my holy grail list

My "holy grail" list consists of vintage items that I want badly but simply can't afford to buy online or in an antique shop. That means that I'm on the hunt. These are those items that would make me squeal and dance in public if I ever came across them at an estate sale or thrift store. I'm on a quest for...

a moon globe (via wise apple $98)

a large kilim rug (via kilim warehouse $435)

a large ornate mirror (via hunter's alley $139)

a card catalog (via tess home $1,400)

an antique dress form (via Haus Proud $480)

So what's on your holy grail list?



five design books to pre-order

I have an addiction to beautiful design and craft books with bright inspiring photos. There are five available for pre-order right now that I can't wait to get my hands on. The best part is that they are all authored by (or feature) design bloggers!

by Will Taylor of Bright Bazzar
coming April 29th, 2014

by Ellie Tennant features a ton of great bloggers
coming May 10th, 2014

by Holly Becker of Decor8 & Leslie Shewring
coming May 2014

by Myquillyn Smith of Nesting Place
coming April 29th, 2014

by Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess
coming August 26th, 2014

What is your favorite design book? I need to add to my collection!


design craving // indigo patterns

This color will be in my new home. I'm seriously craving these patterns.