on point: Highpoint Market favorites

If you are a residential designer, Highpoint Market is like Mecca – you absolutely have to make the trip!  If you can’t attend the next best thing is to follow along virtually.  The hashtag #HPMKT on Instagram has nearly 60K posts of new products and inspiration.  Based on personal preference and post popularity, here are my picks on this Spring’s market winners.

HOT NEW WALLPAPER

Detroit Wallpaper stole the show with their brightly colored geometric patterns.  I obviously have immense love for the Mitten State and am happy to see the success of yet another amazing Detroit business!

Wallpaper @  Highpoint - via bmaathome on Instagram Wallpaper @  Highpoint - via caitleysymonstextile on Instagram

BRASS & SASS

It’s no surprise that gold tones were a huge hit.

Highpoint Vignette - via bethbarden on Instagram Highpoint - via contourinterior on Instagram New Art @  Highpoint - via layersandlayers on Instagram

TILE HEAVEN

Mirth Studio continues to wow with their amazing tile patterns.

Spring Highpoint - via mirthstudio on Instagram Tile @ Highpoint - via coreasotropa on Instagram

IN THE HOT SEAT

Some of the most loved chairs at Market this Spring!

New Chair @  Highpoint - via lisamendedesign on Instagram New Chair @  Highpoint - via verellenfurniture on Instagram New Chair @ Spring Highpoint - via chelle.albert on Instagram New Chair @ Spring Highpoint - via hhousefurn on Instagram

TEXTURE & COLOR

True statement pieces!

New Rug @  Highpoint - via nataliereddell on Instagram New Sideboard @  Highpoint - via hauteinterior on Instagram Art @ Highpoint - via changnatalie on Instagram

STUNNING VIGNETTES

Lovely rooms that have it all together.

Spring 2015  Highpoint - via manderley_design_co on Instagram Spring 2015  Highpoint Market - via jacquelinecorea on Instagram Highpoint via inspireddarianne on Instagram

Did you make it to Highpoint? What was your favorite showroom or piece?

PS>You can follow me on Instagram here.  Happy Monday everyone!

treehouses that will blow your mind

I grew up in a house surrounded on 3 sides by a forest.  As a child of about 8 or 9, I remember taking a hammer, nails, and a few boards into the woods to try to create a hangout for me and my friends.  I had a small sledge hammer (haha, clearly not the right thing to build any type of structure) so it didn’t pan out too well.  I think I got about one step secured – just enough to pull myself up on a branch and sit there.  I miss childhood most because of the way your imagination would run wild.  You just think you can do anything at that age, and it’s pretty magical.  I never ended up with a tree house, but it was a cool place to escape to.  I have some pretty amazing memories  exploring those trails.

Here’s some eye candy in the form of some amazing tree houses.  These creative structures are like a childhood dream come true.  Happy Earth Day!

Boho Home

Tree House - Kenneth Wyner Photography

Sustainable Bamboo Tree House in Bali Bamboo Tree House Living Area

bamboo-tree-house-with-hanging-chairs

Crystal River Tree House - Green Line Architects

The-HemLoft-Treehouse-Whistler-Canada

Tree House by Peter Bahouth

treehouse bedroom!

thursday thoughts: the truth about you

Read it and believe.  We may not always feel that we are brave, strong, smart, or loved, but it is true.  Smile because you are blessed and people care about you.

Winnie the Pooh quote

Oh and don’t forget to have a wonderful day! :)

working girl cuisine: apple pecan salad with goat cheese

apple pecan salad with goat cheese recipe

Since nobody’s thrilled about Tax Day tomorrow (except possibly Uncle Sam), let’s celebrate something much more exciting today: National Pecan Day.

Obviously, there’s no better day to bring you one of my favorite go to recipes.  I tend to make this a lot when Nate’s out of town for work, because 1) cooking for yourself is already no fun, 2) this recipe’s ingredients are perfect for just 1 person, and 3) it’s just so quick!

This recipe is an adaptation from one of my favorite local restaurants.  The only prep involved is cutting up part of an apple.  Easy like a Sunday morning.

apple pecan salad with goat cheese

Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Baby Spinach
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 package of Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 1 bag of Pecan Pieces
  • 1 bag of Julienned Carrots (not shown in picture, but I usually add them in for some extra nutritional value!)

Directions:

  1. Cut up the apple into small cubes.  Use about 1/4 of the apple per person. Leftover apple can be put in a ziplock baggie and stored in the fridge for later use.
  2. Fill bowl or plate with spinach.  Top with apple, goat cheese crumbles, carrots (if using), and pecans as you wish.
  3. Drizzle with salad dressing, and eat up! (I like a dressing that isn’t overpowering and is slightly on the sweet side, like a Poppyseed.)

beautiful boho modern home in California

It’s all going modern in the design world these days.  Everywhere you look it’s crisp white walls, clean lines, geometric rugs, and color pops in the pillows.  And while it’s absolute eye-candy, sometimes its hard to imagine someone actually living there.  Do they have dogs? Or kids?? Do they sit in those metal chairs for longer than 15 minutes?? They must clean. Every. Single. Day. The questions just seem to just burn a hole in my brain.  Because as much as I am about beauty, a design has to be comfortable and functional, too.

owens & davis entry hall

So what’s the answer to a practical modern home that is chic and cozy?  The bohemian modern look, of course.  It’s stylish yet feels lived in.  I can’t get enough of the natural, understated beauty.

The ever-so-talented Becki Owens and Nicole Davis posted this project on Instagram awhile back, and it’s like the angels were singing out of the heavens.  Featured on Domaine Home, this amazing California home marries modern style with everyday comfort.

owens and davis ecclectic living

owens & davis boho living room

I could totally see myself hanging out here. Reading a magazine.  Basking in all that natural light.

owens and davis livingowens & davis eclectic living room view 2

And this kitchen! Simple, white, and gorgeous.  The rug really adds a fun color pop.

owens + davis kitchen

bench with boho accent pillows

The warm woods, natural textures, and rich accent colors really breathe life into each room.

simple breakfast nook owens and davis ecclectic dining room owens and davis modern boho

For more inspiration, follow Becki and Nicole on Instagram.  They really have created some amazing spaces, in many different design styles!

(Photo Credit: Owens + Davis via Domaine Home)