Five Things, Vol. 2
I can’t believe it’s already the first week of 2022… it’s so surreal that the pandemic is still going on. Well, we are trying to make the best of this, and the omicron surge, by staying as close to home as possible. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the distraction of the internet! Here are five links I’ve been reading this week.
Jen‘s post on balancing friendships–and the comments–was both moving (I’m so grateful for my friends/community!) and saddening (I miss so many of the friends who are no longer part of my life in a meaningful way!) It’s so hard to balance new friendships vs. old as your life changes, and that’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
As I finally try to commit to a decision for fabric for reupholstering a pair of slipper chairs, I’ve been turning to spaces and people who inspire me. My friend Nan‘s former Manhattan apartment is gorgeous (designed by the uber-talented Lilse McKenna!), and I love the way Schumacher’s Quail Meadow was used on the reverse! Other spaces that inspire me are my friend Amy‘s former apartment (I’d love velvet slipper chairs in the same shade as her sofa, but not practical for life right now!), and the apartment of designer Max Sinsteden.
In other interiors news, I’ve anxiously awaited the reveal of Jo Rodgers’ London townhouse renovations, but somehow missed the article when it was published in November! You can read all the updates here, and certainly don’t miss her column on country living in House & Garden, which I eagerly await each month!
(As well, don’t miss my latest piece for Ivy Style–I was thrilled to be asked back to share my thoughts on gifts for hard-to-buy-for men. Despite the holiday season coming to a close, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!)
What are you reading this week? and please share if you have a favorite fabric; I’m dying to get these chairs reupholstered at some point this year!