Rattan is having a comeback. Now many of you might already have pieces in your home but for those of you who don’t – it’s time to embrace this trend. It is the material to add to your home – both indoors and outdoors.
I’ve been seeing it pop up more and more in magazines and on Pinterest (I’ve been pinning rattan items like a mad woman for clients). While rattan reminds me of my grandmothers house – yes, she has some rattan gems I might have to borrow – the pieces I’m seeing are more modern.
If you choose to add a piece or two into your decor, I’ve gathered some of my favorite pieces. If you want vintage rattan pieces – pop over here.
Friday has always been a day I like to spend with Jackson. Now that the weather is warming up, I want to begin to set up more play dates with other mothers and find new destinations around town to enjoy. My son is now at the toddler stage where he loves playing with other kids.
This week my friend Erin from Apartment 34 and our sons got together in the gardens of the Palace of Fine Arts. It’s a perfect place for a picnic with stunning gardens and the terra cotta Palace as the backdrop. There’s room for toddlers to run around and no problem with having a blanket for a picnic.
As I met Erin and her son, she noticed I was wearing white jeans and surprised I would wear them at the park. In the past, I probably might not have worn them for fear they would get ruined but I had already had an incident with mud the week before (basically my son seeks it out!) and I was easily able to get them clean. Erin was right and they did get muddy and while white can sometimes be a risky choice, with my white jeans from Old Navy, I just throw them in the wash and the mud comes right out.
It was such fun to find affordable clothes for both Jackson and I at the same time. You can try new patterns, like the African inspired prints I chose, and not spend a huge amount of money doing so. It was nice to find clothes that are an escape from the ordinary neutrals I usually wear.
Our boys were very into having a picnic lunch (they gobbled up the p&j sandies) and of course, being able to run around after eating! I think we need to make this a weekly date!
Here’s a list of some great items to bring with you on a picnic date:
Bring food you know your child enjoys and make it easy. A simple p&j is fine with some fresh fruit.
I like to bring a change of clothes for Jackson as he gravitates to water and manages to get himself soaked.
A blanket to sit on is important, as often the grass might be damp.
Bring something fun like bubbles, balls, or a book for the moment when they want to take a breather.
Always pack sunscreen for yourself and your children!
Head on over to Apartment 34 to see her photos of the same date and tips on the best places to have playdates – what a perfect day and a great way to kick off summer Friday!
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When a new season approaches it has me craving a change. Even minor design updates make sure a difference. I’ve been on the hunt for a new look for our bedding and I’m loving this blue combination.
My bookshelf is on constant rotation – love the mix of old and new in this home.
A summer staple of mine is a class white shirt – I just got this one from Madewell. It’s the best!
Lately I’ve been drawn to cement countertops in both bathrooms and kitchens. I love the look and feel of them.
Entertaining in the summer is the best – we just went over to a friends house last week for a barbecue. There is nothing quite like opening up the doors to the garden so that everyone can mingle and the kiddos can run around. Love the rustic feel of this outdoor space.
This past winter, I updated my bedroom with items from One Kings Lane to finish up a room that always looked a bit unfinished – you can see the full makeover here. I ordered incredible bedside tables, linens, mirrors, a chest of drawers and artwork to finish off the room (you can shop the look of my bedroom here). I did so all through photographs on their site. I’ve been incredibly happy with the outcome.
Fast forward a few months and now you have a chance to actually see items in their new studio in San Francisco – One Kings Lane’s The Studio is now bi-coastal!! I recently went to their studio and was so impressed with the set up. You no longer have to envision a piece through a photograph – you can actually see, touch, and in my case, drool over their incredible collections. They have a curated collection that they showcase but The Studio is redesigned each season, so you can keep going back to get inspired.
The Studio of One Kings Lane is located in SOMA and easy as pie to get to. Run down there and see how easy it is to update a room or a house with items that will make your home fresh and new. So if you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting, take the time for a trip to The Studio at 633 Folsom Street, Suite 200, it won’t disappoint!