Author Archives: Katie Armour

Over 40 Fun Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

Trying to think of something fun for your honey this Valentine’s Day…? I’ve rounded up over forty ideas for everyone from the paddle ball champion to the maple syrup connoisseur. This year, Simon and I will be in Oxford, England for Valentine’s (can’t wait!) so I need to order his gift straight away. I hope you find something perfect for someone you love! Above, the Stud-ville Card. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Custom Upholstery by Liven Up Design

Custom upholstery is a big investment, but thanks to the folks at Liven Up Design, gorgeous handcrafted furnishings are more accessible than ever. The family-owned, California-based Etsy shop builds an impressive array of custom furniture and ships across the United States. From lavish upholstered daybeds to chic grasscloth tables, it’s no surprise the shop counts some of the country’s most accomplished decorators as clients. On the top of my wish list? One of these custom curved headboards for our Copenhagen bedroom. Explore my favorite Liven Up Design pieces below and view their full collection here.

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Luke Edward Hall for Anthropologie

My favorite British artist, Luke Edward Hall (remember this fun interview?), has designed a collection for Anthropologie and it does not disappoint. From the pink and orange elephant wallpaper (perfection…) to the tiger-print chairs, I’m hankering after each and every colorful piece. Explore Luke’s full collection for Anthropologie here. READ POST

Insta-Crush: @porcelain.sommerfeld

I came across these stunning porcelain flowers on instagram and thought I’d share them with all of you. Handmade in by a talented ceramicist in Germany, the blooms are perfect for my far-from-green thumb. The peonies below may just be my favorite, but the detail of every single stem is spectacular. They remind me of something you’d discover at my favorite New York boutique, John Derian Co. Explore more of Porcelain Sommerfeld’s lovely creations below and follow their instagram feed here.

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