I’m overdue for another round of 5 Things I Can’t Shake. There’s always a list of things that (I think) I’ll die without and that list of things usually spirals into regretting the decision to get rid of our storage unit a few months back. Storage units are such a love/hate thing. I know I talk about it a lot, and just say “enough with the storage unit talk” if I’ve crossed the line, but exactly half of my brain can’t get past the idea of paying 100 DOLLARS A MONTH for 15 SQUARE FEET of space to keep stuff in that you essentially don’t use or see. But then the other half of my brain thinks I need a storage unit for hoarding stuff and call it a vintage shop and house it out of a storage unit because there are so many wonderful things I come across that I love. Even if I can’t use them in my own home, I would LOVE to share them with other people (particularly clients…….)
Anyway. The 5 things that are currently at the top of my list…..
1 – Juniper Briggs
I first discovered Juniper Briggs on Minted when I used one of her pieces in my One Room Challenge space.
2 – Rattan Daybeds
I just want a rattan daybed or bed, SOMETHING for under $500. Is that too much to ask???? Apparently so. Obviously the Anthro daybed, Serena & Lily daybed, and if I really want to cry while online browsing, the Anthro curved bed are wonderful. I think if any of those are in the budget, they are great pieces, but those items ARE the budget in my case. I’m on the hunt for an alternative for either of those. I think the only way that’s going to happen is Craigslist. Or I might just abandon the rattan daybed and do something else, but that doesn’t change how much I love them.
3 – Lulie Wallace
Lulie Wallace……this girl. I spoke my love for her on Insta (and Snap)…………… I am dreaming so hard about a project and I want it to scream Lulie Wallace. And I think it’s probably time to spill the beans on it because I went overboard on Snap one day and forgot that some people actually watch those and then when a few people asked about the project I felt silly because it wasn’t even a done thing at the time. So here it goes. My parents (dun dun dun) have a game room over the garage (separate from the rest of the house). It is currently a literal dark hole attic. They originally made it a man cave/game room (that was over 10 years ago) and then there wasn’t AC/heating up there and no one ever went up there and we all forgot it existed. It’s now an overflow from the attic and it has a black ceiling. I’m not just saying this to make the story better, but I open the door very slow in fear that a raccoon might run out. My parents are both on the same page that something needs to be done but also both on the same page that it’s not the first room that you see when entering the house (living room), so it’s not going to become a money pit. So you know, I did the natural thing and got out of control and dreamed up this space that I WANTED because why not???? Green, patterned wood floors from Mirth Studio, tropical pink walls and a whole lot of Lulie Wallace going on. But then reality hit. The makeover is definitely still happening, but I have to do it on a major budget, so those green Mirth Studio tiles aren’t happening.
I just went on a whole tangent about this project, and really all I wanted to do was share the word about Lulie Wallace if you don’t already know about her. Her patterns are incredible and have caused me to lose my mind. Check out her site and Insta.
4 – Mirth Studio
Sally Bennet who created Mirth Studio has not only changed, but ROCKED the world of flooring as we know it. “The technology behind Mirth Studio tiles has only recently become available. Mirth utilizes the latest advances in printing and screening combined with a proprietary sealing process to make wood tiles that are able to stand up to years of abuse. Our tiles are as durable as any engineered wood flooring product on the market.” They are the only people (known) producing this product. Read more about it here. Aside from their wood tiles, they also create a peel and stick vinyl tile. Side note: vinyl flooring is making a HUGE comeback.
I know, I know, super traditional/stuffy in some cases. But I’m kind of liking the idea of it in a specific space. A mix of modern and traditional elements… no?