October may not seem like the obvious time to repot houseplants to you, but it’s the time my propagated succulents chose for me. I’ve been babying a bunch on my kitchen windowsill for nearly a year and they’ve just about outgrown their current digs. I like to look at planters as more of a sculptural investment because they can be so. darn. expensive, but I also won’t hesitate at using pretty teacups, latte bowls, or ramekins – be resourceful!
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The first thing I noticed about Haand‘s pottery pieces is that several can be used in multiple ways – kitchen, bedroom dresser, dining table, and more. Each piece is designed by Mark Warren and crafted by hand in Eli Whitney, North Carolina at the Haand workshop by a small team of dedicated makers. The care and attention paid to each “farmhouse futuristic” piece is abundantly clear.
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Let’s start this off honestly: Browns are not my bag. So when my long-standing partner Sherwin-Williams approached me about sharing their 2017 Color of the Year – Poised Taupe – I was unsure. In my mind taupe is a drab nail color my mother used to wear in the 90s, one that I didn’t like then and didn’t feel much differently about now.
But then I actually saw the color in question, and I was proven wrong once again in life. Because this taupe? This taupe, Poised Taupe, was unlike anything I’d seen before. Plenty of grey undertones, even a little violet in some light, a modern take on a classic color.
After considering where Poised Taupe might fit into my home I had the answer. A small wood side table that had banged up legs and had seen better days could use a bit of a makeover, a second chance at life. I was also curious how different textures might take the paint, so I decided to give a seagrass basket that I keep blankets in an upgrade as well.
I left the surface of the side table unpainted for a bit of extra contrast. After giving the legs and underside a light sanding, I wiped them off with a cloth and swiped on two light coats of Poised Taupe in Sherwin-Williams‘ ProClassic formula with a satin finish.
My seagrass basket took a bit more time, but I found painting each little section therapeutic. After pouring through pattern options online I went with a simple zigzag – because sometimes simple is best, ya know? I love the update and how it feels a little bit like a fair isle sweater for the cooler months that are nearly here. For this mini-project I went with the Poised Taupe in Sherwin-Williams‘ Emerald formula (my favorite!), also in a satin finish.
For a color I wasn’t so sure about, Poised Taupe sure seems to fit right in in my home with its earthy feel. Both the side table and basket are currently front and center when you walk in the door, nestled in the nook of my staircase. It’s the perfect place to put a vase of fall flowers and drop your keys.
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Chunky Knit Blanket // Caramel Apples with Pretzel Toffee Crunch // Linda Lomelino // Sage and White Autumn Tablescape // Roasted Root Vegetables // Mónica Pinto // Yayo Ahumada // Arist World // Lotta Agaton // via Ultralinx // Vintage Inspired Chalk Paint Pumpkins // via LonnyPosted In accessories, create, house and home, living, photography, recipes
I’m the proud owner of a custom Oxford Pennant featuring the name of my hometown, and I couldn’t resist sharing these guys with you any longer. They manufacture vintage style pennants and flags inspired by American sports traditions, each one made in the USA with natural wool and cotton. Choose from a selection of featured cities and states, inspirational phrases, and championship banners.
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Fishs Eddy always pulls together some fantastic collaborations that capitalize on both parties and their notable combined expertise. This time they’ve teamed up with Wayne White to create a series of nine fiberglass serving trays featuring some of his distinctive text-based paintings. Any one of them would make a great addition to any art lovers home.
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Sophisticated yet fun, the Mix&Match collection is a collaboration between GAN and ceramic artist Flavia Del Pra. Each of the nine designs of hand-crafted ceramic sit on a copper-plated aluminum base. Serve drinks for cocktail hour, enjoy breakfast in bed, or use one for any other number of purposes – even just to bring a little pattern into a room.
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