It’s been a long week over here in Hong Kong. Lots of travel, long meetings, and smoggy weather have got me excited for a little weekend R&R. I plan on exploring Victoria’s peak (which in my twelve times to HK have never visited) and if the sun comes out, getting a little pool time!
I hope you all have great plans! I’m off for a Friday night drink!
ONE wooden nesting bowls are a bright shot of color for your kitchen, $45 from Kate Spade Saturday. TWOa big a’hoy to a great hook. $38 from High Street Market. THREEa minimalist and artistic serving tray will go with any entertaining direction this spring. $40 from Leif. FOUR talking about artistic, an abstract mug would be so perfect for your (saturday) morning tea, $10 from Kate Spade Saturday. FIVEa sisal rug is perfect for warmer weather and the navy on natural color scheme and $135 price tag couldn’t be better. SIX cocktails, yes. Gold, yes. $445 tray table from High Street Market is wonderful all around. SEVEN A neon dot is a lot easier to incorporate into your home when it’s on a foundation of neutral linen. Neon dot pillow is $198 from Anthropologie.
This Friday is going to be amazing. I have the day off work to prepare for a wedding which I’m doing flowers for tomorrow and I’m preparing for a trip to China (again) for which I leave this Sunday (did you get that? I am doing a wedding on Saturday and leave for China on Sunday?). I’m a little stressed, but I have some pretty amazing projects to share with you while I’m in the far east and I’ll also be sharing photos on Instagram and tweeting my adventures. Are you guys ready?
ONE from the newly launched Rebecca Atwood Designs, this stunning black and white hand printed spots pillow has an exposed brass zipper and butterscotch back is my absolute favorite. $200 Rebecca Atwood Designs. TWO This brace sconce is so perfect, it’s what Iwould have put above my bed had I had an extra G lying around, $495 from Horne. THREE somewhat geometric, somewhat cozy fair isle, the teal in this rug brings it current, but the texture keeps it cozy. $1900 by Donna Wilson for Horne. FOUR embroideries are awesome and monograms are awesome. Put them together and you have these sweet pieces of personal art from Anthropologie, $99. FIVE I can’t say enough good things about this stool from Serena & Lily. It’s a great price at $125, it’s versatile, and will probably be my next home purchase. SIX I talked about Illume’s new spring collection a few weeks ago, but this Cactus Verde scent has been wafting through my house all week and I can’t get enough, $26.
I just want to jump right into the Friday faves today. How about you? I’m in a complete nesting mood (as opposed to the party mood or crafting mood – hehe), and I just want to switch around some stuff in my house. I think I’m going to get some different art going and will post about it next week. I’m also putting the finishing touches on my patio this weekend and although the whole shebang won’t be posted until it’s debut on the Home Depot Style Challenge, I’ll give you all a few sneak peeks next week!
In addition to those things, I have a meeting on Sunday with Benjamin Lowry to talk about some exciting upcoming projects (super fun) and a mountain of laundry to do (not fun).
What do you guys have on the short list for this beautiful April weekend?
ONE sometimes a little reminder to dream is all you need – Dream Art Print from Hitch Design Studio $16. TWOhedgehog soap dish (how cute!) $12 from West Elm. THREE simple and beautiful, this stool is perfect for those wanting style without going over the top. $119 from CB2. FOURwooden muddler with pouch is just $14.95 from Crate and Barrel and will come in real handy this summer. FIVE the shape is simple and easy, but the color is so current. Mint Rocking Chair is $199 from CB2. SIX I love that this planter is really neutral but still edgy and stylish. $20 from The Home Depot.
It’s Friday! How excited are you? I am so happy to finish the patio this weekend and get to decorating, planting and styling it. Isn’t that the fun part?
These faves clearly reflect my need to get outside and get some sun. I feel that the the lack of sunshine and spring beauty is a little draining and I need a little bump. How about you?
ONE Land of Nod hampers are simple and sturdy ($79) and the floral liner is one sale for $6! TWO These wooden egg cups double as really cute mini planters. $29 for a set of four from Wind and Willow Home. THREEVintage ceramic ‘Spring’ push pins are so cute and remind you of what’s coming. $12 from shavingkitsupplies on Etsy. FOUR I must have a thing for office supplies this week! These floral covered tacks keep the office area bright. $8 for a set of 25 from Urban Outfitters. FIVE timeless bentwood, with a modern colorful spin, this bench from Crate in Barrel looks like it would go awesome in an entry or at one side of a dining table, $499. SIXan easy and impactful flower arrangement isn’t hard, especially with a quirky modern bud vase like this one from A+R store $95.
Although I have organization and spring cleaning on my mind, this weekend will be spend outdoors working out our flagstone patio! The flagstone was delivered today, the foundation is all set and we’re getting things started!
Aside from working on the patio, I am going to try to get a little spring cleaning done so that I can welcome the warmer weather appropriately (maybe that’s why it hasn’t come yet?!).
What is on your agenda this first weekend in spring?
Happy Friday, everyone! I am happy that it’s the end of the week and I can have some downtime to play a little bit. My social calendar is booked with dinners and drinks, we’re breaking ground on our flagstone patio, I’ve got some housekeeping to do, and I’m excited for it all!
Are you all celebrating this weekend? Whether it’s for St. Patricks day, the onslaught of spring, or just because it’s the weekend and you survived?
It’s Friday! It’s been a long week of traveling for me, but it has been great. I’m going to be in India for just a few more days and although I’m working on Saturday (boo), I’m excited to spend a little time on Sunday exploring Delhi. If you’ve been and have any suggestions, I’m all ears!
Have a great weekend, guys!
p.s. We’ve got a GIVEAWAY going on! Two sets of silk pillow covers all inspired by emerging artists’ work will go to TWO winners… Click here for the details
Each winter I tend to feel the need to glam things up a bit (all of the holiday metallics go to my head) and each spring I revert back to my more rustic, natural tendencies. I feel like this combination of both looks is absolutely perfect for where my head’s at right now and could make a room feel stylish and down to earth at the same time. I really do love the woven type daybeds and with departure this weekend to India, I feel like it wouldn’t be something hard to find, but probably pretty hard to ship back home.
So, that’s another thing. I’m headed to India this weekend for work and I’ll be there a little over a week. Follow on Instagram and twitter for all sorts of inspiration from the trip (I might have to snag some pretty textiles for summer projects!)
Have a fabulous weekend and check out some of the other things I’ve been up to this week:
It’s Friday! And the first day in February! For those of us in cold weather areas, we can start counting down to spring (just over a month). When I’m getting a little wintered out, I like to start sprucing up my home with little peaks of brights to reflect the warmer weather that I am yearning for.
I hope you all are planning for a wonderful weekend! I have a ton on my agenda to prepare for another business trip to India in a week, so I’ll be DIYing and crafting all weekend! What about you?
p.s. If you like Friday Faves, I have started curating all sorts of pretty products on the new ecommerce site Keep.com. Check it out, my profile is HouseofEarnest.
I’m having a FABULOUS time at Alt Summit in Salt Lake City this week and if you follow along on Instagram or Twitter, you’re seeing most of the action. I’m speaking on my panel today, so I’m going to probably not be able to relax until it’s over, but then it’s party time!
I’m hoping to get out tomorrow a bit and explore Salt Lake – any suggestions?
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