Oh, the shelfie- Regarded as the ultimate styling project for some but a dread for others. If you're part of the latter group, don't worry, I've got you covered! I've teamed up with Caesarstone US and their Interior Collective series to discuss tips on how to style that shelf correctly. Head on over to check it out! Link is listed below!
I admit it, I've once again neglected my own blog, but I have some exciting news to share with you today! I've partnered up with Caesarstone USA and their Interior Collective Blog which is an accumulation of all things design, renovation, and "how to." Today, we are talking about transforming a sad bathroom into a Mid Century inspired space. I don't want to give too much away, but if you're looking to redesign a bathroom and need some inspiration, check out the link that I've included below!
Have you heard? Curves are in! If you've got it, flaunt it! Here are a few of my favorite rounded finds....
1. Consort Design Susie Modern Italian Chair/ 2. HK Living Retro Sofa Hocker Ochre/ 3. Fogia Poppy Low Stools/ 4. Lulu and Georgia Adalia Chair (Black and Gold)
5. Urban Outfitters Amai Side Table / 6. Anthropologie Barwick Swivel Chair / 7. 1st Dibs Face to Face sofa/ 8. Cb2 Pleated Stool
9. Consort Home Pip Arm Chair in leather / 10. Croft House Brooks Credenza/ 11. West Elm Pietro Mid Century Ottoman. 12. Nood Farrah armchair in dusty blue
Embrace your curves ;)
I'm currently working on a bathroom remodel up in LA area. The distance between the client and I has been challenging, but it's also been a great learning experience. Of course, no project is complete without hiccups along the way, right? I'll have some completed project photos to share once the project is finished . For now, I'm walking you through the bathroom look and will show you the design choices that I've made along the way!
BATHROOM VANITY: Originally, I selected a black worn wood prefab vanity, but with budget in mind, we chose to go with the alternative, a white prefab. This allowed for a blank slate. Here she is in all of her glory below. (Keep in mind, the knobs will be switched out!) Side note: It's been SO hard to find cool/modern prefab options!
FLOORING: I wanted a cement-like industrial modern floor look. The existing floors in surrounding rooms are a cherry red wood and are staying put, so I wanted something that would contrast and not compete with the wood floors. I love the look of a washed cement, but we ended up going with a grey matte hex tile. I plan to match the grout for a seamless look as opposed to contrasting it. Also note that I chose a matte look. I am a BIG fan of matte!
VANITY CHOICES : The next part of the plan was to pull in some neutral options for the vanity. I went with a black matte for both the cabinet pulls and wall mount fixture options. For the sink, I chose a rectangular vessel that fit this modern look. I wanted the vanity counters to have some vein in them since the vanity itself is plain white. So far, you must be thinking that I'm afraid of color. Don't worry! I love adding greenery, color, and wood accents to the end project, so hang with me here guys!
1. Top Knobs (M987 Matte Black) / 2. Delta Faucet (Trinsic Wall Mount in Matte Black) / 3. Kohler (Vox Rectangular Vessel Sink)/ 4. Dal Tile One Quartz
LIGHTING AND MIRRORS: These are two of my favorite things to source! I wanted to introduce another element into the mix, so I chose items that were made with brass. This warms up the space but also keeps it modern! (Cedar and Moss Alto Sconce & Cb2 Croft Mirror in Brass)
TUB/SHOWER AREA: I won't bore you with the details of the tub and shower area, but in a nutshell, we chose a modern freestanding tub with matte black fixtures. The same fixtures will go in the shower area. Both in the shower and around the wall we will be stacking 2x8 matte subways. Yup, you heard it again. MATTE. This is such a great choice for a modern look. For the grout, we chose an almost black to really add some lineage to the look. (Above are two examples of horizontal stacking.)
ACCESSORIZING: We are still in the remodeling phase of this project, but I've listed my finishing ideas below. With the direction this project is headed, it's important for me to now incorporate some color, some wood, and some greenery!
1. Wood Shelving (Cost Plus)/ 2. Hannah Rug (Urban Outfitters)/ 3. Hanging Planter (Urban Outfitters)/ 4. Laura Berger print / 5. Wood Bench (Scandis Raholt) 6. Wicker Planter (Urban Outfitters)/
Check back to see updates on this project and hopefully, some finished photos when we wrap it up!
Benches are one of my favorite pieces of furniture! I love them styled at the end of a bed, in an entryway, or even just sitting there on their own. Here are a few of my favorite designs at the moment. I think the styles are versatile, and approachable for all types of design lovers.
A. NABER DESIGN
1. RHYS BENCH: ANTHROPOLOGIE/ 2. WHITE OAK SPINDLE BENCH: CONSORT HOME/ 3. ELLE WOVEN BENCH: URBAN OUTFITTERS/ 4. C S OAK BENCH: COUNTER SPACE LA/
5. GEORGE BENCH: POP AND SCOTT/ 6. SEED LEATHER BENCH: GLOBE WEST/ 7. TRI SEAT MANGO WOOD BENCH: URBAN OUTFITTERS/ 8. FOLK WALNUT AND STEEL BENCH: REJUVENATION/
9. NICO: MADE GOODS/ 10. WRAP BENCH LARGE BLACK: CB2/ 11. RAFFLES RATTAN BENCH: BYRON BAY HANGING CHAIRS/ 12. YUKA BENCH: CARAVANNE/
And of a few of my favorite accessoried bench images, here you go!
FLORA AND FAUNA... ahhh Spring is here! (Well for some of us, at least.) It' s a great time to freshen up your space, and wallpaper can do just that. Wallpaper is a great inexpensive way to update a space without having to pull out the hammer and drill. This week's roundup is inspired but greenery and florals and enhances an indoor space by bringing the outside in!
1. MK Wallpapers "Kindome Home- Vanilla Moth"/ 2. MK Wallpapers "Kindom Home- Jungle Palm"/ 3. ANEWALL "Bird of Paradise Mural"/ 4. Eskayel "Cocos-Thicket"/ 5. Flat Vernacular "Perennial-Verdant"/ 6. Flat Vernacular "Burma-Indian Holly"/ 7. Urban Outfitters "Expressable Palms Removable Wallpaper"/ 8. Lulu and Georgia "Tropical Leaves" Wallpaper"/ 9. ANEWALL "Banana Leaf Wall Mural"/ 10. Murals Wallpaper "Mixed Tropical Leaves Wallpaper"/ 11. Ellie Cashman "Dark Floral Wallpaper"/ 12. Kate Zaremba "Muse in Mint Wallpaper"
There's no rhyme or reason to this week's blog post. I'm simply featuring things that have struck a chord with me lately. Some may be "on-trend," and some not... Regardless, I hope you enjoy my roundup!
1. Rose Quartz Inspired Terrazzo by Concrete Collaborative
It's no secret that I am passionate about terrazzo tiles. This rose colored palette is a fresh and feminine take on the material that has made quite a comeback this past year in design trends.
2. Upholsted breakfast nook: @mandymakes (Mandy Johnson)
Sophisticated, sexy, and design forward, Mandy nailed it here. I love the color and of course the texture of this upholstered look. I would feel so fancy if I got to eat here every morning!
3. Rugs used as staircase runners
This is a great way to add color and pattern to a space as well as liven it up. I've seen a bunch of DIY tutorials on creating your own rug runner online. This can be a cost effective way to add personality to your space, depending upon what your rugs cost you!
4. Oak Bench from Counter Space
Let's face it... anything from this LA based furniture store is beyond stunning. I'm drawn to the leather top and refined lines.
5. Black Matte Fixtures
I've always gravitated towards matte versus sheen. I'm really feeling black matte lately, and am currently using it for an upcoming project.
6. Vertically Stacked 2x12's - Heath Ceramics
I love the layout and thickness of these tiles. I also love the slight color variation that adds so much dimension. It's a great pairing with the wood shelving.
7. Lighting from Schneid Studio
I love all of their lighting, so it was hard to choose just one. It's organic, interesting, and thoughtfully designed...
8. Sunwave print from Block Shop Textiles
I want every single print from Block Shop. It's hard to feature just one, but this is my favorite.
9. Indie Home Collection: Willow Buffet
I need this piece now. It's beautifully crafted and right on trend with the wicker/rattan/cane craze of this year....
10. Kat and Roger Ceramics
I love their color choices. I love that their designs have a retro-vintage feel but are ever so fresh, and I want one of each please...
Hope you enjoy this week's roundup!
My roundup of statement beds. All are unique in style and aesthetic and make spending time cozied up in bed even more dreamy.
1. Urban Outfitters Layla Upholstered Bed Frame/ 2. CB2 Formentera Bed/ 3. Globe West Seeded Leather Bed/ 4. Rove Concepts Cohen Bed
5. Anthropologie Caterina Bed/ 6. Atelier 2+ Cane Collection/ 7. Urban Outfitters Canoga Rattan/ 8. Anthropologie Rhys Bed/
9. Lulu and Georgia Aliyah Velvet Bed in Pine/ 10. Selamat Are Queen Bed in Natural/ 11. Amber Interiors Penny Bed/ 12. CB2 Jarvis Leather Bed
a bit of whimsy... this isn't your grandmother's wallpaper! These whimsical patterns are amusing, playful, and not to be taken so seriously!
1. Maison C "Coven" in Cielo/ 2. Lulu and Georgia "Midnight Tropical" by Cara Loren/ 3. Anthropologie "Melinda Mural"/ 4. Anthropologie "Canopy Creature"/ 5. Flat Vernacular "Burma-Vetiver"/ 6. Anewall "Little Explorers Mural"/ 7. Jujupapers "Barn Owls and Hollycocks"/ 8. Urban Outfitters "Daniella Midnight Floral Removable Wallpaper"/ 9. Maison C "Tancho" in Sage/ 10. Quercus "Starlit" in Ao Blue/ 11. Lulu and Georgia "Jungle"/ 12. Eskayel "Souk-Tesoro"
Back in January, I took on the task of doing a guest bedroom overhaul. This was the last room in our house to be reworked, and let me tell you, it was not a pretty sight. I would describe it as a multipurpose, college furniture hideaway... at best. Not really wanting to spend a ton of money, I decided to challenge myself and see if I could come up with a completely new look for $1000 or less. I have to say, I enjoyed the challenge. For starters, it makes you really think about the items you want to purchase. There's no room for those "impulse" buys. It also makes you take the time to source certain items that you covet. "Can I get that for a few dollars cheaper at this place? If so, that's more money allocated towards such and such item." You get the picture. Follow along as I take you through my transformation from EWW to AHH!
STEP 1: Starting with $1000, I wanted to cushion that as best as possible. I challenged myself to Craiglist as many items as I could to earn myself a pot of "extra" money. (That's fair, right?) After selling my bed frame, a dresser, and a few lamps, I ended up with $210 in earnings New total: $1210. (I encourage you to Craiglist or Ebay items to give yourself some extra money. I also felt better about selling items as opposed to trashing them. I also donated a bunch of smaller items to Goodwill.)
STEP 2: Time to make some purchases! I already had a mattress and needed to come up with the following: A bed frame, bedding, a nightstand, a rug, a dresser, curtains, and a lamp. Everything else, including art and accessories would be filled in afterwards. The look I was aiming for was warm-modern, and I wanted to stick with a neutral palette. The space ended up a bit Scandinavian, a bit bohemian, and a bit modern. Plenty of texture and warm tones were pulled from the accessories and details. It was important that this room would be approachable and livable since guests would be spending time in here. My selections are listed below and then there is a cost breakdown below that.
1. RUG: Colca Wool Rug/ West Elm/ 5x8: $126 (after my trade discount & Christmas gift card were applied)/ 2. DESK LAMP: Pillowfort White Desk Lamp/ Target: $23 (holiday discount)/ 3. WOOD PLATFORM BED: Wayfair: 193.99/ 4. NIGHTSTAND: Terrazzo Texture Side Table/ Urban Outfitters: $159/ 5. DRESSER/MEDIA CABINET: Boho Media Cabinet/ Urban Outfitters $299/ 6. MIRROR: Ikornnes/ Ikea: $129/ 7. BEDDING: Pointehaven Organic Cotton Duvet/ Houzz: $59/ 8. POM POM BLANKET: Apollo box: $42.99/ 9. JUTE RUG: Round Jute Rug/ Savafeih: $45/ 10. FIBER ART: Vintage pair of fiber art/ found at vintage market: $38/ 11. WALL ART: Mary Gaspar "Plant Cell 1"/ Minted/ $89
Total purchased new items: $12O3.98= $6.02 REMAINING
Okay! Here comes the part where I repurposed other items from around my house to further furnish the guest bedroom. I've linked as many items as possible, but since they've been floating around my house for a few years, this was a bit tricky.
1. MIRROR: Sailor's Mirror: Anthropologie/ 2. CURTAINS: Striped Ikat/ West Elm (*this is a similar item)/ 3,4. PILLOWS: a.NABERDESIGN/ 5.RUG: Seijling: Ikea/ *Not pictured: Two vintage ottomans and my mattress, which I've had forever.
So, in the end, did I succeed? I would say that I did go slightly above $1000, but being resourceful and selling items upped my spending budget to around $1200. I succeeded in staying within those bounds and came away with a look that I love! Thanks for reading along!
GONE GLOBAL... I just got back from a recent trip to Southeast Asia. Fitting that this week's blog post is globally inspired wallpaper! Who needs travel when you have these beauties to stare at? (Ok, I still do.) These are some of my favorite globally inspired wallpapers. Especially when done in neutrals, ethnic details can warm up a modern space. They add another layer of depth and design to a space. Now, off to plan my next trip.
1. Lulu and Georgia "Moroccan Mural-Sarah Sherman Samuel"/ 2. Anthropologie "Kumo" in Carbon/ 3. MK Wallpapers "Shibori-Cityscape"/ 4. Jujupapers "Big Moon-Gunmetal on Blush"/ 5. Eskayel "Akimbo 5- Grayscale"/ 6. Quercus & Co "Shoji in Prussian Blue"/ 7. Urban Outfitters "Chasing Paper and Kate Zaremba Flora Removeable Wallpaper/ 8. Kate Zaremba "Pinstripe Floral Noir"/ 9. Amber Interiors "Mali Wallpaper"/ 10. St Frank "Washed Indigo"/ 11. Jujupapers "The Pearl-Gold on Charcoal"/ 12. Eskayel "Banda-Midnight"
In my opinion, one can never have enough, planters, pillows, or candles. I'm constantly on the hunt for unique and fresh takes on planters. I'd rather spend my money on planters and ceramics than clothing and shoes. The challenge, however, is that each planter needs a companion... a plant that is... and in that case, I need some serious preservation help! Here are some examples of what I'm loving now!
1. PAWENA STUDIO: Gray Dot Stand/ 2. JANELLE GRAMLING: Marbled Vase/ 3. NORDEN GOODS: White Speckled Planter/ 4. THE POTTED EARTH CO: Unglazed Blush Ceramic Planter/ 5. MOMMA POTS: Shooter Set/ 6. FERM LIVING: Bau Pot in Warm Grey/ 7. POP & SCOTT: Tribal/ 8. CB2: Basket Planter/ 9. URBAN OUTFITTERS: Soren Planter/ 10. ANGUS & CELESTE: Raw Earth Planter in Rock Salt Pink/ 11. ECLECTIC GOODS: Color Block Terracotta Garden Pot + Stand/ 12. LOOM + KILN: Bkb Saucer/Planter 13. URBAN OUTFITTERS: Carina Marbled Wing Vase/ 14. MIDLAND SHOP: YES Ceramics: Planters/ 15. ANTHROPOLOGIE: Sun Porch Pot/ 16. A QUESTION OF EAGLES: Horizon Planters/ 17. VALIENTE GOODS: Bay Planter by Christi Ahee/ 18. CORDUROY COMPANY: Black and White Acoma Pottery/ 19. POP & SCOTT: Little Sandy Desert/ 20. MOMMA POTS: Cylinder
1. BYRON BAY HANGING CHAIRS: Mykonos/ 2. SERENA AND LILY: Double Hanging Rattan Chair/ 3. LULU AND GEORGIA: Justina Blakeney Cohanga Hanging Chair/ 4. CB2: Pod Hanging Chair/ 5. GILT Two's Company Hanging Rattan/ 6. NAYA VINTAGE: Vintage Rattan Hanging Chair/ 7. CHAIRISH: Hanging Pop Chair Swing/ 8. HANG A HAMMOCK COLLECTIVE: Hanging Chair Macrame Hammock/ 9. ANTHROPOLOGIE: Woven Hanging Chair/ 10. GARDENISTA: Holly Swing-Artilleriet/ 11. OUT THERE INTERIORS: Hanging Rattan Bowl Chair/ 12. BYRON BAY HANGING CHAIRS: Lucy Love Seat/
This week's blog post is a round up of my favorite wicker and rattan pendant lights. These have been a hot ticket design item lately, but I do not consider them a trend as I feel they are timeless when added correctly to a design. These pendants create a warm and earthy feel in any room and can add texture and depth to a modern room. And without further ado, here are my top picks!
1. Petite Lily Interiors "One World Interiors-Rattan Pendant Lamp"- in Natural/ 2. Milly and Eugene "Lace Rattan Pendant"- in Natural/ 3. Anthropologie "Tiered Rattan Pendant"- in White/ 4. Ikea "Sinnerlig"/ 5. ACdO "PET Lamp Chile Chimbarango Triple"/ 6. Pottery Barn Kids "Margherita Missoni Black Pendant Basket"/ 7. MODish "Lumina Bamboo Handwoven Pendant Lamps"/ 8. Petite Lily Interiors "HK Living Wicker Pendant Lamp"- Black/ 9. White Moss Decor "Corset Pendant"- Black/ 10. Eclectic Goods "Rattan Boho Pendant"/ 11. CB2 "Nassa Basket Pendant Light"/ 12. Serena and Lily "Hermosa Long Pendant"/
Having trouble envisioning what these look like in a room? Here are a few examples:
Thanks for reading! xo, Abbie
Lately, I've been having serious rug fever, specifically vintage and various Moroccan rug types. Rugs can be major investments and can often cost an arm and a leg, but in my opinion are well worth the splurge. Rugs can be shuffled around the house from room to room to update a look as well as layered for more of a bohemian effect. With so many great online sources these days, you could spend hours narrowing down your options. Lucky for you, I've sourced my favorite stores that are rich in rugs. I hope you enjoy!
1. Drift Home Collection: HAMZA (Vintage Boujad Moroccan) *Sold Out, but many more like this/ 2. Loom and Kiln (Vintage Persian)/ 3. Ourain Rugs (Vintage Azizal Moroccan) *email@example.com +212661340083/ 4. Mesa Vintage Home (Vintage Persian)
5. Loom and Field (Zig Zag Beni Ourain-Moroccan)/ 6. Shkoon Shop (Vintage Azilal-Moroccan) / 7. Frances Loom (Marin-Turkish from 1900)/ 8. Southern Loom (Delaney-Vintage Turkish Runner)
9. Kentucky Rose Design (Able) / 10. Scout and Miner (www.scoutandminer.com- website coming soon)/ 11. Experimental Vintage (Vintage Turkish) / 12. New England Loom (Newfield-Vintage Turkish Runner)
13. Kaya Kilims (Barrish-1970 Kilim)/ 14. Canary Lane (Foxglove-Tulu Rug) / 15. Loom and Lantern (Vintage Beni Ourain- SOLD but similar in stock)/ 16. The Garage Collective (Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber)
17. Shkoon Shop (Vintage Ourika)/ 18. Ourain Rugs (Vintage Boujaad) *firstname.lastname@example.org +212661340083
In my opinion, fiber art will never go out of style. I don't see it as a trend, as there is so much variety within the bounds of "fiber art." Ranging from mirrors, to macrame, to more sculptural-like elements, these are my top picks for wall hangings. Fiber art is a great alternative to hanging prints and photographs and can easily add warmth and texture to a space. I love supporting small businesses and find that smaller companies tend to create pieces with more story and personality behind them. And with that, I present to you my favorite fiber art finds!
1. Dharma Door-Jute Macrame Wall Hanging/ 2. Salty Knots- Macrame Wall Hanging/ 3. Megan Shimek- Escalando En Todo/ 4. Radical Souls Collective- Layered Black Tassel and Driftwood/ 5. Ashton Zager- Small But Deeply/ 6. Woven by Ro- Macrame Wall Hranging/ 7. The Dancing Tapestry- Large Bohemian Tapestry/ 8. Janelle Gramling- "Symbiotic Wall Sculpture"/ 9. Fibers and Fringe- Macrame Wall Hanging/ 10. Sunwoven Studio- Mini Asymmetrical Weavings/ 11. Casulo- Giant Yoko/ 12. Ben & Aja Blanc- Apollo Mirror/ 13. Tammy Kanat "Sun rays"/ 14. Attalie Dexter "Totem Wall Hanging"/
"...it was all a dream"...
Ethereal, airy, caught in a dream. This "Wallpaper Wednesday" focuses on dream-like wallpapering that transforms your space with the use of marbling, watercolor, ink blot, and other techniques. Each wallpaper is a true work of art. Whether you're using a small or large amount of these showstoppers, the art is in the wall itself.
1. ESKAYEL "Jangala-Nyanza"/ 2. ANEWWALL "Watercolor Mural"/ 3. MK WALLPAPERS "Poppytalk-Shoreline"/ 4. QUERCUS AND CO "Morph in Sea Blue"/ 5. MK WALLPAPERS "Shibori- Angel"/ 6. FLAT VERNACULAR "Precipice-Alpamayo"/ 7. ANEWWALL "Roke-Ombre"/ 8. ESKAYEL "Species-Waterstone"/ 9. MURALS WALLPAPER "Ink Blot"/ 10. ANEWWALL "Constellation Mural"/ 11. FLAT VERNACULAR "The Heavens- Beton Brut"/ 12. ANTHROPOLOGIE "Edith"/
TERRAZZO is flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and then polished. Terrazzo can actually be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt. Italy then followed suit after the Egyptian's creation. Seminato, which is when workers toss larger chips into cement, is closely related to the Venetian method of creating terrazzo, and together both these methods created the generic form of terrazzo that is popular today.. The Art Deco and Moderne style periods spanning from the 1920's to 1940's favored terrazzo greatly. Today, terrazzo is a hot trend for 2018, and it's uses are so versatile. Below are some examples of terrazzo inspiration ranging from flooring, to backsplash, to furniture design. I think it's a feast for the eyes and a happy confetti-like design choice!
1. Dzek: Marmoreal Library Shelf (not Terrazzo but similar) 2. Dzek Marmoreal Backsplash 3. Signorio Terrazzo 4. Source Unknown (image via Pinterest) 5.&6. Katie Gillies Surface and Design 7. Carly Jo Morgan Coffee Table 8. Papermint 9. Shiro Kuramata side table (1st Dibs) 10. Berlin Coffee Shop (source unknown) 11. Area Architecture large scale terrazzo flooring 12. Made Architects Terrazzo Shower
Like this look? Here are a few ways that you can incorporate terrazzo into your life:
Tile can be a vital element in developing a unique flair and identity within design. Whether your goal is to tile a large outdoor patio or a small backsplash in a bathroom, tile can be that added touch that really defines and personifies a space. This Tile Tuesday's focus is on pattern play while sticking to black, white, and neutrals. Keeping the hues neutral, let's let the pattern do the talking!
1. Popham Design "Brasilia" / 2. Cle Tile "Zenith" / 3. Ann Sacks "Maven" by Kelly Wearstler / 4. Marrakesh Design "Casa" in Milk & Dove / 5. Cement Tile Shop "Dale" / 6. Marrakesh Design "Dandelions in Pure White & Charcoal / 7. Cle Tile "Arc"/ 8. Fire Clay Tile "Summit / 9. Ann Sacks "Terrazzo Renatta" / 10. Cement Tile Shop "Tulum"/ 11. Popham Design "Berber"/ 12. Mandarine Stone "Monachrome Decor Porcelain"