Yesterday I decided to take some photos of the house after being away for the long weekend. Settling back in felt so good, that it prompted me to capture the "home sweet home" feeling through my lens. This made me realize how this house gradually evolved into a home since we moved into it over three years ago. As our essential furniture pieces remained the same, the smaller items, those that give our spaces their personality, have continually changed. Pillows and art have been added and also moved around the house. There's never a shortage of new plants, fresh botanicals, repurposed accessories and an array of current books and magazines. It's uniquely our space and we are very grateful for it.
Take a look:
Our once yellow womb chair from Reside (Cambridge, Ma) was reupholstered in a vintage Knoll fabric in a tone very similar to our mid-century brick color.
Stacks of magazines, some old, some new, next to favorite design books offer inspiration as well as pleasurable reading.
The bell garland is from Anthropologie (from years back) and the brass candlesticks are from Rare Heir, an antique shop in Oakland, Ca.
Foraged Acacia branches are displayed in a vessel found in a thrift store alongside a Heath Ceramics bud vase, a gnarled root and a wooden candlestick also found in a vintage store.
This area of the kitchen was designed to display interesting/meaningful items and botanicals. Since it's where we spend most of our time, I really wanted a designated spot for pretty and inspiring things. The black and gold box is from West Elm, the Kwan Yin statuettes from Sugi in Lafayette, Ca., the wooden salt bowl is from Terrain and the vintage glass is from a recent visit to the Alameda Antique Market.
The large stripped pillow is from Garza Marfa while the smaller is one from One Kings Lane. The metal table bases were found during a trip to Maine. We added glass tops and spray painted them cobalt blue to be used as night tables in our previous home. In our current "project room" they happen to work perfectly with the rug from Yayla Tribal Rugs and the Peruvian blanket from the Marisa Mason studio in Oakland, Ca.
What things do you love about your space and where did you find them? Do share!