A couple of weeks ago, my friend Holly wrote such a sweet post about me following my passions. It's funny to me that she finds me an inspiration because I've always found her an inspiration to me. When I first met Holly at work she was this bubbly red head who knew everyone's name, and was not afraid to host a costume contest. She has a vibe about her that makes you want to be around her. I'd be at my ever loyal copy machine, and she'd walk up, "I'm going to France with a friend...got an insane price on tickets." "I'm going to Ireland, you have to help me plan the trip." "I'm going to New Orleans by myself. I figure, why not? I'll find some cool people to hang out with." What? By yourself? All by yourself? Take a trip? This was the moment I knew this girl had it figured out. She faces every fear she has, and she never says no to anything. She travels all over the world, and she also finds time to explore Chicago and send me inspiration pictures. I know that I can call her on a dime and meet up for drinks or go to an estate sale. She finds beauty in everything, and when you're around people who find beauty in everything, it makes life a lot more beautiful.
Holly, I hope one day you'll let me play designer in your home, but for now, this will have to do.
Wine rack: Pottery Barn
Couch: Etsy by Bohemiennes
Mirror: Holly won this in a silent auction at the closing of Bistro 110
Rug: West Elm
End Table: Jonathan Adler
Chandelier: Etsy by Antlerstuff
Head on over to faith and fairy dust to read all about Holly. You won't be disappointed.