I know I’m a bit slow to the draw today, but it’s been a long + much needed Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you all had a good one, too!! As I get back into the swing of things, I’ve been mixing in a lot of holiday research, as I call it. With all the deals going on, I’ve tried to score a few good buys as gifts for friends and family. The above gift guide is filled with things for around the home. The GOOD news is that if you hurry, some of these items are on sale. Gotta love it! I already have this gold accent table in my ( online ) shopping cart and am seriously considering a splurge on this beautiful blanket. Maybe maybe. What’s on your list??
With a new batch of projects starting up just before the new year, I’ve been spending a lot of time on dribbble lately, admiring the work of other talented designers. The above shots are some of my recent favorites. Gotta love that background image on the top left and all the rough texture throughout these designs. Plus, how about that fox?? Part of me has always wished that I had the patience to develop my drawing skills more. I guess I’ll just look at this one instead. Feel free to click through the links below to see what else these designers are up to!
Our living room is finally starting to come together … and while I’m not quite ready to reveal it ( since we need to tweak + add a few more things ), I thought it would be nice to share the basic anatomy of the room. Since a lot of big things are happening over the next year ( new house, puppy, wedding ), we knew we needed to decorate affordably. As much as I’d like to spend every pretty penny at West Elm or Room & Board, we just can’t. That’s real life.
Instead, we’ve searched high & low for pieces that still fit our aesthetic, on budget, and have even completed a few ikea hacks to REALLY save some cash. The first thing we researched was couches. In an ideal world, we would have purchased a classic mid-century sofa, but that wasn’t in the cards … yet. Instead, we hacked Ikea’s Karlstad sofa, in black. We replaced the legs with tapered peg legs found on etsy, which can be custom stained to match your room. With only a $30 addition, the couch literally looked like a whole new piece. In the future, we plan to tuft the back cushions to give it even more oomph. With matching chairs next on the list, we were lucky enough to inherit refurbished mid-century chairs from Michael’s grandparents. They are beautiful and just need to be re-covered in a lighter grey, which we are currently on a fabric hunt for. You can find similar ones here, or here for even cheaper.
It’s not often that I feature brands around here nowadays outside of my wantlist posts … so this particular one must mean something, right?? My friend Rashi posted about Someware Goods on her blog the other day and I was HOOKED. This little shop has some home goods that I can 100% get behind. And since we’ve been searching around for things to add to our new house, I have a my eye on a few of these pieces ( like this and this ) and am simply trying to decide which we should get. Any favorites out there?? Anyway, this place was too good NOT to share, so there you have it. Plus, you can enter a giveaway right here for one of their bags which is to die for. I already entered. I want to take it shopping with me.
With a bunch of new ( and exciting ) projects starting up, dribbble has been a major source of inspiration to me. And this batch does not disappoint. From the clean illustrations to the vintage edges and textures … I’m a fan. Plus, you guys have to check out the horse dribbble right here, because IT MOVES. It could be one of the coolest GIFs I’ve seen, mostly because I can’t imagine the kind of patience it would take to complete. And on top of it all, the colors are just really fun. Count me motivated!! And, go.