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Material Monday

One of the things (some might say there are too many) I've vowed to do this year is to figure out what I like. I spend hours pouring over Instagram and Pinterest, blogs and books; I know my style, but I can't quite define it. I know I like bold colors, but I also have a soft spot for neutrals. I love metallics but I also die over rattans and jute weaves. I've been putting a lot of thought into branding and what my personal touches are. What colors speak to me? What textures and patterns? I'm all across the board! Which I guess is kind of the point, right? Style is what makes everyone unique, and sometimes throwing a name on it makes it seem more simple than it is. So I decided that I wanted to exercise my style and tap in to that little corner of my design wired brain and maybe help you to define what you like as well! I hope you enjoy these Monday posts, first up:

CANE | RATTAN

Cane (n): the hollow, jointed stem of a tall grass, especially bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem of a slender palm such as rattan.
Rattan (n): a naturally renewable palm that grows in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia. Rattan continues to be an invaluable part of rural people’s livelihoods in South and Southeast Asia.

IKEA Stockholm 2017

If you haven't had a chance to scope out IKEA's Stockholm Collection for 2017, you need to stop what you're doing right now and look. Dramatic? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely. I recently left my position as one of the company's trusty visual merchandisers, and with that, my all-time favorite perk of seeing new items months (and months and months) in advance. Having to wait with the rest of the general public is torture, but this wait was so worth it! Here are some of my favorite items from, in my opinion, the most exciting collection to come about for some time. Stockholm, 2017 baby.

So, are you drooling yet? Before you go and get yourself a napkin, here's a link to the rest of it (because why get up twice, right?). The collection is available starting April 2017. Is it April yet?

Happy lusting!

- Sara

 

On Trend - Hat Displays

I'm gonna be the first to admit that I am by no means a "hat person." It's not even that they don't look good on me, really mediocre at best, but that I'm a definitive creature of habit and I like to keep it simple. Plus, if I've taken the time to blow dry my hair, I'm sure as hell not covering that up. That being said, I'm loving the whole hats for display purposes trend! I myself have been known to hang a cowboy hat or two on my walls, but these wonderful vignettes take this look to a whole different level. Hat game strong!

I'm excited to utilize this trend and make use of the hats I've paid for and never wear. What do you think of these hat display ideas? Will you be filling up your walls with stetsons any time soon?