When it comes to styling, I’ve become slightly obsessed. Whether it’s the perfectly laid out Instagram photo, prepping for a shoot for the blog, or providing art direction for a shoot for a major brand, I’ve found that styling is the essence of creativity, layering, color and texture. I have Pinterest boards filled with styled images, gorgeous flat lays, and well thought out interiors. If styling is done well, it can take an ordinary space and with a few touches make it look absolutely extraordinary.
As I looked to the main bathroom it was time to refresh the space. We purchased this amazing set of shelves locally from @desertsedgeco and hung them above our towel rack. I thought it was the perfect pairing. Keeping the pine shelves somewhat raw by sealing them with paste wax, placed above our Pendleton towels from the National Park collection.
It was time. Our winter pine wreath had sat on the front door for far too long. It was time to welcome in light blooms, neutral feathers, and something fresh as guests entered our home. Using a coupon and some artificial blooms from the dollar store, this wreath is the perfect note of spring for under $10.
As a little girl I would obsess over my easter egg craft project. I would wander up and down the aisles of my local Meijer grocery store. Whether it was a simple Paas kit, or marbling, glitter, or wax resists, I would dream about all the creative exploits that would land on the simple substrate of a white eggshell. Any moment for creativity was a welcome sight and regardless of the years that have passed, there’s something about dyeing Easter eggs that brings back a welcome DIY staple. This year we ditched artificial color and ventured into the world of natural dyeing processes. Whether dyed with tea, turmeric, or red cabbage, it’s was a fun project to explore.
Every year the month of April brings a feeling of preparation and anticipation. May marks the end of another school year, farewells, goodbyes, and finding that much like the seasons, change comes quickly. We clean and tidy up the house, preparing for springtime gatherings. Whether it’s bonfires by the lake under the stars, an Easter brunch, or birthdays, it’s the time of year where dining outside becomes the norm. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite items for the home and have our eye on some of these pieces coming to the table soon. With muted hues, earthen stoneware, and natural pops of color, this edit is a beautiful curated collection to welcome in spring.
Winter is here and in full swing. With forecast of rain or snow for days, I compiled this list for cozy winter nights in. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a good book, cup of tea, and enjoying the crackling of the wood in the fireplace. I chose 5 books that span interests and will be sure to be the perfect addition to your current reading list.