Homestyle / Mixing Materials

Last weekend we helped a friend move into her new apartment in the super hip Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, and it all just made me crave my own new place. Of course, it’s the new furniture, accessories and organization that I craved, not the packing or carrying :)

So immediately I head over to my favorite home blogs and pinterest boards, which is always a terrible idea when you’re on a budget, and I’m drooling. Literally, drooling while scrolling through image after gorgeous image. No question, what caught my eye most was the mix of materials, styles and textures. Whether it was mixing neutrals with neons, wood and metal or traditional and contemporary, I am obsessed. And seriously, who ever thought layering rugs could look so cool??

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homestyle comfort + Arianna Belle Pillows

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To me, Thanksgiving is all about comfort. Comfort foods, comfy clothes, comfortable conversation with family members and the comfort of my childhood home and, yes, bed. There’s something pretty great (and sometimes a little bit strange) about waking up in your old bedroom. It’s kind of like waking up as your 15-year-old self again, just for a second before your aching bones and caffeine headache remind you…

Thanksgiving is a pretty great holiday around my parents’ house. It’s warm, delicious and always comfortable.

Coming back to my apartment in the city, though, always makes me think of ways to bring that comfortable feeling back with me. Luckily this year I found Arianna Belle’s plush and oh-so-comfy-I-want-to-dive-right-into-them pillows! And lucky for us, she has an amazing Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale going on from this Saturday, November 24 through Monday, November 26. Take 10% off all pillow cover purchases with the code: SSCM12. My favorites are below. I seriously could live in these pillows, they look so amazing!

Chiang Mai Aquamarine / Honeydew Green Velvet / Lime Green La FiorentinaLeopard Linen / Magenta Velvet

cool spaces

I can’t stop staring at all of these beautiful spaces. Oh, how I wish I lived in one of these! Bright white walls, hardwood floors, colorful accessories — or all black and white ones — and pretty patterns everywhere.

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