For those of you who are once again confused by the ever-increasing list of rules about how to show your support for Black Lives, here’s my 2 cents. .
Go ahead and post a black square. Some say it does nothing. Some say it’s theatrics or performance or ‘virtue signaling’. And that might be true in a lot of cases. It certainly isn’t helpful if you’ve used the Black Lives Matter hashtag. Doing that adds no value and makes useful content harder to find.
Moreover, if you don’t have a diverse feed, you’ll see nothing but black squares today. That might give you the comfort of knowing that the people, businesses and brands you follow are ‘showing up’ to listen and learn. But you can’t see what people are really doing just because they’ve shared a black square. .
On the other hand, if you have taken the time to diversify and follow Black accounts and organizations who are speaking today (and many who speak on this subject every day), you might learn something. You certainly won’t be distracted by the typical content you mindlessly scroll through on a regular basis.
The real work here is not simply posting a black square. Not simply saying I’m listening and learning. It’s taking action, reading, watching and doing on your own time. Making a difference when nobody is watching. Not raising your hand to say ‘hey, look at me.’ #blackouttuesday#amplifymelanatedvoices
These two plants just aren’t doing good & ive never had much trouble with my plants. Aside from ferns.. they are a definite no from me. This money tree has a real gnat problem that I can’t seem to get under control. The snake plant is turning brown & mushy, I think Amyiah has been sneaking watering it a little extra. They both are about to live out on the porch for a while! Thinking I’ll replace them with just snake plants. Easy. Or maybe I’ll be better off with faux so Amyiah doesn’t drown them 😉🤣 oh & yes, that’s a bowl of ACV attempting to control the gnat issue 🤦🏼♀️ favorite place to order plants online?!
All I see is room for more plants!
Since we’ll blow away if we go outside I guess we will be staying in! The kids are having a blast (aka making a huge mess) unpacking all the camping gear to clean and get ready to go in the camper 😁.
Today’s escape: designed by Gil Schafer III and Rita Konig // photo by the boss @ericpiasecki
In the wake of this global pandemic, I started this Instagram as a form of escapism. I needed a daily break from the news cycle and honestly just a time suck that would distract me from reality. I’m a set decorator by trade & can’t work right now since the film industry is shut down - it’s my job & my hobby to study real interior spaces and understand how people live in them... that’s why I love to see your homes on here and share the progress of mine with you. I’m still going to check in for my daily escape, but I’m also going to be more open about my feelings and experiences instead of swallowing them. We’re all reeling from the news and the REALITY of the intolerance & oppression of black America right now. Being a bystander in my opinion is being a standby bully. I’m going to start by educating myself on how I personally contribute to the systematic racism and black experience in America. Starting with Robin DiAngelo’s book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.” I would love more book, podcasts, or documentary recommendations & to hear what you’re doing in your home & community in response to this ongoing national tragedy 🖤.
Clean cushion covers 🙌🏼. Snapping a pic before there are paw prints on them again 😜.
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When the back of a home is just as pretty as the front, and everything in between is as beautiful, you have the perfect cozy cottage home! I can’t stop swiping back and forth looking at all of the pretty design details!💗➡️. Via @kellycarondesigns@on_a_beach_somewhere_ •
I’ve been wanting to do a basket wall for the longest time and actually purchased the 3 large wall baskets last summer but I didn’t have any “filler” baskets to make the look I wanted feel complete (circular wall baskets are sooo hard to find!)! Sooooo the other day on facebook marketplace (yet again, I know, I know I keep mentioned the marketplace! Is it annoying yet? 🤪) and someone was selling these wicker plate chargers for like 50 cents a pop or something ridiculous and I thought...that’s it! My basket wall moment has finally COME!!!!! Who else is rocking a basket wall???? Or has been eyeing one for your home????? #kindredhomestead •
See those two pups? 🐶
They are the reason my floors are always a mess! 🐾
But seriously, I feel like I have tried every mop and gadget on the market, I NEED HELP!
If you have wood floors, what do you use that get them sparkling clean?
Taking all suggestions and help below. 👇🏻
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I love waking up to a clean kitchen on Saturday mornings!❤️ .
I’ll be working on refinishing a stool for a friend in stories today that belonged to her grandmother!
There are two things in this photo that belonged to my grandmother.....can you guess what they are?
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V I B E | Here’s the latest board I sent off! They asked for a modern vibe with some warmth and texture. I’m hoping they love it! .
Interested in these items? I linked them in my bio. The dresser and nightstand are from living spaces. I wasn’t able to link those.
I was a little too excited when @chrislovesjulia revealed her closet this week🤓 she choose farrow and ball lamp room gray and that’s the SAME color I used for my family room built ins! And so now Julia and I are built in paint color besties.
Also this week I had a blast #partnering with @casagear_usa and was #gifted their brass and black plant stand that is the most PERFECT size, arrived fast and the hardest part was deciding where it should live! Go check them out for home decor everything!
Mmm cozy 😋 I get asked a lot of questions about this bed and the macrame above it. And because I can’t sit still when it comes to diying everything I see, maybe I should take up macrame! What do you think @thediywifelife 😜 how did you find your first one? Instead of painting everything I see, cuz I’m going to run out soon, maybe this will be a project I can continue with 🤷🏻♀️ Or I’ll just move into the next room. I have a few more to tackle! 😝
I will tag my sources for those asking.
The macrame is from @urbanoutfitters a few years ago.
Bedding is @quiltsetc and duvet cover and king pillow covers are @ikeacanada
Bedroom furniture is from @brickwarehouse
Masks were bought in Indonesia
Driftwood from our local beach and stained by hubs.
Next, I need to find an area rug for underneath and a new light fixture.
What do you love about your bedroom!? Or what would you change?
Ps: @lemonleafhomeinteriors I did your #lemonleaffold on this one 😋
‘The days are long. But, the years are short.’ How much truth is in that saying!? I knew that I needed this when @casaderami shared her post like this! I quickly went on to @smallwoodhome to custom make this sign to fit on my shelves! I read it often. Mamas, I know you’ll feel this so hard. 🥺 Time just flies by and my babies are growing up, I’m getting older. This to me is a little reminder to live in the moment & take it all in. ❤️
Use code LOVING15 on @smallwoodhome
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I was supposed to be going to Charlotte today to see The Lumineers, but obviously the pandemic had other plans. I’m bummed, but I won’t let it get me down, I’ll just catch them next time!
In others news, I do have one regret about this pothos here. I regret not hanging it on my side of the bed. 😜
I was scrolling through old photos today and I stumbled upon my girl, Grey Lady! It’s funny because when she was so beautifully sitting on my fireplace, I was feeling lost and unsure of my style, like something wasn’t coming together in my home. Seeing her today made me stop in my scroll and go 😍✨🌿 what a beaut!
I love looking back at old photos and see my style change ((and then usually circle back)) Looks like Grey Lady is going to need a comeback soon ✨✨✨ -
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Are you team real or team faux greenery? 🌿
Truthfully, I am both. It is sometimes hard to make my Trader Joe's run every week.
I have a few tips when it comes to buying good faux sprays and stems.
-COLOR: Choose the color wisely. Sometimes when you find a beautiful stem, the color is a just bit off and it ends up looking super fake.
-TEXTURE: If the stems or sprays are too silky, sometimes it is a giveaway they are fake.
You can make your faux stems and sprays look real by bending the branches together, and if you are using a clear vase add water to give the illusion that they are real.
Where do you like to shop for faux greenery? Let me know below! 👇🏻
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Happy Thursday! Fingers crossed some of my new goodies get delivered today, so I can snap some new shots for you all. Meanwhile I am over here on this couch trying to figure out apps so I can share my favorite shopping finds in stories, and some fresh new content. I am not what you call tech savvy! Please send help!! 🤦🏻♀️😂
Please remember you can always shop my products by clicking on the link in my bio!!
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Happy FriYAY! Today I have teamed up with a bunch of my home decor account friends to bring you lots of console table styling inspiration! We all have the insta-famous @worldmarket console table! Check out all the links below to see lots of ideas on how to style your console table!
Happy Friday Eve! These weeks are just flying! In a time where we should feel like we have nothing but time while stuck at home, there seems to be no time for anything! Do you agree?
So many of you have reached out to make sure I’m ok! I cannot even begin to explain how much I love you all. You are all so thoughtful and sweet! Jake and I are alive and well. Just trying to navigate our way through these weird times. 🖤
Thanks for sticking around! I will be back in full force before you know it 🖤
Wait, what happened! How can it already be Thursday! This week has been a bit of a doozy and just about the only thing I have under control are those perfectly chopped pillows!
Have a wonderful evening! Even if your pillows are not perfectly chopped! 😝
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So...did you catch it?
Nooooo not the virus, my home tour!
So many of you had asked for one and today was the day I had a house clean enough to deliver 😉
You also had SO many questions that I just couldn’t answer them all in stories. As a result, I’ve decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and do a Live. I even washed my hair for the occasion! So if you have a burning question for me about anything DIY, home, or whatever, come join me tomorrow evening at 8 CST.
Now tell me, what was your fave part about the home tour? Any questions you wanna get off your chest now?