Posts tagged ‘Design Sponge’

Fri.June.3.2011

Happy {busy} Weekend!


It’s been a little bit too long since my last post, but boy howdy! this has been a hectic Spring … and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon. Nate and I are leaving for Iowa tonight to help his parents sandbag around the Evans Homestead in preparation for flooding. We will also be moving everything out of their basement in case the water level rises to 37 feet, which it’s expected to do within the next 3 weeks (flood stage is 29 feet). Thankfully, Nate’s best friend, Daniel, from {Our Waldo Bungie} has offered to come along and lend some man power. Thank you, Daniel!

Not surprisingly, during times like this—filled with tasks and chaos and crazy weather—my aesthetics shift a bit. When I feel organized and relaxed, I {gravitate} toward spaces and art that are filled to the brim (almost cluttered) with pretty things and bright colors:

When I feel busy and scattered and stressed, I gravitate toward spaces and art with a neutral, muted palette that are simple and clean:

I’m sure this is a common phenomenon, but you better believe I will be imagining myself in that fluffy white bed when things get hectic in the coming weeks. Here’s hoping you have a happy, relaxing, chill weekend filled with simple pleasures! See you next week!

Image Sources:
1.  Workspace: Design*Sponge
2.  Tree Print: Eloise Renouf
3. Balloon Print: Violet May
4. Dining Room: Design*Sponge and Fog Linen Work
5. Grey and White Bedroom: The Style Files

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Fri.January.7.2011

I Want to Go to There…


Here are some places I’ve pinned to my “Put That in My Home” board on Pinterest. Which of these places would you like to be this weekend?

1. Isn’t this reading nook breath-taking? Can’t you just imagine the smell of those hydrangeas, the crisp pages of a good book crinkling, and the sound of light rain tapping the windows?

2. As of late, I’ve fallen in love with the industrial-vintage look. I just love the way the clean lines mix with the rough-hewn charm of vintage, weathered accessories. 


3. So clever! And a simple project for the weekend warrior looking to revamp their space with a laid-back feel. I love the use of bamboo hangers to display the screen prints!


4. Apparently the Picassa album I pinned this from no longer exists, but I love it anyway! If anyone knows the source, just post it in the comments. I love the muted citrus color palette and the floor-to-ceiling wall decor. What’s your favorite part of this space?

5. I’m in love with the clean, simple organization of this kitchen nook … there’s order, but the space still looks delightfully lived-in. Nate and I got the magnetic spice-jars like that for our wedding (thanks, Quinn & Matt!), but we have yet to find a large piece of metal like that to display them free-form (right now they’re on their original display will a special place for each spice). I’ve thought about using a cookie sheet, suggestions?

So, there’s the rundown! Make sure to check them out at the websites below. I found them on some spectacular design sites. Be sure to share any amazing places you find in the comments below!

1. Caitlin So Homely
2. Apartment Therapy
3. Apartment Therapy
4. Unknown
5. Design*Sponge

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