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10/26/2016

Epic Bohemian with Atlantis Home

One of my top fave interior influencers around is Judy Aldridge of Atlantis Home. Her spaces are EPIC and she does boho on a luxe and fearless scale. She also gets bored quickly and switches things up constantly, something I can relate to. I sometimes think "Naw it would be nuts to turn everything upside down and do a whole new thing with this room". Haha, now I'm inspired to go for it whenever the mood strikes! 

Her rooms are always beautifully layered with vintage pieces, textiles, loads of plants, art and texture galore. I always find motivation for my thrifting, and new ideas from her spaces. Like those lace panels (tablecloths?) hung between rooms below. Love. 

I've been toying with the idea of adding some beams similar to these between my living and dining room. They would provide some sense of division between the rooms and a place to hang plants. A daybed is on my wishlist as well. They are so versatile and you can style them so many ways. Come on Craigslist gods, help me out! 


How amazing is the wall covering in her guestroom? I'm always a huge fan of unconventional wall decor and this one just kills it with the creativity. Off to completely re-do my guest room now, because, you know sometimes it's gotta be done. 

In other news, it's been a pretty epic week for thrifting. I'll be back soon to share my finds with ya'll! 

xoxo-Andrea









10/24/2016

Shop Props ~ Luna Beehive


Today's obsession. These adorable felt creations by Luna Beehive. Tiny hand sewn cacti, mushrooms and flowers in the form of magnets or tree ornaments, what's not to love? She also makes hanging unicorn pillows with a pocket on the back to tuck teeth in for the tooth fairy. So sweet! 





Such love and care is evident in her beautiful work if you check out her Instagram feed, it's a total treat for the eyes. I heard a whisper there, that succulent ornaments might be in the making too. Good news for all the fellow plant lovers out there!

xoxo- Andrea

10/18/2016

Glimpses From Home - Boho Vintage, Plants, Botanicals & Nomadic Flavor

I know, I know, I know. I've been making empty promises here, claiming that I will share more pics of the New Casa. I swear every time I just about wrap up a project and get ready to reveal it on the blog something happens. Like my husband and I will suddenly rip down a wall on a whim or decide to re-landscape our entire yard. These past 2 weeks it was the latter because, well, there was a 70% off sale at the local plant nursery, so time was of the essence. And since we are a 2 person show (with a wild child), things take time. So like a couple of nuts, we dug flower beds flanking 2 entire sides of our house and filled them with lots of flowering plants and foliage. It was much needed as our poor yard was completely barren with the exception of several large, beautiful trees. I must have flowers always and always, so we did the dang thing. Now our backs are aching but I'm seeing the beginnings of the whimsical and wild garden I envision. More on that later. 

I also made myself a blog schedule to force myself to share all of the ideas I have spinning around in my head. I love list making and structure and it was long overdue that I applied it to GypsyYaya as well. I adore blogging and creating and sharing, it keeps my creative juices flowing but I sometimes get bogged down with so many ideas that I can't commit to just writing a dang post. I have high hopes it's going to keep me on track. It already seems to be helping me carve out me time away from being the full time nurturer. I feel much more fulfilled and ready to be super Mom when my creative needs are being met. Self care is just so important isn't it? Funny how just an hour here and there can serve you so well. 

So that's my news. And these are some glimpses from around the house that are looking good enough to share. The fireplace and mantle recently got a coat of bright white paint. It was a very ugly brick with a orange wood inlay and mantle that all HAD to go. It brightens up the space so much since it is the living room centerpiece and it was really absorbing the kinda already scarce light. We're actually making a new more modern shaped mantle this week out of rustic wood. It will be a bit thicker and deeper to better suit the huge fireplace and to fit more of my vintage chachkies. 

The yellow shelves from our past kitchen  have a new home in our dining room. Since we only entertain in that room occasionally it serves as my studio and ground zero for my vintage shops so I didn't hold back with the color. I have officially started collecting botanical prints and have been hanging them all together there so I can be surrounded by flowers when I am working and they make for a whimsical dining space lit up with fairy lights and candles when entertaining. 

The last pic is of the awkward little space next to my back door. The other side of the wall is our kitchen and we just may cut a hole in it eventually and add a couple of rattan stools and create a little cafe atmosphere there. For now it's making sense as a little indoor jungle space with more plants to be added. The little green table and green lamp were both thrift finds at 5 bucks each and helped make a bland corner into something pretty. 

So that's what's up. A personality is starting to emerge from the rubble and things are beginning to look how I imagined they eventually would. Exciting! There's not much more satisfying than manifesting your vision into a concrete thing. Back with more soon. Thanks for hanging out with me ya'll, it means so much to me to have a creative community that appreciate what I do.

xoxo- Andrea

10/17/2016

Lobster & Swan's Rustic Garden Retreat

Ever feel like you know you'd get on really well with someone just after seeing their decor choices? That's how I feel about the creator of this rustic garden retreat. Tiny structures with a handmade and hidden away quality really get to me (In the best way) And the details of this retreat just push it into utopia territory. I mean the moody black exterior (LOVE), the vintage textiles, tins & glassware, the prints and furnishings! All just so right. It makes me want to have soulful conversations long into the night here as the fireflies twinkle outside and the champagne flows inside. 






Of course the botanical prints, plants and color palate are divine as well. Just. So. Dreamy. Who's totally inspired to make a tiny backyard retreat now? I don't have the space in this home but someday this will serve as my inspiration and shall hold court in my home manifestation journal until then. 
The Lobster & Swan blog is a source of endless beauty and photography as well, so if you dig this you will absolutely dig the rest of her world HERE

xoxo- Andrea

10/16/2016

Shop Props- Mirdinara Folkloric Tea Towels & Art Prints

On a recent dish towel finding quest, I stumbled upon the most darling shop, I just had to share! Mirdinara features dish towels, art prints and greeting cards adorned in the artist Dinara's signature whimsical, folkloric patterns and scenes. The dish towels come beautifully packaged with a recipe card included and can even be gift wrapped (in her own printed gift wrap). They are so lovely, I honestly would have a hard time getting them dirty in the kitchen and would want to frame them instead.  Note to self- Remember for the most perfect hostess gift come holiday season. 



As if all that wasn't enough to make you swoon, head over to the shop story where the artist describes what inspired her. It's so cute. And while you're there, check out her Halloween prints, they are VERY good. I love a good artist/maker discovery. Don't you? 

xoxo-Andrea