Welcome to The Week in Pictures, a weekly column that features snapshots documenting my life as a designer and blogger living in Portland, Oregon. Thanks for reading!
Big upgrade alert! Over the weekend, my brother helped me move my West Elm bookcase from our all white room up the stairs to my office (of course we started laughing and I was afraid he was going to drop it and smash my foot). I felt like I never looked at my personal library because it was so far away. Now, with all these goodies residing less than two feet from my desk, I feel like I’m going to be a lot more inspired. I do my books by color (just like my shoes).
Lazy summer evenings sitting in the sun, sipping a hibiscus margarita with my beloved = priceless.
Last Saturday, I bought clear plastic drawer trays at Target. Upon returning home, I spent an hour organizing my sock drawer by color. Perhaps a wee bit OCD, but now I can actually find what I’m looking for. Little upgrades like this make me so happy.
I love black and white flower patterns. This dress is 2+ years old, from Forever 21 and still a personal favorite.
More office snapshots — I finally feel like it is finished. For the time being, I’ve decided against getting a rug because I love the worn in texture of the wood. Eventually I’d like to have my floors refinished in ebony (inspiration: my living room and Alexander Wang’s offices). The flat files and magnetic board are from IKEA, the Panton chair is a reproduction and the metal vintage gas station signs were a gift from my brother. I’ve had my mannequin Twiggy since 2004 — though we wear the same size, she’s like a foot taller and I hate sharing my clothes! So, she languishes in the corner wearing the cashmere cape off my Rick Owens jacket, thigh-highs and vintage glasses from a flea market in Chelsea. Some of you mentioned wanting to see more house / decor photos so I’m going to start making more of an effort. Consider this room #1!
Any fun weekend plans? I’ll be hiding away in my office, making a valiant attempt to get caught up on freelance….