Our Favorite Things: February 2019

If January seemed to drag, February was here and gone almost before we even knew it. It was a short but productive month, and while we haven’t been promoting any large projects lately, sometimes it feels good to work slow and steady to keep things on track. That’s one of the things we’ve learned about running a business over the past few years: it’s just as important to stay focused during slower seasons as it is during the hectic, jam-packed periods.

Here are our favorite, most inspiring things that we saw online and IRL this February.

Image of Rian Dawson’s monochromatic bedroom featuring our custom pieces.

Image of Rian Dawson’s monochromatic bedroom featuring our custom pieces.

  • Your photos. If you follow us on Instagram (and we hope you do!), then you may have noticed that we’ve started sharing our favorite customer photos on our Instagram stories. Not only does this help us to show our appreciation for your business, but we hope that it also inspires you guys and shows you how to style our pieces in your own homes.

  • Freestyle Friday. In other Instagram news: did you guys see our #1767FreestyleFriday announcement? Every Friday, we’ll be posting a one-off piece designed and created by one of our artisans in the shop. It will be available to purchase for 24 hours, so if you see something that you like, shoot us a DM to purchase one of these one-of-a-kind designs.

  • Monochrome walls. We’re always looking for new design trends for our interior projects, and lately we’ve been interested in monochrome painted walls. We’re talking walls to trim to ceiling — the more dramatic, the better. What do you guys think about this moody look?

  • Bespoke furniture details. As we continue to move more and more into the custom furniture world, we’re starting to research bespoke furniture with details that are unique specifically to that piece. You might have seen our recent post about the custom leather bench we created in collaboration with Joey from Lockeland Leatherworks, featuring milled harness leather sourced from Wickett & Craig Tannery and reinforced French seams for lots of texture and visual interest. We’re also hoping to explore more unique details and intricate designs, so if you have an idea for a piece of one-of-a-kind furniture for your home or business, shoot us an email!

  • Sunday dinners. Lately, we’ve been having friends over on Sunday evenings for low-key dinners to relax and recharge before the week begins. It’s a great way to connect with the people we love, slow down and get ready for a productive week. Do you have any favorite recipes or rituals that help you wind down on a long Sunday?

  • New design books. We love a good coffee table book, especially when it’s one that features beautiful interiors and tips for creating a space that’s all your own. Lately, we’ve been admiring Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, from the owners of San Francisco’s General Store, and At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living by Sara and Rich Combs, owners of the Joshua Tree House.