Linen bedding is just plain chic — and it's perfect for summer. Whether you want saturated, bright colors or traditional muted stripes, you should be able to find what you're looking for at one of these five sources.
This is a bit of a splurge but is by far the cutest swaddle blanket I own. It was a gift from my sister and is great for a family who has the basics but you want to treat to something special. Handmade from organic cotton muslin, the set includes a blanket, a burp cloth and 2 dab cloths. Also available in hedgehog, tugboat and elephant print.
On a gorgeous morning walk recently, I happened upon a ginkgo tree. Since they're not a regular sighting for me, I stopped to admire the iconic fan-shaped leaves. For a dose of ginkgo at home, here are 5 fan-tastic finds.
Maura Grace Ambrose founded Folk Fibers with the goal to "share the craft and folklore that prevails around natural dyes and quilting." Each of her quilts is hand quilted in Austin, Texas and is made using 100% natural fibers.
I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that I am not one to have white bedding. With shedding pets and a clumsy hand with morning coffee, I'm hardly tidy enough to maintain crisp pale linens. As bleaching the bedding is not something I want to add to the regular to-do list (why must it be so difficult to put a duvet inside its cover??), I'm in the market for a darker-hued duvet cover. Here are 6 options on both sides of the $100 mark:
These make me think of freshly organized desks, clean, architectural lines, and maybe a few OCD behaviors. Or, just like me, but the exact opposite. Click below for sources, and more interior inspiration.
In small homes, the bathroom in particular can be really pressed for space. I know that in my own small house (not as tiny as my old apartment, but well under the average size in my city), it's difficult coming up with enough wall space for towel bars. We have hooks and bars on the back of the door, but I'm always looking for alternatives since that's not ideal. One solution I'm eyeing is the 12-inch towel bar:
My bathroom is ridiculously tiny. A very pregnant visitor once asked if she could use the bathroom. "You can try." We do have a full bath, but no room to house a baby bathtub. When my son was born 5 years ago and now with my daughter, we made do with other products suited to small homes. Here they are...
Grain is a design studio based in Bainbridge Island, Washington that is dedicated to social and environmental responsibilities. They introduced two new houseware collections at ICFF this past weekend: the first is a line of hard goods that includes the Dish Table, which was inspired by hand carved African stools, new stitched mirrors, and new candle stick holders. The second is a natural dye collection of cotton pillows and woven towels.