Archive for October, 2013

Going Gingham

I don’t know if it’s the fall calling my name or my inner preppy, but every year, around this time, I get upset that I don’t have any gingham in my house…not a single lick of it.  I want to remedy this situation ASAP.

One spot that feels gingham appropriate to me is up our front stairwell that I keep claiming I’m going to decorate.  It would feel so cozy and let’s be honest, San Francisco is cold with the fog, with gingham wallpaper.  I recently got this sample from spoonflower for removable wallpaper.

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I think the brown is too strong but a grey or mushroom would work out perfectly.

Graham isn’t fully on board, so let’s let Pinterest do the convincing…

red and white chair






Southern Living





What do you think of the look?

October 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM 5 comments

Round Here

We had such a blast in Walla Walla.  It was just like days of old, except we were woken early by little munchkins.  Memories were retold and felt at every corner of the campus and great times were had by all.  Josie fell in love with Colton, to whom she is betrothed…

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Graham was a trooper, hanging on to his “honorary whittie” status.  He even got the dress code down…

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You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, even at 7 am (after a 2:30 am bedtime)…

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While I was away, Domaine home featured my bedroom which was truly the most wonderful surprise to come home to.

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Also, Monday morning, Ashley of Meet Me in Philadelphia posted pictures of her den and I’ve been swooning over them ever since.  Magazine worthy.

sofa and ottoman_door view

Meet Me In Philadelphia

The fabulous Ashley also has an ETSY shop that you don’t want to miss.


Plywood Tray


Lucite Knot Napkin Rings


Lulu Dk Pillow

October 1, 2013 at 5:19 AM 4 comments

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