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Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

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The Velvet Ribbons in Saint-Etienne

Yesterday I talked about how the internet is full of some truly wonderful people and last night that was reaffirmed when I got an email from one of my favorite online friends, Neal of Present & Correct. Knowing my obsession with ribbons (I made them both the theme of this website and our book), Neal…

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Tuesday October 7th, 2014

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15 Favorite Plaids for Fall

I keep doing double takes every time I look at my computer calendar right now. October? It’s October? I still can’t believe that fall is here, but I am starting to really enjoy the excuse to drag out my chunky sweaters, striped turtlenecks and heavier socks. I’m sure I’ll grow tired of them when January…

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Thursday August 14th, 2014

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Behind WWAKE’s Opal Earrings

Growing up, I was always a little disappointed that my birthstone was an opal. I wished it was something fancier like April’s diamond or something a bit more colorful like July’s ruby. But lately, the opal had been everywhere, and I’m feeling a little more friendly toward October’s birthstone. I was introduced to WWAKE on…

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Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Tuesday May 20th, 2014

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ICFF 2014: Leather Switch Plates from Canoe

Yesterday I left ICFF and Surtex feeling happy. Happy that after two years of shows that felt thin and full of only large-scale manufacturers we don’t typically cover here, the show seemed to be bigger and independent design had a larger presence again. Over the next few days I’m going to be breaking down my…

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Monday March 3rd, 2014

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Design*Sponge Black Book: Shelf Brackets

In the world of home decorating, practicality is often overlooked for something, well, decorative. But I love when form and function can come together for something as simple and beautiful as a shelf bracket. I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately as we’ve been adding DIY shelving to our apartment wherever possible. So today’s…

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Monday February 24th, 2014

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10 Cute Poufs

One of my new favorite developments at home has been Hope’s tendency to perch herself on top of Julia’s tiny red knitted pouf in order to look out the window. I was never a big fan of poufs, but now I keep spotting them in stores and wanting to bring them home so I can…

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Monday February 17th, 2014

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15 Modern Trivets

I feel very lucky to share my personal life with someone who loves food as much as I do. Not fancy food, complicated food or food that’s been fussed with – just simple, comforting, good food. For me, that’s usually something that involves a pot on the stove that’s bubbly and warm. From warm winter…

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Wednesday January 15th, 2014

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Steven Alan for West Elm

There are very few brands and companies that I trust almost implicitly, but Steven Alan is one of them. For me, Steven’s stores (and the brand in general) represent things I really believe in, like investing in well-made classics. I visit the Steven Alan Brooklyn shop twice a year to buy basics that I know…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

Thursday December 12th, 2013

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30 Gifts for the Gardener

As much as I wish I was able to have my own garden, I’m so thankful for the friends and family who’ve been kind enough to share theirs with me this year. From fresh tomatoes at my parents’ home in Virginia to herbs from a friend’s Brooklyn terrace garden, I felt the garden love even…

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Friday December 6th, 2013

Thursday December 5th, 2013

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15 Holiday String Lights and Garlands

I love string lights. Like, reallly love them. If I didn’t have someone else watching after me, I’d probably collect enough of them to decorate a dozen trees. Thankfully my apartment won’t hold a dozen trees, so I’m forced to narrow it down to one or two sets for decorating. But if I had a…

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Wednesday December 4th, 2013

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12 Modern Christmas Tree Skirts

This year my favorite bit of holiday decorating was a striped tree basket from Terrain. I don’t actually put gifts under my tree for a few reasons. First, Hope will tear them to shreds. Second, Turk will tear them to shreds. And third, I exchange gifts with my family in person so I just leave…

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Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

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8 Flora & Fauna Christmas Ornaments

Before I jump over to holiday trimmings and other forms of decoration, I wanted to share a few more ornaments that fall into the category of flora & fauna. I love all of the natural ornaments that Emily Thompson did for Terrain this year (above)- they’re such a nice spin on the idea of traditional…

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5 Wood Paper + Clay Christmas Ornaments

I love the way natural materials mix into a tree. Whether they’re ornaments made of clay, paper or wood, handmade ornaments that comes from natural materials always make me happy. To kick off the day I thought I’d share a few more of my favorite ornaments showcase the versatility of these materials. xo, grace Image…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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12 Geometric Ornaments

I’ve had a hard time letting the geometric trend go- mainly because it makes everything feel so darn clean and tidy. I love a soft edge and organic shapes as much as the next person, but there’s something about geometric shapes that pleases my inner neat freak. So to celebrate those clean lines and sharp…

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Friday November 22nd, 2013

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Colorful Pur Bar Soap Set

After Thanksgiving we are launching full steam ahead with our holiday gift guides. From super budget-friendly finds to last-minute ideas, DIY gifts and no-buy ideas, we’re already deep into researching the best gifts for friends and loved ones. As I gather small things for the guides, it’s hard not to share some of my favorites…

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Friday November 1st, 2013

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Font Alphabet Puzzle

One of my fondest childhood memories is playing with letter magnets on my grandparents’ fridge. Both sets of my grandparents had them, and they always remind me of sitting on the floor and playing while the rest of my family cooked around me. Few memories are sweeter than that, so I will always have a…

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