I've been an awful blogger lately. This is mostly due to the fact that I was completely engrossed in the Bachelor earlier this week (go Jojo!) but also because I decided it was time to get my butt to the gym for the first time in years. So instead of my weekly Life Lately post today, I thought I'd share something a whole lot more interesting.
I've been reading the blog "A Cup of Jo" for years and years and have always loved the creative, smart and interesting content that Joanna and her team creates. Her posts are always well written and provide something that the reader can take away- something that I'm continuously working on.
When I was checking my daily blog roll last week and came across her latest post, I was overcome with emotion, practically in tears. In her post, she shares her twin sister, Lucy's, home makeover. Lucy lost her husband, Paul, who was diagnosed with late stage cancer while reaching the end of his neurology residency at Stanford Medical. During his final months, Paul wrote the book, When Breath Becomes Air, which has received incredible feedback from readers and critics alike (and is now at the top of my to-read list). Their story is so inspiring and really opens your eyes to life, love and loss.
If anyone deserved a fresh, beautiful and welcoming home, it's Lucy. So Joanna reached out to Jenny Komenda from Little Green Notebook (another one of my favorites) to help them update her space into something that felt more like home. And WOW. Jenny really transformed this space into a home that is bright, light, airy and fun. I wouldn't mind coming home to this spot everyday. Check out some before and after photos below and read more about the details on Little Green Notebook and A Cup of Jo.
What an incredible transformation right?! I love these sofas which are both from Bryght, a brand I'd never heard of before. Jenny raves about their quality and they have some really beautiful pieces on their website. I also love the shelves that they made (with brackets from AMAZON). They really help to frame out the existing mirror and making it look purposeful. Also a wonderful moment for some great bookshelf styling...
This vignette with the sideboard and gorgeous oversized photograph is sooo good. I'm also learning more and more the importance of good plants in a home and it's making me really want to invest in some...
This little nook feels like it would serve as the perfect landing spot for mail and a laptop. I can just picture quickly sitting down to scribble a postcard to a friend or a to do list.
This mid century wingback chair is everything. The navy fabric choice also really grounds the space and adds some depth that the white walls needed.
Hygge & West makes removable wallpaper tiles now!! I love how they accented the TV wall with this otomi print, helping to separate the spaces and add interest.
Considering Jenny mentioned how narrow this entryway was, she really worked wonders. It is so dreamy and feels so fresh and classic...
I love the blush pink color that Jenny used for the walls in Lucy's bedroom. It feels relaxing and feminine, without being too pink.
I love when interior design can really help to transform someone's life. We spend so much time in our homes and the spaces around us, we forget how important these spaces are to our mental, physical and emotional health. It brings me such joy that Lucy and her daughter will have a beautiful place that encapsulates their personalities and interests, making it really feel like home. So inspiring...hats off to all involved!!