To be honest, I am not a blue person. I don’t own a lot of blue and I don’t really decorate with blue. Well, I think this fab room as changed my mind. Perhaps it’s the height of the space or the lovely collection of the framed women or the ode to Tiffany’s but this space is working and it’s doing it well. Sometimes it takes a design layout to come together to see the vision and I can certainly see myself moving in this direction. What do you think about this space? Would you go blue if it was new to you?
(Image via Adore Home)
I love discovering completely thoughtful and fresh experiences on line and this is exactly what you get from Bly – a brand new travel-inspired ecommerce site. Shop owner, Rena, is an avid traveler and has created a fantastic shopping experience by sharing destinations, stories and products that are organic to the area. Bly will unveil a new city every 2 months and you can expect to see a range of one-of-a-kind goods from local artisans like textiles, tabletop, art, accessories and more.
Up first, Mumbai. Bly provides 2 shopping experiences – sort through the Products tab or Explore the city in the Market, Art, Style, Food and Meet sections. What I love most about Bly is that Rena shares lovely stories and vignettes about the destination so when you buy, say, a Brass Mother-of-Pearl bowl, you learn that the people in Mumbai use this style bowl when they eat Dahi Papdi Chaat, which is crispy wafers of fried dough served with a side of boiled potatoes, chickpeas and chilis topped with a chutney and yogurt dip.
Click here to be taken away to for an amazing online experience – enjoy sorting through fantastic street-style photos and colorful product moments and get to “know” Mumbai through Bly. Rena has also revealed the next featured destination – La Paz. A bookmark is definitely in order.
(Images via Bly + Jessica Comingore)
It’s finally warmer in the DC area and, for me, that means I can get out and about more and explore the city. I made my way to one of my fave neighborhoods a few weekends ago – Georgetown. I spent a quiet Sunday morning strolling through by the flea market, the shops (all still closed) and the streets of colorful rowhouses. Georgetown is such a charming spot – cobblestone streets, unique architecture and color everywhere you look. I love seeing how each rowhouse is designed from the windows, the moldings, the lights (many are actually flame-lit, not electric) And the shops at the top of Wisconsin with striped awnings, vintage goods and fashion style. To be honest, I wish there were more modern design shops but a few definitely offer good decor ideas. Check out more peeks inside my lens below.
VIRGINIA – A SCANDINAVIAN BARN
THE HIGH LINE
(Images by loving. living. small.)
I recently added a wall gallery to our kitchen. It’s full of photos from our honeymoon and makes me smile whenever I walk by. I actually bought this collection of 7 white frames from Home Goods ($50 for all of them – total deal). Once I set the gallery up, there was a space right in the middle. I thought about a few ideas for what to out there, like this brass deer bottle opener. But then I spotted these very cool DOT vases on fab for just $7. Done! I bought the silver one and it fit perfectly in the space. One of my best tips for creating a unique gallery is by adding an item that is completely different. In this case – the vase is round and pairs nicely against the straight lines of the frames. I also would get something that is different in color or texture. And, of course, have fun with it. Place items in your home that you love and make you feel great!
(Images by loving. living. small.)