Decor & Design

While Scandinavian-style decor can seem pretty uncomplicated & plain, we, of course, want to add some coziness into the mix.
Sooo...what is Nordic decor anyway? Funny you should ask. It's basically a design style based on minimalism & simplicity with a stylistic edge (you'll see what I mean through the products linked below). Nordic (or Scandinavian) decor uses pretty much all of the neutrals, wooden accents, ceramics and a ton of exciting shapes, without being too over the top....
The Emotionally Unavailable Until 2021 Doormat caught my eye as 2020 came to a close. It resonated on many levels. And then 2021 knocked on our front doors this week like...well...not like we were hoping it would (said as politely as I could). S wrote about this week, here. IMHO-She is brave and articulate-while many of us are at...
Illuminating Yellow is in fact bright, in a beautiful, almost unexpected, yet familiar way. Thus, a roundup of fun ways to add bright yellow pops to our home decor.
Color, is fun. Color is life. We've seen hints of color coming this year, little pops of it in Weekly Favorite Finds, in a desk chair, a throw blanket. We're wearing it too — as we hint of it in the AllSaints sweater it seems many of us have our minds on. Here and now, though, we're going to...
Weekly favorite finds bring calming kitchen organization & candles; beautiful coffee for the people, + post-holiday sales at Bloomies, Nordstrom & Wayfair.
Well. Hello There, 2021. So nice to meet you. A li'l fister (that's a young friend that's like a little sister to me) dropped-off a wrapped copy of her newly illustrated book — Toshi Builds Consensus. Does she now? Who is this Toshi? I'm curious already, and in love with my li'l fister's art always — it's naturally my...
Time for an overhaul, so the search for a forever set of dishes is on. We're going porcelain, Williams Sonoma & white for our next dinnerware set. Here's why.
Chipped dishes, scratched-up dishes, mismatched dishes...after spending so much time eating at home this year, I was just over all of it. I had some cute stoneware dishes I loved the look of, but they were scratched beyond belief and made a really awful, pull-your-hair-out squeak when your fork hit them just right. OMG, we do not need these...
We're shopping little miracles for the home, plus post-holiday sales (Pottery Barn, West Elm, Crate & Barrel) & pining to dine at Extra Virgin.
Happy Holidays! I had the treat of reading a book as a special guest with my 8-year-old's 3rd-grade class this week. We read The Story of Hanukkah together, and asked and answered questions — about stories, truth, perspective, and beliefs — and miracles. And now I'm still thinking about stories, beliefs, and miracles. Weekly Favorite Finds In Home Decor: Extra...
To spark joy, we're going sustainable. Think handmade, artisanal, eco-friendly, Black-owned, fair trade & community supporting. Beautiful home decor, right this way.
I went in search of sustainable home decor inspiration, because I wanted to take a minute to celebrate the folks out there who work extra to create, find, and/or source items that are handcrafted — by artisans, sustainably and to support communities — that this community might otherwise not have access to. All of the businesses highlighted below...
The best of our WFH / remote school set-up in home organization ideas, plus Black Girl Baking & sales at Nordstrom, The Container Store & Pottery Barn.
When I pulled together the Coffee Table Books post, it really had me reflecting on this past year and the one ahead. I was shorter on words because the visual images speak for themselves — but the reflection went deep in my heart. This has been a year unlike any other that many of us have lived through. Thinking about...
Big on beauty & on ideas, we're ogling 21 of the best coffee table books — to gift or to get for 2020-2021. Literary art w/ lifelong impact — done.
This is a collection of amazing, and relevant to #2020 coffee table books. They are largely, a little bigger, like this beauty on Humans, and this beauty on Chess Masterpieces. Some are larger-than-life in their subject matter, like this tribute to The Notorious RBG, and this tribute to the International Space Station. They are mostly hardbound, except for where...
Just the kind of challenge kids & adults need: beautiful puzzles — double-sided, round, recycled, layered...perfect for indoor family time (& also for gifts).
I am mind-blown right now, in a great way, by a puzzle. This Gray Malin Beach Puzzle is not only a beautiful work of art, it's double-sided!!! Is this concept new to anyone else? I'm so excited about it because this is exactly the kind of new challenge we need in 2021 — a beautiful double-sided puzzle seems just about...

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