Thursday, October 30, 2014

Del Mar Client's Guest Room Concept

I'm helping refurnish a client's beautiful beach home. We're done replacing the carpet, baseboards and painting the exterior of the house. This week, we're having the interior paint completed to a beautiful light gray. It's very rewarding seeing all of the core elements make such a beautiful change to their home! 

Part of this fun project is to design and furnish the guest bedroom. This couple are quite the entertainers and have guests often staying with them. Their simple asks were to furnish the room with an Asian flair/theme, have two twin beds, replace the current filing cabinet that is currently serving as the night stand and create a cozy atmosphere for their wonderful guests.

We decided on this beautigul Surya "Smithsonian" rug below and these killer vintage twin headboards we scored from One Kings Lane. I put together this design concept for the overall look of the room. It's a little over the top, but everyone needs a little WILD in their lives.

Art / Mirrors / Headboards (no longer available - vintage) / Night Stands / Bedding / Rug / Pillows / Table Lamp

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cop this Steez: Modern Boho Living Room

I've been pleading with the universe to bring us some rain. I want so badly to fall asleep to a thunderstorm or to sit in our living room with a cup of chai in hand, watching the fresh raindrops fall around us. I love those cozy simple moments. When I came across this beautiful living room the other day, it gave me that exact feeling. Ultimate cozy rainy-day setting. I love the bright walls and neutral tones in this room. It's very calming and subtle. Take a peek at the collage below if you want to "Get the Look" or rather..... "Cop this Steez!"
(photo via Eirin Kristiansen)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Color of the Year...

Benjamin Moore announced their color of the year for 2015 this past week...(drumroll please) is "Guilford Green". A lovely minty green with a touch of gray. Benjamin Moore's creative director called it, "A neutral that's a natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything."
Recently I attended a color forecasting talk given by a Pantone rep. She mentioned that greens will always be in the color palette since it is mother nature's neutral. We automatically associate the color green with nature, it feels fresh and lively but also soothing.  
The Guilford Green is great, but I am also loving some of these other colors that Benjamin Moore has included in their 2015 Color Trends. Excited to see some darker colors in the forecast, that "Caponata" reminds me of the deep purple skin of an eggplant. Wouldn't that be amazing in a high gloss finish!?! Can't wait to try out some of these captivating colors in my upcoming projects!

Happy Monday and Cheers to the start of a Wonderful Week!

Friday, October 17, 2014


1. Pet Teepee: Okay really. Find ONE person who doesn't want a doggy teepee, dare ya. I want one of these so bad I went hunting for a fun DIY for my little maltese, Max. He loves to burrow and would go bonkers to hide in a mini little teepee like htis all day errrrday. If you're not a DIY lover like this crazy lady, you can buy this beautiful one from Free People for $128.

2. Weekly Inspo: Sometimes I need to do a little soul searching...on Pinterest. You know that whole "Comparison is the thief of Joy?" thing? Well, it's true. So true that I get a little caught up sometimes, too. I read this little thang this week and it slapped me back on the right track.

3. Devil Horn Headband: Glam spooky is what's up, people. I absolutely love this little headband cutie. Only $7.99? Come on! NO BRAINER and you'll get it in time for Halloween!

4. Delicate Stack Ring: My obsession with tiny, delicate jewelry continues. I'm in favor of any type of jewelry you can wear all the time, without having to switch it with every outfit. I'm really close to ordering this beauty with the CZ stone in yellow gold.

5. Pumpkin Placecard Holder: Casual and cute, these little numbers work for fall, halloween and thanskgiving entertaining.

6. Anthro Tassle Pillow: SALE SALE SALE! Only $39 and totally worth it. Their pillows are great quality and always a little funky, right up my alley...and yours. Get it done!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bathroom Inspiration

I've been on the hunt for some serious inspiration. Not only for bathrooms but for kitchens as well. When I find inspiration images that I like I tack them onto my board behind my computer at work. There are a few images that have been living on that board for what seems like an eternity. Things that I've been dying to use or try out. One in particular is a long wall-mounted sink by Kohler. It reminds me of the old bathroom sinks from elementary school. Here are a few inspiration images that include that wonderful sink: 

Photo Via: defogitall

Photo via: pinimg

Photo via: decorpad
Photo via: decorpad

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Five Favorites Rugs

I've got some major rug shopping to do the next few months for a few clients. I'm constantly looking for great resources and places to find beautiful pieces and I recently started falling for almost everything at They've got a beautiful selection, with unbeatable prices. I couldn't help myself but collect a bunch of my favorites to share with you! Without further adieu.....

 1. Surya - Smithsonian: I love this rug for so many reasons. It has a timeless look to it along with an edge. The colors contrast beautifully with each other. I plan on using this rug for an upcoming living room.

2. Herati: This is a one-of-a-kind gem and I wish I had a place to put it in my own home. An Afghani hand made jewel of a rug that would adorn any wooden hallway floor.

3. Momeni - Atlas: I'm normally not drawn to really dark rugs. I prefer brighter core-pieces that make a room feel bigger. This bad boy changed everything when I saw it. The pattern is timeless and it has aa look that will last.

4. Homespun Rockville: This black and white block print will look great in a modern or eclectic master bedroom all the way to a kids playroom.

5. Momeni - Lil Mo Whimsy: I typically don't want to look at rugs dubbed "children's room" because I feel that you can find brightly-colored rugs that serve more than one purpose other than a playroom. This one is an exception. I love the colors and whimsical feel it has.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Decor

Believe it or not, it is already October! I'm getting excited for Halloween...not only for the costumes and the candy but also for the décor. My son loves to decorate for the holidays, and not only Christmas, but all of the holidays! When buying décor for any holiday I try to avoid things that are disposable and purchase items that will last and that can be reused for many years. When pulling together this Halloween Décor inspiration board I tried to source for items that weren't necessarily for Halloween but just had a spooky/dark kind of vibe. Some of these items could even make their way into your home's everyday décor once Halloween has passed.
Cheers! :)