PS – I ate at the Ikea cafe for the first time yesterday and I was really, honestly impressed. I had the Swedish meatballs and a piece of their apple cake and I’d do it again. Mmmmm.
The font trend is still going strong. And this alphabet furniture is the biggest incarnation I’ve seen yet.
I love the idea of having a giant initial as my dresser.
Another Shade of Grey has the first photos I’ve seen of West Elm’s Spring accessories line. And they are adorable.
I immediatly cruised over to the site to check things out. Since then, I can’t take my eyes off of these gorgeous glass bell jars. They feel very Victorian and look amazing paired with the Acacia wood slices.
The cats I’ve owned have always appreciated a snug hide-away. They’ve made holes so that they could sleep in the bottom of my box spring, climbed into a washing machine full of dirty clothes, and made a nest on my computer keyboard.
This under-chair cat hide-away is the perfect example of beautiful,
functional, cat-inspired design. It was made by Gabriel Sierra of San
Juan. You can see more of his work at Designboom.
This image from a Dallas bedroom proves that you don’t need to splurge on a massive, framed piece to create a design focal point in your home.
Finding affordable art can be a challenge. I just love the idea of layering stenciled patterns instead. It’s simple and can be changed in an afternoon should the mood to redecorate strike (and does it ever).
See more of the Duran home here.
Find awesome stencils here.
West Elm has some very pretty new animal print towels. They’re 100% organic cotton and all of the dyes used to create the patterns are earth-friendly.
Normally I don’t go in for anything animal (with the exception of zebra), but these prints are clean and modern instead of brassy and overbearing.
Animal Print Towels (giraffe, zebra, and leopard), $9-$24
If even toned-down animal prints aren’t your thing, West Elm has their organic, solid-colored towels discounted as a part of their Winter White Sale.