Wallpaper Envy

Apologies for the major delay here ... From going to Sweden for a design conference, to road-tripping along the west coast to see the Redwood forests and drink some Napa/Sonoma wine, it's been a packed summer.

I have however, had the time to see many gorgeous interior shots with stunning wallpaper. WALLPAPER? When I first started to see the large floral wallpaper trend from the end of 2015, I was a tad shocked. Why is wallpaper back in? This feels so 60s/70s lime green/Orangina yellow to me, no? I was a bit naive, as I didn't realize the great impact of having a great wall covered in beautiful (modern), wallpaper designs and art.

Via Sarah Sherman Samuel

Via Sarah Sherman Samuel

Via Wit&Delight

Via Wit&Delight

Via Pinterest - Source Unknown

Via Pinterest - Source Unknown

Super inspiring, beautiful and incredibly compelling. So much so, that I decided to put together my own decor board using wallpaper I found on Anthropologie. They have so many great artistic, and illustrative wallpaper options. Knowing me, I decided to go with a neutral black cream/white rose pattern.

Pendant - Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Credenza - BluDot. Wallpaper - Anthropologie. Runner - CB2. Plant - oh.sopretty.

Pendant - Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Credenza - BluDot. Wallpaper - Anthropologie. Runner - CB2. Plant - oh.sopretty.

So in love. Also something high on my list ... That Schoolhouse Luna Pendant. I haven't seen that bulb in a larger bulb and it looks so clean and classy.

Which lamp? (THAT is the question)

When I moved to Seattle, I had nothing but an iMac and clothes. I started completely fresh out west (and boy, it felt good!). Starting fresh means you have ZERO things. That was both liberating and exciting for me, and not because I was being a cool minimalist millennial, but because I had a completely fresh canvas to work with. I could literally do whatever I darn well pleased in my 650 sq. foot, 1920's apartment. What wasn't ringing loud and clear was $$.

I worked it out, and made sure to limit my "expensive taste" (thanks, Grandma!). This means I settled for a lamp that I kinda/sorta liked. Behold:

A clean shot of it in my apartment.

A clean shot of it in my apartment.

The full brass legs and textured cream shade just doesn't feel right anymore. I've decided it's time to step-up my lamp game and take advantage of Wayfair's lighting sale. Options under consideration...

1. 61.25" | 2. Susan | 3. Karmella | 4. Hoskin | 5. Buckland | 6. Armaz Apollo

Stay tuned for the final product :).

x Alexandra

Back Again

Holy smokes. I've been absent for quite sometime (!!). Some folks say they've got a lot going on, and I'm sure they totally do... But I've got a ton of things going on, all. If you read my last post and have been following my Instagram, you'll notice a few new faces. Boyfriend (AG), and a pup named Penny. She's a lot of work, AG is not (phew!).

It's an interesting thing, moving in with someone else. Not just any roommate, but one that you share everything with. Your bed, your spoon... Your toothbrush too, dare I say? It's super fun though. This fun and all this sharing takes time. It takes effort (on top of having a new pup around who's basically a baby). Each night after work I either work out, cook, or get all mushy with AG. I've also been traveling a lot which is excellent.

This list, including work time, has left little time for myself. Which I was a bit worried about. Worried this may happen after AG moved in. I'm currently writing this post from a plane (three cheers for Alaska Airlines cheap in-flight wifi), on my way to SF. I've actually written three of my posts from a plane. What does this mean? I need to make my hobbies a priority. Working out is definitely for me and is a hobby (if you want to call it one), but now Andrew is running with me, I'm in two run clubs during the week that involve all talking and beers. Life is great, and now I'm just rambling on...

There are so many things I want to share on this blog, including travels, but feel free to scroll through my Instagram for that (for now). Today, I want to share this gorgeous BnB in Florence that I wish I woke up in every single morning. I found it while stalking Anne Sage's feed.

All images via valdiroseretreat.com or @valdirose

All images via valdiroseretreat.com or @valdirose

Alexandra x