Style Scouting: Vol. 106

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Magnolia Home Rustic living room
photo: The Magnolia Network

Happy Sunday – how is your weekend going?

I know that for many readers, the end of August is when life gets busy and revolves around your kids going back to school. As an empty nester, “back-to-school time” is no longer on my calendar.

For me, the past week has been very quiet, which is a nice way to spend the weeks leading up to Labor Day. Even though I am not on vacation, taking it slow and easy feels like a perfect way to spend August at home with a few thoughts floating through my mind about the upcoming fall and holiday season. As a blogger I need to plan ahead. :-)

How about you, how are you spending the end of August – getting back to school, just hanging out, or on a beach somewhere enjoying an August vacation?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


Joanna Gaines’ accent wall treatment has caused a sensation – do you love it or hate it? I like it.

A warm and cozy beach house with charming appeal.This home collected and cozy feel. Versus this white and bright cottage by the sea.

What decorating colors will rule 2023.

Every home and room in this designer’s portfolio is worth a look for decorating inspiration.


Creating art for your walls like this is a grown up version of finger painting.

A colorful wreath that will take you through the end of summer to fall.


A green take on French Fries.

This flatbread. YUM!

Peaches never looked so delicious.

Why are hamburgers called hamburgers when there is not any ham in them?

Out & About

This lamp is taking over New York.

Fashion & Beauty

The color and the collar sold me! Update: When on a mobile device, it will may say sold out. On a laptop/desktop it shows it still in stock. Tech!

Fun & Interesting

This list of 30 of the most fabulous islands right here in the USA. I have been to 24. Six more to go. How about you?

Can’t even imagine. The Golden Age of flying is no more.

Something to Think About

One more reason to love Dolly.

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  1. Love to go through all your links on your style scouting post! It’s one of my Sunday afternoon “rest time” activities. But I’m dying to know what lamp is taking over NYC!! Apparently the reader must be a subscriber to the NYTimes to get the link; the popup tells me I’ve viewed my one free article so I don’t have access. Boo!
    Oh well, I probably wouldn’t buy it anyway…..

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Bonnie – Thanks for reading my Sunday posts. Many readers enjoy this weekly post also, so it makes me feel good to put it together every week. The lamp taking over NYC is in restaurants. Instead of candles or overhead lights, these Pina Pro lamps are being used. They offer an intimate and cozy light that adds just the right dinner ambiance. You can see the lamp here:

      In the NYTimes article you can see black ones in use on actual tables in a restaurant. I would love to get one to use when I have people over for dinner to add a chic bistro feel. :-)

  2. I remember flying to France in 1968 on TWA with real china dishes and glasses–in the “cheap seats”. Getting dressed up to go to the airport.
    Loved the colorful beach house!

  3. What a lovely post! So many great links. I do like the stone interior walls, and both of the beach houses. The flatbread looks delicious, but maybe time consuming. Saving the link to try this winter. And wow, wish that I could travel to even half of those US Islands! I’ve been to a few of them but will definitely add more of those featured to my travel list. Thanks for all the inspiration and have a great week!

  4. I so enjoy reading your posts Diane and I have to say the white cottage house is my favourite, I didn’t get to see the dress because it didn’t allow viewing in my neck of the woods UK. Thats ok I enjoyed looking and places I will never see, its a great feeling.x

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Janette – Thanks for reading and commenting. I agree with you, getting to look at places online that you will never get to see. Sorry that the Gap didn’t allow you to open the shirt in the UK. I hope you have a great week.