Whew! Sorry blog-readers – it’s been awhile! With the launch of our new website, I had hoped to also become a little more regular with blog posts but you all have kept me busy with so many fun new design projects this fall! I love the energy and inspiration that fall brings to cozy up our houses and tackle those to-do lists that sat waiting during the summer months.
Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite discoveries of late – hopefully they’ll inspire you too!
Do you have a fun chalkboard in your house … but want to write more on it than just a grocery list? Valerie McKeehan to the rescue.
I just ordered this book on Amazon and I can’t wait to try it out. It offers step-by-step instructions for all different lettering styles, flourishes and signs.
She “claims” that she doesn’t even have good penmanship in real life. Hmmm – hard to believe. But her secret is sharpening your chalk – just like you would with a pencil! And get this – if you make a mistake, no need to erase the whole thing. Just use a Q-tip to erase the small area you need! I love it!
I recently stopped into a favorite little store of mine called The Frenchman’s Wife. I hadn’t been in for awhile and this dressing room stopped me in its tracks. I assumed it was brick painted over with a thick creamy plaster – but no. The owner explained that each “brick” was actually a hand cut piece of wood attached to the wall and then plastered over. Swoon! When I asked if I could hire him out, she chuckled and said “It was very time intensive.” Darn!
How pretty are these crystal “logs” from Jayson Home + Garden? They are actually made of selenite.
A little bundle in a fireplace that’s not in use would be so glamorous, don’t you think?
Speaking of fireplaces, I loved this Instagram shot from @lindsay_hill_interiors. So simple with just some vintage books and white pumpkins!
Love, love, love these sconces and wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting.
There’s something kind of cute about these canvas storage baskets from Steele Canvas, isn’t there? They come in different sizes and would be great in a mudroom or playroom to corral shoes, sports equipment or toys.
I can’t wait to get my hands on some swatches of Robert Allen’s new Durable Velvets. So cozy on a great new sofa.
My new favorite candle for fall – Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai.
And last but not least, who better to inspire a little creativity than Mr. Walt Disney?
There’s nothing like a trip to Disney World to make you feel like a kid again and inspire you to dream big. Thanks to my parents, sister and two cute nieces for planning a great trip!
Back to reality. 🙁