it’s not our fault the city has an overwhelming abundance of cute cafes. peonies paris may be the most swoon-worthy yet though — with a founder that fulfills all our french girl beauty desires, and a concept that’s so simply perfect the whole world wishes they thought of... 
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desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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