Secret Project!

Aerin Lauders Mountain Home...OMG

Aerin Lauders Mountain Home...OMG

It all started here.  This one image of Aerin Lauders vacation home.  We gasped, we cried and like the jinxes we are we send each other this photo at the same time saying "One day...."

You may have noticed we have been a bit scattered here lately...and no it's not just the #momlife thing...we have been working on a potential project!   Now this project is in the infant stage and may not come to fruition but we are pinning our hearts out when we are not running around crazy in our home lives or working.   Want to see some of our inspiration?   OK!  Here it goes... 

Meandering Trail...

Meandering Trail...

KITCHEN

left - marble open shelves and sage green!  //  middle - NO WORDS  //  right - so warm, so lovely and inviting

GUEST/KIDS ROOMS

left - cozy, chic camp vibes  //  right - crispy, warm camp vibes

BATHROOMS

left - always love an industrial laundry sink  //  right - how pretty is the black with oak and marble

EXTERIOR

left - this outdoor shower  //  right - dying over this deep olive color and cut wood

THINGS WE WANT!

left - this lovely photo by the loveliest mama  //  right - these beauties

Can you guys where our brains are??!  Stay tuned!

Dreaming Of A White Christmas.....

This year particularly we have been into cozy snuggling at home and warm nights by the fire. 

It goes without saying that this year has been pretty tumultuous for many Americans and so the love and joy of the holiday season means more to us than ever before. 

My Living Room In the spring Photo: by Ashley Beliveau for TWH

My Living Room In the spring Photo: by Ashley Beliveau for TWH

While in years past I have been a die-hard lover of color... I mean, I have a bright pink sofa and baby blue chairs in my living room... Lately I have been jonesing for the cool white tones of a winter cabin. 

This picture Amber Lewis put up on her instagram yesterday nearly killed me! 

Ruffledsnob

Ruffledsnob

So while I am not going to redo my whole living room... I am going to incorporate some of this serenity into my little family room den. Shayna at @ruffledsnob has some great inspiration photos of her lovely home. 

Here are some other images that inspired us and some items from our Christmas wish list to bring the calm in this year of chaos. 

Via Pintrest help us source it! 

Via Pintrest help us source it! 

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Give us all the eucalyptus and all the beautiful silver tip trees. Our beautiful white tree that has lasted our little family through more Christmas' then my youngest son has been alive... is on its last legs this year and my husband and I will be getting a new tree during some after-christmasy sales. So far I have my eye on this one. 

Pop that beautiful silver tip into one of these amazing copper tree collars and voila... Perfection. 

Layer around some gorgeous knitted throws and done. 

Here is to being thankful that we have warm and cozy nests to feather, and to remembering those who don't at this time of year. Next week we will have up our traditional charity list so keep your eyes peeled. This year more than ever, giving feels good. 

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Light another one for me... Our favorite candles when we need to breathe deeper and relax

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It really does feel so odd writing about "stuff".   It really is a difficult decision if we should write or not considering the heart ache, heart break, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and Trumps in the world.  We want to snuggle our families tight and hide under the covers for weeks.  But alas we must keep rising up.  We must shine a light on who and what needs us, give that our energy all the while keeping it going at home.  So when I sat down to write I realized all I wanted to do was turn the lights low, light a candle and get cuddly.  And that was it...we love our candles all year long.  They help us keep calm, feel grounded, relaxed, sexy, shmancy and warm so what more perfect time them to give you a glimpse of our favorites.  

 

(top left) We just got this one from The Odells.  Yes you do see this shop/line A LOT on here and it's because this INSANELY talented duo (soul mates married with 3 amazing kids) puts out products we are bonkers over and their new signature scented candle is one of them!  Its a blend of blend of lavender, rose geranium, and patchouli sounds odd...but it is one of the loveliest scents we have ever smelled!  Not flowery and not musky... just perfect.  We love the vessel it comes in because we can reuse it for a mug, vase etc.  

(top right) Le Labo is always a go to and not just because the scents are incredible and so saturated you barely have to light them but also because they are amazing gifts!  We should get a punch card here for the amount we have given as presents.  We are obsessed with the Santal 33 (their most popular and coveted scents) which is a musky and uber sexy blend.  It creates a mood for your whole home...just be careful...it could make you have babies.

(bottom left) Voluspa is a mainstay in our homes.  The prices are great (for high quality candles) and the scents are so so pretty and not over powering.   Their Maison Noir line is a chic as it is lovely. The Tuberose is absolutely beautiful.  After we burn these babies we love to put flowers in the used jars!

(bottom right) Norden candles are as clean, earthy, relaxing and modern as the vessel they come in.  The scents relax and transport you instantly to somewhere else.  They are candles but the scent is nothing like a traditional candle.  It is gentle and calm but not perfume or over powering and we love that you can reuse the handmade container after.

TWH Bedside table

TWH Bedside table

In times like these we all have to take a small moment for ourselves to close our eyes, breathe deep and renew.  Try it...you deserve some self love

xo TWH

Wild at heart

Pinterest

Pinterest

If you walk around our houses you may notice something...animals are a huge part of our decor style.  Now yes, we are both known to rescue, foster and be animal lovers, but this post is not an ode to our furry family members but one about the faux kind.

There is something so whimsical and playful about using (FAUX) animals to decorate.  (PS THIS IS NOT ADVOCATING USING ANYTHING REAL..anything that was a thriving, living, loving part of our world)  Walk into any of our rooms and you will see a splash of this whimsy from our kids rooms to our living rooms.  And our favorite kind of splash are heads and busts!  

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

Here are a few we love so much and some we even have in our homes!  (non paid links below)

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How do you feel about this home decor choice? Which is your favorite?

Consort Design

Consort Design

What (patio) dreams are made of...

Dreams do come true....Lifestyle LA

We know...we know...lucky us... we get to live in sunny SoCal!  But one of coolest parts of living in one of the hottest places in the US is we get to basically live outdoors all year.  And one of the fun parts of thats getting to dream about redoing our patios.  This is something we do all day everyday.  Constantly seeing furniture, swinging benches, daybeds etc and daydreaming if what we would love to have in our lives.  

While staring out the kitchen door I realized...why daydream?  No need to do a full crazy and expensive overhaul...start small, piece by piece and guess what?  I did and it made a huge difference!  

THIS IS NOT OUR PATIO!  But its so dreamy and inspirational- One Kings Lane

We stared at a few inspirational photos...ie...all of the ones you see in this post.  And figured out what we needed to make a small but impactful change and came up with a short list. 

The warmth and simplicity of this space screams "Come drink a cocktail while staring at the sunset with me"

The warmth and simplicity of this space screams "Come drink a cocktail while staring at the sunset with me"

After much research (going on Pinterest for hours that led to Ebay vintage t-shirt and dress hunting) Here is what we found out makes the biggest impact for the smallest amount of dough.

  1. Twinkle lights or Bistro lights-  Outdoor string lights warm up any space and help it look finished.   They are really inexpensive, you can get them anywhere and some are solar powered if you dont have an outlet!
  2. An outdoor rug- Just like a rug inside, an outdoor version grounds and brings the whole space together and adds the perfect welcoming pop of color
  3. Decorative pieces-  Pretty vases, trays etc.  We love hanging bells at different heights for color, depth and interest. Its a nice finishing touch.  
  4. A great coffee table-  After staring at mine, the one that matched our couch and chairs, I realized I needed a change.  Something cool and interesting so I don't have to replace the couch and chairs (which is not cost effective)
  5. Great chairs OR a great love seat-  Wood and fabric are so inviting so look for pieces with that combo.

Here are a few pieces we love right now...

from left to right..

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This space from the New Darlings was really easy for them to achieve.   New rugs, side tables, simple couch, plants and a hanging chair...voila!

Tell us what your favorite way is to refresh your space!  And send us pics...we love to get inspired

xoxo TWH

Think Pink

This time of year we can't help but obsess over everything pink, it may be the peonies that decorate every inch of our home thanks to Trader Joe's or it may be the long peachy pink sunsets we love. Whatever the cause, summer more than ever we can't get our hands on enough pink. 

Basically us....

Basically us....

One of the easiest and least overwhelming ways to bring a ton of pink into your life is at your table.  Today we have rounded up a few of our favorite blush serving pieces. 

Lux/Eros 

Lux/Eros 

Oh, all the gorgeous blush Lux/Eros ceramic plates and pitchers we have been lusting after for so long. We love the colors and the style in each of these hand-made pieces by the talented Desanka Fasiska. We honestly can not get enough. 

Lux/Eros

Lux/Eros

To compliment these beautiful ceramic pieces you will need the perfect glassware and the blush stems from Anthropologie are just right. With just a subtle hint of pink and a vintage shape, the gold rim brings them to a whole new level. We especially love the vintage champagne goblets. 

Serve up your water in these amazing star dust glasses for the perfect pairing. 

We may or may not admit to having an obsession with serving bowls and platters.... We may or may not be able to fit them all in our kitchens... But how can you say no to the perfect piece? Like this pink beauty.  You will never regret the perfect platter. 

We will just be over here dreaming of everything pink, blush, rose and gorgeous if you need us, hopefully sitting on this chaise from our favorite furniture designers Only Love Is Real. 

XOXO- M&E

Paper their life- Our top pics for kids wallpaper (WE WANT FOR OURSELVES)

Seriously!?  via: pinterest

Seriously!?  via: pinterest

Honestly nothing has made us happier when it comes to interiors than the return of WALLPAPER!  It's back and we are obsessed and have been for a few years now (remember our past posts?)...it just keeps getting better!  If we could, every room would have at least one wall covered in gorgeous patterns.  Nothing sets the tone of a room quite like wallpaper.  It tells it's own story and gives a little insight into who the owner of the room is.  

Fireworks wallpaper we have LOVED forever.  So whimsical and fun!

Fireworks wallpaper we have LOVED forever.  So whimsical and fun!

It can be dramatic, serene, silly, sexy, moody, fun and happy.  Wallpaper is a one stop decor shop. No decorating required!  Now if only it weren't SO pricy!  SO for the sake of redoing our kids rooms in our imaginations today let's pretend its affordable to buy and hang.  Here are our top wallpaper picks to make your kids rooms come to life

Oh Chasing Paper!  We can get lost on your site for hours...literally hours.  Daydreaming about what paper we could use where.  And this "Wild Thing" by Sarah Watson we would be happy to have anywhere in our home...especially our kids rooms!

Ok, so it is not just that this Amber Interiors room is perfection...it is that arrow wallpaper by Cavern Home is perfect and makes the room even better!   We have drooled over these cool arrows for a while now and are ready to put them in the kids bathroom or on one of their walls for a good accent..problem is how do we choose just one??

Dear Caitlyn McGauley, we are officially obsessed with your work and these 2 wallpapers sealed that deal!  This leopard paper is begging to go somewhere in our kids rooms.  If only we could do 3 walls with your perfect dots and one accent with the black leopard (then save a roll or 7 for our bedroom wall) all would be great!  Perfection...just perfection. 

Loving the moderness (is that a word) of these hand drawn clouds from Ferm living that are almost like lotus cloud shaped.  They are sweet yet sharp and would look lovely in a nursery or on a ceiling in the kids room. 

Ok seriously?!  This INSANE Cheetah Vision paper from Illustrator Aimee Wilder comes in SO many colors we can not breathe.  How crazy is it!?!  Would love to put behind a great simple built in bookshelf or in a reading nook.  Its so fun, modern and whimsical all in one.  

You probably noticed that the safari/animal theme is heavy in our choices.  That is not only because it is for a kids room, because we would DIE for any of those, but its a really classic yet modern theme that lasts forever and can easily be morphed into a different vibe depending on the decor.   You may have also noticed only one cutesy one (clouds) but even that one has a modern sophistication.  This is simply because kids get tired of things so quickly and grow up so fast.  I had at least 3 different wallpapers when I was young and looking back they were all awful! Had my wonderful parents had more choices maybe I wouldn't have wanted Floral after my Holly Hobby one after my Strawberry Shortcake decision.  

LOVE the idea of having a focal wall mural like the one in Emily Henderson's old nursery.

LOVE the idea of having a focal wall mural like the one in Emily Henderson's old nursery.

That said, wallpaper is SO PRICEY!!!!!!  So we really love the new peel and stick ones to help rule out the professional hanging expenses.  What ever you choose remember to have fun! Make it timeless and chic and you can't go wrong.

Which is your fave?  Do you love wallpaper as much as we do??

xoxo TWH

Green with envy. The most gorgeous green kitchens of 2017 (so far)

Our love with green kitchens began long before Pantone named "greenery" the color of the year.  But now our love has grown to an unhealthy level.  We are absolutely obsessed.   

To say green is the new black is just about right.  But it's not any green...it's an earthy green, or a  deep emerald green.  A green that is bold yet calming, mixing with wood and marble like no bodies business. 

Prepare to be inspired....

Hunted Interior created her own green to paint her cabinets and it's perfection.

Hunted Interior created her own green to paint her cabinets and it's perfection.

The first kitchen below is one Mieke and I would pass back and forth years ago after seeing in Domino Magazine.  That kelly green mixed with marble and gorgeous light is everything happy.  Green can be traditional, modern, classic and fun.  Its the perfect color for a kitchen.

Right?? Just wait for the best of the best.  It will make you want to tear out your everything just to have a cup of coffee there.... Dear Amber Interiors...Marry Us ...and then renovate our homes.  Thanks!  Here is her newest project and it is as dreamy as they come....

When Sarah Sherman Samuel does something we want to too.  From owning an A frame cabin in Palm Springs to wallpapering a powder room in pink water color paper, she's got our number.  So when she painted her kitchen cabinets a deep green we were on board and drooling.

SSS Palm Springs kitchen complete with Cle Tile, and Ikea slab and light wood floors.

SSS Palm Springs kitchen complete with Cle Tile, and Ikea slab and light wood floors.

Here are two more lovely greens to get your brain going.  The classic traditional twist on these two kitchens is anything but zany or dated.  

Green is definitely a trend but its a gorgeous one.  Would you do green in your kitchen?

xoxo Go Green!

TWH

Fringed Benefits

Seriously?!?!?   Metal Fringe in hair!!!

Seriously?!?!?   Metal Fringe in hair!!!

Something weird has happened lately to this ultimate tomboy.  A mysterious wave of ultimate feminine has crept in and I kinda like it in the form of fringe decor.  I remember the first time I saw a real person wear fringe, it was Mieke, she was wearing a fringe mini skirt and it was just so cute.  But that's her...just beyond all that is cute.  So I tucked that secret love away.  Then it hit me in the face like a chocolate pie.   Last year my friend gave me a burnt orange velvet pillow with long fringe draping from one side and I was in...deep.  

Fringe isn't just for clothes anymore...it can transform your home from safe to magical.  

Fringe pendant via Pinterest via Hans Ange-Jakobsson

Fringe pendant via Pinterest via Hans Ange-Jakobsson

Mieke and I fell in love this this light (I am sure you saw it floating around Insta or Pinterest) last year and it made our obsession even worse!   It was designed in the 1960's by Swedish designer,  Hans Agne-Jakobsson and it is single handedly responsible for the gorgeous trend we are seeing now.  

Here are our favorite ways to bring a little fringe into your home...

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  1.  We found this incredible DIY chandelier and it's beyond!
  2. This rose gold fringe mirror now lives in our home..oh and it's only $129!
  3. DYING...LUSTING...DREAMING of this Ben & Aja Blanc half moon mirror for our living room...just a mortgage payment away :)
  4. How sweet is this PB Teen fringe hassle banner?
  5. Thanks Nake B for Target...this cute fringe stool is only $20 now!
  6. Oh Juju Just...we have been obsessed with you on Insta forever now and we still are

Fringe doesn't have to be silly or overly girly...it can be chic, timeless and sexy....

Dinosaur Coffee- Los Feliz, CA

Dinosaur Coffee- Los Feliz, CA

XOXO TWH...E&M

Make us blush (chairs)

Pantone...we heart you!

Pantone...we heart you!

What is it about the color blush that instantly relaxes our minds making us drift away.  It's no coincidence that Pantone announced that one of this years colors would be Rose Quartz which is another version of the color Blush.  Its peaceful whisper of pink is anything but what we know as pink.  Blush is a new neutral...happily and peacefully complimenting any color it sits next too.  Like a peaceful warrior.

Blush Paint Colors- Pinterest

Blush Paint Colors- Pinterest

Seeing how much we love all things Rosé, it should come as no surprise that Blush is our new favorite friend in decor.  We want to be surrounded by this soft pale pink, enveloped in its sweet whisper.  So when we walked into our friends home and stumbled upon her blush colored chairs we gasped and quickly became obsessed.  

Gaze and dream upon our favorite blushing beauties....

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And the Grand Dame of blush chairs....one of our favorites...The Scarpa Soriana Chair... OUCH

Dear Santa,  Please deliver this Scarpa chair and it's twin and mama sofa.  We have been REALLY good (ish)

Dear Santa,  Please deliver this Scarpa chair and it's twin and mama sofa.  We have been REALLY good (ish)

Would you blush?  Tell us in the comments below!

xoxo TWH

Newest (old) Obsession- House Beds for kids!

Mrs Mighetto-  The reason for our rabid obsession with House Beds

Mrs Mighetto-  The reason for our rabid obsession with House Beds

When we say "newest" obsession we actually mean a two year old obsession we can not get out of our heads.  We have been drooling and pinning these stunning kids beds for years now and the obsession is just getting worse since my little one is soon to be "big kid" bed bound. 

Mini Maximus

Mini Maximus

For some reason we could never post about these beds either out of sheer envy of seeing how cute they looked in other kids homes or because they are just slightly out of reach for those of us in the US and the aching of not being able to have one was too much to deal with (dramatic but kinda true-ish a little)

Prepare to be inspired!  We are searching for ones that suit a double or queen mattress but until then....

All images via Pinterest & Google (we do not own any of these...wish we did!)

All images via Pinterest & Google (we do not own any of these...wish we did!)

We found a online kids concept store called Smallable (seriously the cutest store from Europe) that sells these dream beds from French design company Bonnesoeurs.

Seriously how stunningly dreamy!  Bonnesoeurs via Smallable

Seriously how stunningly dreamy!  Bonnesoeurs via Smallable

Until then we decided maybe our Summer project (we laugh as we type this knowing it won't really happen) can be building one!  Here's a great DIY

Great tutorial from The Design Confidential

Great tutorial from The Design Confidential

Until we get our own....

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Dream on lovers.  

xoxo TWH

Designer Studs...

We almost titled it..."We got our designs on these guys" but then realized it doesn't do their hunkiness any justice.  

As you probably know already, we are absolutely obsessed with interior design.  We love every bit of it, moving rooms around, pinning endlessly about our dream rooms and houses and even begging our baby daddies to let us paint rooms pure black.  But what you may not know is our secret love affairs with 3 gorgeous men in the ID field.  And when we say love...we mean the creepy stalker kind (ok not THAT kind but the giddy 16 year old girly kind).

Fan pop

Fan pop

These 3 men not only have changed the face of design but their faces look like they were designed by angels (see what we did there?).  We didn't pick them on looks of course but it definitely looks like we did.  Maybe all their dreamy blue eyes hypnotized us.

Oh Orlando...how we stalk you so.  

Oh Orlando...how we stalk you so.  

1.  Orlando Soria-  He is #1 on our list for a few reasons.  (PS...Orlando?  We have a rose chilling for you..we can talk about Park Studio lights and eat fries...hello?...Orlando?!)

  1. He's dreamy.  Like a modern hunk in a movie who brings you french press coffee after waking up with the kids leading you down to the clean kitchen where he scraped the spaghetti off the walls and then pours you a crisp rose and drops the kids off at school only to return home to give you a massage and gift certificate to Shopbop.  
  2. His Instagram is basically our spirit animal.  His long amazing comments (see #1 above why we are a match made in heaven) filled with puns, random movie references, and decor inducing envy.
  3. His designs are fresh, bright, happy and game changers with out being too trendy.
  4. His Hommemaker blog is perfection. Geared towards that style lovin man in your life
  5. He lives near us and when we saw him walking the resevoir close by with his hunk of a boyfriend we lost our voice, started sweating and couldn't say hi.  Yes that's how much we love him.
  6. His houses are our dreams from his Tom Dixon lighting to his Brizo faucets we feel like he designed them for us.  I mean he did right...right?!?
  7. He is the CD at Homepolish...our favorite e-decor site
  8. He is terrifyingly crazy about having all white dishes
Oh Nate you are so...great!

Oh Nate you are so...great!

2. Nate Berkus- What more can we say then...Target!

  1. His line at Target gets us into a frenzy every season and we scoop it up faster than a sugar addict digging into the new Ben & Jerry's vegan ice creams
  2. His designs are classic, clean and a perfect balance of masculine and feminine.  
  3. He loves Oprah and she loves him back.  (ok thats not a reason but it helps)
  4. His empire spans the world of design with books, his own lines at 5 stores, designing homes around the world...
  5. He has the most gorgeous baby girl named Poppy with fellow designer, Jeremiah Brent...which brings us to our next dreamy designer dude....

 

3. Jeremiah Brent- It was love at first sight.  

  1. You may remember him as Rachel Zoe's assistant.  We first met him there (in our dreams we met him but saw him while religiously watching the show) and he was sweet cute and talented.
  2. He designed Rachel Zoe's family home in BH and it was stunning!  Classic, contemporary yet totally approachable.
  3. His use of white in his designs is breath taking and envy producing (funny that we only chose black photos above...)
  4. His project with husband, Nate Berkus designing Rita Hazan's home is spectacular
  5. His smile makes us giggle
  6. See #5 above in the Nate Berkus section

Dig into the gorgeous digs these men did and dream away... the jealousy (the good kind) is  cute look.

xoxo TWH

 

Hang around a while...still OBSESSED with hanging chairs!

Pinterest

Pinterest

2 years and counting....and our obsession with rattan hanging chairs isn't going anywhere.  If anything it's getting worse.  We pin and pine over these delicate yet incredibly designed chairs.   These throw back chairs from the 60's & 70's were once called "Hanging egg chairs" are now just called heaven.   They can make the corner of any room perfect, make a small room seem more airy or make a stark room seem warm and inviting.  In other words...they can do it all.  

We have no one to blame except for Oh Happy Day and here insane master bedroom makeover that you may have seen in our post where we try not paint all of our rooms black.  

Oh Happy Day  ...you are FOR SURE our spirit animal.   Sorry we stalk you.  Thanks though for the daily inspo and obsessions..and and your dreamy party shop.  

Oh Happy Day...you are FOR SURE our spirit animal.   Sorry we stalk you.  Thanks though for the daily inspo and obsessions..and and your dreamy party shop.  

Since then we can not stop thinking of how to convince our baby daddies to let us hang one or 10 of these inside and outside our houses.  I mean,  our office totally needs one...and so do the girls rooms right next to the tee pee...and then what about in the living room to make it more airy...oh and how amazing would one be in the bedroom to stare out the window while reading our favorite books?  (As if we had time for that...but we can dream!)

Dreaming of dreaming to have this spectacular PS home by   House in the Hills  ...but its for rent so we can pretend!  What do you say Jinx?  Girl get away?

Dreaming of dreaming to have this spectacular PS home by House in the Hills...but its for rent so we can pretend!  What do you say Jinx?  Girl get away?

Please...come along on an obsession with us.  It's more fun when we do it together...right?!

Design Cuff...We think?!  Sorry if we tagged wrong!  Its 3am and our craziness for finding these is making our brains gooey

Design Cuff...We think?!  Sorry if we tagged wrong!  Its 3am and our craziness for finding these is making our brains gooey

OK...  this   was the inspiration behind our entire office.  Still dont have a chair but I'll keep hinting...

OK...this was the inspiration behind our entire office.  Still dont have a chair but I'll keep hinting...

From the cutest new mama...  Emily Henderson  . Wow she has gotten good!

From the cutest new mama...Emily Henderson. Wow she has gotten good!

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We scoured the inner webs for some of our faves we have been dreaming about and one we never knew we needed.

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OK...so sorry to reignite your situation but thank you for coming along on the crazy train with us. We needed a little company during our 3am rattan chair stalking.

See told you the girls need one!  They would totally read more :)...right?!...right?

See told you the girls need one!  They would totally read more :)...right?!...right?

Send us your snaps and pick us up some next time your at the flea market...we will pay you back...promise!

xoxo TWH

Casa O'dell. The house dreams are made of...and from

Laura's studio/A guest area with an explosion of color from textiles she created including the rug!  Jealousy is not a cute look on us but we are wearing it right now.

Laura's studio/A guest area with an explosion of color from textiles she created including the rug!  Jealousy is not a cute look on us but we are wearing it right now.

Have you ever walked into your friends home and almost cried, curl up in a ball of warmth and crawl slowly across every surface just to get a taste of the love and inspiration that went into it?  Oh no?  Then you should try walking through the doors of Casa O'dell in Silverlake, CA.

Their sunroom with wallpaper created for their store Bucks & does in Silverlake.  Look at those lanterns!!

Their sunroom with wallpaper created for their store Bucks & does in Silverlake.  Look at those lanterns!!

Thank goodness someone with a great eye at Domino Magazine (that was a joke...that magazine is our BIBLE and everyone there is a genius) saw what we saw.  They took a tour and we (lovingly) stole the photos so we could take you on the same tour!

Oh hello cute kitchen with black soapstone counters.  The punch of their kelly green wallpaper in the eating nook is to die for.  

Oh hello cute kitchen with black soapstone counters.  The punch of their kelly green wallpaper in the eating nook is to die for.  

The first time we stepped foot into their warm, loving, eclectically chic, texture rich home we had to take a deep breath before heading into every room.  Each different and unique but stamped with a similar thread.  Laura, is a textile designer and even if you didn't know what that was, you would after being in their home.  She and Jason created every inch of wallpaper that hang in almost every room that they personally designed.  Each one different yet totally them.  

A warm, inviting, eclectic and playful living room.

A warm, inviting, eclectic and playful living room.

She is "constantly inspired by color and prints, as if you haven't noticed that already.  I love creating a tonal neutral palate and then splicing in bold colorful prints to balance it out.  I'm a big fan though of color balance"

It figures a house this gorgeous would be owned by one of the most gorgeously cute couples ever.  And did we mention they design an amazing line of clothing called The Odells?  Yup we were blessed with a gift of a few pieces and live in them!  They are as comfortable as they are cute.  

We were privileged to get a super sneak peek at Spring '16.  Here are our must haves!



Laura's fabrics and textiles are inspired by their own backyard of Silverlake from the floors of their neighborhood coffee shop and exotic lands like India with their yarn dyed Ikats and indigo shades.  (pictured below- Intelligentsia print dress and Reservoir top and pants)

If you want to snatch up a piece from their clothing collection The O'dells head to these lucky stores.

And if you are DYING for that wallpaper go here!

Dreaming of having a dreamier Casa?  Use your dreams, head to a flea market, thrift store or your local vintage store and start there!  

What's Black and White and Brass All Over?

Q:  What's black and white and brass all over?  

A:  The bathrooms worth a thousand pins.

    Yep... we screen cap instagrams all of the time for inspiration...do you????  LOVE the warmth of the wood mixed with the modern yet chicness of the marble and tile Kirsten Marie Inc.

 

Yep... we screen cap instagrams all of the time for inspiration...do you????  LOVE the warmth of the wood mixed with the modern yet chicness of the marble and tile Kirsten Marie Inc.

These bathrooms, all B&W with splashes of brass have had our design loving hearts all a flutter for over a year now and the fever of needing one is getting pretty high.  So high we are finding any reason (seriously any) to get one of these.  

Industrial chic  .  A LOT of steel but also a lot of inspiration.

Industrial chic.  A LOT of steel but also a lot of inspiration.

"Oops this bathmat is getting yucky...we should probably redo this room"   "What if we just replaced the lights.  Oh and the sink.  And painted the walls chalkboard black.  You know...for the kids"  Yes, real convos all just to get an ounce of the gorgeousness of these bathrooms below that fill us with SO much zing and inspiration.  

Jenna, you are so cool its insane!

Jenna, you are so cool its insane!

Here is the OG...the bathroom that started our craze.  Also the bathroom of the goddess of ALL that is cool, Jenna Lyons. Yes from that same woman and the same house (she no longer lives there) that made everyone want a black bedroom.  I am still trying to convince the boy to let me paint at least one room all black.

This next yummy delight had us hunting high and low for that sink. How crazy cute is it?  Sure, its not the most functional thing with no storage on top or below but hey, fashion isn't always comfortable right?  We need that trough sink...yup said it..NEED!  And those matte black hex tiles and industrial chic shower ain't too shabby either.

This bathroom from Katie Martinez has been pinned so many times it might be past a million repin mark.  Those chic and welcoming cement tiles and warm brass accents? Please...and thank you!

Love this Katie Martinez cuteness.

Love this Katie Martinez cuteness.

Speaking of yummy concrete (encaustic) tiles...this next little diddy is someones DIY version of Katie Martinez (pictured above).  SUCH a great job!

Oh hi there favorite bathroom right now!  How are you and your delicious herringbone and opposing black hexes?  Whats that?  Oh your beautiful brass fixtures play swimmingly off of the black paint?  Yes they do.  And we want you all!  Thank you to one of the cutest, most talented moms we follow (stalk) on the web, Smitten Studio, for this bathroom inspo!

Its so simple, clean and chic it hurts.

Its so simple, clean and chic it hurts.

Leave it to Amber Interiors to take the black white and brass trend and do this....

Cupcakes and Cashmeres  powder room has us blossoming with tons of excitement...and jealousy!

Cupcakes and Cashmeres powder room has us blossoming with tons of excitement...and jealousy!

Well that did it...now we are reOBSESSED and must find a way to get it done!  Ooops...the toilet clogged and now the light bulb went out?  I think we need to renovate!

Happy Pinning!  And nesting!

xoxo

TWH

Nooks of Books

Mom's Dream Nook

Mom's Dream Nook

Oh man there is nothing better, cuter and cooler than a kids room/space with a reading nook to encourage a little cozy reading time for your bunnies. 

Neverending Story

Neverending Story

Its like their private little oasis where they can read, dream, imagine and play.  I often catch my girls in their teepee playing, with the sounds of tiny giggles and in the early mornings you can catch a glimpse of a book taking them to other worlds in it. 

And a nook doesn't even have to be in their room... it could just be in a small corner of your home.  Here are a few of our faves that make us all fuzzy.  

Yum

Love this big kids pod swing for the corner of their room.

Pod

This DIY hammock swing from A Beautiful Mess has us getting out the fabric paint.  Its perfection for a bigger reader

Oh hi there perfect kids room complete with a chalkboard door and teepee nook

You don't need a teepee or tent or pod to encourage a little reading.  Just a few pillows and books!  There are no words to describe how much we love this nook.  And ill take 2 of those Miffys please!

Pinterest.  Seriously I need that Miffy.  And this corner...and that chair

Pinterest.  Seriously I need that Miffy.  And this corner...and that chair

Here is the cutest nook in a nook.  Love the nautical theme

This cute nursery proves you don't need a large space to have a nook.  Its perfectly tucked in that corner.  That bear rug really needs a home in my home!

Here is our checklist for the perfect nook-

Books, Pillows, Cushions, baskets with books, a blanket, flashlight and anything else to get their creativity flowing.  

Love this   DIY   one made from an old crib mattress and curtain

Love this DIY one made from an old crib mattress and curtain

Let your inspiration inspire them to read!  

xoxo TWH