sectional couches for the living room

Next on the agenda for the living room is finding a new couch. I want the same thing that I have but with sleeker lines and in a smaller size.  We love our current couches but they’re HUGE. Regardless, I’ll be sad to see them go. The replacement MUST be as comfortable and have down filled cushions.  So far, these two have caught my eye.  Which one do you like? taft sofa with chaise $2598    paidge 2 piece chaise sectional...
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riveting rooms | master bath edition

As you can imagine, the news that a Whole Foods is being built across the street has made me very, very happy.  It also means we’re never leaving the condo.  For years, I’ve thought we’d sell eventually and move into a house.  Now I’m content to stay indefinitely. Which means I can renovate the bathrooms!  Before the the Whole Foods news, I was reluctant to invest anymore money into the condo. Now that we’re staying, it’s on. This is not happening anytime soon but I’m having a ton of fun thinking about it. First up, the master bathroom.  I am 100% copying this fantastic master bathroom that was designed by Emily Henderson. I’ll use brushed silver hardware vs. oiled bronzed but that’s the only change I’d make.  Isn’t that tile...
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new (to me) store alert | hudson & crane

I love a well curated home store, don’t you? Hudson & Crane in Adams Morgan is a fabulous addition to the decor options in DC.  The store opened in November 2014 and is full of great furniture, art and gifts. The backstory via their website: “Hudson & Crane (opened in late November 2014) was conceived by business partners, Lyric Turner and Jaye Langmaid, in an effort to bring accessible and affordable design to the NW DC neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Turner and Langmaid bring their own aesthetic of rustic modern and industrial chic to everything in the store, from the furniture, rugs, decor, art, and lighting to the varied and eclectic gift options”. These two are also the owners of Red House staging. DCRE Residential agents have worked with them for years. The store is cash and carry, which means you can buy anything off the floor and take it home immediately.  Or the store can order a piece for you in a different color/fabric. They also offer interior design services.  I stopped by yesterday and spent about thirty minutes sitting on sofas and chairs.  I definitely have furniture on the brain! Hudson & Crane 1781 Florida Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009...
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holiday wish list | home

The holiday shopping frenzy has begun!  I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite ideas for the home.  Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ve become obsessed with pour over coffee.  This glass coffee dripper and pot set can go in the dishwasher and the filter is reusable.  I love my Chemex but I’ve converted to the Carat.  Also necessary is a kettle that heats up quickly.  carat coffee dripper & pot set $65 hario coffee drip kettle $37.99 Everyone needs fun matches for their candles or their bathrooms (mine are in the bathroom for stinky guests. it happens).   skull matches  $7.00 This lucite trey is perfect for a bar or your coffee table.  lucite serving trey  $40.00 Who doesn’t love a fancy gold pillow to dress up your couch for the holidays?  fancy gold pillow $39.00 One of my favorite bloggers published her first book!  My copy is on the coffee table. elements of style book $22.14 I’m always looking for a good source for affordable art and I love print this from Buddy Editions.  Abstract No. 3 $50...
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perfect towels

Last weekend, all of my first cousins on the Angotti side visited DC for a cousins reunion. Initially, only the cousins were supposed to attend but then it evolved into a full fledge mini Angotti reunion.  One of my cousins is having a baby (the first Angotti baby!). The parents-to-be had a baby shower and all of the uncles attended.  It was a ton of fun to see everyone and get together for such a happy occasion.  One of the perks of semi-organizing the event was hosting some of my cousins.  They always bring me the nicest gifts even though it’s totally unnecessary.  This time they brought these amazing Japanese towels.  I want them for every bathroom.  They’re absorbent with a smooth finish on one side and terry cloth on the other.  How stinkin’ cute are they??? Perfect for my new bathroom.  They purchased mine at Morihata in Philly.  The e-commerce site is called Rikumo. The towels come in a lot of colors but the blues were my...
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