weekend edition


i know i mentioned i was going to do a post about my bathroom reno this week but it has rained every. single. day. and there are a few more shots i’d like to get when its not raining. anyways, we have a lot of christmas things going on this weekend (a parade, charlottesville holiday market, the holiday market at grelen– has anyone been? i’m super excited!) and lots of decorating! hope y’all have a great weekend!

a few finds from this week-


about to follow this before the christmas influx

i know due to who this person is, it loses a little cred but this place is seriously pretty!

yay- my new issue was just delivered!

loving this sweet gift guide for all the babies in your life!

anyone a fixer upper fan? loved the season premiere this past tuesday- so good, right?!

love her picks!

this comes out today!



i can just hear my sister laughing right now but i love the word ‘curated’.  to me it means the perfect balance of everything you love with great layering and looking gathered, all while feeling easy. there are so many great designers out there right now who just get it. i feel like sometimes things can look so forced and stiff but it takes the right amount of all of the ingredients listed above to make a room perfect.

here are some images i just can’t stop thinking about.

via pencil and paper
via studio mcgee
idha lindhag via sf girl by the bay
via studio mcgee
domino magazine via ispirato design
via pinterest
michael s. smith
via pinterest
via pinterest

*if anyone knows the missing sources, please let me know!

coffee table staples

IMG_3332i love a big coffee table. its so nice to have the room to spread out and work, have all my current favorite books and candles displayed and still have room to spare. i try to keep things pretty, simple and fresh.

wondering about the coffee table? its a find from my step dad (who tracks down a lot of my amazing stuff!). it’s a country pine kitchen / work table from c. 1900 -1910, but could be a little earlier. it was found in bedford, virginia and most likely made in central virginia. pretty characteristic of small shop or farm made utility tables, its mortised and pegged constructed on the base with a more rustic face nailed top. the base was probably originally painted or painted early on and again on top of that later but now has a nice textural patina which i love. we cut down the legs so it works better as a coffee table. i love using items that were used for completely different purposes.

on current rotation:

– books
the coast of maine– small but i love the pictures and reminds me of my sister    who is living up there right now.
design sponge– love all of the pictures and great inspiration.
the southerner’s handbook– a cute little staple
small town escapes– i’m always to take little road trips and explore quaint,        rural towns.
homemade– beautiful pictures and great recipes.

{my wish lists -for the coffee table and cookbooks– i have SO many!)

-magazines- i always keep a stack of my collection of old dominos- so glad they’re back! and current magazines that i still haven’t figured out how to keep up with them…

-candles- super into produce (sister company of rewined– another fave) right now. the branding is SO on point, smell amazing and are made right here in charleston!

-planner + favorite pens- this year i went with a different planner* (don’t know how i ever strayed from this planner though.) so far i really like it and am feeling super organized. also, the only pens i use, le pen, are the best and come in every color.

*sold out right now but if you’re local go grab one at dulles design!

-etc- a little bowl to corral matches (mine’s old anthropologie but loving this one), a tray (old target but dying over this one) and lastly my hand blown glass heart that daniel got me in steamboat springs.

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