Takeaway Tuesday: Colorful Sitting Space

April 23rd, 2013

I’m sitting at my desk today awaiting news of what happened to our sweet cat Coco, she’s at the vet right now and it’s hard to think about anything but what might be wrong (she’s in a lot of pain and barely able to walk since I found her curled up on the porch). I have to get my mind off of the situation while I await the X-ray results so I sat down to distract myself and Pinterest is always a great place to start.

I was going through some of my favorite images and thought up a new series on the fly – a “takeaway” series where I highlight a favorite image and point out five great takeaways from it.

Here’s a favorite from Katie Rosenfeld that I love so much for these reasons.

colorful sitting space takeaways


Thanks to everyone for your sweet sentiments on Instagram, thankfully the kids are at school so they are unaware. I’m headed back to the vet in an hour, I’ll keep you posted on the kitty cat news.

room design by Katie Rosenfeld


*** kitty cat update: she was bit by a very large dog within the last 12 hours and has a bite wound in her left leg but has been given pain medicine and antibiotics. She will live and is sleeping now, thanks everyone for your concern, we’re glad she will be okay.



Retail Therapy: World Market

April 22nd, 2013

Yesterday I took a few hours to run errands and visit some favorite stores to check out new collections and popped into World Market. My sister is also fixing up her place so we were texting pictures back and forth, talking about the pieces and accents and textiles we like, it’s so much fun to shop like that!

cosmo cozy

World Market unveils several collections throughout the year but I always look forward to the outdoor options, full of color and exotic patterns, and picked up some accents there last year for our balcony seating area. I spied a lot of new favorites while I was there on Sunday – I especially love their patterned textiles for a variety of uses beyond the tea towel or napkin (think art and pillows!)

world market favorites

Today I have a $50 gift card from me to giveaway to one of you to pick out something special for yourself.

gift card

To be eligible, simply leave a comment on this blog post answering this question, what colors or patterns are you decorating with this spring and summer in or outside of your home?

I’ll pick a winner at random later this week, giveaway expires Thursday April 25th at midnight PST. One entry per person, US only.  Good luck! *not a sponsored post, just a fan of World Market!


Winner: Rachel Slotman #696, winner notified via email.