If you know me at all, you know I talk a lot about my friends, and I like to brag about the things they’re up to and how amazing they are. And I know that might become obnoxious to you after a while (THANK YOU SUSIE WE ALL KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR FRIENDS), but here’s the deal – I firmly believe that who we are as individuals is highly influenced by the people we surround ourselves with, those we interact with day in and day out. And I don’t know about you, but I want to surround myself with people who make me better, who inspire me and make me want to be everything I’m capable of being.

With that said, let me point out a few of the things in today’s version of the living room that take it from “just okay” to “way freaking awesome” – at least in my opinion!!

CLOUD PELT pillow cover by Lil Owl Knitts (my friend Jen)

“Peaches” portrait by Lady Noel Designs (my friend Lauren)

Succulent painting by Le Studio Rad (my friend Rachel)

Macrame wall hanging – also by Lil Owl Knitts

Vintage watercolor sourced by Ampersand (my friend Nicola)

And on the marble table front and center…candle by Fount (friends Philip and Jackie), plant gifted from my sweet friend Majda, and books from all my amazing-but-imaginary BFF’s – Grace from Design Sponge, Justina from The Jungalow, Lauren Liess, and Domino Magazine.

So seriously guys – my house would bore you to death if it weren’t for all the amazing crafters and artists and makers and small business owners I’ve connected with or been lucky enough to call friends. And even though Target may be stepping up its boho decor game lately, they can’t even begin to come close to replicating the love, time, and thoughtfulness that was put into each of these pieces. PLUS – you know that feeling when you look at something in your home that was made by someone you know and love? THAT. There’s nothing like it.


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