Kitchen Inspiration

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Happy hump day. I’ll be back with some good content. I promise.

Tuvalu Home

I need to tell you about another awesome online shop! Tuvalu will inspire you to create a modern space with beachy elements. Creating a coastal home can be somewhat difficult. Especially if you are wanting to make a beach home that is trendy. Tuvalu has furniture, accessories, kitchen items and so much more. All of it aids itself to a coastal approach. It’s a must stop shop! See more here.

 

Living Room Inspiration

Oh man guys….I’ve been sucked into the summer vortex of no mans land. What does that even mean?! Well, between design projects, children, vacations…I’ve been missing in action. Next week marks the end of summer for us and half of me is stoked out of my mind. I really really do love schedules and structure. Saying all of that, I will miss Summer. It’s been a dreamy yet busy season for us. One that won’t be forgotten.

On another note, I love this living room makeover! It’s serene with some nice, modern touches. See the entire space here.

Images: By.Bak

High Fashion Home…

I feel like I’m constantly looking for new decor sites that can offer me great furniture and accessories. Clients are wanting new product, I’m needing new inspiration….it’s a constant search. High Fashion Home has a variety of great contemporary and modern pieces. Whatever style you like, you’ll find something! Above is a collection of my favorite pieces offered on High Fashion Home.

Shop these pieces and more at High Fashion Home.

Round Dining Tables

Image: Nordic Leaves

I have a good friend that’s moving into a studio apartment. It’s a small space that’s downtown with lots of possibilities. One area that is lacking is room for a long dining table. The best solution for this is a round table. You can squeeze chairs around and they don’t take up too much space. I personally love round dining tables. I have a large one in my home and it’s perfect for game nights, dinner with the family, hosting dinner parties and even homework time. Here are a few favorite dining spaces with round tables.

Above we see a white dining table, perfect for adding un-matching chairs. You can pair it with wood, colored and even metal chairs.

Image: French By Design

This is about the size of my dining table. You can add chairs for more seating or take away chairs for a simple, modern look.

Image: The Design Files

Can I have this whole look, please??

Want this look but don’t know where to start? Here are a few awesome items to add to your dining space to achieve the round table movement.

Light, Chair, Table, Rug.

Product Love

Lately I’ve been sharing some products on Instagram that are currently in my home that I’m loving right now. Here they are for your shopping enjoyment.

1. This geometric pillow designed by Beth Thompson, can be found at RedBubble. You can also get the same print on other products.
2. SoapBox is just awesome. This shelf is great for entryways as well as other rooms with needed hanging storage.
3. I really love this pareo from Serena & Lily.
4. You can get your Instagram pictures put on MARSHMALLOWS! How cool is that?! Introducing Boomf.
5. I love this modern, nautical wallpaper from Kimberly Lewis Home.
6. Leah Singh has my favorite pillow collection on the market right now.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! xxoo

3 Interior Design Trends

Image: Skona Hem

There are three interior design trends that I am really digging right now. And I wouldn’t even consider them trends as much a design movements that I think will stick around for awhile. It’s like the classic striped shirt paired with denim. They’ve been around for a long time but have made there comeback in the last few years. Nothing new is under the sun, right??

1. Art on the floor.

Don’t just limit your art collection to the walls. Fill an entire space by placing art both on the walls and floors. And if you are nervous about placing holes in your walls, all the more reason to lean them against a wall. For a full look, stack taller art on the back, filling the front with shorter art.

Image: Remodelista

2. Pattern tiled floors.

It’s my milk in my latte right now! I’m in love with patterned tile floors. Specifically hexagon tiles. They bring big personality to any space and create interest and warmth. I would suggest paring tiled floors with white walls. You don’t want to overwhelm your space.

Image: Bo Laget

3. All white kitchens.

This look is not new to me or to anyone that loves design. It continues to be the apple in our eyes. White normally scares certain people, but you can be rest assured that if you pick the right finishes, it’s as easy to clean as 1,2,3.

Pillow Love…

This is for all of you pillow lovers! Created by textile designer Amira Marion, ARCHIVE NEW YORK has some amazing pillows involving a collection of vintage and antique fabric remnants. At Archive, they hunt down the rarest, most unique textiles and transform them into an assemblage of radiantly colorful silk prints.

I can see these pillows paired with other neutral pillows or even other colorful pillows. And believe me, investing in a high quality pillow is totally worth it. I have a collection of pillows that are either worn and dingy or bright and high quality. I can tell which one cost a little more and I’m so happy that I spent that few extra bucks.

Shop ARCHIVE NEW YORK here.

Camping in Idaho and Links

Image via here.

When you read this post, I will be camping somewhere high up in beautiful Idaho. Tent camping isn’t my ideal situation but camping with great friends is always a bonus. It seems like this summer has been a crazy, fun filled adventure for my family and I. I am pretty excited to get back to a normal schedule. With that normal schedule, the blog will be back to normal once again. Until then, it’s sun and camping for me! Well, maybe not camping for the entirety of the summer:)

Some good links to read while you sip a cup of coffee-

10 awesome California homes.

I love the styling of this post.

One desk, three ways.

 

 

Children’s Wallpaper

This children’s wallpaper just in! Nubie is delighted to introduce Sian Zeng and her wonderfully whimsical collection of magnetic children’s wallpaper. This adorable patterned wallpaper has the ability to come to life for your child, by adding fun magnets that create stories to be told. Quirky quotes can also be added along the way with write-on speech bubbles, creating a truly personal touch to bring their story to life. The wall covering works by simply hanging the supplied magnetic liner underneath the wallpaper design to create an interactive and magical surface. See more here.

And if you are too afraid of committing to wallpaper, remember these awesome decals?

TGIF

The Acute Stool via Great.ly

TGIF! Hope you all enjoy your weekend. I know I will!

A few things to note.

I started a Great.ly Boutique and I’m loving all of the items in each store. Check it out here.

Backwards Books. It’s a thing. See more here.

Shane and I are on the hunt for the perfect trailer to gut and redesign. This, this and this trailer has inspired us.

I want my pantry to be this pretty.

The Shutterbugs…awesome.

 

 

Lost & Found for Anthropologie

When Anthropologie invited Jamie Rosenthal, the visionary founder of LA shopping mecca, Lost & Foundto collaborate with them, magic happened. This is the first time Anthropologie has given a partner the opportunity to fully curate a collection and it really really worked! Drawing from her extensive experience as a retailer, stylist and a documentary film maker, Jamie has created an internationally-sourced collection of  treasures from Egypt, Tunisia, India, West Africa and Asia. All driven by a social vision and responsibility to make this work accessible and supporting these rare crafts. Amazing! 

The 30 piece collection will debut in both Lost & Found locations (Hollywood and the soon-to-open Santa Monica) as well as online at both Lost & Found and Anthropologie. And also in five national Anthropologie locations including New York, San Francisco, Austin, Miami and Portland. Happy Shopping!

Colorful Kitchen Accessories

Image via The Design Chaser

Have you ever wondered what to decorate your kitchen with? I feel like my clients are always looking for the perfect canister, wooden spoon or coffee mug. Kitchen accessories can definitely modernize your kitchen. Adding color can also modernize it and give it personality. Some of my favorite kitchens seen online have a punch of color in the ceramics. Howkapow recently came out with a variety of colorful canisters and other accessories that will look legit in your space. You can mix and match them with other neutral pieces. I’m especially loving the mint canister. It has me heart! Shop all of these pieces here.

National Hammock Day

Today is National Hammock Day. How fun is that?!? I personally don’t own a hammock but I really wish that I did. Our home has amazing trees surrounding and there are several perfect spots for a hammock. Anyone who is a warm weather romantic should enjoy a comfy, cozy hammock. It’s the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a warm summer day. There are some super cool hammock options available. I found four styles that I am totally digging right now. This first hammock option from Ten Thousand Villages is handmade from Nicaragua. It’s a whimsical option that would look fun in any yard.

I love this hammock from Urban Outfitters! It’s the perfect hammock for on the go. It comes in a bag to travel easily.

This Novica Hammock Chair from All Modern is great for anyone who is looking for something a little more streamlined and simplistic.

Fringe is all the rage right now and Anthropologie captured that in their Canyon Fringe Hammock.

Interior Paint Colors…

There is nothing better than finding the perfect interior paint colors for your interior. You feel like you’ve conquered a mountain or something. It’s like winning a victory! Colorhouse has recently launched an exclusive palette of 36 interior hues to Rejuvenation, the general store for home improvement projects. Designed for the modern pioneer, the collection is inspired by history. It’s when quality items for the home were purchased from one general store location and made to last.

Colorhouse is doing it right with their paints. You will find no reproductive toxins, no mutagens, no hazardous air pollutants, no ozone depleting compounds, no formaldehyde, no phthalates, no VOC’s, no bad colors. We say YES to that!

The Mercantile Color Collection is comprised of 36 exclusive colors, organized into six color families named after bulk items available at traditional general stores: Chalk (whites), Tea (warm neutrals), Seed (greens), Denim (blues), Flint (cool neutrals), and Spice (yellows, reds, oranges).

From color to lighting, Colorhouse and Rejuvenation have created a fresh perspective on an all american design. It’s exactly why I fell in love with design in the first place!

Shop the entire paint collection here.