Hopefully you all had a little R&R during the holidays! Now, let's start the New Year off right! I've got lots of client appointments lined up for January already ... it's a great time to make a fresh start. And since we're spending so much time inside these rooms of our homes this time of year, it's only natural to start picking apart the things you don't like and look for ways to make a change.
I thought I'd share a few things on my radar lately ... maybe they will inspire you to make some little "change-ups" around your house!
I am loving these bath towels from Kassatex ... darn, would have been a great Christmas present idea!
Speaking of Christmas presents, after 16 years, we finally decided to retire the everyday dishes we registered for at our wedding. My parents, in-laws and sister were kind enough to help me collect a new set for Christmas! I did a lot looking before I finally settled on these:
It's the Marin White Dinner Collection from Crate & Barrel. I really liked the kind of uneven gray edge that gives it a unique, organic feel. I also wanted a set that came with a large wide bowl (they call it a pasta bowl). We use this size a lot for soups, meal-size salads, chili ... and, of course, pasta!
Now that your dining room table is cleared of Holiday centerpieces ... what about designing a custom table runner at Loom Décor? You can select your fabric and border from a great selection of gorgeous prints and even some metallic solids.
I'm also loving the glass and Lucite hardware at this fun French site.
Maybe the males in my house are rubbing off on me, but I love this blue, locker-inspired cabinet from Ikea ... and it is only $99! I would use it as little media cabinet in a basement family room or for craft storage in a kid's playroom.
Another great steal ... this coffee table from West Elm. I love the mix of wood and metal. Kid-friendly with the rounded edges!
I also have many dog-eared pages from some of my favorite magazines ...
This light fixture from Urban Electric caught my eye ... it feels unexpected in this room, but I kind of like that.
I'm also kind of digging this rug from Kravet.
|Kravet Fine Facet Rug|
Finally, are things feeling a little bare at your house now that all the greenery of the holidays is gone? Terrain has some nice preserved and faux options to bring a little life and color to your house and help us all get through these winter months!
|Adiantum Fern Bunch|
|Faux Blooms Bunch|
And last, but not least ... while many people like add a fur throw or pillow this time of year, we decided to add something else a little furry ...
His name is Pancake and is he 7 months old! He was rescued from a rough neighborhood in the city, but seems to like his new home.
He also likes to follow our 15 year old cat, Luke, everywhere he goes. Luke is a good sport, but sometimes he needs a little separation.
We are super excited to have this little guy pitter-pattering around the house ... one of our best home additions yet!