Kitchen Love

I came across this image via Pinterest and fell in LOVE — everything about it. I love the herringbone floors, the gorgeous mirrored cabinets, and the patterned wallpaper. Many of us are not at the stage in life where we can customize everything about our kitchen, so until then: here are a few items to help get the look:

Around the Flat

{Fun new pillows: Bonsoir ones from Urban Outfitters, leopard one from Arianna Belle}
{Beach print framed and ready to be hung}

{Current favorite vignette}

{Gathering my shoes for a fun organization DIY coming up. Always fun to bring out my favorites: these are by Stella McCartney}
{Dining nook in the morning: I love the light!}
A few of you have been asking for a flat tour — we are still working on a few things but I wanted to share a few sneak peeks. :)
Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Around the House

It’s been a very busy last week and I feel like I’ve been totally out of the blogging world — a huge thank you to Amanda, Erika, and Rachel for filling in for me! Thanks also for all of your comments and emails — I’m looking forward to a new week and catching up with all of your blogs.

I thought it’d be fun to share a few detail snaps from around the house:

01. I finally found the perfect cane-back chair pair on Craigslist for a total steal! I tried staining them last week and the stain wouldn’t hold at all — it just ended up being this huge, sticky mess that I had to wipe and then sand off. The wood is so smooth and even if I try to sand it it’s not the kind of wood that holds stain — it just sits on top and won’t absorb or dry. Any tips? I’m thinking I just need to prime and paint them instead of try to stain them. Either way, I’m looking forward to transforming these little guys.
02. A bar cart detail shot — milk glass + a sweet book.
03. A favorite book that I’ve been loving lately — on top of our Docksta table.
04. Shelving arrangement in our kitchen.
05. A copper tea kettle + my favorite kitchen item.