Spring is Here!: West Elm Spring Mood Board

March 21, 2015

Happy Spring! Even though in SoCal the weather 90% of the time feels like spring or summer, I know my fellow NYer's back at home are enjoying the fact that winter is officially over! As some of you may know I work at west elm and as a home stylist there I have my own clients and in some cases I get to create really fun mood boards for them featuring our product whether it's all west elm or incorporating west elm with their existing furniture/decor. There are SO many new items coming in for summer so I thought of creating a mood board that featured some of these items. I'm just loving all the coral hues mixed with neutrals and brass -- it reminded me of a spring/summer color palette so I thought it was a perfect day to share :) I'm especially in love with the new Steven Alan summer line at west elm. The pillows in his collection that I incorporated into this design also come in a Blue Lagoon color palette that is equally worth drooling over. Not to mention this chenille/wool blend rug is amazing -- it's a certified fair trade rug which means not only is it handcrafted but it was also made in a safe working environment for the artisans AND gives back to the community where it was made with each fair trade purchase. Such a worth while purchase, don't ya think? I hope you all enjoy this design as much as I did putting it together. I already love it and it doesn't even have the finishing touches OR an owner -- anyone want to volunteer? ;)

/ ice cube interior-exterior paint / sherwin-williams / west elm summer collection
/ whitewashed wood wall art 
/ peggy sectional 
/ steven alan centered and colorblock ribbon pillow covers
jay street ashti pom pom pillow cover
woven metallic pillow cover
silk loomed pillow cover in rose bisque 
/ oversized metal rod in antiqued brass
/ sheer chevron curtains in stone white
/ palmette chenille wool kilim rug
/ marble pillar table lamp
/ terrace side table in antiqued brass
10 / grid frame coffee table
11 / cube sculpture
12 / mid-century media console large - white  

Which piece is your favorite? 

PS. I have some really fun DIY abstract art tutorials in the works. I recently hurt my dominant thumb (stitches--ouch!) so when I'm all healed up that's one of the first things I will be finishing. Stay tuned!


Favorite Boho Pillow Finds

March 17, 2015

Boho pillows have been trending for quite some time now. To me, they look like they have a story and they really add character to a space. I've had my eye on all of these attractive pillows for a while but there are so many to choose from and quite frankly I just don't have all the space in my 800 square foot apartment for them all! Some that I picked out are authentic mudcloth pillows and totally worth the splurge. On the other hand the boho style pillows from Target by Nate Berkus gives the same look at a budget friendly cost. The new Steven Alan pillows making their way into west elm right now for summer has me drooling -- I'm in love with the rich blue hues with a touch of yellow. I've also picked out a few local brand pillows -- I love supporting my own community! Bottom line though, I'd love a second opinion on which pillows to buy! Which one's are your favorite?

1 / field of gold pillow / $39.95 / lulu & georgia

2 / hmong pillow cover / $80 / home girl collection

3 / nate berkus metallic textured pillow / $29.99 / target

4 / tecca pillow / $39.95 / cb2

5 / altitude pillow / $88 / anthropologie

6 / little ziggy / $55 / the mod boho

7 / one of a kind pillow, sophia / $85 / lulu & georgia

8 / no 1 / $90 / loomgoods

9 / mistari pillow cover / $19.99 / west elm

10 / steven alan colorblock ribbon pillow cover / $44 /  west elm

I'm in love with all of these. I've linked each pillow to their website and there are so many more worth checking out. Here's a picture of what I currently have on one side of my sofa and I'm thinking in the near future I will have an updated picture for you :)