Favorites for the Month of August

Call us crazy, but now that we’re officially in the second half of August, a small part of us is counting down to fall. While we’re not ready to give up the farmers’ markets and al fresco dining just yet, there’s something about a new season that always feels like a fresh start.

Of course, this fall won’t feel “normal” in many ways, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look for moments of joy and normalcy in the little things. This month, we’re sharing all those little things that helped maintain our sense of calm amidst the chaos with favorites for your home, wardrobe, bookshelf, and more.




for your home


Jenni Kayne Ceramic Diffuser

From the standpoint of both form and function, this Jenni Kayne diffuser is a total win-win. We were lucky enough to snag one for our bedroom, and I love how easily it blends with any space or style. PS: remember to use code IDCO20 at Jenni Kayne for 20% off any purchase!


Screw-less Wall Plates

We finally got around to swapping out all our light switch covers to this screwless version, and I’m telling you, it has made a whole world of difference. I’m always amazed at how small tweaks can leave such an impact, and it just goes to show that design is in the details.


Vintage Art

Since our big Guest Bathroom Reveal, I’ve received TONS of questions about where I source my vintage art. The secret? This incredible Etsy dealer who’s based in Sweden. Her prices are super reasonable and they always ship so fast—especially considering they come from Europe! Last time around, mine arrived in 3 days flat.


“School at Home” Inspiration

For most of us, the back-to-school season looks really different this year while navigating distance learning with kids. In the search for “school at home” spaces, we came across this incredible room transformation from Winter Daisy, and you better believe all the parents on team IDCO are taking notes.

While kids’ desks are sold out pretty much everywhere, we love her hack using Ikea Stuva benches as a clever workaround. Pair that desk set-up with this map or this craft table for the littlest learners, and you’ve for a well-designed space to use all year long.



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for your beauty + everyday routine



GOLDE Exfoliating Face Mask 

Trips to the spa might be out for the foreseeable future, but this exfoliating mask is helping us get the spa vibes at home. It leaves skin feeling totally refreshed, and has become a staple in our weekly routine. Plus, if you’re looking to spend your dollars with Black female-owned businesses, we can’t recommend this beauty brand enough.


Jenni Kayne Cashmere Tee

True story: I’ve worn this cashmere t-shirt no less than three times a week for the past month. It’s that perfect combo of “put together” yet comfy, and is quickly becoming one of my most-loved items in my closet. (And just in case you didn’t catch it earlier, using the code IDCO20 gets you 20% any purchase with Jenni Kayne!)


Madewell x Veja Colorbock Sneakers

Every work from home wardrobe needs a pretty pair of sneakers, and these sherbet colored kicks top the list.


Everlane Modern Jumpsuit

No one does closet essentials like Everlane, and this jumpsuit has our name written all over it. It’s the perfect one-and-done outfit that’s polished + casual, and we can’t wait to add it to our capsule wardrobe line-up.





currently reading + streaming



Finding Freedom

In stressful times like these, it’s ok to look for some pop culture escapism. *Enter* the new Harry and Meghan biography that’s got everyone buzzing, our team included.


Nice, White Parents

This new podcast series is from the same team that brought you “Serial” in collaboration with The New York Times. It’s a deep-dive look at the lack of equal opportunity in the American public school system, and it’s such an important listen.


The Love and Lemons Cookbook

As longtime fans of the Love & Lemons food blog, this cookbook is just what our kitchens needed. It’s filled with plant-forward recipes, with gorgeous food photography to boot.



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