I think this Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 3-in-1 Breakfast Station is absolutely adorable. I wish that it would fit the look of my kitchen because I totally love it. I think it could even convince me to learn to like drip coffee.

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Roll of Napkins




Whoa, these are cool! You can get them in a variety of colors and prints- napkins or placemats! They can be washed up to 6 times and are recyclable and biodegradable! Kinda makes me want to throw a party and bust these out. It’s cloth napkins on a roll, y’all! (I just realized that is what paper towels are, but these are much prettier!)

A+R Store – Perforated Roll of Cotton Placemats+Napkins Product Detail.

(via Swiss Miss)

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While I’m on the subject of outfitting a kitchen with today’s Hope Chest posts, this mobile foodies survival kit, a travel spice kit has had my eye for a while. My brother used to take his own pepper to our favorite Chinese restaurant because he’s not a fan of white pepper. He still stands by this as a totally reasonable thing to do, and now, apparently, he can take an entire spice rack anywhere he goes. Good for him!

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When I saw these hand-painted bottles of olive oil on Oh Joy! a few weeks ago, I could almost immediately picture them in my kitchen. I love having olive oil handy when I’m cooking but our glass bottle is not the prettiest kitchen accessory left sitting out on our counter.

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These Chevron Plates are so pretty. I love the simple colors and that chevron pattern is so hot right now. Puts me in the mood to host a dinner party! (via Somewhere Splendid).

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Tahir Mahmood was inspired by ancient techniques and forms when designing the substantially-sized Sawan pestle and mortar. And, it’s beautiful! (via Oh Joy)

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Every other summer or so my family visits Port Aransas, Texas for deep sea fishing. Well, the last time we were there was the summer Southern Living had designed their beautiful, new “Idea House” and so we set out to take a look. The home was three stories with two master suites, multiple outdoor living spaces, guest quarters, and multiple other bedrooms and bathrooms.

The interiors were designed by Tracery Interiors. There was so much inspiration and beauty packed into this house. Honestly, some elements of the interior design that I saw there I still think about and am inspired by today. Lately, I’ve been seeing photos from this house all over Pinterest and other blog features so it’s resurfaced for me and I still love it.

All of the bedrooms were styled and designed beautifully, but these two were my favorite.

The downstairs master bedroom color scheme was orange and white with some gray accents. The room had floor to ceiling windows with long white drapes on each window. The accent wall behind the bed had an orange and white stencil. It was awesome.

The master bathroom was right behind glass windows basically inside of the room. The curtains pulled for privacy but also opened completely to make one large space that felt very open. The bathroom had this large, white, floating soaker tub and carrera marble throughout. I still think about this room when I’m day dreaming about my ideal bathroom.

The second master bedroom was upstairs and I’ve seen this one all over Pinterest lately, too.

I loved the wall behind this bed because of how easily it could be changed out. It can be simplified with a couple of candles or full of art and finds from the beach (that’s just right outside the door). The versatility I love. Also, you have to look closely, but I’m in love with the layering of the rugs. There was a large jute rug that covered a lot of the floor and then on top of that was a contrasting Navajo rug placed just at the end of the bed. I’ve thought about this idea a million times, and I think it’s one of the easiest elements in this house you could emulate.

Parallel to the bed was the bathroom. This yellow barn door is such a cool design idea. I mean, I’m pretty sure seeing that vibrant color every morning would just make you smile, right?

Lastly, the kids space was amazing. In this photo you can see the twin beds all tucked away in the wall. They could sleep at least three little kiddos and the curtains could be pulled closed on all of the beds. And that long rug is awesome.

It was so hard pick just these rooms to feature here, so you have to hop over to Southern Living and see the rest.

Hope you enjoyed and are as inspired as I am!


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