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It’s winter in Chicago which means I’m starving for visual inspiration. There’s only so much pinning a girl can do! So on a recent Saturday afternoon I embarked with my equally eager hubby to Jayson Home to get my creative juices moving again.
If there’s ever been a place to whisk away the winter-blues it’s this eccentrically elegant home and garden center in the heart of the Lincoln Park shopping district. Filled with a cacophony of furniture odds and design ends this beautiful boutique expertly choreographs each and every display. Moody reupholstered furniture combine with brightly colored accent pieces, one-of-a-kind handmade dishware and fair-trade imports. To bring together such a wide variety of aesthetics and make it seem this fluid is artistry at its finest.
Setting trends in furnishing and design, Jayson home is the perfect place to escape on a dreary gray afternoon. Snapping pictures left and right, I know I took lots of notes and will be playing out some of their ideas in my own place. Whether it be with pops of potted plants or delightfully tacky prints, this is the place to go for a fresh dose of inspiration for the home this season!
“Whenever I’m feeling down, la la la, whenever I’m feeling blue, la la la, all I have to do – is just think of you!
Or, at the very least, all I need to do is take a trip to some of my favorite Pinterest boards to collect visual trinkets that will continue to inspire me – whether in the bitter cold of winter or sticky sweetness of summer.
Do you have a Pinterest board filled with goodies to motivate, enthuse and inspire? If so – share a link to it in the comments below!
Oh – the holidays. Tis the season for lights to go up, leaves to come down and for us to be jovial and filled with cheer! One of my favorite things to do this time of year is walk through my neighborhood gazing up at all the elegantly dressed homes, twinkling with warm white lights, casting a cozy mood onto entire blocks at a time.
The soft luminescence of the season made me think about my favorite obsessions of late: gold and glitter. Caitlin and I used these two elements in our Renegade set-up, and the final results aesthetic lingers in my creative abyss. How can I incorporate this warm hue and sparkling touches into my designs? I haven’t figured it out quite yet – but did curate a collection of items off Etsy and Pinterest that grabbed my attention.
Enjoy!Gold Star Urchin by Kissa Design Gold Paper Heart Confetti by Paper Whispers Gold Glitter Deer Garland by Steph Loves Ben Pop of Color vintage sweater from Pierogi Picnic Milk Glass Vase Candles by Fresh Pastry Stand Gold Glitter from 8 Days of Treasures All that Glitters Garland by Willow Boutique Vintage Brass Figurine from Compost This
Beyond my husband, family, friends, health and spiritual wealth, I am also thankful for all of you.
Those who shop, follow, share, support and encourage – it’s because of you that Pierogi Picnic continues to thrive! And for that I want to send all of you a warm and heartfelt “thank you.” I appreciate each and every one of you!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.
On this chilly Friday I wanted to share with you this adorable paper cutout from Design Sponge that asks us to seize each day and opportunity.
Whether it means going the extra mile for someone in need, or taking a chance to follow your dreams, make today the day where you step out of your comfort zone to make a difference.