Design Crush: Ware M. Porter

Another day, another Southern design talent. Today, I’m sharing the work of Ware M. Porter, an interior designer and shop owner based in New Orleans, Louisiana (which is, for the record, one of my favorite cities in all the world). As you can see, Ware’s home is absolutely stunning (those lacquered walls! those painted floors!) and his brick and mortar shop, Ware and Co., is equally grand. These shots were taken by the talented photographer Hector Manuel Sanchez (remember these?). Follow along on Ware’s adventures on instagram at @waremporter and @wareandco. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Two Girls and a Pug

I hope you all love pugs as much as I do because this Etsy shop just made my day. Based in Minnesota, Two Girls and a Pug specializes in Moroccan home decor. They sell a variety of rugs (beni ourain, boucherouite, cactus silk…) as well as berber baskets, floor pillows, and more. My favorite part? Their charming pug, Bertie, striking a pose in several photos. By far the cutest salesman I ever did see! We have three beni ourain rugs and two cactus silk floor pillows in our own home and Alfred, like Bertie, loves sprawling out on them for his naps (always while snoring…loudly). Explore more of Two Girls and a Pug’s chic Moroccan selection below and shop it in its entirety here. READ POST