In South London, green accents tie this eclectic Scandinavian home together. Plants cascading off the fireplace mantel and the mixed styles, seating, and lighting create a bohemian feel, but the sleek neutral palette, grounded in beautiful architecture, vintage rugs, and pale flooring, create the modern landscape for these elements to easily coexist. The entryway above is defined by the graphic tiles, which separate two living spaces with the home’s beautiful chevron flooring. A plethora of plants and a large antique mirror with a bleached finish create a focal point in the center, with a gallery wall on the opposite wall.
It’s a beautiful time of year in the South right now. In just the past two weeks, daffodils, tulips, and azalea blooms have emerged and pear and cherry trees have exploded in bursts of delicate petals. In preparation for the beginning of the gardening season, I’ve compiled a list of plants that are quintessential to the Southern garden. While we’ve got quite a few plants that thrive in our temperate conditions, these classics have been used time and time again for their brilliant blooms, evergreen leaves, or easy-going nature. And for me, many of these plants conjure up some nostalgia for their use in many of the green spaces in my memory. Consider adding some of this flora to your own garden this year from Monrovia’s selection online or at your local garden center (find one here). Monrovia has been around for over 90 years and offers high-quality varieties of all of these plants, expertly grown in California. Read More
I’m so excited to share with you my favorite new (to the U.S.) modern decor source, Bloomingville. Their simple, Nordic-inspired designs have been quite popular in Europe, and they’ve just expanded into the U.S. this year. From textiles and tableware to accent tables and chairs, they have a huge selection of products in a reasonable price range in a brilliant, consistent style. Their finishes range from versatile pastels to classic black, white, metals, and pale woods. They also have an absolutely adorable “Mini” line of decor for kids, with the sweetest animal motifs. I’ve seen so many designs I love in their S/S 16 catalog, and I’m thrilled to bring you a $200 giveaway to shop for yourself at the end of this post. But first, let’s take a look at their gorgeous products! I’ve pulled some of my favorite images from their catalog and Instagram feed, and can we just talk about this killer styling? Read More
Today’s the big day for my Home Depot Style Challenge patio reveal! When I started dreaming up my patio makeover, I wanted to create a new outdoor room in a space that was a rather bleak concrete pad. I imagined defining the floor with a DIY gravel area and the walls with palms to make an inviting space that felt intimate but accommodating and inviting. Using these elements and our new Beverly sectional, the patio transformed into an outdoor living room with lush plant life and a splash of color. Ready to tackle your own patio makeover? Consider these tips: add gravel for a chic foundation, use potted palms for lushness and intimacy, stick with dark colored furniture for durability, add ambient lighting with string lights and lanterns, and tie together your space with a consistent color palette. Read More
Spring cleaning calls for an intentional look at our homes and a chance to refresh our daily routines. With Baxter of California, I refreshed a black-and-white bathroom with shades of blue, inspired by their iconic packaging, and picked out some hair products from their award-winning selection. With an invigorating minty-scent and ingredients I can actually pronounce, I’m excited to have a fresh take on my grooming routine to start off the spring right. I cut some blooming branches from the yard and brought in a little stool to hold my new products by the bath to create a luxurious oasis in the bathroom with Baxter’s grooming essentials. Shop their products here, and make sure to use code BAXTERFAVES to save 15% off your order! Read More