Good Monday everyone. My champagne-induced weight gain is officially out of control. Sadly, the celebration must come to an end. But thank you all for congratulating me. It makes me feel really important and stuff!

Okay so when I wasn’t binge drinking this weekend, I was visualizing ways to make my house feel less Christmasy and more Springy. I immediately flipped through Kate Ridder’s Rooms, which is filled with photos of fresh, colorful interiors that make my space look bland in comparison.

What I love the most though is how Ridder mixes contemporary pieces and bold colors with vintage patterns and antiques. What I learned from this book:

  • Don’t underestimate the power of interesting lighting
  • An orange couch is cool
  • Wallpaper something stat

Are you also feeling the urge to freshen up your space?

Buy your copy here.

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11 thoughts on “Rooms

  1. Neda says:

    Congratulations on your promotion! Yes, I definitely need to spruce up my space but every time I start thinking about it, I get overwhelmed and look for a piece of chocolate. Not good. I think I’ll try again in February with fresh eyes. 🙂

  2. I don’t even want to talk about weight gain, apparently I think that you celebrate the holidays from Halloween till Valentines day. UGH!

  3. Jessica says:

    Congrats again on the promotion!

    I’m itching to add a bright unexpected color to our living room. Maybe a throw pillow to test the waters.

  4. Lily says:

    Yes…definitely feeling the urge to brighten up my space !


  5. Tamra says:

    Love the pup sighting on the orange couch and oh how desperately do I need to add color to my home.

  6. I’m glad you and the champagne had a great time celebrating.

    As for adding some new color to our space – I’m always wanting to switch things up. Unfortunately, there’s this thing called a husband standing in my way.

  7. I need to spring my space up too. Badly! In fact I’m taking down my Xmas tree tonight. How lame am I? 🙂 Glad you had fun celebrating! xoxo

  8. Still congratulating you… SO awesome! I love champagne weight gain…. it’s the best reason to put on the extra lbs and easier to take off. I eat peanut butter now instead… and only drink twice a week. It sucks… but try it, b/c it works! Loving the ideas of the orange sofa… and of course you gotta wall papa something!

  9. LMF says:

    Love the fresh flowers! I think its the easiest (and cheapest) way to decorate for spring.

  10. molliee says:

    love the colors! definitely love to brighten up my spaces come spring!!!

  11. kristina says:

    i love your design here!! and cheers to springtime decor!!
    xx, k

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