One of my favorite blogs to pop onto is Emily Schuman’s site Cupcakes and Cashmere. It’s short, to the point, and luxurious. It allows me to imagine myself as a California fashionista-goddess who knows all the fabulous places to eat, the classiest brands to wear, and can throw a girls weekend get-together with ease and finesse. Her recent post on coffee table styling, which I never knew was actually a styling form, has made my life a lot easier. Who would have thought something seemingly mundane or unnecessarily fussy could bring calm to my living room-bedroom hybrid.
My coffee table was a curb side discovery my ex-boyfriend spotted from his old apartment a few weeks before we started living together. It was brown, with a few scratches (and a random A carved into it), and best of all it was free. I contemplated painting it over the years, but I decided against it, hoping that I would upgrade upon graduating. I’ve tried different ways of displaying my various “goodies” and the arrangement took on a haphazard shape. I always had to push stuff around and reorganize if I wanted to rest my laptop or a plate on the table. I finally watched Ms. Schuman’s lovely video which emphasized making sections on the table. I don’t have any coffee table books, but I have a little display that is cute to look at and makes the space a lot less cluttered. But I’m strongly considering buying books over the course of this year. Some are expensive, but worth it. I think they’ll be great for a cozy day in. Instead of browsing Pinterest I’ll get some visual stimulation and some thumb flipping exercise 😉
Paris Street Styles by Isabelle Thomas & Frédérique Veysset
The whole series of Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things by Terry Border. So cheeky.
Uncorked by Marco Pasanella
The New Erotic Photography 2 by Dian Hanson. What can I say, I love nudes.
The Gentlewoman Biannual Magazine