be kind | blue & beige

Happy Friday!

Today, I’m feeling thankful. I am surrounded by love and kindness more than I am surrounded by hate. There are too many people in this world who can’t say the same, and I can’t even imagine. So, while you enjoy these beautiful schemes of blue and beige, think about how you can spread kindness and love to those around you. And don’t wait, do it now!

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…OK, there’s no blue in that last one, but you liked it anyway, don’t lie.

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Have a beautiful weekend  – (it’s supposed to be 80 and sunny here in NYC!) – wherever you are.

ox,

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(links for those gorgeous rugs and wallpapers and more are here:)

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august | favorites

Right now I’m loving…

…this room (especially that blue and white pillow!)

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…this cozy chic look

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…these Alexander Wang fabrics

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I am loving…(and am so thankful for!) …this truth:

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…this photo

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…this mirror

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…these layers

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…this muted palette

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…this bold one!

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…and this balcony.

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Enjoy these sunny days! How did the summer go so fast?

ox,

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nesting | new apartment art

This Spring has been a slow merging of S and I’s possessions as we create the home we’ll share in two short months (!!). S is all moved in, and I’m in full decor mode, but I’m taking my time making decisions.

I recently purchased a canvas print of a photo I took during our San Francisco trip last Fall. I was mesmerized by how beautiful the dense fog was some days and how clear the air was on others. This shot always makes me stare just a little longer than the others. Here’s how it came out.

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What do you think?

Speaking of favorite photos, here’s one from last Saturday of S and I on my family’s pontoon in Michigan. This is one of my happiest places.

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ox,

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needs | nature

I love the great outdoors.

Last Fall, S and I hiked Yosemite, and I have been daydreaming about more hikes ever since. We watched The National Parks documentary series by Ken Burns all winter long, and I’m so inspired by the men that made these places happen.

John Muir is often quoted throughout the series, saying things like, “I am never fully myself, nor have I ever more clearly seen God, than when I am among the trees and in the mountains.”

This quotes says it nicely:

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I love that, and it’s so true. I just finished my first oil painting class, and I painted Yosemite from a photo I took right after we climbed up the four mile trail. I can’t wait to hang it up at home and be reminded of that day every time I see it. (I’ll share it soon!)

For now, I’ll just have to work on bringing the outdoors in until I can get back outside.

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In a pinch, flowers always do the trick.

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But I could really use a patio (and a cat!).

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I’ll take these gorgeous bookends…and as many potted plants as I can manage to keep alive.

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Have you been on any amazing hikes? I’d love recommendations in the comments!

ox,

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