Bobby’s Bookmarks: Our Favorites That We’ve Been Bookmarking This Week

There’s a lot going on in our lives, and it can often seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re here (every Friday) to give you a break from it all! So take a moment to forget about all your stress and worries, and get inspired with the very best spaces, places and products of the week (according to Bobby).     

This week, we’ve got a selection of unique and inspiring spaces, from a Parisian pad that is all about a mix of styles, a California ranch home that’s had a total re-do, organic modernism in Ukraine, and lots of beautiful items for you and your home.

Ready to get inspired? Scroll down for the best of our bookmarks for this week, and to shop all our favorite products too. And if you want even more inspiration, click through here to follow us on Pinterest to see everything we’re currently loving.

Ranch Re-Do

A 1950s ranch home outside San Diego got a serious re-do from design firm Studio Shamshiri. Referencing Japanese, Scandinavian and Mid-Century Design, the firm created a space that feels totally fresh, while still paying homage to the past. We’re particularly fond of the kitchen’s green slate counter tops, which are an unexpected touch we have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of.

A Lamp That Shines

For some serious reflection, look no further than this metallic finish table lamp. With an accordion pleated shade and simple globe shape, it’s definitely giving us 70s vibes, with a modern twist.

 

Wood You Mind Dusting?

We’ve never seen a better looking dustpan than this Japanese version. Handmade from layers of washi paper and sealed with Japanese persimmon tannin, it will make a beautiful addition to your cleaning routine, and bis totally worthy of daily display.

Minimal Color, Maximum Style

For an East Coast transplant, Transition State Design turned a 1930s Spanish home in LA into a neutral colored showcase for art, sculptural furnishings and unique lighting. The result is a space filled with earthy colors and textures, traditional elements, and just the right amount of modern touches.

 

Got The Blues

If winter weather has got you down, bring a bold swath of color to your space. This abstract print is just what you need- it’s graphic and modern, features a shade of blue that feels very of- the-moment, and at just $28, is an easy decision.

 

Perfectly Planted 

Show your plants some love with this simple, ceramic and wood planter. It’s clean lines will make any house plant look cool and contemporary, and when the weather warms, you can move it outdoors and create a whole new design vibe.

Design Beyond Description 

There’s no easy way to describe this Parisian apartment, because it manages to mix so many different styles so effortlessly. Designer Rodolphe Parente pulls together 17th Century antiques, lacquered furniture and bright, abstract art for a masterful mix. To say it’s unique is an understatement, but we’re confident in saying it’s definitely chic.

 

A Wearable Waffle

What could be nicer on a cold winters night than a cozy robe? This waffle knit version definitely makes us want to get comfortable, and comes in 5 curated colors to suit everyone’s style.

 

Get Your Candle Lit

If you’ve got a romantic dinner coming up (Valentine’s Day perhaps?) we suggest enlivening your tablescape with these glass candlestick holders. They’re simple and stylish, with a subtle pop of color that will make them stand out, but not overly so. Add a simple bouquet, and you’ve set the scene for a dinner they will love.

Organic Modern 

We’re in love with all the tactile touches in this Ukranian apartment designed by Olga Fradina. From the shaggy fur sofa to the dining chairs that appear sculpted from clay, there’s a lot to like in this small space. With a neutral color palette and clean lines, It’s organic modernism at its best.

 

Getting Proper In Austin 

Proper Hotels, which currently has locations in San Francisco and Santa Monica, just opened their newest hotel (and first outside California) in Austin, Texas. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, it pays homage to the creative and independent spirit of the city, while also bringing touches of the Texas landscape through material choices. And since everything is bigger in Texas, the 244 rooms are housed in a brand new 33 story glass tower to boot.

 

Bathroom Gone Black 

The bathroom isn’t the most obvious place to bring in dark accessories, but when they look great, why not? This 4 piece set (which also comes in 4 other colors) features a tray, toothbrush holder, soap pump and storage container to meet all your needs. It’s a smart way to get organized and inject a modern touch into your daily routines.

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