A linen laundry bag is one of those utilitarian design elements that make the everyday more beautiful, and I have a soft spot pretty things that are also practical. This cute West Elm laundry bag is certainly affordable, but Crate & Barrel does even better in price and a bit bigger in size. Same palette, same drawstring cord, same vintage vibe stripes. Plus they both ship free. :)
West Elm // Crate & Barrel
It’s time for me to get a big girl bed, and I wanted to ask your advice. What do we think of pallet beds?
I love how simple they are, the texture they bring into a room, and the general dreaminess of a low bed. But would it be totally uncomfortable? Would it be more uncomfortable than an inexpensive platform bed? I know for health reasons you should not use actual used shipping pallets, but are there any other concerns?
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Cheap furniture gets a lot of flak for being, well, cheap. We like to think of our furnishings as forever investment pieces of comfort. Let’s be honest. When you buy a hard, molded mid-century chair, you’re not buying it for comfort. It’s usually a visual statement, cushioned, if used for bums. So if the shape and colors are right, it’s a nice place to save a few–or many–bucks. Here are some cheap modern chairs that mimic the more expensive.
Blu Dot // Ikea
Design Within Reach // Ikea
Kartell // LexMod
My mom always asks for Gloria Jean’s coffee beans and tickets to her favorite little movie theater for every holiday. Boring, but fool-proof. But here are some other mother’s day gift ideas that might make her day…
My mom lives in flats, the comfier the better. These are neutral and extra cute. ($78) // This gorgeous copper-spotted vase would be lovely gifted with tiny flowers. ($40) // These peachy gemstone studs are great for everyday. ($56) // A spring scarf in a fresh pallet is super pretty. ($70) // These little bowls could hold jewelry and other trinkets. ($28)
Not trying to pick on Anthropologie, but they just have so many things that I want (and can’t afford)! I could maybe spring for one of their pretty patterned porcelain bowls, but I if wanted a whole set, I’d pick from West Elm’s adorable Japanese collection.
Anthropologie // West Elm