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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A Space Saving Kitchen Design from Taylor + Taylor and Build.com!

Remember a few months back when I shared the inspiration for a space saving kitchen design that my good friends Taylor + Taylor were implementing in their new house? Well, I’m so excited to be posting the final result here at last, because gosh darn is it goooooood! This petite, utilitarian kitchen came together so […]

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Minimalist Office + Bookshelf Styling Inspiration

Last week, we emptied Ivan’s sad, makeshift home office to make way for a fabulous new built-in situation! I was away on a photo shoot all day while the install was taking place, and it was such a thrill to come home to the completed result. It was exactly as I’d originally envisioned and then […]

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Shopping for Global Decor Accents with St. Frank

I’m always on the hunt for unique sources for small global decor decor accents to make a space feel personalized and unique. I first discovered St. Frank when I was decorating Kim’s house and fell hard for its unusual selection of art, soft goods, accessories, wallpaper, and fabric-by-the-yard. We basically filled Kim’s living room with […]

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