September 19, 2014

What I'm Reading This Week

Yay for Fridays! Here's what caught my attention this week:
  • A Cup of Jo features a roundup of 15 career tips from women, and it's so good. [A Cup of Jo]
  • I still think about my two trips to Paris and How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are is a sweet reminder of these special vacations. It even has some decor-related tips, from organizing a bookshelf to setting a table. [How to Be Parisian]
  • Encourage the guy in your life to make his home a little more stylish. [Lonny]
  • This bright and airy home makes me want to move to California. [Homepolish]

September 17, 2014

The Beauty of Self-Adhesive Backsplashes

Sometimes you're unable to make permanent changes to your kitchen, and for those cases, a self-adhesive backsplash could be an option if you're hoping for a new look in your space. Wayfair carries these easy-to-apply tiles that simply stick on the wall and they come in a variety of colors. It's a great way to experiment without making a major investment.

Photo: Wayfair

July 24, 2014

Press Mention in ShopSmart Magazine

If you happen to snag the September issue of ShopSmart magazine, which is published by Consumer Reports, flip on over to page 34. I'm mentioned in an item called "Great design finds for $25 or less." So fun! Thanks, ShopSmart.

Fab Find of the Day: DwellStudio Urchin Gold Lamp

Black and gold is one of the most chic combinations ever. Whenever I spot this combo on a home accessory, I'm all over it. DwellStudio's Urchin Gold Lamp is the perfect example of how well this color scheme works. The lamp's black linen shade is a good balance to the base that makes such a statement. I wouldn't go with a pair of these lamps in a home. Just one on a sidetable is more than enough to add glam to a room.

June 17, 2014

The Ultimate Playroom

I love seeing a playroom outfitted with colorful accessories, and a must-have is a bean bag chair or ottoman for extra seating.

Photo: beanbagboss

I have my eyes on the orange design with white polka dots from beanbagboss. Polka dots are always a classic pattern and this orange design would be the perfect pop of color in a room of neutrals.

Photo: Pottery Barn

With kids’ rooms also come books, which means organization is key. A magazine rack or a shelf option like this one from Pottery Barn is a great way to display books in an orderly fashion. I also like the idea of using a woven basket to store these types of items.

Photo credit: Land of Nod

Land of Nod has some adorable wall art options for kids’ rooms that are super affordable. I’m partial to the pineapple and elephant prints, and am almost tempted to snag them for my own bedroom.

From bean bag chairs to wall art, there are so many accessories that you can find to make your child’s play space as fun as it possibly can be. Happy decorating!

May 16, 2014

What I'm Reading This Week

Whitney Port's Venice, California home

  • It's always fun checking out lists of design blogs, because there are so many great ones that I've never heard of and add to my list of must-reads. domino just released a list of the 26 best blogs. [domino]
  • I just came across these gorgeous photos of Whitney Port's home in Venice, California (see photo above). She does such a good job of layering patterns and textures. [domaine home]
  • T Magazine contributor Rita Konig documents wallpaper designer Marthe Armitage. [T Magazine]

Photo: domaine home

May 14, 2014

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If you're a lover of modern design that's accessible, follow me on I'll be writing design features for the site, from renovations to decorating how-to pieces. Check out my first two articles with amazing renovation pics of homes in California and Florida. It's going to be tons of fun!

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