Monique Valeris is the founder of Decor Musings, which houses roundups of the most stylish home products out now, highlights of her flea market shopping adventures, interviews with interior design experts, and tons more. Happy decorating!
If you read this blog and follow my social media posts, you probably know how I feel about monogrammed items for the home. They make a room feel that much more special and really show that you're the kind who pays attention to detail. That brings me to BeSpoke Custom Gifts' Monogrammed Perfume Bottle. The price is right at $54, it has a simple but modern look, and it could even work as a great gift option for the beauty lover in your life.
HORNE and Remodelista just announced a partnership, which is great news for my Fab Find of the Day column here. It can sometimes be a struggle to find a desk lamp that has a clean look and comes in the perfect color...until now. This design duo has expanded HORNE's beloved Jielde lamp collection to include this new bronze version ($495). It's handmade in France and really is a must-have for any office. Sold!
As a design blogger, it always makes me super happy to see major brands give us some love. I was delighted when I swung by the Home Goods spring preview in NYC earlier today to find that they invited nine bloggers to style their own spaces for the event. They were asked to shop at their local Home Goods to choose items for their look, and I discovered so many decorating ideas. Here's a snapshot of the preview and be sure to check out the Home Goods blog, which relaunches next week.
Each blogger was featured on a banner that showcased their favorite Home Goods item for spring.
Mixing patterns is oh so chic as you can see here. Who says you can't combine chevron and floral prints for a cute bedding look?
This orange shade is my favorite color and the rope lamp on the desk is a nice touch, too. Having colorful accessories in an office space is a great way to boost creativity.
I had a lightbulb moment here. Instead of going with just one rug, put a few together for a more interesting look. As long as they're in the same color family and share similar patterns, it would work.
I'm guilty of opting for matching dining chairs, but there's no reason why you can't mix and match them for a fun look.
Yes, every home needs a bar cart.
And every living room needs a chaise.
Plants never last too long in my apartment, and I blame it on the limited amount of natural light that it receives (not my care). Regardless, this garden space has inspired me to consider snagging a nice plant for my living room.
Is it weird that I really like doing laundry? My favorite part is folding clothes that are just out of the dryer. You know what I mean when they're still so warm and smell amazing. This is probably the only chore that I actually enjoy. I was so pleased to find these laundry fragrances ($22) from The Good Home Co. recently.
I like the Summer House scent, which I received for review, because it leaves clothes smelling fresh and feeling so soft. You pour just a 1/3 of a cup of the fragrance into your washing machine during its final rinse cycle and the magic begins to happen. I'm going to try the lavender scent next as well as the company's detergents. I'll do anything to prevent chores from feeling like chores. Happy washing!
This closet image that I came across on Pinterest is so gorgeous. I wish I knew the source for the image and who designed it. To be honest, closets aren't really one of the spaces that I give much thought too when decorating. I definitely need to change that after taking in photos like this and reading this past weekend's Wall Street Journal article on how Veranda Editor in Chief Dara Caponigro wallpapers closets in her Riverdale, NY pad.
Glitter 'N Glue: Although I'm not big on DIY projects, lately I've been feeling way more creative than usual. I started browsing online for some fun DIY ideas, and this site has so many good home-related projects (like this spray painted owl pictured above) to get my creative juices flowing. And I love that her projects don't seem hard to do at all. Refinery29's "Living" Section: If you live in an apartment, you understand what it's like to find new ways to maximize your space. Refinery29's 'Living' section always has useful decorating stories. For instance, one of this week's features, "12 Expert Tips That'll Make Your Small Space Feel So Much Bigger," has some helpful pointers like creating a gallery wall in a small room and using both table and floor lamps in a room.
New York Magazine: I miss my subscription to New York magazine and have found myself browsing its website more frequently lately. The writing is just so very good.
Crane & Canopy just released a pretty range of embroidered sheet sets that are perfect for spring. I personally love the crisp feeling of white sheets on my bed, but also like to see a bit of color in the mix. These sets, boasting a 400 thread count and cotton sateen finish, fit this criteria. I have my eye on the coral queen set for $179.