Macramé Wall Hangings Warm Up Your World

Multi-colored macrame wall hangings | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Treasures + Travels

Did you know? Macramé wall hangings are the art of tying knots in a cord to form a patterned tapestry. Historically, it originated with 13th-century Arabic weavers who added decorative fringes to their horses and camels. A century or two later, the art form made its way to Italy and France. Sailors used it as a way to mend nets […]

Floral Curtains Warm Up Your Bedroom

Floral curtains in tropical prints for the bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lily Glass via sfgirlbybay

As we turn to Fall we’re discovering ways to warm up decor while still staying cool. Floral curtains in light cotton fabrics are perfect for bedrooms. They still let the light in while softening the edges of window sills. Take a peek at our favorite window treatments in island and country styles. DIY Floral Curtains Handy with scissors and craft […]

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 […]