Sunday, March 12, 2017

14 (More) Target Home Products to Pick Up Now

Hands down the most viewed post on my blog to-date has been the Target roundup I did back in January consisting of 14 of my favorite Target home products at the time. My boyfriend and I went by Target yesterday in the very, very faint hope that they might have a Nintendo Switch in stock (he's on a campaign to find one before we leave for our trip to DC next week) and while we had no luck on the coveted new gaming console front, I did find lots and lots of amazing Target products to squeal over (while he shook his head at me and saved me from buying EVERYTHING). It motivated me to do another Target roundup for you guys, and I totally UNINTENTIONALLY picked out 14 more home items to share. Literally, I saved the file and counted up how many items I included and it was 14. It was fate. Without further ado, here is this month's roundup of Target home goods with an emphasis on cool blue tones offset by warm wood and gold tones. Enjoy!


14 (More) Target Home Products to Pick Up Now | Kayla Lynn


Which products are your favorites? I really want a pair of these accent tables with two of these baskets underneath them for our bedroom (except I want the white marble-topped version). The tables looked great in the store but the online product photos are pretty bad. Sorry Target. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Laure Joliet

The chaise lounge. Is it the remnant of a bygone era of "fainting couches" or a chic and timeless piece of furniture? Opinions are mixed, but I for one am not opposed to the chaise as a means for adding a contemporary vibe to any living space. Chaise lounges and daybeds have a long and storied history, one that goes all the way back to ancient Roman and Egyptian times, but if styled correctly this piece can fit right into our very own modern abodes.

Chaise lounges are essentially designed to lounge (duh) in comfort and style (picture ladies like Marie Antoinette sumptuously draped over a lounger while sipping on champagne), and they are incredibly versatile pieces of furniture. Whether you use it as a cozy place to lay under a blanket in your corner reading nook, as a convenient perch in your living room while hosting your closest friends, or as a comfortable spot to stretch out on your deck or patio, it just goes to show that the ways in which you can use the chaise is only limited by your imagination. Lounge on, my friends. 

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Coco Kelley

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Anthropologie 

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Modernica

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: SF Girl by Bay 

Design Trend: Chaise Lounges & Daybeds | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Sight Unseen
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Favorite Little Pins 2.0

Favorite Little Pins 2.0 | Kayla Lynn
We are the Northwest: A Fashion Editorial // Cauliflower & Millet Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms // Mini #491 by NG Collective Studio // 9 Most Versatile Pieces for Your Spring Wardrobe // Loeffler Randall Drawstring Bag

Kayla here! So this last weekend I ended up taking a nice little stroll down memory lane on one of my old blogs that I started a couple years ago and I I came across one of these old segments I used to do, Favorite Little Pins (if you pop over to take a look at it you'll have to forgive the crude layout, I accidentally deleted the previous layout one day and completely screwed it up). The title sounds somewhat dorky, I know, but it took me back to a time when I was much more carefree about the look of my blog and thus felt much more at liberty to express my own creativity.

See Exhibit A below of one of my earliest roundups:

Favorite Little Pins 2.0 | Kayla Lynn
Favorite Little Pins 2.0 | Kayla Lynn

This segment was so much fun for me to do, and it's one that I would love to try and bring back. Without further ado, I introduce to you Favorite Little Pins 2.0 (I may rename it to something a little more "professional," I haven't decided). 

The pins I chose to highlight this week are focused around a really nice soft pastel palette that I've been loving lately; light pinks and soft grays and powdery blues. The piece of artwork in my roundup this week is one that I actually ended up buying for myself and I LOVE it. It's a little 5x7" mini by this awesome sister due at NG Collective Studio that I plan on putting in an oversize frame. The studio adds affordable miniature works to their online shop fairly regularly and I highly recommend checking it out if you're looking for a little something something for your home. Or if your'e looking for a lot of something their larger original works are also STUNNING. 

For me, my favorite pins this week also reflect the current mood evident in those transitional weeks between winter and spring. When you're anticipating those breaks of sunshine and bright pinks and florals but most your days are still tinted by blue and gray PNW skies. You start slowly shedding your thick winter sweaters and keep your eyes peeled for new blouses and accessories in anticipation of the upcoming season (BELL SLEEVES, people. They are already everywhere). I for one am content riding out the transition, looking ahead to warmer weather but settling in with blankets and comfort food in the meantime. 

Have a lovely week everyone, and feel free to follow along with me on Pinterest if you want to see more pins like these ones!

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