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November 12th, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board
I love color as much as the next girl, but sometimes the best way to show that color off is with a crisp, white backdrop. Especially if the style of the space is eclectic, white walls can help keep everything feeling fresh and cohesive. This also allows the special pieces in the room to really take center stage and sing their hearts out. One-of-a-kind art, vintage textiles, and unique collections are best complimented this way. Believe it or not, white walls work for every space in the house, even (you guessed it) kids’ rooms! Check out some of my favorite examples:
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Simply White by Benjamin Moore was just named the 2016 Color of the Year! As you can see above, painting your walls white gives a truly neutral and unobtrusive backdrop for treasured items and architectural details.
October 29th, 2015 — Accessories, Concepts, Details, Holidays, Inspiration, Mood Board, Treasures of the Week
Even as a child, Autumn was one of my favorite seasons. The chilly days and long nights always filled me with wonder and excitement. Growing up with movies like Hocus Pocus, Kiki’s Delivery Service and later, Harry Potter, I waited eagerly for my magic powers to blossom as I came of age. What little boy didn’t want to grow up to be a witch? (Ok I was probably in the minority for that one.) I eventually realized that the owl delivering an acceptance letter to Hogwarts was never coming, but it never stopped me from dreaming. While I always love a dash of creepiness in my own home, I thought it would be a fun exercise to imagine what a modern take on a magical & haunted & witchy pad would look like – no spiders allowed!
Witch Hazel is a greenish-putty color that works well as a neutral, or as a dull wash of color. In this room from High Society Home, a similar shade serves as the perfect backdrop for other warm neutrals.
October 23rd, 2015 — Accessories, Concepts, Holidays, Inspiration, Mood Board
Everyone at the office has been patiently waiting for the cooler autumn weather to come along and I’m sure we’re not the only ones! As we approach the end of October, I’m eager to enjoy chillier evenings with warm drinks and cozy covers. It is just about time to bring out more layers and celebrate fall festivities. Until the temperatures drop, I’ve turned to bedroom inspirations of the coziest rooms that make me want to climb in bed and stay under the covers.
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Autumn Cover is a great accent to add in a room for instant warmth. Johnson + McLeod Design Consultants balances a warm, autumn orange and dark colors with natural materials such as driftwood for an even more inviting warmth.
September 17th, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Inspiration, Mood Board
After proclaiming orange as my favorite color in the early 2000’s, I spent years trying to distance myself from what, in retrospect, were some pretty awful orange fashion and decorating decisions. Now that enough time has passed, I’ve re-embraced the love for this tricky color. Looking to luxury brands like Hermés and Veuve Clicquot, who use orange as their signature color, it’s easy to see how to use orange effectively. Day to day, we see orange in a lot of contemporary designs, but I was curious to see orange used in all different styles of interiors. Below are some of my favorite rooms that use orange in unique and impactful ways.
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Orange Sky is a bright and optimistic color that would bring a punch to any space. In the room below by Amelia T. Handegan, a similar shade on the walls creates an exciting backdrop for traditional furnishings.
August 6th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Events, Inspiration, Mood Board, Tips
There are end-of-summer vibes floating around and they’re making me crave a lazy afternoon spent lounging around outside. Yesterday, I caught myself daydreaming about being in a hammock in the shade with a nice cool drink and a good book — doesn’t that sound heavenly? Sorry, I know it’s not Friday yet, but here’s some divinely peaceful inspiration to get you through the end of the week.
PS Did you know hammocks were invented by natives of Central and South America, as a place to sleep out of reach of all the nasty critters? Since then they’ve been used by sailors and astronauts as space-saving sleeping quarters. My favorite use of all, though: pure, unadulterated relaxation. Enjoy!
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Lazy Afternoon is a saturated plum tone which takes a sophisticated spin when paired with other purples, grays, and punchy colorful art in this Beverly Hills living room by Burnham Design
July 30th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time in my old stomping grounds of sunny Los Angeles. The sunny weather and attitude in LA always puts me in beachy mood. While stopping for a snack at Rawberri in West Hollywood, I was struck by their use of the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famous Martinique wallpaper, which turned this tiny shop into a tropical paradise. My love for palm trees was immediately invigorated. While the original wallpaper remains a modern favorite (it can be seen in homes belonging to Nate Berkus and Lady Gaga, to name a few), I was interested in other ways to incorporate an instant tropical vibe to any space.
Bright and bold, there are many ways to bring palm imagery into your space. Besides the original Martinique wallpaper, there are many other bright wallpaper options that help you make a statement in any room. While a palm or tropical plant is sure to brighten up any yard, bring it indoors with a DIY framed leaf, or temporary wall display. Palm prints can also be found on furniture, pillows and accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix up your prints and imagery – why not throw a live plant in a room with palm wallpaper? Check out some inspiration below!
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Palm Trees is a versatile green that can be used in a variety of spaces and applications. In the photo below, a similar shade used on the chairs pairs perfectly with the mixture of other greens in the space.
July 23rd, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Inspiration, Mood Board
It’s the dog days of summer, and this past weekend even SF was feeling the heat. I found myself in search of a backyard, rooftop, or porch – the perfect place to melt in the sun alongside a summer cocktail. Hopefully one day I’ll land myself a spot with a watering hole, ocean views, and effortless style — but until then, I’ll make a collage of all my favorite outdoor spaces and keep wishing.
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Throwing in a bright color is the easiest way to make your outdoor space look fresh and updated without having to invest a ton of time and money. Spotted on Acapulco Chair USA.
June 11th, 2015 — Accessories, Concepts, Details, Inspiration, Mood Board, Tips
Hidden away for many years, my collection of sea shells that I gathered as a kid during trips to the beach recently made its way out of an old drawer and into a glass bottle to be set out for display on my shelf. I was instantly reminded about how I got sand everywhere just to track down that shimmer of a shell I spotted and other fun memories. I’ve collected a good number of knickknacks and mementos over time and find myself noticing ways to creatively display items, sort of like a variation of Cabinet of Curiosities. Seeing many different collections from cars to coins to hats, I’ve been inspired by what others collect and how they’re displaying their things.
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Collector’s Item is a soft neutral that warms up a space and lets special features in a room come into focus. The assortment of framed artwork on display, seen in Roomed, catches your eye while the high ceiling, tall window and skylight draws your eye up and back into the center of the room.
May 21st, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Travel
Last Friday, I sat at the bar at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn and stared at this view of the sunset over Manhattan. The way the silhouettes of the bottles mimic the staggered skyline of the city was jaw-dropping. In fact, I spent most of my time in Brooklyn and the city ogling the gorgeous urban landscape. As much as I love the ocean and the mountains and Mother Nature, there’s a part of me that’s always lusted after a sexy loft in a big city. Here are some of my favorite city-inspired picks for the home:
Evening Skyline by Benjamin Moore is a dusty purple which looks stunning in the rug of this bedroom via Inside Out Magazine. Paired with fresh citrus hues, this color is great at balancing higher saturations and makes for a unique, layered palate.
April 29th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Travel
It’s April, and you know what that means – Spring Break!! It had been a few years since my last trip to South Beach, where I indulged in late nights, boozy pool parties and extreme heat. But on a recent trip there, I couldn’t help be drawn to the softer side of the Miami enclave – pastels. The unique Art Deco architecture is often dripping with pastel tones of mints, corals and teals. The color palette isn’t all that different from the pastel Victorian homes that dot the hills here in the San Francisco Bay, and interiors of homes all over the Bay are following suit this spring. From mint kitchen cabinets to pops of pastel on chairs and furniture of all kinds, everyone is saying “yes” to the soft, subtle pops of color that pastels add to a space.
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South Beach steals the show and pairs well with gentle pastel tones.