Best of the Web

Happy Monday!!!

I’m hoping this week work looks something like this…

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because last week this was me by Friday…

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Nevertheless looking forward to February, the month of L.O.V.E…

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Now, let’s dive into this week’s Best of the Web:

1. I don’t know about you but this is what happens to me when I shop for fragrance at the mall. Step 1 – I stop by the fragrance booth, Step 2 – I try a sample on me, Step 3 – I instantly fall in love, Step 4– I dish $80 in less than 60 seconds, Step 5 – somewhere in between the mall and the next day, the fragrance decides to not work on me. I’m now an owner of a perfume which successfully deceived me. So you know why I’m all over Olfactif. It’s a monthly fragrance subscription service which allows you to test & explore 3 samples of fragrances before you decide to invest. And when you do decide to purchase, you will automatically receive an $18 credit towards the bottle of your choice. How neat is that! No more discentppointments!

2. For those of you who begin your day with a newspaper (like my dad), make it fun while you’re at it. Try theSkimm – it delivers humorous, bottom-line snippets of the biggest deadlines, right to your desktop.

3. The word on the street is Fab.com may probably be dead, sooner or later. Well…if you’re a sucker for similar artistry, you may want to head to Walker Shop where all proceeds go to Walker’s artistic & educational programs. For instance, I’m loving these camera sticky notes to spice up my desk for only $6.99.

4. Etsy seller pixelthis likes to make stuff from stuff. Yep, he takes stuff, tears it apart and then makes more stuff out of it. His stuff is sooooooo cool I personally bought a recycled turntable clock or some stuff like that from him couple of years ago. It now hangs on the wall of my study and is sure as hell a great conversation starter.

5. You can never browse too many online marketplaces. And if you currently are trying to shop for an event, party, gift or holiday, check out Minted. It’s a marketplace of independent artists and designers who are creating beautiful products for you to customize and make it your own. Find anything from invitation cards to postcards, stationery, fabrics, home and party decor.

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Inspiration for a new home continues…

The epic search for a new home continues…and so does my attempt to post as many inspiring designs on my pinboard as humanly possible.

Today I find delight in the minimalist, eco-friendly designs of Ecoluxe on their Instagram page. And I hope you do too!

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Doorway 💚 @kellywearstler

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Long weekend travel inspiration

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and last but certainly not least…

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Off the Wall

I have been following F. Schumacher & Co. for many years now hoping one day I can embed their fabrics and wallcoverings into my new home. Their vividly exquisite designs have had me hooked on their website for hours at a time. They are one of those companies who have managed to sustain versatility and quality in their designs through innovation and inspiration in this rapidly evolving world of interior design.

Today we will take a peek into their blog and Instagram page to marvel at how beautifully and eloquently they’ve managed to make wallpaper look irresistible. For a long time I was turned off by wallpaper, it reminded me of the 90s (a decade I’m not a huge fan of…I’m a child of the 80s if you know what I mean!) yet now I am actually looking forward to incorporating them into my new home.

Some of the fabric and wall designs posted here are products of Schumacher while a few may be regrams of designers they like or works of designers they have featured on their blog. Be sure to click on the links for more information as well as tune into their Pinterest page for more design eye-candy.

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House of Turquoise

When I saw these designs by Tobi Fairley featured on House of Turquoise four years ago, I was in awe! My three favorite shades – Turquoise, Orange and Coral – at play make these rooms so delightfully cheerful and vibrant. I ran into these images as I was rummaging through my very old Bookmarks folder (which I refer to as my vintage online treasured chest) and knew I just had to share.

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A new home brings new dreams

Shopping for a new house is no easy task! The housing market in Houston is on steroids. Every house which manages to seize my interest lingers in the market for no more than 12 hours and unfortunately, this rapid pace of the housing market in Houston ain’t slowing down anytime soon. Who are these people snatching up homes in less than 12 hours? How can you make one of the biggest decisions in your life in less than 12 hours? I can’t even decide what dress to wear in 12 hours!!!

Anyhow, I remain persistent and hopeful of my dream home. To me, more exciting than the process of house hunting is the process of imagining what my new home would look like. I absolutely dig old country-style homes – they possess so much character. I imagine my new home to be move-in ready to an extent I can add my own flavor to it, which brings me to my inspiration board.

My inspiration board is the hoarding ground of all things responsible for giving me goose bumps lately in the design and decor universe. For instance, I’m in love with:

  • everything blue and white
  • decorative plates
  • dark walls
  • antique furniture
  • wallpaper
  • doors
  • all things vintage
  • Mediterranean-themed tiles
  • wall decor
  •  eye-popping fabric

Starting now, I want to take you on a journey through my inspiration board. Today, we will be inspired by everything blue and white, courtesy of OneKingsLane Instagram page. There’s something refreshing, calm and peaceful about blue and white. It perks up my mood and motivates me to think positively. And how weird – these were also my elementary, middle and high school colors! I can’t wait to emulate some of these looks into my new home! Now you know where I’ve been hiding for the past week. Hello, my name is Henna and I’m an Instagram addict!

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So call me, maybe. #vintage

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Don’t forget to hop on over to OneKingsLane Instagram page for more inspiration. It’s awesome – you will drown, I promise!