Happy Friday + Links (3/17/17)

Happy Friday!  Are you wearing green?  Goodness I hope so because it’s St. Patrick’s Day!!!!  You surely already knew that, and I probably shouldn’t mention this, but I didn’t even know the holiday was here until Wednesday night when my mother-in-law invited us over for corned beef and cabbage. Dead give away.  Luckily, I pulled it together and the boys will be wearing green shirts today, and they’ll be taking turns pinching Dada because he’s kind of a party pooper when it comes to dressing for holidays.

Anyway… we’re going to be painting cabinets for the Porch House this weekend (that’s my new name for the flip house…do you like it?).  Stay tuned to read lots on that project coming up because we’re about to get swamped with it, in the best possible way.  I’ve been obsessing over wallpaper lately and have been pinning up a storm.  I’ve noticed that I’m straying to more color and pattern when thinking about my home lately.  Is it just the hint of Spring in the air or is my design esthetic really changing…?  Time will tell, but get ready for an onslaught of wallpapered inspiration.

My Scandinavian Home Tour Image

source

This is perhaps the most charming house tour I’ve ever seen.  The relaxed and fun family vibe of the space is just perfect.  It feels so homey, eclectic, and welcoming that I want to bottle it up and pour it over my own home.  And that wallpaper is giving me all sorts of ideas.

Here’s another amazing wallpapered space that I shared on Instagram yesterday (check out the whole tour here) featuring William Morris wallpaper, originally designed in 1876.  I am really obsessed with that man’s prints lately and this is the exact wallpaper I’ve been dreaming about for our Farmhouse dining room.

Johanna B wallpapered kitchen space 3.17.17

source / home of Johanna Bradford

An oldie but a goodie.  Nina Dobrev’s cool, California home.

The most beautiful flower arrangement with a step by step DIY.  This one is definitely worth trying when Spring finally comes!

I found myself completely impressed by Maxwell Ryan, the founder of Apartment Therapy.  Check out this week’s Chris Loves Julia podcast to hear more about his philosophy and start.

Apparently Thai Chicken is the most popular pinned food in Washington State.  Huh.  What’s your state’s?

“My mom raised me a feminist.”  You’re a lucky lady, Kate (and thankfully, I am too)!

xoxo

-Cathy

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  1. I LOVE your taste in wallpaper. That floral on blue wallpaper couldn’t be more perfect in a dining room. In fact, I may need to snag it:) Funny that it fits so well in such a non-traditional home as featured in the My Scandinavian Home link.

  2. Thai chicken, huh? Maybe I need to pin a recipe and make some, because that sounds delicious! Interesting how wallpaper is making a comeback, but totally appropriate in your old houses. Can’t wait to see more of the porch house!

    • Yeah now I just have to sell Garrett on wallpaper 🙂 Thai chicken does sound pretty darn good, but I was expecting something more like apple pie or something. Ha!

  3. I was looking on Spoonflower a while ago for some inspiration and saw a lot of William Morris inspired fabrics and wallpapers – give it a look!

    https://www.spoonflower.com/shop?type=wallpaper&view=designs&shop=wallpaper&t=William+Morris&commit=Search

  4. Susan Champion says:

    Congratulations! I’ll be watching for the show. Fingers crossed!

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