what you should be buying at: furbish studio

another new series (!)- what you should be buying at _____. i’ll be spotlighting stores that i love and the amazing stuff they have.

first up- furbish studio. jamie meares, of the oh-so popular blog, i suwanee, is such an inspiration and has an amazing eye. such a great mix of home accessories, gifts, even bags and jewelry. i have yet to visit the raleigh brick and mortar but this is a site i check weekly to see what new goodies they have and trust me, they have so much good stuff.

check out some of my favorites.

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this cult classic is back in stock and is so versatile- living room/ playroom storage, a bright pop of color in the bathroom or even a planter.

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i’m such a sucker for an otomi textile. another versatile purchase- table runner, a cool wall hanging (how cute would it look in a little girl’s room??), even at the end of the bed.

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love this simple pillow.

 

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such a pretty southern staple.

 

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about to scoop this up for the front porch (ps-i finally painted the headboard ceiling haint blue and let me tell ya, it looks GOOD 🙂 also, i wanted to be as historically correct as i could so i referred to the “historic colors of charleston” color chart by sherwin williams and picked piazza blue.)

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i’m such a fan of local artists and this one just so happens to be from my ol’ stompin’ grounds. love this one from dorothy shain.

SO good, right?

engagement gift basket

with so many big life events constantly being announced by friends (basically) daily, i thought it might be helpful to put together a few gift ideas (kind of like how i did here). i love the idea of a basket that incorporates a wide variety of things at different price points- perfect for the Mr and the Mrs! Plus, who doesn’t like multiple presents?!

here are a few things to get started!

engagement

 

purchases

some exciting new purchases (finally!):

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bed from one kings lane (this just arrived today. i don’t know how i feel about it in person yet but i’m giving it a week trial)

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threshold vintage washed sheets in white

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and these (parachute linen sheet set)

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casper mattress

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parachute essential quilt (this is on pre-order. i love it and haven’t seen anything similar but since i lack any sort of patience- i want it NOW! any suggestions for something similar?)

still looking for some layering details- shams (in a fun print! maybe these?) and a throw for the end of the bed.

spring cleaning inspiration

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a warm cloudy spring morning in virginia.

i’m SO excited its finally spring- farmer’s markets, gardening, flowers, cleaning, light colors, open windows- it really is the best. i’ve already gotten started on a few projects that i’m excited to share soon (master bedroom purchases, landscape projects, window boxes, exterior painting, rearranging and organizing!)

here are a few links to get going!

how to make flowers last longer

spring cleaning tips

easy fixes, big impact

how to spring clean in one day

some design books to update your coffee table

 

bathroom: before & after + accessories

bath

 

our mini bathroom update (paint and tile) was finished right before thanksgiving and i never shared- sorry about that! although they were just small changes, it really did a lot for the space. ultimately, we’d like to gut/ rearrange it but for now, its good to go! now i’m just looking for small accessories (ie new knobs, some hooks, hand towels) to finish off the look.

 

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before (scary!)
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after (tiny places are so hard to take pictures of!)

 

 

weekend edition

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nyc’s grand central station- one of my favorites

i mentioned a few weeks ago on instagram that january had been really rough and thats why i disappeared. things are getting better and i’m slowly easing my way back into the swing of things. i have some fun projects coming up, so check back soon!

here are some things i’ve been collecting over the past month:

a magical farmhouse

cutest cottage

love this apartment

such a beautiful southern home

obsessed with this

best design blogs (2016)

LOVE

crushing on: schoolhouse electric & supply co

recently, i’ve been drawn to the mid-century/ campy look (i know, so far out of my comfort zone. but touches here and there, i’m super into.) it was a happy surprise, when i stumbled upon schoolhouse (after asking vintage coffee in mt pleasant about their fixtures), that there was so much more than lighting. i love the simplistic, vintage vibe of this company.

here are a few of my favorites.

 

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so good, right? see more here.

a year in review

here’s a little photo timeline of 2015. it was a pretty good year with a lot of changes. excited for 2016 though!

january

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charleston’s winter was very mild and we spent a lot of time at palmetto islands county park. ‘nature island’ is tiny and jungle like and you take a beautiful boardwalk path over the intercoastal to get there. miss that place so much!

february

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a day full of event planning meetings, including one at ‘out of hand’ and ‘polished’s warehouse- i could spend hours in there.

march

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loved trying out cannon green and attending a bridal fashion show there.
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a trip to virginia to house hunt. and a stop by king family vineyard obviously.

april

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enjoying the last of my hydrangeas.

may

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may was mostly comprised of hanging out and visiting my favorite spots.
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cute seating at candlefish.
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picking up some of my favorite things at one of my favorite charleston stores, candlefish.

june

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the night before the move. those nightly golf cart rides to the beach are sorely missed.
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boxes on boxes on boxes.
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exploring main street.
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pippin hill vineyard. a little piece of charleston and charlottesville!

july

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celebrating the big first birthday/ housewarming (THREE weeks after we moved in) with a picnic/ farmer’s market theme- ants and all 🙂
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one of our new favorite vineyards.
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the new date night.
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i love the fact that we can walk to the farmer’s market.

august

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took the best trip to nyc. love that city.
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a relaxing anniversary getaway.
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summer concerts in old town.

september

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i’ve loved watching the meticulous renovations going on down the street. that copper roof though!
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we have two HUGE maples in our front yard- this was only the beginning.

october

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went to charleston to participate in the big fake wedding- we were the bride and groom!
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and the weather made me miss charleston all over again.

 

november

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did a quick renovation on our downstairs bathroom (i know, still need to post about that!)
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first time cutting down our christmas tree.

december

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went on a holiday architectural tour in our little town.
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homemade treats for our neighbors.
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a sister date at timberlake’s for grilled cheeses + peppermint milkshakes- the best!
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and a quiet moment during a very warm christmas eve.

 

 

a weekend edition for the new year

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hope y’all had a fun night and are feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning 😉 we hung out at home since i have the worst cold ever and started watching this/ hgtv/ the ball drop. but i was up for making some cocktails with my new favorite- casamigos– and popping some bub at 12. this weekend i hope to unpack and organize after two weeks of being out of town. do y’all have any good resolutions? i’m not a huge fan but last year, i jotted down twelve words that i wanted to focus on in 2015 (organize, health, create, etc) and paired them a month. overall, i think it went well and am trying it again this year. happy 2016!

how to get organized in 2016

top 10 home tours of 2015

the best interior trends of 2015

2016 home trends

top posts for organizing

must-see countries of 2016

feeling inspired??