MALACHITE MADNESS

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Clockwise from top left: DERING HALL Lamp // RABLABS Box // L’OBJET Dessert Plates // BUNGALOW 5 Side Table // JONATHAN ADLER Box // HILLARY THOMAS Malachite Nesting Bowls // Vintage Brass Console Table // Coral & Malachite Chairs

 

Remember these plates that I told you all about last week? Turns out I couldn’t wait on Santa. I purchased two sets over the weekend. (Hooray for leftover wedding gift cards!) I can’t wait for them to arrive. Is anyone else as crazy about malachite right now? I love it.  It’s a new thing for me, too. I really wasn’t all that in love with it before. I think it always felt a little gaudy to me or something? A little too over-the-top. That’s certainly not the case anymore. I’ve been pinning interiors (like this one) with malachite touches left and right. It really seems to liven up a room. While I obviously believe that this is a good time to keep the “too much of a good thing” rule in mind, I think touches of it (a pillow, a pair of chairs) here and there are so gorgeous.

The table is always a good place to start. Kim Seybert’s placemats, for instance. Wouldn’t they make for a perfect pairing with these chargers? Or go with simple white plates and add in gold touches elsewhere like with flatware or these shakers. Other small touches for the house include little trinket boxes (this one is really fun) or desk accessories. If we’re really going for it, then this bar cart or a pair of  these vintage end tables are the way to go. The boldest of all? Anthropologie’s wallpaper. In the right spot, it could look really amazing.

 

BISCUIT SEASON 3: THE TEXAS SEASON

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Everyone knows how much I adore Biscuit Home. The shop is my go-to for everything from office knick-knaks to lighting to (most recently) holiday extras. Like I’ve said before, it’s a one-stop shop for everything you need make your house a home. Biscuit’s true gem, though, is their bedding. And today is an extra special day because I get to introduce you to the latest and greatest: Season 3! I’ve loved all of the seasons thus far, but I have to admit that Season 3 is already my favorite. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it’s inspired by my home state of Texas? Named for various towns in the state, each of the three new prints reflect their own unique Texas characteristics: The Wimberly print highlights our state flowers, Nacogdoches features multi-colored flying arrows, and Marfa has its own hand-painted cacti. I think you all can probably guess my favorite… Marfa, of course! The West Texas town was a big part of our engagement, so it holds an extra special place in my heart. And honestly, who can resist an adorable cacti print like that?

The Biscuit team didn’t just stop there. They’ve recolored some of the old favorites (Katie, Grace, Amber, and Paul all in new hues!) to coordinate with new prints. Imagine the green Katie dot paired with Marfa! That would make for a pretty delicious biscuit bed, don’t you think?

And that’s not all. Biscuit Home is offering Luella & June readers 15% off any purchase from Biscuit Home. It’s the perfect time to score some new bedding or maybe a couple of gifts (one of these!). Enter the code TEXAS15 at checkout. But hurry…the offer only lasts until Sunday!

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DIVE IN: ART BY SAMANTHA FRENCH

samantha french art I know that by now you probably know all about artist Samantha French. Between Pinterest and the myriad of blogs that have posted about her art, I feel like I’m totally last in line here. Nonetheless, I love it so much that I felt compelled to post about it, too. After spending her childhood summers on the lake in her home state of Minnesota,  Samantha French recreates those moments in her paintings. They’re just so refreshing - not to mention, so summer. Just looking at one of these makes you want to dive right into a pool, doesn’t it? I’m thinking about purchasing one of her small prints from her Etsy shop to put on my bulletin board at home.  That way I’ll have a year-round reminder of summer. Sound good?

Check out her entire portfolio right here.

P.S. Shopbop is offering an additional 25% off al sale! Just enter the code SALE25 at checkout. That means that things like this are basically 85% off! I’ll take a pair of these and one of these. Oh. And this, too, please.

MEGHAN’S COLORFUL ABODE

polka dot pillow When I think of my favorite of my friend’s homes, Meghan’s is at the top of that list. From the eye-catching use of color to the masterfully mixed patterns in each room, the home perfectly captures Meghan’s cheerful and creative aesthetic. (As the home buyer for Forty Five Ten, it’s no wonder Meghan’s abode is one to envy.) The details are incredible. The polka-dot pillows! The ikat dining room chairs! It’s just a happy home, you know? After spending some time at Meghan’s house the other day, I kept thinking that it was too bad Meghan didn’t have her own blog because her home would definitely be something people would love to see. Bright idea, right? That’s when I decided I should just share it right here. Meghan was nice enough to let me take some photos (thanks, M!) so I could do just that. Enjoy!

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metallic pillow

book stack

pink tulips

carolina trentini photograph

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yellow ikat dining chair

yellow dining rom chairs

colorful pillows

polka dot pillow

geometric chair

kate spade coasters

bedding

waylande gregory elephant dish

suzani chair

x bench

lucite desk

place card

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pillows

pillow mix

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umbrellas

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All images taken by Luella & June®

 Sources:

Desk – family vintage piece

Dot pillows: Kravet

Couch - SofaWorks

Dining Room Table – Vintage Knoll Table that I had lacquered white

Bedding – Shams are West Elm, Throw Pillows are Yastik (from Number One), Comforter is from Dillard’s, Dust Ruffle is from John Robshaw

Headboard: One Kings Lane

Geometric print chair – Sarah Morris for Design Within Reach

WHERE’D YA GET THAT?

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Happy Friday! First of all, I want to say thank you for all of the positive feedback and comments I received from my Glitter Guide feature this week. You all are the.best. I was so honored to be included on GG, and what fun it was to give you all a peek inside my apartment! (Thank you also to Kelsey Foster for her amazing photography!)

Secondly, I have received quite a few emails regarding the sources for some of my furniture and accessories. Rather than try to answer each email individually, I thought it might be easier to just include all of the credits for each photo right here. Sound good? (Don’t stop emailing me though. I love to hear from you all!)

Let’s start with that vase up there. It’s Waylande Gregory from Forty Five Ten.

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Couch: Garage sale find // Chairs: Vintage // Coffee table: Vintage // Glass table: One Kings Lane // Turquoise lamps: Garage sale // Art: Sunny Sliger

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Desk: Pottery Barn // Chair: LexiMod // Bookshelf: Ikea // Lamp: Vintage // Pillow: Jonathan Adler // Art: Annabel Daou

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Paperweight: John Derian // Wedding planner: Smythson // Calculator: Poppin // Stapler: Poppin

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Headboard: Pulp Design Studio // Lamp: Restoration Hardware // Bedside table: Bungalow 5 // Art: Cocoa & Hearts

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Table: Ikea // Chairs: Vintage // Barcart: Pottery Barn // Art: Gray Malin

Jacket: Zara // T-shirt: Kain Label // Leather pants: Sandro // Sneakers: Superga

(All images via Kelsey Foster for Glitter Guide)

PEEK: MY COFFEE TABLE

While birthday and Christmas wish lists inevitably change year after year, there is one item that always makes it on to the list: a coffee table book (or four). I’ve told you all time and again how much I adore glossy tomes, but I thought I’d give you all a glimpse at what my little collection has amounted to in the past few years. These books not only keep me entertained and provide endless inspiration, but it just makes me so happy to see the stacks of them lined up on my coffee table every day.

The list really is endless (and ever-growing!), but here are a few of my very favorite coffee table books:

What are your favorites? I always love suggestions.

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

It was a very sad day when my parents informed my sister and me that they would be selling our house.  It’s hard to say goodbye to the home your grew up in… I’m sure some of you can relate? However, with this move came a brand new house, and you know what that means… a design project! It was a clean slate. My old bedroom hadn’t changed one bit since high school (lilac walls, homecoming mums, a Britney Spears poster, you get the idea), so this was an opportunity for a more “grown up” room. Plus, this gave me a chance to work with my favorite Dallas design duo Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry of Pulp Design Studios. They created the most beautiful space! It’s polished enough to be a guest room for visitors, but the details (bright orange accents, hello!) make it feel like me. Take a look at their blog for a peek into both my room and my sister’s. 

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: ARIANNA BELLE

I first came across Arianna Vargas through her blog, Arianna Belle: Organized Interiors. (A girl after my own heart. She showcases beautifully organized spaces, and she gives some great tips on how to keep your own home organized. I love looking at that kind of stuff.) I quickly realized that this lady has a great eye for design. You can see for yourself in her Etsy shop where she sells a variety of throw pillows. She has so many amazing options! Whether you like a bold pattern like David Hicks’ La Fiorentina (one of my personal favorites) or your prefer something a bit softer á la Barbara Barry, you’ll find it in this shop. Or if you’ve got something else in mind, Arianna offers custom listings so you can exactly what what your heart desires. Add this little shop to your bookmarks!

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOUSE

These photos of Amanda Peet’s home in this month’s Vogue have already made their way around the blogosphere, but I had to post them anyway! I keep a binder with tears from mags that I look to for inspiration (most of them are more “future” inspiration), and these images have made their way to very front of the book. I love everything about the Hollywood Hills home: the whitewashed walls, the Spanish-style exterior, and seriously… that outdoor space?! My favorite part is the eating area/living room above. I adore the banquette seating (and all of the mixed prints that come with it!) and the use of color throughout. The room is so open and gives off such a welcoming, comfortable vibe. It’s safe to say that this is my dream home. Check out more pictures on Vogue

Images via Vogue 

(BEACH) BLANKETS

I know the last thing we’re all thinking about during these triple digit temperatures is wrapping up in a other than a beach towel, but these handmade striped blankets from Shoppe by Amber Interiors are just too good. I came across them a couple of days ago and they’ve been on my mind ever since. They’re a perfect combination of two of my favorite things: stripes and brights. All of the colors are so fab (the orange/pink version is my favorite, naturally) One of these would be just the thing to punch up any couch or bed. For now, I think I’ll use it as a beach blanket.