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August 25th, 2016 — Colors, Concepts, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips
This week, we have a Guest Blogger, Amy Spagnola from Luxe Decor (https://www.luxedecor.com) giving Elevated Entryway Tips!
The grandeur of a stylish entryway cannot be underestimated. Making the first and lasting impression to visitors, a beautifully designed and decorated home entryway will create a powerful statement. If you’re seeking to make your home more of a standout, there’s nothing better to try to upgrade and reimagine than the first room of the home.
Here are five ideas for creating a home entryway that will be inviting and inspiring.
Thanks Amy and Luxe Decor for your amazing tips!
April 14th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Tips
We currently have a client that lives in San Diego where the beach is a very important part of her daily routine. She wanted to infuse water and beachy elements without being too literal. Check some of the products that give the essence of the waves through texture, the brightness of the water with hues of blue, the appeal of sand with sisal and the smell of the sea salt with a yummy candle.
Sea Salt is one of our go-to neutral by Benajmin Moore’s Color Story line. It is one of those colors that takes on the tones around it. I like to use it with the darkness of a gray and the creaminess of a white to really make it pop.
December 4th, 2015 — Accessories, Holidays, Inspiration, Tips
Decorating your home for the holidays is an instant way to inject a big dose holiday cheer right into your life. While there’s so much beauty to be found in traditional decor, it’s always fun to change things up every now and then. If you’re looking to get busy this season and put your hand crafting abilities to the test, then you’ve come to the right place. Check out the unique garlands below, and follow the links for directions on how to recreate them; or get inspired to come up with your own creation!
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Garland Green is a soothing, pale tone that has a timeless feel. In this room spotted on Lonny, a similar tone highlights traditional details while adding just the right splash of color.
November 24th, 2015 — Accessories, Events, Holidays, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips
My favorite thing about autumn and winter is getting together with family and friends to enjoy holiday meals. Whether it’s celebrating the holidays or just getting together with great company, there’s always plenty to look forward to when it comes to dinner parties. Give thanks to the host/hostess of a dinner party this year with a little gift!
Benjamin Moore’s Dinner Party makes for a great accent color seen in this elegant tablescape photographed by Paige Jones. The hues of burgundy of the wine glasses and napkins tie in with the floral arrangement that features pomegranates for a very fall setting!
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 10th, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Events, Food, Inspiration, Tips
Chef Jared Nash gives us a bright Zucchini Ribbon Salad to bring to a Summer dinner party or BBQ. It is fresh, light, and most importantly for anyone who is a dud in the kitchen like myself- easy to make! See recipe below.
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This bright color by Dunn Edwards, screams fun! Use hints of orange as accents throughout a space like this feminine office by The Bright Idea.
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.
March 25th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Tips
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend by the beach at the Pajaro Dunes Resort in Watsonville. Amongst the beauty of the white sand and sprawling grassy dunes were various expressions of modern coastal architecture. Many of them looked like they were plucked from the pages of Architectural Digest issues from the 1960s and 1970s, and I wondered about what a lot of them might look like on the inside. So I decided to take a stab at how I would outfit my very own modern coastal beach house, using bright colors and modern lines to create a funky and unexpected vibe.
Dune White is a creamy white that is the perfect backdrop for bringing color into any space. This bedroom spotted on Elle Decor España shows how neutral walls can balance out an explosion of color in a room.
March 11th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Events, Food, Inspiration, Tips
It’s been almost a year since I was in Paris, and lately I’ve been reminiscing my time there – going to the local market to buy fresh flowers or local produce, picking up freshly made baguettes and pain au chocolate at the nearby bakery, and sharing good wine and cheese with friends while bathing under the setting sun. As there are more sunny days to come, and the days are getting longer, here are some tips to help dress your table for an indoor or outdoor setting, with a French inspired flare that is both chic and effortless.
French Toile (#CSP-595) has neutral grey tones, that is a great color to use in a Kitchen space with fresh white cabinets, brushed nickel hardware and a marble countertop. This beautiful Kitchen done by Cameo Homes Inc nicely portrays this classic color, making it the perfect setting to entertain and host guests all year around.
March 4th, 2015 — Colors, Food, Inspiration, Tips
As we transition from winter to spring, I’m starting to see the beginning of early spring produce pop up in the markets. During a recent trip to the market, on a sunny California day (sorry East Coast friends), I spotted some asparagus from Dirty Girl Produce that was calling out to be grilled. Asparagus is so easy to prepare, but is often over cooked. Timing is what it is all about in this great recipe. If you are grilling just about any meat, you want to let it rest for about 5 minutes after you pull it off the grill. That is when you want to start cooking your asparagus. The asparagus will be coming right off the grill as the meat is ready to slice and serve.
Asparagus (410D-4) by Behr is a soft but vibrant green that captures the essence of springtime. Add new life to a piece of furniture by adding a coat of green, as seen in this photo from Pinterest.