My all time writer crush Vladimir Nabokov and his wife Vera collecting butterflies.
Lepidopterists for life, yo.
I'm going to fill you in on one of my favorite secrets of internet shopping for classy home decor. No, it's not this sexeh "foot" stool that's more Myrtle Corbin than Marie Antoinette, this big ass wine bottle bar, or even the Potty Patch (although, I have had a dark moment or two in my life where I totally thought I needed this astroturf atrocity for Tino. Don't judge me). It's none of these. Try to hide your disappointment, friends.
You see, when my boyfriend and I moved into our current apartment, I set a few rules for myself when decorating the place in a tasteful (as possible) manner: 1. Keep my clutter and "collecting" under control. 2. No more bringing in "treasures" from the curb (but let's be honest, if something is super amaze, it's coming with) and 3.) Invest in some new, larger scale wall art which, since we are adults, should be framed (no, this does not include my tattered OK Computer poster from highschool or Casey's Grindhouse/Deathproof movie poster, as endearing as they both may be).
Did I mention that these beauties are usually under $4 a piece? That's about the same price as a skinny vanilla latte incase you were still undecided on the value. I may have went a little crazy with them in my decor but must say that I'm happy with the results. Here are the ways that I've decorated with them in our apartment:
The living room aka wannabe cabinet of curiosities.
A shrine to sweet treats (and Elvis)
in the kitchen with this print.
Side note: This vintage poster in the living room
(in which I recently painted a wall "Spumoni" green)
is not a Cavallini & Co. delight but an Ebay find. A very similar
look can be had with this awesome L'Anatomie paper. Score!
Do you have any top secret decor tips or fun decorating plans for the weekend? On Saturday, I will be at Hester Street Fair in NYC's Lower East Side with friends, selling Rubella Jewelry and trying not to bring any unnecessary objects into the apartment, as always. Wish me luck! Sunday will probably be a beach day in Asbury Park with family. I'm already thinking about an iced coffee from Cafe Volan and this rad shirt that they sell. Happy Friday!