Ikea 2015 Catalog

The new Ikea 2015 catalog has arrived! You can flip through every page online here.

I’m really gravitating toward their new products with a ‘graphic’ feel. Sleek, clean lines with bold and bright colors. A few of my favorites from the new line up are below. You can check out more new products here. Happy Friday!

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All images: Ikea 


Design Trend: Exposed Lighting

I’ve seen different variations of this look popping up everywhere lately, so I thought I would share a couple table lamps at different price points and designs. Exposed lighting has been a trend for awhile in pendant style lamps, but table lamps with exposed bulbs are a new take on the trend. They are all a bit different, but I love the look!


Destin Trip Recap

These are long overdue and almost two months old (sigh) but thought I’d share anyway. Destin is great if you’re looking for a fun tropical beach trip (with gorgeous white beaches and crystal clear water) without leaving the US! I want to go back… tomorrow.

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Genevieve’s Renovation

If you haven’t heard… my favorite design idol, Genevieve Gorder, has a new show! It premiered last week and I love it already- she’s renovating her New York City apartment (and the one next door). The show takes us through all the steps from construction and concept design to styling every last inch of her new home. I’ve already mentally ‘pinned’ so many ideas for my own future dream home.

She mentioned her renovation last Fall when I interviewed her for the HGTV furniture line debut (still have to pinch myself about that) and it’s even better than I imagined. So tune in (or set your DVRs) for Thursdays at 11/10 c!

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Interviewing Genevieve last Fall. Credit

Check out the furniture debut here and my interview with Genevieve here.


Favorite Link of the Day: Renter Solutions

Apartment Therapy (one of my all-time favorite sites) featured a great article this week so I thought I would share.

The 10 Worst Things About Renting and How to Deal With Them

It’s a helpful read and very relevant to my blog and the overarching theme of finding different solutions and tricks to personalize my own apartment. Whether it’s a quick update, fix, tweak or polish, it’s all in the name of smoothing out those rental flaws.

For more tips, tricks and progress of my own apartment, check out this series that highlights all projects and updates I’ve completed in the last year of living in my studio:

Studio Style Blog: Year One Progress

Happy Friday and check back next week for new posts!


Design Trend: Leopard Print

Disclaimer: I never thought I’d say it… but it looks like leopard print is back and I actually love it.

Not the tacky leopard-print walls, floors, furniture from the 80s and 90s look- a very understated and elegant alternative. The new trend is showing up in small accent pieces around the home. Subtle enough to blend well with other colors and neutrals but this pattern packs a punch- so even one small throw pillow can make a big statement. A few of my favorite leopard accents are below. With this trend, keep in mind that less is more.