Catch Our Tips for Moving In Together in Brides Magazine!

Last fall, an editor from Brides Magazine reached out to Ivan and me for a column she was writing about newlyweds in their living spaces. The focus of the article? How to combine styles and make decorating a joy when you’re moving in together! Even though Ivan and I lived together for years before we […]

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Ivan’s Office Update: Designing A Roman Shade with Blinds.com

This past week I’ve scurrying to pull together the last details on my makeover of Ivan’s home office, since it’s one of my top January to-do’s to complete the room by the end of the month. Whenever I’m designing for my own home, I’m always struck by how much harder it is to make decisions […]

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Eat, Sleep, Wear Living Room: That Gorgeous Skram Furniture Entryway Bench!

I’ve spent the first workdays of 2019 focused on a few new client designs, but I can’t help looking back at my top projects of 2018 and dwelling on a few favorite details! I definitely grew a lot as a designer last year, and the living room makeover I did for Kim of Eat, Sleep, […]

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Warm + Elegant Holiday Table Setting Inspiration

Can you believe that Christmas is only five days away? This holiday season has flown by even faster than in previous years, and I’ve barely checked any fun traditions from my usual December revelries. (Granted, we’ve been dealing with a fair bit of heavy emotional stuff in the wake of the miscarriage, so our minds […]

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Gift Guide: Inspired Finds for the Restless Decorator

The truth about decorating your home is that it’s more of a journey than a destination. The thrill of the hunt, the delight of an unexpected find, the satisfaction of a growing collection, and the curiosity of exploring new layouts and arrangements: As any design lover will tell you, these are the real joys of […]

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Our Winter Bedroom Update, Part Two!

As we near the end of the year, I’m scurrying to wrap up projects around the house so that we can start 2019 with a clean slate! The mini refresh I gave our modern bedroom this fall is the perfect testament to how a few small changes can make an old space feel new again. […]

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4 Essential Steps for a Quick + Easy Winter Bedroom Update

Contrary to popular belief, we do have winter here in LA! Oh sure, it doesn’t snow or storm, but the nighttime temperatures can drop to freezing. What’s more, our winters are incredibly dry. Technically we’re a in desert, after all! The result is that all the same cold weather complaints I had when I lived in […]

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Gift Guide: Ethical Decor Gifts for the Homebody with Heart

I’m proud to say that unlike last year, I’ve got almost everyone on my Christmas gifting list checked off! There’s still a few stragglers though, and I’m racking my brain on what to get them because it’s always the pickiest people who are left ’til the last minute! Whether you’re like me this year and […]

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Our DIY Rattan Cabinet Kitchen Storage How-To!

I get so many questions about the DIY rattan cabinet we use for kitchen storage, I figure it’s long since time to put up a how-to! When we renovated our kitchen and replaced our upper cabinets with open shelving, I knew I’d need to create an alternate storage solution for all our dishes and glassware. […]

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A Quick + Pretty Fall Bedroom Update

Of my many home decor collections, bedding definitely sits near the top of my “must hoard” list. Our hall closet is practically overflowing with sheets, blankets, shams, and pillowcases of all stripes (and checks and polka dots)! Yet there’s always room for a new addition to my linens lineup, especially when its as soft, sustainable, […]

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This Modern Vacuum Actually Makes Me Want To Clean House!

Housekeeping has never been, ahem, one of my strengths. In fact, I suffer from a strong aversion to cleaning that I believe is common amongst many creative people. Because my brain is always five steps ahead of whatever I’m doing, when the time comes to tidy a mess that I’ve made, I’m already diving into […]

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Space Saving Kitchen Spotlight: That Modern Tile Floor Mosaic!

Remember the space saving kitchen design by Taylor + Taylor that I shared last week? Well, as promised, here’s a closer look at that jaw-dropping modern tile floor mosaic that takes the kitchen from amazing to out-of-this-world! This floor was the one teeny tiny piece of input I myself had on the design—and not even because […]

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