Magazine Monday: February

Magazine Monday is a new feature on our blog that we’re excited to share. Basically, it’s a summary of our favorite articles, photographs and tidbits from various magazines that inspire and motivate us. So please join us monthly for the wrap up, and let us know if you’d like to contribute, thanks. x

Sarah’s Finds:

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING: Warm Up to Black + White

As you may have guessed interior design articles are almost always our fave. This one I thought, made some great points when it comes to decorating with black and white:

Firstly, it’s so easy…it’s almost fool proof to adopt this pair into your home, you’ll find items in every store and price range.

Secondly, it gives a chic and sophisticated vibe, and can be personalized with prints.

Lastly, to soften the contrast add another neutral like grey. I’d also say, it’s a great backdrop to any ‘pop’ colour of your choice.

(Images by Simon Upton, Amy Vischio and Peter Margonelli.)

Also from this issue; I spotted Burt’s Bee’s new Refreshing Lip Balm…doesn’t this look lovely?

REAL SIMPLE: Slow. Simple. Satisfying.

This article is so deliciously cozy, it just makes me want to snuggle up with a bowl of warm yummines. Slow cooking is something that I’m trying to get more into. I love the ease of knowing what’s for dinner.

Infact, over the last week or two I’ve prepped a couple of meals in one session, frozen, then cooked in my slow cooker …it’s been simple and satisfying just like the article promises :)

(Image by, Marcus Nilsson)

Emily’s Finds:


Again with the black and white, our favorite spread in this edition is this lovely black and white kitchen.  This is a great mix of style; country farmhouse, traditional, and modern.  We love the vintage stove with accompanying simple hood, the beautiful farmhouse sink, and the crisp, steel accent that the dishwasher delivers.

Pulling your favorite items from different styles like this is a sure way to find your own unique taste resulting in a room you will love for years.

COUNTRY LIVING:  Basic + Beautiful

Like usual, this month’s Country Living did not disappoint.  This magazine always screams simplicity and urges us to cut back the impulse to accessorize.

These two images are perfect examples of using neutral palates and minimal accessorizes to create beautiful spaces.  Loving the use of a farmhouse sink in the bathroom!

Lastly, we are dying over all things leather this season and couldn’t help notice THIS custom leather luggage tag in Country Living.  What a great present…

Happy Monday Everyone! -Sarah and Emily

2 Responses to “Magazine Monday: February”

  1. LB Says:

    I like this new feature! I look forward to seeing Magazine Monday. :)

  2. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    gotta love black and white. :) great idea about the frozen/slow cooker thing too!