Inspiration Overload

Whenever I find myself at Northpark Mall in Dallas, I make it a point to step in Arhaus for design inspiration.  I thought I’d share a few of the things that caught my eye, like these stamps used for batiks – both form and function.  They had them displayed in a large basket and also hung on a wall.

Eric’s been looking for inspiration for his nightstand/bedside table and finding that this seems to be a somewhat overlooked space.  Either it is your typical lamp and clock combo or it’s some sort of docking/charging station for all devices.  None of that was appealing to him.  But, we both loved the look of these leather accessories.  Definitely something we will keep an eye out for.

I have a strange weakness for decorative boxes and these are gorgeous.  And look at that coordinating tray too.  Yes, please.

One of the things I like about Arhaus is that they have some eclectic things that fit our world travel/collected over time aesthetic in our home.

And look at that piece they’ve used as a focal point behind the bed.  Amazing.

I’ve also been trying to find the perfect inspiration for a window shelf in our bedroom but failing miserably.  I like the look of the rolled pages in the large cylinder vases.

In addition to the more eclectic, travel-inspired pieces they also had an area devoted to Hollywood Regency style, which I love but sadly can’t seem to work it into my own home.  That pink sofa, black rug, and chandeliers.  Oh my.

This is a bit too modern for my taste, but I loved the idea of layering rugs to add more texture and interest.

More rolled pages that add some interest.

Or sheet music as artwork?

I liked the textural neutrals of the unbound books here too.

I loved the color of the three vases and the combination of the vases as centerpiece under that gorgeous light fixture.  It’s beautiful and industrial all at the same time.

A close up of the light fixture.

I thought these mirrors were interesting with the huge grommets and the rope – hung or displayed more like a tray, both add interest.

I have to admit, this is my dream sofa.  I absolutely adore the tufted back and I have been jonesing after a worn tobacco brown leather sofa for our living room or even a smaller cigar room/den.

Love the pop of red on this cabinet.

Patterned pillows with large black tassels on the corners.

This fountain gave me dreams of a beautiful solarium or courtyard full to the brim with greenery and the meditative sound of the fountain.

That table top.  I can’t even…

Look at the interesting shutters – layered they add so much interest to a wall.

Hope you found some things that inspired you as well.  I look forward to going back soon to see what new things have been acquired!

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December in Photos

★ Treated myself to the Shoshanna Amulet from BaubleBar to wear for our annual Eggnog & Dessert party after seeing it here.  I adore this statement necklace.

★ Put the finishing touches on our living room tree and on the blue tree in the hallway.  The lights make me so happy.

★ I’ve been saving this book for December – the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly winter night (it’s My True Love Gave to Me).

★ Lots of baking –  chewy chocolate ginger cookies and orange cranberry mini loaves for our party; cannoli cheesecake for Christmas dinner (my first cheesecake!).

★ Eric took me to an amazingly beautiful display at the Dallas Arboretum of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

★ Participating in a fun book photo challenge and remembering some books from earlier in the year.

★ A holiday isn’t a holiday without a holiday mani!

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