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Friday Faves: Apartment Therapy!!!

GUYS!!! I’m starting off this week’s Friday Faves with great news: Apartment Therapy included our backyard and Boss Bar as a Before & After this week. Woo hoo! Check it out here. And now for more #FridayFaves…

Before

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Pattern Play: A How-to on Mixing Patterns

So, here’s the thing: Mixing patterns is hard. But also here’s the thing: When there isn’t enough pattern in a room, I think something is missing and, also, to be totally honest, kinda boring. In my mind, FYI, texture counts as a pattern. Case in point: for a while now, I’ve been thinking that there is something off about our office. Yes, it has patterned curtains and pillows. Yes, it has vibrant color. And yet…I feel like it’s kinda bland. After months of thinking this, I finally realized what was missing: more pattern (and texture). I have thought of different ways to change that that I think will be fun and I will be employing a few tips on how to mix patterns.

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Friday Faves: Frame TV, German Food and Jimmy Kimmel

After two weeks off, I’m back with another Friday Faves. Pardon the interruption as Daniel and I were traveling for two weeks and soaking in design inspiration along the way. And now it’s the first Friday in October so let’s get to what’s been on my mind this past week, including coveting Samsung’s new Frame TV.

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Germany: Gardening Goals

I’m in love. Daniel and I just came back from almost two weeks in the Southwest region of Germany, visiting family who live in such beautiful wine country and forest land. It was a great vacation and so beautiful. I know I already said it was beautiful, but really, it was. And what struck me the most was how just about every home we saw had such beautiful gardening spilling over balconies and covering the properties in the front and back, whether it was plots of vegetables and fruit or patches of colorful flowering plants. We also took trips to the Alsace region of France and Luxembourg and the homes there offered the same levels of gardening beauty. In short, Germany, and our trip overall, gave me some serious gardening goals.

Balcony and gardening goals in Ulm, Germany.

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Client Project: Aloha Little Lady, Part 2

Last week, I told you about a pretty client project that I’m working on, a new nursery for a friend in Hawaii who is expecting her first baby, a girl. After conversation and sharing  of links and images for inspiration, I shared with her three options, from neutral toward slightly bolder in overall feel, with turquoise as the main color. Want to see which option she chose?

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Client Project: Aloha Little Lady

 

I have a pretty project that I’m working on that I am excited to share with you: a new nursery design for a client and friend based in Hawaii who is expecting her first baby, a girl. It’s been an interesting process due to a number of factors and I’m going to take you through it. Sit back and relax, folks, because this is a lengthy post with a lot of detail. With that, ready to see Project Aloha Little Lady?

 

 

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Friday Faves: Paint, Fabric and Color

Happy Friday, folks! It’s going to be a whirlwind the next couple of weeks and I’m working on several projects that I hope to show you, as well as details about those projects that anyone can incorporate at home. But first, TGIF! It’s Fri-YAY! And here are this week’s Friday Faves, all about how certain design choices have blown me away this week and some good information to have.

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Summer at The Cozy Cottage

We had a pretty lazy summer at the cozy cottage, mainly playing with our dog, tending to our vegetable garden, and lounging out back at Boss Bar. Oh, and enjoying many a cocktail.

Friday Faves: Designers and a Side of Smug

Happy Friday from The 256 Project! I took a little break last week as did the rest of the country and I’m back this week with a spotlight on two designers as well as a story from Daniel. Here are this week’s Friday Faves.

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Recipe: Garden Vegetable Salad

Usually, the recipes I feature here are my grandmother’s, ones that I have translated from her handwritten notes. After a spring and summer of growing vegetables and eating them, I thought it was time to share a simple recipe for how we take vegetables from the ground to our plates. My husband has dictated this recipe to me as he was too busy playing fetch with our dog to type it out himself. Here is his garden vegetable salad recipe.

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