TGIF! We made it through another week and today we’re back to offer you some inspiration, a few of our favorite products and another batch of the best bookmarks of the week. So enjoy these spaces, places, and products and have a great weekend.
This week’s homes are perfect for escaping, from a soothing space in Seattle to a refined London townhouse, to an inspiring Firehouse renovation. We’ve also got shoppable products to help you find some self-reflection and add some Spring to your space, from pillows to vases to baskets. In addition, we’re sharing where you can purchase a face mask, how to make a DIY version at home, and ways to support a company that is donating masks to healthcare professionals.
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Soothing in Seattle
A color palette of simple and soothing shades makes this Seattle home feel like a great place to curl up and get cozy. The space, a compact 1915 carriage house, was designed by Heidi Caillier to reflect an English sensibility (which works very well in the rainy and grey Pacific Northwest). A light grey kitchen is full of character (and plenty of smart storage), while the living room masterfully mixes traditional elements with shades of green and dusty pink.
Get Your Face Covered With A CDC Approved Facemask
Now that the CDC has recommended everyone wear a face mask in public, lots of brands are stepping up to produce masks (along with donating masks to medical professionals). If you’re looking for a mask, you can find reusable (and washable) options from the following vendors:
- Hedley & Bennett
- Buck Mason
- Alabama Chanin
- Ball & Buck
- Christy Dawn
- Heather Taylor
- The CDC has also released a step by step guide to making several different types of masks at home (and printable patterns), along with guidelines for how to wear and maintain masks. See below for a diagram on how to make a mask from just a t-shirt.
Making ‘The Build’
Our friend, designer, builder and developer, Anthony Carrino, has just launched a new series that chronicles his most recent renovation project- his own home. The Build, which premiered this week, gives you a behind the scenes look as Anthony completely transforms a historic firehouse in New Jersey into a modern and inspiring space. You can also check out all the details of the project- from the floor plans, 3-D models, and products used – right here. And be sure to check back each week for a new episode.
Light-Filled in London
Simple and sparse has never looked more sophisticated than in this London townhouse. Designed by Daytrip Studio, the plaster walls, polished concrete, and warm tones come together for a space that feels like a breath of fresh air. It’s light and inviting, with a definite nod towards organic materials and clean lines that make it feel both modern and totally natural.
Need Something To Listen To?
If you’re looking for another way to stay entertained at home, check out the most recent podcast episode of For the Love with Jen Hatmaker. Bobby sat down the host to discuss all things design, his rise in the industry, Queer Eye, and the fire inside us all to succeed. You can listen to their whole conversation here.
To give your space something special this Spring, try one of these light and uplifting accessories. A textured lumbar pillow will make a bed or chair feel extra cozy. Try a blush ceramic bud vase to liven up your work from home workspace, or for something totally natural, we suggest this rattan hanging basket for kitchen storage.
Want some more ideas on how to give your space a boost? Check out our post Spring Refresh: 4 Ways To Give Your Space A Seasonal Update