Entries in inteiror design (2)


blue + white lumbar pillow love

Mark D. Sikes

I have the itch to change things up around here so bad.  I blame Instagram and the fact that I've been too exhausted / busy with my littles the last nine months to do anything more than a little zhushing of my corner built-ins, but change is good and so I'm going to start small with some new pillows for my living room.  First up is lumbar pillows for the two chairs.  I'm so excited to bring a different shade of blue and white to my linen pieces for the warmer months because, let's face it, there's no other color combination that screams summer.  As for my beloved Robert Allen pillows on my sofa now, I'm too attached to part with them so I'll be relocating them to the new guest room upstairs! 

Etsy is always my first stop for budget-friendly pillows; I used to source fabric by the yard and then have my seamstress make them for me in year's past but, in the end, it actually ended up being more expensive and time consuming, so now it's Etsy all the way!   Spark Modern is always my first stop for pillows and, in this case, I didn't have to look any further as I'm obsessed with pretty much each and every one of the blue and white lumbar pillows.  Here are a few picks I'm loving lately.  Now to just narrow it down (I want them ALL!)

Happy Monday!


all-white done right

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I love me an all-white kitchen and this beauty, designed by Katherine Hodge of Sage Design in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a fabulous example.  A clean-lined design and contemporary details like globe pendant lights and a fabulous Saarinen dining table are beautiful complements to an open layout, floor-to-ceiling glassfront cabinetry with dark-painted backs, open stainless steel shelving, an expansive island and a butler's pantry even the Barefoot Contessa would be envious of! 

I love the large, open floor plan - so light, bright and airy:

Marble slab extends all the way to the ceiling and is capped off by molding - a fresh alternative to individual tiles:

LOVE the triple window above the sink, as well as the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling glassfront cabinets flanking it:

The deep blue painted backs of the glassfront cabinetry add a bit of color and really make dishware and serving pieces pop:

OBSESSED with this butler's pantry - open shelving, beadboard walls and absolute black granite still, my heart!

Here are my picks for creating a similar look in your kitchen:

fiddle leaf fig / seagrass basket / globe pendant light / wire baskets / striped rug / potted lavender

gooseneck faucet / Saarinen table