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

Photo: Chad Mellon
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Design: Lindye Galloway

Ready for Labor Day weekend? (We definitely are.) And while this may be the unofficial end of summer, you can still escape every week with Bobby’s Bookmarks. So take a load off and relax with the best interiors, products, and places this week.  

Today, we’re sharing a coastal California escape, a rustic modern retreat in Washington, and a color-infused New York apartment. We’re also highlighting our favorite products of the week, a new modern line of furniture and accessories, and a pledge to bring diversity to home decor. 

 

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.

Photo: Chad Mellon
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Design: Lindye Galloway

A Coastal California Escape

For one young family, this beachside California home is the ideal escape from it all. Designed by Lindye Galloway, the four-story home is awash in light and lively shades of white, tan, grey, and blue that mixes coastal, farmhouse, and modern elements. We particularly love the layered and cozy main bedroom, along with an enviable indoor/outdoor pool and lounge (complete with fireplace!)

 

Making Space For Diversity

Bringing more diversity to the home decor and creative industries is the goal of the Make Space Pledge, an initiative started by NYC based Dendwell. The pledge seeks to ensure that 13% of all creative, content, and collaborations with home and design brands will be produced by and/or feature a black creator – a number consistent with the percentage of the Black population in the US. Click here to learn more about the 13 Black creatives involved and sign the petition here.

 

Click here for more ways you can support racial diversity, donate to worthy causes, and educate yourself.

Photo: Chad Mellon
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Design: Lindye Galloway
Photo: Andrew Pogue
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Design: Wittman-Estes

Rustic Modern In Washington 

This rustic modern retreat isn’t your typical cabin in the woods. Designed by Wittman Estes Architects and overlooking Washington’s Hood Canal, the home is made up of three sleek glass structures – the main house, guest quarters, and an addition. With birch plywood walls and simple yet cozy interiors, the spaces feel like a part of nature – without distracting from the stunning natural setting.

See my take on rustic style by checking out My Parents’ Home Makeover With Target.

 

A New Home Decor Line Of Re-Defined Classics

Interior Designer Kara Mann has just released a new collection in collaboration with CB2 – and we’re definitely in love. Known for her use of luxe materials and a restrained palette, her collection is a balance of hard and soft, and features classic pieces reimagined with new shapes and unexpected details. We’re especially fond of this simple glass vase with a fun polka dot design, a low blush colored glass bowl, and this clever, graphic patterned table lamp. Check out the whole collection here.

 

 

Photo: Andrew Pogue
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Design: Wittman-Estes

A New York Apartment In (Full) Color

Between the shades of bright orange, pops of blue, and sunny yellow, there’s plenty of colorful and inspiring moments happening in this New York City apartment. Designer Danielle Colding wasn’t shy about infusing the home with unique artwork, furniture, and accessories that feel bright and cheery. And by keeping most of the walls white and adding in warm wood tones, the space balances the brightness – without letting it overpower.

 

See how Bobby used color to transform a space by checking out our post Queer Eye Season 5: Noah – The Makeover And Reveal

 

And Our Favorite Products Of The Week 

This week, we shared a plethora of products to help students of every age learn from home. But even if you’re not a student, you can still utilize some of our favorites. This dashing desk lamp will look great on any desk – or wherever you’re working from home. A color-blocked notebook is a stylish way to keep track of tasks, thoughts, or as a daily journal. And your desktop will be seriously elevated by this stylish leather mousepad.