Decor & Design

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...
We're on to fun pops of color for accents like umbrella stands, pendants & pillows,+ sales at WIlliams Sonoma & PB. Jungalow's on our home decor list, too.
Happy Hanukkah! I hope your first night of light was totally lit! We pulled out the electric skillet (that links to the current best sale price on the one we have — it's 10+ years into latke-making and going strong.) I do giggle when my friend Lauren refers to it as my Latke Maker — she's not wrong. We...
Chess is all the rage (oh, hey, The Queen's Gambit fans), so w/ fresh eyes, we're scooping up cool, modern chess boards — for those grandmasters in training.
If there's one holiday gift move to make this year, if you're also obsessed with The Queen's Gambit, it's this: order a Chess Board (this is my favorite) before they sell out. Holiday shopping this year is in fact a bit like speed chess — you need a good strategy and fast moves. I binged the Queen's Gambit, solo, all...
We're cozier at home with colorful accents, fun chess boards & the 1st Obama memoir. Plus, sales at West Elm, CB2 & Nordstrom. Join us!
My kids told me this was their favorite Thanksgiving ever. It was mine too. It took some effort to get my whole head around that, and to just breathe and give into it. It was just the four of us, at home. The girls set the table with twinkle lights and tea lights. Simple. Easy. Sweet. We used the grey...
More time indoors this winter justifies a few home upgrades, especially decor to cozy-up our space. Think textures, lighting & scents for living, bed & bath.
This winter is the one we'll all be likely spending the most time indoors...which definitely justifies a few upgrades, especially upgrades that cozy up our space. Since cozy-making is kind of my thing, I've organized all of my favorite (cozy!) home decor items into a bunch of collections sorted by room and category. (Feel free to make this a...
Our winter decorating shortcut is basically holiday vibes, in cool color themes that are classy & can stay up all season long. It's a wintery win (ha!)
Who wants to pull down every. single. little. piece. of holiday decor the day (or even week) after it's relevant? I think it's safe to assume that pretty much everybody despises that task. It's simply and utterly...depressing. What if we decorated for the holidays in a different way this year? Think of it as decorating for winter, as all...