The one thing I hate about moving is the struggle of finding a new hair colourist. Slinging bleach ain’t no joke and I’ve had my fair share of bleach-related mishaps. Although I’ve never had a 100% perfect result with bleaching my hair, I’ve realised it just comes with the territory, especially since I have such thick hair.
However I’ve been on the hunt for weeks to find a colourist I trust in NYC and after lots of stalking on instagram I found Chi, co-owner of Bianchi Salon in the lower east side who I’m so happy I’ve met. Chi didn’t cut any corners with my hair, bleaching my hair with Olaplex (protects integrity of hair during bleaching) & double toning it. We went for a blue-y grey which is so much fun, although toners do wash out pretty fast so it’ll fade out back to my white blonde eventually. Chi also gave me the exact cut I wanted, a super blunt Sia-esque bob which wasn’t too long or too short for an edgier look. I can’t say enough about Chi, we had so much fun chatting and the 4 hours seemed to fly by.
Grey studio room//OnlyDecoLove Instagram, Hairpin Leg Desk//FIFTYMOD, Applique Cushions//BrightJuly, Rope Shelf//YellowFoxCo, Wooden Spoons//MuziMuzi, Marble Cushion Case//LaChic, Mason Jar Lights//BootsNGus, Geometric Lights//Deadhedron, Merino chunky throws//Becozi
It’s safe to say since I moved into my new place I’ve been going HAM on the interiors planning. I’m so excited to have a place just for me (Cathal I love you and all but your boy shit ain’t cute) and my little white shell of an apartment has so much potential that I can’t help but feel excited. I live in a little 1-bedroom apartment so luckily I don’t have to buy much to fill it up but the items I do choose are carefully considered (my measuring tape has been a constant pocket essential this week). I only ever shopped on Etsy for little things, but it’s an amazing site for stylish pieces and really affordable prices. As I designer/maker myself, I really appreciate handmade/curated things which you will find a lot of Etsy. The search works great to find really specific items, so it’s like going to a flea market but online! Also because you can chat directly with the sellers, you can ask for size/product customizations on the made-to-order items which you don’t really get anywhere else. It’s a feature I’ve been utilising a lot as I’m trying to get things to fit just right without taking up to much space. I’ve also picked up a few things on craigslist at really good prices but it’s a bit of a faff to shop on.
I’m going for a mostly white & grey scheme to keep the space bright with flecks of gold here & there to please my inner magpie (or Pat Butcher, I’m not quite sure). Above I’ve curated some of my wishlist pieces, a lot of which I’ve ordered already, but since I won’t get to share them for a while I thought I’d put together this good old fashioned inspiration post! What do you guys think of my mid-century/reclaimed/industrial vibes? T.
Onto my second stay in Thailand, in today’s post I’m reviewing my experience of our one week stay in the beautiful Movenpick Resort & Spa.