Required Reading

bedroomSpace of the Week: This porch bedroom is pretty dreamy, don’t you think?  See other small bedrooms ideas here.

I’m back from the beach outside of Charleston.  Last week we had spent our days by the beach and our nights eating many great meals.  It was a really wonderful week of much needed relaxation….and while Sunday wasn’t that long ago, it already feels like it’s been ages since I’ve been back! I’m feeling lucky we had that time though and refreshed for the full workload I have right now.  Here are a few links for you to enjoy:

Good (book) reads from Grace and Chassity.

Abandoned Love.

I’ve heard this theory on time before and it makes so much sense. This is a really cool way to show it.

Filing these doors/windows under our someday home.

While I don’t think I could ever go this minimalist, this home is pretty dreamy.

These rooms also caught my eye: a dreamy white bedroom, a luxurious farmhouse, and a home with a modern mix of materials.

I thought this astro color test was surprisingly accurate.

While I’m not much of a jewelry person usually, I’ve had it on my mind since borrowing this necklace my sister one night while we were together on the Cape. I’ve been perusing Holst & Lee since and am also loving this style as well as these beautiful ones from Theodosia.

Required Reading

calm bedroom

Space of the Week: I’m loving this moody but serene bedroom from this renovated French chateau. That mobile is pretty amazing, don’t you think?

How has your week been? Mine has felt full. I’ve gotten spring 2016 designs out the door to start sampling for fabric and wallpaper which is exciting.  I can’t wait to see this collection come to life.  Later today we have our friends from Eskayel stopping by the studio for a creative afternoon.  Follow along on instagram or snapchat (rebeccaatwood) to see more.

Here’s my list of weekly links not to miss:

This movie is on my list for the fall.  I’m planning to read the book too.

I make this all the time – it’s one of my favorite things to eat.

A Kiss, Deferred.

If I were in LA I’d sign up for this.

I dream of having outdoor space.

Paper thin technology that could have a huge impact.

Stripes forever.

Loved seeing this feature on Harper of Proud Mary.  I had the pleasure of meeting her in Charleston for my book.

I’ve always wanted to travel to Japan so I thought this was interesting.

Disclaimer: this is a Nature Valley ad, but I thought it was worth sharing as it makes you think.

A good trick for seeing what you really wear.

Fabric I love.

Scallop Shells

Scallop Shells

I’m still thinking about these shells. They’re on my nightside table and the colors are so beautiful.

Ice Dyeing

Ice Dyeing - Pink Ice Dyeing

Ice dyeing is a fun project that we’ve been meaning to try out for ages! Nellie came across it online maybe a year ago, but it’s taken until now for us to give it a try.  The other week we spent a bit of our Friday afternoon experimenting and the results were pretty beautiful.  We followed instructions found on Dharma Trading, but I’ve listed basic steps below along with our comments after the jump.

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Required Reading

yellow stairsSpace of the Week: I just love these stairs and the bold livable use of color! Check out the rest of the space here.

It’s been a steamy week here in New York, but we’ve been having fun in the studio.  I’ve been sharing more behind the scenes looks on snapchat – if you’re interested in following along my username is rebeccaatwood.  Recently we experimented with ice dyeing which we’ll be posting a how-to for soon.  I’ve been working on drawings for the book and we had a great photo shoot on Saturday with Ren Yagolnitzer.

Here’s my list of links I loved this week:

Alternatives to the Gallery Wall and Tips for Artwork above the Bed.

Tips for wearing summer whites

Or go the other way with all black – I love the rope belt.

Simplifying your style at home.

My sister’s photos from our trip home.

One shower four ways.

A roundup of great indoor-outdoor jute rugs.

Some cute housewarming gifts under $50. I also recommend this and this.