Fall 2016

September 10, 2016

Happy fall! I am absolutely loving the new fall collections some of my favorite stores are introducing this year! Even though they can be very different, I feel like they all have a stylish comfort about them. There is something so simple about these pieces, yet still elevated and intriguing. I'm especially drawn to all of the natural materials, textures, and tone-on-tone color palettes. I've only posted a handful, but I would recommend checking out the full collections on the stores websites. I can't wait to start using them in my designs! Enjoy :) 

1 / leighton pillow cover + peruvian stripe pillow cover / serena + lily
2 / parks end table / room + board
3 / alexis tufted bed / rh teen 
4 / organic capiz bowl / z gallerie
5 / avec chair / cb2
6 / holden accent lamp / rh baby + child
7 / graydon shagreen media console / rh 
8 / muir coffee table / west elm collection 



Living Room Refresh

July 6, 2016

I've been pretty busy these last three months (actually not super busy) but I have missed posting! I've been thinking of a refresh for my own living space which inspired this post. I haven't created a mood board in some time, so I thought to create a living space that I would want to live in right now. As many times as I try to create spaces that are timeless and minimal, I can't help but to put my own eclectic twist on it - besides, this is all for fun anyway :) Some of my favorites to incorporate in spaces that I design are natural materials - like these raffia side tables and resin chandelier, pattern and texture play - pairing a larger scale patterned rug with a variety of smaller scale patterned pillows, a light and airy feel - keeping the sofa and paint colors light, and a touch of the beach - I do this with art and incorporating natural materials like this aged elm coffee table.  I've sourced pieces from many different companies, and you can find them in the links below! Enjoy !

Rug / Amira Rug / Room + Board
Sofa / Avalon Sofa / Joss + Main 
Coffee Table / 17th C. Scholars Square Coffee Table / Restoration Hardware
Side Tables / Blake Raffia Side Tables / Serena + Lily
Table Lamps / Lillian Table Lamp / Joss + Main
Chandelier / Addison Pendant / Serena + Lily
Art / Stinton Beach by Jesse Leake / Pottery Barn 
Pillows / Susan Pillow, Kara Pillow, + Luane Pillow / Lulu + Georgia



What's in my Cart

April 11, 2016

Let's face it, I'm not the only one who browses stores and websites looking for items that I really want but don't really need. There are some things that I would like to purchase sooner than later because I feel like I need those finishing touches in my space and a little refresh. Here's a peek into what items are in my cart and will soon be in my home :)

Aimes Pillow / Lulu & Georgia / $23

Mobile Table Lamp / West Elm / sale $90 

Tree Trunk Planter / Anthropologie / $9.95

Wire Wall Grid / Urban Outfitters / $59 

Moss Knit Throw / H+M / $60

Dixon Coffee Table

Dixon Coffee Table / Crate + Barrel / $499



A Not-So-Teen RH Teen Bedroom

April 6, 2016

I have to say I've had my eye on some (many) pieces from the RH Teen assortment for quite some time now. Working for Restoration Hardware, I get to help create dream spaces for clients and their homes. I don't include RH Teen as often as I could for a few reasons - we don't showcase it in our gallery, many of my clients are looking for our core brand or RH Modern pieces for their home, and clients just don't know about it. When I do introduce the line to clients, they are blown away because there are so many amazing pieces that are offered that aren't only for teens. The line is meant to be sophisticated and transitional for the younger generations - something they can love now and love later. Not to mention, many of these pieces are at a lower price point than RH main brand. I've put together a bedroom (because...why not?) that I would happily live in myself. Take a look, click on the links, and check out this amazing line! 

RH is known more for their effortless way to use symmetry to create balance. For me, I like to create eclectic spaces that are balanced, not symmetrical, with a play on different textures and materials. I'd say this bedroom does just that. What do you think? :) 



Design Update: Coffee Tables for my Living Space

March 24, 2016

Hi! It's been some time...I swear I thought I'd be getting better at posting more often but I am back! My last post was a while back in January and much has happened since then. I've set up my desk area in my bedroom, I've been tackling self-teaching myself AutoCad, and I'm stepping more into design at my job with RH...plus my cute-as-heck Goddaughter is now 10 months old! I have to say, I don't know how some people do it -- working full time, taking classes, have kids, etc. When I have those thoughts, it motivates me even more to go after what I want...now...and not wait. So that is what I am doing. Now, the next step for me in my apartment (yes it's been baby steps for a while but I'm not the only one, right?) is selecting a new coffee table. I've been on the search for a while and it's not that we don't love our coffee table now, but we need a larger one that's in proportion with our sectional that we can eat on -- we rarely use our actual kitchen table. SO...here are some options I've been looking at and I've thrown in a photo to get a better idea of my current space. Which one is your favorite? 

1 / peekaboo acrylic coffee table / cb2 / $279
 I am loving this see through option because it will keep my space 
feeling larger. Lucite can also work with many different design styles which
is great if I want to switch things up although this particular piece
is only 13.5" high and a little low to eat on.

2 / slab marble coffee table / cb2 / $299
I just know this piece will go with everything in my home. The metal base is 
a touch industrial and the marble top keeps it looking chic and classic.

3 / kyra coffee table / crate and barrel / $599
A glass option could work in my space, I especially love the bottom
shelf on this piece. Because we eat on our table so often though
I may need something more durable than glass.

4 / aquitaine coffee table / joss + main / $234
This is a more industrial looking option than I usually would choose but I 
know my boyfriend would love it. The mix of metal and wood would
also go with our space but I am slightly afraid of it making it
too industrial looking because we already have other wood elements.

5 / marble box frame coffee table / west elm / $599
I've always been drawn to this table and I love the contrast of the marble
and bronze base. The base keeps it extra open and I can see myself using 
baskets underneath for storage if I need to. I'm just still a bit skeptical
of marble due to it's porous nature especially when eating and drinking on it.

Lastly, here is our current living room. Our sofa isn't super permanent but it 
does the job and is comfortable. Our current coffee table is the Origami Coffee Table 
from West Elm. I'm debating on switching out our rug also because I prefer a higher, 
softer pile but the boyfriend and I agreed on this flatweave so we went for it. I would love
a coffee table that would stay with us for a while and around $600 or less (including delivery).
Stay tuned to see which one we end up with and comment below if you have 
any recommendations!



My Office Design

January 18, 2016

I think I've been pretty good about this blog thing lately ;) If you haven't followed along until now, I've been on the search for pieces to complete our new(ish) apartment in NYC. There are many things we still need but overall it has been coming together -- more pics to come. I've just been itching for my own office area. We only have a one bedroom right now and even though our living area is quite large, my boyfriend has his desk set up there. So I've been thinking and although the kitchen table has been great, I'm off to create my own little office in our bedroom. That way I can have my desk where I can sketch and blog but also set up my easel to paint. I've already purchased my desk from CB2 and my desk chair which I got from Wayfair. I am on a budget and for those two pieces so far has cost me under $300 which is not bad for a desk AND chair that you love, right?! I would of loved to scope out flea markets but I just don't have the time right now let alone a vehicle to transport items like that. SO I've gathered the pieces I've picked out so far to complete my "office". One of those pieces is an original abstract art piece by Jen Ramos from Made by Girl. The exact painting I am referencing below has been sold but I am most definitely getting one once there are new ones to purchase. Definitely check out Jen's page when you can because it is amazing and so inspiring. I can't wait to see it all come to life! Stay tuned.

desk / cb2
chair / wayfair
pelt / rhteen
palm print / society 6 by the aestate
beach print / society 6 by fit + fab
abstract painting / made by girl by jen ramos
geometric decor / west elm
calendar and notepad / sugar paper la
metal paper organizer / target



Home Furniture Favorites: Joss & Main

January 17, 2016

Happy Sunday! As I've been searching around for pieces for my new office area, I came across Joss & Main which I love but I couldn't get enough of their newest categories (and their prices!). So I put together some of my favorite furniture and decor items all under $200 to share with you. If you're not familiar with Joss & Main,  their other family brands you may know are Wayfair, All Modern, Dwell Studio and Birch Lane. Which piece is your favorite? I have to say I'm a sucker for marble and brass so I'm really loving their Bubble Task Lamp :)

Celeste Velvet Bench / $147

Bubble Task Lamp / $98

Clive Bed / $195

Jamie Side Table / $152

Mei Porcelain Table Lamp / $175

Jeweled Terrain Framed Giclee Print - 11x15in / $99

Reina Side Table / $128

Kinsey Bar Cart / $171



Hello 2016!

January 12, 2016

Well hello everyone. It's been quite some time since my last post! Thanksgiving, the Holidays and the New Year flew right by. 2015 was a great year for me all around - I painted often and participated in art shows, moved back to New York (although I dearly miss CA), started a new position with Restoration Hardware, and my sweet niece and Goddaughter, Andriana, was born. I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for me. My goal is to push myself to take my art and blog to another level and focus on growing in the design field. I'd love to see where it can go if I truly put my all into it. In the meantime, I've had my eye on some new pieces for our place so I wanted to share a sneak peek. Stay tuned for which ones end up in our home :) 

1930's Martini Side Table / RH 

Go-Cart White Rolling Desk / cb2

Mini Industrial Cage Lamp / west elm

Parisian Cornice Single Shelving in Black Oak / RH 

Reclaimed Russian Oak Parquet Coffee Table / RH

Vintage Steel Desk Chair in Antiqued Brass / RH Teen