August is usually the month to check out. The summer sun is unrelenting, afternoons are rosé filled and thoughts usually focus on beach days and backyard BBQs. But not in my world. I’m ready to take the opportunity when everyone else is moving a little slow to get ahead! After living in our house for a bit now, I can now see where I want to focus my attention. It’s true what they say – you discover what a house really needs once you live in it, and I cannot wait to tackle each project (they include things like wallpaper(!), serious organizing and furniture plans). I want to finally put together my version of the capsule wardrobe (more to come) and continue to break in my dream kitchen.

But sometimes a laundry list of goals can start to feel overwhelming, so I’m pulling together a moodboard of beautifully soothing vibes to keep me focused. If I can cultivate the feelings embodied by these calming images as I plow through all my to-do’s this month, I’m going to start September feeling ready to kick fall’s…well you know where I’m going.

So without further adieu, I’ve Got a Crush, August Edition.


I’ve got a crush on simply perfect monochromatic bookshelves,


On a refreshing summer sip,


On a quiet vignettes that prove less is more,


On bar carts that aren’t overstyled,


On a summer style classic,


On beautiful spa-like bathrooms (with rugs!),


On a delicious homemade sweet treat,


And on a lovely display of art in an entryway.

Ok, I’m off to take August by storm. Hope you do too!

Check out our archive of Crushes RIGHT HERE.

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  1. Outstanding use of colot, texture and organization. A retreat to come home to.

    1. Decor is terrific, but really don’t understand the rationale for shelving books backwards — seems idiocy to me. Are the owners really serious readers, or is it all for show?