Dark blue has been on my “must have” list lately. Although I’d originally planned to find something to paint, I may have to reconsider. The Organic Indigo Collection from Zen Deluxe is like something from a green dream. Finding gorgeous, eco-friendly linens in indigo isn’t impossible, but it’s definitely a challenge. This collection single-handedly changed that.
Each piece is available separately, so you can go subtle with a pillow cover, rug or lamp shade, or combine several of these elements for a look that is both cohesive and eclectic, as seen in the first photo. Personally, I think having all of them in one space would be overkill, but the ability to mix and match to your desired saturation is awesome. :: READ THE FULL POST
Have you ever spent 6 months looking for the perfect pillows? I’m almost ashamed to admit that I have, and I’m really hoping someone else answers yes so I don’t feel like a complete nutjob. Ever since we moved into our apartment in September, I had been looking for two orange accent pillows to go in our living room. It seems sort of ironic that I would find them now, almost a month to the day before we are moving. Again. But still, these pillows from Gianna are everything I wanted and more. :: READ THE FULL POST
As if I haven’t been obsessed enough with all things outdoors as permanent warm weather approaches, I had to go and find these beautiful capiz shell wind chimes at Celery Street. Typically, I’m not a fan of wind chimes. Some people find the sound of chimes blowing in the wind to be soothing, but I tend to think of chimes as the equivalent of ugly, noisy, gaudy, 80s-style earrings for your home. But these? Nothing short of beautiful. :: READ THE FULL POST
Pillows are one of my favorite ways to refresh the look of a space. I know I’ve said before, but I really mean it. You’d be surprised how switching the pillows on your neutral sofa to a new color scheme can totally reinvigorate the look of your room. Short of painting, replacing pillows and curtains can give you a whole new look. :: READ THE FULL POST
I am once again here to tout the benefits of buying products that are not only eco-friendly, but also Fair Trade. The Rwanda Path to Peace Collection from Macy’s includes gorgeous baskets that are handwoven by Rwandan women, providing them with a source of sustainable income.
That means these baskets are not only beautiful — they support a cause you can feel good about that carries a meaning much deeper than the beauty of the product. For many of these women and their children and villages, the sale of their baskets means clean water, more nutritious food, better access to HIV/AIDS medications and collaboration between members of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, the two groups at odds during the 1994 genocide that left nearly 1 million Rwandan citizens dead. If that’s not a cause worthy of your money, I don’t know what is. :: READ THE FULL POST