This warm weather is making me wanna run away to an amazing beach house and spend a week or two just basking in the sun, eating fresh seafood, and taking lots of naps.
I celebrated my birthday last weekend and I am so overwhelmed with love and gratitude for everything everyone did to make it special. I had friends and family drive hours to celebrate with me & everyone adopted a “rain or shine” mentality towards the weekend (which was supposed to be spent camping). It was hilarious, and muddy, and wet, and precious!
I also was gifted with some pretty awesome presents and I thought it would be fun to do a little post to feature some of the more design-centered ones.
First up: My sweet sweet aunt saw here on the blog that I had been “Wishing For” a reproduction Bertoia chair for our desk. I screamed out loud when I finally realized what she had gotten me (I was trying to guess based off a couple clues she gave me)! Is such a classic chair and I love the way it’s clean metal lines contrasts with the roughed up finish of our desk.
I love this idea, it’s kitchy & precious. It would be easy to implement. Definitely Cheap. It’s graphic & makes a big impact.
For Sean & I, it has two problems: 1) OUR last name is way too cumbersome to put above a bed & 2) When I say OUR, I really mean HIS, because I STILL haven’t gotten around to changing mine, doh!
Via: Design Sponge
We have a room that is an “office” but I use that term loosely as right now it is pretty much a room with a desk and a computer and piles of stuff that haven’t made a home anywhere else. Small 1950′s houses aren’t known for their amazing storage space, lets put it that way. Anyhow, without spending alot of money, we wanna spruce up the “office” a little so that it actually resembles what its parading around to be.
I like it when an office doesn’t look office-y and has a homey comfortable feel. Some of my favorite inspiration pictures (which also happen to be slightly schizophrenic in their styles):
Via: Jonathan Adler
Via: Real Simple
Via: Apartment Therapy
We currently have a white corner desk from pottery barn which is sort of a non-negotiable as far as incorporating it into the room, but I would love to add a comfy chair and another wooden desk for added storage and workspace. Add that to the additional desk we have in our living room and we could be accused of having a slight desk obsession. Hey it could be worse right?
Whether its cute little containers you have saved from a destiny of rotting away in the landfill, or odds and ends vessels accumulated from garage sales, thrift stores, and flee markets, this is the perfect way to make sense of random containers and turn them into a “collection” that seems purposeful and worthy of being displayed in your home.
Via: Apartment Therapy
Via: Style Me Pretty
Via: Design Sponge (I think:)