Texture and pattern are big draws for people like me who embrace the (mostly) monochromatic life. Today I’ve turned to two brands to bring you some texture in the style of crocodile skin.
silver plated mail tray, 250 Euro, Christofle
The holidays are definitely a time for socializing with family and friends, and what’s better to include on your menu than some bubbly? Don’t have glasses? Not to worry as these ones from Ikea are up for the job!
Hederlig champagne glass, $2.24, Ikea
If you’re looking for a cocktail to serve at your next gathering, you might want to consider the Kentucky Bonfire from the Holiday issue of LCBO’s Food & Drink. It’s delicious!
Fill this one up with sweet tea, orange juice, sangria, wine, egg nog, or lemon water, and you’ve got yourself a hard-working, perfect-all-year-round pitcher!
trap pitcher, $14.40 (on sale), CB2
The ornament collection at Chapters-Indigo is quite pretty this year. Grab a book, pick up an ornament – sounds good to me!
Don’t your business cards deserve a little shine? Yeah, I thought so.
Poppin silver card case, $8.95, CB2
Over the years, I’ve bought several Ikea toys for my nephews and niece. They make the kids happy because they’re fun, and they make me happy because of their design details. Their train sets, play kitchen sets, and soft toys are easy-to-give gifts because they’re also affordable (well, it is Ikea after all!).
Ikea’s newest soft toy collection is rather interesting because the toys were produced from kids’ drawings.
First, have a look at the black and white skunk drawing:
Sagoskatt soft toy skunk, $2.99, Ikea
This pink bird also put a smile on my face.
Until December 26th, the Ikea Foundation will donate $1 from every soft toy to children’s education. Learn more here.
You never know when you might need a few extra dice…be prepared with a purchase of this sleek black and white set.
playing dice, $3.97
Have kids? Want to make their meals slightly more spooky? Here you go:
spider utensil set, $3.99 (on sale), Pottery Barn
Today’s 20 Below item is really an exciting one!
Style at Home, $5.99
The Style at Home November 2015 issue has a beautiful white cover featuring a tablescape by blogger Monika Hibbs. Not only that, but it features design work by my fellow design-savvy bloggers: Tim (Design Maze), Jen (Rambling Reno), and Christine (Bijou & Boheme). Each of them styled a holiday scene, and their styles are very distinct.
This issue also highlights Sarah’s (The Curated House) beautiful laundry room (a reno that was completed in only 6 weeks) and some gorgeous homes across the country.
Honestly, folks, it’s a good issue!
If you are a fan of clean design, you likely have a tray or two around your home to corral small items such as oil and vinegar, makeup, or trinkets by the bed. A tray instantly adds order to a sideboard, counter, or coffee table, and I’m certainly a fan.
This white tray from Zara Home caught my eye today.
worked tray, $17.90, Zara Home
I really like the geometric design on this small plate from CB2.
flake white party plate, $5.95
It’s September! Oh my goodness! How’d that come around so quickly? Summer is my favourite season, so I’m definitely not ready for it to leave.
It’s also back to school season which means that stationery is on my mind (heck, it’s frequently on my mind). Here’s a cute notepad from Rifle Paper Co. that includes a bit of tough lovin’ encouragement.
Get it Done notepad, $8, Rifle Paper Co.
It could come in handy for those tough days of studying!
I think a sturdy canvas bag like this one from H&M Home would be a great container for slippers or shoes (housed by the door), laundry supplies, toys, magazines, and blankets. It’s different from a traditional basket, but it serves a functional purpose in a modern way.
storage basket, $12.99, H&M Home
I think this is a neat retro eyeglass case. Thomaspaul eyeglass case, $20, Izola
That’s all. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
A personalized bath mat seems to be a really easy and inexpensive way to spruce up a bathroom. This one from Lands’ End is under $20.
bath mat, $18.11, Lands’ End
Have any friends or family who are graduating this spring? Wouldn’t this stylish owl make a great gift?
gold & white owl, $12, via Black Rooster Decor
Here’s something sleek for your backyard:
bottle birdhouse, $17.95, CB2
This pouch is a perfect and affordable accessory for summer.
Maya pouch, $12, Chapters Indigo
April showers call for…
umbrella, $15.95, MUJI
a great umbrella!
Even though we are still dealing with snow up in the #TrueNorth, I’ve got my eyes on white jeans or pants. I definitely need a new pair this year, so I’ll be shopping around to find the best style and fit.
Old Navy Pixie Cut, $19.50
Do you decorate your home for Easter? If so, I think this jar would be a nice addition…filled with chocolate eggs, of course!
large bunny jar, $15 (on sale), Chapters Indigo
I don’t actually decorate for Easter…but I do enjoy eating my share (and more) of chocolate,Â filling my house with spring flowers, and eating a delicious meal with my family.
Playful pom pom trim is a great option forÂ accenting pillows, drapes, gifts, Christmas stockings, clothes, and so much more.Â It’s easily found online and in fabric stores.
white pom pom trim, $16.50 for 3 yards, Snowy Creek Designs
Chapters Indigo style section is right up my alley these days.Â This keychain pouch is an affordableÂ option for yourself or a gift.
I need new toilet brushes, and I’m thinking thatÂ getting a couple of these would suit me just fine.
Here’s yet another gem for less than $20. The sun shapeÂ does its part to bring signs of spring into the home.
gram napkin holder, $9.97 (on sale), Crate & Barrel
A perfect little gift that’s easy on the wallet.
heart trinket dish, $13, Lulu & Georgia
IÂ am so impressed by Indigo’s latest homeÂ andÂ styleÂ collections. WhenÂ I was in the store last week, I wasÂ thinking about how the store’s approach to its lifestyle collection has changed over the years. Stores slowly made room for some carefully curated items for the home, and nowÂ the home/style/beauty/jewelry section (in my home store, at least)Â seems to expand with each new season. At the moment, there are so many black and white products under $20. Case in point – this sweet heart pouch:
lace heart pouch, $16, Chapters-Indigo
Need a quirky gift for under $20? How about this amusing soup and crackers bowl?
soup and crackers bowl, $14, Urban Outfitters
So who is taking advantage of the post-Christmas sales? I’ve been browsing around online but I have yet to actually enter a mall. During one of my online trips, I saw this dog bust and I thought it wasÂ amusing.
dog bust, $12.99 (on sale), Urban Barn
This might be the perfect notebook to start the new year…
bucket list journal, $19.52, Etsy
I think classic white waffle towels are a perfect hostess giftÂ because they go with everyone’s decor!
jumbo waffle towels, $11.96 (on sale), Williams Sonoma
So cute. And useful.
buddy drain stop, $5, Umbra
Do you hate tangled cords? Well then do I have the gadget for you.
Now, here’s something I agree with:
I like this trivet.
white flower trivet, $12.50, Chapters-Indigo
I vote yes for personalized notepads.
initialÂ notepad, $15, Penny Paper Co.
I’m not sure if the Jansjo wouldÂ provide me with enough light to work, but I sure do like its simple design.
Jansjo work lamp, $12.99, Ikea
IÂ love the black glasses…
and I also love the white ones…
Each are only $15 from Stephanie Sterjovski’s SS Print Shop.
I love back to school season! Of course I’m sad to see summer end, but I love the energy and excitementÂ of September’s early days.
I’m heading back to back to schoolÂ (I’ve never really left, actually), andÂ one of the most essential things I have to have is my daily/weekly to do lists. I like to set attainable goals for my day/week, and if I don’t write downÂ tasks and reminders, I’ll completely forget about them.
Isn’t this a classy notepad?Â That Garance DorÃ© has got some style!
Such a sweet cami…and when is there anything less than $20 at Anthropologie? Awesome!
scalloped cami, $19.95, Anthropologie
I’m always amazed with Melissa’s plate wall. It’sÂ quite the colourful collection, and it works beautiful on her dining room wall.
Inspired by her wall, I’ve rounded up five gorgeous white versions. What do you think?
via Budget Decorator
via Decor Pad
It would be an easy weekend project to put up a plate wall, don’t you agree?
Hope you have a great weekend!