For those of you that have been following me on the 'gram, well thank you, that is very kind. And you'll also know that I've been spending most my down time at home by the fire, specifically on this long sheepskin that has kept me oh so warm in this oh so cold and grey weather in Seattle. Literally calling it the worst winter in years and seasonal sadness is the real deal. The dreary vibes have me craving ultra comfortable clothes, or maybe that's just the stage I'm at in life now? Comfort. I just hate being uncomfortable. Heels? Can't go past 3 inches. Pants? They need to be loose and silky or mold to the bod and feel oh so comf. Same goes for my living space. Layers, fur, softness, and warmth make for a situation that allows for the ultimate comfort. So let's hang out by the fire, my peeps.
Living in Seattle with winter months of grey skies and cold air doesn't mean you have to limit yourself from achieving tropical bliss! Okay so maybe it does unless you go on vacation, but there are ways to make your home, wardrobe, and spaces around you bring color, happiness and warmth to your world so you don't completely lose yourself in the February gloom that Seattle brings, and can really start to get to you.
When it came to my bedroom, I knew I wanted it to be a space that made me feel instantly happy, and this Palm Jungle wallpaper, that I may have stared at online for months before finally purchasing it, did just that for me. I love her so much.
While there's still some work that I'd like to do to the bedroom (get some wall sconces, for one, and the journey will continue to be shared on ze blog with you fine people, heh heh), the wallpaper really made the room what it is. It made up for art, and really allows it to feel complete, even though there's really very little going on in the space itself besides the essential bed, rug, and nightstands. So for those of you that are thinking about hangin that paper and just can't quite make the plunge, just do it -you'll be stoked. If you're into this particular print, I highly suggested you look at the oh so intriguing Palm Jungle1004 print which is essentially the same but with darker hues. It brings a contemporary and moody swag with it that I'm really vibing on. If you dig it, I dare you to hang that paper and please, pretty please, send me some pics! But most importantly, pick a print you're not going to get sick of in the next few years, and one that makes you truly happy.
With a comfortable room comes a comfortable velvet slip that I pretty much wear to bed every night. Sike - lies for days. But I absolutely ador this velvet piece. It's kind of racey, but can be super versatile with a t-shirt underneath or paired with a fur coat to even out the level of scandal. Peep it, my peeps:
It's possible there's an apartment complex in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood that's mint green, pink, with turf and flamingos floating about. So basically a Seattle camera's dream. Stephanie and I galloped around the premise pretending we were in palm beach before being reminded of our true whereabouts when it started to sprinkle - dammit. The experience was real, though, and I can't wait to drive by again and wave hello to those glorious pink flamingos. Peep it-
Like clothes, I've always had a love for interiors. The two kind of come hand in hand really, when you think about it. Minimalist movement in the home? Minimalist movement in the wardrobe. Freebird bohemian in the home? Freebird boho in the wardrobe. Or maybe you're like me and like to mix it up a bit, but you catch my drift. With my first home I've steadily been working on each room with the heaviest attention on the living room; the area I knew I'd be spending the most time because it has a warm fireplace where I like to drink lots of tea and wine (duh), and it also shares an open floor plan with the dining area, so it's where I entertain and eat thai takeout at least once (maybe twice...) a week. It's also home to our TV where I enjoy watching Teen Mom and Survivor, so that's realistically why I spend most my time there.... no judging now, guys. Don't knock it 'til you try it #TeenMomOG #TheTribeHasSpoken.
As each room progresses I'll be posting them on the blog when I feel they're ready enough because let's be real here, nothing ever really feels
ready. Paired with comfy loose threads and AIX rosé, here she is in all her glory, my first interiors post.. the living room. I hope you dig her, peeps:
Meno de Mosso kicks - similar ones found here.