Just in time for summer, Anthropologie launches a 15-piece lemlem home collection in the brand’s trademark neon stripes.
Browse Savvy Home for a minute, and you’ll immediately see my affinity with lemlem clothing. I’ve featured their gauzy striped pieces incessantly for years. I first discovered lemlem at the Surf Lodge‘s Surf Bazaar in Montauk a few years ago. Their easy-going beachy aesthetic immediately caught my eye and I have been a convert ever since.
The brand’s motto “13 months of sunshine” comes from the founder’s place of birth, Ethiopia. Model and activist Liya Kebede’s determination to create a sustainable and empowering partnership with local artisans in her place of birth resulted in the brand all we love today; one that consistently delivers beachy and summer-appropriate attire to wear at the beach year after year. Until today that is.
Remember Week 1? I highly suggest you go back to the before pictures for a minute, because we’ve come a long way. To recap, I moved in to a much smaller apartment, with a lot of ill-fitted furniture from my old place. The space needed an overhaul—and it got one! My new space is much better fitted to my lifestyle (and general style). And now that summer is here, I can finally sit back and enjoy!
I had to learn the art of editing lately. Living in a small open space means that the slightest out-of-place item makes the entire room look messy! Because of this, when it came to making decor decisions, my eye was drawn to clean lines and a simple color palette.
I love that the space is small enough to completely transform with just a few pillows and a rug (remember week 4?). I also love the fact that my picture ledge allows me to switch the art around as I please. Since I like to be my own guinea pig when it comes to decorating, I love the versatility that this new place allows me to test out different looks and styles easily. This room is definitely very “me”—a little coastal, a little boho, a little modern and a little traditional. It’s a mix of items I’ve collected over the years, and some new ones thrown in the mix!
I can’t believe I was able to fit three rooms in one tiny space, but it worked! And believe it or not, it’s very functional! Ok, full disclosure: I’ve maybe had dinner at my bistro table once, but I love using it as library table, and use it to display books and flowers. My gals and I love sitting at the “bar”—those Bludot barstools are surprisingly comfortable! Everyone that has sat in them commented on their comfort. Of course, my favorite space remains the “living area” (a.k.a my sofa). Getting to sit back and relax after sitting at my desk for many hours is pure bliss.
I don’t mean to play favorites, but a piece I love in the room is Oomph X Savvy Home Tini Table—you might remember it from our collaboration last year. The fact that I had a say in the design of the piece makes it extra special. I’m thrilled to announce that Oomph has agreed to re-release the table for the One Room Challenge , and you guys get first dibs! Be quick though because they sold like hotcakes last year.
I won’t lie: it’s 12:16am and I’m not sure what my mental state is at this point: I’ve been styling, shooting and editing for the past 12 hours and I’m all bugged out. But we got here—and I’m thrilled with the result! I cannot wait to sit back and enjoy it… I hope you like it too! I spoke a lot about my process over the last few weeks, so you can re-read all about it below!
I’m really excited to announce that my collection of Tini Tables in collaboration with Oomph has launched! I’ve been a fan of this Connecticut based company for quite some time, so I was honored when they asked me to collaborate on a line of tables exclusive to Savvy Home. The Oomph Tini Table collection is perfect in size. It fits in anywhere—it has just enough room for your favorite book and cocktail of choice; it fits perfectly between two chairs in the library or next to your tub stacked with fluffy white towels.
When choosing the finishes for the SHB x Oomph collection, I immediately knew that I wanted to go with the signature SHB lacquered chambray blue color with a whitewashed grasscloth top. They come in a quatrefoil shape (pictured above) or in an elongated shape that fits in virtually anywhere. I received my table about a month ago and I’ve been completely in love with the color and the shape. I hope you will love the tables as much as I do!
I never had the leisure of living in a dorm at university. My mom lived literally three streets away from my campus, and when I decided to move out of home at age 20, I rented an apartment. I suspect that in a way though, dorms and first apartments have lots in common: they’re small, not particularly attractive and they require major styling skills to make them feel inviting and pleasant.