Spring Greens & Vermilion Hues






I have been on an indoor gardening kick lately, filling every nook and cranny with plants (that I hope I won’t kill). One of my favorite places to implement greenery is on the mantel. When visiting homes in the south, I rarely see plants on fireplace mantels. Maybe it’s more of a west coast thing? Whatever it is, I am a huge fan of juxtaposing books, plants and sculptures together in this tiny little area of the living room.

After the holidays, I left my mantel pretty bare. We are talking two plants. I don’t know about you, but after Christmas I need a non-decorating season. A clear the clutter, let the house breath, decorating hiatus.

I decided to leave the mantel clear until I felt inspired. Well, January and February came and went. And then March came along with spring, and I still didn’t have a shred of inspiration. But! Then one day I stumbled upon a gorgeous vermilion colored candle on a stack of vintage red books at West Elm. Ding! Ding! Ding! I was smitten by the simple display and could not wait to take this candle home with me. I had finally found my inspiration. This color combination was exactly what I had been looking for, except I didn’t know it until I saw it.

Searching for inspiration without perimeters is a beautiful creative process. If you haven’t tried it, you should the next time you are re-designing a space. Look for a feeling, a color or a flavor instead of an object – the process is more interesting when you don’t have specifics.

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Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn

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This week has been full of mishaps, too many deadlines, client cancellations, schedule changes, inclement weather and….you get the point, it was a dumb week. Today seems to be the most obnoxious part of all. Whatever was put off to take care of other things earlier in the week is now due. ALL OF IT, RIGHT NOW. And then there is my darling blog whispering “um, you haven’t written for 3 days. Don’t you have some sort of 30 day writing challenge?”.

But hey, I’m not dying, living on the street, crying in a corner and people still love me. So I am doing pretty good. Just a bit of a stress ball and really tired. So I’m going to end this day a little early, drink some lovely libations and give this week the middle finger.

Enjoy the fun products below, and cheers to the weekend!

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Fuck You Love Me Pillows by Said The King

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I’m A Fucking Star chair by Jimmie Martin and Darling Just Fucking Own It by Damselfly

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Fancy Bitch by Miss With It, Bullshit Mug by Nelle Design & Bitch Please by Koleson

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Badass Loft photographed by the talented Patrick Cline

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