Check It Out! Rebecca’s Stylish Bedroom

You'll have to excuse me for posting about FLOR's Shiny Happy Stripe again (remember those dazzling gold images?), but it seems I'm not the only one feeling inspired by these striped carpet tiles!

My friend Rebecca of loving. living. small. recently moved into a new (and, yes, small) apartment and has turned her bedroom into a really lovely, sophisticated space that's feminine but not girly. The silver striped tiles she placed on the floor have a slight menswear quality, which is a nice counterpoint to the vintage fashion prints she found at a flea market. As for the headboard, can you believe she built it herself?! Color me impressed.

• See more of Rebecca's home and small space inspiration at loving. living. small.

(Images: Rebecca Orlov)

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A Few Pretty Things…

Every now and then, I feel an urge to indulge in my femininity. Lace, neutrals and light, flowy textures aside, there's something to be said for embracing the softer side of life. Inspired by a recent Country Living post showcasing a few doily decorations, I've rounded up my favorite "pretties" for the month:

[Products, clockwise from left to right: Fog Linen at HORNE, Antler Chandelier at HORNE, Wool Vest Kit at NET-A-PORTER, Hammock at DesignMe, Pinecone at Magenta, Crochet Stool at Le Souk]

Is there anything more lovely than soft linen, warm furnishings and plenty of fluffy, Scandinavian-inspired texture? We may be well into the dog days of summer, but I'm dreaming of days where wool is necessary, a light evening breeze calls for a hammock and pinecone collecting is in season once again.

[Images: The Inside Stoop, Sandra Juto]

Where better to enjoy my collection of pretty things than in a beautiful space like this one, full of plush, comfy couches and natural light? And because beauty is in the imperfect, a sweet picture of the healing process would jump-start any calming senses necessary.

How do you feel? Relaxed? Serene? Even [gasp!] feminine? Happy summer, friends — enjoy the rest of it before it's too late!

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