Monday Mess : Sacramento Street

I’m quite certain that most of you know Caitlin from Sacramento Street.  And, if you don’t than allow me the pleasure of introducing you to one of my favorite bloggers.  Caitlin and I met a few years back in New York and then again at ALT that same year.  We have stayed in touch and I’m happy to call Caitlin a friend.  Besides besides being beautiful and genuinely sweet, It’s no secret that Caitlin is super talented.  Not only does she author the very popular blog, Sacramento Street, she also works full time in the interior design Industry.  Caitlin has a great eye for design, fabulous style and impeccable taste (seriously, I’m always stalking her Pinboards).

At the start of each week our apartment starts out pretty spotless – Sunday cleaning and tidying is necessary when you live in such a small space. There is one place that becomes my dumping ground in the apartment. As the week gets overwhelmingly busy with work, events and the blog, I come home and leave everything on the chair and table. By the end of the week there are probably eight pairs of shoes, two coats, scarves and purses hanging out waiting to be put away. On Friday afternoons I come home and put it all away for the weekend. My husband hates that I do this, but I’ve got to say, it’s just who I am.

The piles and piles of magazines around the apartment – from the basket in our entry, to the bookcase in our dining room, to the stack of fifty magazines underneath my nightstand . . . they will never go away. I refer back to them all the time. A one point I did a massive clean, throwing away almost all of me Domino magazines (except for 10) and to this day I regret it.

We live by this quote and only keep the things that matter to us. Since we’ve been living in a small space for almost eight years it’s all about keeping things simple.

Want to know more about Caitlin’s Mess:

Gold business card case  → Graphic Image
Astier bowl  → Sue Fisher King
Key chain  → Tiffany
Super Retro sunglasses 
Clutch  →  from Velle on etsy but they no longer have any for sale.
Leuchtturm Notebook  → Leuchtturn 1917

Photo 2:
Givenchy Nightingale Leather Shopper  → Givenchy
Gray sweater  → Madewell
Boots  → Isabel Marant 
Flats  → Rag and Bone
Gold iPad case  → Graphic Image
Nike Free sneakers  → Nike

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I don’t know about you but I happen to have the same situation going on at my house.  The table and chairs seem to be a great catch all.  Tell me, where do you tend to pile your things throughout the week?

(images Sacramento Street / top right photo by Michelle Drewes)



  • Emily
    Commented on September 10th, 2012 at 7:45am

    Love this series idea!
    I have a few Domino magazines that I’ve kept too — I still look through mine all the time.

  • Trina
    Commented on September 10th, 2012 at 11:21am

    I love to reference my old Domino magazines too. xo . t

  • tarah
    Commented on September 10th, 2012 at 10:01am

    That is one beautiful mess!
    Love it.


  • Caitlin
    Commented on September 10th, 2012 at 11:51am

    Thank you so much for including me in this fabulous series! it was so much fun to put together. xx

  • Annie
    Commented on September 10th, 2012 at 12:10pm

    Just found your site through Caitlin– love this series!! Not to mention your site in general!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 10:33am

    Thank you so much, Annie! xo . trina

  • Jacquelyn | lark&linen
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 7:59am

    I just adore this series. IT’s no surprise that Caitlins mess is beautiful as well!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 10:33am

    Thanks, Jacquelyn! I think its such a fun series, too. And yes, Caitlin does have a beautiful mess! xo . t

  • Katherine
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 11:53am

    I just found this blog, I love it! I’m exactly the same way, my apartment is a mess until the end of every week. I work from home so I try to keep my studio area uncluttered, but the kitchen table tends to be where everything ends up.

  • Trina
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 8:55pm

    Thank you, Katherine! I know how that goes. I tend to pile everything on the kitchen desk ands sometimes the table too! xo . t

  • Sally
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 6:43pm

    Where could I find that beautiful black handbag in “Monday mess”? It is gorgeous. I love your blog…keep it up.

  • Trina
    Commented on September 11th, 2012 at 8:54pm

    Thank you so much! It’s The Givenchy Nightengale Shopper….. you can find it here.

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