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mundane aesthetic: weekend moments 1.30.14

It’s a bit dreary and chilly today in So Cal, so I’m reminiscing about last weekend where I was able to partake in a quick few days of desert sun. Unfortunately this weekend I’m headed to even colder weather as I head back to NYC (and battling crazy Super Bowl fans). Why? Well, I’m super excited to be sharing with you guys all the fun new things I’ll be seeing at the NYNOW gift show next
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west elm x Steven Alan

For Spring 2014, West Elm has teamed up with fashion designer Steven Alan and the results are stripe-tastic! Check out this video that features more details of the collaboration: As a graphics guy, I was immediately drawn to the stripey-triangle patterned pillows and all the bedding. The paper machΓ© furniture pieces add a touch of the unexpected, as well as some subtle warmth and texture. The wood vases are really fu
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Target Room Essentials Spring 2014

It’s a new year, and we’re kicking 2014 with another gorgeous collection from the Room Essentials collection at Target. I was pretty smitten with their Fall/Back to School collection from last year, and for Spring, it looks like they’re continuing on the same path and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m especially loving the introduction of concrete! Those lamps? Yes Please. I also like the
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“Home Grown”- Inside Out Jan/Feb 2014

Hey! Happy New Year! Despite the fact that we’re past the halfway point of January, I hope it’s been going swell for you so far! My 2014 has already been a bit hectic, but I’m looking forward to the next few weeks (and weekends) to simmer down a bit so I can do a bit of much needed catch up! I’m also excited about all the new Spring collections debuting and fresh editorials in the magazines. T
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A Happy Mundane Terracotta Holiday 2013

Over the years, I’ve made it a personal tradition to update or create a different theme for my holiday decor. (here’s a look at last years and a look back at ghosts from christmas past pt 1 and pt 2) A few months ago, I picked up this tub of air dry terracotta at the craft store. I’ve always loved the texture of terracotta and this looked like it could be fun! Unfortunately I’ve also been pret
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