Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

Mexican blankets perfect for travel | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Gunn & Swain

Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through endless clean-outs is a miracle in itself. Mexican blankets have been with me through college, married years, and I still snuggle […]

Pampa Cushions Add Touchable Luxury to Your Space

Pampa cushions handwoven from Argentina | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pampa

In a fertile land between the mountains of Argentina, Pampa cushions are woven on circular looms by skilled artisans. Hands that work close to nature have a spiritual quality to them.  One-of-a-kind creations carry a sense of the artist and humble goods are the treasures of mankind.  Look outside your immediate environment to the artwork of the world beyond.  Each item […]

Surf Shack Baby! Lighten Up Your Decor for Summer

Mid-century modern surf shack summer decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: SF Girl by Bay

Time to turn your favorite stay-cation residence into a warm, Bohemian surf shack! Adding beach style is a fun way to lighten up your decor and will inspire you to get outside more, too.  We’ve talked about Spring cleaning here on Girlfriend, but I admit this is a bi-monthly occurrence in my home! Closets have been purged and a deep […]

Nook Life: Getting Creative With Small Spaces

Easy bedroom nook | mid-century modern | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: My Scandinavian Home

Getting ready to have baby #3 and I’m seriously doing some nesting! I’ve sworn off social media and am trading all that free time for a good book instead. We have been inspired by sunrooms this month and I decided to create an easy reading nook by a bright window. Find a small space in your home that you can […]

Sunroom Ideas to Brighten Your Day

Photo courtesy: ATG Stores

Now that you’ve got a little sun shining in your home, try incorporating a little more plant life. Find your sunniest window and pepper it with plants that enjoy full light. Creating a sunroom is easy once you’ve got a general theme to go with. Check out our quick plant guide and then hit the local nursery! Not only will the […]

Yellow and Orange: Add Some Sunshine to Your Soul

Yellow Tory Burch maxi dress | Spring fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @majawyh via Instagram

Time to bring some sunshine into your life! Pantone’s colors for Spring this year include the “heat and vitality” of Primrose Yellow and the “gregarious and fun-loving” Flame. That’s yellow and orange in layman’s terms. I’m loving the upbeat and warm color schemes combined with new takes on familiar trends. Yellow and Orange in the Desert I’m too excited for […]