Happy Friday from The 256 Project! I’m back with another week of Friday faves, covering a bit of maximalism, some shopping tips and one of my favorite cities.
Maximalism is something I’m seeing become more and more popular online and with the popularity of certain designers, but it’s not something we’ve tried in our home quite yet. One element of maximalism is strong, bold color and lots of pattern, including mixing patterns. While we do have some mixture of patterns in our house, it usually involves one neutral and it’s pretty minimal. There is, however, one room in our house that I’m hoping to take the more maximalist route with bold pattern play, so this story from Apartment Therapy is quite helpful.
Travel and Architecture:
One of my favorite designers, Dabito, showed off New Orleans, the city where he lives and one of my favorite cities, on his blog Old Brand New this week. We went to New Orleans three years in a row and now haven’t been back in several years. I love it so much, we have to go back stat!
Buying vintage can be hard simply because it’s time consuming and it takes doing homework to know if what you’re getting is worth the purchase. Buying online makes it slightly easier in terms of the time commitment and this Apartment Therapy article provides some helpful tips, including not being shy to ask the seller for more information and images as well as not being afraid to make some enhancements once you get the item home.
I know interior designer Amber Lewis kicked off my first Friday Faves column last week, but I’m bringing her back for a second week in a row because I think she’s fantastic and she revealed Phase 1 of a project this week. Usually, she has mega transformations to reveal. This is not one of those times. However, I love the dining room. The round dining table, plenty of seating, eye-catching chandelier and rug and keeping it simple is my jam. I pinned it for future inspiration.
New Design Company:
I love having friends who are creative and design cool shit and my friends Danielle and Mike – a Brooklyn-based couple with a cutie patootie little boy – have created Wander Workshop, a new design studio producing creative and beautiful housewares. They’ve started out with the Leverage Collection of bottle openers and I have the Leverage Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener in Satin Brass. It’s prettttttty. I just got it this past week and it has been used many a time already. 🙂 Take a look at their shop, spend some money and spread the word!
If you’ve seen anything this week in the food and home categories that you think are worth sharing for #FridayFaves, holla in the comments section below. Happy weekend!