current obsession: wood bead decor

I'm been crushing hard on any decor item that involves wood beads. I wouldn’t call it a new obsession, and perhaps it’s not as current as it once was. But the heart wants what it wants. And right now, wood beads are such a fun element to add to any space.

It all started with the wood bead chandelier.  You've probably seen this item, it seems to have picked up steam, and is widely available online, and in stores such as West Elm and World Market.  I love the whimsical, beach vibes the white-washed wood beads give the traditional style chandelier. I’m not sure how practical it is to give off light, but it sure is pretty to look at!

I’ve also noticed that wood beads have worked their way into the decor realm, in the form of garlands and necklaces.  They bring to mind mala beads, but are often chunkier, tied together with rope or hemp. In any case, they are an easy way to add some style to your coffee table, or shelf.  Again, they emit that relaxed, cool vibe with minimal effort.

The third common wood bead decor comes to us via the nursery, again in garlands and mobiles. There seems to be a shift to more natural products for babies including wood toys, which makes sense to add those elements in the decor as well. Again it’s that whimsical nature, yet the texture and softness of the these round shapes.

* all images found on Pinterest

* all images found on Pinterest

What are your thoughts?? Anyone else obsessed with incorporating some wood beads into their home?



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Current Obsession: Faux Wood Tiles

I will admit.  I'm the first to eat my words when it comes to faux wood tiles. It's a product that can go so wrong and look extremely fake.  But boy, I've been proven wrong!  

It was during a recent visit to Statements Tile, that I admitted I may have judged too soon. My jaw dropped to the floor with I saw the line of KingWood Porcelain Tiles. The assortment of colors and subtle texture are a beautiful option for that wood look with the durability of a tile. I've been eyeing the hexagon shapes, in light tones of gray. These tiles are calling my name and I'm convinced I need them in my own home. 

KingWood Tile by Isla Tiles Image from Google

KingWood Tile by Isla Tiles
Image from Google

I also had the opportunity to specify faux wood tiles for wonderful clients who were looking for durable floors in a home that they had planned to rent out in the future.  It makes a lot of sense; especially with such realistic wood options giving you that warm feel with a hard surface.

What are your thoughts?  Would you use faux wood tile in your space?


Ps: To see more faux wood tiles, check out our Pinterest page: Current Obsession here!

current obsession: macrame wall hanging

Ok, hear me out.  I know these are a major blast from the past.  And I'll be the first to admit that at a glance, these wall hangers bring back strong feelings towards the hideous decor of the 70's.  I'm as shocked as anyone at my current obsession for macrame wall hangings.  I mean, they're essentially just dust collectors.  BUT THEY'RE SO PRETTY!

Let's be honest, this piece of textural art isn't for everyone (or for every space for that matter).  I believe there is a time and a place.  But what a beautiful way to make a statement; especially when done in large scale.  Either in creamy neutrals or with a pop of colour, this is the perfect addition for that blank wall.  Playing off the boho theme, it's a great addition for a nursery, living room or bedroom adding softness and texture.  

With the cooler weather creeping in, this is a way to add bit of warmth into your space.   Check out the options below, and see if this trend starts to warm up to you.  

1. U rban Outfitters Magical Thinking Macrame Wall Hanging  2.  Etsy Macrame Wall Hanging by HollyMuellerHome  3.  Moorea Seal Dip Dyed Macrame Wall Hanging   4.  Homey On My DIY Modern Yarn Hanging   5..  Design Love Fest Make It Wall Hanging

1. Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Macrame Wall Hanging

2. Etsy Macrame Wall Hanging by HollyMuellerHome

3. Moorea Seal Dip Dyed Macrame Wall Hanging

4. Homey On My DIY Modern Yarn Hanging

5.. Design Love Fest Make It Wall Hanging

For more Macrame Wall Hanging inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest page under Current Obsession.

current obsession: succulents

I feel like I'm a little late to the party on this one, but this current obsession has been around for well over a year now.  I am in LOVE succulents.  I've wanted to purchase one for so long, but with an impending move I didn't want to commit to something I wouldn't be able to bring with me.  On a recent trip to the grocery store, I passed this little cutie and I just had to have him!  It's it adorable?!  (See, slightly obsessed).

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