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July 29th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Fashion, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board
Can you believe that it’s already one month into summer!? With the season passing by a little too quick, I’ve gathered some accessories and fixtures to help keep summer around longer. Take a dive into the coolest blue hues found in crystal springs.
There’s no better way for a room to say “lounge here” than with a bright light blue painted wall seen here in Tiny Spaces!
July 14th, 2016 — Accessories, Details, Fashion, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping
I love a good Canadian tuxedo like nobody’s business. And the fashion and interior design business has been off the charts with its use of denim this year. It gives a laid back, like “I’m not even trying to be cool” vibe. Faded Denim the epitome of California Cool and looking forward to sporting it through the seasons. Check out my favorite uses.
“Faded denim” by Benjamin Moore (795) is quite a bright and vibrant blue. I like to use it as a pop of color on a front door to really introduce brightness to a space. See here by InSite Designs out of South Carolina.
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.
March 31st, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Inspiration, Lighting
One of the simplest ways to update a room is to change out or add lighting. With that being said, lighting fixtures have become a favorite of mine. There are so many types and styles of fixtures out there but lately, I’ve been loving how a wall mounted light can have such an impact in a room. A wall mounted light next to a bed makes the room more cozy (perfect for reading in bed) and leaves you with more space on your nightstand compared to using a table lamp. Place some wall mounted fixtures in a living room above a bookcase and you’ve got a great way to highlight your displays.
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Faith and Flower has a fun bright yellow banquette for dining guests. Matching Benjamin Moore’s Ray of Light, the bright yellow is a funky and elegant accent color.
March 10th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Furniture, Inspiration
Using a neutral paint color in your home is never a bad idea. In fact, it can be the most versatile option. I love pairing neutral walls with bold, dramatic finishes and furnishing that help to set good contrast in the space. Check out some of my bold picks.
Revere Pewter is a great grey color with warm undertones almost giving it a taupe look. This classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. A great transitional color, it’s perfect for an open floor plan.
February 4th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Fashion, Inspiration, Mood Board
I’ve never been much of a pink loving girl – I’ve always tended to lean towards cooler tone colors – but there is just something about mauve that I absolutely can’t get enough of. To me, its the right blend of smoky pinks, purples, and greys that make it a great color to pair with. When paired with lighter colors, it becomes airy and soft. Throw in some orange into the mix and it becomes warm and bright like a desert sunset. It works well as a neutral and as an accent. Take a look at some of my findings to see what I mean!
Benjamin Moore’s Mauve Desert nails the perfect shade of desert hues that are so unique and found in the landscape of specific regions of the world. Coco Lapine Design shows how a mauve linen tablecloth plays as a neutral background on a table set with great accessories. The white tableware, brass utensils, dark candles, and matte black vase contrast against the light tablecloth. Romantic and moody? Yes!
November 5th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Events, Furniture, Inspiration, Shopping, Travel
A few weeks ago my hubby Jared and I were relaxing on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and within a few hours we were being evacuated inland to Guadalajara. It was a such a bummer that we didn’t get the much needed relaxing time complete with margaritas, however instead of seeing “Hacienda Red”, we made lemonade out of lemons and decided to explore the shopping in Guadalajara. And let me tell you, the artisans are beyond talented in the area- complete with custom metal lighting, brightly painted ceramics, carefully crafted wood tables, and my personal favorite: the luscious colored textiles that are complete with the most amazing details. Olé!!
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.
August 27th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Inspiration
As it is getting closer to the end of summer, I’m enjoying as much down time on the warmer days as much as possible. Last year, I went on a short vacation and stopped at Catalina Island, a small island that sits off the coast of Southern California, along the way. The weather was warm and there was plenty of blue water but what I was drawn to the most were the beautiful tiles all throughout the main city. I had visited the island when I was younger but mostly remember tourist activities like the glass bottom boat ride for a clear view of the sea life down below so noticing the architecture of the city that I hadn’t seen before was a nice surprise. The main street had a water fountain decorated in colorful tiles as well as all along the town’s pathway by the water. And how gorgeous is this ceiling?!
The number of new techniques of manufacturing tile and tile look alikes have really allowed for more fun touches of design all throughout. From traditional tile on risers of a staircase to a more modern tiled fireplace, the hint of tile is a great addition. Even a patterned tile wallpaper is an easy solution for a quick upgrade!
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This bathroom by Etica Studio balances the warm color of Kelly Moore’s Catalina Tile in a traditional floor design with contemporary designs for plenty of charm.
August 20th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Inspiration, Shopping
We recently had a client who was inspired by her childhood in New Mexico and wanted to have bits of Southwestern accents throughout her home, but was on a strict budget. That got me on a pillow sourcing rampage. I couldn’t believe all the ready-made options there were for her in all the colors of the rainbow! I definitely struck “Aztec Gold” with these finds. Check ’em out!
This muddy yellow might seem dull, but we added it with ready-made draperies by West Elm to this eclectic dining space for one of our most favorite clients!