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Well, hot damn. We asked you to share your fearless home shots with us on Instagram, and you delivered. I'll admit that when I first launched this series with Primitive and Proper, Britt Kingery, Rain on a Tin Roof, and Swoon Worthy, I was a bit worried that no one would show up to the party. Happily, you all proved me wrong. I have loved checking out your crazy paint projects, bold wallpaper, and friggin' indoor swings. I had a pretty hard time narrowing down my favorites this month, but I'm thrilled to share them with you.
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Hello! I hope you all had a delightful holiday weekend. Ours was great right up until last night, which we spent at the emergency vet with Hugo (the 65-lb doofus on the right who thinks he can fit into that club chair). He decided it would be great fun to eat a corn cob. I hope the ensuing unpleasantness at the vet has cured him of that particular craving from now on.
All of which is to say that my post is a bit later than usual today, but I'm excited to share this room tour with you. Back in the winter we played Marry, Kill, or What to Effing Do With It in here, and since then I've made some changes. It's not done (I'm not sure I'm ever done with a room), but it's at a good resting point. Who's ready to jump in?
I've been wanting to snag some photos of my friend's nursery for a while now, and this weekend we finally got together for brunch and a little photo shoot of her adorable daughter Isla and her amazing nursery.
You know I love some good color, so I was thrilled when Jess of Domicile 37 invited me to take part in her Inspired by DIY challenge focusing on Eddie Ross. Eddie Ross is an absolute genius when it comes to elevating secondhand finds and injecting color and life into a space. I mean, he literally wrote the book on it.
My penchant for thrifting started as pure necessity. Before we bought our house I enjoyed the occasional rainy day thrift excursion, but once we moved from a one bedroom apartment to a three bedroom house I had no choice. We simply couldn't afford to furnish our house in the way we wanted with brand new pieces. Enter Craigslist and a variety of local thrift stores. I've gone from being a thrift store dabbler to that annoying person who launches into some lengthy thrift-related humblebrag every time you ask about a chair or table (see also: 80% of this blog).
The other day I was looking for blush pinks when this image stopped me in my tracks. Ben Pentreath has a major talent for mixing bold prints and color with traditional bones. I've never considered myself to be much of a traditionalist, but these spaces may have converted me.
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As much as I love my dark and saturated colors, I'll always have a soft spot for a pretty, soft, dusty pink. It looks great with everything from neutrals to neons. You can even go ahead and break that old rule about never mixing red and pink because pale pink is perfect next to a cranberry or marsala red. In fact, the unexpected color combinations are the ones that keep this pretty color looking mature and even daring.
Well, hello there. I've spent the past couple days battling the flu and I haven't been up for much more than napping and ugly crying at Call the Midwife. So let's see what everyone else has been up to. Starting with this Parisian apartment designed by Laura Gonzalez. It's an absolute stunner.
I spent the weekend in South Beach for a friend's bachelorette, and after waking up to an insane hailstorm and 30° temperatures this morning I'm ready to turn around and get back to sunny skies and rooftop pools.
Welcome! I'm Arielle, and this is Scotch & Nonsense. Whether you've come for the home projects, the recipes, or the cocktails, I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you'll stay a bit.