unfinished beauty: plywood

my friend richelle bought a house recently (eep!) and she called on me to help her renovate and decorate the space. the house came with a shipping container in the backyard, and richelle wants to finish out the container first so she can live in it while we're doing work on her house. we met up for a design meeting at easy tiger last week and had endless ideas, so i took a few days to put together a mood board (which i will share with y'all soon!). we're going for an "austin modern" look, so think unfinished materials, minimalist furniture and decor, and bright pops of color. while i was searching for inspiration i became obsessed with the idea of installing a plywood wall or bed into the shipping container home. i love how the raw material looks finished in a clean white space and is the perfect backdrop for bright colors. i can't wait to walk through the container with richelle next week and plan out the rest of the space! check back for my inspiration board soon. - carm

via bloesem

via the design files

happy socks = happy feet

every winter i buy a new pair of fuzzy socks and wear them until there’s holes in the soles. while these are great to wear around the house, this year i’m looking for a few pairs that i can wear out and about. i love ankle socks that add a pop of color to a pair of white tennis shoes, or give fancy heels a more casual vibe. my jaw dropped after stumbling upon the hysteria line from happy socks. i honestly cannot decide on a pair to get so i just might have to get them all. which ones are your fave? - carm

grace ankle socks in blue

rita ankle socks