Is dark wood making a comeback?! Yep! For the past…oh I don’t know…4 years or so we saw primarily light wood flooring, furniture, and accents. But with the rise in traditional design comes more dark wood. You know I love a good white oak or maple and there are so many benefits to light wood floors, but my love for dark wood never faded. It adds such a rich layer to a room that only dark wood can do. Plus it feels true to older homes and what their original style would have been.
Obviously dark floors are the most obvious transition, but dark wood windows are making their own statement these days. I like to call this style “the original contrast trim.” And we can’t forget to give wood interior doors a moment of our time! It’s such a beautiful way to bring traditional charm to a modernized home.
So what if you like light AND dark wood? Great! You have lots of options then and mixing the two (if done well) is something that experienced designers love to do! Are you hopping on board with the dark wood trend??
Other notable things –
My mom journals a lot so I bought her this “You and Me Mom” Journal! The purpose is to fill out the journal together or pass it back and forth over time until its full. It’s filled with questions to spark memories and conversations and I (the daughter) fill out the pages on the left while my mom will fill out the pages on the right. I just filled out a handful of pages and shipped it to my mom for her to start and I’m excited to read her answers! There’s also a “You and Me Dad” journal which would make a great gift idea! 🙂
I feel like I have a new makeup recommendation in nearly every Notable Things post…and here I am again with another recommendation! I’ve tried a bunch of setting powders from cheap $2 brands to $40 high-end brands. My FAVORITE is by far my $4.99 loose setting powder from Rimmel. It works just as well as Laura Mercier at a fraction of the cost!
I love swapping out lamp shades to update the lamp’s look, but that often means you need a new harp. (You know…the tall metal stand that the shade sits on.) Usually you have to measure what size of a harp you need and hope that the new harp height is right with your new shade. But I recently tried an adjustable harp which made my life SO much easier! It’s the only harp I will buy from here on out!
I stumbled upon @ohhappydani’s account on Instagram last month and have thoroughly enjoyed following her! She has such a joyful, beautiful soul and I’ve appreciated her artistic approach to discussing injustice, kindness, faith, forgiveness, racism, and inward evaluation.
I know I’m late to the cheetah party, but I just bought these cheetah print sandals because I realized I don’t have a single pair of shoes with a pattern. Crisis averted!
You may have noticed that the interior images in today’s post are all from the same designer – Bria Hammel Interiors. I discovered her on instagram and she’s been serving me major inspiration! She reminds me a lot of Studio McGee actually and I’m loving the traditional charm she brings to her designs.
Source: Bria Hammel Interiors
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