Today I love…

It's been a cold and rainy week here in DC – not exactly pleasant weather – but I'm crossing my fingers that the weather will improve for the weekend.  In the meantime, I've been doing a bit of daydreaming, and here are a few of the things that have been inspiring me this week:

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This photo makes me want to take a day off from work and just curl up on a comfy chair with a book and a cup of tea. {via Apartment Therapy}

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Cardamom and saffron ice cream.  I'm dying to try this recipe out this weekend – I think it would taste amazing with a little bit of honey drizzled on top.  {via Tartelette}

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This sneak peek into the home of Tara from Ink + Wit – located in the same town where my husband grew up in upstate New York.  I love Tara's dining area, and I am completely lusting after her gorgeous kitchen. {via decor8}

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Gorgeous new dresses by Sarah Seven.  I am in love with these colors. {via sarahseven}

Today I love…

I love a pop (or two) of bright color, but lately I've found myself drawn to organic forms in white and neutrals – particularly ceramics and bright, light-filled interiors… 

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{hot cocoa mugs, cream + sugar set, and dessert cups by white forest pottery}

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{creamer, bud vase, and bird bowl by whitney smith pottery}

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{pretty much anything from bailey doesn't bark}

And for the interiors…

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{the city sage}

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{desire to inspire}

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{the style files}

So tell me – what's inspiring you this week?

Pattern Inspiration — Virginia Johnson

Lovely pattern inspiration (and a few goodies I wouldn’t mind taking home) from Virginia Johnson:

{cotton elephant scarf in navy}

Love.  Lots more, all right here.