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On the Hunt: Front Doormats

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This week we’ve hunted down our favorite porch mats. With Spring just around the corner (and for those of us in California, it’s already been here for months!) it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up our porches and front doors for the new season. There’s nothing like a cute welcome mat to say “hello” to family and friends. The front door space of your home is the first impression for guests when they arrive at your place, and whether it’s big or small, a homey porch with a doormat, plant and wreath on the door is welcoming and warm. Take a look at a few of our favorite doormats.


1. You & Me Doormat: If you’re a newlywed or have been married for years, this is a sweet and sentimental welcome mat.

 

2. Monogrammed Doormat: We certainly love the simplicity of this monogrammed mat!

3. Herringbone Jute Doormat: This simple chevron pattern is stylish and practical.

 

4. Go In, Stay Out Doormat: Quirky and cute. We love that you can show a punch of your personality before guest’s even open the door!

 

5. Handwoven Doormat: To add some color to the porch, try this multicolor woven mat with a simple diamond pattern.

 

6. Hex Doormat: A bold pattern of hexagons welcome your friends and family.


Take a glimpse at these other perfect doormats.

 

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I’m Loving . . .

Marble, Grays and Brass

The combination of marble, brass and gray cabinets in this kitchen is absolutely stunning.

 

Shorts Style

 

I’ve never been a shorts gal but these I could definitely put into my wardrobe.


be your own kind of beautiful

 

When I saw this quote I fell in love with in.


sofia-coppola-bling-ring-du-monde

 

I’ve always been a Sofia Coppola fan – loved getting a glimpse of her workspace.


White Brick

 

What can I say, I’m a sucker for any home with white brick.


Investment Piece | by Emily Scott of The Refined Woman


Last week I shared a few details about which item in my wardrobe is my favorite investment piece. Pop over to The Refined Woman to read more about it!


What are you loving this week?

 

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Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Sacramento StreetLiving is San Francisco we are blessed to have pretty mild weather – it’s never too hot or too cold. Whenever I’m packing to go on a warm weather trip – I don’t have a lot to choose from. In fact, I have one small box that I keep everything in. Recently I’ve found that everything is a little worn out. So, with this Cabo trip happening I realized I need to re-stock a few items. While shopping around, these were a few favorites that I came across and purchased for myself.

 

Are there any warm weather favorites in your closet that you know you couldn’t live without?


1.) J. Crew Chambray Baseball Hat


2.) Black Bikini Top and Tulip Tree Bikini Bottom


3.) White Denim Shorts


4.) K. Jacques Black Leather Sandals

 

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Blooms in Season: March

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Spring is upon us and the flower market is currently bursting with tons of incredible flowers. When Natalie and I sat down to brainstorm this month’s arrangement we first started thinking about something with branches but then we decided that keeping it simple was the way to go. We wanted to highlight one of Natalie’s favorite flowers – tulips. She hit the flower market to find six of her favorite varieties so that we could show all of you the different types of tulips you can find. Let me tell you, I didn’t even know there were this many out there and each are stunning in their own way. Luckily Natalie is here to give us a few details about tulips.


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I’ve been noticing tulips more and more. Are they in season now?

Tulips are a true Spring flower. Because of their popularity they are now available year round, but their true season is Springtime. I see the special tulips at the market from February until May.


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You mentioned two types of Libretto tulips. Where are they from and what makes each so special?

One is a local variety from Arcata in Northern California. The other is an import from Holland. I was struck how each had such different coloring, with the one from Holland being much more pink.


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Sometimes my tulips stand straight up and sometimes they go in every direction. Why is that?

Tulips are always reaching for the light which gives them many opportunities to do funny things. If you have tulips in a dark room with no light, they will stand straight up. If you have them in a sunny room, they will be reaching towards the window. The best way to enjoy your tulips is to just let them do their thing and watch them move every day.


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I have heard a rumor about tulips growing after they cut. Is this true?

Yes. While tulips reach for the light, they actually grow. If you have them in an arrangement mixed with other blooms, you will notice that after even just one day, they will stick out further than where they were originally placed. When I use tulips with other flowers, I usually cut them a bit too short to start so they will ease into the ideal placement.


Check back next month for another stunning edition of Blooms in Season!


Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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Spring Launch: Rebecca Atwood’s Collection

Rebecca Atwood Spring Collection | Photos by Emily JohnstonRebecca Atwood Spring Collection | Photos by Emily Johnston


New collections are starting to debut and one in particular that I’m excited to feature is Rebecca Atwoods spring collection. It’s no secret that I’m madly in love with Rebecca’s line – last summer I worked with her on creating custom pillows for our new apartment.

 

Each season Rebecca debuts a new collection that has me wanting to add more pillows to my living room. Soon I’ll be living in a room filled with pillows in blue hues – at least that’s what Eric keeps saying. This season she’s bringing us varying shades of marine on a textured cotton – linen blend. This blue – green hue feels lush and refreshing against soft neutrals. Perfect for a little spring refresh to any home! Rebecca wanted to create a color that was an evolution from the true blue shibori colors she has used the past two seasons. She worked with the ever so talented Emily Johnston to capture these beautiful images.


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Be sure to check out Rebecca’s entire spring collection filled with two other color combinations – natural and tangerine that are equally stunning. I hope you find Rebecca’s line as inspiring as I do!


Photos by Emily Johnston

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