I have been noticing that tile is getting interesting and fun lately. I feel like it's having a comeback. Companies are creating more beautiful designs and designers are using it in more daring ways. This tile above is so simple but in a small room like this with high ceilings it makes a statement. Here are other great ideas-
Happy Friday friends! Wao, lately it feels like such an accomplishment to get to Friday. Well, it's my husband's birthday this weekend which means we get to have some cake. I'm debating which cake to make for him. It won't be chocolate. We have made too many chocolate ones in the last few weeks (I know that chocolate cake is misleading up there, but it is pretty right?) He loves this lemon olive oil cake that I have made for him many times before and has very quickly devoured, but he also loves this almond cake which I have never made him and would love to try. I will let you know next week which one I chose. (oh and I want to get him one or two of these for on top of his desk).
You may or may not know that my husband is from Spain so we go often to visit family. Our trip is coming up soon and we have all started to daydream about it. My daughter is dying to see her grandma and have churros con chocolate, my husband just wants to sleep, and I'm dying to browse some of my favorite stores and eat many meringues. One of my favorite stores here is Hoss Intropia. Its clothing is sophisticated, modern, and chic all at a very attractive price point (probably around J.Crew prices?). Miguel Palacio who is a well established high-fashion Spanish designer has been doing a collaboration with Hoss Intropia every season for the last few years. It is always pretty fab. And so, when I came accross his apartment I just had to share. After seeing it I know two things, I need a cheetah statue, or two, and Mr. Palacio and I are lighting soulmates. I heart every single one of his lighting options.
I have such a great giveaway for you today!! Lily from Gold and Gray is offering one lucky Mimosa Lane reader a set of three rose wood tassel bracelets! I have been in love with these ever since I first saw them on The Now Stylebook. And now I'm a proud owner of two and never take them off. Lily, whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks ago is the sweetest and prettiest gal you can imagine. And, of course, oh so talented. I have more photos of her designs to show you below. I guarantee you will fall in love with everything.
I can't wait to see the Great Gatsby. I think it has to do with a few of my favorite things- Leo, Art Deco, lavish parties, champagne, and jewelry (and more specifically pearls!). In the 1920s the style was to wear long strands of pearls and so from the images I have seen the movie is filled with beautiful pearl pieces. I think nowadays pearls are thought of as too classic in style for some, but I think this will start to change as jewelers adapt pearls into more modern designs and they get more press (like the Great Gatsby movie!). Plus prices for pearls are currently very good making it easier for them to make it to the mainstream.
When I think of pearls, the first person that comes to mind is Coco Chanel who used to love her pearls and rarely be caught without them. Here are a few of my favorite images of her sporting pearls.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was perfection- sunny but cool. And my mother's day was perfection as well. I was able to sleep in until 7:30 a.m. (whaaat??!!) and was awakened by the sweetest of girl kisses and a delicious breakfast that included toast with blueberry happy faces. Life doesn't get better than that! But it does! Later on we picked roses from the garden and ate this cake for dessert (which I keep telling you is a MUST). So, this morning I'm inspired by desk accessories and I wanted to start off the week with some black and white desk inspiration. If you missed my last desk accesories post see it here.
I'm not sure what I would do without my mother. I'm so lucky that I have her and that I get to see her very often. I call her every two seconds and always find so many new things to talk about. She guides me (still!) and comforts me (still!) and is just such a strong and amazing lady. I wish I could properly explain all that she is to me.