Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, sorry about that. I’ve got a lot of fun projects to work on right now and its summer time… so whenever I have a free moment I’m trying to get outside (read: my toddler begs and points and jumps at the door until we go outside!).
I haven’t really talked much about myself on this blog, and I thought it might be time to change that. Of all the blogs I read, I like the ones that have personal updates about the writer but I’m usually too afraid to do that with my blog!
I’ve been working with a wide range of REALLY awesome clients on their homes here in the bay area. I run my own very small interior design business and I’m also an interior designer with homepolish. So I have some AMAZING & cool things I’m working on right now, a couple of kitchens & bathroom remodels, some virtual clients, some good ol’ fashioned decorating jobs, and I also have the pleasure of helping my friend with her new home up in Marin. I’m working really hard and loving it.
I feel so fortunate I can be working on something I love and can balance with being a mom. It ain’t always pretty shlepping samples around, getting stuck in bay area traffic, and working on weekends – but every job has their moments right? I truly love it and couldn’t ask for anything more (except 2 more hours in every day, that would be nice).
Also I’m thinking for a while of updating the name of this blog/website to reflect more where I’m at professionally now – to Megan Bachmann Interiors. What do you think – yay or nay?
Blue… check. White… check. Natural materials… check. I fell for this perfectly imperfect beach home of Rebecca Taylor on Shelter Island in New York. It looks like such a perfect little getaway house for a family to relax, don’t you think?
When I wanted to put together a “Get the Look” for this house… I found EVERYTHING at One Kings Lane! I love that it is one-stop-shopping for all things home. They have gorgeous new and vintage goods and now they accept RETURNS on all merchandise!!!
I’m loving this home tour I saw on One Kings Lane last week. Wow, what a beautiful, relaxed, and well designed family home. Just as I thought I was moving on from gallery walls, this home is re-inspiring me all over again! The art is such a great mix of old, new, colorful, and monochromatic – and it shows us that we can display all different types of art in our homes – as long as we love it!
I’m also digging this relaxed sofa and coffee table with indigo mudcloth throws protecting it from (kids or pets) life. The white furniture is a common theme throughout – further enhancing the colorful artwork on the walls.
I don’t write about Otomi patterns and trends that often, even though I’m kind of completely obsessed with the pattern (but you already knew this about me, didn’t you!). I always feel a great sense of joy and respect whenever I see Otomi embroidered fabric – which is meticulously hand embroidered by the indigenous people in central Mexico.
When I came across this Otomi Tile the other day (via Design*Sponge), my heart skipped a beat! I mean look at this beautiful handcrafted encaustic tile by Grow House Grow!!!! The gorgeous pattern pays homage to the brilliant embroidered fabric of the Otomi people and it comes in a beautiful array of custom colors. I’m saving my pennies to use this somewhere in my own house, hopefully someday soon! These Otomi Tiles can be used indoors or outdoors and suitable for the floor or wall – making these tiles very versatile. Be on the look out for these tiles in the coming year, I bet they are going to be used by a lot of designers for their graphicness, natural look, and color. Would you be bold enough to use these in your home?
Stair runners seem to be popping up everywhere… in every magazine and every home tour online. I love how people are using them to add color, texture, and pattern to their home. The above stair runner is a patchwork collection of kilim rugs sewn together. Suddenly running up and down stairs with a load of laundry isn’t so boring after all!
I love Dash and Albert Stair Runner Rugs… they are durable, well designed, and there are so many options! And if you are into doing a little DIY project, Design Sponge has an awesome tutorial on how-to install a stair-runner yourself! Let’s peruse a few of my favorite stair runners lately, shall we?