Getting Inspired Around Town

When we moved back to Tacoma in October I was surprised to discover the MOST stunning new interior decor store had popped up in my absence, TREE!  On top of having the most incredible pieces, their stuff is sustainable and eco-friendly, and their flagship store in downtown Tacoma is in the most incredible building I've ever seen.  It's filled with new and reclaimed pieces, beautiful natural tones, the highest ceilings of all time, and the most enormous plants.  Like these plants wouldn't fit in my house even if I tried.  

I was recently able to head up to Bellevue to attend their launch party for their Bellevue store and it was so fun. It took me back to the blogger meet-up and conference days, back when I was a fashion blogger, schmoozing and meeting people you've only known online.  Plus Herban Feast treated us to a delicious spread, and I got to chat with Nicole, TREE's founder who has, wonderfully, made Tacoma her chosen home.  I can't wait to incorporate some of TREE's pieces into my own home and future projects!

Another spot here in Tacoma that is my go-to when I need both inspiration and items for projects is Earthwise Salvage.  Way back in the day during college I was introduced to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore which totally blew my mind.  At the time I was an art student so my interest in the ReStore was getting doors, cabinet doors, and other pieces to use as cheap canvases for my larger paintings and art pieces.  Earthwise is in a similar vein in that everything is reclaimed and salvaged, but I just love the unique and interesting selection they have.  I've gotten a few pieces from Earthwise so far that are for projects in the works and I can't wait to share the finished product once those are complete!

Two shops with a similar, reclaimed/eco-friendly/sustainable focus but in totally different venues.  I love both and am thrilled that we've got such awesome spots in Tacoma to feed my decor and DIY project obsessions!