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Upholstered White Dining Chairs for a Dining Room Update!

With every change of season I get an itch to switch things up around the house! Over the winter, I was all about giving our bedroom a facelift to increase the coziness quotient. And now that summer is upon us, I’ve turned my eye to our dining room. With the longer daylight hours and abundance […]

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Palm Springs A-Frame Design: Full Project Reveal!

As I learned this past year, of the best ways to buy and decorate a house is to do it vicariously through your best friend! Last spring, when Caroline told me she’d purchased the desert A-Frame first made famous by Sarah Sherman Samuel, we immediately started dreaming up ideas for all the rooms that Sarah […]

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Weekend Bathroom Makeover with Boutique Hotel Vibes!

Since moving into our house almost three years ago, we’ve slowly but surely been decorating each room to suit our tastes. Yet one room has remained untouched until now: the bathroom! It wasn’t a total disaster—which is probably why we were able to live with it for as long as we did—but it certainly didn’t […]

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Skye Schuchman Minimalist Modern Art with Gold Leaf

I was recently asked for my tips on how to select artwork for the home. The most important piece of advice I offered was to look for art that makes your heart skip a beat. You know what I mean. It’s that flutter of excitement that means you’ve discovered something worth lingering over. Great art […]

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Summer Bedroom Update with Rough Linen!

I’ve been a huge fan of Rough Linen ever since the brand launched a few years back with a small but splendid collection of linen household basics. They’re my longtime go-to for table linens, not only because they look beautiful but also because they have such a luscious drape that they make styling photos a […]

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Framebridge Custom Framing: Our Home Office Makeover

When I was working on the finishing touches for Ivan’s office, I definitely reached a point where I hit a wall. So many choices went into this space that by the time I was nearing the end, I had major decision fatigue. The thought of selecting frames for all the art I’d ordered was daunting […]

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Bungalow 5 Decor Accessories: Our Home Office Makeover

We’re getting close to wrapping up the final few details on my office makeover for Ivan! One of the most challenging tasks—and ultimately the most rewarding one—was selecting all the accent pieces and styling that whole wall of built-in shelves. As you might expect, filling 25 cubbies with white books is no joke! And once […]

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Modern Seating + Lighting from Design Within Reach: Our Office Makeover

Now that I’ve shared the details on the envelope of Ivan’s home office makeover (did you catch my post on the California Closets built-in bookshelves and desk, as well as the wall art from Saatchi Art?) it’s time to hone in on the modern seating and lighting that I selected from the space. For those […]

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Original Art from Saatchi Art: Our Office Makeover

The deep dive into my process for our home office continues! Today we’re talking about our original art from Saatchi Art, which from the beginning was one of the elements I considered most thoroughly. At the outset of this project, I asked Ivan what he really wanted in his office. He told me art that […]

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California Closets Built-In Bookshelves: Our Home Office Design

It’s been such fun sharing the big reveal of our home office makeover this week! If I do say so myself, the finished space truly is eye-catching. From the wall of all-white books to the many layers of soothing organic textures, everything comes together to create a truly cohesive and memorable whole. I’ve been receiving […]

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Neutral Office Design: The Big Reveal!

The big reveal is here at last! After months in the making, the full makeover I did of Ivan’s home office is live on Rue Magazine! Designing for your own home feels about a million times harder than designing for someone else, and I definitely lost some serious sleep over this neutral home office design. […]

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Modern Studio Design Direction for The Revery

I’m so excited about a new client project that I just started! My dear friend Monica is opening an event venue called The Revery in downtown Los Angeles. I’ve seen some of the initial plans, and it’s going to be an exquisite space! So when Monica asked me to design the office area from which […]

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