Weekly Roundup

Happy almost weekend!

Hannah Carpenter has been staying at artist Julie Blackmon's house and sharing all of the gorgeousness on her Instagram Stories. Julie's house is so pretty as it is, but when she uses it as a backdrop (or rather a subject) for her photographs, the result is striking. P.S. You can buy prints of Julie's photos in her books!

Sarah's recent gallery wall is the perfect amount of classy and funky. It's so pretty and refined, yet the vintage skiing photos are quirky and fun. She also outlines the many ways to mat artwork in a gallery wall for completely different effects.

Like buying goods from artists and independent shops? Like it when 100% of your purchase benefits a great cause? Then check out Still We Rise! The auction is open through June 27.

This brief video about color and language is worth a watch. Which colors would you keep in your vocabulary if you had to pick only four?

I have dreams of living in a big house in total isolation like Little Edie and Big Edie - but with less squalor. The Grey Gardens estate has been restored and it sure is something else.

An article about me! (practically)

Weekly Roundup

Domino compiled a collection of some gorgeous wallpapers for spring and I think this floral one from Sandberg Wallpaper's Brunnsnäs Collection is my favorite. 

On Wednesday, I shared the story of our floor refinishing. We hired the job out, but it's totally DIY-able. Cathy and Garrett of The Grit and Polish did it by themselves and boy, do those floors shine!

Last week, I asked you to weigh in on whether or not I should re-paint the kitchen cabinets a deep green. The votes are split, so I don't know what my plan is, yet. With color on my mind, I was taken aback by this house in a nearby neighborhood that hit the MLS this week. Wowza!


Michaels is having a killer sale on frames right now, including online. Alternatively, if you need custom framing, here's $10 off your first order at Framebridge.

I've watched every.single.one of Casey Neistat's videos, so I've developed a crush on his wife and her entrepreneurial, no-nonsense, sarcastic spirit. Resource Magazine featured her so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I searched all around town for the latest edition but couldn't find one, so I read the preview online. Candice and Casey are each highly driven makers - truly inspiring for this couch potato.

I'm not a big clothing shopper, but I did get some new shoes this week. I've been wearing Birkenstock clogs for ages so these are a major upgrade in the style department. And yes, those are technically men's shoes, but so what - plus, my feet are too big for lady shoes. 

We went to the movies for the first time in probably two years (I've mentioned I'm a homebody, right?) to see Get Out. It was exceptional. I can't stop thinking about it, and I can't stop listening to this Childish Gambino song that was featured in the film. Speaking of songs in movies, I'm also digging this song by Michael Kiwanuka which plays during the opening of the show Big Little Lies.

Spring has sprung so the front yard is gaining new blooms. San Diego is still getting much-needed rain which is making the fresh plantings very happy. The Arabian lilac is one of my favorite new plantings with its half-purple and half-green leaves.

Happy Friday!