My Favorite Things This Week

Jul 3

 

When I’m seeking out beauty and staying creative, it always keeps me inspired – the natural elements being inspiration number one, and then all the pretty things we can make from them and design and decorate with. This week a few things caught my eye as we step into summer.

Nothing says summer more than a white leather woven handbag from Clic. I love that it goes with everything no matter the occasion.

Peter Dunham textiles – forever making rooms dreamy. Take your pick – wallpaper patterns, chairs, sofas, curtains – his designs and natural materials transform every room.

This sweet little pouch designed by Aerin is that missing poolside accessory, purse organizer,  or makeup bag for your bathroom shelf. I love all the texture and the seaside feel to it.

If you love golden and blush swirled together as much as I do then you’ll love the handblown glass tumblers I discovered from UPSTATE  – perfect for summer evenings with friends.

 

Five Ways to a Cleaner Home

Jun 26

Photo courtesy of Tessa Neustadt. Designed by Amber Interiors

Decluttering and organizing your home can mean much more creativity, productivity and enjoyment in the place that matters most. This is why I loved Goop’s Easy Tips for a Cleaner Home this month and I want to share some of my favorites with you.

1. Since the kitchen sink is such a high traffic area – have an organizer. You can even upgrade to a touchless faucet to reduce high-touch surfaces that need to be cleaned.

 

2. Declutter your closets – and choose a home for everything to keep things organized. Get some natural jute baskets once you know what you’re keeping.

3. Dust more efficiently, starting from the high places down the low places — use this high-quality table brush to make the task even easier.

My living room photo credit Aylssa Rosenheck

4. Get pretty re-fillable glass bottles from Blueland, so you can make your own all natural cleaning products.

My kitchen photo credit Alyssa Rosenheck

5. Always be tidying. Carving out thirty minutes a day to tidy adds up to three and a half hours a week – making it much more manageable.

Photo credit Alyssa Rosenheck