1. Harry Allen gold piggy bank || 2. Le Pens || 3. Swing Design black lacquer boxes (coming soon to WOM tiffany blue available now) || 4. Mint julep cups/vases/pen holders || 5. Crystal Head vodka || 6. B. Home Interiors orange desk blotter || 7. Tom Ford book
I’m office frustrated. I had this grand vision for my office, it is after all the one space in the house that is solely mine. Complete design freedom. And I’m stuck. The majority of the house is complete (that is if a house can ever really be complete), but my office is stumping me. So I’ve been doing a lot of inspiration hunting, which of course means turning to Pinterest and my favorite design mag Lonny where this image comes from. So I thought as long as I’m searching for inspiration I might as well share my journey with all of you. Happy Monday Loves, xo.
I’m obsessed with lighting. Like truly, madly, deeply obsessed. When moving in to our new house this past December I took out every light fixture and added new ones. I mean lighting transforms a room. Lighting is like a great pair of shoes, or bag to an outfit, it completely makes or breaks it. And in many cases lighting is a piece of art.
Case in point Coleen and Company. Talk about artful lighting. I’m seriously swooning. Every piece is the perfect juxtaposition of whimsy and uber chicness. There literally isn’t a piece I wouldn’t purchase. And one of the best things is they come in almost every color of the rainbow. So you know that pop of color you were looking to add to some room in your home, congratulations I’ve just found it for you.
I mean can you even handle the tole tent flush mount in my favorite color orange and completed with a tassel? Or what about the leafy chandelier? It’s just begging to be placed in some darling girls room or a Palm Beach-esque sitting/sun room. And the scalloped lantern comes in a tortoise pattern! And there’s not just lighting. Can you even handle this hand-painted turquoise tortoise coffee table?
Anyway, it’s a healthy obsession I promise you. I just need more rooms now to decorate…maybe it’s time to start house hunting!? Happy Monday Loves! xo
I know Wednesday is reserved for Currently Coveting, but lately I’ve only been coveting finishing my house! I’m in the home stretch which I’ve come to realize is more frustrating than the beginning. It’s a mixture of final touches that I seem to over analyze, sadness that this project is coming to a close, and thoughts of our next house and how I’d change everything.
Next week I’ll have the blog back to normal, but for today I’m drawing on one of my favorite places to draw inspiration…Pinterest of course. Happy Wednesday Loves, xo.
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If you’ve been following the blog you may have noticed my slight obsession with Cozamia (last seen HERE & HERE). So can you imagine my excitement about partnering with Cozamia to bring you all an oh-so AMAZING giveaway?! Well try to, because it’s happening!
Nancy Ramirez, the genius behind Cozamia, creates the most gorgeous, colorful, and reasonably priced prints that simply bring a space alive. Not to mention her website is ridiculously fab with each piece styled to perfection. She makes it so easy to envision any of her pieces in your abode. I bought THIS on last year and have my eye on THIS little gem as well. The problem lies in choosing just one! Though that’s a problem I’m sure most of you would like to have and I’d like to make happen. Therefore, Waiting On Martha is giving two, that’s right TWO lucky readers any Cozamia print of their choosing, up to 36 x 48″ in size. Amazing right?!
The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and will run through Saturday night with a winner announced Monday morning. We’ll be running this all through Rafflecopter (below) which allows you to earn points for each item completed…the more points you earn the more likely you are to be one of the TWO winners.
Not a bad way to start the week eh? Happy Monday loves, and good luck! xo
a Rafflecopter giveaway
In decorating my first home I’ve learned a lot of things, the biggest being that I’m just beginning to scratch the surface on what my design aesthetic is. A big part of that journey has been choosing what to hang on my walls. And quite frankly adding art to your home can be a tad daunting. Mainly because I don’t think there’s no greater of a personal statement about who a person is creatively than what they choose to hang on their walls. And honestly people are VERY opinionated when it comes to art.
Here’s my two cents…don’t worry about what you know or don’t know about art, just buy what you love, what makes you feel. Your home should be filled with what you actually love, not what you’re “supposed” to love (this mantra holds true for just about anything…what you choose to wear, who you choose to marry, etc). So with that being said what are you loving lately? xoxo
From left to right, top to bottom…Claire Desjardins Blue Crush || Maison Gray, Gray Malin Photography Dubai Beach Umbrellas (I have THIS print of his in my living room) || Nancy Ramirez aka Cozamia Love Spill || The Aestate Lips (I have this one in my office) || Caroline Wright Blue Hole || Glen Green Sacrificial Goat || Nancy Ramirez aka Cozamia Queen Blue || Irmelie Krekin Simon Says Your A Bird Now || Shana Frase Headdress || Pier Wright Boom The Boat
Women and their throw pillows…a love affair men will never understand. Happy Friday Loves, xoxo.
From left to right, top to bottom…Society Social orangerie rose pillow || Jonathan Adler initial needlepoint pillow || Green malachite pillow cover || Dana Gibson pink leopard pillow (also available in green and orange) || Labrador Pillow (also available in bulldog, pug, golden retriever, poddle, border collie, and french bulldog) || “Everyday I’m Hustling” pillow cover || Society Social graffiti pillow || Heidi Merrick No. 3 pillow (last seen HERE) || Jonathan Adler leather and linen pillow || Dana Gibson taupe agra pillow || Flamingo hook pillow (also loving on the lobster and the octopus) || Society Social greek key lumbar pillow || Jonathan Adler peace sign needlepoint pillow
I am so beyond thrilled to be sharing my feature in the one and only Lonny Magazine! If you aren’t familiar with Lonny they are THE digital magazine for all things interior design. Just browse through their current and back issues and you’ll get lost in all of their spaces and places, plus covet just about everything they’re talking about. I’ve been following Lonny since their launch so when they wanted to feature WOM in their March issue I literally almost passed out. The full article is above, and you can find all the links to everything I’m currently coveting (or rather decorating my home with) in the mag itself.
On a personal note…big thanks to Rustic White for providing my pic, and always making me look better on paper than I do in real life. To Gray Malin for creating such beautiful art. And to Meredith Heron who originally introduced me to the Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper that now hangs in my office. This blog, and Waiting On Martha as a whole, has introduced me to so many fantastic people and opportunities like this that make me feel beyond blessed and thankful for all those I connect with and draw inspiration from.
“Life is short…so why not follow your dreams?”
Happy reading Loves, xoxo.
When purchasing our first home this past November one of the investments I knew I wanted to make on the interiors was to begin our first of many art and photography purchases to adorn our walls. Enter Maison Gray The House of Gray Malin Photography. I had seen his work before, specifically his Prada Marfa and A La Plage, A La Piscine collection, but when I spied with my little eye his newest collection, A La Montagne (the Mr. and I are big ski bums), I knew this would be our first of likely many Gray pieces.
Known for his breathtaking ariel shots and tongue in cheek play on words in Up and Away, Gray truly hit his stride when quitting his job to the President of Paramount Pictures after being selected to display his work at the internationally famous Melrose Fairfax Flea Market. Catching the eye of celebs, interior designers and gallery owners alike Gray turned his flea market venture in to Maison Gray, The House of Gray Malin Photography. Gray’s work has hung in the Dallas Museum of Art, numerous galleries, and been featured in various worldwide publications. And let me tell you, he is as nice as he is talented. When deciding upon just which A La Montagne piece I wanted (Top of Aspen Mountain) we chitty chatted about art, vacations, and my home state of Michigan. Such a doll!
I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next, actually if you’re following him on Instagram you’ll get constant sneak peeks of his latest adventures, Zermatt anyone? Happy Tuesday, xoxo!
As of late I’ve had a total obsession with wallpaper. The way I’ve seen it transform my new home (office and powder room…love to Meredith Heron for being my inspiration with the office) has already made me begin dreaming about the next house. And in the next house it will be all about hand painted paper. Preferably Gracie or de Gournay! Can you imagine a dinning room or master suite with one of these gorgeous murals on it?! Ugh, I’m ready to move now (don’t tell the Mr.)!
Quick side note about my experience with wallpaper. Pay the money and have a PROFESSIONAL hang it! I was a tad sticker shocked when hiring mine, but it was well worth it. He himself was an artist. Lining each sheet perfectly, wrapping all of the sockets and light fixtures, not a bubble to be seen…truly perfection.
Happy Wednesday Loves! xoxo
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Mondays are tough for me. Let’s be honest Mondays are tough for most people. So to keep it light and fun I’ve decided to make Mondays all about the Monday MUST. More specifically a MUST from one of my shops. You all know how I love my MUSTS and with all of the fabulous new items that are arriving daily my list of MUSTS just keeps growing and growing.
So my Loves, here we go…the first Monday MUST. Out white marble, gold Starburst Statue. Obsessed. Of course I’ve kept one for myself, and I must say it’s even better in person. The classic white marble combined with the modern and uber chic gold starburst. Statement-piece-perfection.
Happy Monday Loves! xoxo