Thursday, July 24, 2014

Design details: painted front door

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Last year The Huffington Post did an article about The 6 Absolute Best Paint Colors for Your Front Door (not sure about the lime green). A painted front door seems bold, but I like that it's a bit fun too. Plus, it's always a nice treat as a passerby to see a brightly painted front door. Don't you think? If I were to paint my front door, I often wonder what color I would paint it? I'm sure it would probably be a shade of blue although deep down I may try something brighter like a yellow or orangey red.

What do you think, would you paint your front door? What color would you paint it?

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bedroom update

Over the past six months I've been working on styling the boy's bedrooms. It has taken me way longer than it should, but other things have come up and sometimes I'm just plain indecisive. Plus, anyone who is a designer knows how hard it is to design for yourself. Designing for others is waaaay easier! I finally got Will's gallery wall installed and with a few minor details to wrap up, I'll be ready to share the rest of his room soon.
   

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer trend: embroidered tops

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In the summer I go for pieces that are lightweight and airy especially when it gets hot! Lucky for us, it hasn't been too hot this summer (70s, just the way I like it:) I love these pretty embroidered tops and they would perfect with jeans or shorts and flat sandals this summer. Plus, today you can get all tops from Piperlime 30% off with the code TOPS30.
     

Monday, June 30, 2014

Home trend: round mirrors

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I've been using all sorts of inspiration from Pinterest and home magazines lately as I finish styling the boy's bedrooms and gather inspiration for my master bedroom. One home trend I've been seeing everywhere is the round mirror. Decorating and styling with mirrors has always been a favorite of mine because they help bring in more natural light to a space. Plus, the curved lines of the round mirror pair so nicely with the straight lines of frames and furniture (or brick!).

What do you think, would you use one in your space?
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Weekend

Summer is here! When you live in Minneapolis, summer takes on a whole new meaning. The weather has been wonderful lately (despite a few rainstorms) and we were even able to get some cilantro from our garden this week. What are your plans this weekend? We are taking our kids to the zoo and I'm hoping to finish the book The Fault in Our Stars. I'm dying to see the movie. Have you seen it? Enjoy your weekend.

A few links to share this week...

Pineapples are everywhere and so in right now.

Great article about asking for what you want.

Cute hat for summer.

Kate and George photos. Those overalls!

A pretty necklace.

Interesting article about handwriting.

My cousin's daughter wrote this adorable letter.

Embracing downtime. Love this!

This dessert is perfect for summer.

High rise jeans are back.

And if you're in the mood for a quick survey, I'm working to grow and expand my business and would love your feedback on my site!
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Sale at Anthropologie

metallic sandals / earrings / linen pantsfloral top
Anthropologie is having a big summer sale and being that I used to work there years ago I have a soft spot for all things from Anthropologie. I especially love their linen pants and how perfect are those metallic sandals? Here are a few of my favorites from the sale.
wide leg pants / tablecloth / colored juice glasses / silk top

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Style: Kimonos

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What are you wearing this summer? Lately I've been seeing kimonos everywhere, so many that online stores even have a kimono section on their sites. They seem great for summer because they are super lightweight and can easily be thrown over a t-shirt and jeans look.
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What are your thoughts? Do you like them? Find one herehere, here, or here, or if you're brave you can even try making your own.
   

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weekend

Happy friday friends! It finally feels like summer here and we have been outside nonstop. We also took little Lucas on his first bike ride and I can't get the image of his little smile out of my head. Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for Will's friends. We are taking them on a dinosaur scavenger hunt! Hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend.

A few of my favorite links lately...

Are you into the indigo trend? cool DIY picnic blanket

Summer dinner idea and food photography at its finest.

Pretty summer skirt.

Are you an introvert or extrovert? I think I lean more toward introvert.

A water bottle that reminds you to drink.

Best places to dine outside.

Cute summer look.

And happy national donut day! Are you eating any?