Days seem to be flying by lately. Now that I’m down to the last couple months in my pregnancy, there seems to always be some kind of doctors appointment or baby-related to-do list item that needs checking off, and of course work and keeping up with the house is keeping my husband and me busy as well. Today I’m cleaning up my Golden Belt studio for tonight’s 3rd Friday open house (stop by, if you’re local! I’ll be around from 6:30-8:30).
The above is one of the many beautiful photos of Aurélie Lecuyer’s home in France, found courtesy of Bloesem.
Weekend Event Picks for Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Durham’s free summer music series has moved to DPAC’s front lawn, and kicks off tonight with Solas and Kenny Roby // Third Friday in Durham, including live music at Goldenbelt // Grand Opening of Spectre Arts in Durham, also tonight // Roman Holiday screening on the lawn of NCMA, 8pm // 44th annual Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday afternoon // Parents looking to engage their children in art, check out blogger and author Jean Van’t Hul at The Regulator Bookshop Saturday night // The Rite of Spring Centennial from the NC Symphony // Head to City Plaza in Raleigh for Artsplosure, all weekend
Have a good weekend!
The entryway is the oft forgotten space in a house, so when I saw that Glitter Guide Editor, Caitlin, had come up with some entryway inspiration I knew I had to figure out how to make such a small space with big impact my own. Don’t shy away from mixing textures – if you have a lot of white, mix in some metallics and fun fabrics to give it some punch. Try to avoid over-cluttering the surface if you can. Find a table with drawers, or grab a couple cute containers to store unsightly items. Here’s some inspiration on how to make this entryway your own:
Parsons Desk / Ovo Table Lamp / Melina Wall Mirror / Parlour Atomic Orange Ottoman / Fake Deer Head / Design*Sponge at Home
So Pretty! Felt by Amy Palanjian (a former editor of ReadyMade magazine) is a beautiful book with 24 simple projects including felt flowers, headbands, jewelry, garlands, and more.
One of my favorite projects from the book is this Graphic Table Runner (below) from designer Lindy Cline of Plytextiles. A big thanks to Chronicle Books for allowing us to share the project here! Just click the link below for the full step by step instructions.
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Peacock Pavilions is a stunning family home and luxury hotel located in an olive grove in Marrakesh, Morocco. Filled with beautiful rugs, tapestries, art, and vintage finds, this place is definitely on my dream vacation list. For more images, check out this feature in Lonny Mag.
Check in today, starting at 350 euros.
First photos via Peacock Pavilion, last three photos by Patrick Cline for Lonny Mag.
This week we have such a fun and quirky giveaway!! One lucky winner will get all six of these items from imm Living (a $300 value). I had so much fun working with the folks from imm Living on this project, and styled/photographed these pieces in my home to show you how I’ve used them (they generously gave me a set, too!). Be sure to check out Coco + Kelley and The Everygirl for their imm Living giveaways this week.
Also, Burke Decor is offering a 15% discount with code: CHOOCHOO.
There are three ways to enter (that means you can enter up to 3 times!):
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite piece is, or how you’d use these items in your own home.
2. Like imm Living on facebook and leave an additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do).
3. Like Mint on facebook and leave a additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do).
Please note: Your comment may not show up immediately. That’s ok; please don’t leave another one. We’ll go through our spam folder and resurrect any wayward comments before the giveaway ends. Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday, May 12th and the randomly chosen winner will be announced on Monday the 13th.
* Limited to US readers only.
Items pictured: Feathered Nest Container (Heron) / Mortise Collection door knob hooks / Menagerie Plate: Owl / Menagerie Plate: Rabbit / Grassland Companion Container: Giraffe / Drink to Life Wine Stopper: Bull
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED.