Friday Favorites – Decorations

I’ve lived in a lot of apartments. Seven since college, if I’m counting correctly. And they all have had one thing in common. Bare, white-ass walls. Unless you do something to cover up some of that white, you always feel like you aren’t living in your own space. We have yet to check with our condo’s owner as to whether or not we can paint in our new place, but for now, we’re doing our damndest to make this place look like our own. So here are a few ways we’ve perked up the ol’ homestead.

Mask Collage

I love pieces with an international flare. They often add color and tend to be a good conversation starter. The mask in the bottom left corner, the red dragon on the bottom right, and the middle right-hand one are all from a trip my family took to Indonesia 13 years ago (WHERE DOES THE TIME GO???). The top right hand mask was a gift that we just received from my parents after their recent trip to Guatemala. The other two masks were ones that I picked up at World Market to fill in the collection a little bit. The only downside to purchasing items from the country they were actually made in verses at a local store is seeing the mark-up here in the US. Although I guess after flight and hotel costs….. details, details. We have these lined up vertically along a wall next to our fireplace.

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Friday Favorites

I always love to receive inspiration from things that I’ve seen in stores, online, or at a friend’s home. Here are a few items that I have been loving lately that will help to make your space exciting and your experience hosting flawless. A few of these I currently have and a few I am pining after. What are your recent favorites?

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Jayden Aluminum Stool

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Ethan Enamel Stool

These stools from One King’s Lane are a perfect addition to your home. They can provide extra seating without the bulk of a full chair and can easily double as a small side table for food and drinks. At the end of the evening, just tuck them away in a corner as a decorative piece! Continue reading