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weekend reading

starburst mirrorThis weekend is all about painting my living room, finally. We have to sand down a few patches, spot prime, but then I am good to go. Besides the kitchen, this is the LAST room in the house I need to paint! Huzzah.

My mirror came for the entry. It’s enormous and only $150.

Speaking of paint, The Peak of Chic shared her favorite dark brown rooms, including Albert Hadley’s.

Happy Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope.

A few of my stories on Lifestyle Mirror…

I interviewed Miles Redd–YES–and he was delightful.

I broke down the look of Tory Burch’s glamorous stores.

Carolina Irving shared spring entertaining tips and her favorite pieces from the Oscar de la Renta home collection.

14 of the prettiest vanities, all gorgeously styled.

weekend reading

salsa red wallsFirst week at my new job is in the books. I’m slowly adjusting to working full-time again; right now when I finish for the day, I just recede into the sofa, not to move until bedtime. Work, man.

The Guess Supermodel-style shoot with Maggie Geha on Ann Street Studio is probably my favorite thing this week.

Jess from The Love List waxes poetic about oysters, and more. I’m a midwesterner through and through, so her southern perspective always fascinates me.

I love this illustrated Dior tabletop scheme on The Coveteur.

A Few of my Stories on Lifestyle Mirror…

I interviewed Joy Thigpen for tips on making spring floral arrangements.

Intrigued by florals? I did a round up on chintz decor.

If you need to breathe new life into your Pinterest feed, I found 15 decorators to follow.

And finally, since it’s almost wedding season: the best off-registry wedding gifts.

weekend reading

I skipped last week’s because I was still in Florida in spirit, so let’s dive right in.

I love the mix of this bedroom designed by Nick Olsen in Domino. I’ve been trying to imagine a world where buffalo check and chinoiserie get along, so this is brilliant. Via Design Darling.

My new favorite lipstick –bought for its lovely packaging– from Estee Lauder.

I missed This is Glamorous’s redesign launch, but it’s gorgeous. Very Pinteresty and chic.

It is an open secret I love Battlestar Galactica. I watched it when it originally aired (10 years ago–arghhh), and ever since the show ended I’ve rewatched the series on an almost-yearly basis. The characters are old friends at this point. Except I hated the ending. The soundtrack of the show, though, never disappointed me, and I’ve loosely followed the show’s composer, Bear McCreary, and his career ever since. He’s gone on to compose for the Walking Dead, Caprica (womp womp), and many, many others. Rolling Stone had Bear talk about some of his soundtracks–a fun read for fellow TV enthusiasts.


Finally, on a personal note, I start a new job on Monday. I’m moving to the editorial side of things–a new and exciting shift for me. Can’t wait to share my first story!

weekend reading

project holly

Image by Kimberly Chau for Style Me Pretty Living

I’m ready to move in to this house designed by Bailey McCarthy!

These bright glasses from CB2 are too cute to pass up at $3 a pop.

I stumbled upon Piol custom dresses; the dresses themselves are out of my budget, but I love the custom color palettes they offer. I already wear a lot of purple, but the red surprised me! What’s your color palette?

I’m a huge fan of cream blushers (really any make-up you can apply with your fingers), so I’m curious about these new Cheek Pops from Clinique.

Nicole’s black parlor is getting me motivated to paint my living room.

Finally, my living room rug made a cameo on Design*Sponge last week!