COLOR THEORY: mustard

I have been crushing HARD on the color mustard. WHY????? I have no clue..but I assume its because its awesome. Here it is in all its calorific splendor.

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who’s got a crush?

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+ Vendor Spotlight : Yarn Bombed Antlers +

Happy hump day lovers!

This week’s vendor spotlight is an oldie but a goodie. Have ya’ll heard of Yarn Bombed Antlers? If not, and even if you have, read on and feast your eyes on all of this colorful goodness.

If you follow along here frequently, you may have seen the recent reveal of “Client Awesome’s” house and one of my favorite little boy’s rooms I have ever designed. In Rowan’s room we used a giant rack of antlers that we custom designed with Yarn Bombed Antlers, hand selecting the specific colors we wanted in our Serape style antlers.

… and they do more than just antlers of all sizes– wrapped antler sheds, maracas, wrapped axes and other vintage goods!

Peep the Yarn Bombed Antler shop HERE or follow along on instagram, @yarn_bombed_antlers for their recent additions.

Errrbody needs a set of yarn bombed antlers, dontcha think?!

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NOTEWORTHY: Project M Plus

Putting together the Lombardi House took a village of creatives. I handled the interior design OBVS, but when it was time to build the website and style and shoot the house, the owners of Lombardi turned to the Mega Talented Project M. Plus. They are a collective of designers and architects and their work is stunning. I have a few projects coming up on the more modern side, and so I turned to the amazing Project M Plus website for inspiration…especially “The Murnane Residence”. It’s just the right amount modern but very warm and inviting.

See for yourself, its BEYOND!

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// just some things //

Hi Lovers, here are some of my summer obsessions!

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1// candle  2//bag  3//shoes  4//tank  5//sunglasses  6//Hat  7// shorts   8//Mint Vans  9// Toucan Case 10//Sailboat Tee

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A Crafty DIY y’all should try

Every now and again I feel the urge to get my craft on. I have to admit I don’t fancy myself the craftiest of ladies. I like to think I am, but in actuality, I am pretty impatient and easily distracted. Don’t get me wrong..I partake in tha “act of craft” often, mainly with G..but if you thought I enjoyed it, well that was the old, less fidgety me. If I am gonna craft I want it to be fast and quick with an easy clean up, and little to no money. For the 4th of July festivities I bought some basic wooden bowls from World Market to have around for salsa, cut limes (for beer-garitas) , and guacamole. I thought they needed a little flare so I busted out the acrylic paints and got to crafting. These bowls are hand wash and cheap anyways, so I figured they were a good to experiment on, even if they came out crappy!

Luckily they turned out pretty cute

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STEP 1: Buy some wooden bowls

STEP 2: Draw on your designs with a fine point sharpie

STEP 3: Paint in the designs

STEP 4: Put some stuff in the bowls and make your party cute.

Easy as that

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Before & After “The Farewell Tribute” :: Client AWESOME ::

So for the past 3+ years I have often mentioned my “Client Awesome”. I believe I have shown some before and after pics here and there, but have never officially really shown the whole shebang or given an entire house tour. Well, finally I got my stuff together and took a trip down to the “The Awesome’s” house for a little impromptu photo shoot, and I am about to show it all!!

Why now you ask?? Well, In recent news, The lovely family behind “client awesome” Pat, Erin, Rowan, Indy, and Olive (the dog) Shedarowich, have decided to move into a new house and thus a new project is beginning. I wanted to make sure I documented all that we did here because I feel so grateful and proud that this family and house came into my life. Even though I am very much looking forward to the next project, I am sentimental. This house and these clients mean a lot to me.

Before I start with the tour, I wanted to take a sec to introduce you to the actual family that I am so fondly referring to. First of all you may already follow along with @erinmayshed on instagram, and if you do, like a thousand others, you may have already fallen in love with this family. I can attest that they are in fact perfect and indeed just as amazing in real life as I am making them sound. Patrick is the best Dad around and takes such good care of his family. Erin is a total babe, an incredible Momma with a heart of gold, and a closet to die for . We can all collectively be super jealous because she is pretty rad, Plus if you are lucky enough to call her a friend then you know you have a loyal One-of-a-kind girlfriend who will do anything for you and be there always. Rowan is a shy little guy, but is sweet and gentle and most likely will be a major heartbreaker. Indy May, the newest Shed, is by far the cutest baby on earth. The cheeks, the hair, the thighs… She is pure innocence and a “joy baby” worthy of her instagram fame. Olive the dog is a lover, and fits the family just right. Getting to know this family has been a joy and I am so lucky to get to call them close friends. 

Anyways, Let’s get to the tour.

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Most of those are the pictures of the house staged when they bought it!! Not bad for some but the fam really wanted it to reflect there personalities, not so generic…so we got to work and did just that!!

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:: LIVING ROOM::

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 :: DINING ROOM ::

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 :: ENTRY ::

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:: ROWANS ROOM ::

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 ::INDY MAY’S ROOM::

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 :: MASTER BEDROOM::

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 :: BREAKFAST NOOK ::

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 :: FAMILY ROOM ::

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Isn’t it just sooooo freaking great!!

So Whats next?? A KILLER mid century modern that we are going to make a cozy, layered, minimal, mid century beach shack, with mainly white and pops of color. So SOOOO good!

Happy Monday Y’all. Lets all pin till we can’t pin no more!

** BTW, I have not listed sources out of respect for my clients whom pay for my services. I don’t believe it is fair to give away everything we have done in my clients homes, unless I have permission to do so, or feel it is necessary. It this case the pictures are for our viewing pleasure only.  I hope you can understand **

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one room three ways with Anthropologie

It’s no secret that I am an Anthropologie gal through and through. It’s funny because one of my fondest memories as a tween involved Anthropologie.  When I was in the 8th grade (about 3 thousand years ago) I became obsessed with a dress I spotted in an Anthro catalogue. From the minute I laid my eyes on it I knew I had to make it mine. As most tween-agers do, I ripped the page out of the catalogue and taped it to the wall above my bed. I would stare at the waif grungy girl, modeling the dress and imagine myself in the outfit. Ya see back in the  ole’ 8th grade all I cared about was being Drew Barrymore. I chopped all my hair off, wore a fake sunflower scrunchie daily, and bought some burgundy 8 hole Doc Martens . The lacey baby-doll  with an empire waist and a tiny floral under slip was everything I needed to complete my “Girly Grunge Drew Barrymore” vibe.  I was too young to work, and couldn’t legally sell any organs, so I took up hounding my Mom. The damn dress was literally all I thought about, and so the day when my Mom caved and took me to the Anthropologie store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, will always be a fond memory of mine. Thinking back I remember being JUST as excited to be in the store as I was buying the dress.

Imagine my excitement when I fast forward to 20 years later ( just aged myself, like whoa) I am approached to work with Anthropologie!!!

 Not gonna lie.. I totally got emotional, and may have shed a little tear. It’s seriously so flattering to work with companies you admire and look up to ESPECIALLY big ones like Anthro! Anyways, we were asked to review and decorate a bedroom using their new incredible Soft -Washed Linen Bedding and  I couldn’t wait. I figured if I was gonna get the chance to work with Anthropologie, I was gonna go all out, and so we decided to do a “1 room 3 looks” style post! Same bedding in all the looks just styled a bit different.

Here was what we came up with!

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FIRST LOOK: “CALI COOL”

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floor lamp // planters // linen bedding // rug // leather chair // mud cloth pillow // nesting tables

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SECOND LOOK: “MID-CENTURY-ISH”

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THIRD LOOK: “BOHO CHIC”

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and there ya have it!

I am also over answering some Q & A’s over on the Anthropologie Blog. Head over if you wanna hear more!

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** The above content is a Sponsored post. I truly appreciate the support from my sponsors as it allows me to continue creating original and new content for you to read. Many Thanks!**

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lombardi house

It’s been a while since I have updated any progress from The Lombardi House. Well , lawdy lawd knows I love some “before and afters” and I have some MAJOR ones to show off. First I must say that this project was definitely a labor of love. When I first walked in, the house was in quite a mess. There was random furniture everywhere, yucky lighting, un flattering paint colors, and just overall the inside was a total disconnect from the outside. The building was so charming and the whole property had such potential, I just knew it was going to take a lot to get it right and return the house to its original lovely self! Trying to design a Vacation rental friendly space, that doubles as an event space on a tight budget, was no easy task, but one I gladly took it on.

Luckily in the end, I couldn’t be happier with the way it all turned out.

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The house is split into 4 apartment units in the main house and then an incredible event space/barn in the back! There is NOTHING like this anywhere in Hollywood and I am so proud and honored to have had the opportunity to be involved!

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( Images taken by Zeke Ruelas )

Styling and Art Direction by … Cleo Murnane and Kati Forner, Project M Plus)

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( Images taken by Zeke Ruelas )

Styling and Art Direction by … Cleo Murnane and Kati Forner, Project M Plus)

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( Images taken by Zeke Ruelas )

Styling and Art Direction by … Cleo Murnane and Kati Forner, Project M Plus)

Pretty fab right??

The house is officially renting out the space for rentals and events! Go to the website HERE to get more information on the property!! Make sure to tell them I sent ya!!

Thank you Cleo and Project M Plus and Zeke Ruelas for your combined creative genius with these beautiful pictures and website.

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// Designer Quick Tip //

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+ killer etsy +

Fourth of July is definitely one of my holidays. We didn’t do much more then chill out with friends and family but this year G watched fireworks, and totally comprehended what was going on. Holy COW her reaction made my life! She was in awe..Oohing and awwwing at every single flicker of light. “Mama that one was my favwate, was it your favwate too?” Gahhhh the best! Watching how excited she gets about these seemingly small events, makes everything in life sweet and put so much in perspective.

Anywhoo, I am back to work and ready to face the week! Lets wrap up some of my recent fave etsy finds..

Killer Etsy 7.7 sconce | photograph | ceramic bowls | plant standbrass himmeli | suede lounge chairsticker pack | mug trio

 

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