Dreamy Daybeds

Emily Henderson-Design Crush
Emily Henderson

Around the age of 10 I wanted anything in my bedroom other than the twin canopy that had been handed down to me. I had my sophisticated eye set on a white metal framed daybed, you know the kind with the gold finial balls on each post? In other words, the cheap one. My grandparents had offered to buy me a daybed, just not That One. Off to the furniture store we went, eventually settling on a real beauty – cherry wood, scrolled head- and footboards, spindled back. After I moved off to college the day bed was retired to my Grandma’s spare bedroom, where it still sits in wait for me to one day (hopefully) hand down to my own daughter. All of this is the longwinded way of saying how thrilled I am that daybeds are having a moment again!

 

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Boho Daybed Frame

 

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Maxime Daybed

 

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Fantastic Frank

 

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Mid-Century Daybed

 

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Jenny Lind Daybed

 

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Pari Rattan Daybed

 

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Peter Kragballe

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To Wallpaper or Not To Wallpaper

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In my first house the guest room featured a wall of patterned navy blue wallpaper behind the bed’s headboard that I loved. But one short year after completing the room I picked up and moved halfway across the country, and the walls in the 1900 house are paperless. Having been in the space for nearly two years I’m beginning to see things in a different light, and considering an accent wall here and there. The second floor bath or perhaps a wall in the dining room, maybe something subtle or something bold that knocks your socks off the moment you walk into the room. Here are ten wallpapers I’ve got my eye on – thoughts?

 

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Turntables, Speakers + Headphones

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1/Nomad USB Portable Turntable  2/Pro-Ject RM 1.3 Turntable  3/Audio-Technica X UO AT-LP60 Vinyl Record Player  4/Braun G 12  5/Ion Audio Max LP 3-Speed Belt Drive Wooden Turntable  6/Crosley X UO AV Room Palm Portable USB Vinyl Record Player  7/Crosley C10 Turntable

 

 

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1/Uma Sound Lantern  2/ARiNA Speaker  3/A2 in Grey  4/Otis & Eleanor + Mashburn Bongo Portable Speaker  5/ONEclassic  6/Steel Bluetooth Speaker  7/Stelle Audio Pillar

 

 

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1/aHead Wireless Headphones  2/Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 Over-Ear Wired Headphone  3/Linea N°2 In Ear Headphones  4/Linea Vegan Headphones  5/Rockall Over Ear Headphones  6/LSTN Troubador Ebony Wood Headphones  7/The New Normal

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Underneath It All

Dessù-Design-Crush
2 p.m. // 5 p.m. // 10 p.m.

Dessù is a new lifestyle lingerie brand inspired by attitudes and time. Modern, free-minded women who believe they can live any number of lives in 24 hours are their target.

 

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The Deep V No-Wire // The Mesh-Trim Bodysuit // The Geo Lace Thong

LIVELY is inspired by what makes today’s woman sexy – being smart, healthy, active, and outgoing. The result blurs the lines between lingerie, activewear, and swimwear by taking the best style and comfort from each.

 

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Sade Brief // Saii Silk Brief // G-Tang Silk Top

Marieyat is an underwear and loungewear label with uncompromised style. The line’s seamless cotton and silk knitwear is geared towards modern women strong in both mind and body.

 

nude-Design-Crush
Cut Out Bra // High Waisted Brief // Basic Bodysuit

The Nude Label is a basic underwear brand born from a need for appealing yet simplistic underwear with a good fit and support for everyday life. A combination of classic lines and fresh aesthetic, along with a focus on comfort, emphasize functionality over embellishment.

 

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Como Long Line Bralette // Ariel Bralette // Lillie Side Cut-Out Bralette

PRAE (prefix: earlier than; prior to; variant of pre-) is a brand built around a core collection of design forward bralettes. The importance, beauty, and style of a bra are all taken into account as well as the pre-dressing stage of a woman’s clothing.

 

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Pasta Salad 12 Ways

A picnic menu staple for decades, yup it’s pasta salad. But not the unappetizing kind covered in gobs of mayonnaise that makes you nervous whether it’s been out in the sun for too long. No sir, these twelve are the creative kind that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

 

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Let’s Talk Shelves

Kelly Beall-1-Design Crush

 

I despise the term shelfie, but I do love a well-styled set of shelves. I have three in my home that serve as both organizational epicenters and focal points. The built-in in my dining room (above) corrals favorite serving pieces and barware, along with a few other things like candleholders and glove molds. (Trays, party decor, and other odds and ends live in the cupboard underneath.) The freestanding set on wheels that resides in the kitchen holds most of my cookbooks, a collection of vases, and stacks of white dinnerware and glasses that I pull out for entertaining. And lastly, the shelves in my living room show off most of my books. (I want to get away from the organization by color, but haven’t been able to let go just yet!)

What’s your stance on shelves? Do you like them stacked full or sparse?

 

Kelly Beall-3-Design Crush

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Michele Anderson via Apt 34-Design Crush
Michele Andersen via Apartment 34

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So leb ich

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Eve Wilson via The Design Files

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coco+kelly

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Bart Kiggen via The Spaces

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Emily Henderson

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Amber Interiors

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Flatbread 12 Ways

Flatbreads are perfect for just about every summer occasion I can think of.

Backyard get togethers? Check.
Candlelit dinner parties? Check.
Lazy movie marathons? Check.

See? I told you. So fire up the grill, prep your favorite toppings, and get creative. (Or check out these twelve recipes for a head start.)

 

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Suit Up

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Triangle Top/High Bottom Set

Last week it hit me that Memorial Day Weekend, aka the Unofficial Start of Summer, was only a few weeks away and I needed a new swimsuit stat. I have a one-piece from last year tucked away in a drawer, but was never that in love with it and wanted something fresh. After a bit of searching I settled on a pair of black high-waisted bottoms and a floral printed long-line underwire bustier top. (A tip for busty girls: always try and buy swimwear according to your cup size.) Here are thirteen other favorites I came across during The Hunt.

 

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The Anne Marie // Sangria Royal Bikini // Printed Swimsuit

 

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Royal Splash Bikini // Plunging V Printed One-Piece Swimsuit // Faces Bikini

 

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Ravens One Piece // Halter Bandeau Bikini // Halter One-Piece

 

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Gamma One Piece // Driftwood Bikini // Antibes Maillot

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Matcha 12 Ways

I had my first experience with matcha a few years ago in a tea shop in Oklahoma City. So what is the stuff exactly? Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Now that’s not so intimidating, right? Turns out you can make all kinds of delicious things with it besides tea and lattes, too. Read on for twelve of them.

 

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