Clocks That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

1957 Rev paint Photo by SportSuburban | mid-century modern clocks | Girlfriend is Better
1957 Rev paint | Photo courtesy: SportSuburban

One of the best and easiest ways to add some mid-century charm to your home is with clocks. Pick an amazing design to hang on your wall and you’ve got an instant conversation piece. Sunburst and ball clocks were popularized by George Nelson throughout the 50’s and 60’s. An early environmentalist, his goal was to “do much more with much less.” That’s […]

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 […]

Bauer Pottery: California Collectibles

Bookcase filled with blue and green Bauer pottery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Country Living

Time to take inventory of your serving stash before the holidays kick into gear.  Now might be the prefect time to add a ceramic vase or set of parfait glasses to the mix.  Of course, we love vintage and collectible items, and one of our favorite pottery sheds is here in California.  Based in a small studio outside of Los […]

Open Shelving: Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Open shelving in the kitchen | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Brit and Co.

No more skeletons in the closet! Time to clean out the cupboards and add a little open shelving to your life. You might be surprised at how pretty your things are when exposed in organized fashion. We have a whole Feng Shui series on the health and mental benefits of de-cluttering. Take a look at your home and find a […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

Bamboo chair in bright orange on summer patio | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Danae Horst via The Jungalow

Bamboo is taking over summer decor this year! A natural or brightly painted bamboo chair is just the right thing to perk up your patio or living room. Lightweight and durable, bamboo gives your home instant island charm. Soften up your seating with pillows in cool, tropical prints and throw in a funky side table. We found some great chairs […]

Patio Prep For Barbecue Parties + Beyond

Party bunting for patios | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @svet_svetlana47 via Pinterest

It’s our nation’s favorite holiday and nothing says “America” quite like a backyard barbecue. Add a few of these fun ideas to your patio party and keep them on hand for other events. Simple details go a long way and don’t have to take much effort. The best decor is anything you already have or anything you can reuse! The […]

Portraits of Random People Paint a Pretty Picture

Portraits in Kate Spade's home gallery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Alec Kugler via Coveteur

As we were gathering ideas for gallery walls, we started noticing a strange trend. Paintings of random people seem to be taking vintage decor by storm! Add a few friendly portraits to your home and consider them welcome guests. You can create a custom family of invisible friends who will watch over your house while you’re away on vacation. That’s […]