Category: Product Love

We hope everyone is looking forward to a lovely holiday tomorrow.  Now, if you happen to be looking for a way to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 via desktop accessories, we’ve got you covered with the patriotic display below!  If you haven’t seen it, Poppin has a great feature on their website where you can Design-a-Desk, choosing a custom color selection from their most popular accessories!

 

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Kari and I are visual people, so for us, being able to visually toggle through the impressive array of colors to create the perfect combination is such a useful tool for us.  We each have our own favorite color combos (bet you wouldn’t guess mine includes a little pink!), and we’ve used Poppin products a handful of times with different clients, and we always come back to the Design-a-Desk feature each time we are putting together a proposal.  We love the impact that the custom colorway provides!

 

We hope that your weekend is filled with fireworks, barbecues, parades, fairs, picnics, speeches, ceremonies and a plethora of pomp and circumstance (if that’s your thing!) to celebrate the 238th birthday, and the wonderful history and traditions of our beautiful United States of America!

 

Anyone headed to the West Lawn for the Capitol Fourth this year?

 

Kate

 

 

So it’s the season of evening thunderstorms here and a few nights ago I spent a storm’s duration at my preschooler’s bedside. Our discussions went from the technical talk of light traveling faster than sound and how lightening comes before thunder to the moral rightness of telling the truth (I frequently combined my assurance that he was safe with the fact that I wouldn’t lie to him). We even had the benefit of losing power for five minutes of our talk, which gave the opportunity to thank the people hard at work fixing our outage.
 
When I finally convinced him that the storm was passing and he was more than safe to fall asleep, I crept downstairs to find the combined glow of candlelight and TV screen. We are not frequent candle-lighting people, but the nostalgia of flickering flame juxtaposed with modern conveniences felt comfortable and romantic.
 
It immediately made me think of Kevin Reilly’s electrical candle and metal light fixtures. He designed the patented technology of a non-heat producing electrical bulb that doesn’t affect the quality of the real wax it sits inside. The bulbs are even dimmable and give off a very realistic ambient and soft candlelight glow. The fixtures are relevant for any room style, as they beautifully combine rustic, industrial with traditional romanticism. His light fixtures are all individually handcrafted by a small staff of artisans in Reilly’s Alabama workshop.
 
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1. Kevin Reilly Altar Fixture                           2. Kevin Reilly Gem Fixture

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3. Kevin Reilly Hemel Fixture                          4. Kevin Reilly Gem Wall Sconce

 
Forecasts show more weather excitement for this evening, so I am mentally preparing myself for what life topics we should discuss. My son spent the past few days informing everyone he met that light travels faster than sound and even naming his gym teacher “sound” and himself “light”, as my son ran faster past his teacher. Obviously he was a captive audience during our bedtime talk, so I fully intend to take advantage of the opportunity to chat, should Mother Nature allow…
 

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Hi, y’all!  I’m pumped to break the silence with a little chat about color (hmm.. I’m oh-so-predictable!).  Now that it’s really May, and the warmer weather is here to stay, I’m craving to surround myself with a little of that warmth and color.

 

I consistently lean towards grays, blues, and greens in my own home, but I recently painted my small powder room an explosive coral, and I love it!  Since my living room is predominantly cool-toned, I think I need to live with a little more of that coral punch!  I have a couple of emerald green Dwell Studio throw pillows (this and this) on my couch in my living room, and since coral and emerald duo very nicely on the red carpet:

 

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and work magically together in these interiors by one of my favorites, Arkansas Designer Tobi Fairley:

 

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I’m searching for the perfect pairing of pillows to bring a little Spring inside!

 

I love this grouping with a few pillows from Caitlin Wilson Textiles.  The simple geometrics and fretwork balance out the wild nature of the gold floral motif and high-contrast zebras.

 

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Alternately, I could go a little modern meets traditional and create an eclectic grouping. This Jacobean inspired floral motif from Whitlock & Co. pulls both colors in while the loose geometric diamond patterning from Serena & Lily contradicts the deco border in an unexpected way.

 

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Decisions, decisions!  What’s your favorite combo?

 

Have a great week!

 

Kate

 

 

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