I love the internet like I love this still life painting I had to have as soon as I saw it. I look at the internet all day and I see things I like. If I like it, maybe you will too.
So, let’s look at the internet together.
This isn’t new from this week but I can’t stop thinking about the Hawkins NY home tour from Sight Unseen. It’s modern, Memphis, 80s, traditional, and farmhouse all at once and it’s perfection. Blending all those styles in one home is a bold move but they’ve executed it perfectly. Of course they have, they’re the folks behind Hawkins New York. Thanks to my friend Jen for sharing this with me and knowing I’d love it.
Nicole (Making it Lovely) inspires me endlessly with her dark walls and unpainted woodwork – I really can’t get enough of her Victorian home. And now she has me wanting curtains. I just have to figure out how not to burn our house down with curtains + baseboard heaters.
I think about the work I do and the love I have for the people I work with a lot, so these words from Sara Hendren (via Swiss Miss) spoke to me:
The people you spend time with literally co-create who you are, down to the near-cellular level. You’re building a life. The ones you build it with will be critical to your professional success, not because they’ll be in your field, but because they’ll be in your corner. The good ones will give you a kind of emotional buoyancy and a head-shrinking perspective that will nourish the person you’re trying to become—and yeah, that’ll enhance your job performance immeasurably.
The extremely talented Ashley Goldman of The Gold Hive was a guest on the Style Matters Podcast this week. Her drive and hustle inspire me to get it together and do better, and she’s been personally supportive as I’ve ramped up my game. I really enjoyed hearing her talk about reigning in her taste to decorate for the home she has and what will suit it and how she tackled her One Room Challenge. Slow decorating is ideal but in blog life, there’s pressure to pull things together quickly – give her episode a listen!
Are you following me on Pinterest? I’ve been pinning up a storm, especially kitchens and dining rooms like this one from Kim Verbist Interiors.
Did you see good stuff on the internet this week? Don’t let me miss anything good.
We love looking at the internet with you ;) Thanks for the shoutout! xo Karen & Zandra (Style Matters Podcast)