Well Hello There!

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Hi friends!   I know it may have seemed like I’d fallen off the face of the planet (or left for our epic road trip and not looked back) but as you can see above and below I’ve been doing the most important work of my life… growing our newest family member!  For most of the pregnancy so far I felt protective and private (which was confusing because I simultaneously wanted to shout our amazing news from the rooftops)!  I decided somewhere along the line that I’d come back to this space when I felt pulled to, and in the meantime I’d honor my feelings and enjoy this new direction. Click to read more

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale!

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Hi friends!  Had to pop in just in case you missed the memo that my fave, Shopbop, is having their epic friends and family sale where EVERYTHING is 25% off (code INTHEFAM).  It’s my favorite sale of all sales- and a great time to pick up splurge items and staples.  As I was furiously adding to cart I thought I should share some of what I’m loving.  See below if you’re interested!  xx- Sarah

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Organic Modern Living Room

Hi friends!  As I mentioned before I’m getting my head around the idea that we’re almost done decorating(we’ve moved houses 5 times in the past 7 years, so I’ve pretty much lived in a constant state of decor shopping).  BUT!!!!!  I’m happy we’re settled and now I’ll pretend decorate.  Hopefully it’ll cure me of my restless decor syndrome (it’s real, the struggle is real!!!) And, I’ve got a collection of clothes I would wear in said pretend room right below it. That’s not crazy, right?  #cantstopmyself Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

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Room Sources:  rug, couch, wall hanging, lamp, coffee table (more affordable option here), throw pillows, floor pillows, chair, (plant is an olive tree, my latest indoor tree obsession)

ROASTED VEGGIE RAINBOW BOWL

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My acupuncturist recently reminded me, EAT YOUR RAINBOW!!!!  So I figured I’d make it easy on myself and create a one stop dish to get all of my colors in (with blueberries for dessert to sneak in that one last color!)  I could eat this every day, not only is it beautiful to look at but so satisfying, delicious and simple to make. I reccommend topping with a fried egg or two if you’re into that kind of thing!  I also recommend making extra because having leftovers is always a bonus, and this holds up well to being reheated.  Hope you love!! xx- Sarah

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California Bungalow Style

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Happy Thursday my friends!  We’re nearing the end of decorating….and I’m nowhere near the end of wanting shop for home decor, so I think I’ll have to start decorating other people’s spaces at this point!  I just helped a friend who is refreshing her space and it got me back on the bandwagon.  Here are some pieces I rounded up to fit in the cutest California bungalow!  Hope some of these find their way into your homes.  That will make me feel much better about not adding them to my own cart!  xx- Sarah  {image via My Domaine}

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Living Room Update and Intro to Loloi Rugs

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Hi friends, happy Tuesday! I’m excited to share a living room update with you today! Since you last saw it here, we’ve made some swaps which have transformed it into my dream room, and my by-far favorite room of the house.  It feels so cozy and happy for our little family!

To start the update we moved the rug we had into Lou’s office and replaced it with this one from Loloi rugs- it’s plush, unique and so well crafted- I’m in love with it. It’ll be a lifetime keeper for us.  A quality wool rug will last forever- we always have ours professionally scotch guarded and then yearly cleanings to keep them in the best shape.  This one by Loloi was hand knotted, which is wild to think about!  It’s a craft that’s been passed down from generation to generation, fathers teaching their sons an artform that has been used for lifetimes.  Textiles are a representation of culture, and something I love to mix and match in our house (in this room alone we now have a rug from India, pillows made from Thai fabric, and a traditional Moroccan wedding blanket).  The combination gives the room a worldly appeal and the mix of patterns and materials play nicely together.

Check out this microsite Loloi created that shows the process of how their rugs are handcrafted in India- it will inspire you in so many ways!!!  It’s especially fascinating to me because they employ many of the same tools and techniques that I use to make my weavings- it’s fun to see.  It gives me a huge appreciation not only for our beautiful rug but that Loloi is honoring the time honored craftsmanship to make high quality products- something that is becoming more rare in the marketplace.   And the video is so beautiful, it has me wanting to go to India, and then to promptly replace every other rug in our house- oh dear!

This post was produced in partnership with Loloi Rugs, we hope you love!  (You can purchase Loloi rugs here).

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We also sold our old coffee table and had this one custom made. I knew I wanted a larger table, and something with a bit more color than the stainless steel, but wanted to keep the modern design. I go back and forth about the idea of having it polished and coated as was my original intention, but so far we’ve been loving the direction the untreated copper has gone.  And I love the warmth it brings to the space.

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In a game of musical furniture I took the rocker from my office and swapped it for the circle chair that was in the corner (which is now in our bedroom), preferring the warm wood to the black metal. We found the vintage rocker at NokNok Living here in San Diego and I actually bought it before I even knew where I wanted it to live. I’m so happy I did, that chair will probably live in many rooms over the time we have it, I’ll never part with it.  And happily, the mini jungle behind it is thriving (against all odds as I am  not the best plant keeper!  Thank you Plant Gods, thank you very much)

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Last but not least, we commissioned our friend Greg build this floating credenza for under the mirror (I loved it so much in the Palm Springs house I wanted to create a version for this house too).  Heck to the yes to floating credenzas!