Traditional Modern Mixed Sculpture & Bust

A look I'm seeing a lot of recently has been this mix of traditional and modern. Whether it be traditional materials {like marble and other natural stones} used in more modern ways, a traditional sculptural bust accessorized in a modern vignette, or modern lighting mix in not so modern settings.

I'm for one loving it, you know how I always flock towards a good mix! You might have noticed, I found my own little bit of traditional modernism in this bust lamp I picked up on Ebay...

He's made of ceramic, not a more traditional alabaster, but the coolest part is the chunky lucite base! He glows at night in the most creepy fantastic way!

You also might notice my bowl of sculptural marble balls I picked up at an Antique store for a song. Love them so hard. I've found that mixing in a touch of marble or a piece of modern sculpture or bust can work wonderf for a non-traditional space. Makes everything feel a little more sophisticated you know. But it's important to remember, sophisticated doesn't mean stuffy, everything in moderation!

If you're loving the look...here's a bit more inspiration for you...


June Vibes

My favorite month...I'm all about peacefulness in June. It's hot outside and I like the inside to feel soothing with a modern twist. Of course keep the edginess with angular, mixed metals. Never lose your edge friends.



Today is the last day of my 20s...so, when I wake up tomorrow, I'll be a regular old thirty something.

I am not anxious. I am not traumatized....but I wouldn't say I'm super thrilled about it either. 

I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel any older. This year, I do feel older.

I don't really feel wiser, but I think I feel a little more capable. And proud, I'm proud of myself.    

I've achieved a lot over the past decade and I've also lived a lot too.

I managed to obtain both a bachelor's and masters degree, I've traveled the world and lived in five different cities and visited way too many others to count. I met my husband and fell in love. I've worked for some amazing companies...and then I started my own...and then I helped my husband start his own too. I've grown up to be a kind, thoughtful person who continues to hope and dream bigger every day. I became a mom to two amazing four-legged creatures and perhaps this is the year I become a mother to a human...someone I can spend the rest of my life watching grow up as I grow old : ) 

I'd like to enter my thirties remembering to love, believe, do and mostly live each day. I'd like to feel light, laugh a lot, and smile for myself just as much as I like to smile for others. I'd also like to remember that anything is possible...and with hard work, success may be probable, but if I stay true, happiness is inevitable. And who could ever ask for anything else in life?   

I want to thank you all for reading along for all these years too- you're the coolest. 

Bring it 30. I'm ready.    



The Powder Room Opportunity

I love a good powder room moment, don't you? If there's anywhere in your home to experiment, it's definitely here in my opinion. Paper it in a bold way, mix hardware, choose a trendy mirror or light fixture...it's all good in the powder bath. Until it's not good anymore...then switch it up again.

I guess I love it so much because powder baths are to your house kind of what your favorite H&M or Zara pieces are to your wardrobe...a low-investment opportunity to try out a trend that may not be in style (or in your home) for long.

They're also a great place to show your guests how cool you are...so go all out!



Milo Three Ways

I've got this little Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin loveseat for sale @here and I think it's such a versatile piece...The original upholstery is in decent enough shape to enjoy for many years to come, however it's classic lines and designer pedigree make it the perfect candidate for reupholstery one day. Here are some looks I'm digging...along with some other products I've got for sale right now...

side tables // kilim cushion

kilim cushion

brass tray table // kilim cushion