Hello, Mellow

Hey dudes, I'm still here. Sorry I haven't had much time to hang out in blogland lately, but guess what? Ike is sick. Again. This makes the fourth time in three months and I'm about ready to send him back to the baby factory for repairs and new parts. I kid. Really. Please don't jump my ass, trolls. Anyway I am busy and tired and covered in snot and all this awesomeness gives me the pissies when I hear that color and FUN!!! are coming back to decor. Thanks a lot, Sara Ruffin Costello -- you are obviously too perky to have sick children. So, how much do I sound like Grouchy Smurf when I say that I hate color and I hate fun? I don't really, but ok, right now I do. I hate them. In case you couldn't already tell, sleep deprivation and living in a miasma of snot and toddler germs will do weird things to you. Well, it does weird things to me, anyway.

You know what takes me to my happy place? This.

Gary Hutton

Isabel Lopez Quesada

Joel Mozersky

Ryan Korban via Lonny

Kelly Wearstler

Ahhh. Blood pressure. slowly. falling. Tirade ending. Rage receding. Patience returning. Likey Smurf emerging.

Neutrals sometimes get a bad rap because of that whole 80s band aid beige epidemic, but just look how soothing yet interesting they can be when mixed with a country ton of texture. Fur rugs? Check. Muted patterns? Check. Shiny shiny goodness? Check. Acres of psychedelic mushroom marble? Check.

I need it all. It's for my health. Do you think Blue Cross covers decor?

Also, special announcemento: The lovely Elizabethi Hablinski McDougall of the aptly named design firm EHM Design will be here on Thursday to wax dramatic about her very own house woes. Plus as a special added bonus, she will gift you with some very pretty pictures of other people's houses that are not in the least woeful. So be here. Or else.

You kind and generous people wouldn't want me to get all hatery again... would you?

I'm Back I'm Back I'm Back

Somebody slap me in the face! I've spent the last weeks of blogcation idling away my free time -- by which I mean I had very good hair, cooked some very delicious meals, and managed a very cleanish house. Oh, and I bought some very cute shoes, but we shall discuss that later this week. All in all it was lovely, however Karly is now so completely pregnant that she can't even sit up to type and GOOD LORD (or whatever) the girl deserves a break, so I'm taking the blog back... albeit a little halfheartedly.

I am definitely going to miss my good hair.

But I get that it's time to regroup and re energize. Despite the fact that I have barely touched my computer (other than to shoe shop), that I haven't read a blog since prehistoric times (like, weeks ago), that I haven't answered a great many emails (sorry, guys) and am, in fact, a horrible, terrible person, I'm back. I'm back, and it's time to fuck some shit up.

A solid gold bedroom by Dolce and Gabbana.

african haircuts marie claire

Karly has almost bought one of those African haircut plaques about 140 times so this little ray of sunshine goes out to her... image via Marie Claire Maison.

via style files

Bubbles! Yeah, that's where we're at these days. via nytimes.

marjorie kouras

Some old school crazy by Marjorie Skouras.

I am going to give Ike a can of spraypaint and pray this comes out of his chubby little angel baby hands. Courtesy of Gary Hutton Design.

There's more fun where that came from.

Because I'm back.

Did I mention that I'm back?