Thursday, December 11, 2014

Old Soul

this guy is very into his clothes and he freaked over this little vintage cardigan i brought home recently.  i shouldn't have been surprised, he's wise beyond his years, so the grandpa-like quality of it probably appealed to him.  he dresses better than me most days and he is one of the most confident and happiest kids i have ever met.  maybe there is even more truth to the saying look better, feel better than we think...

// cardigan - smartypants vintage //
pants + converse style kicks - h&m kids

Friday, December 5, 2014

Room of the Day...

we are starting phase two of "project open concept" next week and I couldn't be more excited.  even though we are still recovering from the first couple walls we knocked down, the unfinished open-ness greatly out weighs the cramped space we had before.  it wasn't the smartest thing to do this so close to christmas, no our tree is still not up, but it will be so worth it when it's all done.  if you have the ability to knock down any walls - just do it!  removing a wall costs far less than you probably think because it's mostly just labor.  which brings me to this inspirational space, which has the long sight line we were craving and i'd gladly take the rug too... 

renovated warehouse in melbourne via the style files
// see the rest of the home here //

Monday, December 1, 2014

Zipped Up

living in these zippered ankle denim leggings and leopard print booties...

the nugent boots by matisse - i've only had them a couple months
and they are hands down my favorite pair of boots i've ever owned.

topshop sweater + madewell white tee

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Words of the Week...

lately i'm reading more and more about growing negative comments on design blogs and social media where people are putting their creative voice out there.  i'm not talking about constructive criticism, but hatefulness for no reason.  i have yet to really experience any myself, but i know it's coming, and i feel for those that have.  it's hard opening yourself up to ridicule and the chance that many people won't like what you do.  no matter how big or successful you are i'm sure it still hurts and is hard to shake off.  these people writing all the nasty insensitive comments think they are brave to write them, when they are actually complete cowards hiding behind their computers because there are no repercussions.
can't we all just abide by the old if you have nothing nice to say...?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Knocking Down Walls

over the past few weeks our home has been a bit of a construction site.  we have been fantasizing for months about knocking down a couple walls and we finally did it!  what used to be a small-ish kitchen, dining room, and living room is now one big great room.  i will be posting some before and afters soon, but for now here's a bit of the vibe were going for that includes some pieces we already own, while bringing in some new without breaking the bank...

vintage ikea ektorp chaise lounges and espresso bookshelves,
faux sheepskin / tribal carved coffee table / tie dye pillow from the shop

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

i know i've been a little mia over here lately.  things have been very busy getting my new shop up and running and enjoying all of the fall fun going on with these two.  we have so enjoyed all of our quality time with kermie and luke...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

RA RA Home

the new shop is finally live! 

check it out by following the "shop" tab at the top of the screen