Some of you may know that for the past three and a half years I have lived in Hoboken, New Jersey. Growing up in England, it was always my dream to one day work in New York City and in 2014 an exciting opportunity came up which gave me the chance to live out that dream. I packed my suitcases, said goodbye to my little studio in Dublin (where I had been living for nearly 5 years) and hopped on a plane to the ‘Big Apple’. Was it everything I hoped for and more? Absolutely! It was the most incredible experience and I truly loved every second of it. Over the past year, however, Joe and I started to get itchy feet, we were ready for a lifestyle change, a different pace, and more space.
We had visited Charleston, South Carolina on a number of occasions and instantly fell in love with the city and surrounding areas. From the moment we touched down on a visit several years ago we knew that one day we would move here. So a month or two ago when a new opportunity came up with a tech company in the Charleston area, we jumped on it… and now here we are! We’re three weeks into living in this beautiful city surrounded by beaches, palm trees and are happier than ever. While the temperature isn’t quite the Autumn weather I’m used to, I’m loving the warmth while still getting to see the leaves on the trees change colour. I’m so excited about this new chapter of our lives and to share new projects with you on Paper Vines from here in Charleston!
I am so excited about the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration! From florals and pastels to eye catching prints this collection screams summer fun. What type of things are they selling? 250 pieces of women and children’s clothing, homeware, beach gear and outdoor entertaining accessories featuring 15 designs created just for Target. Most items will range from $20 to $40 and can only be purchased instore and online from Target.com.
In light of this range officially launching online on Sunday (April 19), I’m sharing a few of my favourite picks!
So we’re finally moved in to our new home! After weeks of packing and preparing, it’s now time for the the fun part: decorating! Naturally in the months leading up to this move I’ve been pinning things, researching, and thinking about endless style possibilities to make this place truly feel like a home that reflects both our personalities.
What stands out to me is when something colourful and unique complements or offsets the look of a room, and that absolutely shows in these accent dining chairs. Whether it’s a full-on bold colour or something more subtle like paint-dipped legs and chair backs, it’s guaranteed to stand out and take any room one step closer to being 100% your own.
With just two weeks to go until our move, we decided to brave the weekend crowds and get as much furniture and pieces crossed off our list as possible. While trying to buy everything in one go was a little overwhelming (manoeuvring two shopping carts through Ikea on a Sunday contributed to this!), here are a few of the fun finds that made it all worthwhile…
- Okuno Measuring Cups
- Knipsa Basket
- Steel Food Storage Rack
- Nolmyra Easy Chair
- Norden Occasional Table
- Strosa Plates
- Eivor Throw
- Fejka Plant / Kardemumma Plant Pot
- Ofelia Blanket
- Kallax Shelving
- Tertial Work Lamp
- Kivik Sofa in Isunda Grey