Let’s Talk Stairs

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Art and Chic

Let’s call staircases what they really are: a functional sculpture. If you live in a multistory home you’re lucky enough to have your very own. And while you might be thinking my staircase is definitely not a piece of art, there are plenty of ways to turn that on its head. Grab a can of paint – the most budget-friendly way to change most parts of your space – or lay down a rug for starters. Check out these ten traditional and modern flights for a dose of inspiration.

 

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archilovers

 

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Home Adore

 

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Kelly Sauer

 

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Home Adore

 

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ishka designs

 

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Home Adore

 

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Cabbages & Roses

 

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archilovers

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Snapbacks Are Where It’s At

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Katin K Man Patch Snapback Hat

I’ve never been much of a hat girl, though I have plenty of aspirations. Last year I finally began to embrace cool weather loving wide brimmed hats so who knows, maybe snapbacks are next? Of course this style has been around for ages in sports, but lately I’m noticing more and more designs with a nod towards fashion.

 

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Black Snapback Hat with Wooden Brim // Blondie Brownie Embroidered Snapback Caps // Hackman Hat in Vintage Red

 

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Homegirl Black Snapback Hat // Hurley Beach Cruiser Snapback Hat // Obey Tropics Floral Snapback Hat

 

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Neff Tropik Snapback Hat // The Quiet Life Primary 5 Panel Cap // OBEY Cliffside Strapback Hat

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Eight New Notebooks

It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s also time for our semi-annual notebook roundup! An avid notebook collector/hoarder myself, I’m forever on the lookout for just the right pages to hold my lists, ravings, and notes.

 

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ROW 1: Back Pocket Notebooks Remixed // Classiky Note with Pocket
ROW 2: Energy Pattern Sketch Book // Gradient Notebook // Hawaiian Floral Notebook Set
ROW 3: Hay Edge Notebook // Inspiration 5mm Grid Notebook // Square Dyed A7 Notebook

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Backpacks + Rucksacks

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The Roll Top Backpack

It’s the first day of August, can you believe it? Almost time for back-to-school, football season, bonfires, and more of my favorite things, many of which require toting around a heavier load than my small saddlebag purse can accommodate. My go-to is a striped chambray backpack that I scored on sale last fall, it’s versatile enough to carry along on a hike or use as a weekend bag. Check out these thirteen backpacks that are both modern and functional.

 

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Bedford Carroll Gardens // Canvas Daypack // Faded Leather and Canvas Backpack

 

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Day Pack // LIÉ // Ecru Canvas Kastrup Backpack

 

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City Backpack // Blank Canvas Rucksack // Logan Backpack

 

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Leather Rucksack // Minimal Rucksack // Natural Zip Backpack

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Backyard Spaces

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City Farmhouse

Aside from the guest room and a planned flower garden for the front of the house, the actual yard part of the backyard is all that’s left to take care of at my house. I’m forever futzing and rearranging but those are the only larger projects, and I think I’ve been delaying them for just that reason. I’ve taken care of the decks but I want the entire backyard to feel like an extension of living space. These spaces have accomplished that in spades and are full of inspiration!

 

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Stories

 

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Annette Christian

 

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Durham House

 

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sfgirlbybay

 

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Homestyle

 

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Fresh Exchange

 

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Vtwonen

 

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Caroline Legrand

 

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Lizzy Janssen Persico

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Muesli 12 Ways

Muesli, aka raw oatmeal, came into my life several years ago on a business trip. I was looking for the healthiest option at the hotel’s grab and go breakfast and went for it, having no idea what I was eating other than cold oatmeal. But I really liked it and noticed how it kept me full for a long time, atypical for breakfast foods and my body. I’ve since made muesli for myself and am always looking for ways to mix it up and take advantage of seasonal fruit to add in. Check out these twelve recipes and let me know, are you a fan?

 

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Dreamy Daybeds

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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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