It’s been a weird three months around here, huh? Scratch that. It’s been a weird 12 months really. For any long time followers I’m sure you’ve put pieces of the puzzle together that my life has taken on some pretty big changes. Some amazing happy changes and some sad and unexpected changes. I don’t care to go into to much detail about my personal life AND I’m a big believer of concentrating on the good.
Let’s recap real on some of the good quick.
April 2015 – resign from my safe, not very well paying, teaching job.
May 2015 – randomly submit resume to Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Caribbean and get the job as a graphic designer.
June 2015 – relocate my life to Montego Bay, Jamaica with 90 day consulting contract.
Here I sit in Jamaica, pecking out this little blog post and less than 2 weeks until I return home. My time in Jamaica has been wonderful. I have many blog posts ahead about my experience. (Ok, maybe not “many” – more like two.) However, Jamaica is not my home. Kansas City is my home. I love traveling but I also love returning home to where my family and friends are. It makes me so grateful for where I come from.
This blog has taken on a lot of different forms but it’s going to be a little more personal and more “me” as I move forward. Less business. More personal. Hope you stick around to see what that looks like.
One thing I love doing for myself is designing a living space that’s both practical and pretty. And… good news folks, I have a new crib! Right in the heart of downtown KC. I move in just a week after I get back. It’s got great bones and I’m so excited to start plotting and planning how it’s going to look. This will also serve as my office space. Needless to say, I’ll be spending a lot of time in the new space. I want it to be nothing shy of amazing. I land a new place and what do I do? Start searching for ideas and inspiration! Here’s what I’ve found:
Love this look by M loves M and her feature on The Glitter Guide. One reason I love this look so much are those dark wide plank wood floors. *emoji heart eyes* My new place has extremely similar floors. I was so inspired by this I recently bought an extremely similar rug at usarugs.com.
The new digs has dark cabinets and light counter tops, just like the image above I found on skonahem.com. Obvi, I need those stools, right? I found them on Amazon here. You think I should go for it? I have a ghost chair that sits at my workspace desk – is it possible to have too much ghost furniture in one space?
Here’s some of my items all pulled together. What do you think? I’m such a visual person. I have to pull things all together in one place. I have to say, that I’m really digging this look and I’m excited to see how it’s all going to turn out. I envision blog posts galore on anything from furnishing the place to organizing the spaces.
Sources to the items above
Blue Pattern Pillow
Joss and Main
(On sale right now! Set of 2 for less than $40.)
(On sale for $7 – steal!)
While we are on the topic of being inspired by home and living spaces, there are some people on Instagram that I follow that are just too Insta-good not to share with you all.
Hello beautiful bedroom. Tell me you don’t want to jump into that bed. This is the perfect mix of color and pattern. Love love love.
This was one of those find and follows that happens when you get sucked into an Instagram hole. You know what I’m talking about. When you’re laying in bed or on the couch and you look up and realize you just spent 25 minutes tapping your phone from one Instagram page to another. Happens to me on the reg. And what a great find this has been. Great home decor inspiration!
Can I get an amen? Look at that space! Love the window treatments, the pop of floral and the clean white look. It was one of those posts that stopped me in my tracks and led me to then stalk every other photo on her feed. Love!
I think one of my favorite parts about this space is that Jenna is not an interior designer. She’s a photographer but it’s obvious that her creativity spills over in to multiple aspects of her life – like me! I’m not an interior designer but I sure love the putting together my living space.
I think what I take away most from Jenna’s space, is that it doesn’t have to be overly girly (no florals here!) to look amazing.
Do you follow people on Instagram that inspire your space? I want to know! Tell me! Who?