The concept of “intuitive eating”–eating what you’re hungry for when you’re hungry, and when you feel you need to–is one I learned of months ago, and an ongoing diet trend that appears to be part of a larger, more recent lifestyle zeitgeist. Though I’ve been interior obsessed for what seems like almost a decade, I still find myself on Cosmo-like, click-bait charged interior design blogs (ahem, MyDomaine) clicking titles that usually read something like “The Design Mistakes You’re Totally Making”, or “An Interior Designer Would Never Make These Rookie Mistakes”. Naturally I like to know what exactly I don’t know, … Continue reading Intuitive Decorating, Or Creating a Home That Reflects You
Not long ago I posted about my fascination with Hunt Slonem’s electric paintings of textiles and interiors. Looking through my art Pinboards, I realized I have a general love of interior renderings, especially of the painterly variety. I’ve always had a thing for still life paintings and depictions of food and flowers (and particularly flowers), and lately my eye has been drawn to art most closely related to Fauvism–pieces with bold color and expression–and that depict spaces. I’ve been delighted to find that there’s a world of artists who paint interiors. Some are known for their lush floral paintings and … Continue reading Interior Art: Paintings I’d Love to Live In
Recently I’ve been downsizing in an attempt to make my painfully small bedroom feel larger and less cluttered. I folded up my new bird shams yesterday and stuffed their pillows in our linen closet, leaving only my two tufted beauties and embroidered cushion behind. For a gal who loves pillows, saying a temporary goodbye to mine was disheartening (goodbye until I find a bigger place one fine day). Minimalists will tell you that “less is more”, and de-cluttering parts of my tiny space has definitely made things feel lighter…but when it comes to design, I’m in cahoots with Robert Venturi’s … Continue reading Piles of Pillows: A Recipe for a Bohemian Sofa
I’m always delighted by small space design and the studios that pop up throughout interior design blogs. Even before I was watching videos of Andrea Zittel’s compact living units and learning about Joe Colombo’s “Total Furnishing Units”, I was fascinated by the idea of tiny house living (I had a pretty awesome playhouse as a kid too). I would also love my own studio apartment someday (easier said than done in this city), and I imagine it would look something like the mish-mosh of random found objects and furniture I have currently in my bedroom…and my piles of mismatched textiles and … Continue reading 5 Wonderfully Eclectic Studios
Neon has been trending for a while now both in interior design and fashion, and lately I’ve stumbled upon several spaces with pops of neon (and gold) displayed on a canvas of crisp white walls–a look that is bright and inviting, but keeps things modern and minimal. I’m delighted by the textiles I’ve seen as well and the colors and textures they add to otherwise plain walls. Geometric Peruvian and Moroccan rugs, an Otomi lamp shade, neon pink photo frames, and a floral pouf are a few of the details that bring vibrancy and a bit of bohemian panache to these … Continue reading Neon Spaces I Love
Twenty years in the city and more than a few in my heart, Nest on Fillmore St. is an eclectic boutique of antique trinkets, vibrant textiles, and chic home goods. I’ve visited this fantastical shop many times during the last few years (and now that I live in San Francisco it’s just a short bus ride away!) and I am always inspired by what I find. As a huge textile nerd and a lover of all things animal, my time at Nest is spent swooning over their collection of kantha quilts that I can’t actually afford and the plethora of … Continue reading A Bohemian Nest on Fillmore St.
After entertaining the idea of creating a design blog and tossing ideas back and forth for a few years, I finally found my first piece of blog inspiration during a company offsite at an awesome furniture studio in San Francisco. My feet tiptoed me away from our woodworking group the moment I had a free moment to explore the J. Rusten Furniture Studio. Beyond Jared’s wood shop, I was delighted to find a separate living space complete with a loft and small kitchen that matched the modern simplicity and clean lines of his designs. The studio was filled with pockets of natural … Continue reading J. Rusten Furniture Studio