June; the instigator to my sandal addiction and itch to change life around. The gloom certainly made its presence loud and clear this week, but I’m looking forward to the month ahead with or without the clouds. Maybe it’s because summer makes me feel breezy (Monica would understand me)? I’m just happy that aforementioned sandals can still be worn all day every day. In the spirit of the kickoff to summer this month, I wanted to share what’s currently inspiring me, our summer plans coming up, and of course, a brand new playlist (also located on my sidebar or you can look me up: brunchonchestnut).
• More rest. I’ve been pinning a lot of beautiful beds lately… I think it may have been the long weekend, but I’m feeling especially tired this week. I don’t make it a tick past 9:45 these days…am I getting old!? Summer catnaps are in the cards.
• I swore off statement necklaces and earrings a couple of years ago, but I’m going back on my word. Well, maybe I will just revise my stance– I will only hang little pieces of art that are unique and special from my ears. Nothing too girly, but a nice little conversation piece that brings an understated look to life. Metals in fun shapes, etc.
• Currently researching how practical/impractical it may be to have a kumquat plant in our dining room. Since a Lemon tree seems to be out of the question… it’s the next best thing! It adds so much character to a corner, plus I told you… I can’t say no to plants right now. Thoughts?
• Ever since I discovered this home tour, I’m so inspired to give our space some change and make it feel like new. We’ve been keeping our eyes open on new places in the city (if anything bigger, equally updated, with a small yard for Scout comes along) but it’s not happening. The market in San Francisco just keeps going up, so I’m thinking we will stay put until we buy a house down the road. Anyway! That was my long-winded way of saying I’m antsy. I’ve been pinning up a storm to fuel some inspiration on how to swap things around and add a couple new pieces as well.
• To layer on to the last point, our bedroom needs help (and honestly has needed it since we moved in). It’s a pretty neutral space (blank canvas), and I love the idea (photo bottom right) of adding an eclectic but grounded pop of color. Also, sconces vs. lamps? Yes. New light fixture, maybe a few pieces of art… I’m on it. I’ve been adding apartment finds here. I want minimalism to reign supreme, and everything taking space to be thoughtful and beautiful.
• I recently went through my closet and purged a bunch to make space, but I’m thinking I need to sift through once more. I have been gravitating towards minimalism more than ever, and want to make sure that I genuinely love everything hanging in my closet. But why is it always so much easier said than done? Added a ton of ideas to my wish list.
• The most exciting thing to note is our trip to Tulum in September. I am so excited! So, I actually went for a week five years ago for my uncle’s wedding. At the time I had never heard of it; it wasn’t peppered into my Instagram or Pinterest feed so I had no idea or expectations at all. Back then it was my uncle and his wife’s “secret getaway”, so I’m guessing that has changed too. I stayed at BE Tulum tucked into the cove with other beautiful hotels along the water and I just remember it being SO quiet. My girlfriend and I were the youngest in the wedding group (who took over our resort), so we’d head out on our bikes to find lively fun bars and instead would find settings all to ourselves. Hartwood was very memorable and I can’t wait to go back, and also check out a few newer spots as well! I’m looking forward to seeing how much it has changed. It was one of my favorite places I’ve ever been, the design and attention to detail everywhere blew me away. Plus, I get to go with Matt which will be so much fun!
• Matt’s birthday (July 2) and Scout’s 1st birthday (4th of July, he’s an All-American pup) are right around the corner so we’ve started to make plans. Thinking maybe Tahoe again or a trip to Napa for the weekend at a nice Airbnb.
• Operation: get our interior design together. Like I said before, this place is a mess right now, so I’m taking the next few weeks to get everything sorted so I can share some updates with you soon!
As of now, this is all we got. I can’t wait to plan another fun Europe trip, etc. but while Scout is still so young it’s a little tougher to plan. Maybe next year!
What do you have going on this summer? x