Idea to Steal: Eclectic Bathroom Decor

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It may seem odd to to some, but I am SO excited that we’re going to have a powder room in our new/old house {why do I keep calling it that praytell? You can catch up here}. Powder rooms are the ultimate excuse to go outside the box with your decor. Virtually anything goes. Crazy wallpaper, unlikely paint colors, dramatic lighting – they are a little jewel box of design.

I love the idea of hanging a mishmash of art and frames in our powder room. You’re in such a small space that they’ll truly take center stage. And you can constantly play with your selection, adding subtracting, rearranging to your heart’s content. It’s also perfect for the commitment-phobe. If wallpaper isn’t your thing this is a fabulous solution.

What do you think? Are you into this pint-sized art gallery idea?

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image by claire esparros for lonny.com 

Color Coded: {Burnt Orange is the New Black}

Now before you go running for the hills, let me just preface that I too was VERY skeptical of this color at first. I mean, the name itself sure isn’t doing the color any favors…Burnt…Orange? Sounds downright repulsive. 

BUT with that being said, I challenge you to set aside your judgement for just a moment and allow me to make a case for this under-appreciated color. Sure, in fairness, perhaps burnt orange will never be “the new black” but it’s certainly worthy of some serious attention.

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See? Not bad, huh? It gives off a 60’s Mod-vibe without feeling too dated or retro. Plus, when it’s in flowy lightweight fabric form it looks ultra-elegant and contemporary. Even when incorporated as a statement color into decor, it offers a healthy dose of character and an inviting sense of warmth.

Are you convinced? What are your thoughts on the color? 

Image 1 via Nanushka // 2 via JCrew // 3 via Dust Jacket Attic // 4 via The D Pages // 5 via Blueberry Modern  // 6 via Nordic Design

Copy written by Ali Hartwell

Tasty Tuesday: {Berry Healthy Coconut Milk Popsicles}

Yes, we realize popsicles are the summer dessert du jour, but we just couldn’t help ourselves from jumping on the bandwagon! They’re the perfect treat to help cool down and you can just pop them out of the freezer whenever you feel like indulging. The kids love them, sure, but we’re loving the resurrected idea that you don’t need to be five years old, covered in dirt and dripping in sugar to enjoy them. While the adult {aka alcoholic!} recipes are enticing, the fact that I get drunk off of one sip of wine these days makes, the idea of snacking on a healthy popsicle even better. Not convinced? Well you must try this recipe!

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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

serving size: 12 popsicles

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
24 mint leaves
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup granola

In a big bowl mix coconut milk, coconut water (straining is optional) and honey.

Next, plop berries of choice and 2 mint leaves in each popsicle form {we used this one and love it!}. Next fill popsicle forms to the top with coconut mixture.* Freeze for 3 hours or overnight. Once frozen, remove popsicles from forms and dip 1/3 of each popsicle in yogurt. Roll dipped area in granola and place on baking sheet. Freeze for another 30 minutes. When it’s time to eat, drizzle with honey for extra sweetness and enjoy!!

*Tip: The berries will float to the top of the popsicle forms, meaning all of the berries will end up at the bottom of your popsicle, near the stick. If you’d like berries to be throughout the popsicle, follow the recipe, only filling forms half way, freeze for two hours, then repeat.

While we’re digging this delicously healhty recipe, the options are literally endless. Instead of coconut milk, use almond milk. Dip them in dark chocolate. Dip them in chia seeds! When it comes to healthy popsicles and they are admittedly, SO fun to make – you can play like you’re a kid again. If you don’t have popsicle forms yet, you’re missing out on quintessential summer fun. Get yours now and do share what popsicle recipe is your fave to make!

Need more summer treat ideas?? We save all of ours HERE!

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick