GOBBLE… GOBBLE… GOBBLE… Turkey Time is upon us.
Sometimes I wish I was a turkey, living the simple life. But then I am reminded that come Thanksgiving, nobody wants to be a turkey.
Are you guys familiar with that stomach pit feeling you get when you realize the holidays are just around the corner and you have absolutely zero time to get your house looking snazzy before every single family member or friend enters your home for some holiday fun?!?…well I am so happy to share a quick and easy way to refresh your space without wanting to pull your hair out because, seriously.. ain’t nobody got time to liven up their home especially right before the crazy holidays. If you don’t know this feeling then you are one lucky duck, but this post can still totally apply to you, so read on!
Sending off some of your favorite photos or art to be framed is a quick and effective way to refresh your home for the holiday season. You can easily use these newly framed pictures to create a gallery wall that will update and add a lot of interest to your space. Framebridge offers a really rad service where you can upload or send in your art (free of charge! woo!) and then they send it back to you beautifully framed and ready to hang. Doesn’t get any easier than that! They offer a variety of sizes and styles, but I was totally digging their Clean Collection, especially the Irvine Slim frame. Check out how Framebridge helped us update our little corner with an awesome gallery wall.
Check out this spiffy little gif showing me in action while pulling this gallery wall together.
The holidays can get a little cray cray when you don’t have the time to go out and search for the perfect gifts. Their variety of options make it easy to pick a gift for anyone, but I decided to stick with the Instagram “Mini,” because how can you say no to a tiny 5”x 5” frame displaying cool Instagram shots?!? We all know how much I love a little insta…take that and pair it with a clean white frame and it’s all over. So freakin’ good!! I wanted to give my clients a cute little gift, so I picked some of my fave Instagram photos of their house to get all framed up. Not only are they fun and unique gifts, but they are also a little more personalized, which is always a plus in my blog (get it? I have a blog…not a book). Anywayz, y’all should definitely do yo’selves a favor and also check out Framebridge for your holiday gift giving this year.
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Prints + photography via: Tessa Neustadt
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Between traveling across the country, client installs, back to back design presentations, product sourcing, and all that other cray biz and life stuff in between, I thought it was time for a ‘life according to my iPhone’ update so you can get that ever so fun glimpse into the life of a loon!
So much has gone down over the past few weeks, so I picked only the stuff I figured you guys may want to see!
Me and the #AIDSquad took a little trip to NYC to visit our new client’s home in Connecticut. We will be introducing them soon, so keep checking back ’cause you don’t want to miss this one! I mean take a look at this beauty of a house…and let’s not forget the fact that it is sitting in the middle of beautiful fall trees with falling orange leaves that we all just couldn’t seem to get over. Us LA girls ain’t used to hanging out in seasons…so what a fun time to go drive around the country side!
I have said it before, and I will say it again, I don’t like to travel without G….EVER. So I managed to make it my number one priority to get these two amazing human beings to join me in New York. They did which made the whole trip that much better.
I know I may be biased, but c’mon how freaking cute is this picture?!?
Speaking of G, It freaks me out sometimes how adult like my fast growing little 6yr old seems. She absolutely loves New York and declared this past trip that she plans on going to Parsons one day. She also told me ….and I quote “But Mama, I am not quite sure if I would like to be a fabric designer, I like clothes more”. I mean, she cracks me up but I am so enamored at how she has the insight to say this type of shit at 6…Whatever she decides.. this girl is a creative one and would make a bomb.com designer #justsayin
We took full advantage of our time in New York and did some major sourcing for our clients. It was so nice to walk into stores that LA doesn’t have and pull things for our clients that will be way more unique back on the west coast. We all came back so inspired by everything we saw during our trip.
Oh Oh, and I was SO stoked to finally go visit the fabulous showroom Zak + Fox and hang with the uber talented fella himself Zak. He might be my favorite dude on all of the east coast and I die over all of his textiles. They are all just SO good! I tried to sneak out valuable pieces of textiles, rugs, and lock myself in the sample library…but he kicked me out….fair enough, haha!
We went and visited the friendly folks at Dmitry & Co and I fell in love with everything!
We walked into a BEAUTIFUL tile showroom and y’all know I love a fab tile, especially if I can put my feet on it and snap a pic. Too bad the lady who didn’t help us at all was super rude, and treated me like crap…otherwise I would have mentioned them hear and probably bought the whole place up for our many projects going on… Oh Well, customer service was clearly dead in this store. Onwards and upwards!
We installed this little girl’s room for one of our clients and I LOVE it! I want it for myself…..like for realz!
Keep a lookout for a blog post later in the week that will show you what this little vignette is all about…
Also a quick little update on #clientradtrad and the uh-mazing paint color in their dining room.
I also have a lot of updates of #clientZtotheEtotheN. I am drooling over the tile in their bathrooms and can’t wait for this install to show the full reveal. It’s gonna be quite the Before and After!
That’s all for now folks! Hopefully we can get it together over here and be more consistent in our blog posts again. I swear we did not forget about y’all….I can just barely remember where I am at the moment. Don’t leave me!!
Love you // mean it.
hey….. Hey… HEYYYY!!!
Lily Stockman where have you been all of my life??? You are doing so much right with your art, I can’t even handle it!
For real-zies, you should all do yourselves a frickin’ favor and stalk Lily Stockman’s work like I have been doing. I’ve already started the process for you by displaying some of my top picks below, but you should totally go choose your own faves by clicking here.
Tell her you saw her work on my bloggy and maybe she will email me so we can be besties…..or something, HA!
I just spent the last week in New York soaking up every single second of the amazing crisp fall weather. Unfortunately for us LA folks, we are still smack in the middle of summer in October, and 100 degree weather is still the norm around these parts. Booooooooo!!! However I REFUSE to let that dictate my wardrobe, or spoil my fave season of the year.
Here are a few of my most recent fall accessory and clothing faves!!
Sorry about yesterday’s ghost post…we had a small glitch in our Matrix, and screwed up BIG TIME! Anyways, I hope that it was worth the wait!?
Before I let you view the goods I have to say how much I LOVED these clients. They were what us designers folks dream for Easy going, trusting, kind, a little loose with the cash, and really really good-looking! haha. No but for real-sies…I heart them. I introduce you tooooo #clientcoolasacucumber
// LIBRARY //
// LIVING //
// DINING //
// KITCHEN //
// FAMILY //
// GUEST BEDROOM //
// HENRY’S BEDROOM //
// MASTER BEDROOM //
photography via: Tessa Neustadt
I like that when you do that right thur…..#clientcoolasacucumber
Happy hump day y’all!
When we were demoing the new space, I really wanted to feel like a damn grown up with my own office…..so I did just that and created my own little creation station!
So……here, feast your eyes on where the magic happens. And by magic I really mean where the “Manic” happens.
photos via: Tessa Neustadt
Did I ever show you what the new Shoppe looked like before I got my paws on it??? WELLLLLLLL lets just say it wasn’t quite my steez. I think these may be the MOST dramatic “before and afters” I have ever done and I couldn’t be any happier with how it progressed and what it became. I stuck with my fave go-to white paint, “white” by Dunn Edwards and it really created the light and airy vibe I was hoping for.
Here is a reminder of the very different “before’s”
photos via: Tessa Neustadt
So thuuuuuurrrr ya have it! New and improved and ready to Shoppe!
If you missed it, we were in the LA times on Sunday,
And if you haven’t stopped by yet….please do so!
Our address is
23258 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas CA 91302
As you know, we are now in our new office and retail space in Calabasas and are absolutely loving it!
We had a ton of remodeling and renovating to do prior to us being able to move in, so gutting and re-designing the space was super fun. I had an easy time landing on what I wanted the theme for the main spaces to be. Because of the lack of natural light I went with white and natural wood tones in the main spaces to keep it bright and airy. I had a harder time however deciding what I wanted to do in the bathroom and kitchen. All I knew is that I wanted to change it up a little and do something a bit different that didn’t feel to removed from the rest of the space. Do I keep it white and crisp, or do I “push the boat out a bit” and break out of my comfort zone??? Well….I decided to really go for it and chose an all black earthing approach. I used my “Mali” wallpaper as the inspo and the Kohler “Purist” faucet in brushed gold as the accents and went for it!! I am kinda obsessed with what we all dub as the “Disco room.” A big thank you to Kohler for their support and sponsorship of this post!
Here is the result!
So as you can see this bathroom needed a lot of loving! Due to the new layout of our space we had to move the door to the wall directly across from the toilet. We then covered two of the walls with brick tile which were painted a glossy black and used my wallpaper for the other two walls. We picked a really cool, funky tile to use on the floor to give a little edginess to the space. Then came the amazing Kohler products. I love it all, but like I said I am totally digging their amazing Purist faucet in the vibrant moderne brushed gold. Isn’t it insanely cool?!
Purist Widespread bathroom sink faucet with low cross handles and low gooseneck spout - color: vibrant moderne brushed gold
Adjustable P-trap with tubing outlet - color: vibrant moderne brushed gold