Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another edition of Nook, bringing you the coolest small spaces from some seriously creative people. With all of my travel and the move rolled into the last few weeks, I know it’s been a bit since the last Nook feature so be sure to take a look back and check out Chelsea’s home studio and Carolynn’s office if you haven’t already. Today’s space is the light, bright and incredibly happy kitchen of Alli of Hooray! Alli is an immensely talented blogger, stylist and designer, and that talent shows throughout her beautiful little home, too.
Alli and her husband recently tackled renovating their kitchen to make it better suit their style and their needs, all without breaking the bank. I have to be honest and tell you that I just love the results! From the soft, neutral walls to the open shelving, this is a kitchen where I could hang out for hours without a problem. Click on through for all the details!
Winter is holding on strong here. I know. It’s only the first week of March. So these things are to be expected around these parts. That said, it doesn’t keep the cold and the lack of sunshine from taking a toll. I feel like most people around me are feeling it right now. For some reason it has me dreaming of taking advantage of the first warm weekend to gather with close friends, cook dinner together and enjoy libations by a big fire. We’re outside far more than in during the warmer months so right now I just can’t wait for the weather to break. This cozy seaside dinner party? It’s my ultimate inspiration at the moment. Friends, food, laughter and memories in the making. Be sure to pop over and check out all the stunning images at D’Art Photographie. There are too many to count.
[Photos by Laura Dart + Amos Lanka]
This week it’s all I can do not to spend all of my time digging through the incredible photos of newly launched Entouriste. One of my closest friends, Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs, brought her passion for travel to life with the most beautiful new travel site, designed from top to bottom to inspire you to seek out the little corners of the world you may have otherwise overlooked. With more photos and travel guides than you can imagine and so many more to come, travel lovers need to go take a look! Naturally, I’ve been pinning all of the gorgeous images like a mad woman, but these photos from Charleston (where I traveled for the first time this past fall if you recall) have really caught my eye. See them all here. (And there are so so many.) For more of what I’ve been recently pinning, follow along on Pinterest!
[All photos by Melissa Schollaert Photography from Entouriste.]
Over the past few years I’ve had a growing love affair with the chic, effortless look of all black and white design. Paired with a bold punch of graphic pattern? Well then you can consider me in design heaven. There’s something about this look that reads both fiercely modern and quietly classic. A flowing white dress studded with black polka dots, the perfect white typography set against black, Easter eggs decked out in good ol’ black Sharpie marker. It sincerely just does not get any better. While I don’t ever see myself decking out a whole house in this way, I love the idea of a dinner party or even just one room that strips away all the color in exchange for a little black, white and graphic love. What do you think?
1: Dress by Luca Luca from Style.com | 2: Obviously Sweet | 3: Le Train Fantome | 4: Susanna Vento via Jelanié | 5: A Merry Mishap | 6: Eight Hour Day from Dribble | 7: Mormorsglamour via trendenser | 8: Joe Fresh | 9. BP & O.
Good morning and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty quiet, largely focused on starting to get unpacked and organized. Oh and I also watched a couple of oldie but goodie chick flicks. A completely acceptable way to waste away part of the weekend, I’ll have you know. So now it’s Monday and it’s time for a color palette to kick off the week! I am loving these soft, muted pastel colors right now. They kind of remind me of Neapolitan ice cream and the first whispers of spring, all rolled into one. Not a bad a combination, right? Strawberry and apricot are the stars here, and I love the look of them paired with an earthy shade of lichen. Now if only spring would actually make an arrival, we’d be in business over here!
[Photos, from top: Julia Kostreva | Yuki Sugiura via The Foodie Bugle | Leif.]