Yesterday I received my second vaccintation so I’m a little under the weather (a lot of us who had a hard time with the virus report this). Additionally, there are fresh cares in my world which task my personal resources so I’m leaning on everlasting arms and prayer. Hence, today’s post is a little random with its roundup of design inspiration and decor finds for folks who love neutrals and prefer to keep decor simple and clean. Let’s face it, color trends come and go, so why not bring in pops of what is trending while keeping the backdrop timeless? Black and White With Oak + Ideas to Get the Look provides plenty of texture and blurs the line between traditional and modern. And this winning combo often adds one more quality: CALM.
And calm is so welcome in 2021!
Black and White With Oak + Ideas to Get the Look Now!
Did you see this recent post which is less about a neutral interior color palette than the wonder of a house under 500 square feet (and designed by Jeffrey Dungan!)?
In fact, let’s start straight away with wise ideas for calm. Brene Brown’s podcast is amazing, and I found this extremely helpful:
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A handmade sign reminds of trips to come for fresh from the farm goodness. (Here’s a wonderful way to support a small business!).
I love that this smart and rustic trunk comes in various sizes…how useful for smart looking storage!
Comfy Things to Wear at Home
Just Add Fresh or Faux
For Your Fireplace
Turkish Blanket for Indoors & Out
Closet Organization Help
Black & White Finds
While this next find is neither black or white, it can actually add ‘natural’ to your makeup routine. (Or is ‘makeup routine’ so 2019 you want to smack me?) I especially appreciate how this water-light product evens my complexion!
Also I apply this with my fingers, not a brush, and it stays on all day!
Sweet & Nostalgic
How fast can you pin this next silly pin?
Are your closets and pantries and shelves looking more orderly these days? I’m getting there slowly.
Let’s Keep Encouraging Each Other
Knowing what fresh concerns 2020 and 2021 have held, decor may be the furthest thing from your mind…or perhaps it is bringing a little bit of normalcy and pleasure to your days.
In either case, be gentle with yourself. Mixed feelings are completely normal and don’t define you.
I Couldn’t Resist
These slant jars remind me of the penny candy store we frequented in childhood – I like storing treats like cookies and bars in mine.
Just a reminder to keep breathing. Really. In times of stress and anxiety, we may unconsciously hold the breath. And when I say “we,” I mean I tend to do this. Deep inhales from the belly…exhale all the pessimism and worry if you can.
We’re muddling through so much together, and unknown blessings are already on the way.
Peace to you right where you are.
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