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Bring it Home :: Martinique & Malachite, Oh My!

Bright whites, modern lines and an edgy touch may be my M.O., but there’s something about a powder room that emboldens me to make daring choices. I’m always tempted to paint the walls a glossy black, or wallpaper them with a loud print — choices I would never make in the rest of my home. And if there’s one… read more

Modern Play Yard for Phoebe

During the warmer months (75% of the year here in Austin), our lives pretty much revolve around our backyard swimming pool. We spend the weekends in it, eat dinner around it, and hang out next to it while we’re grilling. While I’d never complain about having a backyard that’s almost completely pool and patio, ever… read more

How to :: Create a Home Office Space

Shay Spaniola was only 16 when she caught the travel bug, and since then, her love of globe-trotting has only intensified. It was in that spirit of adventure and wanderlust that she started her own Austin-based design studio: bunglo,where Shay creates hand-painted fabrics and art. Needless to say, Shay’s travels are a major influence in her… read more

Dream Job :: Art Curator at Wythe Hotel

When we think of “hotel artwork,” most of us can’t help but imagine mass-produced abstract prints in poor color choices, or large-scale, arbitrary stock photography (insert sad face). But at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel, that’s not nearly the case; instead, each and every piece of artwork you’ll see has been carefully and intentionally selected to bolster… read more

How to :: Look Forward to Mondays

I’ve always been one of those annoying people who gets up early on Monday morning, downs a swift dose of caffeine, and begins tackling the tasks of the day with an unbridled energy that’s reserved for meeting the challenges of a brand new week. I love my job, and that passion has historically translated into… read more

Weekend Notes

Happy happy! So glad it’s the weekend, though it’s a little scary to think that we only have four more of them before summer’s over. Instead of letting it get me down, I’m using it as extra incentive to make the most of these slower-paced days with some quintessentially summer activities: dinners al fresco, afternoon… read more

10 Best :: Kids’ Rooms

It’s beginning…my two-year-old is out of her Oeuf crib and in to her Land of Nod Jenny Lind Twin. She can wear her hair in a legit ponytail, and she shares new (and quite strong) opinions every day. I love and admire her independent spirit, and as much as I want to fight it, this girl is… read more

What’s New for August :: Home

Even though I (Lauren) am a mom and hit the 30th birthday milestone two years ago, there is something about coveting and wanting to save for a sofa instead of a handbag that makes me feel like I am officially an adult. Creating a home that feels inviting, comfortable and…well, just like us, for my family… read more

Jasmine Love

It seems that every time I visit a new destination, I somehow fall head-over-heels for a certain scent that comes to represent the place in my memories. There were the rose gardens in Paris… the lavender in Tuscany… then the diffusers that smelled like sea salt and were placed in every corner of our hotel… read more

On My Nightstand

For me, summertime and books go hand-in-hand. There’s something about settling into a hammock (or a beach chair, or a picnic blanket) with a captivating novel or memoir that symbolizes the ultimate in slowing down and savoring — what summer is all about! This month, I’m cooking (and eating) from a fab new cookbook that… read more

Weekend Notes

Good morning, lovelies! Hope you’re all enjoying your weekends, savoring summer, and diving into something extra delicious on this Sunday morning (and if you haven’t decided what yet, may I suggest one of these?) Our weekend kicked off early with Phoebe’s first trip to the zoo on Friday, and since then it’s been a whirlwind… read more