friday finds.
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happy friday, everyone! it’s been a rather emotionally trying week for me so i’m looking forward to the weekend. i can’t say exactly what was wrong, but do you ever have those times where you just get all weepy at the drop of a hat? yeah, well that’s what i had going on. i blame it on the dumb online dating sites i’ve tried out this week — what a nightmare. i don’t think i can stick with it — the lack of interest for someone my age is just a little tough to take! oh well, onward — this week’s friday finds are a little on the eclectic and quirky side. just like me — take it or leave it! have a great weekend everyone. don’t let the bastards get ya down!

xo, victoria

  1. i adore the work of australian stylist megan morton and although this couch could use some TLC (pretty sure that’s intentional!), i just really like this photo she styled that i found via est. love that little dress hanging there!
  2. in a world of peonies and dahlias, the traditional old-fashioned rose can get short-changed these days. sometimes it takes a gorgeous photo like this one to remind me how romantic roses can be. of course, that light doesn’t hurt.
  3. i love everything about this entryway. the styling is spot-on perfect — the rug, the lighting, that print — all of it blends together beautifully. it’s the home of danish model johanne landbo and you can see more of it on her instagram.
  4. this wee kitchen is so charming. it reminds me of all the small but utilitarian kitchens you see in europe, which can be tiny but oh so quaint with their tidy bits of organized clutter.
  5. speaking of charming this is such an eclectic little bedroom corner. i’ve always admired these vintage vanities from perhaps the 1930’s or 40’s. this one’s adorable.
  6. you’ve probably been seeing a lot of pampas grass around the internet lately and i’m not sure if this qualifies, but i really like this little bundle of dried grass decorating this table top. featured on in bed, this mexico city house tour is as inspiring as all their sneak peeks into people’s homes.
  7. i love a good glass divider and this one is no different. i especially like how it’s almost like a transom window dividing the two rooms, and that built-in bookcase is pretty smashing, too.
  8. i’m a big fan of saarinen tables (i think at last count I own five!) and this is a sweet little beauty with a marble top. the whole nook is pretty great, as photographed by rebecca bartoshesky.

wear this there: the drifter.
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revamping retro motels is all the rage and i’m so okay with that — they start with great mid-century modern bones and build from there! this week’s wear this there is taking us to a NOLA renovation ripe for a visit — the drifter. With a name inspired by the Beat Generation, this modernized nostalgic hotel is a playful respite from New Orleans’ expected offerings, shining a light on a newly hip side of the city by acting as a melting pot for the local and global “drifters” who end up there. we’re thinking comfy, but it is new orleans, after all, so let’s step up your game with the appropriately entitled Out All Night Coat and a fun & funky fringed bag, paired with your favorite high-rise jeans and comfy boots for traipsing through well-worn bourbon street. hanging poolside and need a good read? how about trying Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by gail honeyman — a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes The only way to survive is to open your heart — soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.

wear this there: anthropologie Adagio Ruffled Blouse; free people Out All Night Coat; Citizens Of Humanity Charlotte Straight Leg Jean in Undertone; Le Specs Outta Love sunglasses in Caramel; nars lipstick in honolulu honey; Londontown Enhanced Nail Colour Lakur in peach pop; read this there Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by gail honeyman; anthropologie Boxed Up Resin Drop Earrings; Alana Fringed Tote Bag;free people Leo Ankle Boot.

• Photos Courtesy of Nicole Franzen for Design Hotels via the drifter.

at home in copenhagen.
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one look at this lovely bookcase (a sister to mine) and i knew this was a home after my own heart. it’s been featured on both the Scandinavia standard and a cup of jo, i couldn’t help but share, too. it’s the home of miriam Bak McKenna an Australian living with her family on a small island in copenhagen, denmark — one of my favorite places to visit. theirs is such a lovely minimalist peaceful space, but with oodles of charm (and books!). for a further look, check out the Scandinavia standard and a cup of jo.

Photos by Freya McOmish via the scandinavia standard and miriam Bak McKenna’s instagram.