Weekend Reading {Vol. 10}

May 1, 2015


happy friday everyone! this weekend is gonna be a GOOD one at the artists and fleas so i suggest you come and hang out. on saturday, after you shop the flea you can head over to smorgasborg (i’ve definitely already talked about this food market) & get some delicious food. then on sunday, you can come back for awesome music and beer from greenpoint beer & ale co.

here is this weeks reading list

want to find unique boutique clothing online? welcome to shoptiques.

hmmmm in case you missed it, microsoft developed a computer robot that tries to guess your age. creepy? yes.

a few of these would look great on my large, empty grey wall at home.

this social media cheat sheet will be my best friend, forever.

such an inspiring article from the gal behind sweet & spark – her take on the entrepreneurial journey. i’m already set to tackle next week…

enjoyed this interview with erin andrews on TNP.

happy weekend!


photo via tumblr





Alison Cayne’s West Village Home Tour

April 30, 2015

Alison Cayne's West Village Home Tour www.patternmepretty.me
www.patternmepretty.me Alison Cayne's West Village Apartment www.patternmepretty.me
Alison Cayne's West Village Home Tour www.patternmepretty.me
Alison Cayne's West Village Home Tour www.patternmepretty.me
Alison Cayne's West Village Home Tour www.patternmepretty.me

i’ve definitely pinned a few of these photo’s a while ago so it only felt right to include this beautiful west village space in a home tour feature. the first thing i noticed about this apartment were the herringbone wood floors. that is my dream. i would be the happiest girl in the world if my home had these floors, in every single room. it’s a small detail but i think this design feature makes such a classy statement.

other things to note – 

-beautiful large gold mirrors (just got a similar one above my dresser shown here & i love it)


-simple use of color throughout – love the bold, black bedroom

-the subway tiles in the bathroom

-abstract gallery wall

this home is done so perfectly. i’m taking notes.


photo’s via ladolcevitablog

Social Media Inspiration

April 29, 2015


i’m sure i’m not alone when i say i actually have trouble getting off of instagram. it’s the first thing i check when i wake up in the morning and the last thing i look at before i go to bed. it’s my main source of inspiration and the ability to interact with other creative, like minded people makes me happy.

i wanted to share some of the feeds i check in with on a daily basis and the reasons why. i hope i can spread the inspiration and introduce a few feeds you haven’t come across yet!

Instagram Favorites www.patternmepretty.me

@jessannkirbyeffortlessly chic style & great fashion photography. 

@studiomcgeeeverything she designs is just perfect & she keeps all of readers informed every step of the way.

@shalicenoelher shoe game kills it.

Instagram Favorites www.patternmepretty.me

@laurenswellsshe creates such beautiful imagery & she’s uber talented. her feed makes me want to escape into all of her photo’s, they’re just that good.

@tazashe has the cutest family & shares the most adorable videos of them all in action.

of course the list goes on and on but these are definitely accounts i truly love & feel inspired by. i hope you enjoy them as much as i do. stay inspired & feel free to leave a comment with a few of your favorite feeds!


Weekend Reading {Vol. 9}

April 24, 2015

Simple Flowers www.patternmepretty.me

how pretty are these flowers above? i wish i could call them mine but i do plan on getting similar ones this weekend! if you’re in nyc, come visit us on saturday at the hester street fair. it’s our first time there and we’ve heard it’s an awesome market in a great location (lower east side) so we’re looking forward to it.

now, to some weekend reading

the olsen twins haven’t acted since 2004. do we think they’ll join in on the sequel of full house that plans to air on netflix?! THOUGHTS?

LOVE this collaboration ashley from brunch on chestnut did with megan koranda, founder of busywrist (i actually wrote about her apartment here, since i love it so much).

so happy i found this site filled with beautiful pictures for gallery walls. still in the process of collecting art for my own wall at home.

okay, as if i wasn’t already obsessed with leandra medine. this beauty video is hilarious & you must watch!

i can’t wait to see kristin’s final kitchen makeover and i’m loving the detail above her window & the tile she chose for her backslash.

if you’ve ever watched & enjoyed the show dance mom’s, then you’ll definitely find this article entertaining.


Feminine Home in Shades of Grey

April 23, 2015


a home decorated in shades of grey? yes, please. when i saw this tour on domaine, i knew i had to share it. for those who don’t follow along on instagram, i just painted my bedroom at home grey. i love how it turned out so when i saw this home, filled with grey space, i was immediately sucked in. everything in this home is beautiful; from the small grey knobs in the kitchen to the grey headboard in the bedroom. grey can be a masculine color but when you find the right pieces, like this chandelier in the kitchen, you’ve already created a feminine space.

Feminine Home in Shades of Grey www.patternmepretty.me
Feminine Home in Shades of Grey www.patternmepretty.me
Feminine Home in Shades of Grey www.patternmepretty.me
Feminine Home in Shades of Grey www.patternmepretty.me
Feminine Home in Shades of Grey www.patternmepretty.me

Which is your favorite part of this home?


source & photo’s via domaine

DIY Kitchen Cabinets

April 22, 2015


i’m a huge fan of anything DIY and while i’m not the craftiest person in the world, i wouldn’t shy away from taking on a fun project, like revamping kitchen cabinets! if you have an opportunity to update anything in your kitchen that would yield the most change, it would be your cabinets. you don’t only change the look of your entire kitchen, but you also save a good amount of $$ by not replacing them. if you plan on painting your cabinets, you can even go as far as painting the inside with a pop of color, like the girls over at a beautiful mess did. hello, inspiration! there are so many cost effective ways to design so why not get inspired and take on a fun weekend project?!

bendheim does a great job at breaking down the reasons for why & how you can update your cabinets in the fun infographic above. side note: don’t forget to seek inspiration from some of the sources listed above! they’re some of my favorite sites for interior design ideas.


photo via bendheim