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  1. Hygge. Admit it; you don’t know how to pronounce it. I didn’t know how to either before I began this two-year journey with Hygge & West, a specialty bedding, and wallpaper retailer, on a Wit & Delight designed line of product. But through the process, I not only learned how to pronounce it, but how to embrace …

  2. Home is where the youknowwhat is. You know the phrase. So you may as well make the most of whatever walls you’re living within, no? Here, we tap the stylish knowledge of six interior experts, with their top tips for investing in your home – for resale value, sure, but mostly for your own happiness. Our panel …

  3. When it comes to entertaining, it’s no surprise that when preparing for our guests’ arrival, the conversation always revolves around me asking these three questions – What are we cooking, drinking, and ultimately, how we are presenting this to everyone?! I have, and always will be, all about the tableware. Although lately, I’ve really toned down my …

  4. When it comes to DIY projects, my expectations often seep into delusion. I like to see results fast, which isn’t always realistic when you’re making something by hand. Just before I went on bed rest, I discovered the best DIY decor book I’ve seen in a long, long, time. The book is called A Well-Crafted Home: …

  5. My favorite homes are ones that reflect the person living inside. You can find glimpses of all of us through the artifacts we choose to live with, art being the most revealing of them all. Because selecting what to hang on your walls is both subjective and somewhat daunting, most of us default to photography. This …

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  7. Choosing the right headboard is a critical decision when designing a bedroom. The advice I always give to people on where to start with a bedroom overhaul is with the bed. It’s the natural focal point of the space and is also the most important piece of furniture in the room, and possibly your entire house. …

  8. As a true (old) millennial who totally grew up on MTV Cribs, my obsession with celebrity homes definitely outweighs my interest in their personal lives. While I do keep up with the Kardashians, I’d say I care more about the finishings in their kitchens than who is pregnant (or not). And thanks to social media, we’re …

  9. Whenever I visit California, I wish I could take pieces of it home with me. The citrus-scented air, a bevy of mid-century modern antiques, the gorgeous foliage, and maybe two or three days a week of that warm California sun. Take one look at the decor boards on Pinterest and you’ll see I’m not alone. That …

  10. Art has a special place in the home, and the way we display it can change its meaning and impact on those who enjoy it day in and day out. Displaying artwork is one way I keep my home fresh, and more recently I completed a gallery wall in my living room, consisting of 15 framed …

  11. It was as if the entire Bay Area was taking a nap the day I recently reunited with my beloved Bianca Sotelo, stylist and friend extraordinaire. The light drizzle and grey skies had seemingly hypnotized the city – except us, who spent the better part of an otherwise throwaway Thursday on one of those good-for-the-soul lady …

  12. For as volatile and rocky as 2017 was, it will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the year Joe and I welcomed our sweet little baby Birdie into the world. Although she was definitely the most noteworthy accomplishment in a rollercoaster of crazy news stories and incredible acts of togetherness, there …

  13. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Maiden Home

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon …

  14. Making the move towards ‘big city living’ was exhilarating, but also came with its fair set of challenges. I fully expected to enjoy exploring new bars, bookstores, and restaurants. But what I didn’t see coming was long commute times in incremental weather, grocery store lines that wrapped back to the deli counter, and rent fees that …

  15. What is it about bathrooms? For some reason, these small spaces make the interior designer in all of us feel like we can really push the decorating barrier and channel our inner Picasso. The biggest design risks I took in my own house happened to be in our powder room (pink ceiling!) and basement bath (hello, turquoise). …

  16. With the news of a baby girl on the way, I couldn’t help but think of how this might affect our entire family’s daily life in every way. I thought of things like – Do we have enough space in our home? How can I redesign the living room to make it more comfortable and functional? Will …

  17. Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking …

  18. I can hardly believe it but the trees along River Road in St. Paul are starting to turn golden. Being one of those gals who can’t help but publicly profess my love for all things FALL, I’m already transitioning my home and wardrobe into a cozy little sanctuary. I made Joe go out and buy fire …

  19. Almost gone are the days of late sunsets and endless sunbathing. Summer 2017 is nearly over and it went by in the blink of an eye. I can’t believe it’s going to be fall in just a few short weeks! Admittedly, I’m excited to get out my fall wares– boots and jackets for my wardrobe, cozy …

  20. If you’re a decor fanatic like I am, chances are you’re a huge fan of following all of Studio McGee’s endeavors. The married design duo that started their business out of a spare bedroom in 2014 has rapidly grown to 30 employees, over half a million Instagram followers, and a rapidly growing Youtube channel. They’ve now …

  21. There’s something going on in the southern hemisphere that’s got the design community talking. One of the many benefits of this vast internet of ours is the close proximity to people and businesses thousands of miles away, and this fact has undoubtedly changed the way all of us make and consume things. Our team noticed an …

  22. If a good rug can really make a room, then two just might be able to transform it! Layered rugs popped on my radar this year and I’ve been playing around with them in the studio. Putting two or three on top of one another in your living room or bedroom really has a way of adding …

  23. Reform has more up their sleeve! The brand that brings designer flair to IKEA kitchen and bathroom pieces that are otherwise a bit bland released a new line of furniture yesterday for your living room. And it is stunning. The pieces are a collaboration between the brand and noteworthy Swedish design houses– Note Design Studio and Afteroom. I …

  24. Photography by 2ndTruth

    As Wit & Delight opens its doors a little wider this year to host more contributors and bigger stories on our platform, we’ve been putting our heads together and thinking really hard about all the different ways we can give back to our community. With these broader stories in mind, Kate and I recently reached out …

  25. I recently caught up with Brianna Heiligenthal who, upon first meeting, is a total sweetheart. I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while now and couldn’t wait to meet her and see her home in person. Her rich red hair and contagious smile were the first things I noticed about Bri. That and her two cats and …

  26. It’s been so cool to see Studio 125 evolve. I knew when I got pregnant that I would need to have a place to separate work and life, but what I didn’t expect was building a space that would be a creative haven for not only myself, but for the creative community. It’s always a work in progress …

  27. I’m excited to share some details about a series of home decor styling workshops I’m hosting! From March 19th-29th, Wing Ta, Martha McQuade, Zoe Francois and myself will be at MOA to bring you home decor workshops inspired by fragrance in the home. My workshops will include how to make a gallery wall (with images above), stage …

  28. One of my favorite bloggers, Sarah Tolzmann of Note To Self fame, launched a new print shop this weekend. She’s known for picking the best quotes from artists, style icons, authors, and historical figures. The sentiment is great and so is the design. Congrats Sarah! Now head over to her Society6 page and take a gander.

  29. If you’re a fan of Steven Alan’s men’s and women’s apparel, you’re going to love their newest selection of home good items.

  30. Three incredible designs for the home: Shower | Dress | Sleep

  31. Love how Elephant Ceramics can be both rustic and modern. via Emily Henderson

  32. Lovely DIY inspiration from Mr. Kitly and the Ikea Blog.

  33. this morning i saw these vintage kantha quilts on pintrest and i fell for them. hard. the mix of pattern and color is spot on and i really love their subtly-muted quality. wouldn’t one of these beauties work perfectly at the end of a bed, or thrown over an over-stuffed chair? hell, i’d make a wrap …

  34. quirky UK-based design shop Howkapow stocks all sorts of unique, fun, and colorful designer goodies. my favorites include this daschund print, handmade gold striped clutch, fruit punch necklace, and hilarious animal lamps. they’ve got something for everybody! head on over and check ’em out.

  35. have you noticed the air smelling a bit sweeter these days? it seems that over night all the trees, plants, flower beds and gardens filled in as spring pushes towards it’s peak. for me, this time of year means wearing more prints, snacking on lavender infused honey and fresh ricotta, sipping on jasmine tea, and leisurely …

  36. one of the coolest things about blogging is how the whole experience can help shape the millions of little ideas you have into defined dreams and aspirations. it helps keep the big picture in sight… and lets face it, the big picture can get a little blurry as we trudge through the daily grind. i’m moving …

  37. i tend to favor minimal lines when it comes to clothes, furniture, jewelry, just about anything really. put a little wood in the mix and i’m drooling. très chic. mugs, side cabinet via bonnie, wooden stool, mary janes, utensils, emedemarta necklaces.

  38. on the top of my mind today: these stylish New Yorkers… this American Apparel leather bag… these shorts from H&M’s spring line… this amazing kitchen… that necklace… those flats… this bra.

  39. my 2010 wish list for the home. i was all for clean lines, refurbished wood, gold accents, and mid-century inspired pieces. i’m hoping to acquire a few of these pieces next year! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | …

  40. i keep a folder on my computer titled “wants vs. needs”. throughout the year, i fill it with things i don’t need, but really, really, really want. i thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite items with you at the end of this year. 1. canvas trench, $660, 2. Stella McCartney Molly …

  41. the new offerings at FLOR pack a mighty punch! loving these images from their new line. via design milk

  42. i’ve never been totally comfortable or confident when it comes to interiors, particularly my own. i know what i like, but when it comes to actually putting the whole room together, i’m lost. i seem to focus only on the little details, which is why these images from the society inc resonate with me. but tying …

  43. if you are a regular reader of this blog, (or happen to not be color blind), you know that i tend to gravitate/cling to neutrals for dear life. it is a subjective preference, one that i try to shake every now and then. but every so often it comes naturally, and i find myself tagging images …

  44. what? it is wednesday already? i have a lot to accomplish yet this week, but i can’t say that i’m not looking forward to this week being over. i’ve been a little distracted with a seemingly endless list of (mostly weddingy) stuff to complete, so i apologize in advance if this little blog hasn’t been as …

  45. finding a home for our new pieces of furniture… fresh flowers for only $4…. board games, wine, and cheese with friends…. the best homemade meatballs in marinara sauce you could imagine… (THANK YOU RYAN!) starting your friday with a lazy morning in bed…. it was a good week. happy friday everyone!

  46. eek! shelter pop did a little sneak peak featuring the newest decorating mag to hit the web, Rue Magazine, who’s co-founder happens to be one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Anne Sage (of City Sage fame). i’m so excited to see what happens when these talented girls collaborate… i think my head might explode at just …

  47. isn’t this home a dream? that view is amazing. i love the mixed use of materials. photography by simon watson via blue pool road

  48. thank you for all of your kind comments last week. it seems that things got pretty hectic around here mid-week, and blogging had to be pushed to the back of my mind. suddenly, it was the weekend, and i was getting ready for two very close friends of mine to come visit. friday, saturday, and sunday …

  49. i’m going to be helping out with our community garden this weekend. while i’m putting my green thumb to good use, i figured it would be a great time to get our indoor herb garden started as well. i came across this image on fffound today and thought it was a cute idea for some of …

  50. so, yeah. we’ve all seen this flippin’ ridiculous sneak peek at design*sponge today. i need that headboard, duvet, trunk, suitcase, and those amazing warehouse windows. to put it bluntly, i love everything that is going on here. and where can i get one of those awesome light bulb chandeliers? hey-nick, wanna make one for me? pretty, …

  51. i can’t get enough of these tranquil images. using shades of white and ivory aren’t just a trend for interiors, you can find the soft shades used everywhere from printing techniques, to identity systems, to couture fashion. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 /

  52. yellow, black and beige is one of my all time favorite color combos. i love the contrast, the cheeriness, the vibrancy, and the way it makes my dark hair pop. i really love that couch, but i think a bright yellow scarf might be a more affordable way to add a yellow into my life, don’t …

  53. how comfy does this leather couch look? i’ve been eying couches for the past few months, as nick and i both loath the one we have. it’s nearly impossible for two people to comfortably cuddle without removing all of the cushions. it must go! via desire to inspire

  54. i love these delicate flower arrangements in eclectic containers. wouldn’t these be so pretty on little tables with crisp white linens? via creature comforts more images here. and on ethanollie’s flickr stream.

  55. this is one of those homes that just makes my jaw drop because it’s original, relaxed, eclectic, cozy, lived in, and stylish all at once. and while i usually gravitate towards more polished spaces- this one speaks to my inner funk. the design duo’s home in portland was shot for domino’s march 2007 issue and i’ve …

  56. … when i tell them we’ve been collecting mismatched china for our wedding in october. i hear things like “so.. the plates are NOT going to match?” and “isn’t that a huge pain in the ass?”. and i politely answer those questions with “yes and yes”. but look at this —> makes all the trouble seem …

  57. i ordered this piglet print at 20×200 (right at the end of the spending hiatus– whoops!). i’ve been a fan of photographer Sharon Montrose for quite sometime so I was eager to own a print of my own.

  58. it seems like an unlikely combo, but Rachel Castle makes it feel like a natural fit at her shop. i was only familiar with Castle after coming across their adorable polka dot bedding months ago. i was delighted and impressed when i saw her artwork!

  59. Have you guys checked out the new etsy store West + Plum? The shop is run by Ellie over at Mint and I want all of the treasures she has curated! Head on over for some lovely ( and affordable) vintage eye candy. {all photographs taken by Ellie}

  60. seriously gorgeous stone work from mitsuru koga. tweeted by the lovely ladies of pawling press

  61. forget frames, this is a great casual way to hang art. via say Yes! to hoboken

  62. i have a serious weakness for line drawings. so when i came across pawling press, naturally i fell in love with their line of sweet and simple soft goods. i’ve got my eye on that dinosaur onesie for my future little nephew, who has decided to show up fashionably late. he was suppose to make his …

  63. i love this spindly little tree photographed by lerkenfeldt photography i actually had a tree in my first apartment after college but it definitely didn’t look this elegant. my roommate and i tromped through the woods in search of the perfect little birch tree but we didn’t have the heart to cut down a living baby …

  64. summer over at design is mine featured her favorites from the *adorable* shop eden & eden. i couldn’t help but do the same, i’m crazy about their whimsical products.

  65. i love these geometric tea towels by pata pri…

  66. pretty vintage globes from pedlars

  67. a summer sneak peak over a heath ceramics

  68. Winter will be lingering around for the next few weeks and if there is one thing I love about winter it’s all of the cozy accessorizing that goes with. Flocks knitted pieces are created from a small flock of sheep in Wales. Each item has an identification tag with and photo of the little sheep who …

  69. When it comes to color and pattern, balance is key. Because I’ve lived in rented apartments since college, I’ve been surrounded by white walls for a good 3.5 years now. I don’t mind it, they’ve always been well kept, bright and clean. But lately I’ve been noticing all of the fantastic patterned wallpaper available these days! …

  70. I spent this weekend looking for little ways to spruce up my home office area. One or two little changes would feel really refreshing. A few weekend finds: 1. a cozy place to sketch 2. graphic pillow 3. multifunctional calendar tape 4. wooden USB Drive 5. Books that inspire 6. a cool graphic rug 7. the …