15 Favorite Items from Anthropologie’s Fall Collection

Anthropologie have just released their fall collection and I just have to share what I’ve fallen in love with! I know, I know. What don’t I love at Anthropologie? But what’s not to love beside their high prices?

1)These hanging woven baskets are a great way to add dimension and texture on the wall, plus being functional to put things in. Win, win!

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A Light Airy Blue Bedroom in the Bahamas

Blue Bahamas Guest Bedroom |  “Charming wallpaper gives a room a special, tucked-away feel," says designer Amanda Lindroff, who applied a blue medallion print to the walls of this Harbour Island guest bedroom.:

What’s not to love about a light airy blue guest bedroom in the Bahamas? The pattern on the wallpaper really helps to drum up some fun, especially when it’s mixed with striped lampshades. I wish I could see a little more of the rattan headboard. I’ve been particularly appreciating rattan headboard-well, rattan everything- lately. I almost bought a rattan headboard off a Facebook group recently, but decided it really isn’t part of the look that I’m trying to go for right now. That white side table is quite nice. I find it refreshing for a change from the simple mid-century furniture. I’ve been trying to find a side table for myself in the living room and I want it to have a shape similar to this. A lot of the side tables are just simple and it’s simple to produce simple in mass production. Simple is not quite what I want right now. I also like this white side table because it makes me think of this project that I’m helping my mom with for her guest bedroom. I’m not sure how it’ll go, but I think the room needs white side tables. I’m planning on doing a before and after on this guest bedroom especially after the upcoming guests have seen it. Anyway, back to the Bahamas bedroom. The baskets on the side table are great for texture and storage. The maps over the beds look like fun- like not the typical maps- and I love that the mats are not white or black for a change while the white frames keeps it simple. Those shutters on the windows! You can’t do a home in the Caribbean and not have shutters on the windows. Loving the patterns on the bed. Wish I could see more.

Amanda Lindroth nailed it! Even the rest of the house is pretty fabulous. Get the rest of the tour here. She’s so good with this Caribbean and Palm Beach style, I’m about to move into all the homes she’s ever worked on.

Design That Domaine: Styling Vignettes 

Rearranging is a little bit of a normal occurrence around here. When I get bored with things, I’ll move it around, give it a new home and freshen things up. I’m always trying to experiment with what looks good in a vignette, or a group of things. Here’s a peep of what’s been keeping me busy.

Living Room Coffee Table

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Design Destination: Hotel Emma

I’ve been to San Antonio. It’s a very cool place. The river walk was definitely one of my favorite things about the downtown. It has a very romantic atmosphere and you could tell the city has some history to it. Jon and I had gone a couple of years ago to visit my grandparents who live just outside of San Antonio and one of those days was spent with them as our tour guide for San Antonio. They took us out on one of the river boat tours, which is a really cool way to see a city, by the way, but Hotel Emma sits a little north of the downtown where we were. It sits in a neighborhood called the Pearl, which is called so after the Pearl Brewery was the only San Antonio brewery to survive the Prohibition.

This hotel would be a major splurge for me, if we were to seriously consider staying at this place. And if you want a hotel that focuses on details, I think this would be the place for you. I came across this hotel while reading about it on the World of Wanderlust blog and she mentions that the things in the hotel are available for purchase. That would be a major temptation for me, should I ever stay there. And I bet the roof top pool has a pretty cool view of the city.

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Inspirational Words: Figuring It Out

“A Gentle Reminder” || it’s crazy how such a simple statement can’t be so uplifting! ❤️ || #clementinedaily #jennifersnyder
Via Daily Letterings Tumblr

And that’s the truth. There are days when I feel like I’m riding this train (called Life) that’s flying down the tracks at 100 mph and it’s a major gamble to figure out which one is going to be my next step before I miss the chance. Or to even plan what my next stop will be.  Sometimes I feel like even when I’m planning, time is going by so fast that I’ll miss it. It’s too easy to get caught up in trying to keep up. Everyone should have the privilege of having a second home in the country to escape the fast lane and disconnect to reconnect with themselves to figure things out. I definitely don’t have it all figured out. I’m just trying to enjoy the view on that train while checking out all the stops. Right now, I’m looking for a stop that makes the most sense in the next step for me to become an interior designer. In the meanwhile, working on this blog helps me to learn and focus on the interior design business. It never hurts to learn who the experts are and to try to learn from them. Do you have it all figured out or are you watching for that next stop?