New Client Roundup

It’s been a while since I gave y’all a little behind the scenes here at AID. It’s official that we are currently the most busy we have ever been with clients and as amazing as this is…and it is amazing, I always forget to keep you guys in the loop and I have so many things to update you on! What a jerk I am! Anyways, we are wrapping up some really fun projects that have been around for a few months like Client Freaking Fabulous, and Client Sandy Castles (which I have barely even told you all about..again, sorry I am a jerk!) and saying hello to a slew of new client projects. We have a few that would like to remain nameless, so I will continue with the ones that will allow me to exploit the behind the scenes of their sweet projects!

Lets begin with Client “Cool as a Cucumber”. This cute as a button family has built their dream house from the ground up. They brought me in to do all the furniture and fun stuff throughout the house. As much as I LOVE a ground up construction project..this particular one was cool because we have been able to walk in when we are still in construction, but the majority of the nitty-gritty stuff has already been taken care of. Tile has been chosen, built-ins have been designed, fireplaces, floors, electrical……its all been discussed and decisions have been made. We got to do some tweaking where necessary, but for the most part, we are in full blown decorating mode. The vibe is a relaxed modern vibe, with masculine stripes, but vintage pieces, and a light and airy feeling. It’s very close to the beach in my FAVE part of Santa Monica so the whole vibe is going to be amazing, and I am more than pleased to be working with such a lovely young family.

Client Cool as a Cucumber

Next up, Client Dream team!!  This is an actual ground up project that will be a whole lotta fun filled good times. I get to design practically the house from basically dirt!! This includes but is not limited to, tile, cabinetry, floor colors, furniture, windows, doors, exterior vibes…..all of it!!!  The best part is that the husband of this dream team is a developer who builds huge insane homes all day long, so while he is used to doing things a certain way, he is totally flexible to let us make him and his wife’s (who is amazing) dream home. I don’t have to deal with any lame-ooo contractors, I just get to work creatively with a cool family making their dreams a reality. The vibe is Eclectic, rustic, with a little bit of Moroccan, but all wrapped up in a sophisticated exterior. It’s gonna be fun, oh and let me mention there is an arcade game room!!

Client Dream Team

I would like to give this next project a double thumbs up, hence the name “Client double thumbs up” ! You know that one client that you hope to get that has the raddest taste ever, the coolest outlook on life, and is pretty chill with….well, everything??  Yeah well this is that client and y’all are going to DIE when you see the house and what we do to it. The vibe is…lets just say, the best vibe ever. Neutral, rock and roll, laid back, eclectic, simple farm house. Did you get all that? It’s gonna be good.

And last but certainly not least (well actually not last at all because we have a few more no namsies)  Client St. George! First of all, this house is GORGEOUS, and even though I am actually being hired to clean up what another designer left, it’s gonna be great!! Lots of brights with pops of color but an overall upscale beachy vibe. This sweet family also lives near the beach so we are keeping the colors cool and light, but this family isn’t afraid of a little moment of color, so expect some of this to happen!

Client St. George

These mood boards are just a quick mash up of whats happening in each, but I promise to go into more details on each soon!! Now excuse me while I scour the earth for stuff!

(all images can be found here)

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+ killer etsy +

 

It’s been a while since I scoured the fruits of the Etsy orchard.(ahem that was cheesy)

Anyways, I found some really radical and inexpensive stuff.

Check it out! 2.27

ConcreteGeometric + JenniferFlanniganart + susansimonini + MarzDesignsShop + BespokeGlassTile + amywaltz + SarahKBenning +

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Friday thoughts on things….but my real thoughts on things

3dec474fb9562ac07671bf49f848e54e It’s friday, and normally I would do a little Thoughts on Things but I have some real life thoughts on things I think we should discuss.  If you follow along on IG you would see that I proposed a question about whether or not you would support the idea if I opened up a large retail store, instead of the current apt. only small office space I have. This is not a new thought to cross my mind and quite honestly I have toyed with the idea for years.  As the Shoppe continues to grow and we continue to expand,  it’s becoming more and more clear that maybe this could be a big and ballsy move for me….but a good one.

Before I was an interior designer I worked in an interior design retail store for many years. I styled the displays and sold the products and I really enjoyed it, but the thought of being able to curate a space that would be completely my own little thought up dreamland is kinda a big flipping deal.  I have had my eye on the specific space for a long while. Funny thing about this space is I wanted it a year ago, but it was taken by another interior design showroom type place…..and I guess some personal stuff has gone on with the tenant and so I have a rare opportunity to swoop right on in. It seems a bit like a series of fortunate and unfortunate events that have led me to this moment and I am trying to listen to what my heart is saying to do. Sorry to get so emotional and deep on a blog post, but you readers have helped me get to where I am today, so your opinion matters.

What do you all think? Am I senile, have I lost the plot, did I eat paint chips as a kid????

Any insight would be every so kind!!

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TAKE IT // LEAVE IT

Here is a big fat bunch of rooms I think we should all judge the shit out of… Because that’s just fun times. So, whatchallthinkboutthese (that’s a real word)

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Top 10: Alternative Island Light Fixtures

Amber Interiors TOP10 - ALT LIGHTING

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Designer Quick Tip

Happy flippin’ friday y’all!

On my way to Mammoth and can’t wait to swim around in the sloshy stuff [aka 70 degree weather snow].

Have a great weekend lovers!

Make the Best of a Small Space

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+ Artist Spotlight: Kai Samuels-Davis +

I love me an old worldy oil painting and usually I scour the flea markets to find the perfect one. Preferably a portrait, a nude, or a sea scene…..so when I stumbled upon artist Kai Samuel-Davis I was elated. Affordable oil painting vibes to add to a galley wall is nothing but great in my book.

Check her out!

Artist Kai Samuels-Davis

Kai Samuels-Davis

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:: NOTEWORTHY :: AN ORIGINAL SHELTER ::

I swear its 80 degrees in So Cal and I have a fiery pit of Anger raging in my insides because I just want a little cold and rain…..especially since it’s February and has rained probably 3 times in 6 months. Anyways, since I am forced to start thinking about warmer climates and happy sunny shit….I figured we should all get a dose of this Spanish ocean view home in all its glory. Especially all of your east coasters currently freezing your extremities off.

Get your salvation on…..drool-worthy

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I did Some Wallpaper Y’all

For the past few months I have been working on a small line of wallpapers. I have refrained from talking about it too much because I am ridiculously  superstitious and generally insane when it comes to these things. I spend hours and hours freaking out that it’s going to be awful and everyone is gonna hate it and then in turn hate me. And then a massive email CC’ing everyone in the universe but me will be sent, telling the whole of humanity to turn its back on me and I will be banished and left alone, cold and rejected while people throw things at me from their windows as I am forced to parade down the streets with a dunce cap on…. Dramatic I know, but the struggle is real.

Anyways, that thankfully has not happened, so I am now ready to officially talk all about it!!!

The whole thing was a collaboration with Studio Four in New York and 2 other of my fave designers Brian Paquette and Angie Hranowsky. It’s out and available to purchase through Studio Four and eventually on Shoppe.

We were lucky enough to get out to New York for the launch and I was super impressed with the way Studio Four set up the showroom! It was a cool way to showcase all of the designs and see them on a larger scale!

FYI Brian’s is far right, Angie’s are in the middle, and mine are far left.


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Here are the names and patterns next to each. For resale, we went kind of mellow on the color schemes, but the paper can be made in custom colors…so I am dying to see Shibori in bright, bright pink!!

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Also, in super exciting news.. the wallpapers got some press in March’s House Beautiful mag!! It’s my first time being in this magazine and it’s rad and I am totally trying to play it cool…..but SQUEAL!

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Anyways, I am eager to use this paper in a project or 2.

Hope you guys like.

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Friday: thoughts on things

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1 // Since I can’t cook I have become fixated with this blog about cooking. My top fave “food blog” of the moment is A Cozy Kitchen. It’s filled with yummy recipes that although I most definitely would destroy, I can appreciate! Halibut in a papillote //

2 // I am pretty into this clutch. Anyone have it yet? Is it just as cute in person?

3 // I want to go to HERE. The Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Anyone ever been?

4 //# IDIE for these moccasins! I already own the similar style in sandals..but who cares right? More tassels the better in my book.

5 //Add these little  sonora cocktail napkin to your bar for a little POP.

6 // Apparently water is good for you, ha! I get super bored of water so THIS little citrus zinger is the answer to it all!

7 // THIS necklace with THIS fave white tee. Nuff said

8 // I started wearing earrings again, these staple studs are understated yet pretty. I love!

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