We’ve Got A Crush

Similar to the famous R. Kelley song, “our minds are telling us no, but our bodies are telling us yessss.” We’re in that inevitable transition phase when we can’t possibly bear the thought of summer fading, yet yearn for the our favorite season to arrive. Cooler temps and light layers, warm tones and crisp lines, they’re calling our names. Despite our dilemma to make a decision – summer, fall? – we’re truthfully loving inspiration from both seasons. Here’s what we’re crushing on…

We’ve got a crush on marble fireplaces {who doesn’t?} and chairs that are pieces of art!

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We’ve got a crush on this creamy grilled potato and cucumber salad {recipe here!}, served in a pink bowl.

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We’ve got a crush on ever-y-thing about this kitchen. The wood panel back splash, forest green walls, ceiling mounted swing-arm light fixtures – take your pick.

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We’ve got a crush on classic pieces that are perfect for fall.

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We’ve got a crush on this moody color palette – it’s time for emerald again!

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We’ve got a crush on a clean-lined painted headboard and a monochromatic bedside sconce to match!

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Seriously, how cool is that headboard idea and that salad looks SO good. Potatoes in a “salad” are healthy, right? That styled ‘scape has us dreeeeaming up a fall tabletop to work on – stay tuned – and oh, what we’d give to wear a crisp button down shirt right now. We’re terrible. We complain all year for Karl the Fog to go away and now that he finally did, we run for shade.

Looking for more fun inspo? You’ve gotta go here.

image 1 via Nicole Franzen // 2 via Food and Wine // 3 via Garde Hvalsoe // 4 via Like The Yogurt // 5 via Broste Copenhagen // 6 via Fantastic Frank

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

Our Anniversary Sale Treasure Hunt

Ok, so if you’ve read any blog in the last week, you already know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially on like Donkey Kong. I realize it’s everywhere. But it’s also overwhelming! Whether you brave the packed stores or sit down to navigate the website, it can be a little hard to know where to start. So I thought we’d help you out! We’ve picked through every category and narrowed down the absolute best deals, on-style trends and covetable designer items we’d scoop up if we were you!

If you didn’t already snag your favorite pieces in the pre-sale, then now is your best chance to score a good deal! Happy Hunting!!

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