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Caitlin Wilson Home Tour

When we began this wild ride we call SMP Living, we had the pleasure of going behind the blog with the uber talented Caitlin Wilson. A couple of years and many, many, posts later, Caitlin has picked up, relocated, and added to her family. Her new home is chock full of vibrant shades and lovely details, and we’re about to get an insider peek! Oh, and there’s more right here, you know, in case you’re looking.

From Caitlin… One of the perks of having my own textile & rug line is that I get to switch out my pillows with every new collection! The Tribeca collection arrived right in time for me to brighten up my living room with bold pattern and punch! I am so inspired by color and pattern- these are my favorite hues for late summer…Bright berry, mint, coral, and navy.  It’s the perfect transition into Indian summer and early fall. I wanted my family room to feel bold even though the room itself is pretty simple. I did a simple stroke painting in deep navy to create a focal point because the ceilings are so tall. 

My coral spotted rug is so versatile. I keep moving it from room to room because it just works with everything and little spills from my kids blend in!  My rugs are handmade wool-tufted in India, so they are super plush and soft. 

My kitchen is one of my favorite spaces in the house.  It’s simple but the contrasting black and white give it a different look. It fits in perfectly with our new city of Portland.

I love having spaces to decorate in my kitchen. The bay window behind the sink allows for great light and gives me some space to accessorize!  The black windows and hardware give it a modern feel- which has been influential in my recent designs. I am loving dark navy and black accents everywhere! 

It’s so important to me that my home is comfortable and family friendly but I don’t have to sacrifice on style.  I tend to decorate my clients homes in the colors that they would wear and complement their coloring.  Whenever I am helping a client pick out an important piece of furniture, I think about whether they would want to wear the fabric that it’s upholstered in.  The same goes for my own sofa- upholstered in my favorite shade of light mint. I love my mint sofa…it is a perfect transitional piece to carry me through different seasons without being just a beige or grey.  I love that still has some personality while being pretty neutral.

Besides my studio that’s located in the upstairs of my home- I like to have a small desk in between the kitchen and family room area so I don’t have to go far when I need to sit down and work for a sec.  With my 2 (almost 3) kids- finding dedicated time to work is hard so it’s nice when it’s easily accessible. This is where I work out designs, colors, rug yarns, crunch numbers.  You can find me here late into the night once my littles are asleep. 

Olivia’s headboard is actually a slipcover so we swap it out all the time! I decided to give her room a little more of a grown up feel this summer as it is often used as a guest room and we’ve had a lot of visitors this summer.  I love it when a room can be transformed with just a few yards of fabric- and the Tribeca pattern definitely does the trick. 

All of my collections are created with easy pairing in mind so you can coordinate your pillows without all the stress of mixing and matching.  The Tribeca collection is an chic twist on the tribal trend- clean, and sophisticated but still loaded with personality.  The mint greek key is a classic and versatile while the navy spotted is bold and daring- bring them all together with the multicolor Tribeca and you’ve got the perfect trio! 

PS – YOU CAN GET 15% OFF OF THEIR NEW TRIBECA COLLECTION BY ENTERING TRIBECA15 AT CHECKOUT! 


LIVING ROOM/OFFICE:
Tribeca Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Navy Spotted Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Berry Deco Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Mint Greek Key Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Coral Spotted Rug: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Sofa: Caitlin Wilson Textiles (coming soon!) | Bookshelf: West Elm Parsons Tower | Desk: Parsons Desk | Lamp: Lamps Plus | End Table: Target | Painting: DIY by yours truly | British Bouquet Rug: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Mug: Anthropologie (no longer available) | Desk Chair: Vintage | Blue Drawers: Ikea Rast

KITCHEN:
Lights: Circa Hicks Pendant

LITTLE GIRL’S ROOM:
Nightstand: Ikea Rast | Headboard: Custom made with Caitlin Wilson Tribeca Fabric | Mint Greek Key Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Navy Spotted Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Berry Deco Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Lamp: Target (no longer available)

10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

A few days ago, I headed out on my lunch break to pick up an iced coffee. Much to my dismay, it was absolutely freezing (and by freezing I mean so. not. summery). There was an undeniable crispness in the air that simply couldn’t be denied. Fall is on it’s way, and I’m just not ready. Lucky, there are still a few summer weeks left , and I plan on taking advantage (starting with all of these watermelon recipes):

10 Ways to Eat Watermelon
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PS - ALL OUR SUMMER RECIPES IN ONE PLACE!

Whimsical Baby Shower

Every baby shower is special in its own right, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when the sweet Lexington And Co is at the helm it’s going to be perfect. A hint of whimsy, a little sparkle and a whole lot of baby adorableness all wrapped up in love.  Not to mention, a cake that’s borderline too pretty to eat! With photos from Kayla Rocca, there’s more over here! 


From Lexi… My sweet friend Kelly is having her first baby, and since she calls him Baby Fozzy Bear we wanted to shower this beautiful babe with a whimsical Winnie the Pooh themed baby shower. It only seemed fitting since Winnie the Pooh is the cutest bear of the them all.

As a party planner, I coordinated, designed and styled the baby shower to be inspired by Winnie the Pooh. I didn’t want the theme to be overbearing so I used soft blues, yellows, neutrals and gold but also mixed in soft summer tones to ensure the decor was tasteful – and didn’t become too colour coordinated.

The Sweet Table felt magical, and I wanted to design it so that Kelly felt like she had stepped into a Pinterest Page. From her reaction I think that it worked. There were blueberry scones, DIY Tim Hortons cake pops, mini vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing, and lemon macarons. The Ffocal point of the sweet table was the chocolate cake with mint flavour fondant and adorable edible baby boy shoes. I thought it would be perfect to add in the “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” cake topper since it has always been a traditional favourite nursery rhyme.

The shower favours were sweet & salty popcorn ” She’s Gonna Pop” and a take-home mason jar of local honey ” Sweet as can Bee.” The honey did not only symbolize Winnie the Pooh himself, but my boyfriend’s father is a bee-keeper by passion, and made all the honey fresh from his hive in Kars, Ontario. I know the honey would have been Pooh approved!

Leah, Kelly’s best friend, took care of the afternoon snacks, games, prizes, invites and guest book. She is dynamic and exactly the girl you want to work with when planning a party. The games had us in stitches, and made our Sunday truly a Fun-day. One of the games was guessing how big Kelly’s belly was by using a string to measure… let’s just say a couple of us thought she was much bigger then she actually was. Oops!

The guestbook was a classic hardcopy Winnie the Pooh book that will fit perfectly on the nursery bookshelf. Each guest wrote a sweet love note to Baby Fozzy Bear – a keepsake i’m sure he will always treasure.

After some candid shots by the water, some gift opening, sangria and lemonade followed with coffee and tea we hugged our sweet mama to be knowing that the next time we see her she would be carrying Baby Fozzy Bear in hear arms instead of her belly.

Our goodbye’s have become increasingly harder over the years knowing that our Kelly leaves to go back to Europe for 8 months of the year for work. However, these are the occasions that are always worth celebrating, are always worth making beautiful , and are always worth making special- because these are the memories that we get to share forever.

Cheers to Baby Fozzyy Bear – Winnie the Pooh’s true competition!

Photography: Kayla Rocca Photography | Event Design: Lexington And Co | Event Planning: Lexington And Co | Cake: The Cake Baker | Stationary : Frou Frou House