Wednesday Want: Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Candle

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A few weeks back when I was at Williams-Sonoma, I came upon this deliciously yummy smelling candle while at the check out counter.

I’ve honestly been quite good lately and have yet to purchase this candle until it truly is fall *pats myself on the back*. However, come September 22nd, I may not be accountable for my actions when it comes all things pumpkin, including this candle.

-C

 

Home Envy: Colorful Kitchens

Have any of y’all noticed that when you look for a new place to live, you can really see housing trends over the years as you go from one place to another?

For some reason, I’ve never been the biggest fan of light wood grain cabinets or even white cabinets as both just seemed kind of “country” to me. I’ve always loved the idea of a darker shade or even a colored cabinet and lucky for me they are trending right now. I also love quartz cabinets but man those are hard to find with my budget! (A girl can dream….)

What do you automatically think of when you envision your dream kitchen? As said previously, I think of quartz cabinets, colored cabinets, lots of counter space, and a double oven to fit my cooking needs.

-C

(To see more of home spaces that I am envious of check out my Pinterest account)

Wednesday Want: Obvious State’s Bloom Collection

 

Obvious State, a New York City-based design studio cofounded by Evan and Nichole Robertson, combines gorgeous patterns with “provocative language and literature”.

Their most recent collection, the Bloom collection, combines quotes from 6 Romantic Period poets (Blake, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Wordsworth) with beautiful florals. It currently consists of: 8 totes, 2 mugs, a set of bookmarks, 8 prints, and 8 cards.

I personally just ordered the “Harmony” Mug  and the Bloom Bookmark Set (both pictured), and I am happy to say that the price tag of these items are just as wonderful as the items themselves.

-C

(Photos from the Obvious State website)

Home Envy: A Touch of Southwestern Flair

I don’t know if it’s due to having grown up in Texas or having visited my family in New Mexico over the years, but there’s always been something so inviting and cozy about a place that has some southwestern flair.

Right now I’m currently trying to find a place in the Houston area that sells reasonably priced serapes. I want to make some throw pillow covers for the couch out of the material, similar to what Brooklyn Decker did when she re-upholstered her chairs, as I think it’d add a nice punch of color to the space.

Have a good weekend y’all and stay dry!

-C

 

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Happy Spring Equinox!

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I’m so excited that it’s finally spring!

This morning I had to do start Spring off on the right foot, so I went to Trader Joe’s and picking up a small bouquet. Fresh flowers are just about a must have for me when it’s spring, and I love the prices that Trader Joe’s has, plus the fact that I can grab a bouquet along with a few needed grocery items.

How are y’all celebrating the new season?

-C

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Home Envy: HGTV Magazine’s Cover Look

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Honestly, when it comes to “me time” I’m such a glutton for a drink, some Wheat Thins, and my favorite HGTV shows. I love love love Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. The home transformations that they do honestly inspire me to have better decor than what I typically buy. Plus, I love to fantasize that one day they can renovate a home for me as well.

My love for HGTV shows transcends towards the HGTV Magazine, too. I usually just buy magazines every now and then at the store but with this one, it’s sent straight to me.

Lately, I’ve been looking into a non-neutral colored couch to invest in, so I’m glad that for the February issue brightly colored decor was featured. It’s really been inspiring me for when I get back to decorating my space again. Below are some of my favorites decor pieces I’ve been looking at, inspired by the HGTV magazine cover look.

-C

Home Envy--HGTV Magazine February 2016 Issue

  1. Mercury Row Caldera Sofa: $474.99 at Wayfair
  2. Lanham Marble Top Side Table: $129.99 at Target
  3. Phoenix Wool Dhurrie Rug: $59-$879 at West Elm
  4. Roar + Rabbit Circle Pillow Cover: $49 at West Elm
  5. Crewel Deco Shells Pillow Cover: On Sale for $19.99 at West Elm
  6. Moon & Lola I’d Rather Be Sleeping Mug: $28 at laylagrace.com
  7. Metallic Leather Embroidered Pouf: $149.99 at World Market

Home Envy: Pink Walls

Blush has officially become the new “it” neutral in my book. Not only can it be on my nails, my lips, and in my closet but also on my walls! Well not my walls per se but it could if I owned a home.

I honestly do love how it not only has become a neutral, as it compliments such a range of shades but also modernizes a room. Of course, it also makes a space feel a bit more feminine as well as airy and crisp.

So, verdict time. Yay or nay to pink walls?

-C

 

(Original photos can be found on my Pinterest board here)

Home Envy: Pops of Color

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I’ve always gravitated towards rich, earthy tones and black and white photos when it comes to decorating a living area. Exhibit A: My last apartment consisted of a grey couch, chevron fur b/w print throw pillow, Audrey Hepburn b/w throw pillow, a few prints on the wall, and a small side table with a few books laid on top.

I always thought taking a minimalistic approach to design was best. Wrong. It was the safest and required the least amount of thought.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about being minimalist; however, my color palette has definitely expanded since I decorated my last apartment.

-C

(All images can be found on my Pinterest board)

Apartment Inspiration

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It’s weird to think I’ll be moving out of the building I’ve lived in for close to 4 years in a week. As I leave my college apartment, I have also been trying to find reasonably priced pieces to transition my next place to represent my post-grad life.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find reasonably priced furniture that is a mix of modern lines and vintage pattern while also looking and being quite comfy?

Best, 

C

(All images from glitterguide.com)

Home Envy: Risky Kitchens

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I love kitchens that break away from the norm! Quartz or butcher block countertops (instead of granite), subway tile, two toned countertops, and pendant lighting honestly make me feel a bit giddy. And I love the idea of putting artwork into your kitchen or even painting one of the walls a dark color to add some drama.

 

(Original photos found on Pinterest and can be seen on my Board)