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Bright Vibes with Floral Accents


Bright Vibes with Floral Accents

Thank heavens the cold weather is gone! Here in San Antonio it’s been a wonderful 75 degrees at night and everywhere you look, blooms are in season. It’s so lovely! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I absolutely love flowers, and seeing all the beautiful landscapes the past few weeks has got me thinking all about floral patterns! I do like my neutrals, but I can’t help to be drawn to a fun, colorful floral print, especially when the chill of winter starts to fade.

What a sweet little way to say hello to a friend, welcome a guest, or even take notes while on the job. Below is a round-up of some of my favorite floral prints, most of which were designed by a few of my all-time favorite artist. Perfect for a little spring refresh, or just to add a little lovely back into your life.

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1// English Garden Throw Pillow - I’ve been following Caitlin Wilson for a loooong time. I mean, I was still in art school and she had JUST started designing her own fabrics. Now she has a few retail shops and a gorgeous textile line with the prettiest pillows, rugs and wallpapers you’ve ever seen. This floral pillow is one of my favorites.

2// Conrflower Dinner Napkin - My dining room is a little on the monotone side and when I set the table, I like to add color and texture with patterned linens and fresh flowers. These cornflower blue floral napkins add a bit of color while still feeling casual. I’ve written about getting killer artwork with Minted, but they also have amazing home decor items too!

3// Blush Botanical thank You Card Set - It’s always good to have thank you cards on deck. Have you heard of the Eli Trier’s The Gratitude Project? What a great concept! I haven’t gotten around to reading the book, but I’ve been tempted to write a thank you note everyday for a year too, especially with these pretty blush pink gold foil notecards!

4// Mathilde Vase - Bring on the color. This stoneware vase would look gorgeous with fresh cut white tulips, and I like that the inside has an accent color. It’s a pretty mint green, but it also comes in pink and in blue. Honestly I could hardly pick a favorite!

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5// Vintage Blossom Notebook Set - I always have a notebook on my desk to jot down phone call notes, or do basic math- yup don’t judge me... I will definitely use pen and paper to add 3200 and 1500. And I typically like to have a pretty notebook to make me feel better about having to do that. Have I told you that I’m 6 math credits away from a Communications degree? Anyway, I digress. This vintage blossom notebook set is awesome and makes a great gift!

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6// Floral Portrait Wall Clock - I like funky art and it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of the surreal artwork that Dada22 creates. Mostly featuring beautiful feminine portraits with floral and butterfly cutouts. They’re really lovely and represent both beauty and strength. This wall clock is super cool and minimal with just the right amount of flair.

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7// Bearded Iris in a White Bowl Print - Ashley Woodson Bailey. Do you know her? If not, you should. The most beautiful floral photography. It’s dark and moody, a maybe a little bit haunting, but absolutely gorgeous and very chic. This bearded iris print is on the brighter side, and is completely captivating.

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8// Une Femme Sleek and Chic Phone Case - Khristian Howell and I met a few years back when I was living in Atlanta and she is the sweetest, most down-to-earth go-getter I’ve ever met! She is an amazing artist and I love this dark floral une femme phone case along with mostly everything else her site! Lol. The gift wrapping papers, gah!

9// Garden Party Thermal Mug & Rose Parade Sipping Tumbler - Drink water! Beat the heat, drill sergeant, beat the heat! Haha. Do you know that chant? We mostly drink out of our favorite thermal coffee mugs and tumblers throughout the day. makes really fun vibrant ones that always add a little cheer into getting refills. How cute is this garden party thermal mug and this rose parade tumbler? But seriously- stay hydrated, y’all.

10// Italy Spring Wall Art - Pink and blue together in perfect harmony! This Italy spring wall art from Anthropologie is so sweet and the color scheme is desaturates enough that it doesn’t feel too girly. Plus the framing is just lovely!

So those are some of my favorites. Now tell me, what did I miss?! Tell me about your favorite floral finds in the comment section below. Maybe it’s even one from this list! Ha.


Bring the Outdoors in with Natural Decor


Bring the Outdoors in with Natural Decor

Hey! Can you believe it’s almost February already?! It feels like only yesterday we were jamming out to “All I want for Christmas” and eating up all the holiday sweets! Ammiright? Well, the month of love is undoubtably just around the corner, and when we talked about natural materials being totally in style for 2019, my heart literally skipped a beat!

So in honor of Valentine’s Day and all that is lovable, I’ve rounded up my favorite natural and neutral design finds that are seriously worth crushing over.

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Rattan Basket: This leather basket is so versatile and I LOVE the leather trim and handles! This would be great in a living room to store cozy blankets or under a entry console to hold your favorite shoes.

Natural Agate Clock: I’m absolutely obsessed with this artisan agate clock, it stunning to look at and would make a great nightstand or desk accessory. If anyone is buying me a gift anytime soon, this one for sure is a winner!

Aren Pot: This sweet little vase is perfect for displaying a fresh bouquet of tulips or silver dollar eucalyptus! I like that it’s not too big, so you can corral it in a larger tray to create a pretty catch-all.

Painted Carved Wood Pillar Holders: After hosting thanksgiving dinner (for 20+ people, mind you!) this year- I’m obsessed with alllll the candleholders. These chunky turned wood holders have an antique look and distressed finish that gives it charm and depth.

Recycled Cotton Throw: I love me a patterned throw blanket. This one in particular would look amazing draped over the foot of the bed. With a bold dark gray and white chevron pattern, it’s sure to jazz up a space in need of a little pattern pick me up.

Acacia Serving Bowl: This gorgeous acacia board had me at dovetail! The woods natural split is joined by a butterfly dovetail and the teardrop handle is delicate and seamless. Perfect for an elegant cheese board.

Dip Dyed Stools: Who doesn’t love these perfect little dip-dyed stools?! I see them used everywhere, they’re petite enough to be moved around easily and are great for a little extra surface space. I’ve been dying to get one of these myself for my daughter’s room!

Animal and Kids Doormat: Hahaha! And speaking of my daughter,  this custom doormat always makes me laugh! I have two dogs and a toddler- so it personally rings true, but they’re a bunch of other really funny ones in the shop

Black and White Table Lamp: I love this tall and earthy desk lamp! The shape is a perfect mix of sturdy and delicate and the pattern is interesting without being too busy. 

Wood Serving Bowls: These wooden bowls are great for displaying treasures and trinkets. Load one up with a few beaded necklace or do like Danielle Moss from The Everygirl and fill a bowl up with fun polaroid pics. They’ll jazz up your coffee table and be an awesome conversation starter!

Framed Art Print: This is one of my favorite art prints this year. It’s one out of a series of two, so they’ll look great in large format side by side, or you can opt for a smaller one for your nightstand or dresser. I love the neutral colors, and paired with a dark metal frame, it’s chic and oh-so-classy. 

Two Tier Wall Shelf: I love this wicker storage basket to collect everyday essentials! I might use it in a home office to sort mail, but where I really want one is in my kitchen! I could finally store all of our ground coffee jars in something beautiful that’ll keep my counters clutter free.

So there ya have it! What do you think of this round up? Are there any favorites that you’re eager to bring into your home?