Pretty Rooms & Cheerful Things

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’m still drowning in the deep end of the self-pity pool over my stupid runner’s knee. Every night, I do my doctor-recommended exercises and stretches, and then lie down with my ice packs, feel the pain radiating through my kneecaps, and know that I’m not getting better; I’m not going to be able to run again when my two weeks are up; I’m never going to be able to participate in the half-marathon. The hundreds of dollars I spent on my entrance fee and our prime location hotel room were a stupid, foolish waste, and I should have known this would happen – deep down, I had an inkling, I think, which is why I waited so long to sign up, but not long enough, I guess. I haven’t been this depressed in a long, long time, and all the while I feel so guilty for being so bummed because my situation could be so much worse. But it is what it is, and I can’t help how I feel, and how I feel is miserable.

Let’s just move on and talk about something else, shall we?

I’ve got an Ikea Rast hack in the works (see a preview here) that was heavily-inspired by these re-done Rasts by Naomi of Design Manifest.


Naomi’s apartment was featured on Design*Sponge last year, and I pretty much died over it, so when she stopped by Small Shop on Friday to share the secrets of her boho glam style, I was beyond excited. It’s too good not to share!

According to Naomi, the key elements of a boho glam look are faux bamboo, animal accents, gold, woody/rustic elements, and black. I am SO ON BOARD.






The nook with the bar cart in front of the black wall with that gorgeous painting is my very favorite, but you have to check out the original Design*Sponge post to see the rest of the apartment. Check out the Small Shop post to read all Naomi’s advice, and see this older Small Shop feature for more advice on boho glam. And of course, visit the Design Manifest blog and website!

What elements of boho glam would you incorporate into your home?