Spaces I Love: ink & peat


Welcome to my new blog segment, Spaces I Love! Do you ever walk into a place and think, “Gee, I wish I lived here!”? Yes? No? Well I do. And I happen to think that quite often. So… Spaces I Love will spotlight some of my favorite places, which, when put together would make up my ideal dwelling.  

To kick things off, let’s start with something we won’t have a lot of here in Portland until next spring…natural light! I love when the sun floods a room with so much light it gives an ethereal feeling. Combine that light with the smell of plants and fresh flowers and you’ve got yourself a little slice of heaven. Yes, friends, I have always wanted a sun room. A small room surrounded by windows, filled with plants and a bench covered in pillows. A place to lounge and read books and drink tea until the sun goes down.


If you could bottle up my ideal sunroom and turn it into a shop, you’d have ink & peat, a light-filled relatively new place on N Williams that sells lovely decorations, stationery, and gifts in addition to their amazing custom floral arrangements. I was first introduced to ink & peat’s inspired floral design on the Street of Eames modern home tour in April and let me just say, “Wow! This lady’s got a lot of talent!” She’s got a great eye for retail too. I felt like each object in her store was carefully chosen and magnificently displayed.  Be sure to visit ink & peat if you haven’t already. You’re sure to find all kinds of earthly delights!