Friday is here, and that means another round of bookmarks is coming your way. We’re here with the best of the week, from the interiors to get you inspired, places to daydream about, and the products to help pump up your style
Today, we’re sharing a home with traditional touches in LA, a Seattle apartment full of soothing tones, and an Australian treetop escape. We’re also highlighting our favorite new products, ways to get outfitted for summer, and an inspiring creative paving the way for diversity in design.
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Soothing In Seattle
This elegant apartment got a contemporary twist thanks to designer Lisa Staton. Located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the space is outfitted in refined shades of ivory, tan, and caramel wood tones, along with a mix of organic modern furnishings. The result is a home that’s full of refinement- but still feels like an ideal spot to unwind.
Get Outfitted In Summer Styles
If you’re heading to the beach, a campground, or just your own backyard, you’ll want to be outfitted in style. A classic straw hat is a must-have addition to a summer wardrobe, (this one is a steal at $15) and a timeless black and white gingham pattern gets an update with these preppy high waisted shorts. For the fellas, this tropical print shirt is a modern take on a classic (that you can wear for years to come), and these colorful sandals are perfect for poolside or any outdoor adventure.
An LA Home With Traditional Touches
Revamping a home that’s almost 90 years old comes with its own set of challenges. But designer Katie Hodges skillfully balanced keeping traditional period details (like the herringbone-inlaid front door and wood-beamed ceilings) and providing plenty of modern updates. A neutral palette throughout brings a sense of calm, while lots of warm wood tones, textures, and layering give the space an oh so inviting feel. And the bright white main bathroom (with gorgeous claw foot tub) is the relaxing escape we all need right now.
A Creative Force In Portland
Angelia Medlin wears many hats – designer, artist, dog advocate, and what she calls “creativepreneur”. And her inspiring Victorian home in Portland also brings together many different elements, from it’s modern black exterior to the clean and bright interior. In addition to designing her home, and creating a stylish dog accessories company, Anglea is also the founder of the Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio, a program advocating and promoting diversity in design through mentorship.
Open Spaces in Sydney
Designer Madeleine Blanchfield has created an open and serene home in the suburbs of Sydney – that also happens to be her own. Dubbed the Tree House (because of its elevated location and treetop views) the flowing layout allows for lots of versatility and a modern backdrop for her family. While the curvy white staircase is a real showstopper, our favorite feature has to be the open kitchen and living room that flows into a rooftop patio. It’s definitely indoor-outdoor living at its best!
Shop Our Weekly Favorites
This week, we highlighted ways you can reduce your waste – and the products to help you get started. We love these simple, stylish (and reusable) produce bags that are perfect for stashing all your fruit and veggies when grocery shopping. And instead of using a sponge for dirty dishes, opt for a renewable and long-lasting bamboo scrub brush (That also looks cute on your kitchen counter).
See all our eco-friendly picks in our post Reduce Your Waste: 4 Easy Ways You Can Be More Environmentally Friendly