:: #clientfreakinfabulous in marie claire Australia ::

If you are not new around here, then you know I have a serious obsession with all things Australia. I have never been. and am waiting patiently, to get a couple clients down under so I have an excuse to fit it into my schedule!

I can see it now, Ambler Interiors decorates fab boutique hotel in Byron Bay…(#thesecret)

 In the meantime while I project my dreams out into the universe, I will sit here pinching myself that Client Freakin Fabulous has 5 pages in the July issue of Marie Claire Australia!!!! WHAAATTTTTTT!!!

I don’t think you can buy this mag anywhere around here, so see the full spread below!

 

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All the photos taken by TESSA NEUDSTADT

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BEFORE + AFTER : Client Second Times a Charm // PART 2

annd…. now for PART 2

If you missed PART 1  yesterday you can just look at yesterdays post OR click HERE!!

MASTER BEDROOM//

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LITTLE LADIES ROOM//

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WINE ROOM//

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DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY//

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DINING ROOM//

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HIS OFFICE//

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Annnnnnnndd there you have it. All wrapped up in a pretty blog post! I am currently up to my eye balls in boxes, so I am hoping you guys can bear with me while I may be a bit silent  here…but follow me on SnapChat and Instagram (@amberinteriors)

++All of the photos were taken by my ride or die TESSA NEUDSTADT ++

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BEFORE + AFTER: Client Second Times a Charm

It’s Before and After time friends!!!!!

OK, So normally I bombard you with the entire house all in one go, but I am going to try a little something different this time and split the whole house into parts!  There is a lot of house to cover…and basically I find my super long before and after posts really annoying, so you must also, HA!

I rarely give you a full backstory with our projects, but in this case it was such an interesting one, I think its worth repeating. We were essentially hired to clean up another designers work, and so the majority of the house was already done as you will see in some of the “Befores”.  Unfortunately the clients weren’t thrilled with the first go round with the interiors and really wanted something different. It was definitely a little tough on the clients (an awkward for me) to hire another designer RIGHT after they just wrapped up working with one, but the clients were really good sports and were willing to do what it took to make their home exactly what they envisioned.  They wanted the house to feel a little formal, a little beachy, but all the while super cozy, so we tried to give them just that and I think we made it happen!

Lets get to this shall we? #clientsecondtimesacharm

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LINDA COLETTA

I know you’ve all heard it before, but I’m just here to remind you that the EARTH without ART is just EHHHH. Fo reals. If I had all the time in the world I’d sit down and paint but I ain’t got time for dat! For now, my medium is interiors and I’m cool with that. Gwynnie on the other hand wants to be an artist and I’m in total support of it – no joke, she’s got major talent for a 6 year old!

To get back to business – check out Linda Colleta - Her work’s got it goin’ onnn and I wouldn’t be mad if one or two or three of them ended up in one of my clients homes…

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// Designer Quick Tip //

Wowza – It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Designer Quick Tip – so I dipped into the Pinterest bank to find you an absolute BEAUT interior designed by Australian firm Whiting Architects. Do yourself a favor and check them out – their work is unbelievable! Why the heck can’t Australia be closer to California?! I would design homes “Down Undah” in a flash – no questions asked! Any takers?

Shipboard - Leather Pulls - May 2016 Photography by: Sharyn Cairns

 

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Life According To My iPhone…

 

Man oh maaaan. Where do I even begin? This year has zoomed by at lightning speed and I have no idea how the heck it’s already May?! There’s way too much happening all at once between finishing a handful of client installs, LCDQ design week, Create and Cultivate, moving offices, expanding Shoppe, AND on top of that – selling our current home and getting ready to move our life into a dreamy new abode – It’s safe to say my head is spinning like crazy, but I’m somehow managing it peeps!! Someone throw me a bone ever here!

Since it’s been awhile since I’ve given you a glimpse into my crazy world through the lens of my iPhone – I thought it was time to sum it all up – Ambular style y’alllll.

I started my LCDQ week at Olive & June and holy shmoly – that place is essentially the nail salon of my dreams. I wish I lived closer so I could go in every damn day. Maybe that’s a bit over kill but I mean, I think I’d make a great nail technician too… Just sayin’.

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Then I took my perfectly pedicured feet down to Pali House in West Hollywood to get ready for the LCDQ gala. I had a “treat yo self” moment and bought these beauts by Ula Johnson for the event – I’m overly OBSESSED. If only I had a reason to wear heels more often…

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Then the morning after the LCDQ gala I participated in the Blogger Breakfast & Legends 2016 kickoff hosted by Anna Brockway, co-founder, Chairish, and Newell Turner, Editor in Chief, Hearst Design Group and Metropolitan Home. I had such a blast with all these badass bloggers – loved every dang minute of it. 

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Then - The weekend after I got invited to speak at Create & Cultivate, which was a crazy inspirational event for me!! I’m pretty sure I was the weirdo who was pinching herself all day… Just keepin’ it real with y’all.

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Here’s a quick selfie moment with Bri Emery, Emily Henderson, & Sarah Sherman Samuels. I must say – there ain’t nuttin’ better than a damn GIRL BOSS – am I right?!

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Then after all the craziness – MOTHER’S DAY. Ugh, there is just nothing better than spending the whole day with Gwennie. Talk about TRUE LOVE. Nuff. Said.

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Look at this ‘lil monkey though!!!!! But seriously, is she a fashion blogger? Nope – She is just a magical ‘lil being…

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I present to you - Our new casa!!!! We’ll be moving in this next week – I’m actually amidst packing up all our nick nacks right now. Turns out I have a lot of stuff, but I don’t want to bore you guys once again with my unhealthy hoarding problems… HA.

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Oh and what do we have here?! Well – I’m designing the kitchen of my dreams with an incredible brand over the next few months. It’s currently at the TOP SECRET phase, but I promise you it’s going to be absolutely drool worthy. I know you’re probably thinking – Amber, what is this even showing? – but, let me tell you – IT’S GOING TO BE PERFECTION!!!

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Now – please pause for a moment to look at how cute Billy is at Shoppe. That’s all. Get your scroll on…

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Next Uuuup: #ClientSecondTimesACharm’s final install + photoshoot day. I think I walked through the front door and clicked my heeled like a damn leprechaun. Speaking of leprechauns - I think one lives in this fern…

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This right here is the wine room of my dreams… errr – I mean #ClientSecondTimesACharm dreams. When I say WINE – You say PLEASE. WINE! PLEASE!

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And finally, I leave you with a picture of my good ‘ole Chucks on a b-e-a-utiful vintage rug!!

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TOP 10 // Pots & Planters

 

Woo! It’s Thursday and we are almost through the work week people! In other news, we photographed #ClientSecondTimesACharm’s casa yesterday and I am in LOVE. If you follow along on Snapchat – you probably are too! Stayed tuned for the big reveal coming at ‘cha soon. Until then, I thought I’d give a shout out to all these awesome pottery picks below! When photographing a clients home – you’ve got to show up to the party with tons of greenery – whether it’s cacti, succulents, fiddle leaf figs, pony tail palms – you can’t go wrong! There’s just something about bringing the outside in, that brightens up a home… Don’t you agree?!
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//Time to Shoppe//

As you know, Shoppe is expanding soon (If ya don’t know – now ya know!!) – but we’ve got a ton of goods goin’ on right now! We just got a TON of new prints from Alex Cave in, which I could stare at all. friggin’. day. long. Check them out below and day dream all y’all want. We used two of the Joshua Tree prints in #ClientZtotheEtotheN’s living room – how’s THAT for some major inspo?! If you’re feeling inspired – shop the prints HERE r’now!

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::Ambassador Amber Here::

That’s right – I’m a 2016 Legends Ambassador for LCDQ - NO BIG DEAL!! Okay, nevermind – it is a big deal! This is the first year that I’m involved with the LCDQ shindigs and I couldn’t be more excited to get out there and do the damn thang. I was beyond flattered when I was offered the ambassador title amongst all these incredible influencers. I’ll be live on Snapchat all next week while at the events – so be sure to follow me… My snap name is the same as my Instagram – @AmberInteriors. Plus, as always I’ll be loading you up with Insta goodness over on my Instagram - so be sure to like it up or drop me a note! If you’re in LA and would like to come check out the festivities look into next week’s schedule and register HERE!

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Check out my fellow ambassadors below:

// Justina Blakeney // Sarah Sherman Samuel // Dabito // Holly Hollingsworth Phillips // Will Taylor // Marisa Marcantonio // Orlando Soria // Anthony D’Argenzio //

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I Want To Go… Villa Palmier

So – I came across this rad little two-bedroom villa you can rent in St. Barts called Villa Palmier and well – I’m officially obsessed! I read more about this dreamy spot and found out it was renovated by a couple named Kate & Matt Holstein, who live in Aspen, Colorado. Turns out they visited the island and absolutely fell in love with it. So naturally they found a perfect piece of property with a killer view, and decided to renovate it just this last Fall. Can we pause here though…This is a DREAM of mine - I would renovate a beach shack in the Caribbean in a GD second! I love everything about Villa Palmier – They’ve got the easy-breezy, simple but elegant design vibe down. So much so – I already feel like I’m there drinking rosé in that hammock – but don’t worry, I’m still right here in the San Fernando Valley. Guess I’ll just have to add this one to the list of future travels – I have a feeling that some of you will be doing the exact same thing! Be sure to take a peek at their blog to see its full transformation…

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