Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Was anyone else counting down the hours this week until the clock struck 5? I sure was! And during this relaxing hour on a Friday evening, I want to introduce a new segment to my blog!

I've been toying with this idea for a while, and I've realized, there are a ton of things each week that I want to share with my little corner of the blog-o-sphere. Being in the design business, I can't get enough of the beautiful things that pass my way. They may change as I evolve this segment, but the core will be the same. Awesome stuff that I want to share with you!

Let's begin, shall we?

{favorite} design element

Ann Sacks Tile - "Tidewater" in "Sand"
 The wall in this photo? That is tile, my friends. Amazing, textured, large format (31" x 71") ceramic tile. We just made this stuff (in white) our new office kitchenette backsplash. I am in absolute heaven with this stuff. The best part? It's less than $30/sf! The texture is subtle enough that it's a breeze to clean, but prominent enough that the light catches it in amazing ways. Fireplaces, shower walls, how would you use these tiles?

{favorite} quote

I thought I'd start this new segment here with one of my favorite quotes of all time. When I go through my home, I often think of this, and ditch what doesn't fall into these two categories. It's such a simple motto, but it really is powerful. How many things in your home aren't either useful or beautiful? And why are they still there??

{favorite} deal

Decor Steals Website
If you haven't heard of Decor Steals yet, get your butt on over there! Seriously, why are you still reading this?? They always have a handful of awesome home decor items for crazy awesome prices, and have a new special every day! While I haven't bought anything yet (le sigh), I can't wait to get my hands on some of their amazing and beautiful items. 

{favorite} color

Benjamin Moore - Affinity Collection AF100 "Pashmina"
I think my boss and I can agree on our obsession over this color. This is the love child of grey and beige. Pashmina by Benjamin Moore is a perfect neutral warm grey that seems to go with everything. We love it so much that we've put on multiple clients' walls, and even on kitchen cabinets!

{favorite} laugh

By Artist Whatshisname
Who doesn't want a pooping dog lamp? Seriously though. I couldn't make this ish up if I tried, check out the link in the caption. The floor lamp, dubbed "Good Boy" is a great dane, while the table lamp, "Good Puppy", is a chihuahua. The most disturbing best part? The poop doubles as the on/off button.  You're welcome.

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