FLORIDA ROOM INSPIRATION

everyone loves a good summer vacation, don't they? the ocean breeze, the salty air, the sand and sun - it's all perfection. often though, it can be difficult to get away or actually commit to plan that vacation you've been dreaming of for a while. when my friends at douglas elliman real estate asked me to create my perfect florida room (basically a room that encapsules floridian vibes), i wholeheartedly agreed! what a fantastic way to add bring some paradise into your busy, everyday life, as well as your home.  


images source:  design*sponge

images source: design*sponge

my dream florida room would have a very bohemian vibe. (see the two images from D*S above!) think plants, colorful rugs, pompoms, and dreamy colors. in my inspiration board, i included just a few things that i though captured the essence of my hypothetical florida room. 

  1. vintage rug // coco carpets
  2. white living room // designlovefest
  3. pom pom baskets // MEUS shop
  4. throw pillows // UO // 1 +

what would be your dream florida room? what room of the house would you make it? mine would most definitely be the living room - a nice, open, airy, white room with big french doors that let in the outside breeze... i can see it now. if you'd like more information about florida rooms or elliman real estate, head to their website to check it out!  

"we're a perfect match" | matchbox valentine printable

valentine's day has always been a weird holiday for me to celebrate. i've only been alive for seventeen of them, and my main association with the day is decorated shoeboxes and candy from walgreens. (throwback to elementary school, what what!) i can remember opening up my box and going through all the valentines from my fellow classmates - the funny ones were always my favorite. this year, i decided to make my own ironic valentine and channel my energy into a creating a cute and simple valentine printable, that has nothing to do with cheap candy or sparkly cardboard.

i had gotten a bunch of vintage matchboxes a few months ago, and needed to put them to good use. a few minutes of brainstorming and messing around on photoshop, the simple, corny, vintage, and (you have to admit) cute valentine was born. click here to download the printable!

wouldn't these little babies be the perfect galentine's party handout? what's your opinion on valentine's day? do you love a classic punny valentine, a box of chocolates, or prefer to just turn to your OG bae netflix? hahah, i want to know!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | ENTRY THREE

we're getting so close to christmas! here's claire, returning with some awesome stocking stuffers! passing off the gift guide baton... now!


hey friends! it's claire - back again with the third installment of the T+T holiday gift guide. this one's all about the stocking stuffers! i've searched for my favorite little gifts that will be the perfect topper on a wrapped present, or an awesome suprise inside a stocking. 

  1. christmas mug / forever 21

  2. white + rose gold headphones / forever 21

  3. getaway passport holder / ban.do

  4. mini tassel garland / oh happy day!

  5. softest face brush / forever 21

  6. sticker book / ban.do

  7. diana + meg edition camera / lomography

  8. peach lotion / urban outfitters

these gifts would make for the best stocking on christmas morning. i know i'd love to get any of these presents this holiday season! with these guys - you can't go wrong. -claire

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | ENTRY TWO

after creating the first T+T gift guide, i asked my sister to pick her favorite beauty essentials for the next entry! i know you'll love each of her picks - so will all the beauticians on your list! here's claire!


when molly asked me to curate the second gift guide - one for the beauty lovers - i knew exactly what to put on it. 

  1. white + rose gold curling iron /  sephora

  2. green tea eye mask / sephora

  3. fresh sugar lip balm / sephora

  4. dry bar hair set / sephora

  5. naked 3 palette / sephora

  6. rosemary + willow oil / urban outfitters

  7. first aid beauty kit / sephora

the dry bar kit is high up on my christmas list, and the fresh sugar lip balm would be extremely nice in the brisk chicago wind! these gifts are be perfect for everyone, from the beyónce wannabe to the beauty guru. merry christmas! -claire

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | ENTRY ONE

this holiday season is flying by! it's already the last day in november, and christmas is only 25 days away! so, to help you speed up some of that holiday shopping, i've curated some gift guides for all the people in your life! first up, the homemaker.

  1. set of three wooden spoons / gather home goods
  2. handmade sage bundle / p.f. candle co
  3. sea foam fiberglass chair / modernica
  4. chestnut crosley / urban outfitters
  5. yarn wall hanging / gather home goods
  6. screen-printed felt flag / flag fest
  7. linen pillowcase set / linen tale

all of these products have been officially approved by T+T :) just look at those linen pillows! i just bought a new linen bed spread that i'm in love with... more on that soon!  i know i'd love to receive any of these pretty presents, and any homemaker in your life would too. happy shopping!