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A little girl’s room

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Coury’s blog, Fancy Treehouse, is one of my go-to places when I’m in need of a fashion fix. Seriously, this girl’s personal style is off the charts. (Check it out for yourself.)

She has an adorable daughter, Goldie (who quite often appears in her outfit posts). One day while mindlessly scrolling, I found Goldie’s bedroom. The little girl’s room I wish I had. That’s all.

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There’s only a small window of opportunity for being able to get away with that much pink; probably ages 0 to 7. But come on guys, can we just talk about the cuteness factor? My heart is filled with too much love this Monday. ♥

a little girl's room - drifter and the gypsy blog
a little girl's room - drifter and the gypsy blog

Turn Down for What

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Tell me you didn’t have this song playing in your head when you read the title. It’s a killer workout song AND it’s a great motivational line to get your butt in gear for achieving awesome things in life. Which is why I LOVE this banner collaboration between EmmaJaneNation (a blogger & photographer) and Zana (an awesome South African brand you should totally know about if you don’t already).

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Turn Down for What song is pretty grungy rap (a.k.a. not my style), so of course I love the girlified banner version of the lyrics in pink.

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
The collaboration was limited edition, with only 15 banners printed. I’m super sad that they’re all sold out. I would love to have one in my office.

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
Do you have a motivational mantra you tell yourself?

Photos via EmmaJaneNation & Zana

A pretty bedroom.

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
I don’t know about you, but this week has me wiped out already. And it’s only Tuesday! Uh oh. I’d love to spend the rest of the day relaxing in Jacquelyn’s bedroom. Aren’t the colors so soothing? I love that blue. Oh for it to be the weekend again…

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
I asked the lovely lady herself for a few words about her bedroom:

“When it comes to interior design, I’m of the belief that contrast is king! I wanted our bedroom to feel calm and serene, with an unexpected hint of glamour. The linen bedding feels lived in and loved, which I adore. But by incorporating some gold-dipped toss cushions and a sequined throw, I ended up with a subtle yet welcome contrast, and just the right amount of interest!”

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
Check out more photos of Jacquelyn’s bedroom here.  I’m also super excited for Jacquelyn because she just launched her own interior design business! Any Toronto people reading this blog? Be sure to hit Jacquelyn up for your designing, arranging and re-arranging needs!

Judging from the looks of her bedroom, I wouldn’t mind having her help decorate MY space!

Treehouse dwelling

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You know what I sometimes do for fun? Sometimes I browse airbnb for fun. I always end up finding the most wonderfully homey/unique/exotic places. My favorite dwelling as of late is this treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The treehouse was built by Peter Bahouth, who, like most kids, always wanted to have a treehouse when he was growing up. In the late ’90s, Peter purchased a lot of land and by 2000, with the help of builder Nick Hobbs, he decided to build a few treehouses on that spot.

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The three final houses are furnished with flea market finds, thus making a warm & cozy welcome to all who enter.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
I always thought it would be the neatest thing to wake up in the trees.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog

photos via hgtv

&tradition

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andtradition - drifter and the gypsy blog
andtradition - drifter and the gypsy blog
andtradition - drifter and the gypsy blog

Once upon a time, I was browsing Pinterest for home inspiration and I stumbled upon a gorgeous image of a green couch in a white room.

I opened up a new tab to write a blog post about it, but then my browser crashed and I lost that image and its source. Complete and utter sadness. I tried searching for the image again, but to no avail. Last week, while browsing Pinterest, I found that image again and was able to trace its source. Success! &tradition is a Danish design company that strives to tie tradition to innovation. Those dreamy white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows have got me swooning!

Shibori

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diy indigo dyed sheets & hand towels on the sweetest occasion

I know shibori isn’t a new trend by any means. But lately I’ve been seeing shibori techniques used on virtually any type of cloth: bedding, clothing, tea towels and other linens. I’m not one to get swept away in trends, but I have to say I’m liking this one. A lot.

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shibori halter dress diy by lauren winter

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

naturally dyed organic tote shopper bag by rebecca desnos on etsy

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

indigo shibori wall hanging by earnest dry goods on etsy

The shibori technique of dyeing with indigo developed during the 8th century in Japan. It comes from the Japanese verb root “shiboru” which means, “to wring, squeeze, press.” I love that there is an infinite amount of ways to fold the cloth, resulting in an infinite amount of patterns… like how no one snowflake is ever the same.

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indigo shibori linen skirt on madewell (currently on sale!)

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

indigo hand dyed shibori pillow cushion by rebecca desnos on etsy

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

silk shibori blouse by dyeing2meetU on etsy

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

diy indigo shibori dyed kitchen towels on lovely indeed

shibori - drifter and the gypsy blog

vera wang shibori duvet color via beddingstyle.com

Studio swoon

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Between school, personal projects and the blog, I do all of my work at home. While you can’t beat the commute (a simple stroll down the hallway!), doing projects on the kitchen table is not my favorite. I DO have an office that I share with a bunch of old furniture we don’t use and it also doubles as a workout room, but – as you can imagine – it’s not the greatest setup at all. I dream of one day having a studio for Drifter & the Gypsy. Something spacious but cozy with huge windows for lots of natural light. A place of my own and a place for friends. Here are a few of my current faves.

studio swoon - drifter and the gypsy blog

emmadime/loren crosier studio

studio swoon - drifter and the gypsy blog

pugly pixel studio

studio swoon - drifter and the gypsy blog

smitten studio

studio swoon - drifter and the gypsy blog

everlane studio (via remodelista)

studio swoon - drifter and the gypsy blog

julia manchik studio

Tell me friends, do you have a studio space away from your home or do you work from home?

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