Thursday, October 30, 2014

Taking us into the (almost) weekend this week is the work of BGDB Interior Design, a firm whose name makes you wonder wonder you’ve gotten it right, but whose portfolio leaves no question of whether they have. Tell me about it, they should totally hire me to do their next marketing campaign, right?

Breeze, founder and lead designer over at BGDB, creates spaces that are decidedly classic in feel (some more so than others), coupled with an air of unapologetic pizzazz and that bit of daring: a fully plush navy little boy’s room, a particular leopard settee, and a case study in the sliding kitchen backsplash that is neither here nor there but over still yonder in really cool and desirable.

And since I’ve been in Detroit with my Fam. (noun, proper) all this week, doing all the things, I’m going to shut it up at that and leave your eyeballs to draw the conclusions. 

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Be good people this weekend, kids, and make no apologies for the Simple things that bring you happiness in life, like drive through Starbucks’.

I certainly won’t be.

(But I will be treating the person in line behind me which someone did for me like three weeks ago and it’s still making my day and isn’t that great? To spread the generosity and the feeling of the world having your back bye?

I mean:) byeee! xoxoxox 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here comes an idea favorable for those dwelling in small spaces, who nonetheless wish to entertain houseguests.

The custom of the country, as it turns out is (more than just a book I read for a college English course) to provide one’s guests a place to hang their clothing. A proper closet is the preferable choice, only there are plenty of circumstances in which preferable does not equate to possible.

Even those who possess a guest room may not be so fortunate as to possess a guest closet. Not wanting to leave their visitors destitute, the hosts are left to brainstorm alternative solutions. 

Thusly we are brought back around to this post’s opener–that of the favorable idea. 

The corner hanging bar closet.

Taking up minimal (and otherwise mostly unusable) space, the corner hanging bar closet is a nod to a legitimate closet. It’s the perfect way to tell your guests, “look; we tried!” without sacrificing more of your personal space, resources, et cetera.  

Great small space solution---the corner hanging bar closet!

You can scoop some up ready-made from CB2, should you choose. 

Great small space solution---the corner hanging bar closet!

Evidently the idea is an easy DIY–so says Radical Possibility

Great small space solution---the corner hanging bar closet!

Further proof provided by Mint Love Social Club.

And SF Girl By Bay chimes in with a similar, uber-chic take on the corner bar. 

Great small space solution---the corner hanging bar closet!

Corners: not so dumb after all (did we ever think they were? anyhow). 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the whole, I advocate a streamlined jewelry storage option (think trays or boxes or tiered stands), especially so for those with extensive bauble collections. Too many interesting, unique storage components can defeat the purpose and lead to the whole situation looking like a big old (necessarily tangled) mess.

But! 

There is certainly a place for such stylized jewelry housing, and it’s effective in these cases: a. you’re the owner of a modest amount of beads, b. you induct a unique storage solution for a select few pieces out of your larger collection (the latter kept in the aforeblogged streamlined one), or c. you’re seeking a special, safe spot to plop the earrings you’re taking out tonight that you are most definitely going to don come tomorrow.  

In any case, as a matter of request, I give unto you 1 dozen options for hanging your necklaces, wrangling your rings, and tossing your trinkets–not that you would toss them.   

Lovely jewelry holders--from necklace holders and ring holders to trinket dishes--because our finery deserves the finest treatment!

Radial Jewelry Stand

Baubles or Bust Jewelry Stand 

Branch Ladder Jewelry Stand

Manzanita Jewelry Stand 

Brass Hand Ring Holder 

Wild Desert Oryx Ring Holder

Umbrella Ring Dish

Giraffe Trinket Dish 

Meltdown Ring Holder

Azure Hexagon Trinket Dish

Bits & Baubles Trinket Dish  

Lucky Break Wishbone Ring Holder  

 Plus, this way you get a lil’ summa summa nice looking for your nightstand or whatever. Two birds people, 4 wings.

P.S. Today is my mom‘s birthday, and while she herself isn’t able to read this blog, she is so very much involved in the essence of it. I can’t recall ever asking you for a whole bunch, but, there’s this: if you could send some healing, loving, birthday energy her way, well, that would be just dandy.

K, thanks in advance PAH-EECE.