Color Coded: {Pops of Poppy}

Red is one of those colors you either love or you hate. The right type of fiery personality struts it with confidence or splashes it about in their home decor. That said, we are not typcially that person {save a good red lipstick!}. But with a tinge of orange and a hint of rust, a fresh poppy hue has us rethinking our refusal to experiment with red really hard. It’s jolting without being offensive to the eyes and it’s subtle undertones make it surprisingly sophisticated. Best part is, you just need a pop of it!


What do you red-haters say? Good, right? Those shiny, lacquered cabinets really get us going {in a good way!} and those bold strokes in the abstract painting just bring it home. We also can never say no to a blood orange anything and juju hats in that same audacious color perfectly offset a super neutral room.

We have to say poppy may have just become our new bold obsession!


image 1 via Interior Design // 2 via M Bakes // 3 via Haymes // 4 via Architectural Digest Espana // 5 via Bon George // 6 via Angus Fergusson 

The One Spring Trend Your Wardrobe is Missing

Now that the snow has finally decided to melt away, it has taken our bitter winter hearts along with it! Wth signs of spring are everywhere, it’s time to swap your coats out for a little more skin. But, whoa there Nelly and hello, belly – let’s not get ahead of ourselves! One of the season’s most covetable trends allows us to show skin in a not so show-off-your-entire-midriff way. We’re going to go ahead and say that you’ll want to add all three of these items to your spring style because perforated anything is SO in!


Now your standard pullover just got a lot cuter with its perforated, knit self! In white {totally our color du jour!}, it’s so crisp  and we love the idea of throwing the cropped length over a chambray button up. Prep just got a bit more punk and we are running to the store right now to add this light knit into our warm weather rotation!


This perforated gold hair clip allows you to add some steez to your pony. It provides a little bit of flair without being too flashy. And despite it seeming like a small accent, this chic clip packs a big punch! We haven’t tried the clip trend yet, but are eager to pull a loose ponytail back with this edgy touch to a feminine style.


Bucket bags are probably our favorite silhouette these days. Deceivingly deep, throw them over your shoulder and just dump everything in! Their chic shape is way more of a statement than you’re average tote and in a white perforated leather, this is THE perfect purse for spring!


What do you think of this elevated perforated style? We’re kind of loving it. Certainly, perforated details have come a long way from 90’s fishnet-like-coverups. I mean are we right or are we right?!




original photography + styling for apartment 34 by bianca sotelo

Pretty in Pastel!

Last year everyone was ob-sessed with the innocently sweet color: blush pink – in winter, in fall, it didn’t matter, the crowd-pleasing pastel was all anyone was talking about, ourselves included {check this post!}. But this spring, baby blue is back, paving the way for this season’s soft color trend and we’re loving it everywhere from decor details to major fashion statements!


Convinced of the power of pastels as much as we are? I mean, just look at that pastel blue suede sofa! Take it from that chic French family or the Celine runway or that epic Australian home, you’ll want to add this pretty hue to your life asap!



> 1. Heather Day Painting “Rain In Your Hands”
> 2. Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera
> 3. Aalto Stool in Light-Blue-Honey
> 4. Suede Cowboy Boots
> 5. Iro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket
> 6. Bottle Grinder Spice Mill Set
> 7. Indigo Dyed Batik
> 8. Kyanite Necklace
> 9. Hudson Tote


image 1 via Janis Nicolay // 2 via Vogue // 3 via Sviatchenko // 4 via Broste Copenhagen // 5 via Trendland from AnOther Magazine // 6 via Est Magazine // 7 via The Haute Pursuit // 8 via Yatzer from The Chamber of Curiosity