A Beachy Bedroom

June 3, 2015

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its been a while since we’ve gone on a family vacation anywhere other then florida. now, don’t get me wrong, i love florida but sometimes it’s just way too hot in the summer. this year, we’re mixing it up and trying a new place. my family put me in charge of finding a home to rent for 1 week on martha’s vineyard this summer. of course, as i’m sure this is no surprise, i was absolutely thrilled.

the research has been fun but definitely not easy. i’ve come across some beautiful homes that are perfectly decorated and just walking distance from the beach. although the price point is just too high, i definitely feel inspired after looking through some of the bedrooms in those homes. i took this inspiration & created a mood board with pieces i would use in a beach home bedroom.

product links below – enjoy!

1. h&m woven blanket

2. hudson storage basket

3. webster table

4. spring euro sham

5. hand-thrown bowl

6. harbour cane bed

7. chandelier

8. cabot bookshelf

xx

Simple Stripes

June 1, 2015

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if you’ve been reading this blog or even if you just follow along on instagram, you’ll know i love a good thrift find. i’ve blogged about some of my finds in the past but its been a while since i’ve shared any recent purchases. many people dread thrifting & don’t feel that scouring through racks & racks of clothing is actually worth their time. now, i genuinely enjoy the process.

last week i went to one of my favorite thrift stores & found a few great pieces, including this oversized striped blouse. i ended up buying it for a few reasons. i knew i could style it many ways, it’s incredibly comfortable & i liked that the stripes were subtle & not too large. in this look, i paired it with a casual summer dress & a simple wedge. the blouse gives the dress a little dimension & i think that’s all it really needs.

p.s. you can also see this shirt worn here, with a skirt i purchased from the same thrift store. i spent a total of $15 – you can’t beat that.

xx & happy first day of june!

Weekend Reading {Vol. 13}

May 29, 2015

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not only was this a short week but i get to spend the weekend in richmond, va with a bunch of friends…ROAD TRIP. i love road trips & they’re even better when you’re with a good group of people. my best friend now calls richmond her home so a few of us are heading down south for a visit! i hope everyone has a great weekend.

some weekend reading material, as always …

tips on storing almost any kind of fruit. thanks martha.

if you had 12 hrs. in paris, would you do these things?

i need to get my hands on everything that annie rounded up from the net-a-porter sale.

i would love both of these dresses. vintage silk, yes please.

this ethnic dream collection by mango is literally a dream.

an interesting article on the millennial generation & entrepreneurship.

xx!

image via greige design

A Collection of Spaces

May 28, 2015

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i decided to mix it up this week & share a collection of spaces i enjoy & the reasons for each. typically i feature a home tour but i don’t want to share a home unless i absolutely love it. this week, i just wasn’t crazy over any particular space. here’s to mixing it up, enjoy!

Simple Kitchen www.patternmepretty.me

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Neutral Living Room www.patternmepretty.me
Bold Bathroom www.patternmepretty.me
Bar Cart www.patternmepretty.me

no. 1 i love an all white eating nook. it’s fresh & the artwork & flowers are a nice contrast.

no. 2 the first thing that catches my eye in this kitchen is the sink. how pretty is it?! i love it with the white counter tops & dark wood floors. oh & the rug just makes sense there. 

no. 3 the entry way to any home might be my favorite room. i love the older looking doors & the beautiful staircase. the only piece i would change out is the ceiling light.

no. 4 i will always love a simple room with neutral tones. this space is just that & how bout that ceiling?

no. 5 if you’re going to go bold with color, do it in the bathroom. i love the dark green against the sharp black bathtub.

no. 6 typically not a fan of dark brown but in this space, it works nicely. the two gold picture frames are in the perfect spot, right above the bar cart. & might i add that the bar cart is looking well stocked. 

xx

photos via domino gallery

 

 

Scent Trunk

May 27, 2015

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i’ve always loved perfume. i have such a vivid childhood memory of my first perfume experience & the story is too funny not to share. when i was in middle school i was getting ready to go out with my girlfriends. my mom bought me my first abercrombie & fitch scent (pretty sure you know which one i’m talking about) & i couldn’t wait to wear it out that night. i got into my friends car & her parents were shocked at my smell. they asked if i put enough on & started laughing. it looks like i got a little too excited & sprayed far too much. to this day, i make sure i don’t over do it.

now that i shared a glimpse into my awkward years, i’ll get to the point. i was super excited when scent trunk, a fun & creative start-up reached out to me about their company. a tailored fragrance subscription service that sends three perfume samples each month? sign me up. scent trunk sent me a box to review & i love each nitche scent, for different reasons. each one smells authentic & like nothing i’ve ever smelled before.

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honey blossom by note fragrances– this is probably my favorite scent. this wildflower honey smell is so fresh & sweet.

where i would wear it : to a summer party on the beach.

violet disguise by imaginary authors : this scent is very strong, but in the best way possible. it has a rustic, dark edge to it & is definitely one you wouldn’t spray too many times.

where i would wear it : out to dinner with friends.

blood sweat tears by atelier de geste : another strong smell & while it may not be for everyone, i still enjoy it. partially composed of black tea & other spices, it’s pungent yet sweet.

where i would wear it : out on the town.

if you’re interested in signing up, you’ll receive 25% off your first box! it’s good until july 1st, 2015. use coupon code : pretty25

happy hump day!

xx

 

A Beautiful LA 1 Bedroom

May 21, 2015

A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
A Beautiful LA Apartment www.patternmepretty.me

i would normally opt out of a 1 bedroom but when you take a look at this place, you could easily reconsider. at this point, i would move in. i love the charming little nooks (ahem…the book case above) & just how simple this space is. when you’re dealing with such a small area with good lighting, it’s smart to work with lighter, neutral tones.

other things to note –

lighting

long windows

pink chair

fresh white paint

beautiful vintage gold mirror

bar cart

bookcases

did i miss anything?

see the full home tour on homepolish!

xx!

photos via homepolish