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Friday Reader Roundup

Mary’s Picks

  • How beautiful are these cakes by Charm City Cakes that Grace featured on Design Sponge this week? I echo her sentiments in missing the show, but on the other hand I think we cancelled our cable right about the time the show was cancelled. I’m loving the origami ruffles and those teal and gold chevron strips. Beautiful!
  • When I was in Japan three years ago, the beautiful gardens tucked away in the busy city of Tokyo were absolutely breathtaking. The wisteria tunnel shown on Honestly…WTF this week makes me miss being in Japan so much.
  • Nicole from Making it Lovely has such beautiful, feminine style and I’m loving how she painted the trim and wall space above the wallpaper in her dining room. That gray with the little pink and black bird is so pretty! (Also, apparently my word for this weeks reads is Beautiful)

Jess’s Picks

  • This {closet & casa} with amanda jane jones… at Oh Joy! has the prettiest palette. My bedroom from about 7th grade through 11th grade was done in very similar shades. It reminds me of water and water reminds me of swimming and swimming makes me so happy. I’m totally digging this grown-up version of it.
  • Speaking of being fun with color (and an adult), I think all of the brights in this rusta upp roundup of inspiration are great. I think I’m going to have to learn Swedish, because lately I just can’t get enough of this blog. Good thing all of these ideas come from an English-speaking big box hardware company.
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So Eclectic is a blog dedicated to great ideas for home design. Austin, Texas-based writer Mary Marcum and Savannah, Missouri-based writer Jess Rezac feature affordable decor, decorating solutions, and inspiration. At So Eclectic, we experiment with design together. So Eclectic posts new content every weekday.

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Jess

I live with Kyle, my husband, in Kansas City, Mo. We have a dog, Oats, and a cat, Logan.

I am a development professional who specializes in museums and the performing arts. I write grants, fundraise, and assist with marketing in the form of donor communications. My academic background is in history and museum science, focusing on the presentation and interpretation of Africa in American museums.

As a freelancer, I work with clients in need of websites, Wordpress upgrades, and FileMaker Pro database solutions.

Mary

Hi! I live in a small two bedroom home in Austin, Texas. I believe in vintage, re-purposing, recycling, and making my home comfortable for us and everyone that visits. After grad school, I developed a love for design and giving old furniture a new life. Hope I can take you all along on my journey to rid my house of the "college days" furniture (or at least re-purpose it)! Welcome, and I hope you stay a while!

 
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