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pattern peek: megan of mimi + megan 06.18.2012

Hi everyone! We hope you all had a great weekend and did a lot of spoiling of the Father’s in your lives! They deserve a proper celebration, right?

We’re kicking off the week with the most recent edtiion to our new favorite feature, a Pattern Peek by one of our dearest friends, Megan, who just happens to be a total rockstar blogger, artist, and entrepreneur, not to mention she’s fab at consulting! If you don’t already follow her blog, run, don’t walk, over to it right this second: Mimi + Meg!

Take it away, Meg:
As you can see I love black & white, especially black & white patterns. So here’s a little peek into my closet:

1. Lines: This tank I got a few years ago and it has become a staple in my wardrobe. It’s perfect over leggings and I wear it all the time!

2. Dots: This is a dot/animal print pattern on a silk blouse. It surprisingly has poofy sleeves, but I loved the pattern too much to care.

3. Tribal: A new tank I recently got purchased that I will probably be wearing all summer long.

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Pattern Peek: House of Earnest 05.25.2012

We are excited to be wrapping up the week with one last pattern peek from Erin of House of Earnest! House of Earnest is brimming with inspiration for home, handmade projects and party style. We could (and do) spend hours on Erin’s site because there is just so much goodness to take in! We love seeing a little glimpse into Erin’s own home and we weren’t surprised to see her cool style showing through in the photos she sent. Here’s Erin’s take on the patterns shown above:

Photo #1: Graphic pillow on sheepskin.  I made this pillow from a Target napkin and couldn’t be happier.  Sometimes when you’ll looking for something specific, you just have to get creative!

Photo#2: My Master bedroom textiles.  Serene, not too feminine, and neutral.

Photo #3: My guest bedroom textiles.  Various yellows are grounded by metallic bronze accents.

Thanks, Erin, for joining us and thanks to all of our lovely contributors the last few weeks for helping us keep up with the blog while we were away at Surtex! Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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  1. Gaby

    I’m really enjoying this series ;)

    May 27, 2012 10:14 am

Pattern Peek: Molly & Sally of A Piece of Toast 05.25.2012

Well, we have a treat for you all today! A little sneak (pattern) peek into the home and closet of the two real life sisters and blogging partners behind A Piece of Toast. Molly & Sally seem to effortlessly curate one of the most stylish fashion and lifestyle blogs out there, so of course, their homes reflect the same keen eye for pattern and detail! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your world, Molly & Sally!

Don’t forget to stop by (and bookmark) their blog, A Piece of Toast! If you’re not already an avid fan, you will be!

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Pattern Peek: Tobe of Because It’s Awesome 05.24.2012

Special thanks to Tobe of Because It’s Awesome for sharing a little peek into the patterns in her world because she was also headed out of town to NYC. Can you get any more thoughtful? And just wow! Don’t these little snippets of pattern make you want to see the rest of the house? She just moved not too long ago and is madly decorating and we’d say she’s well on her way to a magazine-feature-worthy-home!!!

She’s on a brief blog break, but there’s no harm in catching up on the archives on her blog, Because It’s Awesome and you’ll still be able to catch here more right here on Ampersand for our Girls Dinner series!! (And PS….the next one is coming up veeeeery soon)

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  1. Sandy a la Mode

    seeing some cute patterns there!!!

    May 24, 2012 8:19 pm
  2. Gaby [The Vault Files]

    Love these patterns! The booties are stunning, and I’m such a sucker for ikats and chevrons!

    May 25, 2012 9:30 am

Pattern Peek: Made by Soda Pop 05.22.2012

Coming to you today while we’re off in NYC is Dayle Bennett of Made by Soda Pop. Dayle blogs and makes beautiful jewelry and accessories in Atlanta, Georgia. We met Dayle at Hallmark where we loved running into her in the halls. She is always a breath of fresh air! Here’s what Dayle had to say about her Pattern Peek:

I took pics of some of my favorite items in my house purchased from 3 of my fave places.

- My White Swedish Lace Bicycle Basket from The Container Store
- My Vintage suitcase, a thirft store find from Salt Lake City
- Metal pattern tins from IKEA

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