dreaming of blueberries

Blueberries

I've never been too much of a blueberry person-until recently. I've been getting them in my CSA box from Farm Fresh to You, so I've been putting them with everything. TOTALLY get it now peeps.

I also spend an unusually amount of time looking at beautiful food photography. Yeah, I don't know, it truly is my porn I guess. Here is a collection of some of my recent favorite blueberry photos- I love the bright greens, blues and turquoise in the palette. So fresh and pretty. 

oatmeal / smoothie / mojito / jam

summer sherbet

As the temperature rises, nothing cools you down better than some summer sherbet-y colors. (Kind of in love with that cotton candy hair- wish I had the nerve to pull it off!)

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get twiggy

These painted and yarn wrapped twigs remind me of scout craft projects as a kid. In the very best way. 

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 A great way to add a little nature + a little color to your every day. Win win.

wrapped twigs /  painted sticks / twig colored pencils / color blocked twigs

searching for wonder

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Here's to Friday! I hope you all find a little bit of wonder over the weekend. Here's a few suggestions to get you started.

words / vintage dancin' shoes / emerson fry cocktail ring / dansk cookware

a candy colored world: Matthias Heiderich

I'm mesmerized by Matthias Heiderich's images. Truly. The way he captures little graphic architectural moments and color are just magical. 

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I'm especially captivated by the colors in his Spektrum Eins series. I want to see a futuristic movie shot with these extreme views and colors. Can you imagine what the costumes would look like...

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{wearing} a pop of yellow

Two things that grabbed my attention this week were these bright yellow shoes in the Madewell catalog, and this yellow bangle watch from Kate Spade. Oh- and I've been wearing my thrifted yellow jeans like a mad woman.
If you're going to buy one thing this season, I urge you to go for the yellow pants. You won't regret it. Too much? Then sprinkle in a few pops of yellow here and there. You'll be surprised by how neutral such a bright color can be with your wardrobe staples. 

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Madewell heels / J.Crew striped bangle / yellow pants / Ann Taylor belt / Kate Spade bangle watch / J.Crew Shorts / Anthropologie Sunnies / Coole Haan Oxfords

some suzani for your world

A long time ago fell in love with this image from Elle Decor. Like really in love.  It was before Pinterest, so it was torn out and filed away, popping up occasionally to make me fall in love all over again.

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I know some would say that the trend of suzanis has come and gone. But I don't agree. For me, suzani pattern continues to be a way to do global in a very modern and fun way.

So the image popped up again (on pinterest this time, and yes I'm still in love!) and I got to thinking: what are the best ways to incorporated Suzanis into your decor? 

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The most traditional way is to use a Suzani bedspread is well, as a bedspread. It's certainly the easiest in regards to the fact that you just throw it on the bed. But for some, this may be the hardest. I love the bright and bold patterns and colors, but for others it may be a shock to have so much boldness all at once. If you're scared, just remember to keep everything else in the room pretty neutral. Layering with materials, as opposed to colors and patterns is generally best.

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Another bold option is to use it as wall art. (also seen above in the Elle Decor example) I especially love using them hung behind the bed as a headboard. Instant drama. Framing them is a great way to give new life to Suzani's that may have seen better days. (And possibly a cheaper option)

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If you don't have a bed or a wall to dedicate, you still have options. The patterns and options for Suzani throw pillows are endless, and it's such a great way to give some new life to your couch (or bed.) I actually think I may have fallen in love with the image of the white couch and pillows as much as the original image now. Yes. It's decided. I have. Seriously, a quick search on etsy turns up countless pillow options. 

Upholstering a piece of furniture is a stunning option as well. I especially love this when a more traditional silhouette is covered in the pattern- like the wing back above. Foot stools, and ottomans would be lovely recovered and could make a great centerpiece for your living room when used as a coffee table.

Since Suzanis are essentially fabric, the options really are limitless. How about you? How would you incorporate Suzani pattern into your world?

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happy weekend

This weekend I'm looking forward to quiet moments, time with my sweetie, and sunshine. How about you? What adventures does your weekend hold?

Bight_side

bright side poser / lemons / billy balls / dandelion pattern