Real Review – Target Finds

I  picked up a few decor items recently from Target and have to share. These are all the real deal! I got two of these benches for the foot of my bed and can’t recommend them enough. A great sturdy bench with a super cute, neutral cushion. I plan to recover the cushion but you can’t go wrong with the natural linen color.

This piece of art was an impulse purchase for a wall in our guest room. As an avid art collector this is something I normally wouldn’t purchase but the size (it’s large) and price was too good to pass up. The piece truly looks like an original piece of art.

Bathing Suit Bliss

Something about a bathing suit brings a smile to my face. It makes me think back to times as a child running through the sprinkler in the back yard, going to swim team practice and hanging at the neighborhood pool all summer. As an adult, it reminds me of the tropical vacations I have taken, summer holidays at my parents condo on the beach in Florida and the relaxing feeling of being close to water.

Dorothy Shain visited New Orleans a few years back and I discovered her amazing bikini paintings and just learned today – she has prints – thanks Instagram! They are retro, playful and full of character – and I think I need three!

Vintage Barbie and Ken

I came across the amazing work of David Parise on a late night Instagram session and immediately ordered one of his works. He takes vintage Barbies {and Ken dolls} and sets them up in the most realistic and fun settings. I am in LOVE with my piece and can’t wait to see the conversations it starts. If you are in New York he sets up around town too! Follow David on Instagram @vintagebarbieandken!

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Social Shopping

No black Friday or cyber Monday for me this year! This year, I’m turning to my favorite social channel and shopping my instagram feed. Instagram has introduced me to so many fabulous artist and makers that I can’t wait to support this holiday season! See below for my favorites.

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@homemalonenola  

@suiteonestudio

@laurelmburas

@thegrovestreetpress

@hayley_km

@loomednola

@markettestudio

@gaiaforwomen 

@lionheartprints

 

DIY to Try

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I love a good DIY and to be honest I’ve really been slacking in the DIY department. For several reasons, but mainly I really don’t have room to add anything else to my tiny apartment. When I came across these four recent DIY projects I knew, one, they didn’t take up much room and two, I would actually use these {or gift them}. Adding these to my summer project list!

Terracotta Painted Pot {Triple Max Tons}

Embroidered Drawstring Bag {The Glitter Guide}

Summer Camp Appliqués {Little Tin Soldier} 

Summer Floral Arrangement {Style Me Pretty}