Special Post + Giveaway: Petoji Designer Dog Beds

Read to Hybern8?

What do you get when you cross two ambitious lifelong friends (Jenny and Jackie) with a dream to build a better dog brand that makes high quality products in the USA?  Petoji, of course!  As dog lovers ourselves, we were excited when these young entrepreneurs reached out and introduced us to their new dog bed, Hybern8, inspired by interior design.  Now we all know that most dog beds out there aren’t very pretty and it’s hard to find one that not only coordinates with your decor and is also well made.

Mini Bed in Bloom

But the Hybern8 bed is different – it’s fully customizable!  Not only can you choose the fabric for the top piece, you can also choose the fabric for the the bottom piece and corners as well as for the piping.  That means there are thousands of different combinations, making every bed unique to you.  And since the cover is removable, you can switch up the look any time you want.

Pretty Patterns

Cloud9 vs. Others

Filled with Cloud9, a billowy, hyper-allergenic synthetic down, the Hybern8 will become your dog’s favorite place to hang (finally letting you have the couch!)  And the Active Breath Shield Water Resistant Liner keeps moisture out while it lets the bed breathe.  Best of all, you can throw everything in the washing machine and dryer.

Supreme Bed in Water Color

Manufacturing in the US is expensive (we can vouch for that!) so Jackie and Jenny need your help to expand their studio space, buy the right machines and materials, and hire some awesome people.  The girls are launching a Kickstarter campaign today and we’d love it if you would become an early investor.  All you need to do is check out their campaign here and purchase a Hybern8 bed custom made for your dog (they come in four sizes) at the discounted early bird price.  Don’t have a dog?  Then please forward this to someone who does!  100% of the funds will be invested back into the company and the more Jenny and Jackie can raise, the more fabric combinations they can offer.

Custom Toy Basket

And for your support, we’re giving away a custom toy basket to coordinate with your bed!  All you need to do is leave a comment below, email us at with “Hybern8” in the subject line or like the story on Instragram or Facebook.  You have until Sunday, April 9 at 11:59 pm to enter and we’ll pick the lucky winner on Monday.

Please help us help Jenny and Jackie reach their goal and support female owned businesses making a difference!



Pastoral and Pretty


Needless to say, we LOVE Deborah Needleman and even more so after reading her story on the emerging trend for wilder floral arrangements in T Magazine this past weekend.  We’ve been embracing the Constance Spry style of using branches, berries and all manner of woodland flora for years in our bouquets so we’re happy to hear that fresh flowers are heading that way as well.


This pretty and pastoral movement lead by the likes of Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm and Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua has inspired any number of millenials to quit their day jobs and take up flower farming.  While we’re not there yet (ahem, black thumbs!), we do feel a certain kinship with these adventurous women and want to be token members of their floral sisterhood.



Let’s hope this trend gains momentum as we’d really love to see the mass production of insecticide-laden flowers be replaced by more planet-friendly farm to table versions.


Happy Friday to all and may your weekend be full of blooms!


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Fabulous Finds

Introducing Twig NY

Twig NY Petals Oval Platter

We’ve been dying to carry Twig NY’s whimsical tabletop accessories on our website for quite a while so we finally took the plunge and ordered our favorite patterns for spring.  As huge fans of Brittany Jepsen and her quirky, colorful DYI site The House That Lars Built, we were immediately drawn to her collections filled with botanical beauty.

Twig NY Petals Mugs

For Petals, Brittany pulled flowers apart and arranged the petals into a rainbow pattern that was then photographed and transformed into decals.  The design takes on a vibrant three dimensional quality when used on a mug or platter and the palette is gorgeous.

Twig NY Scandinavian Floral Bowl

Twig NY Scandinavian Floral Mugs

Based on the traditional rosemaling painting technique that is common in Scandinavia, Brittany took a lovely folk pattern and replaced it with beautifully photographed real flowers for her collection, Scandanavian Floral.  We think these mugs are a wonderful way to start the day, don’t you?

Twig NY The Language of Flowers Bowl

The charming floral design of Britanny’s Language of Flowers collection records a love poem written by a boy to his darling in the Victorian-era secret language of flowers.  Starting with the left side of the wreath and reading to the right side, each flower reveals a sentiment though we’re not quite sure what the message actually says.  All we know is that the hand-painted designs are so cheerful and pretty that this serving bowl is sure to become a party favorite.

Twig NY The Language of Flowers Mugs

Our new collection, Untamed Nature, is now available so please come and visit our new Spring 2017 site!

P.S.  And special thanks to our dear friend Patricia from PVE Design for her wonderful watercolor which graces our home page.

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Monday Mix

Monday Mix

Mix this…

Tommaso Barbi Gingko Leaf Floor Lamp

with this…

Fabricut Flame Stitch

and get this!

Bedroom à la Brady Bunch

lamp / fabric / bedroom

Friday Favorite

Friday Favorite: Shay Cochrane

Foliage Heart

On one of our recent trips down the Instagram rabbit hole (you know how it goes…  You follow someone new and then all of a sudden three hours are gone!) we discovered the wonderful work of Shay Cochrane, product stylist and commercial photographer extraordinaire.

Floral Background


They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and that is so much more the case these days when our attention span is limited to 140 characters.  That’s why it’s so important for small businesses to tap the creative juices of those in the know to make sure their website or their blog truly reflects their brand.  Shay makes this easy with SC Stockshop, the source for fab photos when you don’t have the budget for a professional photographer.



Whether it’s a hero image for your home page or a border you need for your blog, Shay has so many designs to choose from.  We, of course, love her florals and had to share them with you.


Happy Friday and enjoy the first weekend of spring!

P.S.  Don’t forget to enter our giveaway of an autographed copy of In Bloom before Monday – see details on our blog post, Instagram or Facebook.


Giveaway: In Bloom

In Bloom

Spring is finally here!  Not that you would know it with temperatures in the 30’s today and still mounds of snow on the ground.  We’re eager to see our bulbs blooming and the bright green of newborn leaves on the trees…

Carmen Almon

It may take a bit longer for Mother Nature to cooperate so we’ll have to rely on a bevy of new flower books to keep our spirits up.  In Bloom: Creating and Living with Flowers  is one of our favorites and we were lucky enough to meet author and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo last year at a book signing.

Oberto Gili

Livia Cetti

This book, much like her first Bringing Flowers Home, is more than just about flowers – it’s as much a decorating tome in which artists, designers and tastemakers celebrate the essence of blooms in unique and inspiring ways.

Claire Bassler

From the painted blossoms of Claire Bassler, to the graceful gardens of Miranda Brooks and the luxurious textiles of Neisha Crosland, Ngoc’s camera captures the beauty of these flower-filled homes while the text inspires the reader to connect with each of the owners on a personal level.

Miranda Brooks

Lucky for you, we made sure we grabbed an extra autographed copy of In Bloom to give away today along with a paper wild rose stem created by Livia Cetti (who is also featured in the book).  To enter, just leave us a comment below, like the post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at with “In Bloom” in the subject line.  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.  Happy Spring!

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Monday Mix

Monday Mix

Mix this…

Anthropologie – Wing and Petal Bowls

with this…

Diane James Home – Pink Lady

and get this!

Bloomsbury Kitchen

P.S.  We’re so excited to be launching our new Untamed Nature collection inspired by the Bloomsbury movement on Diane James Home tomorrow…  Happy first day of Spring!

bowls / bouquet / kitchen

Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday: Michael Kors Spring 2017

Floral Sequined Tulle Dress

Winter storm Stella (a.k.a. the Blizzard of ’17) put the kibosh on thinking that spring was just around the corner and with more snow predicted for the weekend, we’re not even attempting to pull out our floral frocks.  Perhaps in a month or so when the two feet of snow and ice have fully melted can we dream of bright azalea and tangerine hues…

Floral Crepe de Chine Dress

Embroidered Floral Coat and Clutch

One thing’s for sure, we’ll be adding something from Michael Kors’ Spring 2017 collection to our closet.  His mix of flouncy feminine florals with bold tailored silhouettes strike the perfect balance and we’re loving all the tortoise accents.

Blue Contrast Floral Dress

Floral Silk Coat

Tortoise Flower Purse

Do you have a fashion favorite this spring?  Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

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Home Sweet Home

History With A Twist

At Home with Jane Beiles

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” our mother often told us when we were young…  and when we saw Jane Beiles’ home for the first time last winter, we couldn’t help but be reminded of this.  What seems like an antique 1916 home on the outside is definitely not traditional on the inside.  Small, closed off rooms were transformed into light-filled open spaces by architect Louise Brooks and RR Builders, and filled with chic but comfortable modern furnishings by Melissa Lindsay of Pimlico Interiors.  The house was the perfect mix of old meets new and we were instantly charmed.

Family Room

Entry and Dining Room

Kitchen and Mudroom

So it’s no surprise that we are super excited to see Jane’s wonderful home featured in the April issue of HGTV Magazine (and not only because our very own fiddle leaf fig tree makes an appearance on page 110!)  Jane’s sunny personality shines through in the bright and happy interiors captured by photographer Alexandra Rowley and from the moment you enter the front door, you can’t help but feel at home.

Master Bedroom

Back Porch

While every room is a delight, we fell hard for the back porch which was decked out with winter greens and Christmas lights when we visited; we can only imagine how sweet it would be to spend a summer’s eve entertaining friends there.  Perhaps Jane will indulge our fantasies by throwing another party this spring!

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