I have been a bit MIA lately as I have been helping two friends decorate their living room. The space is quite large with a fireplace and a door leading out to the patio but does not have a ton of light. College friends and now roommates, C & R are great to work with as they are easygoing and full of fun, quirky ideas. For one, this is happening:
Stay tuned. Lots more to come on this makeover.
Harry Potter Inspired Subway Sign by Entropy Trading Co. on Etsy, $15.00 (11” x 14”)
Checkered Tea Spoons in Lime, Blue, & Khaki from Anthropolgie, $24.00 for four.
Help your guest settle in to your home with ease. Here are some essentials to have on hand when setting up a crash pad for your friend… family member… boss’ young niece who is looking to move to the area…
Cora Carafe, CB2 | Pantone toothbrushes, All Modern | Floor Plan Terrace Square Plate for jewelry, watch, wallet et. al., Fishs Eddy | The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger - a worthwhile fiction read, IndieBound
Greer is one of the most fancy (and adorable) card stores east of the Mississippi. Located in a corner spot in the residential neighborhood of Old Town in Chicago, it truly is the shop around the corner. It’s packed with letterpress cards, hand-illustrated graphics, custom stamps, and desktop knick-knacks. Chandra, the proprietor, and crew are inviting and helpful and share in your paper obsession. PS: they hand-write your receipt, only adding to the charm.
1657 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
I enjoy everything about blogger Cassie Pyles’s office space—the chair, the western-style blanket on the ladder (which could double as a magazine rack), the industrial light fixtures, the Mac desktop I wished I owned…
This London general goods store is stocked with everyday essentials that leave you nostalgic for the days of yore. Labour and Wait opened in 2000 and recently expanded their shop, moving into a former corner pub down the street. It’s quite a lovely space, thank you.
85 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
Telephone: 020 7729 6253
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