September Vibes

In September, the nights start to cool off and Fall is on everyone's minds. I simplify a lot in September as I think about preparing to spend more time indoors. September is all about a cozy muted palette of tonal earthy colors with pastels mixed in for softness. However, since I can't live in a colorless bubble, I like to switch the art around on my walls in September to keep things looking fresh. It's a great way to bring in colors you thought might never work together. Be a softer version of yourself in September. 


A DIY Mirror

I have this large mirror in our living room that I've never been totally in love with...but I like it functionally. It's big...which is great because it makes the space feel even bigger. I picked it up from a thrift store a while ago and painted it gold and distressed it a bit, which was a vast improvement from its natural wood finish. However, I saw this pic the other day and it stopped me in my tracks...

It's just stuff from the dollar store glued on to the frame and painted one unifying color! Since I have this thing with snakes, can't you just imagine a tangle of snakes on top of my mirror, all painted gold?? Off to the dollar store I go...will be reporting back soon!


Behind the Turquoise & Tomato Door

This color combo is eye catching, no? I love the idea that the interior of this house might be a little Southwestern meets modern. I think Midcentury pieces could mix in with comfy California-style skirted sofas and vintage textiles abound. Something like this perhaps...


Small Shades Big Impact 

Details matter...

Color and pattern matter too.

A chandelier or sconce shade is a great place to make a strong visual impact. It's also extra great because it'll help to draw your eye up ^^^

Random Monday evening thoughts.


Bar Styling with Belle Isle Craft Spirits 

I was super honored to have Belle Isle Craft Spirits come spend an afternoon last week with me shooting around my house and getting my thoughts on bar styling...

I am absolutely thrilled with how the piece turned the full story @here.

I think your entertaining style can say a lot about you as a person. But your bar style...well to me it's a direct reflection on how cool you are, or at least how cool you think you are.

So, let your freak flag fly in my opinion! Put the best you have to offer of yourself on your bar cart...put it all out on the table...learn how to serve a stiff drink...and life is pretty easy after that, right?

(all photos are Alexander Kreher for Belle Isle)