If you’ve ever found yourself struggling with what to do with boxes and boxes of excess “stuff” (I call them treasures, my husband calls ’em junk) that you’ve amassed over the years, then may you find some comfort and inspiration in the home of Karolina Vertus. The stylist, and owner of clothing and home decor boutique Miloii, skillfully walks that fine line between eclectic liberation and refined restraint. The soft color palette serves as a calming backdrop to all of the beautiful, found objects that Karolina has so stylishly incorporated into her Swedish flat. I’m taking notes!
It was her love of nature that inspired Merve Burma to start crafting wooden bags in her Instanbul-based workshop. But wait, these are not just any wooden bags. Merve cross stitches intricate fruit and floral motifs onto the oak, walnut and beech wood surfaces of clutches, backpacks and shoulder bags! I adore the vintage, granny-chic appeal . . . honestly, does it get any cuter?
Yellow and orange are not my colors. Call me a pessimist, but I don’t own a single piece of clothing that falls withind that sunny spectrum. However, this mustard-marigold hue that I’ve been spotting? That, I can get happy with . . .
Since we moved into our house nearly three years ago, I’ve been toying with the the idea of adding a carpet runner to our staircase – if only for the practical purpose of softening the sounds of shoes, particularly heels, loudly clanking up and down our wooden steps. Honestly, sometimes it sounds as if a stampede of elephants is descending upon our household. But after seeing the ingenious way Megan Pflug, the DIY expert at One Kings Lane, installed a series of vintage runners in the staircase of Anthony D’Argenzio’s, of one of my favorite Instagram accounts Zio & Sons, foyer, this looming project is an absolute must do. I am officially on the hunt for vintage runners. Stay tuned . . .
If there’s a single designer that dominates my jewelry collection right now, it would be Kathleen Whitaker. The addiction began with her signature gold, staple earring – perfect in its elegant simplicity. Since then, I’ve added several more pieces to my repertoire. And yes, I’ve even added more piercings to my ears just to accommodate her delicate geometric studs, sticks and cuffs. Lucky for me, the LA based designer has been keeping busy lately, launching an updated site with new classic pieces like ball studs, stick brooches and über thin bracelets and neck chains. What else do I possibly need?