SPACES // library love

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Grant and I would really love to have a large library in our home someday. We both love books and we already have a pretty big collection. Isn’t this library so dreamy? I tend to like darker spaces that are smaller, more crowded and maybe a little cozier, but there’s something about this room that caught my eye. The tufted chaise lounge, pillow, chair, rug, dark floors and ceiling high bookshelves are gorgeous! I’m currently reading The Catcher in the Rye (recommended by my sisters) and Daily Rituals: How Creatives Work (SO good). I’m notorious for starting a million books and never finishing them. Haha, new years resolution?? :) xo

DIY // easy marbled terracotta planter

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marbledPotskullCactus On Wednesday my friend Jane came over to hang out and craft. We looked at a bunch of random DIY things, but in the end she made some neon tassels and I used paint pens to create a marble design on a terracotta planter. :) I’ve been meaning to repot a handful of plants that I had and terracotta planters are so cheap. I was inspired by this picture on instagram! It was so easy and I love the final result. The only supplies you need are Sharpie paint pens and a terracotta planter! :) Happy Friday!

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For the walls // black and white photography

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I’m thinking about printing some large black and white photographs for our walls. I love the simplicity. Did you know you can get black and white architectural prints made at kinkos for $4?! Maybe I’ll print off a big picture of Bingley to make us smile? :)

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Randolf Street Market, Chicago // NEW RUG!

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This square, colorful, rug couldn’t be more perfect for our little dining nook. It makes me so happy!!! Seems like it was made for the space. I bought it on Sunday at the Randolph Street Market. The gals from Amelia Jane Vintage gave me a deal. I always get e-mails about the market and have wanted to go and on Sunday we actually went!! Yeaaaa!! :) Summer is all about making things happen!

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A few lovely things above!^^^ eames chair & sputnik chandelier // bertoia chair // pretty aztec tufted sofa // turqouise striped vintage camper // …I also loved these mirrored panels below!

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>>our little place is slowly coming together! I haven’t shopped much, but I couldn’t pass up the rug. All you need are a few pieces to pull a room together! :) Still in progress, but it’s been a lot of fun! …maybe if we stay here long enough I’ll be able to change that light fixture! :) >> next up: art on the walls!

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 ^^^ love these two. xoxo ^^^
PS! I updated / S I M P L I F I E D my about page! :) and I added Bingley to the front page of the blog! He’s just tooooo cute!

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Apartment // pattern & color love

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We’ve been in our new place for a little over a month. Things are finally starting to come together. I added more color to our place than I had invisioned from my initial moodboard…I love leather and neutral colors, but I want to work with what I already have and I have quite a few colorful things that I love! So, I’m going with it! :) I haven’t really shopped much for our place, but I did splurge on a little Moroccan pillow! More apartment love to come.

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