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

Photo: Jake Curtis
Design: Daytrip

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. 

Scroll down to see everything we’re sharing this week. And if you need a little more inspiration, click here to follow us on Pinterest to see everything we’re currently loving.

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:

Photo: CDC
Photo: Kohler

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.


Photo: Kohler
Photo: Jake Curtis

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.


Naturally Spring

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


Photo: Jake Curtis
Design: Daytrip

  1. Interestingly interesting information

  2. Bobby, I follow you on Queer Eye with all your buddies.. I love what you do re designing, and I need HELP. My hubby past away 6 years ago and I can’t get my home back to where I used to have it as he overwhelmed it with are little girls stuff now she full grown.. How do I get a start and making my home ZEN feeling.. Looking for help in anyway you can, thank you.. Rosemarie Kudo 702-232-5407

    1. I know it’s very easy to get overwhelmed when designed a home. To give your space a relaxing feel, start with some small things. Decluttering and organizing can help a lot. Then bring in lots of light colors, plants and soft and comfortable textures, like pillows and throws. Thanks for your comment Rosemarie and I hope this helps! xx -B