Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hooray!

It's always fun to see your work shared on a website you love - so it was exciting to wake up yesterday and see a gallery wall I designed for a client shared in Domaine's Gallery Walls 101 article! This was a gallery wall I designed to display the client's kids' art - it was one of my favorite gallery walls to "curate"! 


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Steel Doors, Part Deux

A while back I blogged about my love for steel doors - well, that love affair is still going full steam. I'd love to have a shower with steel doors! {I pretty much love all things black and white in the bathroom!}


Image via here

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Accessorize!

Accessorizing an interior design project can be the most fun part of my job. It's the jewelry on the outfit or the icing on the cake. Some clients want to start from scratch, which allows us to control the colors, shapes and textures of everything going into the room. Other times, we work with some already-existing accessories - family heirlooms and things picked up on vacations. My own home is a combination of sentimental items {the black and white ceramic dogs from my great-great-grandmother, who I am named after} and things picked up just to look pretty {all my little pieces of pyrite, aka fools gold.} 

I love how Erin of Apartment 34 styled these shelves in her office using accessories she already had. Check out her post here, it's a great explanation of balancing colors, shapes, textures, etc. 

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photo by Aubrie Pick

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the Mood

I'm in the mood for some dark colors these days. I know I'm usually an all-white-kitchen-girl, but this moody gray kitchen is pretty gorgeous.

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Image via here

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Goods Guide to Santa Barbara

This past weekend we decided to treat ourselves to a night in Santa Barbara. It's only 90 minutes away from us, but time there always feels so relaxing. We've been before {and I've shared some favorite spots here & here} but we decided to try some new places that I'm excited to share!

Saturday we drove straight past our hotel and up to Solvang, a Danish town about an hour north of Santa Barbara, where they are famous for their pastries. The apple turnovers are so delicious that I wolfed it down before I remembered to snap a picture. So you'll just have to take my word for it. Mortensen's is my favorite bakery in town.

Saturday {and Sunday} we hit up the beach. The weather was perfect and the sand was much smoother than we have in LA. I loved having my Lulu & Georgia serape with me - it was not only the perfect place to sit, but it also kept me warm when the temperatures cooled off a little!

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For dinner on Saturday night we hit up Brophy Bros right on the harbor. They are famous for their clams {and that clam chowder was delicious.} During the short wait for a table, it was fun to look out onto the harbor and talk about which boat we'd want to own. A little window shopping.

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For Sunday brunch we wandered around the Santa Barbara Public Market - an indoor farmer's market with lots of different vendors to choose from.

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And then after that it was back to the beach for a little more sun before we headed home! Such a relaxing {and yummy} weekend.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

J'Adore These Floors

I love floors that have interesting decorative detail - whether it is a fun tile pattern, a herringbone pattern in the wood, or a little bit of contrast!


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images 1 & 2 via Pinterest, image 3 by me {taken at Intelligentsia Coffee in Silverlake}

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I'm Not Over...

I'm still very much in love with Moroccan rugs - especially when they are mixed in with another style {rather than in an all-Moroccan-theme-Casbah-style-room}.

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I love how this space effortlessly combines a Moroccan rug, modern art and a traditional chandelier. Gorgeous! 

Image via here
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